[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

They're close to making a D-N-A match, but the case of Jennifer Short still remains a mystery.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And local National Guard units started training today- -getting ready to ship out on active duty in exactly one month.

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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on the Big 7 - Baseball's playoffs open from coast to coast - Ricky Rudd was in the area today.
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[VO-NAT]

And the Martinsville Speedway and MW Windows open the door for a long lasting relationship and they extend sponsorship through the year 2004.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Tracking Lili, tracking warm weather for October and checking out our monthly almanac. We've got all that for you coming up next.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


They're still not 100 percent certain if remains found in North Carolina belong to Jennifer Short.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


But as they wait for confirmation, investigators say evidence is mounting.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Missing-Girl]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


By this time tomorrow, investigators should know for sure if the bones found in North Carolina are those of Jennifer Short.
Authorities say they expect D-N-A results sometime tomorrow afternoon.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


In the mean time, they're working to piece together all the clues they can.
[Double Boxes=Keith-Shannon and Marya/Microwave]


Marya Jones is in North Carolina tonight at the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office.
[Live=Marya Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Marya1;]
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(Rollcue:that this could be Jennifer Short. )
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[SUPER=01-Sgt. David King/Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :14 QUICK!!!]
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[SUPER=01-Capt. Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Office; :52]
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[OUT Q=outcome may not be positive.]
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[Boyd]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=khu]
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Still no cause of death, but the medical examiner has confirmed the identity of the woman found dead in Franklin County Saturday night.
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[VO-NAT]

Lori Metts Hodges Boyd was in the back seat of her burned out car
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]

in a field off Timber Ridge Road in Glade Hill. It took an additional set of dental records to positively identify the remains as those of the 37-year old mother of four. Sheriff Quint Overton says- -for now- -it's a "suspicious death," one that's still under investigation.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Autopsy results were inconclusive, the sheriff says. He expects it may be a "couple of weeks" before the lab work sheds any light on exactly how Lori Boyd died.

[Guard-duty]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=khu]
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The call-up of national guard units in this area just went from "get ready" to "get set." They'll actually "go" into active federal service NOVEMBER first. They began active duty training today.
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[SUPER=03-Nottoway/October 2001]

The four units of the 29th Infantry Division... include a headquarters company based in Lynchburg, "A" Company from Charlottesville and Lynchburg and Company "B" in Lexington. Training takes place in their home armories during October. Then the troops go to Fort Bragg and who- knows- where... in the war against terrorism.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]

Field Artillery units from Danville, Martinsville, Chatham and South Boston have already been called into federal status.

[81-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Traffic on Interstate 81 in the New River Valley is tied up tonight.
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[TAKE MAP FULL]
State police say an out-of-state tractor trailer overturned this afternoon in the southbound lanes at mile marker 105 near Radford.
The driver from Mississippi was killed.
One southbound lane is open, but State police are reporting a serious back-up that could last several hours.
They suggest Southbound traffic detour onto Route-11 at exit 114 and get back on the interstate at exit 98.
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[Car-Train]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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A collision between a car and a train in Campbell County killed one woman and another injured.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


State police say Bessie Yuille (yool) was crossing the tracks on Billy Lane just south of Rustburg and apparently never saw the train bearing down on her.
The northbound Norfolk Southern locomotive was traveling about 35 miles per hour when it struck Yuille's car broadside, pushing it 150 yards down the track.
Yuille was killed instantly.. her passenger, 54-year-old Louise Blair, suffered minor injuries.
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[Daycare-Closing]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A child care center in Botetourt County is suddenly closing and leaving parents without care for their kids.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

Officials at the Train-'Em Up program at Valley Christian Center say they had no choice but to close when three of their five teachers walked out. The church is planning a move to Roanoke... but parents like Dale Poff say they were guaranteed child care services until late Fall.
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((DALE POFF/PARENT; WE WERE TOLD LAST NIGHT THAT THE CHILDREN WOULD STILL BE TAKEN CARE OF UNTIL THE END OF NOVEMBER AND THEN WE GET A PHONE CALL TODAY SAYING ALL THE WORKERS WALKED OUT OF THE BUILDING AND THEY HAD NO WAY TO TAKE CARE OF OUR CHILDREN.))
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[VO-NAT]

Poff says the teachers walked out because of a disagreement over severance while the Church's associate pastor says he fully expected them to stay on until November. About 70 children attended daycare and an after school program at the site.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


