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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
We'll see highs creeping into the 70s again today, the cooler weather will dominate the rest of the week.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, straight ahead.






[7-11Vigil]


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Hundreds gathered at a candle light vigil last night to reflect and pray for nine year old Jennifer Short...
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[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]

Many who gathered in Henry County were also trying to make sense of the little girl's death. It was just days ago-- skeletal remains discovered in North Carolina were determined to be those of Jennifer Short. Some held candles and cried-- while others sang and tried to absorb the words of Reverend Morris Fleisher... who urged the crowd to try to find comfort in prayer and each other.
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[IN Q=IT'S MY ]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Morris Fleisher/Pleasant Grove UMC; ]

((IT'S MY PRAYER THAT AS THESE CANDLES ARE LIT MAY THE LIGHTS OF LOVE BE ANOINTED IN OUR HEARTS THROUGH GOD'S SPIRIT FOR WE KNOW THAT JESUS CHRIST IS OUR LIGHT.))
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[OUT Q=IS OUR LIGHT.]
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The vigil was held across the street from the Short family home in Oak Level.
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[7-11Bowman]


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Meanwhile, investigators will likely travel to Canada this week as part of the Short family investigation. Authorities from Virginia and North Carolina say they'll meet later today to discuss plans to interview a man they call a "possible" witness.
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[SUPER=03-Yellowknife, Canada;]

Gary Bowman of North Carolina is being held in Yellowknife, Canada-- charged with illegally entering the country and lying to officials about his criminal record. Local investigators believe Bowman may know something about the Short murders-- so plans are being made to travel to Yellowknife where Canadian investigators have already seized Bowman's van.
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[SOT 16:27:47]
[IN Q=His official]
[SUPER=01-Randy Gurlock/Canadian Citizenship & Immigration Dir.;]

((HIS OFFICIAL STATUS IS THAT HE'S A DETAINED PERSON UNDER THE IMMIGRATION ACT... HE'S BEING INTERVIEWED BY IMMIGRATION OFFICIALS, THE OFFICER IN YELLOWKNIFE. WE WILL GATHER THE FACTS IN THIS CASE AND MAKE A DECISION ABOUT HOW TO PROCEED UNDER THE IMMIGRATION LEGISLATION PROBABLY THE NEXT STEP WILL BE A DETENTION REVIEW MONDAY OR TUESDAY AT THE LATEST.))


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[OUT Q=at the latest.]
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Bowman left North Carolina on August 16th -- the day after the Shorts were discovered dead in their home.
[SUPER=03-Rockingham Co.,NC;]

Investigators searched his property after his landlord told them Bowman threatened to kill a mobile home mover in Virginia. He left behind a map marked with the location of the Shorts' home.
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[7-11Voting]


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You have until five o'clock today to register to vote in this year's election...
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[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

Statewide, voters will decide whether the state should borrow money for parks and college building projects. Two constitutional amendments also are on the ballot. Senator John Warner is running for re-election against two independents. All eleven Virginia members of the House of Representatives are seeking re-election but only seven have opposition.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Isolated showers are possible today-- along with highs in the 60s and 70s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner is up next with the forecast, right after the news.






[45-11Covington-Murder]


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Authorities in Covington are investigating a weekend murder...
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It apparently occurred at the High Acres mobile home park. Police have been investigating the case since late Saturday night. So far, the victim's name has not been released-- nor any details on a suspect.
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[45-11Jennifer-School]


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Counselors will be on hand to help friends and classmates of Jennifer Short cope with their grief...
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[SUPER=03-Figsboro/August;]


Jennifer was a student at Figsboro Elementary School.
School officials decided Friday not to tell the students about Jennifer's death hoping instead parents would break the news.
The school system plans to have five or six grief counselors at school today.
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[IN Q=We have found]

((CHARLES PRESTON/HENRY CO. SCHOOL SYSTEM: WE HAVE FOUND ITS BETTER TO DO ONE ON ONE SIMPLY BECAUSE AT K-5 LEVEL, KINDERGARTEN MIGHT HANDLE IT HANDLE IT DIFFERENT THAN A FIFTH GRADER SO ONE ON ONE WE HAVE FOUND TO BE THE BEST PRACTICE.))
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Counselors have been available since the first day of school and officials say many students have taken advantage of that.
Since Jennifer disappeared, the school has kept her desk empty hoping Jennifer would return.
The staff plans to meet later today to decide what to do with her desk.
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[45-11Falwell]


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The Reverend Jerry Falwell is standing behind his statement that the founder of Islam was a "terrorist."
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[SUPER=04-CBS News, 60 Minutes;]

