[11Missing-Girl]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-43 TC13:58]
[GRAPHIC=Jennifer Short]


Neighbors of a Rockingham County, North Carolina man say investigators have searched his rental property and interviewed them about his connection to the Jennifer Short case.
They say the man disappeared almost seven weeks ago, after the 9-year-old girl was kidnapped and her parents found dead in their home.
We're not identifying the man because investigators have not named him as a suspect.
But, as neighbors tell Marya Jones, investigators say he may be connected.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Crime scene]
[SUPER=03-Rockingham Co., NC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sam Page/Rockingham Co., NC Sheriff; :28]
[SUPER=@Marya1; :54]
[RUNS=1:08]
[OUT Q=MJN7, Rockingham Co.]

(( Crime scene tape lines this property in Rockingham County, about five miles from where a child's remains were found last week.
Authorities have been here the last four nights, searching the property and interviewing nearby residents.
Neighbors say the man who rented this land beside a vacant house left here nearly seven weeks ago in a hurry, taking his mobile home with him.
Rockingham County Sheriff Sam Page won't discuss the man's role in the investigation.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:24:58 - 16:25:08]

((SAM PAGE: WE HAVE INTERVIEWED SOME PERSONS AND WILL CONTINUE TO INTERVIEW SOME PERSONS THAT SEEM TO BE CONNECTED AS IT COMES IN .. BUT AS FAR AS IDENTIFYING ANY SPECIFIC SUSPECT FOR AN ARREST, THAT HAS NOT COME.)) [RUNS:10]
This isn't the first time investigators have zeroed in on this man.
Neighbors say after Michael and Mary Short were found dead in their home in August, authorities searched and sealed off the man's rental property.
Neighbors tell News-7 that police were interested in the man because he may have hired Michael Short to move his mobile home.
(///// SOT /////)

[SU 2:07:35 - :50] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: BOTH ROCKINGHAM AND HENRY CO. AUTHORITIES SAY THEY'RE LOOKING TO TALK TO A NUMBER OF PEOPLE ABOUT THIS CASE AND THEY WON'T DISCUSS ANY POTENTIAL WITNESSES OR SUSPECTS. THE MOST IMPORTANT THING, THEY SAY, IS IDENTIFYING THIS LITTLE GIRL. MJN7, ROCKINGHAM CO.)) [RUNS:15]))

[11Henry-County]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-36 TC54:01]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Investigators waiting for DNA test results in the Jennifer Short case will have to wait a little longer.
Yesterday, the forensic lab in Roanoke said it would need additional samples to determine if human remains recovered in North Carolina are those of the missing nine- year- old.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Late yesterday afternoon, a helicopter brought more material to Roanoke for testing.
Lab officials have told investigators they could have an answer in a couple of days.
Henry County Sheriff Frank Cassell said he is disappointed by the delay, but not discouraged.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 03:44]
[IN Q=It is a disappointment]

((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF; IT IS A DISAPPOINTMENT. IT'S PARTICULARLY ROUGH ON THE FAMILY. I HATE IT FOR THEM, AND OF COURSE, IT KIND OF SETS EVERYBODY BACK TWO DAYS, BUT THIS IS PART OF THE PROCESS.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=but this is part of the process.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Several of Jennifer Short's relatives waited for the test results at the Sheriff's office. Later they visited the site in Rockingham County, North Carolina where the remains were discovered a week ago.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Jennifer's uncle, Frank Arrington, says the family continues to hope and pray for her safe return, but he says they are also realistic about the mounting evidence that points in a different direction.

[Hurricane-Lili]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Hurricane Lili]
Hurricane Lili is about to slam into the Louisiana coast---


The head of the hurricane center says it's a "real disaster in the making."
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lafayette, LA;]


Lili promises to wreak havoc on cities all along the Gulf Coast.
Besides high winds, heavy rain, and tornados, the hurricane could also bring a massive storm surge.
A wall of water anywhere from 10 to 20- feet high could crash into New Orleans.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's catastrophic]
[SUPER=01-Walter Maestri/Emergency Management Director; QUICK!!]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=the entire city.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Hundreds of thousands of residents have left for higher ground.
Before they left, they boarded up their homes-- hoping for the best, but expecting the worst.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm expecting]
[SUPER=01-Cary Ward/Resident;]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=to poles standing.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Forecasters say Lili is a very dangerous hurricane..
(------------)
[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[SS=none]


Let's get the latest now on Hurricane Lili and what it may mean for OUR weather...

(Kim toss to Leo)[National-Guard]



[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Two Lynchburg-based National Guard units prepare for active duty today.
They'll head for Fort Pickett for processing and weapons qualification. They're members of the 116th Infantry .. and today's activities are first step toward their official mobilization and assignment next month. They'll head first for Fort Bragg, North Carolina, but beyond that, their mission or destination is not being released.


