[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon]

A possible witness in the Jennifer Short case may soon be heading back to the US from Canada.
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And, the drought may be damaging many businesses but it hasn't been sour grapes for the wine industry.
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[Sports-head]


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Tonight in sports, the Texas Rangers get a new manager, the Express talks about its season opener, and
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[VO-NAT]


UVA looks for its first home win over Clemson in four years.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Tropical rains to the east and autumn winds to the west. We are in between tomorrow but it gets colder by Sunday.
More on the forecast just ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-SHot]


News 7 at Six is next.
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[VO-NAT]

Garrison Bowman, the man authorities call a "witness" in the murders of the Short family, will be expelled from Canada...
While friends and family say goodbye to Jennifer Short
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young, Keith is off tonight.

[Bowman]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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At a deportation hearing in Yellowknife, Canada, immigration officials ruled that Garrison Bowman entered the country illegally, but so far there is no deadline for him to leave the county. Also, at the hearing Bowman spoke to reporters about why he left North Carolina one day after the Shorts were found dead. We did experience some technical difficulties in transmission of the story, but we still wanted you to see what happened there today. Tracey Grayzer is in Yellowknife this evening, and has more.
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[SUPER=19-Tracey Grayzer; :00]
[SUPER=03-Yellowknife, Canada; :15]
[SUPER=02-Canadian Immigration Official; :30]
[SUPER=01-Garrison Bowman; 1:03]
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[Cassell-Bowman]


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Henry County Sheriff Frank Cassell says his investigators plan to leave Canada tomorrow afternoon.
At this point, the sheriff says they do NOT plan to interview Bowman there.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


Cassell says it will be easier to interview Bowman back on U-S soil.
He says Bowman will soon board a plane with Canadian immigration officials.
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[SUPER=01-Frank Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff;]
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[OUT Q=able to interview him.]
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When and where that will take place has yet to be determined.
Cassell says it will most likely happen next week.

[Jennifer-Short]


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As authortiies work to bring Garry Bowman back to the U-S, Jennifer Short's friends and family are preparing to say goodbye.
The Viewing for Jennifer is just getting underway at the Martinsville Church of God.
[Double Boxes=Shannon and Justin/Starlink]


Justin McLeod is outside the church tonight with more on that part of the story.
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[VA-Shooting]


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Police are investigating another fatal shooting, this one in Northern Virginia this morning.
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[VO-NAT 17:02:57]
[SUPER=03-Spotsylvania Co.]

A man was shot at a gas station in Spotsylvania County just off I-95. A state trooper was reportedly across the street from the gas station at the time of the crime. He says he heard the shot and saw the victim fall, but never saw a suspect. A gas station worker, however, says he saw a white van take off after the shooting. Witnesses at two other sniper- shootings have also reported seeing a white van. Officials say today's shooting looks similar to other sniper attacks in the area, but are not confirming it is related.
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[Warner-shooting]


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Governor Mark Warner says everything that can be done is being done to catch the killer involved in today's shooting.
The head of Virginia State Police says the agency has some leads but that, despite a massive dragnet on Interstate 95, the suspect got away.
[DOUBLE BOXES=SHannon & Meghan/State Microwave;]


Colonel Gerald Massengill briefed reporters this afternoon.
Meghan Muldoon joins us from Richmond with an update.
Colonel Massengill says law enforcement were able to move "pretty quickly" this morning to shut down all the bridges and tunnels leading from Virginia to DC and Maryland.
[LIVE= Meghan /FULL State Microwave]
[SUPER=@Meghan1]
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But at noon the order to search all white vans was lifted and the shooter remains at large.
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Head of the state police, Colonel Massengill says the investigation surrounding this morning's shooting is getting the state's full and utmost attention.
He says the level of cooperation between Virginia, Maryland and federal authorities is unprecedented but that the case presents unique challenges.
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Law enforcement is asking for the public's help but warns against developing any preconceived notions of what to look for.
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Massengill says he's fairly confident the shooter or shooters will be brought to justice but he couldn't say how long that would take.
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Massengill says there's an added police presence in Northern Virginia, especially along Interstate 95.
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When asked if the shooter may have headed south, he replied "We don't know where he went."

