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It'll take more skeletal evidence and more time to identify the remains found in North Carolina.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And the drought COULD wash out hunting season this year for the first time in more than 20 years.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 Sports - The Braves lose to the Giants. Former Hokie Chad Beasley is back in the NFL with the Browns.
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[VO-NAT]

And a broken bone in his neck - has ended Sterling Marlin's season and his run for the Winston Cup title.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


The effects from Lili will be felt from the Louisiana coast to western Virginia over the next 48 hours. We expect winds and some rain. We'll explain in a few minutes.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-SHot]


News 7 is next.
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The long wait for D-N-A test results grows longer.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Authorities investigating the disappearance of Jennifer Short are sending off more samples for analysis.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.
[Henry-County]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


After testing remains that were recovered in North Carolina last week, the forensic lab in Roanoke said it will need additional samples to make a finding in the Jennifer Short case.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Those samples arrived in Roanoke late this afternoon.
[Double Boxes=Keith-Shannon and JoeD/Microwave]


But as Joe Dashiell reports tonight it will probably be the end of the week before we know more.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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As soon as the state lab asked for additional remains, authorities called the Governor's Office and got a Virginia State Police helicopter in the air.
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Investigators flew to Chapel Hill, where they picked up more of the skeletal remains discovered last week in North Carolina. A little more than an hour ago- -the chopper touched down in Roanoke, carrying those remains. They were taken directly to the state lab which is barely a mile from the airport. We don't know whether forensic experts will be working on the case this evening.
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The sheriff in Rockingham County wants the I-D made as quickly as possible, so he can rule out the possibility that he may have a separate murder to investigate.
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[IN Q=Of course if]

((OF COURSE IF WE'RE LOOKING AT A SINGLE SITUATION, OUT OF RESPECT FOR THE FAMILY, I DON'T KNOW IF IT IS AT THIS TIME, IF IT DOES BECOME A SINGLE SITUATION AND THE SKELETAL REMAINS ARE IDENTIFIED AS THAT OF JENNIFER SHORT, THEN YOU'LL HAVE MULTIPLE AGENCIES WORKING ON A SINGLE FACTOR. AND HOPEFULLY THAT WILL BRING RESOLVE TO THIS CASE AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.))
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Again, experts say it'll be two or three more days before they have D-N-A results.

[Yopp]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-40 TC14:01]
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A Franklin County man convicted of felony child neglect involving his two young daughters will spend ONE year in prison.
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Charles Yopp was sentenced today on charges involving his three and six year old daughters. At an earlier hearing, Yopp admitted a door was bolted to the bottom half of a bunk bed-- trapping his three year old daughter in what prosecutors called a cage. Authorities say the family's house was also unsanitary. Both girls remain in the custody of other family members.
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[Hepatitis]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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A hepatitis scare in Virginia Beach is having some far-reaching effects across the state.
Last month a food handler at the Lone Star Steakhouse was diagnosed with Hepatitis A.. it's the same restaurant where dozens of rescue squad volunteers ate while they were in town for a convention.
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[VO-NAT]
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Now those volunteers are being asked to contact their local health departments to see whether they need immunization shots.
But officials say there's no risk if those rescue squad members continue to answer emergency calls.
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((BETTY TAYLOR/LYNCHBURG HEALTH DEPT.: THERE IS NO REASON THEY COULD NOT CARRY ON THEIR NORMAL DUTIES. THEY WOULD BE NO RISK TO ANYONE ELSE. THEY WOULD ACTUALLY HAVE TO BE DIAGNOSED WITH THE HEPATITIS A VIRUS THEMSELVES IN ORDER FOR THEM TO TRANSMIT IT TO OTHER PEOPLE.))
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At least 45 people are expected to get the shots over the next two days.
Officials say symptoms usually appear within ten days to two weeks after exposure.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


A Virginia college expels its early admission program.
Find out why when News 7 at Six returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Plus Virginia is responding to the governor's call for water conservation... but he says the measures now in place may still not be enough.
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[Drought]
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Governor Mark Warner says the mandatory water restrictions he imposed five weeks ago are working.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Still, officials say that dry conditions in the state may put a damper on this year's hunting season.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-SHannon & Meghan/State Microwave;]


Meghan Muldoon joins us now from Richmond with a drought update.
Keith and Shannon, the governor says water usage is down across the state.
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And though Virginia got a close to average rainfall in September, the drought is far from over.
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Governor Warner says the mandatory water restrictions imposed on most of the state are having an impact.
Still, he admitted that some private well owners are ignoring the ban, questioning the governor's authority to control their water.
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David Paylor, the state's drought coordinator, says September's rainfall did help out but only in the short term.


