[7-VOB-Vinton-Fire]

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A popular pizza place is temporarily out of business.
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A fire yesterday afternoon slightly damaged the New York Pizza restaurant on Route 24 in Vinton.
Firefighters successfully contained the fire to just the attic.
However, the restaurant part did sustain some water damage.
The fire broke out during the busy dinner hour.
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[IN Q=The smoke was just]

((NICOLE HAULTON/RESTAURANT WORKER: THE SMOKE WAS JUST COMING DOWN, I WENT TO USE THE RESTROOM, CAME BACK, EVERYBODY WAS RUNNING OUT AND THE WHOLE PLACE WAS FULL OF SMOKE, YOU COULDN'T EVEN SEE.)) ((TONY MONTUORI/RESTAURANT OWNER: WE'RE LOYAL TO THEM, THEY ARE LOYAL TO US AND WE WILL MAKE SURE WE OPEN BACK UP AND MAKE IT GOOD AGAIN.))
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[SUPER=01-Tony Montuori/Restaurant Owner; :07]
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[OUT Q=good again]
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The owner says he hopes to open again for business within the next month.
The fire marshal is still trying to determine the cause, but believes the fire was accidental.
Damage estimates top more than 30-thousand dollars.
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[7-11Giles-Search]


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Giles County officials say their search for a missing boater will be scaled back until this weekend.
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[SUPER=03-Giles Co.;]

40-year-old James Pearly Simonds has been missing since Saturday, when his boat capsized near Glen Lyn. Relatives told authorities he was working on a project for V-Dot, although V-Dot says it has no record of Simonds' or his work. Rescue workers recovered Simonds' boat about a mile and a half from where he was last seen. This is the second boating accident in Giles County in about a month. A massive search has been planned for this weekend.
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[7-11Income-Taxes]


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If you haven't completed your federal taxes, time is running out.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

It means last minute filers like Eric Ross Garland are filing into places like H & R Block. Tax preparers at the location get really busy around the April 15th deadline. Garland says he doesn't want to deal with the paperwork and wants his refund fast.
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[SOT 10:15:23 // 10:19:11 ]
[IN Q=with me]

((ERIC ROSS GARLAND/TAX CLIENT; WITH ME IT'S REALLY A LOT OF THINGS I PUT OFF YEAH BUT TAXES DEFINITELY YEAH EVERY YEAR IT'S ALWAYS LAST MINUTE.)) ((DEBORAH HILL/H & R BLOCK DISTRICT MGR.; SOMETIMES BECAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE ALL THE INFORMATION READY AND THEY'RE WAITING ON DOCUMENTATION SOMETIMES BECAUSE WE JUST DON'T FIND THE TIME TO DO OUR TAXES.))
[SUPER=01-Eric Ross Garland/Tax Client; :00]
[SUPER=01-Deborah Hill/H & R Block District Manager; :10]
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[OUT Q=DO OUR TAXES]
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[VO-NAT]

To help customers get tax forms in on time, places like H & R Block and the post office have extended hours this time of year. Still the IRS says the fastest and most accurate way to file is electronically on your computer.
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[45-11Pulaski-Layoffs]


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Economic times are tough for those in the grandfather clock business.
Some workers in Henry County are losing their jobs. Yesterday, Pulaski Furniture announced it'll lay off 70 employees at its Ridgeway plant in June. The president of the company says the decision was put off for as long as possible in hopes that sales would increase.
Laid- off employees will receive a severance package. Other furniture companies have been notified of the available workers. The company expects the layoffs will return the plant to a full schedule.

