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On News 7 at 5, the tension remains high in the middle east as Israeli and Palestinian soldiers exchange gunfire in a sacred Christian site. We'll have the details.
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Also one local county says a budget shortfall means it will have to serious consider raising taxes.
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A very mild night and some spotty showers highlight our weather forecast this evening. Details coming up.

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On Health Check, Joy Sutton will examine the benefit of therapy for stroke victims,
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and we will see what is bringing tourists back to the nation's capitol this spring.
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Good Evening I'm Jean Jadhon...
Montgomery County officials are dealing with budget numbers. They say it's a challenge with the state's current fiscal shortfall. Montgomery County residents could face a tax increase. They'll get a look at the numbers tomorrow night at a public hearing....
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Spokesman Bobby Parker says cuts in state funding and debt payments mean a proposed increase on the real estate tax. The budget calls for a six and a half cent raise. Parker says the revenue will help pay for projects the county already committed to... school construction, the new county government center and courthouse improvements.
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((ROBERT PARKER/COUNTY SPOKESMAN; MONEY IS TIGHT ALL OVER THE PLACE SO TO HAVE THIS INCREASE FOR THE PROJECTS THAT WE ASSUMED AND TO HAVE THE SURPRISE IN THE CHANGE IN THE ECONOMY THE CHANGE IN STATE FUNDING PICTURE HAS REALLY BEEN UNANTICIPATED AND MAKES IT ESPECIALLY CHALLENGING.))
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Parker says officials hope services will not be cut and that right now... they're not in the budget proposal. Tomorrow's public hearing starts at 7 p-m at Blacksburg Middle School. The County's Board of Supervisors is scheduled to approve the budget "on or before" April 19th.
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In Israel- the Israeli's and Palestinians continue to trade deadly gunfire-
Now dozens of Palestinian gunmen- many wounded- have taken refuge in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.
Witnesses say nuns are caring for the men.
Kimberly Dozier has more.
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((The battle is spreading in Bethlehem, Israeli soldiers went after Palestinian gunmen hiding in Manger Square near the spot Christians believe Christ was born. Its a favorite hiding place, supposedly too sacred for troops to enter. Not today. Further north, in Ramallah, Israeli forces hammered a new site the headquarters of Palestinian security minister Jibril Rajoub. They said it was filled with hardened Palestinian fighters. By the end of the day, several hundred men inside surrendered, in a deal brokered by American diplomats. Journalists could not get close enough to see for themselves. The new Israeli media ban here is working. This paper says, this is a closed military zone. To avoid arrest, reporters have to stay indoors. Families have been passing the time here trapped inside, just like us right now, listening to what's going on outside, and watching the news, and wondering when the tanks would come to their neighborhood. Today, its our turn. The tanks move in swiftly the soldiers alert, and deadly serious. Block by block, they are searching for militants. At the compound of Palestinian President Yasser Arafat no military operations, just silence. Israel's Prime Minister has offered Arafat freedom in exile. His people replied, he will not be leaving Palestine. In Ramallah, KD, CBS News, Ramallah))

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Jury selection begins today in the murder trial of Michael Skakel- the nephew of the late Senator Robert Kennedy.
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Skakel arrived at court early this morning
He's charged with the murder of neighbor- 15 year old Martha Moxley- who was killed 27 years ago.
Defense Attorney Michael Sherman isn't saying whether Skakel will take the stand.
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((MICHAEL SHERMAN: WE JUST WANT PEOPLE WHO CAN BE FAIR ON BOTH SIDES. PEOPLE WHO WAIT TIL THE END OF THE CASE BEFORE THEY MAKE UP THEIR MIND. EVEN THOUGH THEY'VE READ OR SEEN SOMETHING ABOUT THE CASE. WHETHER THEY CAN ALLOWED THEMSELVES TO LET MICHAEL SKAKEL TO ENJOY A PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENCE UNTIL THE CASE IS CONCLUDED AND THEN MAKE THE CALL.))
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Jury selection could take up to a month- Kennedy family members are expected to attend the trial to show their support.
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The Henry County Board of Supervisors has suspended it's County Administrator without pay. This comes after Sid Clower was indicted yesterday on six counts of embezzlement.
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Jennifer Miele is at the Henry County Administration Building where the decision came down today.
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Coming up next on the newscast, we'll see what's replacing the flowery speeches in Washington,
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Also Joy Sutton will tell us about the benefits of therapy for stroke victims.
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Tourists are pouring into the city of Washington. They are forsaking the usual corridors of power to see the city's celebrated cherry blossoms.
Aleen Sirgany has more.
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((pkg)cherry blossoms
THEIR BREATH TAKING BEAUTY IS WORLD FAMOUS. WELL... SORT OF.

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do you know what those trees are called? Apple blossoms., cherry blossoms
THE CHERRY BLOSSOMS ARE IN FULL BLOOM. AND TOURISTS ARE FLOCKING TO THE TIDAL BASIN IN WASHINGTON DC TO CATCH A GLIMPSE.

(SOT Clarence Hoener/Tourist from Johnstown, pa.

they're great, grand and glorious. This is the best we've seen in a number of years.

(SOT) SHORT didn't they come from Japan or china?


THE JAPANESE GAVE THE CHERRY BLOSSOM TREES TO THE U.S IN 1912 AS A SYMBOL OF FRIENDSHIP. NOW, IN FULL BLOOM, THEY ARE A SYMBOL OF THE CITY... AND A CHANGE IN SEASON .

(SOT) MAUREEN ACKERMAN/LOCAL TOURIST

light and airy and spring like, its kind of the start of the spring season.
STANDUP the cherry blossoms have attracted tourists to dc for decades. There was concern that the events of Sept. 11th would keep people away but apparently not. Hotel occupancy is at 85 percent. That's roughly where it was last year this time.