[Iraq]


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


President Bush has reached an agreement with House leaders on a resolution giving him authority to use military force against Saddam Hussein.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


A similar measure is gaining ground in the Senate.
Leaders of both parties predict the legislation will pass next week.
Many Democrats and moderate Republicans remain unhappy with the wording, preferring greater checks on the president's authority.
But Bush is likely to get his way.
(------------)


[Reid]


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


The Justice Department says despite word of a turn- around in the case, there's NO plea agreement with the so- called shoe bomber Richard Reid.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA;]


A department spokesman says Reid acted on his own in telling a judge he wanted to plead guilty to all charges.


He says the government is prepared to go to trial next month, as scheduled.
Prosecutors also oppose Reid's request to the court to drop all references to his alleged training with al-Qaida.

(------------)


[Torricelli]


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


Republicans say they're headed for the U-S Supreme Court.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Trenton, NJ;]


Yesterday a New Jersey court ruled that Democrats can replace Robert Torricelli on the ballot for Senator in November.
Former Senator Frank Lautenberg has been picked to run for the Democrats.
But Republicans say it's too late to make that change.
The race in New Jersey could decide which party controls the U-S Senate.
(------------)


[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Advanced Micro Devices is lowering its third-quarter sales outlook.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:46]
[OUT Q=your local stocks]


((ANOTHER GRIM PROFIT OUTLOOK COULD MAKE FOR ANOTHER SOUR DAY ON WALL STREET..

ESS=stock to watch AMD - sales warning

AFTER THE CLOSING BELL, ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES SAID ITS THIRD QTR SALES WILL BE MUCH LESS THAN EXPECTED AT A LEVEL OF 500 MLN DOLLARS. THE CHIPMAKER HAD EXPECTED REVENUE SLIGHTLY ABOVE 600 MLN DOLLARS.
ONCAM=alexis

AS A RESULT, AMD WILL REPORT WHAT IT CALLS A SUBSTANTIAL OPERATING LOSS.

ONCAM=alexis

WHAT THE MARKET GIVETH, THE MARKET TAKETH AWAY... AFTER TUESDAY'S IMPRESSIVE RALLY, INVESTORS CASHED IN SOME PROFITS AND SENT STOCKS LOWER...

ESS=dow

THE DOW SANK 183 POINTS

ESS=sp

THE SP 500 GAVE BACK ABOUT 20

ESS=nasdaq

AND THE NASDAQ LOST 26

ONCAM=alexis

CORPORATE SCANDALS ONCE AGAIN LITTERED WALL STREET.. MARTHA STEWART'S STOCK BROKER PLEADED GUILTY TO A MISDEMEANOR CHARGE FOR KEEPING QUIET ABOUT A POSSIBLE INSIDER TRADING SCANDAL INVOLVING THE DOMESTIC DIVA.
ESS=mso

THIS DID NOT SIT WELL WITH INVESTORS... SHARES OF MARTHA STEWART LIVING OMNIMEDIA SANK 7 PERCENT.
ONCAM=alexis

ENRON'S FORMER CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH MASTERMINDING A FRAUD THAT COST INVESTORS BILLIONS OF DOLLARS AND LED TO THE ENERGY TRADERS COLLAPSE. 40 YEAR OLD ANDREW FASTOW WAS CHARGED WITH FRAUD, MONEY LAUNDERING AND CONSPIRING TO INFLATE ENRON'S PROFITS.
THOSE LOW MORTGAGE RATES HAVE HOMEOWNERS RUNNING TO REFINANCE. ACCORDING TO THE MORTGAGE BANKERS ASSOCIATION.. APPLICATIONS FOR U-S MORTGAGES ROSE LAST WEEK TO THE HIGHEST LEVEL IN MORE THAN A DECADE OF RECORD KEEPING - AS REFINANCING SOARED TO A RECORD.
REFINANCING ACCOUNTED FOR ABOUT 77 PERCENT OF ALL MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS LAST WEEK.. HOMEOWNERS ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE LOWEST MORTGAGE RATES IN 40 YEARS.. THE AVERAGE RATE ON A 30 YR MORTGAGE THIS WEEK IS 5.84 PERCENT.
FOR MORE HEAD TO CBS.MW.COM IN NEW YORK I'M ALEXIS CHRISTOFOROUS.))


(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[11Drought]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-26 TC2:03:37]
[GRAPHIC=Drought]


The state's drought may shoot down hunting season...that's the word from Virginia's drought coordinator.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


David Paylor said the state is considering limiting or delaying the start of this year's hunting season, a move that hasn't been made since 1981.
He says the lack of rainfall has created dry conditions conducive to forest fires.
The drought coordinator says its too early to tell but that more rainfall is needed to ensure hunting season opens as scheduled.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 13:50:46-01]
[IN Q=IF THERE]
[SUPER=01-David Paylor/State Drought Coordinator]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=FOREST FIRES WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Paylor also said that the state's ban on watering lawns and washing cars is having an impact.
He says water usage in the affected areas is down about 12 to 14 percent.
(------------)



[6-Hepatitis]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-38 TC28:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]


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.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


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.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:59:38]
[IN Q=There is no]

((BETTY TAYLOR/LYNCHBURG HEALTH DEPARTMENT: 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.))
[SUPER=01-Betty Taylor/Lynchburg Health Department;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=to other people.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


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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[5-Health-Insurance]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=502-09 30:26]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health Check]


In this morning's health check,
Few families are taking advantage of a program to help children in Virginia get free or low cost health insurance. In fact, the state has returned unused money to the federal government.
As Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells us, the Family Access to Medical Insurance Security Plan or FAMIS program is designed to help working families who don't qualify for Medicaid but can't afford private insurance.

