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((PLEASE BELIEVE ME THAT ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL ARE DOING DILIGENCE ON THIS TASK.))
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Maryland police are getting help from the F-B-I and Secret Service in the hunt for the sniper killer.
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Madison Marye loses his election lawsuit. And the man wanted for questioning in the Short family murder investigation is staying put in Canada for a while.








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Cool and cloudy with a chance for some patchy drizzle later on tonight....how long will it last....I'll let you know....
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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[Marye-Seat]


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Former State Senator Madison Marye has lost his bid to stop a special election this fall.
A Montgomery County circuit court judge today threw out Marye's challenge to the redistricting plan that has cost him his seat.
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Marye's 39th Senate District is now in northern Virginia. He and some supporters tried to stop the election that's being held next month in that new district to fill the rest of his term.
They argued that voters in the OLD 39th district were losing the right to decide who would represent them for the next 14 months.
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The North Carolina man wanted for questioning in the Short family murder case has been moved to a long-term detention center in Canada as he awaits a deportation hearing sometime this week.
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Yesterday-- a detention hearing was held for 66- year old Garrison "Gary" Bowman who was arrested in Canada on an UNrelated immigration violation. During the hearing-- a judge ordered Bowman to remain in Canadian custody for another week. The judge made his decision after immigration officials argued that Bowman was a flight risk and possible danger to the public because he was wanted for questioning in the murders of three people.
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((GARY BOWMAN: ALL RIGHT I'M A SUSPECT IN THIS MURDER IN VIRGINIA OR NORTH CAROLINA AND I'M QUITE SURE WE'LL GET OT THE BOTTOM OF THIS EVENTUALLY BECAUSE I SEE HERE THAT THE PERSON HAS GIVEN FALSE INFORMATION TO THE FBI AND THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT IN NORTH CAROLINA SO THIS WE WILL GET OT THE BOTTOM OF THANK YOU.))
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During the hearing-- immigration officials stated that authorities in North Carolina and Virginia wanted to talk with Bowman about a business deal that allegedly went sour between Bowman and the Short family.
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Local investigators plan to travel to Canada to interview Bowman ... but for now that effort is stalled.
They're waiting diplomatic permission to enter the country and question him.

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While Bowman hasn't been charged in connection with the Short case, complications involving the death penalty could enter the case if he is.
Canadian Courts have been reluctant to extradite individuals who could face the death penalty here.
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Mark Drumbl (DRUM-bull) is a native of Canada and an assistant professor of law at Washington and Lee University.
Though the two countries have an extradition treaty, Drumbl says, the death penalty remains a major sticking point.
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((MARK DRUMBL/W&L ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF LAW; YOU CAN'T PREDICT THE OUTCOME OR EVEN WHETHER THESE ISSUES WILL BE LITIGATED, BUT WHAT I CAN SAY IS THAT IT IS AN ISSUE.))
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In one recent case, Canadian courts refused to extradite two Canadian citizens who were accused of capital murder in Washington, DC .. because they could face the death penalty.

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Meanwhile, Jennifer Short's relatives are preparing to receive her remains .. and making plans for her funeral.
They have set a tentative date of Friday night for visitation and Saturday at 1 o-clock for her funeral service at the Martinsville Church of God.

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Elsewhere, India says it will have NO response to rival Pakistan's latest missile test.
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Today Pakistan performed a second test of a medium-range missile in less than a week.
After the FIRST test last Friday, India responded with a missile test of its own.
Pakistan and India have been locked in a military stand- off.
U-S officials, meanwhile, have been concerned about continuing missile development sparking a new arms race in South Asia.
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It's a sign that the annual fire season has arrived in Australia--
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Bush fires have destroyed homes on the outskirts of Sydney.
More than 70 blazes in all are burning in the drought- stricken region.
Many residents are being forced to evacuate, but so far no one has been injured.
Lightning strikes over the past week are blamed for many of the fires.
But fire officials believe those burning around Sydney were either accidentally or deliberately set.
The bush fire season officially began a week ago, and lasts until February.
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In business news today, a Southside furniture company hopes a major acquisition will help it diversify and grow.

