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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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Today on News 7 at 5, a child is apparently abducted off of a Roanoke playground. We'll have the details.
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Also several employees of a local company are losing their jobs.
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[Weather-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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The heat is on as we jump from April to June it seems. But don't jump the gun with your spring planting just yet. We will explain.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#med heads]
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Also today, Roanoke's City manager proposes a new budget that will give employees a small pay raise,
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[VO-NAT]

and the Pope summons officials with the American church to the Vatican to discuss the growing sex scandal.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]



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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=News7at5]


Roanoke Police are looking for a man who they say offered bubble gum to a four year boy, then abducted the boy.
Police say it happened less than 90 minutes ago at a playground in the Landsdowne housing complex .. along the 25-hundred block of Salem Turnpike.
Police identify the missing boy as Ty Robinson...who was wearing tan Docker pants, a blue t-shirt and black high-top sneakers.
Police say they are looking for a black male with a yellow complexion, a receding hairline, thin mustache, and small glasses.
The suspect's car is believed to be a white Buick Skylark, thought to be heading west on Salem Turnpike.
If you have any information on the incident or the missing boy's whereabouts, Roanoke police ask you to call 9-1-1.

[5-Gallegus-Tax]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Tax Day]


With just hours to go to beat the deadline, thousands of Americans are making last minute visits to the post office. It is Tax Day in America and procrastinators are rushing to get their federal returns in on time.
Manuel Gallegus has more.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]
[SUPER=01-Eileen Brown/H & R Block;]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/CBS News;]
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[OUT Q=CBS NEWS L-A.]

((AH TAX DAY THE LAST DAY TO FILE

-NAT SOT- you'll save money if you wait..


BY MID MORNING AT THE 24 HOUR H and R BLOCK OFFICE IN HOLLYWOOD IT WAS BUSY -BUT STILL CIVILIZED HERE, THEY GET ALL KINDS -EVEN FAMOUS ACTORS .FROM SIMPLE FILINGS TO BIG MONEY.

-SOT- EILEEN BROWN, H AND R BLOCK 14;18

There was a woman this morning who had a very complex tax situation. She was said I owe 90-thousand in taxes

JOHN JOHNSON, IS A TYPICAL LAST MINUTE FILER --- HE'S BEEN TOO BUSY

WORKING TO DEAL WITH PAYING THE IRS.

-SOT JOHN JOHNSON, LAST MINUTE, TAX PAYER 9;19


its done. It took a couple hours , but I owe money its all right.
AND MONTY WEDDELL ATYPICAL-- HE ACTUALLY WAITS UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE -SO HELL GET HIS REFUND LATE.

-SOT-MONTY WEDDLE, LAST MINUTE TAX FILER

I always wait until the 15 to file so I can get my money back in the summertime so I can enjoy it instead of getting it early and spending it.
-STAND-UP- TURNS OUT ABOUT 30 MILLION PEOPLE WAIT UNTIL TODAY TO FILE. EITHER HERE AT THE POST OFFICE OR ELECTRONICALLY.

-SOT-20;41

Taxes, yes absolutely, congratulations, thank you!
THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT REFUNDS ARE UP THIS YEAR. THE MIDDLE CLASS HAS THE LOWEST TAX BURDEN IN DECADES- STILL THE TAX SYSTEM IS MORE COMPLEX THAN EVER. LAST YEAR ITS ESTIMATED AMERICANS SPENT 1.5 BILLION HOURS ON FEDERAL PAPERWORK 80 PERCENT OF IT, DEALING WITH TAXES. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS, LOS ANGELES.))

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=502-07 12:35]
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As much as taxpayers might dread April 15th, tax PREPARERS say it doesn't faze them too much.
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With hundreds of returns to prepare and file before midnight, many say they enjoy the challenge of the high volume of work.
They also like the feeling of helping people out in their time of need.
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[SOT 2:36:03]
[IN Q=I love it]

((JANE CARPENTER/JACKSON HEWITT TAX SERVICE: I LOVE IT BECAUSE IT'S A CHALLENGE, THAT'S WHEN THINGS REALLY START JUMPING AND THAT'S WHEN WE DECIDE 'DO WE REALLY WANT TO DO THIS AGAIN OR NOT?' BUT IT'S ENJOYABLE, WE ENJOY APRIL 15TH.))
[SUPER=01-Jane Carpenter/Jackson Hewitt Tax Service]
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[OUT Q=enjoy April 15th.]
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Many tax offices are staying open late tonight to handle the last-minute rush of filers.
If you're a Lynchburg resident, today was also the deadline to pay your property tax and get your city decal.. we'll have more on that on News7 at Six.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=501-10 1:43:51]
[GRAPHIC=Layoffs]