Falwell made that comment during an interview with 60- Minutes that aired on C-B-S last night.
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[IN Q=I think Mohammed]

((REV. JERRY FALWELL/THOMAS ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH: I THINK MOHAMMED WAS A TERRORIST. I'VE READ ENOUGH BY BOTH MUSLIMS AND NON-MUSLIMS, THAT HE WAS A VIOLENT MAN, A MAN OF WAR.))
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Falwell went on to say that while Jesus and Moses set the example for love, Mohammed set an "opposite example." During an interview with the Associated Press, Falwell said he was asked directly if he thought Mohammed was a terrorist and says he tried to answer honestly. However, he said it isn't something he would put in a book or sermon. A spokesman for the council on American-Islamic Relations says he's disturbed by the lack of reaction from religious leaders.
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[45-11Pepsi]


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Some are worrying that one town's gain could be two other communities' loss.
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[SUPER=03-Wytheville/August 12;]

Officials recently announced plans by the Pepsi Bottling Group to possibly build a bottling facility in Wytheville. The company has since begun site preparation work on a multi-million dollar production facility. But some are worried Wytheville's gain could affect Pepsi plants in Marion and Princeton, West Virginia. Wytheville is located roughly between the two facilities-- and Pepsi has yet to confirm whether the company will consolidate its other two plants. A spokeswoman says the company may make an announcement on consolidation by the end of the month.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
It'll finally feel like October in the next day or so.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the cool forecast details, coming up after the news.






[8-VOB-Short-Family]


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Family members of Jennifer Short are focusing their attention on putting the little girl to rest...
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[SUPER=03-Oak Level;]

Relatives visited a memorial at the Short family home yesterday. They say it is comforting that there has been such widespread community support. Jennifer's uncle says they held out hope for her safe return until the D-N-A results were released on Friday.
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[IN Q=we pretty much]

((JIM WHITEHEAD/JENNIFER'S UNCLE: WE PRETTY MUCH ACCEPTED THE FACT THROUGH DURING THE WEEK THAT IT WAS HER BUT STILL WHEN THE NEWS CAME IT WAS HEARTBREAKING AND DEVASTATING ALL THE WAY THROUGH.))
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[SUPER=03-Rockingham Co., NC;]

Since then, many people have visited the bridge in Rockingham County, North Carolina where the remains of Jennifer Short were discovered. Strangers and friends have made the area a memorial to the nine- year- old Henry County girl with flowers, letters, cards, poems and teddy bears. Family members say they are still finalizing funeral arrangements for Jennifer Short. But- we're told the wake will most likely be on Friday and the funeral on Saturday at the Martinsville Church of God.


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[8-11Henry-Leader]


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Henry County's new administrator says he's ready to get down to work.
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Benny Summerlin officially became Henry County's administrator two weeks ago.
Summerlin says he's always wanted the job but not in the way he got it.
He moved from deputy administrator to acting administrator after Sid Clower was fired in June for embezzlement.
Summerlin says one of his goals is to restore the public's trust.
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[IN Q=I think we start]

((BENNY SUMMERLIN/HENRY CO. ADMINISTRATOR: I THINK WE START BY CONDUCTING THE PUBLIC'S BUSINESS IN PUBLIC AND THAT WE HAVE GOOD PERSONNEL POLICIES AS A FOUNDATION, THAT WE HAVE PROPER PROCEDURES IN PLACE ON HOW WE CONDUCT BUSINESS AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE ARE STARTED TO DO IS REVIEW ALL OF THOSE.))
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[OUT Q=all of those]
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Summerlin recently received his master's degree in public administration from Virginia Tech.
He also grew up in the area and has worked for the county for more than twenty years.
He says he's ready to deal with the county's economic problems.
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[IN Q=We need to find]

((BENNY SUMMERLIN: WE NEED TO FIND WAYS TO SUPPORT OUR LOCAL BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY AND THAT HELP THEM GROW IN ADDITION TO ATTRACTING NEW INVESTMENT AND CREATING NEW JOBS.))
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Summerlin signed a contract for nearly three years.
He's starting at 100-thousand dollars a year, but is due for a 10- thousand dollar raise next July.
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[8-UVA-Tuition]


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The cost of tuition at the University of Virginia is going up by as much as two-hundred dollars. The university's Board of Visitors voted over the weekend to approve the tuition hike for the second semester of the current school year. The board adopted a resolution passed by its finance committee that also authorizes school officials to increase student aid to meet the higher tuition costs.

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