[45-11Danville-Grant]


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NASA is providing a research grant to a company in Southside.
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NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton Roads is giving 75-thousand dollars to a polymer research group based in Danville.
The Advance and Applied Polymer Processing Institute will use the money to develop newer, better materials for use in NASA programs.
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((MICHAEL SHUART/NASA LANGLEY RESEARCH CENTER: WE'RE LOOKING FOR COST-EFFECTIVE WAYS TO MAKE THE NEXT GENERATION OF AIRCRAFT. THERE'S LOTS OF NEW MATERIALS THAT ARE OUT THERE AND OFTEN THEY'RE VERY EXPENSIVE BECAUSE THEY'RE VERY NEW. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE HAVE TO LEARN IS HOW TO PROCESS THOSE MATERIALS IN A VERY EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE WAY, AND THE WORK THAT'S GOING ON HERE WILL DIRECTLY CONTRIBUTE TO THAT GOAL.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Shuart/NASA Langley Research Center; ]
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[OUT Q=contribute to that goal.]
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Much of the research will be done in the new Institute for Advance Learning and Research which is being built near the Danville airport.
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[45-11Ringgold-Business]


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More good economic news for Southside-- Intertape Polymer is expanding its operations and will soon be adding 50 new jobs.
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[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]


Yesterday, the company announced it will spend five-million dollars building a distribution center near its exisiting factory in the Ringgold West Industrial Park.
Intertape has 15 plants nationwide, but 200-thousand dollars in state and local incentive grants convinced the company to expand here.
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[IN Q=It plays a]

((DAVID BENNETT/INTERTAPE POLYMER: IT PLAYS A BIG PART BECAUSE FUNDS ARE TIGHT AND THIS ALLOWS US TO TAKE OUR WORKING CAPITAL AND PUT IT INTO EQUIPMENT RATHER THAN BUILDING AND LAND AND PROPERTY.))
[SUPER=01-David Bennett/Intertape Polymer; ]
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[OUT Q=land and property.]
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Intertape employs about 240 people in Danville, and more than 26-hundred nationwide.
It manufactures adhesive tapes for packaging systems.
Construction on the new facility should be finished later this year.
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[8-11Police-Shooting]


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A police department investigation is now underway after a Roanoke man was shot by a city officer.
Relatives of the victim say they are also looking for more information.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Yesterday, yellow police tape still marked the home on Madison Avenue where Antonio Lee Taylor's car came to rest.
Roanoke police say what started with a loud music complaint, ended with gunfire after Taylor's car struck officer M. E. Thompson.
Taylor's mother is seeking legal advice and gathering facts about the incident, but says her first concern is her son's recovery.
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[IN Q=Right now]

((MICHELLE TAYLOR/ANTONIO TAYLOR'S MOTHER; RIGHT NOW I'M REALLY CONCERNED WITH MY SON'S CONDITION. AND RIGHT NOW I'M NOT TALKING WITH ANYONE BECAUSE WE'RE CONCERNED WITH HIM AND GETTING HIM BETTER, BUT MY SON HE'S HANGING IN THERE. HE'S TOUGH.))
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Antonio Taylor faces charges of assault on a police officer and cocaine possession.
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Thompson and another officer who was on the scene, C. L. Calvert, have been placed on administrative leave while the incident is under investigation.

[8-11Income-Taxes]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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If you haven't completed your federal taxes, time is running out.
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[VO-NAT :16]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

It means last minute filers like Eric Ross Garland are filing into places like H & R Block. Tax preparers at the location get really busy around the April 15th deadline. Garland says he doesn't want to deal with the paperwork and wants his refund fast.
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[SOT 10:15:23 // 10:19:11 ]
[IN Q=with me]

((ERIC ROSS GARLAND/TAX CLIENT; WITH ME IT'S REALLY A LOT OF THINGS I PUT OFF YEAH BUT TAXES DEFINITELY YEAH EVERY YEAR IT'S ALWAYS LAST MINUTE.)) ((DEBORAH HILL/H & R BLOCK DISTRICT MGR.; SOMETIMES BECAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE ALL THE INFORMATION READY AND THEY'RE WAITING ON DOCUMENTATION SOMETIMES BECAUSE WE JUST DON'T FIND THE TIME TO DO OUR TAXES.))
[SUPER=01-Eric Ross Garland/Tax Client; :00]
[SUPER=01-Deborah Hill/H & R Block District Manager; :10]
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[OUT Q=DO OUR TAXES]
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[VO-NAT]

To help customers get tax forms in on time, places like H & R Block and the post office have extended hours this time of year. Still the IRS says the fastest and most accurate way to file is electronically on your computer. (------------)