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Coming up on News 7
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A parents worst nightmare. .. their 4 year old taken by a stranger... But tonight a happy ending- the Roanoke boy is home safe.
Good news also for the Roanoke Rescue mission- but not everyone's happy.
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Plus the President's coming to this area this week.
News 7 is next.

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((WE WAS HAPPY WE WAS CLAPPING WE WAS HAPPY. WE JUST DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.))
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A four year old Roanoke boy is safe at home tonight.
Police are calling his disappearance a case of mistaken identity.
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For five hours this afternoon, police searched for Taimere Robinson.
They believed he was abducted from a park near his home in North West Roanoke.
As it turns out, Taimere was mistaken for another boy.
Jennifer Miele has been following this story. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 MB GRAPHIC***]
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Jen how could this happen?
Jean, the boys are not only close in age -- I saw them tonight -- they also look a lot alike.
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So when a man came to the park to pick up his friend's child, he didn't realize the wrong boy got into his car.
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(( Taimere Robinson, on the left, was mistaken for Isaiah, the boy on the right.
Isaiah's grandmother sent her friend to pick him up at the park... their uncanny resemblance gave the man no reason to believe he picked up the wrong child.
Isaiah was with his aunt while his mother was in labor.
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((VONETTIA FLUERIMA: HIS MOM CALLED....WRONG KID. )) [RUNS11]
An eye witness saw Taimere take gum from a stranger, then get into a car with him just after school let out Monday.
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[tc:] ((KATHY RUDD/EYEWITNESS: HE WENT IN GOT IN... MAMA.)) [RUNS11]
Panic set in, police were called, and the neighborhood prayed for Taimere's safe return.
After four hours of searching, police got their break.
Isaiah's mother realized her friend had picked up the wrong child.
The neighborhood is still in tears tonight ... but these are tears of joy.
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((DENISE GATES/NEIGHBOR: WE JUST HAPPY... WE'RE HAPPY.)) [RUNS06] ))
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I spoke with police on the scene tonight... they are of course very happy about this ending.
They told me several dozen policemen volunteered to patrol the area tonight in hopes of finding Taimere.
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They're also thanking the public for its quick response. Jean.

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City Council has rezoned property in southeast Roanoke... and cleared the way for expansion of the Roanoke Rescue Mission.
But tonight's vote did not come without complaints from residents of the neighborhood.
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Linda Wyatt echoed the concerns of opponents, who spoke against the Rescue Mission expansion.
But a room full of Rescue Mission supporters and the rest of city council supported the plan for a new women's recovery program.
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Council approved the rezoning request, but members said they would not support another expansion of the Rescue Mission at that location.

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The Commander In Chief will address the nation's top ROTC cadets in Lexington this week.
President Bush is the keynote speaker for this year's George C. Marshall ROTC Award Seminar.
He'll speak to 260 cadets Wednesday morning at V-M-I's Cameron Hall.
Each year, V-M-I hosts the three-day seminar on national security issues.
The President is appearing at the invitation of the George C. Marshall Foundation and the U-S Army.

[Vans]


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15-Passenger vans received another blow today with another bad review...
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The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration re-issued its year-old consumer advisory that 15- passenger vans are dangerous and deadly. The vans have high roll over risk when they're full.
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((DR. JEFFREY W. RUNGE/ ADMINISTRATOR: WHILE THESE VANS PROVIDE AN EFFICIENT WAY TO TRANSPORT AMERICANS, NHTSA RESEARCH FOUND THAT THESE VANS HAVE A HIGH ROLL OVER RISK WHEN FULLY LOADED.))
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The risk for a roll over also increases as the number of passengers in the van does. And these vans are commonly used by school and churches.
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Last July, a van from a Roanoke church crashed, killing one teenager and seriously injuring three others The Transportation Safety Administraion says the vans must be driven by only trained drivers and that everyone should wear a seat belt.
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[Bin-laden]