More fans at Lane Stadium means more cars in Blacksburg on game day.
Next on News 7 at Six, find why a battle's brewing over parking and private property.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Plus Jerry Falwell settles a dispute with the state that will allow this land to become a new church.
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[Game-Parking]
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Hokie-fever has forced the town of Blacksburg to re-examine its zoning laws.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Officials say a number of residents have been allowing fans to park on their lawns during home-games, but, parking on grass is a zoning violation.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Myranda & Shannon-Keith/Microwave;]


New River Valley Bureau Chief Myranda Stephens joins us now with more.
Keith and Shannon, police say complaints about people parking on lawns have escalated this year...with the expansion of Lane Stadium.
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[SUPER=@Myranda1;]
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And that leaves the town with two choices--either taking further steps to enforce the ordinance or change it altogther.
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((It's the old catch-22. Blacksburg officials say they want to enforce the grass ordinance, but, they just don't have the resources to do it.
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[RUNS :15] ((WILLIAM BROWN/BLACKSBURG POLICE CHIEF: WE HAVE PARTIES, WE HAVE FIGHTS, WE HAVE DRUNKS, WE HAVE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS...AND SOMETIMES JUST IN THOSE THINGS, OUR RESPONSE IS DELAYED BECAUSE WE'RE SO OVERWHELMED ON GAME DAY)) Right now, the town says it has two ways to enforce the ordinance--through limited enforcement, where action is taken after the first warning...or through no enforcement, where action is taken only when the violations are recurrent. But, Brown says he thinks the ordinance is too strict...and the town should just change it.
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[RUNS :18] ((AN INDIVIDUAL WHO WANTED TO PULL HIS CAR ON THE LAWN AND WAX HIS OR HER VEHICLE UNDER THE SHADE TREE ON THE LAWN...WOULD TECHNICALLY BE IN VIOLATION OF OUR ZONING ORDINANCE AND I DON'T THINK THAT'S THE INTENT OF THE ZONING ORDINANCE 39:45)) For now, the town says it will keep the ordinance as is, but, says it may re-visit the issue later in the year. Until then, Brown says his department will do what it can to enforce it, but, it won't be at the top of their list.))
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Now, that's not to say Blacksburg police is taking a lax approach to resolving the problem.
But, Brown says he thinks the general public would rather they...
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Myranda /Microwave;]


address the public danger issues that come on game-day than parking.

[Crouch]


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A Buchanan man pleaded no contest in Botetourt County court today to charges stemming from a fatal auto accident.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fincastle;]

19-year-old John Perry Crouch entered into a plea agreement for driving under the influence and involuntary manslaughter. State police say Crouch was driving on Route-43 in April when he ran of the road and hit a tree. His passenger, 26-year-old Joseph Daren Wood of Natural Bridge, died at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. The prosecution says Crouch admitted he had been drinking and that his blood alcohol tested above the legal limit. Sentencing is set for January 23rd. Crouch faces up to 10-years in jail for the involuntary manslaughter charge.
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[Falwell]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The Reverend Jerry Falwell has ended his challenge of an 18th-century law that limited how much land a church can own.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape]


Falwell had sued the state over the land restrictions and a law prohibiting churches from incorporating.
The incorporation ban was struck down in April and today both sides agreed the land limits did "not" apply to incorporated churches.
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[SOT 9:57:14]
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((JERRY FALWELL JR./TRBC ATTORNEY: THIS GETS US 99 PERCENT OF WHAT WE WANTED. IT IS UNFORTUNATE THAT UNINCORPORATED CHURCHES WILL STILL HAVE TO OPERATE UNDER THESE RESTRICTIONS, BUT SOMEBODY ELSE WILL HAVE TO FIGHT THAT BATTLE.))
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[VO-NAT]


Falwell had sought to overturn the law so he could start construction on a new 12-thousand seat sanctuary on Candlers Mountain.
Officials say with the lawsuit settled, fundraising for that project will get underway immediately.
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[Stocks]


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Investors opened a new month and and another quarter with a shopping spree on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=440-x/346.86/7938.79/x/41.70/1213.75;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW climbed 347 points.
NASDAQ gained 42.
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[L'burg-Girl]


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Police in Lynchburg are looking for a nine-year-old girl who turned up missing about three hours ago.
Dominique Elizabeth Womack was last seen near Payne Elementary School at 12th and Floyd Streets.
Police say she may have gotten into a black vehicle in that area.
Womack is white, about 4 feet 6 inches tall. She has blonde hair in a pony tail. She was wearing a green dres with flowers and a green shawl.
Police ask anyone who may have seen her to call 9-1-1.

[Medicaid-fraud]


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Virginia is cracking down on Medicaid fraud.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Attorney General Jerry Kilgore today said the state recovered a record 12 million dollars in fraudulent Medicaid payments last year.
The previous record was two-and-a-half million dollars.
After the federal government takes its cut, eight million dollars will be returned to Virginia's Medicaid program.


