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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
They insist he's not a suspect, but a potential "witness" in Jennifer Short's murder. More on Gary Bowman tonight on his way to court in Canada.
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[V/O-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And who's going to stay in all those new hotel rooms being built around Roanoke?
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 Sports - the Tech 2002 report gets inside your head with a look at a new hat. UVa looks ahead to Clemson.
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And the Express trims its roster to 20 players - cutting three including Pete Gardiner.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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Our weather conditions will change quickly this week. It's already getting cooler. A discussion of what follows in just a few moments.
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News 7 at Six is next.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The investigation into the murders of Jennifer Short and her parents will take investigators to Canada...
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


They're planning to question a North Carolina man being held there about what he knows.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Bowman]
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Investigators will travel to Canada to interview a man about a possible connection to the murders of Jennifer Short and her parents.
Though authorities say he's NOT a suspect, Garrison Bowman IS a man they're interested in talking to.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Canadian authorities have been holding him on an unrelated immigration violation ... but today Bowman went before a judge to determine whether he can be detained any longer. [***CANADA MAP IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-SHannon & Marya /Pulpit;]


Marya Jones is here with the results.
Keith and Shannon,
A Canadian judge ordered Bowman held in jail for seven more days, saying that he was a flight risk and MIGHT pose a danger to the public.
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That suits investigators here just fine.
They're making plans right now to travel to Yellowknife, where Bowman is being detained, later this week.
They've wanted to interview Bowman ever since he left North Carolina... and Jennifer's remains turned up about a half mile from where he left his trailer.
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(( For now, Gary Bowman remains in jail in Yellowknife, Canada.
The 66-year-old carpenter from Rockingham County, North Carolina, is accused of entering the country illegally, driving while intoxicated and lying to Canadian officials about his criminal record.
Right now, that's ALL he's accused of.
But investigators from Henry and Rockingham County plan to pay him a visit and search his van as early as this week.
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((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF: WE'RE INTERESTED IN GETTING IT SEARCHED IF WE CAN. WE JUST WANT TO FIND OUT ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING WE CAN ABOUT GARY BOWMAN. )) [RUNS:08]
The F-B-I interviewed Bowman in August, after authorities searched his rental property the first time.
Neighbors say he left the area on August 16th-- the day after the Shorts were found shot to death in their home.
His landlord told them Bowman had threatened to kill a Virginia mobile home mover and had a map marked with a location near the Short's home.
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((CERTAINLY WHEN WE FOUND HER BODY WHERE WE DID, WE REALIZED WE NEEDED TO TAKE ANOTHER LOOK AT HIM.)) [RUNS:06]))
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[***JENNIFER SHORT IN MONITOR***]
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Authorities are making arrangements to return Jennifer Short's remains to her family so she can be buried.
Relatives have set a tentative date of Friday night for visitation and Saturday at 1:00 for her funeral service at the Martinsville Church of God.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Marya /Microwave;]


But, Keith and Shannon, we'll let you know when funeral plans are finalized.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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If Bowman becomes a suspect in the Short family murders, questions of international law could complicate his return.
Canadian authorities have been reluctant to extradite individuals who could face the death penalty in the United States.
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Mark Drumbl is an Assistant Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University.
A native of Canada and an expert on international law, Drumbl says he wouldn't be surprized if the death penalty becomes an issue in Bowman's deportation or extradition hearings.
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((I THINK IF YOU'VE GOT AN INDIVIDUAL IN CANADA WHO EITHER IS CHARGED WITH OR APPEARS IMMINENTLY TO BE CHARGED WITH CAPITAL MURDER, I THINK THAT IF THE INDIVIDUAL HAS AN ATTORNEY WHO IS WORTH HIS OR HER PAYCHECK, THAT THIS WILL BECOME AN ISSUE.))
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In the most recent case, Canadian courts refused to extradite two Canadian citizens who were accused of capital murder in Washington DCTERMS.
In that case, Drumbl says the court cited changes in international law, and ruled it was no longer constitutionall

y permissible to send individuals to the U.S. to face the death penalty.[Beverly]