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon ]
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Still ahead a neighborhood grocery store won't be allowed to sell one of its most popular products.
Find out why when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus the drought claims another victim... one of the area's biggest dairy farms.
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[Dairy-Auction]


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Virginia's prolonged drought has claimed another victim...one of Bedford County's biggest dairy farm operations.
A lack of water forced the owners of LeJack Farms to sell off their dairy herd today.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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The rain, it seemed, came too late.
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((MARK LESTER/DAIRY FARMER: WE'VE HAD REALLY GOOD WATER ON THIS FARM FOR YEARS, BUT MY DAD'S EIGHTY YEARS OLD AND HE HASN'T EVER SEEN IT THIS DRY AND IT FINALLY CAUGHT UP WITH THIS ON THE SPRING.))
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So in a constant downpour, second generation dairy farmer Mark Lester was forced to watch as auctioneers sold off his dairy herd.. because he no longer could keep it supplied with water.
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((MARK LESTER/FARMER: IT'S ABOUT THE TOUGHEST THING I EVER HAD, THE TOUGHEST DECISION I EVER HAD REALLY, BUT YOU RUN OUT OF WATER, YOU'RE GOING TO DO SOMETHING.))
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Lester had been hauling water to his cows, but the daily costs, stagnant milk prices and the continuing drain on the farm's well system eventually became too much.
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His final option was to liquidate the dairy herd and the equipment.. it's a job auction companies like Ted Counts have been seeing a lot of.
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((BARRY MUSE/TED COUNTS AUCTIONS: WE'VE DONE QUITE A FEW OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS RELATED TO DROUGHT CONDITIONS AND THE PRICES YOU KNOW. IT'S COME A TIME HERE AT THIS FARM THAT THE WATER HAS BEEN A PROBLEM AND THAT'S THE REASON THEY'RE SELLING OUT TODAY.))
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((IT'S ONE OF THEM THINGS, IF THE WATER WASN'T GONE I'D STILL BE MILKING COWS TODAY.))
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Instead, Lester will keep a few beef cattle and plant some crops.. and hope to keep Mother Nature and development at bay for a few more years.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))

[Wine-Drought]


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But it's the drought that is helping the taste of another crop.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

At Roanoke County's Valhalla Vineyards - the owner says this year's grapes are intense. Debra Vascik says you can taste the difference in vintages that come from a dry or wet year. She says grape plants are able to withstand dry weather because they develop deep roots that search for ground water.


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((DEBRA VASCIK/VALHALLA VINEYARDS; THE FRUIT THE BERRY SIZE IS SMALLER BUT THAT MAKES MORE INTENSE AND CONCENTRATED FLAVOR IN THE GRAPES, FOR THE WINE INDUSTRY A DRY YEAR IS A GOOD YEAR ))
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[OUT Q=good year.]
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Vascik says her concern is with future rainfall. She says the underground water tables are low and that if the drought continues, the grape industry will suffer.
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[Stocks]


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Today's buying gave Wall Street its first winning week in seven weeks. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW climbed 316 points.
NASDAQ gained 47.
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[Sunnyside-Market]


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A battle over alcohol sales may be drying up in one Roanoke neighborhood.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;]

Virginia's alcoholic beverage control board says Sunnyside Market is allowed to sell alcohol following a suspension and payment of a fine. The store's license came into question at an administrative hearing in August. Owners faced charges of selling to underage and intoxicated persons as wells as claims that the store causes disorder in the neighborhood. But some residents at the hearing testified in favor of the market saying it operated responsibly. Under the new alcohol license, the location wuill no longer be allowed to sell 40-ounce containers of beer.
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[Tech-Budget]


