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Coming up on News 7-
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It's been two years since the murder of a Henry County family. The latest on the investigation. President Bush gets a first-hand look at the hurricane damage in Florida. And Michael Jackson heads to church before heading to court. Plus one of the Hilton sisters ties the knot.
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News 7 is next.

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((LINDA SHORT: IT'S STILL HARD. IT'S HARD KNOWING TOO THAT THAT PERSON IS STILL OUT THERE.))
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Two years after a Henry County family is murdered the case remains a mystery.
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Good Evening. I'm Myranda Stephens.

[Short-Anniversary]


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It was two years ago today that Michael and Mary Short were found murdered in their Henry County home. The body of their nine-year-old daughter, Jennifer, was discovered more than a month later in North Carolina. No arrests have been made, but a team of investigators continues to work full time on the case. As Jennifer Wishon reports, they're reaching out to the public to help solve the mystery.
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((MUSIC: AMAZING GRACE.))
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It's been two years since Michael, Mary and Jennifer Short were murdered, but the pain of loss is still fresh for the family they left behind.
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((LINDA SHORT: IT'S STILL VERY EMOTIONAL AND YES WE DO HOPE THAT THAT PERSON OR PERSONS WILL BE APPREHENDED.))
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Friends and family of the Short's gathered by their graves for a candle lit memorial over the weekend.
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((MORRIS FLEISCHER/PLEASANT GROVE UMC PASTOR: THE TRAGEDY IS SO HARD IT'S KIND OF HARD TO GET YOUR ARMS AROUND THEM, THERE ARE SO MANY QUESTIONS. THE HOW, THE WHY, THE WHO.))
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And as the family asks questions, investigators work to find answers. A task force of investigators with the Henry County and Rockingham County Sheriff's Offices along with two assistant U-S attorneys have worked exclusively on the Short case for the past two years.
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((JOHN BROWNLEE/US ATTORNEY: THERE HAVE BEEN DAYS WHERE WE BELIEVED THE FOLLOWING DAY THIS CRIME WOULD BE SOLVED AND THEN IT JUST DIDN'T WORK OUT OR THE INTERVIEW WENT SOUTH OR THE PERSON RECANTED THEIR STATEMENT AND SO IT IS SOMETHING WE CONTINUOUSLY WORK ON AND OUR HOPE, OBVIOUSLY, IS TO SOLVE THIS CRIME.))
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But so far they haven't gotten the break they need. Investigators ask anyone who remembers anything - no matter how small it may seem - to contact them. It just may end up being the right piece to complete the puzzle. Investigators say there are persons of interest, including Gary Bowman, a North Carolina carpenter implicated by his former landlord.
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((MAJOR KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE: MR. BOWMAN IS THE ONLY ONE THAT'S PUBLICLY KNOWN. HE AND SEVERAL OTHERS REMAIN PERSONS OF INTEREST. HE'S ONLY BEEN NAMED BECAUSE OF PUBLIC DOCUMENTS RELEASED IN NORTH CAROLINA.))
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Major Nester says although details of the investigation are not being made public - it is not a cold case. He feels confident the killer or killers will be caught - providing closure for the family. Jennifer Wishon, News 7.))
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[TAKE ATTY PHONE FS] Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the U-S Attorney's office at 1-877-220-8014 There is about 29-thousand-dollars in reward money for anyone with information that leads to an arrest.
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[Pitts-Shooting]


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Pittsylvania County authorities are looking for murder suspects after a shooting there last night. Officers say the shooting happened around 9-thirty in the 52-hundred block of Old Richmond Road. Deputies found 24 year old Joel Winslow lying in the yard, suffering from what is believed to be a*shotgun* wound. He was taken to the Danville Regional Medical Center, where he died a few hours later. Authorities say four suspects were seen leaving the area in a white Toyota Corolla that may have been a rental. Anyone with information is asked to call the Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office.

[Charley]


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It's another dark, hot night for many victims of Hurricane Charley in southwest Florida. Thousands of people are in shelters and more than a million still have no electricity. Drew Levinson has more.
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(((PUNTA GORDA, FL) With debris still filling the streets and power out for at least a weekthis part of Florida is under a curfew The National Guard continues to help out an already strained police department. Residents-still dazed from Hurricane Charleys furry-are overwhelmed by whats left of their onetime paradise.
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ITS TERRIBLE YOU JUST DONT KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN, WHAT TO DO. Streets are blocked-the three lined roads are now covered with trees. Some peoples homes are so badly damaged-they spray painted their addresses on the fronts, so their insurance companies would know where to go.
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WITH DAMAGE ESTIMATES NOW AT AS MUCH AS 11 BILLION DOLLARS-FEMA HAS EXPANDED ITS RELIEF EFFORT TO 25 COUNTIES IN THE STATE. President Bush jump-started getting out those funds by quickly declaring this a federal disaster area. Sunday he came to see if for himself.
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HOW YA DOING? It looks eerily like the 1992 Aftermath of Hurricane Andrew in Miami. Mr. Bushs father the first President Bush was criticized after that disaster for not responding immediately with federal aid. THIS IS NOW, THIS IS NOW, AND THE GOVERNMENT IS SET UP TO RESPOND VERY QUICKLY AND WE ARE.
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THIS IS WHAT IS LEFT Craig Schlick lost most of his home seeing the President in his town pleases him but also gives him pause knowing this is a key state come November.
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ITS DEFINITELY POLITICALLY MOTIVATED, THERES NO DOUBT. IF THEY COME AND ACTUALLY GIVE US HELP, THATS GREAT. Bushs opponent John Kerry stayed awaybut didnt criticize the president for coming. Relief by the truckload continues is pouring in from around the country. Much needed supplies for people who suddenly have nothing.
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IT TOOK OUR ROOF OFF AND NOW WE ARE HOMELESS. SO YOU NEED THIS FOOD? ABSOLUTELY. While the residents here continue to regroup-two more storms are brewing in the Atlantic. Neither is expected to pose a major threat herebut then again neither was Charley. Drew Levinson, CBS News, Punta Gorda, Florida.))