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Police in Covington are investigating their second murder of the year. 24-year old Shanna Wright was found dead in her home at the High Acres trailer park Saturday. Police say it appears she was the victim of domestic abuse.
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((MELINDA CAMPBELL/AUNT: SHE HAD A GREAT... NOTHIN' GOT HER DOWN.)) [RUNS:05] [OUT Q-nothin' got her down.] Relatives say Shanna Wright was finally on the right track. She had a good job and, along with her young son, was trying to make a go of it without 29-year old John Beverly, Jr, her boyfriend of more than a year... A boyfriend with a criminal record. A boyfriend Wright's family calls "abusive".
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Beverly's father also suspected all was not blissful with the couple. He's the one who suggested Wright's family check on her at her trailer Saturday.
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((C. J. THURSTON, CHIEF, COVINGTON POLICE: WHEN THEY WENT INTO HER TRAILER...CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION.)) [RUNS:17]
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An autopsy is expected to be completed tomorrow. Currently, the cause of death is unknown. What is clear to Wright's family, however, is that the young mother was robbed of a chance to turn her life around.
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John Matthew Beverly, Jr. has served time for assault and battery and a variety of drug and weapons charges. He is being held without bond in the Alleghany Regional jail on a charge of first degree murder. The couple's 11-month old son is being cared for by relatives.

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A local high school student was found murdered yesterday... just hours after he turned 18.
Grayson County authorities are investigating what is the first homicide in the county this year.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Myranda & Keith/Microwave;]


New River Valley Bureau Chief Myranda Stephens joins us now with the details.
Keith, authorities say everyone they've talked to describes the victim...
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Brandon Kyle Billings as a good kid, who really got along with everyone.
Which makes it even harder to understand why anyone would want to kill him.
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((JERRY WILSON/GRAYSON COUNTY SHERIFF: EVERYONE WE'VE SPOKEN TO ABOUT HIM SPOKE WELL OF HIM, HE WAS A REAL NICE KID, EVERYONE LIKED HIM. SO FAR WE HAVEN'T FOUND AN ENEMY.))
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Brandon Billings was a senior at Galax High School and played tackle for the school's football team.
He was found shot in his pickup truck Sunday afternoon on Rockhouse Lane just outside of town.
Authorities say it's an area where many teenagers go to hang out, and Billings who just turned 18 Saturday, may have been there celebrating his birthday.
But, they say that doesn't lead much into the investigation.
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((JERRY WILSON/GRAYSON COUNTY SHERIFF: THERE WAS NO SIGN OF ANY DRUGS OR ALCOHOL OF ANYTHING OF THAT NATURE. NO SIGNS OF ANYONE OTHER THAN HIM.21:23))
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So far, authorities have not named any suspects, but, they are questioning anyone who may have seen Billings before he died.
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We spoke with the principal at Galax High School today and he says the school has provided counseling services to the students to help get them through this loss.
He says Billings was a great kid and will truly be missed.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Myranda & Keith/Microwave;]


Again, Keith and Shannon, authorities are asking anyone who may have information about this case to please call the Sheriff's office.

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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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New details tonight on a suspicious death at an area nursing home.
That's still ahead on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And what do Roanoke and Shinshiro Japan have in common?
Business leaders say more than you may think
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[Hotels]
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With air travel down, convention bookings slow and the entire tourism industry moving at a snails pace, you may be surprised to see new hotels being built in our area.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

But they're going up and Business Reporter Rachel Cannon takes a look at why...
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(( They seems to appear in the blink of an eye. This Main Stay Suites near the regional airport is set to open next month. For Neil Ordway, general manager at The Clarion Hotel, it's just another location looking to take a piece of the tourism pie.
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((NEIL ORDWAY/CLARION HOTEL GENERAL MANAGER; THAT'S WHAT WE'RE THINKING AND THAT'S WHAT OUR SALES DEPARTMENT IS THINKING AND WE'RE ALL POUNDING THE PAVEMENT AND GETTING CLIENTS IN.))
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Ordway says they're coming. While tourism numbers are not high, they're rising since post 9-11. Officials say Roanoke, being a smaller city and "drive to" destination helps.
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((OCTOBER LOOKS GOOD AND THE REST OF THE YEAR LOOKS GOOD AS WELL AS THE FIRST YEAR FOR 2003.))
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Hotels work together to fill rooms along with the help of Dave Kjohlhede at the tourism bureau. He says air travel remains down, but that his office continues to target conventions and travelers who would come in on the Interstate.
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((WE LOST SOME CONVENTIONS OBVIOUSLY AS A RESULT OF THE TRAGEDY OF 911 BUT CONVENTIONS ARE LONG TERM I MEAN WERE WORKING ON BIDDING CONVENTION FOR 2005, 06, 07.))
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It's the big groups that keep Roanoke's tourism industry going and while people may not realize it, officials say a busier economy all around. Additions to the approximately 6-thousand hotel rooms in the Valley may be a challenge for the tourism bureau, but also a positive investment. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Roanoke.))

