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A four year old child is reported abducted from a Roanoke playground.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Procrastinators, you're running out of time. We'll check with those who waited to file their taxes.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports, a Red Sox win over the Yankees on Patriots' Day, plus Steve Mason with a heart warming, feel good hockey story.
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[VO-NAT]

And the 106th running of the Boston Marathon produces its 11th Kenyan winner in the past 12 years.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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After a weekend of showers, it certainly warmed up today and some records may tumble tomorrow. The warm weather story is just ahead.
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News 7 is next.
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[VO-NAT]
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Police are searching for a four year old Roanoke boy.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


They believe a stranger who gave him candy abducted him from Horton Park.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Abduction]
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Four year old Ty Robinson was playing with his brother at Horton Park this afternoon when police say he was taken.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-shot]


He was last seen leaving the park with a black man in a white Buick Skylark.
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Jennifer Miele is at the park tonight where police are still searching for clues.
Jen what's the latest?
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[City-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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The city of Roanoke is facing a two point two million dollar cut in state funding... and a budget that's described as one of the tightest in the last 25 years.
Joe Dashiell has more on the spending plan officials outlined this afternoon.
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((DARLENE BURCHAM I'M SURE THAT THERE WILL BE THOSE, NOT JUST ON CITY COUNCIL BUT CITIZENS WHO WILL QUESTION SOME OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS THAT WE'VE MADE AND THE RATIONALE BEHIND THAT. WE HOPE WE CAN GIVE YOU ADEQUATE JUSTIFICATION FOR THOSE RECOMMENDATIONS.))
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Darlene Burcham says the budget is still a work in progress with the possibility of more bad news from the state.

But as it stands, 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.
No one will lose their job, but the possibility that more than a dozen of those positions would come from the police, fire, and sheriffs departments brought concern from council member Nelson Harris.
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((AND I WOULD SIMPLY ADD THAT I THINK THAT CONCERN WOULD PROBABLY BE REFLECTIVE OF THE PUBLIC CONCERN RELATIVE TO PUBLIC SAFETY. THAT IS QUITE FRANKLY OUR MOST CRITICAL, VITAL SERVICE THAT WE PROVIDE.))
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City Council will hold a public hearing on the budget proposal April 29th, and a couple of work sessions in early May
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Shannon, they're scheduled to vote on a final spending plan at a special meeting May 13th.

[Bush-VMI]


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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.

[NTelos]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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Ntelos is cutting back its workforce by 15 percent -- or 200 jobs.
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11 of the positions are at the Daleville facility. Another 25 are at the Waynesboro headquarters.
The telephone and Internet provider says half the positions being cut are already vacant.
It will offer early retirement to some employees.
Ntelos estimates the cutbacks will save nearly 12-million dollars.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The company posted a net loss of 63 million dollars last year.
Its stock has been trading at less than 3 dollars a share.

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Two separate car accidents have claimed the lives of two Salem men.
Yesterday, 43-year-old Michael Davis was killed in the parking lot at Kroger on Electric Road.
Salem police say Davis was working on his car when it jumped into gear and rolled over him.
Roanoke police are investigating the overnight accident that killed 22-year-old Jimar Edward Hubbard.
They say he was speeding on Frontage Road when his car ran over an embankment and landed on an exit ramp for Interstate 581.
Hubbard was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown from the car.

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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Introducing our new, state-of-the-art facility .. in 1961. Still ahead, a look at the building that served us so well for so long..
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And let's go to the video tape. Math lessons designed to help schools raise their S-O-L numbers.
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[Tax-Day]
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It's a day many people circle in red on their calendar.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


They hope that it doesn't mean red ink in their checkbooks.
[ANCHOR=Keith ]
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Millions of people will send money to the federal government today.. at the last possible minute.
Steve Smallshaw has the story.
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(( It is a day known for its long lines.. and even longer faces.
Experts say those taxpayers faced with writing a check to their least favorite relative.. Uncle Sam.. spend an average of 28 hours preparing their federal returns.
Others turn to the professionals.
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((JANE CARPENTER/JACKSON HEWITT: IT'S BEEN A LITTLE BIT HECTIC, WE'VE HAD CALLS, WE'VE HAD PEOPLE COMING IN, PEOPLE THAT ARE REALLY WORRIED ABOUT MAKING THE DEADLINE.. WE EVEN HAD A GENTLEMAN DRIVE IN FROM BEDFORD TO MAKE SURE HIS TAXES WERE FILED TODAY.))
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For tax preparers, April 15th is just another day.. albeit a little busier than most.
Some stay open late to handle those last-minute procrastinators.. it's a practice they don't recommend.
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((DAVID ASHLEY/PRO-TAX: I GUESS MOST PEOPLE WOULD SAY 'YES' BECAUSE THEY WANT TO GET ALL THE INTEREST OUT OF THE MONEY AS THEY CAN BUT FOR ME I'D WANT TO GET IT IN AS QUICKLY AS I COULD IN CASE IT REJECTS OR SOMETHING WHEN YOU PUT IT INTO THE COMPUTER SYSTEM.))
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For Lynchburg residents, it's a double whammy.. the 15th is also the deadline for getting your car's city decal.. which you can't have until your property taxes are paid.
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((EVERYBODY ALREADY BEEN IN THE COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE THAT'S IN THIS LINE? OKAY, COME ON THROUGH THE DOOR.))
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With city employees playing traffic cop, residents braved more long lines in City Hall.. because they waited until the last possible minute.
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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.))
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((THANK YOU..))
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April 15th.. a day for pushing the envelope.. before you mail the envelope.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

