[VOB-Missing-Girl]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-32]
[GRAPHIC=Jennifer Short]

The family and friends of 9- year old Jennifer Short could finally get some answers later today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockingham Co., NC;]


D-N-A tests on human remains found last week in Rockingham County, North Carolina could be released later today.
Authorities say the victim appeared to have been shot in the back of the head.
Early test results also show the remains to be those of a nine year old, white female with shoulder length brown hair... leading many to believe the remains are those of the missing Henry County girl.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:22:48]
[IN Q=We've always]
[SUPER=01-Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Department;]

((WE'VE ALWAYS HOPED FOR THE DAY... NOT BE POSITIVE.))
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=NOT BE POSITIVE.]
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[VO-NAT]

Yesterday-- dive teams searched a pond near the site where the remains were found. More bones were discovered-- but they turned out NOT be human.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


As far as the D-N-A test results, investigators are expected today to first notify the family of Jennifer Short-- and then meet with the media. News 7 will pass along the latest information as soon as it is made available.

[11L'burg-Girl]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-40 TC13:10]
[GRAPHIC=None]


There is a happy ending to the story of another missing nine-year-old girl.. this one in Lynchburg.
Police feared the worst when Dominique Womack was seen getting into a car near her school yesterday afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Apparently Womack hadn't told her mother she was going to a friend's house.
Authorities asked area media to broadcast her description.. but Womack ended up returning home around 6:15.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:38:31]
[IN Q=All it was]

((TOM LAWTON/LYNCHBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT: ALL IT WAS A MISCOMMUNICATION. SHE APPARENTLY WENT HOME WITH A FRIEND OF HERS. DIDN'T TELL HER MOM WHERE SHE WAS GOING. THEY ENDED UP GOING OUT TO THE TACO BELL AND GETTING SOMETHING TO EAT, AND THEN SHE IN TURN ENDED UP WALKING HOME. SO WE PUT A LOT OF EFFORT INTO IT, WE'RE HAPPY IT TURNED OUT LIKE THIS, AND WASN'T A REAL ABDUCTION CERTAINLY.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Lawton/Lynchburg Police Department]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=real abduction certainly.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Police say the initial description led them to believe she'd been abducted by a stranger.
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[11Boyd]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-38 TC27:25]
[GRAPHIC=Lori Boyd]

Still no cause of death, but the medical examiner has confirmed the identity of the woman found dead in Franklin County Saturday night.
(------------)
[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.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


Autopsy results were inconclusive, the sheriff says. He expects it may be a "couple of weeks" before the lab work sheds any light on how Lori Boyd died.

[11Car-Train]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-33 TC1:13:33]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A collision between a car and a train in Campbell County killed one woman and injured another.
(------------)
[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 (Yool's) Yuille's car broadside, pushing it 150 yards down the track.
(Yool) Yuille was killed instantly.. her passenger, 54-year-old Louise Blair, suffered minor injuries.
(------------)



[Hurricane-Lili]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Hurrican Lili]


Louisiana residents face their SECOND evacuation in a week--
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Hurricane Lili is getting closer to the Gulf Coast.
It strengthened as it roared across Cuba and in the Gulf of Mexico.
Thousands of people have been forced from their homes.
As early as tomorrow, Lili could hit Louisiana and Texas, where a hurricane warning is in effect.
(------------)


[NJ-Race]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Today the New Jersey Supreme Court hears arguments in a case that could decide which party controls the U-S Senate.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


With the exit of Senator Robert Torricelli, Democrats are scrambling to get their new candidate in the race.
They've chosen someone who's been there before, 78- year- old former New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I look forward to this ]

((FRANK LAUTENBERG/D- FORMER NEW JERSEY SENATOR: I LOOK FORWARD TO THIS CAMPAIGN IN SOME WAYS RATHER PERVERSLY, IT WILL BE THE SHORTEST CAMPAIGN I'VE EVER BEEN ENGAGED IN. ))
[SUPER=01-Frank Lautenberg/(D) Former New Jersey Senator;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=been engaged in.]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=none]


But Republicans say it's too late to make a change, and they're asking the New Jersey state supreme court to block it.
If the court rules in favor of the Democrats, Republicans say they could take their case on to the U-S Supreme Court.


[Martha-Stewart]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


It looks like more trouble is brewing for Martha Stewart.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Sources say her broker's assistant will plead guilty today in the Imclone insider trading scandal.
He's expected to testify against Stewart, as well as others.
Prosecutors are trying to find out if Stewart was tipped off by Imclone's founder to sell nearly four- thousand of the company's shares just before the stock price plunged.
Stewart has said she did nothing wrong.
(------------)


[11Falwell]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-39]
[GRAPHIC=Jerry Falwell]


The Reverend Jerry Falwell's plan to build the biggest church in North America can move forward, now that he's settled a lawsuit against the state.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape]


Falwell had sought to overturn state laws banning churches from incorporating and owning too much land.
The incorporation ban was overturned in April, and yesterday attorneys for both sides agreed the land restrictions do "not" apply to incorporated churches.
Judge Norman Moon says he also agrees.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:56:41]
[IN Q=He said in]