Kilgore attributed the increase to the hard work of his Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and state and federal law enforcement agents.
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[SOT 13:07:52]

((ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY KILGORE: IT SENDS A CLEAR MESSAGE TO THOSE WHO WOULD TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR SYSTEM THAT EXISTS SOLELY TO HELP THOSE FACING ILLNESS AND SUFFERING THAT THIS GROUP IS GOING TO HUNT THEM DOWN, PROSECUTE THEM AND RECOVER THE STOLEN TAX MONEY AND IN MOST CASES SEND THEM TO PRISON.))
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[VO-NAT]


In the past year, the state's Medicaid fraud unit convicted 18 people, including two in Roanoke, for health care fraud.
Kilgore says most of the fraud occurs when health care providers either over-bill or charge for services that were never provided.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Coming up tonight on the Big 7 - the divisional series in thebig leagues are underway. The Hokies lose a hoop recruit to the Eers!
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[VO-NAT]

And Ricky Rudd was in the area today - we'll talk to him about his bumpy season and about how they've taken the bumps out of the corners at the Martinsville Speedway.
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[S-Rudd]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The Winston Cup stars hope to weather the storm that Hurricane Lili may potentially bring to the mainland this weekend as they roll into Talladega, Alabama.
[GRAPHIC=RUDD]

One person who is storm tested is Ricky Rudd. He has been through the ringer this season with his race team having suffered a black eye at the hand of a teammate and having persevered to be tenth in the points race - 282 points out of first - with 7 events to go in the season.
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[OUT Q=...A LITTLE POLISHING."]
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[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]

Rudd was in Rocky Mount today as part of the Winner's Circle program with the Martinsville Speedway. He dropped by MW Windows - which announced that it is extending its sponsorship of pole day festivities at the track through the 2004 race season.
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]

Before heading to "The Mount" Rudd got a look at the how the concrete corners at the Martinsville Speedway have been smoothed out for the October 20th Cup race.
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[OUT Q=...like it's been resurfaced."]

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The Major League Baseball divisional series opened this afternoon. The Twins and A's are playing game one of their best of five series at this hour. Right now the A's lead it 5 to 4 in the 6th.
[GRAPHIC=YANKEES/ANGELS]

Tonight the other American League divisional series opens with the Yankees hosting the Anaheim Angels. Thirteen-game winner Roger Clemens starts for the Yankees while eighteen-game winner Jarrod Washburn goes for the Angels.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The late game tonight is from the National League as the defending world champion Diamondbacks send Randy Johnson to the hill to battle Matt Morris and Cardinals in game one.
[GRAPHIC=BRAVES/GIANTS]

The Braves and Giants open up their series tomorrow afternoon at one o'clock in Atlanta. Tom Glavine will start game one for the Braves.

[S-Valentine]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[GO TO ENG#!!!!!!!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-MLB; :00]

Everyone in the Big Apple is not having a such a happy day. Mets skipper Bobby Valentine was fired this afternoon. He was in the second year of his three year deal, but the Mets finished dead last in the NL East this season - the team's first last place finish since 1993.
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[S-Hoops]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The Virginia Tech basketball team has suffered a slight setback as one of the team's most coveted recruits Brad Byerson has announced that he is heading to West Virginia. The six foot nine inch prep star from Richmond's Thomas Dale high school picked the Mountaineers over the Hokies, South Carolina, Dayton, and Rhode Island.

He visited WVU this past weekend. Last year he was a second team Group Three A all-state performer.[S-WDBJ]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Already, the stage is set for college football on Your Hometown Station this coming weekend.
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[PINNACLE 12997] Saturday at Noon we're headed to Durham as UVa tries to win its fourth straight game against the Duke Blue Devils. Virginia is a 12 and half point favorite at this stage of the week.
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[PINNACLE 12998] And right after that one wraps up we're headed to the SEC as the Georgia Bulldogs takes on the Crimson Tide of Alabama. Both games Saturday - right here on WDBJ-7.
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[TALENT=MIKE]
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And Sunday -the Dolphins and Patriots play right here on Your Hometown Station at one.

[Almanac]


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September has turned out to be a very active month with lots of tropical rain. Can we keep the trend going in October? Only time will tell, but for now we can check in with meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner for almanac numbers we can count on.
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[Update]
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[TAPE#=]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Police in Lynchburg have just found the girl reported missing a few hours ago.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Officers say Dominique Elizabeth Womack is O-K. We'll have more tonight on News 7 at Eleven.