[Floyd-Fest]


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It was a mid-summer's dream in Floyd County this weekend.
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Floyd-Fest *Three* is being called a huge success despite the constant threat of rain from Hurricanes Bonnie and Charley. An estimated six thousand people packed the festival site off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Venders lined the path between three main stages that featured a total of 60-bands. For one first time festival-goer, it was the experience of a lifetime.
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((SUSAN NUNN/FLOYDFEST VOLUNTEER: IT HAS JUST BEEN WONDERFUL. THE PEOPLE ARE JUST SO TOTALLY FRIENDLY. I VOLUNTEERED TO WORK DURING THE FESTIVAL ALSO, AND I HAD A SECURITY JOB, BUT I MET PEOPLE AT THE GATE AND EVERYBODY WAS NICE AND FRIENDLY. I'VE HAD PEOPLE THANKING ME FOR BEING A VOLUNTEER AND IT'S JUST BEEN WONDERFUL.))
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Festival goers took a trip from the Blue Ridge to the Bayou in the festival's new dance tent. Organizers say they feel blessed to be able to appeal to such a wide range of people. After this year's success, they say Floyd- Fest is here to stay.
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[Fiddlers-Convention]


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Keeping with the music... A Mandolin player from Woodlawn has taken top honors at the Old Fiddlers Convention in Galax.
Spencer Strickland was named Best All-Around Performer as the competition wrapped up Saturday night.
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The 69th annual convention brought fans of bluegrass and old-time music to Felts Park for six nights of competition.
More than 15-hundred musicians and almost 300 bands registered for the event.
A youth competition on Monday night attracted more than one hundred entries.
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The Country Boys from Mount Airy, North Carolina won the bluegrass band competition, while the *Whoopin Holler String Band* from Orma, West Virginia was named the top Old-Time Band. [Tease1]
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Still to come on News 7 at 11, wedding bells ring for one of the Hilton hotel heiresses...
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and a day before a hearing on his molestation charges, Michael Jackson makes a suprise appearance in church.
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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, Vijay sings a winning tune at the PGA Championship, Stewart is sick, but gets it done at Watkins Glen, plus the Avs win over Myrtle Beach and Eddie Royal makes some noise in Blacksburg. All that and more on the way in sports.))

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One year after a major blackout left millions of Americans in the dark -- it appears little has been done to prevent it from happening again.
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The 2003 blackout affected several states, leaving 50-million Americans without power -- some for several days. It began when an overloaded power line in Ohio touched a tree limb that an Akron-based power company left untrimmed.

Federal investigators proposed changes in legislation to mandate maintenance schedules for the utility industry, but the efforts fizzled.
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((SENATOR CHARLES SCHUMER/D-NEW YORK: CONGRESS SHOULD BE PUTTING THINGS INTO PLACE THAT PREVENT THAT FROM HAPPENING, CONGRESS HAS NOT.))
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The estimated cost of the blackout was four to ten BILLION dollars. Next month, a new law will be introduced as some members of Congress will try again to impose mandatory standards on the utility industry.
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[Michael-Jackson]


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He's scheduled to appear in court tomorrow -- but TODAY Michael Jackson made an appearance -- in church.
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Jackson attended church services at the First A-M-E church in Los Angeles, along with his brother Randy and his attorney Tom Mesereau. Afterwards, Jackson met with school children at the church's education center. His limousine was surrounded by fans during the short procession from the church to the school. The singer is expected to attend a pretrial hearing TOMORROW, on charges related to his impending child molestation case.
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[Nicky-Hilton]


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Her sister may have her own t-v show, but Nicky Hilton has something Paris doesn't have -- a wedding ring.
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The hotel heiress reportedly married a New York money manager this morning at the Las Vegas Wedding Chapel. The Clark County marriage license states 20-year-old Nicky married 33-year-old Todd Andrew Meister just before dawn. Nicky's older sister -- actress, Paris Hilton, was reportedly in attendance. The Hilton sisters were apparently in Vegas for a "Stuff" magazine party at the Palms Casino Resort.
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Still ahead on News 7 at 11, A renovation of a well recognized memorial is being put on hold, for now...
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and dozens of salons raised money for sick children today, snip by snip.
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[War-Memorial]