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More videotape showing Osama bin Laden- is aired on Al Jazeera TV-
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The new tape shows Osama bin Laden and his top deputy talking about the September 11th attacks. Bin Laden - looking gaunt -- does not speak in any of the clips.
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((DONALD RUMSFELD/SECRETARY OF DEFENSE; MAYBE THEY'RE TRYING TO LET THOUGH THEY'RE NOT.))
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The tape also shows one of the September 11th hijackers in front of a photo of the World Trade Center in flames. The hijacker says it's time to kill Americans in their heartland.
But what's not clear is if the picture of the World Trade Center in flames was added to the tape after 9-11 or if the hijacker was able to predict how the building would look after one of the planes hit. Al-Jazeera says it received the footage a few days ago and plans to air the complete tape on Thursday.
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Roman Catholic cardinals from the United States will be heading to Rome for an extraordinary meeting with Pope John Paul next week.
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The topic is the sex-abuse scandal in the U-S church. American bishops recently met with the pontiff and say he simply wants to help.
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((PHILIP LAWLER/CATHOLIC WORLD MAGAZINE: IT IS STILL VERY CONFUSING UPSET ANGRY AND DEMORALIZED WE REALLY ARE WAITING FOR A RESOLUTION FO RA HUGE CRISIS HERE.))
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The Pope's meeting with the Cardinals is expected to take place sometime next week.
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[Botox]


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It was a smooth day for Botox supporters...
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The Food and Drug Administration approved Botox for cosmetic use in the U-S. The approval is specifically for correcting frown lines, a practice that is common among plastic surgeons. The F-D-A may give Botox a shot at others uses in the future.
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But you might frown at the cost-- Botox treatments cost anywhere from 200 to one-thousand dollars. And side effects might make you have droopy eyelids and flu symptoms.
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Virginia hasn't been the only state under fire for its death penalty.
Still ahead on News 7, Illinois may make sweeping changes in its system.
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And tax day is winding down... but in the Hill City it was a double whammy.
Find out why next.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as Kevin Harvick draws a hefty fine from NASCAR and racing legend Buck Baker dies at the age of 83. Ferrum's Abe Naff goes for his 500th career win tonight. We'll check softball action from the Blue Ridge district. Plus, Steve Mason has the feel good story of the week involving this young lady and two members of the Express. Tonig

ht on the Big 7.))[Tax-Day]


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The clock is ticking for those who are still sweating over their federal tax returns.. with less than an hour to get them mailed before the midnight deadline.
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Tax day is always a hectic one for tax preparation services, which see hundreds of last-minute filers come through the doors on the 15th.
The lines were also long in Lynchburg City Hall where residents had waited until the last possible day to pay their property taxes and get their city decal.
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((MITCH NUCKLES/LYNCHBURG COMMISSIONER OF THE REVENUE: IN A WAY, YOU CAN'T BLAME 'EM. JUST LIKE PAYING YOUR FEDERAL INCOME TAXES ON APRIL 15TH, IT'S YOUR MONEY AND AS LONG AS YOU CAN HOLD ONTO IT THAT'S WHAT YOU PROBABLY OUGHT TO DO. THEY'RE ON SALE UNTIL THE 15TH OF APRIL AND THAT'S WHAT WE SHOULD BE DOING IS SELLING THEM ON THE 15TH OF APRIL.))
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Many post offices are staying open late tonight to accomodate last-minute filers.
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On this tax day, President Bush says Americans should not have to pay so much in taxes- he reminded Americans of the refund checks he sent out last year-
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((PRESIDENT BUSH: BECAUSE YOU SEE IF YOU LET PEOPLE KEEP MORE OF THEIR MONEY THEY TEND TO WANT TO SPEND IT, BY GETTING A GOOD OR A SERVICE. IT MEANS SOMEBODY IS GOING TO BE PUT TO WORK. IT'S BEST TO TRY AND CUT TAXES OF PEOPLE IN AMERICA THAT'S WHAT WE NEED.))
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Meanwhile the treasury secretary is unveiling a new series of proposals to simplify income tax laws-
He wants to make tax laws easier to understand and less costly.
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A special panel in Illinois has recommended sweeping changes in the way the state administers the death penalty- stopping short of actually banning it.
Their action comes after a lengthy investigation into innocent men on death row
Drew Levinson reports.
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((Two years ago Anthony Porter was freed from Illinois' death row. He spent 15 years behind bars for a crime he didn't commit. "I AM SO HAPPY NOW THAT I AM READY TO GO." Porter was exonerated after a group of journalism students from Northwestern University caught several flaws in the way he was convicted. The case prompted Governor George Ryan to impose a moratorium on executions here. GOV. GEORGE RYON/ILLINOIS (R): "IF IT WERE NOT FOR THE STUDENTS AT NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY WHO FOUND THE REAL KILLER, MR. PORTER WOULD BE DEAD TODAY, HE HAD ORDERED HIS LAST MEAL AND HE HAD BEEN FITTED FOR HIS BURIAL SUIT." DREW LEVINSON:IN ADDITION TO ANTHONY PORTER, OTHER DEATH ROW INMATES HERE IN ILLINOIS HAVE ALSO HAD THEIR CONVICTIONS OVERTURNED. AS A MATTER OF FACT--SINCE THE DEATH PENALTY WAS REINSTATED HERE IN 1977 MORE MEN HAVE BEEN FREED THAN EXECUTED. Now a governor appointed commission is calling for the State's death penalty system to be revamped. THOMAS SULLIVAN/COMMISSION CO-CHAIRMAN: "REPAIR OR REPEAL FIX THE CAPITOL PUNISHMENT SYSTEM OR ABOLISH IT." The 85 recommendations range from videotaping all interrogations of suspects to establishing a statewide commission to determine whether local prosecutors can seek the death penalty. MATTHEW BETTENHAUSEN/COMMISSION MEMBER: "IT IS AN INVITATION FOR INCONSISTENCY, DISPARITY AND POTENTIALLY DISCRIMINATION." The panel stopped short of calling for capitol punishment to be abolished however more than half the members are against it.. It's up the lawmakers to implement the recommended changes. Drew Levinson, CBS News, Chicago.))
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There's a new member of the Coca-Cola family.
We'll explain a little later on News 7.
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[***USE NAT SOUND UNDER***]
And as WDBJ-7 prepares to move to a new spot on the map... we'll look back on some of the special local programs that put us on the television map.
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[Programs]