((JERRY FALWELL, JR./TRBC ATTORNEY: HE SAID IN COURT THAT WOULD BE HIS RULING. HE WILL RULE THAT CHURCHES, INCORPORATED CHURCHES, THE PROPERTY RESTRICTIONS IN THE VIRGINIA CODE DO NOT APPLY TO INCORPORATED CHURCHES AND SO THAT GETS US 99 PERCENT OF WHAT WE WANTED.))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Falwell, Jr./Thomas Road Baptist Church Attorney]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=what we wanted.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Falwell Junior says fundraising for the new church will now get underway.
(------------)



[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news, Wall Street has opened the fourth quarter with a powerful rally.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=your local stocks]

((DELL COMPUTER COULD HELP KEEP THE RALLY ALIVE ON WALL STREET... AFTER THE CLOSING BELL, THE P-C MAKER SAID IT'S BUCKING THE TREND
ESS=stock to watch dell

AND THAT THIRD QUARTER PROFITS ARE ON TRACK TO BEAT WALL STREET'S ESTIMATES...IT'S ALSO LOOKING AT A 22 PERCENT RISE IN REVENUE TO MORE THAN 9-BILLION DOLLARS...

ONCAM=alexis

IT'S D-DAY FOR ANDREW FASTOW.. ENRON'S EX CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER IS EXPECTED TO TURN HIMSELF INTO THE F-B-I IN HOUSTON LATER TODAY. FASTOW, SAID TO BE THE FIANNCIAL MASTERMIND BEHIND ENRON'S COMPLEX WEB OF OFF THE BOOKS PARTNERSHIPS USED TO HIDE SOME 1 BLN DOLLARS IN DEBT FROM SHAREHOLDERS IS THE MOST PROMINENT COMPANY FIGURE TARGETED SO FAR BY THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT.
SPOOKY OCTOBER STARTED OUT LESS SCARY THAN EXPECTED...

ESS=dow/sp/nasdaq

THE DOW RACED AHEAD 346 POINTS OR MORE THAN 4 AND A HALF PERCENT... IT'S BIGGEST ONE DAY GAIN SINCE LATE JULY..
THE SP 500 ADDED 32
WHILE THE NASDAQ JUMPED 41 POINTS
ESS=gm/f/dcx

LOOKS LIKE THE RED HOT AUTO INDUSTRY MAY BE COOLING A BIT.. GM AND FORD BOTH SAW U-S SALES SLIP IN SEPTEMBER.. WHILE CHRYSLER MANAGED TO NOTCH A SALES GAIN. GM AND FORD PLAN TO EXPAND THEIR ZERO PERCENT FINANCING OFFERS ON MOST 2003 MODELS.
ESS=wmt

YOU'D NEVER KNOW TIMES WERE TOUGH LOOKING AT WALMART. IT'S PLANNING SOME AGGRESSIVE GROWTH FOR 2004.. INCLUDING OPENING 210 NEW SUPERCENTERS, UP TO 55 DISCOUNT STORES AND UP TO 45 NEW SAMS CLUBS.
TRACK ALL THE PRE MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM IN NEW YORK I'M ALEXIS CHRISTOFOROUS..))



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[5-Breast-Cancer]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=502-04 12:25:12]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health Check]

[*****ANCHOR TAG*****] In this morning's health check,
A passing grade in this program could save your life.
It's called the Breast Cancer College...a series of workshops to give women the tools they need to fight the disease.
As Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton reports, it's all part of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=This is a benign growth]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;00]
[SUPER=01-Catherine Stoll/Patient;12]
[SUPER=@Joy1;22]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Alan Henry/Breast Care Specialists of the Blue Ridge;41]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=I'm JS for News 7 Mornin'.]

((
(///// SOT /////)
[NAT SOT 36:41]
[IN Q=This is a benign growth, you had some calcifications in it]

[RUNS03]
[OUT Q=calsifications in it.]


Doctor Alan Henry sees women like Catherine Stoll every day, women concerned about breast cancer.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT34:04]
[IN Q=It was very freightening, I lost]

((CATHERINE STOLL: IT WAS VERY FRIGHTENING. I LOST A SISTER-IN-LAW TO BREAST CANCER AND I SAW WHAT SHE WENT THROUGHT IT AND IT WAS HORRIBLE)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=it was horrible]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT32:42]
[IN Q=But because of advanced technology]

((JOY SUTTON/REPORTING: BUT BECAUSE OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY WOMEN NOW HAVE MORE OPTIONS THAN EVER BEFORE IN THE TREATMENT AND DIAGNOSIS OF BREAST CANCER, OPTIONS THAT ARE LESS PAINFUL AND MINIMALLY INVASIVE)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=and mimimally invasive]


But Doctor Henry says many patients aren't informed about all those options, that's why he's came up with the idea of a Breast Cancer College.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT22:16]
[IN Q=If they make the decisions]

((IF THEY MAKE THE DECISIONS THAT ARE BEST FOR THEM. IN THE LONG RUN PEOPLE WILL DO BETTER FROM A PHYSICAL STANDPOINT. THEY'LL RECOVER BETTER. THEY'LL BE MORE SATISFIED WITH THE TREATMENT THEY RECEIVED)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=the treatment they received]