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I feel secure and safe I feel we should get back to business get back to doing things like this. Its important

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come down and see them and so we came, we came on the metro. We didn't think of Sept. 11th.

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Petrina Tso/Tourist from Chicago what are you going to tell all your friends back home in Chicago. Come over
BUT YOU BETTER HURRY, THE FESTIVAL ENDS THIS WEEKEND. AS, CBSNEWS, WASH.))

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Carilion Biomedical Institute is supporting health care research at two Virginia colleges.
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C-B-I today announced it would award Virginia Tech and U-V-A one million dollars apiece. The partnership has the Institute giving the schools five million dollars each over a five year period. The program's already credited with at least one big success.
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Blanar (Bluh-NARR) says Tech and UVA are focusing their CBI-funded research in four areas: elderly care, therapeutics, patient monitoring and laboratory and hospital automation.

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Boxing referee Mills Lane remains hospitalized in intensive care this afternoon following a stroke.
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Friends said Lane was found unconscious at his home about 11:30 yesterday morning.
The 64 year-old Lane is a former NCAA boxing champion and was re-elected to a six-year term as a district judge in 1996. He also had his own court room television show for a few seasons.
As one of Nevada's best-known referees, he officiated some of the biggest championship fights staged in Las Vegas.
Lane gained national attention when he disqualified Mike Tyson for biting off part of Evander Holyfield's ear in 1997.
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Damage caused by a stroke does not have to be permanent.
Therapy can help many patients regain their strength.
As Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton found out there also many tools available that can help them become independent again.
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It's hard to believe that just months ago Bob Colley was confined to bed, couldn't dress himself, and needed help with eating.
A stroke left him without the use the left side of his body.
But now thanks to therapy the only thing he can't do on his own is drive.
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((IF THEY ARE WILLING TO TAKE SOME RISKS AND IN SOME CASES LEARN TO DO SOME THINGS DIFFERENTLY. MOST FOLKS CAN GAIN A CERTAIN LEVEL OF INDEPENDENCE)) [RUNS10]
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Occupational Therapist Carla Wakefield says a rehabilitation program can be very important in the recovery of the patient. She says often families don't have the skills to do it on their own.
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She says by working with a therapist, families can learn what things are safe to try and what tools are available to assist the person with the tasks of daily living. This bath bench can make getting out of the tub a lot easier. A weighted knife can make cutting more steady. Padded silver ware can assistance with eating.
A sock aid and this button helper have made life much easier for Colley.
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((THOSE BASIC FUNCTIONS ARE PART OF WHO WE ARE AND IF WE CAN DO THOSE THINGS ON OUR OWN THAT LENDS A LOT TO THEIR SELF-ESTEEM AND FEEL ABOUT THEMSELVES)) [RUNS11]
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Colley is a testament that a stroke doesn't have to keep you down --you can get-up again.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Salem.))

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Coming up next on the newscast, Patrick Evans will tell us why life at the Roanoke Civic Center is like a cabaret.
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Another blockbuster Broadway show is dancing it's way through town tonight at the Roanoke Civic Center-- Cabaret, set just before world war two in Germany.
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Patrick Evans has the inside scoop on the show, and if it'll live up to it's risqu� reputation during tonight's performance.
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Coming up a little later, Ford says it will discontinue one model of its pickup trucks.
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[VO] and we'll see what one park is doing to control a little monkey business.
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On Wall Street today, gloomy earnings reports and worries about rising oil prices sent stock prices lower.
Alexis Christoforous has more.
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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Tuesday ticker.
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The Salem Avalanche got official word from the Colorado Rockies this week of those players who will begin defense of the Carolina League Championship.
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Today, those players met the media during the team's annual player luncheon at Mac and Bob's in Salem.
The roster, as expected, has only a handful of returnees from the championship team.
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The Avalanche opens the season Friday night at Salem Memorial Stadium against the Potomac Cannons.

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The Roanoke Express plays the role of David tonight as the team opens the ECHL playoffs against the Northern Conferences version of Goliath in the Trenton Titans.
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The Express has been dominated by Trenton this season. The Titans have scored 31 goals against Roanoke during the regular season while holding the Express to just 16 goals. But the playoffs always mean a new start. Roanoke took some steps recently after practice one day to make sure the Trenton games in the regular season were forgotten.
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Game two is tomorrow night in Trenton and game three of the best of five series returns to Roanoke Friday.

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To the victors go the spoils, and after claiming the men's national championship last night in Atlanta,
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University of Maryland head coach Gary Williams got to pick up the hardware today. The Sears national championship trophy was awarded to Williams and his team this afternoon. The Crystal basketball that fits on top of the base will no doubt have a special place in the school's brand new Comcast Center arena.
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We'll hear from Gary Williams tonight on News 7 at six. Take care everybody. Jean will be right back in just a moment. [GO TO BREAK]

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The Lincoln Blackwood truck is rolling into history.
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Ford will end production of the luxury model in December.
But Ford management says this is no surprise-
The automaker says it had planned a limited production number from the start.
Just 379 of the pricey pickups were purchased since the model hit the market in November.
The company had been targeting annual sales of up to 12 thousand.
The high end pickup had been plagued by production problems- the automatic lift for the bed was troublesome- and it faced competition from GM's upscale Cadillac pickup.
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Hong Kong is trying to get some of its more rambunctious residents to quit monkeying around in public.
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Wild monkeys have made visitors to a park afraid for their safety.
The monkeys are an increasingly common sight around parks and neighborhoods where packs aggressively beg for food, sometimes even snatching what they want from passers-by.
Officials have begun testing a unique method to control the growing monkey population that has been praised by animal rights campaigners.
They are implementing what is thought to be the world's first monkey birth control program.
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