Telephone and Internet service company Ntelos says it's cutting its workforce by about 200 jobs.
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11 of them are at the Daleville facility, which employs 60 people.
25 are being eliminated at Intelos' headquarters in Waynesboro.
Half the jobs being cut are already vacant and Ntelos says it's offering early retirement to some employees.
The company says the cuts will help lower expenses by about 12 million dollars.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Ntelos reported a net loss of 63 million dollars last year.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=Five]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Budget]


Roanoke City Council will consider a budget proposal that's described as one of the tightest in the last 25 years.

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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The 194 million dollar spending plan represents a one- point- nine percent increase over the current budget.
It includes a small pay raise for city employees and an increase in funding for public education, but it will also require an increase in the admissions tax, higher fees and a reduction of 35 positions.
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[IN Q=These are tight times]

((BILL CARDER/ROANOKE VICE-MAYOR: THESE ARE TIGHT TIMES AND IN TIGHT TIMES IT'S GOOD TO DEVELOP SOME EFFICIENCIES AND I'M SURE THERE ARE, BUT MY FEELING IS THIS BUDGET IS VERY TIGHT. WE'VE CUT A LOT OF FAT OUT.))
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City Council will hold a public hearing on the budget April 29, and vote on the new spending plan in mid- May.

[5-China-Plane]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Commercial]


39-people miraculously survived when an Air China passenger aircraft ploughed into a mountain in South Korea.
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The jet crashed in heavy fog killing most of the 167 on board- but there were survivors.
Rescuers are working feverishly to bring victims out-
Many body bags were also carried out from the site today.
Crews are combing through the wreckage searching for any signs of life. They have recovered 39 people who lived through the crash- Crews have also found the black box recorder.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Net]
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More videotape showing Osama bin Laden- is aired on Al Jazeera TV- But no context is offered and bin Laden himself doesn't talk.
In the same story- a man is shown identifying himself as one of the suicide bombers predicting the attack on America complete with a graphic showing the World Trade Center in flames.
Gretchen Carlson has more.
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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. In Arabic, his deputy says he believes the 9-11 attacks were a great victory achieved with God s help . The tape was played on the Arab network, Al Jazeera TV. For now, it's only showing clips of the two men kneeling side by side. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld speculated why the tape would be reeleased now. Donald Rumsfeld, Defense Secretary, "Maybe they're trying to let the world know that the senior people are alive and well. 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. It s a similar type of tape we've seen from Palestinian suicide bombers before their attacks. 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. Gretchen Carlson, CBS News, New York.))

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[ANCHOR=Jean]


Coming up next on the newscast, as we prepare to move to our new facilities across town, Joe Dashiell will take a look back at the first building to house WDBJ-7,
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But first, Pope summons officials with the American church to the Vatican for an extraordinary meeting to discuss the sex scandals in the United States.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=jja]
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Pope John Paul the Second has summoned America's cardinals to the Vatican for a meeting next week- The topic: the current sex abuse crisis in the U-S.
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The Pope is calling all U-S cardinals to the Vatican to take on the crisis.
The Vatican says the session will probably take place next week but it is not providing details.
It comes just days after the top U-S bishops were in Rome for semi-annual talks with the Pontiff.
The President of the U-S conference of Catholic Bishops says the Pope wants to help.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=Five]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-12 36:33]
[GRAPHIC=Building for the Future]


On Saturday, WDBJ 7 will open a new chapter in its history, when we move to our new digital broadcast center near Hershberger Road.
During the next two weeks we'll be looking to the future in our newscasts, and taking a look back at how television has changed.
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[Take Pinnacle FS]
Tonight, in "Building for the Future", Joe Dashiell checks out our early addresses.
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[IN Q=For the last 45 years]
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[SUPER=01-Ron MacDonald/Former WDBJ News Anchor; :24]
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[SUPER=@Joe2; :53]
[SUPER=01-John Harkrader/Former WDBJ Station Manager; 1:12]
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((For the last 45 years, the call letters WDBJ have called Colonial Avenue home.
But that wasn't always the case.
The proof is in the pavement on Kirk Avenue, in the building that housed WDBJ radio in the 30s, 40s and 50s.
Newsman Ron MacDonald was hired there in April 1956, but soon made the move to new studios around the corner.