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[***ANCHOR TAG***]
This week as we look forward to our move into new facilities, we're also looking back at the early days of WDBJ-7.

Over the years the small screen has produced a large number of local programs including Saturday Session, Klassroom Kwiz, and Panorama... just to name a few.
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[TAKE PINNACLE FS]
Tonight in "Building for a Future", Joe Dashiell takes a look at the history of WDBJ, reflected in some familiar names.
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((RAY JORDAN: FACING THE FUTURE, WE PLEDGE OUR CONTINUED EFFORTS TO GIVE YOU SUPERIOR RADIO AND TELEVISION PROGRAMS OF INFORMATION AND ENTERTAINMENT.)) [RUNS:09]
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At the top of the list was Top of the Mornin,... [NAT SOUND OF IRV AND THE BAND]
The show that brought Don Reno, Red Smiley and the Tennessee Cutups together with Irv Sharp every morning. [NAT SOUND] [RON MACDONALD INTERVIEW]
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And there were others... the teen dance show Saturday Session, the academic challenge Klassroom Kwiz, and the midday program Panorama.
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((THE PRODUCER CHOOSES FROM SHOTS OF ANN HOWARD SEEN ON THE MONITOR AND INSTRUCTS THE CAMERAMEN OVER THEIR HEADSETS. CACTUS JOE DOES THE COMMENTARY ON WESTERN PLAYHOUSE BEFORE AND DURING THE WESTERN MOVIES.)) [RUNS:12]
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On Colonial Avenue, the list continued to grow... with public affairs programs such as Dialogue, Minority View and later On Record.
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((JOHN HARKRADER/FORMER STATION MANAGER: ARE THOSE LIVE AND LOCAL PROGRAMS A POINT OF PRIDE? OH YES, IT MESHED US WITH THE COMMUNITY, WHICH HAS ALWAYS BEEN ONE OUR BASE GOALS RESPOND, AND FULFILL NEEDS, INFORM, INFORM, INFORM.)) [RUNS:27]
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((I HOPE THAT NEW BUILDING SERVES TO GIVE US MORE OPPORTUNITY FOR DIVERSITY IN THE PROGRAMMING, MORE OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY. IF WE DON'T DO THAT, THEN WE DON'T DO ANYTHING.)) [RUNS:14]
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Today, our efforts are focused on the more than three and a half hours of local news produced every day, seasonal sports programs such as Friday Football Extra, and specials including the recent gubernatorial debate that was broadcast statewide.
And like the move to Colonial Avenue 41 years ago, the new facility near Hershberger Road, and the digital technology it contains will open new opportunities to inform and entertain the viewers of western Virginia.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))
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Tomorrow on News 7 Mornin', Steve Pardon takes a loser look at "Top of the Mornin", and the people who brought it to you for many years.