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Paylor says the lack of rainfall is creating a high risk for forest fires.
He says the state is considering curtailing hunting season -- something that hasn't happened since 1981.
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The state's drought czar warns that despite the drop in water usage, Virginia isn't out of the woods yet.
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Paylor says it will take at least two years of average rainfall to get through the drought.
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He says its likely that water restrictions will remain in place for at least another year, maybe more.


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A Kentucky man is under arrest tonight... after police say he led them on a 10-mile chase.
The chase started in Blacksburg... when police say they spotted a stolen car and followed it as it headed west onto 460.
The chase ended when the car's engine failed near Pembroke.
The driver, 24-year-old Billy Gibson, was arrested and charged with grand larceny and eluding police.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A program that provides free or low cost insurance to children in Virginia is under-utilized.
The Family Access to Medical Insurance Security Plan, or FAMIS, helps families who don't qualify for Medicaid but can't afford private insurance.
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Families like the Duffys... who were so concerned about costly medical bills, they cut back their children's activities.
Their son James has chronic asthma, and has been hospitalized numerous times.
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((TINA DUFFY: I STOPPED HIM FROM PLAYING SOCCER, TOOK AWAY THEIR SKATEBOARDS OR ANYTHING THAT HE COULD GET HURT ON BECAUSE WE WERE TOO AFRAID WE'D HAVE ANOTHER THOUSAND DOLLAR BILL TO PAY))
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To get more children signed up for the program, the state has made the application process easier for families.
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((CYNDY WILLIAMS/CHILD HEALTH INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP: THEY'VE COMBINED MEDICAID AND FAMIS APPLICATIONS. SO IT'S ONE APPLICATION PROCESS AND THE DOCUMENTATION IS SO MUCH EASIER ALL YOU NEED IS INCOME VERIFICATION BASICALLY AND YOUR CHILD CAN BE ENROLLED))
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One way to sign up for the program is to attend the FAMIS Festival- - October 5th at Loudon Park from 10 am to 2-pm.


For more information you can call 8-5-7- -6-9-9-3.
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[Stocks]


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Investors followed a now-familiar pattern of locking in profits after a huge rally. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW dropped 183 points.
NASDAQ fell 26.
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Mary Washington College is the first in the state to stop accepting "early decision" applications.
Officials at the Fredericksburg school say the early-decision option puts too much pressure on students to lock in their choice of schools at an early date.
Early-decision programs have come under criticism recently in higher-education circles.

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Most golfers brag about their handicap, but even a scratch golfer doesn't have to negotiate a course like a group that hit around at the Blue Hills Golf Course today. Richard Lesko shows us why.
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((SEE THE DIFFERENCE? THAT'S STRAIGHT AS A STRING AND THAT'S WHAT WE WANT.))
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They may not be shooting for par, but these golfers are learning something about the game and life. It's all part of a program that teaches golf to the physically challenged, as well as the therapists who help them adapt to their conditions.
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((SONNY ACKERMAN/INSTRUCTOR; IT TEACHES THEM HAND AND EYE COORDINATION, TEACHES THEM BALANCE, IT GIVES THEM STRENGTH IN THEIR ARMS AND LEGS, GETS THEM OUT IN THE OPEN AIR. IT LETS THEM SEE THEY CAN DO THINGS THEY SEE PEOPLE DO ON TELEVISION.))
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Ackerman has been teaching golf to the physically challenged since he lost part of his leg 12 years ago.
He and some of the other instructors play regularly, and now they are showing others how the game can help with their rehabilitation.
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((KENNY LOVING/INSTRUCTOR; THE SATISFACTION OF WATCHING HIM HIT THE BALL, AND THE EXPRESSION ON HIS FACE WHEN HE DOES IT... IT'S 'HEY, I KNEW I COULD DO THIS. IF SOMEONE WOULD JUST SHOW ME HOW, I KNEW I COULD DO IT.'))
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This was the second year for the program in Roanoke, and was a welcome sign to people who are having to adjust to new challenges.
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((GENE RATZLAFF/DISABLED GOLFER; THIS IS A GREAT IDEA, ESPECIALLY FOR SOMEONE LIKE ME THAT'S NEW TO THIS, IT SURE GIVES ME A LOT OF ENTHUSIASM FOR WHAT I MIGHT BE ABLE TO DO IN THE FUTURE.))
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And through a game, participants say this program helps them feel like winners no matter what their score may be. Richard Lesko, News 7, Roanoke.))