[SOT MACDONALD 00:53:51]
[IN Q=We were in the gradual process]

((RON MACDONALD/FORMER NEWS ANCHOR: WE WERE IN THE GRADUAL PROCESS OF SHIFTING IT OVER TO THE TIMES WORLD BUILDING, WHICH IS ABOUT A BLOCK AND A HALF AWAY, SO WE DID A LOT OF RUNNING BACK AND FORTH. AND I LEARNED THAT ALLEY THERE VERY WELL.))
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[OUT Q=that alley there very well.]


They were also learning about a new technology called television. [NAT SOUND FROM TIMES WORLD DOC]
[IN Q=Producers and engineers]

((PRODUCERS AND ENGINEERS IN THE ELEVATED CONTROL ROOM HAVE A CLEAR VIEW OF THE STUDIO ITSELF WHILE VIEWING A BANK OF MONITORS, WHAT EACH IMAGE OPTICON LIVE PICKUP CAMERA CAN FURNISH ON COMMAND.))
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[OUT Q=can furnish on command.]


The radio-television newsroom was next to the newspaper's city room.
New tv studios spawned programs such as Panorama and Saturday Session...
They made it up as they went along... and helped make television history.
[SOT HARKRADER 01:26:39]
[IN Q=We all felt like pioneers]

((RON MACDONALD/FORMER NEWS ANCHOR: WE ALL FELT LIKE PIONEERS AND WE WERE ALL IN IT TOGETHER.)) ((JOHN HARKRADER/FORMER STATION MANAGER: YOU WON'T BELIEVE HOW EXCITED EVERYBODY WAS TO BE GETTING INTO TELEVISION. AND IT WAS A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE.))
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[OUT Q=and it was a wonderful experience.]


That experience continued at the corner of Second and Campbell until construction on Channel 7's new home was completed in June of 1961...
The view from Colonial Avenue on News 7 at Six.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#=Tease2 ]
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Coming up next on the newscast, we will see what inspires some local artists to create their works.
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[SOT 14:22-36]

((OVER TWENTY LOCAL ARTISTS ARE OPENING THE DOORS TO THEIR STUDIOS AND ESSENTIALLY THEIR HEARTS AND SOULS. FROM ARTWORK WITH OIL ON CANVAS TO ACTUAL SCULPTURES OF REAL PEOPLE, WE'RE GOING TO SHOW YOU A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE PASSION OF LOCAL CREATORS COMING UP NEXT ON NEWS SEVEN AT FIVE.))
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[SUPER=@Jacey1; :00]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=jbi]
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If a picture is the window to an artist's soul... then what is their workspace?
In less than a week that question will be answered as more than twenty Roanoke Valley artists open up their studios to the public.
Jacey Birch took an early tour to show us more.
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[IN Q=This is a typical day]
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[SUPER=01-Eric Fitzpatrick/Local Artist; :20]
[SUPER=01-Kristen Reynolds/Local Artist; 1:43]
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[OUT Q=I'm Jacey Birch.]

(( This is a typical day in Eric Fitzpatrick's art studio, except for one thing.
He's working on a new painting... but the difference is he's not alone.
We're there to watch and find out more about his craft, his love and his passion... something everyone is invited to do this weekend during the Open Studios Tour.
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[SOT :52-1:06]

((Eric Fitzpatrick: A STUDIO REALLY AFFECTS THE WORK IN A BIG WAY. THE SPACE YOU PRODUCE THE WORK IN DIRECTLY AFFECTS THE QUALITY OF THE WORK, THE SIZE OF THE WORK, THE NATURE OF THE WORK. IT REALLY IS IMPORTANT FOR THE WHOLE PRODUCTION. I MEAN, WHERE THE ARTIST DO IT IS SOMETIMES THE KEY TO WHAT THEY ARE DOING.))
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[OUT Q=what they are doing.]


The idea behind opening the art studios to the public is to give others an opportunity to get a deeper understanding of the artist.
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[SOT 1:27-44]

((Eric Fitzpatrick: YOU CAN LEARN HOW ECCENTRIC THEY ARE, LIKE ME, YOU CAN LEARN THEIR SENSE OF HUMOR, YOU CAN LEARN THEIR AESTHETIC. OBVIOUSLY PEOPLE WITH WIDE OPEN PAINTINGS HAVE WIDE OPEN STUDIOS. MINE IS VERY CROWDED AND MY WORK, AS YOU CAN SEE BEHIND ME IS VERY CROWDED AS WELL.))
[IN Q=You can learn how]
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[OUT Q=very crowded as well.]