(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Jame's Duffy's parents]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=07-Jim Duffy; :12]
[SUPER=07-Tina Duffy; :31]
[SUPER=01-Cyndy Williams/Child Health Investment Partnership; :46]
[SUPER=@Joy2; 1:09]
[RUNS=1:19]
[OUT Q=for News 7 Mornin']

(( James Duffy's parents use to be afraid to let him go out and play, afraid he might get hurt , or more fearful another asthma attack would land him in the hospital.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT1:08:07]
[IN Q=It's very stressful]

((IT'S VERY STRESSFUL TO THE POINT WHERE YOU'RE ALMOST AFRAID TO LET THEM PLAY SPORTS AND DO STUFF THAT A LOT OF KIDS LIKE TO DO. BUT YOU'RE AFRAID THEY'RE GOING TO GET HURT. AND YOU KNOW YOU DON'T HAVE MEDICAL INSURANCE)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=don't have medical]


The family lost its health insurance when Tina became disabled...as result they accumulated thousand of dollars in medical bills.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT1:13:34]
[IN Q=It actually come down for a while]

((IT ACTUALLY CAME DOWN FOR A WHILE THERE BEFORE MY DISABILITY GOT STRAIGHT THAT IT WAS FOOD OR MEDICAL AND I REALLY DON'T THINK FAMILIES SHOULD HAVE CHOOSE THAT)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=have to choose that]


But now the Duffy's don't have to, James and Jennifer are enrolled in FAMIS.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT14:03:58]
[IN Q=It works according to federal guildelines]

((IT WORKS ACCORDING TO FEDERAL GUIDELINES. A FAMILY OF FOUR CAN MAKE AS MUCH AS 36,200-DOLLARS AND STILL QUALIFY FREE OR REDUCED COST HEALTH INSURANCE)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=reduced cost health insurance]


Now if Jennifer of James needs to see a doctor, it costs 6 dollars.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT1:15:00]
[IN Q=We get to pay some of it]

((WE GET TO PAY SOME OF IT SO WE CAN KEEP SOME OF OUR PRIDE.)) [RUNS04]
[OUT Q=to pay for this]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT1:09:35]
[IN Q=Saved us thousands of dollars]

((SAVED US THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS AND PIECE AND PIECE OF MIND THE BIGGEST THING)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=the biggest thing]


And now their kids can be just that, kids --without their parents worrying that they might get a few bumps and bruises along the way.))
(++++++++)
[ANCHOR=Kim]

[TAKE FS INFO BOARD 1003 ESSC]
To sign up for the program, a "FAMIS Festival" will be held on Saturday October 5th at Loudon Park from 10-a-m to 2 p-m.
For information you can call 540-857-6993.
(++++++)
(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]



[11Warner-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mark Warner]


Governor Mark Warner says he will cut his office staff by 15 percent, and may give up his own 125-thousand dollar salary, to help balance the state budget.
Though he offered no specifics on where he would cut his own office, yesterday's comments were his most specific to date on the subject.
The governor says he is also contemplating an October 15th statewide prime time telecast to detail where cuts are going to be made throughout state government.
The state is facing a nearly two-billion dollar budget shortfall.
Warner has ordered all state agencies to present him with a range of proposed cuts -- up to 15 percent of their current budgets.

[11Yopp]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-40 TC14:01]
[GRAPHIC=LEgal Scales]

A Franklin County man will spend one year in prison for felony child neglect.
(------------)
[VO-NAT 02-31 tc 29:05]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount/August 22;]

Charles Yopp was sentenced yesterday 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.
(------------)



[11Golf-Therapy]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-42 TC05:33]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Nearly fifty of the local physically challenged took a swing at adapting to their disabilities through golf.
(------------)
[VO-NAT - :15]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

It was part of the Adaptive Golf Clinic for the Physically Challenged this week at the Blue Hills Golf Course. In addition to the lessons for the patients, physical therapists and golf pros received a special lesson on how to teach the physically challenged.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - 21:42:31]
[IN Q=What we're trying to do...]

((SONNY ACKERMAN/GOLF INSTRUCTOR; WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO IS TEACH THEM TO TEACH THE PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED HOW TO SWING A GOLF CLUB. NOT THAT A LOT OF THESE PEOPLE WILL EVER PLAY, BUT IT TEACHES THEM HAND AND EYE COORDINATION, BALANCE, AND GIVES THEM STRENGTH IN THEIR ARMS AND LEGS, AND GETS THEM OUT IN THE OPEN AIR.))
[SUPER=01-Sonny Ackerman/Golf Instructor; :11]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=out in the open air.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT - :08]

This was the second year for the program, which was free to the physically disabled. Officials say the program will be back next year. (------------)