[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 Sports - Sterling Marlin's season is over. The Braves fall in game one to the Giants. Former Hokie Chad Beasley is back in the NFL.
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And the Duke Blue Devils are getting ready to battle UVa right here on WDBJ-7 this Saturday.
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NASCAR's Winston Cup points race just a little more interesting. Sterling Marlin, the man who led the points race for 25 weeks this season, is now out for the rest of the season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kansas City, KS/Sunday; :00]

Marlin crashed out of this past weekend's race in Kansas and test results indicate that he has a broken vertebrae in his neck. The tests results came back today in Charlotte and they are huge disappointment for the Columbia, Tennessee native who took over the points lead after Rockingham and held on to the lead until three weeks ago. Jamie McMurray will take his place the rest of the season.
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The Braves and Giants opened up their best of five game divisional playoff series this afternoon at Turner Field with the Giants taking an 8-to-5 decision.
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[VO-NAT]
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Dusty Baker and his wildcard team would hold all the cards today. As they took an 8-to-2 lead into the 8th and it could have been worse. Barry Bonds' shot to deep center field is reeled in by Andruw Jones to save the homer give the Braves new life. In the bottom half of the frame - Gary Sheffield will yank one out of the park to cut the lead to 8-to-3 and comeback is starting to brew. Later in the 8th Javy Lopez knocked another one out - this one is a two run shot and the Braves cut the lead to 8-to-5.
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But that's it - the Giants win game one by that 8-to-5 final. Game Two is tomorrow night at 8.
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The A's and Twins are playing game two of their series at this hour. The A's ____ it __ to__ in the ___.
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Later tonight the Yankees will look to take a two games to none lead on the Angels in their best of five series.
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The defending world champion Diamondbacks have tonight off, and that's a good thing. Last night the Cardinals shelled Randy Johnson and the D-Backs 12-to-2 in Arizona. Game two is tomorrow afternoon at four with Curt Schilling taking on Chuck Finley.
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Duke will get the next opportunity to try and slow down Virginia quarterback Matt Schaub this weekend in Durham. The Blue Devils have already grabbed their most victories in four years. At 2 and 3, getting to the .500 mark seems attainable against the Cavs.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 12997] And you heard Coach Franks talk about being on TV - and indeed the game is right here on Your Hometown Station this Saturday. The Cavs will be after their fourth straight win, while Duke tries to improve its overall record to 3-and-3. Catch it right here Saturday at Noon.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 12998] And then right after the UVa-Duke game we'll head to the SEC for Georgia and Alabama. College football Saturday - right here on WDBJ-7.
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[ANCHOR=mike]
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[WRITER=twe]
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In the NFL today, Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher made a surprise move in benching quarterback Kordell Stewart in favor of former XFL star Tommy Maddox.
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[SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA/Last Sunday; :00]


Maddox hasn't started an NFL game in 10 seasons. But he came off the bench last week and led the Steelers to a come from behind win over the Browns. Maddox was 11 of 13 for 122 yards. Stewart was the Steelers MVP and a Pro Bowl selection just last season.
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[S-Beasley]


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-1999 Season; :00]

Also today, the Cleveland Browns signed rookie offensive lineman Chad Beasley to the active roster. To make room for Beasley - the Browns cut fullback R.J. Bowers.
Beasley, who was drafted by Minnesota in the seventh round this year, was waived by the Vikings on Aug. 27. The 6-foot

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