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Authorities return to the spot where Jennifer Short's body was found last Fall.
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And Saddam's sons are dead. V-M-I's Dale Davis is here with us tonight to discuss the significance of Odai and Qusai's demise.

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Tonight on News 7 Sports - We'll check in with wrestling icon Dan Gable, the first round of the women's city county.

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and we'll see what's up with the lack of girls' players at the Commonwealth Games.
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Isolated severe weather's popping up across the region with heavy downpours and gusty winds. I'll show you where it is in your forecast.[Open]
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(( WE'RE GOING TO BE FOCUSED AND WE'RE GOING TO SOLVE THIS CASE.))
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Investigators in the Short family murders take another look at a crime scene in North Carolina.
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They're back scouring the area where Jennifer Short's remains were found.
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
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And I'm Shannon Young. [Short-Murders]
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It's a crime scene that's nearly a year old.
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But it is generating a lot of renewed interest.
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Investigators are launching a massive excavation of creek bed near Madison.
That's where some of Jennifer Short's remains were found.
Marya Jones has more from Rockingham County.
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It's a lot of activity for an old crime scene.
But investigators say they're just digging deeper into a place they scoured thoroughly 10 months ago.
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(( JUST AS LIKELY AS YOU MAY FIND NOTHING, YOU'RE LIKELY TO FIND THE CLUE OR A CLUE THAT WILL ENHANCE WHAT WE ALREADY HAVE.))
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It's here along this creek bed that investigators found one-quarter of Jennifer Short's skeleton last September.
A month earlier, she was kidnapped from her home in Henry County, where her parents were found shot to death.
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((NATS: CHAINSAW.))
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Investigators say there's NO new information leading them here -- they just need to take a harder look.
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((BASICALLY WE'RE DRYING THE RIVER BASIN HERE OUT SO WE'LL HAVE A LITTLE BETTER ENVIRONMENT THAN WE'VE HAD BEFORE. WE'RE PULLING A LOT OF VEGETATION OFF THE BANKS HERE. JUST GIVES US AN ENTIRE DIFFERENT PROSPECTIVE. ))
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They're stacking sandbags, building a dam and re-routing the stream through a giant drainpipe...
So investigators can dredge the creek bed and sift through the soil for evidence.
It's a big operation with a small price tag -- all the equipment and most of the labor were donated by Henry and Rockingham County.
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[SU 10:55:05] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: INVESTIGATORS WILL SPEND ANOTHER 2 - 3 DAYS OUT HERE SEARCHING THE STREAM BED. THOUGH THEY ACKNOWLEDGE THE CHANCES OF FINDING ANYTHING RELEVANT TO THE CASE ARE LOW, THEY SAY THE SEARCH STILL SERVES A PURPOSE: REMINDING PEOPLE THAT ANY CLUES ARE STILL VALUABLE. THE REWARD IN THE CASE IS STILL 42,000 DOLLARS. MJN7, ROCKINGHAM CO., NC.))
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The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's office is investigating an apparent murder-suicide attempt in the Callands community.
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Deputies responded to Strawberry Creek Lane around 3:30 this morning, and found 44 year Leland Ann Philpott shot to death.
Her husband 47 year Benjamin Joseph Philpott was found alive, but with a single gun shot wound to his head.
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Time is up for convicted killer Bobby Wayne Swisher.
After a three-week reprieve, Swisher is scheduled to be put to death tonight by lethal injection.
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The 27-year-old was convicted six years ago of the rape and murder of 22-year-old Dawn Snyder of Stuarts Draft.
Swisher was originally scheduled to die on July 1st. He was granted a reprieve so his lawyers could pursue claims that his jury used a deficient verdict form.
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Death penalty opponents staged a protest at the State Capitol.
They say the defective verdict forms invalidate Swisher's death sentence.
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((JACK PAYDEN-TRAVERS: WHEN BOBBY SWISHER IS EXECUTED AT 9 O'CLOCK ALONG WITH HIM WILL DIE THE HOPES THAT VIRGINIA'S DEATH PENALTY SYSTEM WAS FAIR AND JUST.))
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Governor Warner says he will NOT intervene again.
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[Iraq]


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The U-S Central Command in Iraq says Saddam Hussein's sons were killed in a firefight in Iraq today.
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[Take Saddam's Sons FS] U-S forces got a tip on the whereabouts of Odai and Qusai.
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American troops surrounded the place and a lengthy gun battle ensued. When it was over four people were dead. General Ricardo Sanchez says despite the fierce fight, the bodies were still "in a condition where you could identify them.'' The identity of the other two individuals has not been revealed.
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To help us put this in perspective... Lieutenant Colonel Dale Davis is here tonight from Virginia Military Institute... just back from Morocco. [Live Interview on Set with Davis] Colonel Davis, this is clearly a major development, but how much does it matter in Iraq- -now the Saddam's been out of power for months already?
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4-H is making changes in response to events at Smith Mountain Lake. The details are just ahead.
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And we'll back underground and see what goes on under our feet can affect life above ground.
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The agency that oversees the Four-H program is making changes at Smith Mountain Lake.
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The move is a response to allegations of organized fist fights at a camp in Franklin County.
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Several volunteer counselors between the ages of 14 to 19 are accused of staging fights between campers, charging admission, and taking bets on the outcome.
Since the incidents apparently happened late at night, the Virginia Cooperative Extension is now requiring a paid staff person or the camp director to make nightly checks on all lodges.
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As for the investigation, Franklin County's Commonwealth Attorney plans to pursue charges against an unspecificed number of young people.
Cliff Hapgood is waiting to hear back from a juvenile intake officer before pursuing those charges.
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Rebecca Price's days as Craig County's commissioner of revenue are over. Price has resigned from office and has also agreed NOT to seek re-election as part of an agreement with special prosecutor Joel Branscom. Earlier, this week, she agreed to step down from office and remove her name from the ballot to avoid a felony conviction for check fraud. She also pled guilty to two lesser charges. Price will not serve any time behind bars.

