If you were waiting until the last minute to file your federal income taxes-- the moment has arrived.
Today is the filing deadline.
But there may be some good news on the horizon.
The Bush administration is planning to issue a series of reports on how to simplify the tax code.
It's now 17- thousand pages long.
The changes won't help you today, though-- they may still be several years away.
Authorities say at least 31 people have survived the crash of an Air China passenger plane in South Korea.
But they fear that most of the other 166 people on board have been killed.
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The Air China Boeing 767 crashed on a mountain near a residential area as it approached the country's second largest city, (boo-sahn) Busan.
Authorities say it was rainy and foggy at the time.
No word if there were any casualties on the ground.
Most of the passengers were South Korean.
Secretary of State Colin Powell has wrapped up his meeting with the president of Lebanon.
Now it's on to Syria, the latest leg of his Middle East peacekeeping tour.
[SUPER=03-Ramallah, West Bank;]
Yesterday, Powell held talks with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
Powell pressed Arafat to take effective action to end Palestinian attacks against Israel.
But Arafat again demanded that Israel act first-- by withdrawing from Palestinian territory.
Despite a day's worth of talks, the violence continues.
The man suspected of shooting and killing a Kentucky sheriff will be arraigned today.
He's charged with capital murder.
Prosecutors say 31- year old Danny Shelley killed Sheriff Sam Catron as Catron left a political rally in Somerset, Kentucky.
Officials say Catron was shot in the back by a bullet from a high-powered rifle as he was leaving the rally.
The 48-year-old Catron, who appeared in a recent episode of America's Most Wanted, was in the process of running for a fifth term as sheriff and was giving a speech at the rally.
Officials are exploring whether the suspect had ties to Catron's political rival in the upcoming primary.
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State lawmakers return to Richmond on Wednesday for the one- day veto session.
Governor Warner says he's optimistic the General Assembly will embrace a proposal that members failed to approve in the final hours of the regular session.
With the exception of the last day, Warner says bipartisanship prevailed earlier this year during the legislative session.
Last week during a visit to the Roanoke Valley, Warner said he believes lawmakers are ready to approve a sales tax referendum for transportation improvements in northern Virginia.
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[IN Q=In the veto session]
((GOV. MARK WARNER: IN THE VETO SESSION, I THINK THE LEGISLATURE WILL MOVE FORWARD FOR EXAMPLE ON GIVING NORTHERN VIRGINIA AS WELL AS HAMPTON ROADS A RIGHT TO VOTE ON TRANSPORTATION ISSUES. IT'S MY HOPE THEY'LL ADOPT SOME OF OUR BUDGET AMENDMENTS AS WELL, RETURNING MONEY FOR AT-RISK STUDENTS, FOR DRUG COURTS WHICH IS AN ALTERNATIVE TO INCARCERATION SUPPORTED BY SO MANY JUDGES AND PROSECUTORS.))
[OUT Q=so many judges and prosecutors.]
The Governor proposed 83 budget amendments, that would restore more than 30 million dollars for administration priorities in education, technology and public safety.
Roanoke's main water supply remains stable thanks to this weekend's rain.
Carvins Cove is currently 23-point-6 feet below the spillway.
The lowest level came last month when the cove reached nearly 25 feet below the spillway.
City officials say recent rains, partial water restrictions, and an educational brochure mailed to every resident have all been effective.
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[IN Q=Through the middle of March]
((MIKE McEVOY/DIRECTOR OF UTILITIES: WE ACTUALLY CUT CONSUMPTION BY A MILLION GALLONS A DAY AND THAT'S PROBABLY A COMBINATION OF BOTH CONSERVATION AND JUST THE WEATHER TIME OF THE YEAR SO APRIL WILL BE GOOD, WHEN OUR DATA FOR THE END OF APRIL COMES OUT IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE IF THAT TREND CONTINUES.))
[SUPER=01-Mike McEvoy/Director of Utilities]
[OUT Q=that trend continues]
Mandatory water restrictions will kick in if Carvin's Cove reaches 26 feet below the spillway.
McEvoy (MAC-uh-voy) says that could come sometime in early May if we don't get substantial rain soon.
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[IN Q=Eveytime it rains]
((MIKE McEVOY/DIRECTOR OF UTILITIES: EVERYTIME IT RAINS EVEN IF IT DOESN'T ACTUALLY RAISE THE LEVEL OF THE RESERVOIR IT DOES HELP PEOPLE'S YARDS AND THEIR PLANTINGS OUTSIDE WHICH DEFERS THEIR NEED TO WATER AT THEIR HOUSE.))
