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It WAS Jennifer Short they found in North Carolina. We've got the announcement and reaction to it.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And the prospect of a strike looms at the Radford Arsenal if a new contract is rejected by union workers.
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[Sports-head]


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In sports, UVa gears up for Duke in college football, Chip Sullivan's run at Kingsmill continues, qualifying is delayed
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[VO-NAT]


and the Express is scoring big so far this preseason, a chat with Mike Peron and newcomer David Silverstone.
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[WX-Head]
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Windy conditions are moving into the region compliments of Lili.....will it bring any rain...I'll have your forecast....
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


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

The seven-week search for Jennifer Short comes to an end.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

D-N-A test results deliver the difficult news.
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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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Authorities made the announcement this afternoon, after telling relatives they had identified Jennifer Short's remains.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-shot]
[Double Boxes=Keith-Shannon and JoeD/Starlink]

Tonight, Joe Dashiell is outside the Short family home in Oak Level with more on today's announcement and progress in the murder investigation.
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(Rollcue: nine year old girl who captured their hearts.)
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[Henry-County]
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Friends of the Shorts and even those who never knew Jennifer reacted to this afternoon's news with sadness.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Many people suspected today's result... but held out hope until today's news conference.
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Justin McLeod is in Henry County.
What's been the reaction there tonight?
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[Warner]


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Governor Mark Warner says his heart goes out to Jennifer Short's family and community.
Warner says he was hoping against hope that the nine-year-old would be found alive.
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He says state authorities will continue to pursue the case and do all they can to find the culprit.
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The governor also thanked Henry County Sheriff Frank Cassell, state troopers and the medical examiners for their thorough work.
He says the Commonwealth and the nation need to redouble their efforts to get the word out quickly in child abduction cases.

[Picard]


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They've arrested a suspect in the murder of a school bus driver and teacher's aide in Franklin County.
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Late last night- -sheriff's deputies served a capital murder warrant on Christopher Picard of Glade Hill. Sheriff Quint Overton says the arrest was based on evidence found at the scene of the crime,
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[VO-NAT]
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a field off Timber Ridge Road in Glade Hill. The prosecutor says Picard lives about a mile from there. The 22-year old Connecticut native has lived in the area for four or five years, according to the sheriff. Thirty-seven year old Lori Mettz Hodges Boyd was found in her car, in the back seat. The Medical examiner hasn't been able to determine HOW she died.
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[Shenandoah-Homes]


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Roanoke County police are still waiting for test results in a suspicious death.
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[VO-NAT]
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Officers found 88-year old Helen O'Dell Cadd dead in a room at Shenandoah Retirement Home yesterday afternoon.
Investigators are calling the case suspicious.
They're still waiting for the medical examiner's office to determine a cause of death.
They hope to have an answer soon.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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The internet has dozens of V-Dot employees in hot water.
Find out why when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Plus hundreds of workers in the New River Valley take their future into their own hands... as they vote on a new contract.
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[Radford-Arse]
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Hundreds of unionized workers at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant headed to the polls today...to vote on a new three-year labor agreement.
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Contract negotiations began Monday...and by Wednesday, union leaders sat down with workers to go over the tentative deal.
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New River Valley Bureau Chief Myranda Stephens tells us where things may go from here.
Keith and Shannon, the union workers had a full day to think about whether they want to accept or reject the new contract.
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If it is passed, then it will go into effect Monday.
But, if it doesn't pass, then it's right back to the bargaining table or vote to strike.
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((But, union leaders believe it won't come down to that.
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[RUNS:04] ((THE ATTITUDES OF PEOPLE TODAY ARE, THEY'RE PRETTY GOOD TODAY)) About 760-hourly union workers will be affected by the new contract. But, only 51-percent need to accept it, in order for it to pass.
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[RUNS:09] ((JIMMY COVEY/PACE LOCAL 2495: OUR NEGOTIATING COMMITTEE HAS WORKED VERY HARD FOR THE PAST COUPLE OF MONTHS ON THE ISSUES THAT THE MEMBERS REQUESTED WE HAVE LAID EVERYTIHING OUT ON THE TABLE)) The tentative agreement was reached Monday night, when the union met with its contractors, Alliant Techsystems or A-T-K. Without going into details, union leaders say the issues they brought to the table are not unique.
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[RUNS:11] ((THE MAIN ISSUE HERE IS WHAT'S ACROSS ALL OVER AMERICA, IS THIS HEALTH INSURANCE. SOMEHOW OR ANOTHER WE NEED TO COME TO A NATIONAL HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IN THIS COUNTRY.))))
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Now, the polls closed just moments ago at six-o-clock.
If the contract is rejected, talks of re-negotiations will begin...but, if those talks fail, then the union will vote to strike as early as tomorrow morning.
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If that happens this will be the union's first strike in 12-years.

[Cobo]


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A guilty plea today... the first and only one... stemming from in international cocaine cartel with ties to the Roanoke Valley.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/1998]

It's a case that dates back to Colombian drug runner Javier Cruz. He'd helped the government get the goods on more than a dozen alleged drug traffickers in the early-90's. Cruz was NOT on hand today in federal court. He jumped bond before he could be sentenced.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Ivan Paz Cobo pled guilty today to a single count of money laundering, acknowledging multiple trips to New York to deliver hundreds of thousand of dollars in cash. All those indicted along with him six and a half years ago remain at large.