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A shared cup of tea may be the start of sweet business between Roanoke County and a city in Japan...
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Local leaders met with representatives of Shinshiro City, Japan at the Hotel Roanoke today. The Japanese city is known for its production of quality green tea which is being marketed in the U-S as a product to drink, soothe and relax.
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((ELMER HODGE/ROANOKE CO. ADMINISTRATOR; GREEN TEA IS ONE OF THEIR SPECIALTY PRODUCTS AND THEY WOULD LIKE TO SELL THAT HERE BUT THERE MAY BE OTHER BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES THERE AS WELL WITH THE AGRICULTURAL DISTRICTS THAT THEY HAVE THERE.))
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Hodge says Roanoke and Shinshiro have similar scenic beauty, geography and quality of life. Shinshiro is also home of the Yokohoma Tire Corporation - which has a plant in Salem.
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Stocks tumbled for the fourth day in a row. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW lost 105 points.
NASDAQ fell 20.
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Roanoke County police say the woman found dead at the Shenandoah Homes retirement center had been sexually assaulted.
And police are looking for evidence that may tie a man arrested that night to the crime.
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Police say Helen Cadd was a night manager at the retirement center, and that she had a set of keys to the building.
The medical examiner has yet to determine how she died.
Police are holding a man from Chesapeake, Danny Ray Taylor, on a probation violation.
They've served him with a search warrant to collect hair and skin samples.
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[Tech-Visas]


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Dozens of Virginia Tech students face delays in re-entering the country because of post-September 11th border tightening.
More than 30 new undergraduates and about the same number of graduate students missed all or part of the fall semester because of delays processing re-entry visas.
The federal government has increased pressure on universities to keep immigration, State Department and law enforcement officials constantly up-to-date on all international students' status and whereabouts.

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Coming up tonight on News 7 Sports - the Virginia Cavaliers get ready for the Meat of their schedule. A kick-off time is set for the Tech-Rutgers game.
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Plus, we'll attempt to get inside the head of Tech player De Angelo Hall as we take a look at the first new innovation in head gear in some 25 years.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies open Big East conference play this Thursday night in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts against Boston College. The Hokies are just seven point favorites - enforcing the fact that they will need to be extremely sharp for the 7:30 kickoff. One Tech player in particular has been working hard all season long at keeping his head on straight.
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(( Ever since he arrived on campus folks have touting De Angelo Hall as the best cornerback to ever play in Tech uniform. Fortunately, DeAngelo brings humility to the table along with the ability to handle peer pressure. He not only has managed to avoid getting the "Big Head" but he was the first Hokie to wear the BIG HELMET - the new Riddell helmet - known as the Revolution. The first major change in head gear design in some 25 years has resulted in a much safer, but futuristic looking helmet. ((LESTER KARLIN:)) That jaw area is key to the new helmet's design. The NFL funded five years of research to look into what causes concussions. The conclusion was that 70 percent of them come from hits to the side of the helmet. The sides are more protective on the new helmet - but it takes the eye a while to get used to it. And some players have refused to wear it because they think it looks too geeky. But after weighing the increased protection and comfort against style - DeAngelo decided it was more important to maintain his IQ then strive to be GQ. ((DEANGELO:)) Currently, only 5 Tech players wear the head gear - but you are seeing the revolution more and more and the product is now even being worn by several high school players in the area. ((DEANGELO HALL:)) The helmet not only protects better - but should a head or neck injury occur it is tailor-made for emergency and medical personnel.)) ((LESTER KARLIN:))

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In two other Tech notes - the kickoff time for the Rutgers' homecoming game on October 19th has been set for one o'clock. The game will NOT be televised.
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Also, the kicking battle to replace injured Carter Warley continued at practice today. Freshman Nic Schmidt from Salem was listed as the number one kicker this afternoon. He has not kicked this season - but almost won the starting job in the preseason.
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Clemson leads the UVa series 34-6 and 1. But Steve Mason says, studying the Tigers is hardly the Cavaliers focus today.

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The Express finalized its roster this afternoon trimming it to 20 players and in the process cutting 3. Those let go include - fan favorite Pete Gardiner, fellow forward Shane Glover and defenseman Mike Tilson.
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[VO NAT CON'T]
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The Express now consists of 11 forwards, 7 defensemen and two goalies. David Silverstone - the new enforcer has earned himself a spot on the roster along with another heralded newcomer - Adam Colagiacomo. Roanoke opens the season Friday at Atlantic City.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Earlier in the newscast we showed you pictures of Gary Bowman in court in Canada.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


But what is more interesting is what he told the judge.
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