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It's one of Vinton's oldest and most revered landmarks -- but town officials say plans to refurbish it are now on-hold.
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The Vinton War Memorial was built in 1947 -- and it's beginning to showing its age. An artist created a conceptual drawing of how upgrades might add to the memorial, and just recently a consultant came in to look at the operation. He's expected to return to town officials in about two-months to present his ideas.
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((KEVIN BOGGESS, VINTON TOWN MANAGER: AS YOU KNOW WE HAVE SOME PLANS IN PLACE THAT COUNCIL WILL BE REVIEWING IN THE NEAR FUTURE WHETHER TO PROCEED WITH THESE PLANS. BUT AGAIN, THESE ARE COSTLY THINGS THAT WILL IMPACT WHEN THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN CAN BE DONE AND HOW QUICKLY IT CAN BE DONE.))
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Boggess (Bog-guess) says right now the town's top priority is approving the comprehensive plan and then addressing the town's need for a new rescue squad. Mayor Brad Grose (Gross) says the Memorial won't hold anymore meetings after April 2005 -- he hopes by then, construction will have started.
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[Cut-A-Thon]


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A perm, a buzz, or maybe just a trim... whatever the style, it all went toward a good cause today.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

The Back to School Cut-A-Thon had 23 participating salons throughout the region -- donating the proceeds to the Roanoke Memorial Hospital and Virginia Baptist in Lynchburg. The money from the hair-cuts -- given between twelve and five today -- helped newborns who are having difficulties in their young lives. The Cut-A-Thon was sponsored by the Children's Miracle Network.
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Coming up, Vijay Singh wraps up his 3rd major at the PGA Championship, Tony Stewart wins at the Glen, and Eddie Royal is making an impression in Blacksburg, but first our extra point,
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The UHL announced this weekend that the preseason game in Roanoke on October 9th will pit the Richmond Riverdogs against the Missouri River Otters. Tickets will go on sale for the game on September 1st.
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[S-PGA]


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Ashley Plantation's Chip Sullivan finished off a solid week at the PGA Championship with a 1-under 71 today to finish at 1-under for the tournament, tied for 31st, which earned him a paycheck worth just over 34 thousand dollars. Texan Justin Leonard held the lead most of the day, but couldn't seal the deal down the stretch, eventually losing to Vijay Singh in a three hole playoff that also included Chris Dimarco.
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Leonard had a chance to win with this par putt at 18, but he just burns the edge for a bogey, as Singh, and Dimarco readied for the playoff tied at 8-under.
Vijay fired a 4-over 76 today without a birdie, but on the first hole of the three hole playoff he drained this putt for bird.
That proved to be the difference. While Leonard and Dimarco scrambled, Singh made par on the third extra hole to win by a shot, claiming the Wannamaker trophy for a second time.
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[S-Race]


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Race number 22 of the 36 race schedule took the Nextel Cup Series back to the road course at Watkins Glen where Tony Stewart fought off a stomach bug and road course ace Ron Fellows to win the Sirius at the Glen.
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Stewart said he felt queasy most of the day and nearly gave way to relief driver Boris Said.
Just 16 laps in, Greg Biffle and Sterling Marlin got together in turn one to bring out one of five cautions. Marlin got the worst of the contact spinning into the tires on his way to a 36th place finish.
Jimmie Johnson blew an engine for the second straight week, finishing 40th, but he didn't lose much ground in the points race, because his teammate Jeff Gordon was 21st with a transmission problem.
Stewart took the lead from Casey Mears at lap 76 and held on over the final few circuits to take the checkers, beating Ron Fellows by over a second.
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[S-Avs]


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Salem and Myrtle Beach are both trying to avoid finishing in the Carolina League's Southern Division cellar. Tonight, the Pelicans and Avs put the wraps on their three game set.
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Folks were letting it all hang out tonight at the park with the chicken dance.
Salem trailed 2-zip in the fifth, when Jeff Mackor hit one to second. He reached first safely on an error, allowin John Fagan to cross the plate, cutting the Pelicans lead in half.
Then in the 8th, Myrtle Beach's Luis Hernandez rocks this shot to the wall in deep left. That brought in
[SUPER=37-Myrtle Beach/3/Salem/4/;]

Wesley Timmons from second to make it 3-1 but Salem came back to win it 4-3 to get the three game sweep.
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[S-Royal]


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With less than two weeks before the season opener against USC, Frank Beamer has some decisions to make, like which true freshmen will see action this season rather than redshirt. Receiver Eddie Royal is a good bet to suit up this season. Despite missing some time this past week for injury, Beamer likes what he's seen so far from Royal.
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[Vertical-Sprint]


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The Olympics may be in Greece this time, but one race in Hong Kong certainly is looking up...
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[SUPER=03-Hong Kong, China; ]

Forty daring athletes competed in Hong Kong's first 100-meter vertical track event this weekend. Contestants had to defy the laws of gravity by racing vertically up the track. Similar events were held in other cities, and the best forty have been selected to compete in the Adidas Impossible Sprint event. (------------) Next week, the finalists will be racing for ten-thousand dollars.