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Hooker Furniture is purchasing Bradington-Young .. a North Carolina upholstery producer.
It's the largest such purchase in Hooker's 78-year history. The company will use the acquisition to move into the leather seating market.
Hooker is headquartered in Martinsville and also has plants in Roanoke and North Carolina.
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U-S Airways is cutting more jobs this fall .. 642 in all.
And that's in addition to the 14-hundred layoffs announced earlier this year after the airline filed for bankruptcy protection.
The latest cuts will be confined to the fleet and customer service sectors.
They'll be felt mostly at the airline's hubs in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Charlotte.
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A bomb threat at school leads to a student's arrest. The details are still ahead.
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And investigators know WHERE a high school student was murdered, but they don't know much else. That story is next.
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Police search for clues in the Washington area serial shootings, but there is NO clear pattern.
All of the victims, so far, had been going about ordinary activities. Aleen Sirgany is at the police command center in Rockville, Maryland.
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IT'S ANOTHER TENSE, FEARFUL, DAY IN SUBURBAN MARYLAND. SCHOOLS ARE OPEN DESPITE YESTERDAY'S SHOOTING.

SOT: CHIEF CHARLES MOOSE/MONTGOMERY COUNTY POLICE

"I WOULD LIKE TO THINK I HAVE THE WORDS TO KEEP PEOPLE CALM, BUT I AM NOT SURE THAT I DO."
MANY PARENTS ESCORTED THEIR KIDS TO CLASS. STORE KEEPERS AT MALLS SAY FEWER PEOPLE ARE OUT AND ABOUT.

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"WE'VE GOT MASSIVE POLICE PRESENCE ON THE STREETS, WE'VE GOT THIS MASSIVE MANHUNT GOING ON AND WE ARE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN TO CATCH HIM."
WHILE INVESTIGATORS DON'T APPEAR TO HAVE ANY SOLID LEADS...THEY ARE RALLYING RESIDENTS.

SOT: MOOSE AGAIN

"WE ARE ASKING PEOPLE TO LOOK FOR THINGS THAT MIGHT BE OUT OF PLACE, PEOPLE SPENDING LONG PERIODS OF TIME SITTING A VEHICLE."
MONDAY MARKED THE FIRST TIME A CHILD WAS ATTACKED, A 13 YEAR OLD BOY WHO IS RECOVERING FROM A GUN SHOT WOUND TO THE CHEST. BEFORE THAT, THE ROVING SNIPER KILLED SIX OTHERS AND WOUNDED A VIRGINIA WOMAN. ))


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War games turned dangerous today in Kuwait.
U-S officials say two un- identified attackers shot and killed a U-S Marine today.
A second American was injured in the incident.
Authorities say the two attackers were killed by U-S forces.
More than a thousand U-S Marines and Navy sailors are taking part in an exercise with the Kuwaiti military.
U-S officials say the games are routine -- and are NOT part of any preparations for war with Iraq.

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Grayson County authorities are looking to question anyone they can .. in hopes of learning who killed a high school student this past weekend.
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Brandon Kyle Billings was a senior at Galax High School and played tackle for the school's football team.
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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.
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[TAKE FS Phone Number 100ESSC]
If you have any information that could help with the investigation, you're asked to call the Grayson County Sheriff's office at 276-773-3241.
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Police in Covington say a mother killed this past weekend was the victim of domestic abuse.
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The body of 24-year old Shanna Wright was discovered in her Covington
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home Saturday after the father of her on-again, off-again boyfriend suggested her family check on her. Sunday, the boyfriend, 29-year old John Matthew Beverly, Jr. of Clifton Forge was arrested for the crime. Wright's relatives says the two had recently ended what they call an "abusive" relationship, and that Wright was trying to make a go of it on her own.
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((AMANDA WRIGHT/COUSIN: SHE WAS HOPING TO GET HER LIFE STRAIGHTENED OUT...TO MAKE FOR HERSELF.))
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((SHE LEFT BEHIND A PRETTY SON, A BEAUTIFUL SON. IT'S GONNA HURT... IT'S HURTING EVERYBODY.))
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Beverly, who has a criminal history, was arraigned yesterday on a charge of first degree murder. He's being held without bond at the Alleghany Regional Jail.
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Roanoke County police say the woman found dead at the Shenandoah Homes retirement center had been sexually assaulted .. but a medical examiner has not yet determined how she died.
Meantime 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.
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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A Patrick County high school student is in trouble .. for making a bomb threat at school.
School officials say a note was found in a boys restroom right around this time yesterday.
The building was evacuated and Patrick County sheriff's deputies searched the premises with bomb-sniffing dogs. Nothing was found.
The student was arrested later in the day.