A simple viewing of Eric's work is a far cry from listening to him talk about the reason he uses certain brush strokes. {Nat snd here of him talking about his left and right hands painting process}
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[SOT 2:28-41]

((Eric Fitzpatrick: THEY SEE THE PAINTING HANGING, THEY SEE THE FRAMED FINISHED WORK, BUT THEY NEVER SEE THE MATERIALS THAT GO INTO IT AND THEY GET TO LOOK BEHIND THE CURTAIN A LITTLE BIT AND SEE THE MAGIC THAT HAPPENS IN A STUDIO, BECAUSE IT REALLY IS MAGIC BRINGING SOMETHING OUT OF NOTHING.))
[IN Q=They see the painting]
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[OUT Q=something out of nothing.]


Kristen Reynolds made this sculpture puppet out of nothing but her observations, her creativity and a little bit of magic.
With over two hundred professional artists in the Roanoke region, she hopes the studio tour will inspire more.
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[SOT 20:05-21]

((Kristen Reynolds: WE WANT TO LET PEOPLE KNOW THAT WE'RE HERE, WE WANT TO SHOW THEM HOW ART IS MADE, GET THEM EXCITED ABOUT THE CREATIVE PROCESS, GET THEM EXCITED ABOUT MAYBE GOING HOME AND TRYING SOMETHING THEMSELVES. THEY'LL SEE SOMETHING IN THE HOUSES AND SAY, "I CAN DO THAT," AND IT'S LIKE GO HOME AND DO THAT. GET ART HAPPENING.))
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[OUT Q=get art happening.]

{butt these 2 bites together}
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[SOT 20:24-26]

ART MAKES LIFE FUN, IT MAKES IT WONDERFUL!
[IN Q=Art makes life]
[RUNS=02]
[OUT Q=makes it wonderful]


A sentiment these artists agree on and hope to spread to everyone who stops by their studios for a glimpse at more than just hanging art.
For News Seven at Five, I'm Jacey Birch.))

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#=Tease3]
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Coming up in Sports, it was a busy day in Boston. Mike Stevens will tell us why, Also we will tell you why Patrick Evans is hanging out with one of the Big Dogs of the Entertainment World.
[Live=Patrick Microwave]
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-106]
[GRAPHIC=TICKER]


Welcome folks to a brand new work week. The two minute sports ticker begins tonight
[GRAPHIC=MARATHON]

in Boston where the 106 running of the Boston Marathon took place today.
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[SUPER=03-Boston, MA/ESPN; :00]

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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[S5-Redsox]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-108 15712TC]
[GRAPHIC=REDSOX]


We're just halfway through the month of April, but the Boston Red Sox are in first place in the American League East.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA/MLB-Sox; :00]

Today, the Sox closed out the Patriots' Day festivities with a 4-to-3 win over the Yankees. Pitching was key for the Red Sox early in this one as Derek Lowe struck out nine over seven innings and allowed just two hits. Derek Jeter got the Yankees within one run with a two run homer in the ____ inning to tighten things up a bit.
[SUPER=35-New York/3/Boston/4;]

But Urbina came on the ninth with runners in scoring position to preserve the win. Sox now a half game in front of the Yankees.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-112 13344TC]
[GRAPHIC=MARTINSVILLE]


After wrapping up another successful race weekend at the Martinsville Speedway, the Winston Cup circuit now goes from the shortest to the longest track on the circuit in Talladega.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/Yesterday; :00]

No one was more elated yesterday than Bobby Labonte. Since winning the Winston Cup title two years ago, Bobby has visited Victory Lane just 2 times. His Martinsville win is amazingly his first ever on a short track in a Cup event.
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[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=TICKER]

Coming up tonight at the top of the hour you'll want to join us for a very heart warming story. Two Express players are making a huge difference in a young girl's life. Steve Mason will have the details for us on News 7 at 11. Take care everybody and have a safe night. [GO TO BREAK]

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[ANCHOR=JEAN]
[NEWSCAST=FIVE]
[WRITER=pev]
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A new music sensation is sweeping the nation, and kicking off a national concert tour right here in Roanoke.


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He's blue, furry, and he's at Valley View Mall with Patrick Evans, Patrick who is this mystery music star?
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