And although about 200-thousand women in this country are still diagnosed with breast cancer every year --more are surviving.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT25:15]
[IN Q=We have seen a 10 percent decline in the mortality]

((WE HAVE SEEN A 10-PERCENT DROP IN THE MORTALITY FOR BREAST CANCER. IT'S PERSISTENT IT'S QUITE REAL AND WE THINKS IT'S DO TO MULTIPLE FACTORS, EARLY DETECTION, MORE AGGRESSIVE EARLY DIAGNOSIS,AND BETTER TREATMENT MODALITIES)) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=better treatment modalities]


And doctor Henry believes the more his patients know, they better chance they have of battling the disease.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke. ))
(++++++++)
[ANCHOR=KIM]

[TAKE FS INFO BOARD 1001 ESSC]
The Breast Cancer College will be held every Tuesday in October and the first Tuesday in November at 7pm at Roanoke's Jefferson Center. The College is free and open to the public. For more information call 540-344-1444.
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[UT-Snow]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A ski resort in northern Utah is living up to its name this week--
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Snowbird Ski Resort, UT;]


Old Man Winter has already arrived at the Snowbird Ski Resort.
Heavy snow fell in the mountains near Salt Lake City yesterday , and more is expected to fall over the next couple of days.
While it's not enough snow for the resorts to open just yet, owners hope this winter will bring a lot of snow to the area.
That would make for happy skiers and also re- fill reservoirs hit hard by drought conditions.
(------------)



(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]


[11Game-Parking]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=02-34 TC42:38]
[SS=None]


Blacksburg officials are mulling over an ordinance that restricts parking on grass.
(-------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


Officials say a number of residents have been allowing football fans to park on their lawns during Virginia Tech home-games. But parking on grass is a zoning violation.
Police say the issue didn't really become one until this year, with the expansion of Lane Stadium.
Officials say they're left with two choices--enforce the ordinance or change it altogether.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 39:37]
[IN Q=an individual]

((WILLIAM BROWN/BLACKSBURG POLICE CHIEF: 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))
[SUPER=01-William Brown/Blacksburg Police Chief;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=zoning ordinance]
(-------------)
[VO-NAT]


The town says for now it will keep the ordinance as is, but, may re-visit the issue later in the year.
(-------------)



[11Daycare-Closing]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-28 TC1:33:21]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A Botetourt County child care center is calling it quits and leaving some working parents without a place for their children.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :16]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

Dale Poff had two kids in the Train-'Em Up program at Valley Christian Center. He says officials said the location would provide services until November. But yesterday he was told to pick up his kids because three of the five teachers walked out.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 22:24:09]
[IN Q=it was ]

((DALE POFF/PARENT; IT WAS TOLD TO ME THAT BECAUSE SOME OF THE WORKERS HAD MENTIONED ABOUT THE SEVERANCE PAY LAST NIGHT THAT THE ASSOCIATE PASTOR GOT UPSET ABOUT THAT LAST NIGHT AND THEIR WAS A DISCRETION THIS MORNING ABOUT IT.))
[SUPER=01-Dale Poff/Parent;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=MORNING ABOUT IT.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The church says it's relocating to Roanoke but that the plan was for the day care to remain open in Botetourt until November. The associate pastor says he expected the teachers to agree to the severance package offered.
(------------)



[2-11Guard-duty]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-27 TC2:05:45]
[GRAPHIC=None]


More area national guard units began active duty training yesterday.
They'll go into active federal service NOVEMBER first.

(-----------------)
[V/O-NAT SOT]
[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 will go to Fort Bragg and who- knows- where... in the war against terrorism.
(-----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]

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

[11Medicaid-fraud]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-31 TC1:12:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Medicaid fraud costs Virginia taxpayers millions of dollars a year...but the state is starting to get more of that money back.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Yesterday, Attorney General Jerry Kilgore said more than 12 million dollars in fraudulent Medicaid payments was recovered last year.
It's the most ever uncovered by the 20-year-old Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.
Eight million dollars of the recovered funds will be returned to Virginia's Medicaid program.
The rest will go to the federal government.
Officials estimate that Medicaid fraud may be costing Virginia taxpayers as much as three-hundred million dollars a year.
And Kilgore says Medicaid fraud may be on the rise.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 13:10:54-13]

((ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY KILGORE: WE'RE ALL AFRAID MORE FRAUD MAY COME BECAUSE OF TOUGH ECONOMIC TIMES. WE WANT TO SEND THE MESSAGE THAT WE HAVE A UNIT HERE THAT'S COMMITTED TO SEEKING OUT THAT FRAUD. AND SEND THE MESSAGE TO INDIVIDUALS THAT MAY WANT TO THINK ABOUT COMMITTING FRAUD IT'S BEST NOT TO GO DOWN THAT ROAD.))
[SUPER=@Kilgore]
[RUNS=:19]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Kilgore says most of the fraud occurs when health care providers either over-bill or charge for services that were never provided. (------------)