[OUT Q=at their house]
For now, partial water restrictions remain in effect.
City residents are asked not to use water outside from ten in the morning to seven at night.
A Bedford man will chair the National D-Day Foundation.
The governing board has selected Peter (vee-my-ster) Viemeister for the job.
(Vee-My-ster) Viemeister is a former aerospace industry executive who lives in Bedford.
On Saturday, the board also named its other officers.
John Trevey of Fairfax-- has been named vice chairman.
Lynchburg attorney, Peter Ward, will serve as secretary.
And, Thomas Murray of Lynchburg was named Treasurer.
In business news, The flood of first-quarter earnings reports
begins flowing this week.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[OUT Q=your local stocks]
((THE EARNINGS FLOODGATES ARE ABOUT TO OPEN ON WALL STREET - SOME BIG NAME
COMPANEIS FROM TECHNOLOGY TO TELECOM TO RETAIL ARE DUE TO REPORT THEIR
PROFITS THIS WEEK. AMONG THE NOTABLES: CONTINENTAL AIRLINES, GENERAL
MOTORS, I-B-M, INTEL, MICROSOFT, PHILIP MORRIS AND SEARS.
AHEAD OF THOSE REPORTS, INVESTORS WILL TRY TO BUILD ON FRIDAY'S MODEST
THE DOW ROSE 14 POINTS
WHILE THE NASDAQ CLIMBED NEARLY 31. EACH WERE DOWN ABOUT 1 PERCENT FOR
ON THE STOCKS TO WATCH LIST: JETBLUE.. ANALYSTS ARE WAITING TO SEE IF
THE STOCK LOSES SOME ALTITUDE AFTER A SPECTACULAR WALL STREET DEBUT
FRIDAY. JETBLUE ROCKETED NEARLY 67 PERCENT AS INVESTORS FLOCKED TO THE
THREE YEAR OLD MONEY-MAKING DISCOUNT AIRLINE.
TRACK ALL THE PRE-MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM ...
AT THE NASDAQ I'M ALEXIS CHRISTOFOROUS IN NY.))
(tape tosses to stocks)
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Like most weekend sportscasters, our Roy Stanley used to ask for, and get, an extra minute or two to keep viewers up to date on all the scores and highlights.
We would need at least an entire newscast to read from all the mail we received in memory of the man so many of you watched on Saturdays and Sundays.
Assignment editor Joe McKean gives us a sample, in this week's Feedback.
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[IN Q=The notes of dismay]
[OUT Q=McKean, News-7.]
((The notes of dismay, disbelief and devotion came from every corner of western and central Virginia.
And from all ages.
From Vinton (Larry Testerman): "Just wanted to say that there will never be another Roy Stanley because of his caring for the profession and for the people of the area. He will be greatly missed and loved by many."
From the New River Valley (Virginia Lucas/Newport): "He was a wonderful sports reporter, interesting speaker and his laugh was always an uplift for me to start my day. He definitely will be missed."
(Jonathan Fisher/Dublin) "I was very sorry to hear that Roy had passed. You are all a part of my life, and many others. Unlike the other stations you guys stick around, and that proves to me that it must be a pretty special place on the inside as well."
(Lori Howell/Madison Heights): "He seemed to have been one of those rare people who took time with the people he was interviewing. You could tell this by how at ease his guests felt in front of the camera. I know his family at home and at WDBJ will miss him dearly, but so will those of us on the other side of the screen."
And this tribute from a viewer in Christiansburg: (Paul Holland) "Roy's manner was one that, for me, exemplifies the whole of WDBJ-7. He was a professional, affable, "human" fellow, who reported to us the world of sports with the quiet dignity that uplifts us all. A credit to his family, to his co-workers and to the African American community, Roy's tenure with you will continue to be a source of pride and inspiration."
Roy Stanley covered a few track meets in his time. He knew what another writer of letters was talking about in a message to the early Christians in Corinth. "Do you not know", Saint Paul said, "that in a race the runners all compete but only one receives the prize? Athletes exercise self-control in all things; they do it to receive a perishable crown; but we, an imperishable one."
So long, Roy.
Your fans hope you like your crown.
Joe McKean, News-7.))
A chemical reaction forced the evacuation of a Grayson County nursing home.
The incident happened just after seven yesterday morning at the Grayson Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Independence.
Sheriff's Deputies say a cleaning person inadvertently mixed bleach with some de-greaser.
A short time later, some residents had trouble breathing and complained of burns on their face and hands.
Ten people were then transported to a nearby hospital.
Other residents stayed at the V-F-W down the street.
The cleanup took several hours and everyone had returned to the facility by late yesterday afternoon.