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Who'se going to fill all those new rooms? Still ahead, more hotels are set to open in Roanoke.
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And it's great pumpkin time once again .. and you'll need a lot of friends to haul away the winner.
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In case you haven't noticed .. Roanoke will soon have a lot more hotel rooms to fill.
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Construction is well underway on two hotels near the airport. While tourism officials say air travel is still down, they're marketing to convention goers and travelers within driving distance. For established hotels, the challenge is filling their rooms.
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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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Officials say there are about 6-thousand hotel rooms in the Roanoke Valley.
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Roanoke County hopes a new business relationship with a Japanese city could be the region's economic "cup of tea".
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Local leaders met yesterday with representatives of Shinshiro City, Japan at the Hotel Roanoke. 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. And Shinshiro is the home of the Yokohoma Tire Corporation - which has a plant in Salem.
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On Wall Street at Noon,

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the Dow was DOWN 83 points. Nasdaq DOWN 10 points.


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Coming up in sports... the Virginia Cavaliers are prepping to head into their A-C-C battle with Clemson...
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And one Virginia Tech football player first got his kicks in Salem--
Now he'll be put to the test in Boston. We'll tell you who gets a chance to shine....
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The San Francisco Giants are heading to the National League Championship Series .. thanks to last night's 3 to 1 victory over the Atlanta Braves.
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Barry Bonds chipped in with a solo homer that gave the Giants a 2-to-0 lead in the fourth inning. It proved to be the winning run of the series.
Russ Ortiz won the first and last games of the series. Ortiz allowed a run on four hits and four walks before leaving in the sixth inning of the clincher. The Giants hadn't won a playoff series since 1989, when they topped the Chicago Cubs. They now advance to the N-L-C-S to take on Saint Louis.
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Meanwhile, in Monday Night Football, Brett Favre threw for three touchdowns in the first half of the Green Bay Packers' 34-to-21 win over the Chicago Bears. Favre finished with 359 passing yards, including an 85-yard scoring strike to Donald Driver less than five minutes into the game.
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A former Friday Football Extra player of the week will finally be getting his kicks this weekend for the Hokies. On the field against Boston College- his main job will be kicking extra points and field goals...
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; ;00]

Nic Schmitt, the true freshman from Salem, beat out senior Jon Mollerup and freshman Brandon Pace for the right to replace Carter Warley.
He's is out indefinitely with back problems. Schmitt has been impressive ever since he stepped on campus - and in many ways he forced all of the kickers to pick up the pace this pre-season. At 6-one and 235 pounds- he's big enough to play linebacker, but he understands the importance to being mentally sound as a kicker.
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The Virginia Cavaliers are at the midway point in their schedule- as they prepare to host the Clemson Tigers this weekend. U-V-A is 4- and- 2 on the season so far-- but still faces North Carolina, Georgia Tech, Penn State, N-C State, Maryland and Virginia Tech in the upcoming weeks. Steve Mason says the key to winning their tough schedule begins this weekend with the Tigers.
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And finally this afternoon--
October's arrival traditionally brings Great Pumpkin contests all over the country.
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Over the weekend, a Minnesota man walked away with top honors at the 14th annual pumpkin competition in Iowa.


The winning pumpkin weighed in at a whopping one-thousand-83 pounds.
Pumpkin grower Jerold Johnson won 15- hundred dollars for his entry.
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Meanwhile, the second- place pumpkin weighed in at a hefty one- thousand-56 pounds.

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[Shannon on Set]
Madison Marye heads back on the farm, after a judge dismisses his lawsuit.
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At stake is where to hold the special election to replace him. A report on the outcome
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