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Leaders in Henry County may take legal action to force a local company to pay its bills.
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Cerxon (SERKS-on) is a technology company located in the former DuPont Factory.
County officials say the company is two months behind in paying its rent and repaying its loans.
The county attorney recently sent a letter to Cerxon demanding full and immediate payment of more than twenty thousand dollars.
Cerxon (SERKS-on) employs 25 people. The company's president Craig Roberts did not return our phone calls seeking comment.
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A team of researchers at Virginia Tech is working with the military in an effort to fight bioterrorism. Today the university was awarded a one-million dollar grant to develop a vaccine for tularemia, also known as rabbit fever. Although the disease is common in animals, scientists say it could be used as a bioterrorism agent to kill humans.


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Word of the deaths of Saddam Hussein's sons sent stocks on the rise. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The Dow climbed 62 points. Nasdaq was up more than 24.
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One of Southwest Virginia's leaders will soon be leading the state's education system.
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Former Hillsville delegate Tommy Jackson is expected to become the next president of the State Board of Education.
The election will take place tomorrow.
Jackson says having a Southwest Virginian in charge of the state's educational policies will be a tremendous benefit for the region.
Governor Mark Warner agrees.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: WE'VE HAD TWO VERY FINE PAST PRESIDENTS OF THE BOARDS THAT CAME FROM THE CITY OF RICHMOND. THE FACT THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE SOMEONE FROM THE RURAL PART OF THE STATE AND UNDERSTANDS THE CHALLENGES THAT RURAL COMMUNITIES FACE I THINK IS A VALUABLE ADDITION.))
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Jackson says helping rural areas attract and keep quality teachers will be one of his priorities.
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A plan to re-organize the School Resource Officer program isn't sitting well with at least one member of the Roanoke City School Board.
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Yesterday, City officials announced changes that would rotate more officers through the program, and limit their years of service in the schools.
School Board member Melinda Payne says that's not what the system needs right now.
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((MELINDA PAYNE/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOL BOARD: AND IF WE'VE GOT SOME ISSUES WITH DISCIPLINE, MOVING THE OFFICERS AROUND AT THIS JUNCTURE IS NOT IN THE BEST INTEREST OF OUR KIDS. I THINK WE NEED TO LEAVE THINGS THE WAY THEY ARE FOR A BIT, AND GIVE THE SCHOOLS AND THE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION A TIME TO DEAL WITH SOME ISSUES IF THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT WE NEED TO DEAL WITH.))
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City officials say the changes will strengthen the SRO program, but Payne says she is disappointed that members of the school board weren't consulted.
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With more than four thousand caves in Virginia, it's likely there's one right under your feet. Even if you don't have a desire to explore the underground world, your health may be related to what goes into caves.

NEWS 7's Richard Lesko has more on efforts to preserve a dangerous, but delicate ecosystem.
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(( For people who haven't experienced an environment that looks out of this world, caves may seem as foreign as the moon. But the delicate underworld does have a close relationship with what goes on above ground, so cavers say it's no place for discarded chemicals, tires or other trash.
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While these cavers explore and have fun, they want to limit the disturbance they make.
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That means trying to minimize the damage, particularly the exotic shapes that form on the walls. Flowstone, draperies, and stalagmites are just a handful of the cave formations you can see underground. Millions of water drops deposit residue over hundreds of years, and some intricate but fragile formations are left behind.
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While these caves may be a playground to one group of people, they try to be careful to leave only muddy footprints, and take away nothing except pictures and subterranean memories. Richard Lesko, News 7.))


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Coming up tongiht on News 7 sports - Olympic legend Dan Gable is looking for a reversal in the area. We'll check on the Commonwealth Games girls' golf.
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and the top of the leader board is tight after round one of the women's city-county as they try to find a way to stop 12 time champ Dot Bolling.
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The women's City County golf event opened today at Countryside.
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The favorite going in was none other than Dot Bolling - who began the day in search of her 9th straight title. Dot shot a first round of 73, which could have even been better, but it's good enough to earn her a share of the first round lead. She shares it with Janet Cochrane, who rode a hot putter to a 34 on the backside and a round of 73, as well. Cochrane and Bolling have just a one shot lead over Meg Davies - the JMU golfer who is at 74. Round two of the 54 hole tournament is tomorrow at Hunting Hills with Bolling the one to beat. The final round is Thursday.
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The Commonwealth Games golf competition is wrapping up over at Hanging Rock this evening.
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This year's event featured 61 golfers. And the number of girls' competitors actually doubled - but that's not as encouraging as it really sounds.
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Harvey won the prestigious Bobby Bowers event in Northern Virginia earlier this summer and after she completes her senior year at Jefferson Forest - she plans to keep playing on the collegiate level.
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We'll have check on the boy's winners tonight at 11.

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Dan Gable, who won three NCAA titles and an Olympic gold medal as a wrestler, and 20 plus NCAA titles as a coach at Iowa has made Virginia part of his international tour to promote the sport.
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He recently stopped in Blacksburg to visit with his former wrestler at Iowa and now Virginia Tech head coach Keith Mourlam. Many college and Universities are dropping wrestling due to title IX and budget concerns, and that has Gable mounting a counter attack.
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Girls wrestling is exploding in parts of the country. Texas already has 75 all girls high school wrestling teams and while Gable is in favor of girls hitting the mats, he does feel strongly about certain boundaries.
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