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A demonstration today at Virginia Tech gives a whole new meaning to the term, student body.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Hundreds of Tech students used their bodies, literally, to send a message to Governor Mark Warner.
The students formed the question, Cut This?...in response to the Governor's decision to include higher education in his next round of state budget cuts.
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((BRIAN MONTGOMERY/STUDENT REP TO BD. OF VISITORS: WE'VE BEEN FACED WITH A NUMBER OF STATE BUDGET CUTS IN THE PAST MONTHS FROM THE STATE GOV'T WHICH HAS PLACED A SEVERE STRAIN ON OUR FACULTY, OUR STUDENTS OUR ABILITY TO FUNCTION AS A UNIVERSITY AND THOSE CUTS ARE GOING TO GET WORSE.))
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All state agencies are facing cuts of up to 15-percent.
The Governor is expected to announce Tuesday which ones WILL receive cuts and to what extent.
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[Sports tease]


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Coming up, the Cavs look for their 5th straight win tomorrow against Clemson, former Cav Patrick Kerney gets an addition to his wallet, and
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the Roanoke Express is set to open the season on the road tonight at Atlantic City.
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[S-UVA]


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Virginia and Clemson meet in Charlottesville tomorrow at noon in a key ACC match up.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Death Valley, SC/Last Season; :00]


The Cavaliers snapped a two game losing streak to the Tigers last season with an incredible 26-24 win in Death Valley. The win was Al Groh's first over a ranked opponent. This year's Tigers will challenge the Cavaliers secondary.
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[SUPER=01-Matt Schaub/1,319 Passing Yards in Six Games; :19]
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[OUT Q=......ready to play"]
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[S-Games]


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Elsewhere around the state tomorrow,VMI entertains Wofford, while James Madison hits the road for Delaware and Liberty visits Akron. In the ODAC, Ferrum welcomes Guilford to town for homecoming, Washington and Lee is at Catholic and Emory and Henry tangles with Hampden-Sydney on the road.
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[S-Kerney]


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Former Virginia Cavalier Patrick Kerney is a little richer tonight. The defensive end has signed a new deal with the Falcons that will keep him in Atlanta for the next seven seasons.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greenville, SC; :00]


It's a 40 million dollar pact for Kerney and it includes 8 and a half million dollars in signing bonus money. The deal prevents the Falcons former first round pick from becoming a free agent in March. Kerney tallied twelve sacks a year ago and has started every game since the start of the 2000 season.
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It appears that Kerney and his Falcons will be without Michael Vick Sunday against the Giants. Doug Johnson will

start under center while Vick is still nursing a shoulder sprain.[S-FFE]


[ANCHOR=travis]
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Week 7 of high school football is set to kick off around the area tonight with just a few exceptions.
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[GO TO FFE PINNACLE on POSTPONEMENTS]
The Laurel Park at Fieldale-Collinsville contest has been postponed until Saturday at 2pm because of rain. Patrick County and Martinsville will play tomorrow night at 7 at Dan Greene Stadium and the EC Glass at GW Danville game set for tonight has been rescheduled for Monday night at 6 o'clock.
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[S-Qual]


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Mother Nature is also playing havoc with the racing schedule in Charlotte this weekend. Last night's Winston Cup qualifying was suspended by rain and postponed until this morning. But wet weather again dominated the day and the field for Sunday's UAW-GM Quality 500 was set by owner points, which means that Tony Stewart and Mark Martin will start on the front row.
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[SUPER=0107-16. Ricky Craven//17. Jeff Green//18. Bobby Labonte//19. Robby Gordon//20. Kevin Harvick//;]
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[SUPER=0107-21. Dave Blaney//22. Kyle Petty//23. Jimmy Spencer//24. Terry Labonte//25. Jeremy Mayfield//;]
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[SUPER=0107-26. Johnny Benson//27. Ward Burton//28. Elliott Sadler//29. Bobby Hamilton//30. John Andretti//;]
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[SUPER=0107-31. Kenny Wallace//32. Ken Schrader//33. Todd Bodine//34. Steve Park//35. Joe Nemechek//;]
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[OC....LAST DRIVER]
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[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express opens the 2002-2003 season tonight on the road against Atlantic City. The Express enters its first game with a lot of new faces and an offense that scored 13 goals in two pre season games against Richmond.
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