[Math-SOL]


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A math educator is spending his retirement in front of the camera... still talking about numbers.
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Bob Underhill is taping six mathematics instruction tapes in his Blacksburg home. The lessons will be used in thirty local elementary schools to help lift math SOL scores. Measurement, geometry and fractions are some of the topics. Underhill says students need to use math everyday rather than relying solely on memorization.
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((BOB UNDERHILL/TAPE CONSULTANT; WE'VE BEEN PUSHING FOR A LONG TIME TO USE LOTS OF MANIPULATIVES PICTURES AND DIAGRAMS AND STORIES SO THAT CHILDREN CAN RELATE MATHEMATICS WITH WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THEIR EVERYDAY LIVES. ))
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Underhill has published three-editions of a math textbook and was on the Virginia Tech faculty in the Education Department. The videotape project is being funded by a 5-thousand grant from Dominion Virginia Power.
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Blacksburg residents will have to wait one more day for the high school's new mascot to be revealed. School officials say they're postponing the announcement until tomorrow. Ballots are being counted and the mascot committee will meet tomorrow morning at Blacksburg High School.

[Stocks]


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Blue chips dragged the market downward today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW dropped 97 points.
NASDAQ fell two.
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[This-Building]
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After years of planning and 18 months of construction, WDBJ 7 is moving into new facilities.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


But 40 years ago, it was THIS building that offered the station the state of the art.
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As we prepare to move into our "Building for the Future", Joe Dashiell takes us back to our last moving day.
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((WDBJ Television had been on the air for five years when ground was broken for new studios.
Construction was completed in a year, and in mid- June 1961, the staff of WDBJ TV moved from the Times World Building to the corner of Colonial and Brandon.
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((JOHN HARKRADER/FORMER STATION MANAGER: WELL WE THOUGHT IT WOULD NEVER GET BUILT, OF COURSE WAS THE FIRST THING, BUT WHEN IT FINALLY DID, WE WERE QUITE LITERALLY ON THAT FAMOUS CLOUD NINE.))
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Their planning was rewarded with a building designed for television: spacious studios and the latest technology... but the transition wasn't easy, and the station's engineers put in long hours to put Channel 7's new address on the air.
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[IN Q=All of the equipment]

((GLENN SAUNDERS/WDBJ CHIEF ENGINEER: ALL OF THE EQUIPMENT WAS NOT SOLID STATE. IT WAS TUBE TYPE STUFF. IT HAD TO WARM UP, BEFORE YOU COULD ACTUALLY PUT IT ON THE AIR. A LOT OF THINGS BRINGING IT ACROSS TOWN DIDN'T WORK ONCE WE GOT HERE, SO WE HAD TO FIX IT TO GET BACK ON THE AIR. AND WE WERE REAL LATE SUNDAY GETTING ON THE AIR.))
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But they did get on the air, and quickly expanded the tradition of live, local programming that began downtown.

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((RON MACDONALD/FORMER WDBJ NEWS ANCHOR: SO WE DID TOP OF THE MORNIN IN HERE. AND THEN THEY'D PUSH THE SETS BACK AGAINST THE WALL AND SET UP FOR PANORAMA.)) ((TED POWERS/FORMER PUBLIC AFFAIRS DIRECTOR: WE DID WRESTLING FROM ROANOKE IN THIS STUDIO, WITH HUGE AUDIENCES, BLEACHERS ON BOTH SIDES. WE DID KLASSROOM KWIZ IN THIS STUDIO WITH TROOPS OF STUDENTS COMING IN FROM INDEPENDENCE AND PULASKI, YOU KNOW JUST ALL OVER THE COVERAGE AREA.))
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In the years since, the spacious building has become crowded, unsuited to the demands of modern television.
But 2001 Colonial Avenue has served us well as the home of "Your Hometown Station" for more than 40 years.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Tonight on News 7 at 11, Joe looks at some of the memorable local programs we have broadcast through almost half a century.

[Sports Tease]


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Coming up tonight on News 7 Sports - Patriots' Day festivities from Boston as the Kenyans and Red Sox have a big days.

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[VO-NAT]

And a few of the hard hitting, rough and tough Express players prove tonight they have a softer side, thanks to a very special young lady.
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[S-Redsox]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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We begin with a day full of Patriots' Day festitivites in Boston. At Fenway Park -
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the Sox closed out the day with a 4-to-3 win over the New York 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.
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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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The 106 running of the Boston Marathon took place today, getting underway this morning under foggy conditions.
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[VO-NAT]
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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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[S-Track]


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The Winston Cup circuit had another successful stop in Martinsville this past weekend. Well - almost everyone did -
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Kenny Wallace was called in to sub for Kevin Harvick, who violated his probation with NASCAR and was barred from racing. 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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[S-Express]


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No doubt the Express and it's fans were disappointed the season ended with a first round playoff exit. But Steve Mason says two players perspective is forever changed thanks to 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 Isiah, now nearly weaned off his drug addiction, should come through soon. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

[S-Roy]


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And finally tonight on behalf of the surviving family members of our dear friend, Roy Stanley, I would like to take just a moment to say a heartfelt ...thanks. Roy's wife Katy, his daughter Keisha, son Chris and his other family members have been very touched by the outpouring of support and sympathy in their time of grief. They appreciate all of the cards, flowers, food, prayers and kind words. Many of you have chosen to express yourself on Roy's tribute page on our website. Others have sent us emails. I can promise that each and every correspondence will be passed along to the family.