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Coming up tonight on the Big 7, a milestone for Big Abe and the Panthers. Blue Ridge softball hilites are on the way, along with an Expression of love from the Express, and a hefty fine for Harvick. But first in tonight's Extra Point -
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NASCAR legend, Buck Baker is dead tonight at the age of 83. The highly skilled and outspoken South Carolina passed away past night in Charlotte. He was named one of NASCAR's 50 all-time greatest drivers in 1998. He entered 636 events and won 46 races and two championships. Now tonight's scoreboard.
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In college baseball last night, the Ferrum College Panthers, who already have the top seed for this week's Dixie Conference tournament locked up, stepped out of conference tonight to host Lynchburg.
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Ferrum head coach Abe Naff, a good guy who was a good friend of Roy Stanley's, was in search of his 500th career win tonight. And the Panthers wasted no time securing the "W". In the second inning Travis Nowlin comes through with the fielder's choice to plate Nathan Cobb and make it a one to nothing game. The Panthers' keep in rolling as Blaine Eanes scores on an error. The throw to second gets through and sails into center field. Ferrum leads 2-to-nothing. Still in the bottom of the second, Mickey Russell cranks one out to right field. Dallas Gray scores
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and Ferrum gets the 9-to-5 win. And Abe Naff rides into the sunset with his 500th win.
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Time now to head to the softball diamond at Breckenridge in Roanoke City where the William Fleming Colonels hooked up with Lord Botetourt.
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Fans were racing to get a good seat for this Blue Ridge battle today. William Fleming would strike first as Chanel Craighead will hit a double with two runners on base. One run will score as Renecia Lovelace crosses the plate and the Colonels take a one to nothing lead. Fleming would add another run in the inning. Kelly Dodge lines one to second base and drives home Marissa Importino. The Colonels are on top of Botetourt 2-to-nothing after two. But the Cavaliers would rally in the third as Anne Tatum gets the rbi by driving in Kelly Jacob and the Fleming lead is cut to 2-to-1. Botetourt would tie the game and push ahead as Brittany Dickerson and Amber Smith score in the
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top of the fifth inning to extend the Cavs' lead to 6-to-2. Botetourt wins it ___ to ____.
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The Boston Marathon took place today, and again the Kenyans dominated.
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Rodger Rop (RAP) and Margaret Okayo (OH-KY-OH) won the respective men's and women's events. Rop, who is the 11th Kenyan to win in the past 12 years finished in two hours, 9 minutes and 2 seconds. Okayo broke her own Boston marathon record by about a minute. Two time defending women's champ Catherine Ndereba (DUR-AY-BUH) was second.
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This past weekend at Martinsville proved to be costly for the volatile Kevin Harvick. He was not allowed to race Sunday because he violated his probation with NASCAR. Last night he was fined $35 thousand bucks and his probation was extended to the rest of the season. He can return to racing this week at Talladega.
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Kenny Wallace was called in to sub for Harvick and drive the Goodwrench Chevy yesterday. Wallace says Harvick needs to understand that not only is he NOT Dale Earnhardt - but this is a far cry from the heyday era of the Intimidator of the late 80's.
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The Roanoke Express ended its season much sooner than fans had hoped. But Steve Mason says two players are still working overtime off the ice in the name of Kayleigh Duffy.
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((Hockey games are her escape from severe Aplastic anemia, a rare bone marrow disease. Kayleigh attended every home Express game from November on to watch her favorites, Terrence Tootoo and Joe Dusbabek. ((:)) This 13 year old saved her allowance and rented a Prestige Limousine Service limo, which charged her half price, to take the two hockey players out. They had lunch and then played putt putt. ((:)) ((:))
Every 10 days Kayleigh has a blood transfusion or immune suppression chemotherapy until a blood match can be found. This compensates for the bone marrow that has stopped producing red and white blood cells. Her hospital stay is a little easier when Terrence and Joe are there. ((:)) Kayleigh is also extremely giving. Two days after her diagnosis, her aunt, a heroine and cocaine addict, called with an incredible request. ((:))
This family, which includes a few hockey players, is almost complete, the adoption papers for five month Baby Isaiah, now nearly weaned off his drug addiction, should come through soon. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

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And finally tonight let me again says thanks on behalf of the surviving family members of our dear friend, Roy Stanley. Roy's wife Katy, his daughter Keisha, son Chris and his other family members have been very touched by your support and sympathy. They abundance of cards, flowers, food, prayers and kind words has been appreciated. Many of you have chosen to express yourself on Roy's tribute page on our website. you can continue to do so at WDBJ-7 dot com.

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Coca-Cola is bubbling over its latest flavor... Vanilla Coke.
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Today the soft drink giant announced the new drink that will taste like Classic Coke with a hint of vanilla. Vanilla Coke is virtually the same but will look a little different from the rest of Coke family-- by debuting the "coke" brand name in a unique script of the Coca Cola trademark. It will hit the shelves on May 15-th. (------------)