[VDOT]


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Surfing the net at work is costing some state employees their jobs.
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The Virginia Department of Transportation has disciplined close to 90 employees for gross Internet abuse.
Fifteen workers, all men, were fired for accessing pornographic web sites with taxpayer-supplied computers.
More than sixty employees have been suspended for two weeks without pay for spending more than two hours a day online for purposes unrelated to work.
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A few workers in VDOT's Salem district office were among those disciplined.
In addition to porn sites, employees were viewing sports, shopping and motorcycle sites.
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[Stocks]


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Another round of bad news sent the major market averages to their sixth straight losing week. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW tumbled 189 points.
NASDAQ fell 26.
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[Dino-Napper]
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Martinsville Police are working an unusual case.
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They're looking for the dino napper.
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[VO-NAT]
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Someone stole the fiberglass dinosaur called Dino McSporran sometime last Friday night into Saturday morning.
The dinosaur was painted red plaid and was located on Bridge Street in Uptown Martinsville.
The Piedmont Arts Association, which sponsors the dinos on parade exhibit, believes it took two people to remove the dinosaur.
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((TOY COBBE/PIEDMONT ARTS ASSOCIATION: I THINK THERE HAD TO BE SOME PLANNING INVOLVED BECAUSE THE DINOSAURS WEIGH ENOUGH THAT THEY NEEDED TWO PEOPLE AT LEAST TO LIFT IT AND THIS PARTICULAR DINOSAUR WAS BOLTED INTO THE SIDEWALK SO THEY HAD TO HAVE SOMEWAY TO REMOVE THE BOLTS.))
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[VO-NAT]


The dinosaur was scheduled to be auctioned off October 20th with proceeds benefiting the Natural History Museum.
The Piedmont Arts Association is offering a 200 dollar reward for the dinosaur's safe return.
You're urged to call Martinsville Police if you have any information on this case.
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[Sports tease]


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Qualifying at Talladega is delayed by rain, the latest on Chip Sullivan's run at the Michalob championship
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and the Virginia Cavaliers talk about playing Duke, the team that stands in the way of UVa's fourth straight win of the season.
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[S-Qualify]


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The Winston Cup cars had hoped to dodge the leftovers from "Hurricane Lili" but they weren't so lucky this afternoon as qualifying at Talladega was washed out.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Talladega, AL/Speed-NASCAR; ;00]

Heavy rains this afternoon hit the Alabama area, but track officials were able to make an effort at drying the two and a half mile oval. Finally at 5:30 eastern time they called it off It is a cancellation - and they will start Sunday's EA Sports 500 based on the points - giving Jimmie Johnson the pole.
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The baseball playoffs continue today in the American League. Right now Oakland and Minnesota are in progress and t

he A's lead the Twins 4-to-3 in the 6th inning in Game Three.
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Tonight, the Yankees and Angels resume the other AL-Division series playoff in Anaheim all tied at 1 game apiece.
The Angels might be the wild card team, but the Yankees know what they're up against.
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[S-Chip]


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The PGA Tour is in Williamsburg this weekend for the Michelob Championship and a local favorite is making the most of his opportunity.
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[GO TO PINNACLE ON CHIP SULLIVAN] Yesterday, Chip Sullivan shot a 67 to put himself in contention and today he followed it up with a 69 with five birdies and three bogeys. After two rounds he has 20 pars, 10 birdies, and just 5 bogeys. He will easily make the cut
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Williamsburg/ESPN; :00]


David Duval is tied for first with Billy Mayfair at nine under, they are the leaders in the clubhouse. Scott Hoch, who makes this nice shot from the trap, is tied for 10th with Chip Sullivan.
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[S-UVA]


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Duke and Virginia clash in an ACC battle tomorrow in Durham.
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The Cavaliers are gunning for their first four game winning streak in four seasons. But the Wahoos know Duke will not be a push over.
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[wipe to pinnacle]
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And you can catch the Duke/UVa game right here on your hometown station at noon.
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Following the Cavaliers and the Blue Devils, you can watch the Georgia/Alabama game, again, right here on WDBJ.
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[S-Glass]


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It's week number six of Friday Football Extra. E.C. Glass learned today that it accidentally used an ineligible player in three of its games this season.
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[SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra; :00]

The young man who was found to be in his 9th semester of high school played against, Heritage, Amherst and Albemarle.

Glass has reported the discrepancy to the Virginia High School League. Most likely the school will have to forfeit its wins over Albemarle and Amherst.
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[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express looks good so far this season. In two preseason exhibition games against Richmond the Express has outscored the Renegades 13 to 3.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night; :00]


In addition to the improvements in goal scoring, the Express has shown signs of toughness as well. Rookie left wing David Silverstone is only 5 foot 10 and 200 pounds, but he packs a potent punch. His fighting philosophy is simple.
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Speaking of toughness, Express center Mike Peron is back for a sixth season. Peron scored 16 goals last season and hopes staying healthy will help his scoring increase this season.
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