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Virginia's House of Delegates passes a budget plan.
We'll tell you what changes were made. A customer service company is answering the call in Southside.
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And, the Sunnybrook Inn has a bright new future. We'll tell you about its latest incarnation.
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In sports, a local high school basketball star commits to play college ball close to home, we will visit Al Groh's spring football practices at UVa
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and the war is on between Ford, Dodge and Chevy, the drivers thoughts in sports.
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A little too much rain for some communities today. As the main rainmaker moves out, we know turn our attention to scattered thunderstorms. A look at Skytracker7 radar is coming up.
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News 7 is next.
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It could be a budget breakthrough. A watered-down tax bill finally makes it out of the House of Delegates.
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young. Keith is off tonight.

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Virginia may be one step closer to having a final budget agreement.
The House today passed a compromise measure to increase the state sales tax and cigarette tax. But does the bill raise enough money to satisfy the Senate?
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Meghan Muldoon joins us from the State Capitol with more on this afternoon's developments.
It took House Republicans 91 days to get here but they finally passed a budget that could go a long way in breaking
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the budget impasse.
But before they did, they stripped the bill of 230 million dollars in an increase in the so-called recordation tax
That only adds to the uncertainty as to what the Senate is going to do [***ROLLED FROM STARLINK***]
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(( THE FAMILIES ARE GOING TO PAY SIX TIMES AS MUCH AS THEY'LL GET BACK. LET'S BE HONEST LET'S FACE THE FACT THAT WE'RE IMPOSING A MASSIVE TAX INCREASE. :25)) [RUNS:15]
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Despite major opposition from the majority party, the House of Delegates passed a multi-million dollar tax package by a vote of 52 to 46.
16 Republicans broke from their leadership and pushed the measure through.
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((DELEGATE PRESTON BRYANT: THIS WAS A TOUGH DAY)) [RUNS:13]
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But the fate of the compromise remains uncertain.
Senate Finance Committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday morning to vote on the bill.
But The Senate reportedly wants more money, and that means that despite, a breakthrough, a state budget agreement is not a done deal yet.
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((SENATOR WILLIAM WAMPLER/R-BRISTOL: WE'RE STILL A LONG WAY TO FINAL RESOLUTION BUT THIS IS A MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH TOWARD TRYING TO FIND A COMPROMISE BETWEEN THE TWO HOUSES.)) [RUNS:07]))
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With an unemployment rate among the highest in the state, the city of Danville finally got some good economic news today.
Texas-based Telvista announced it will build its first Virginia call center in Southside, creating hundreds of new jobs.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( It was the biggest job creation announcement in Danville in about 40 years.
Months of negotiations and a half million dollars in incentives convinced Telvista Incorporated to build a call center in the city's Airside Industrial Park.
Telvista says it was also attracted by the size of the potential workforce.
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((DAVID ALLEN/TELVISTA C.F.O.: IT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF OUR BUSINESS, AND WHAT WE'VE FOUND IS THAT AND GREAT COMMUNITY SUPPORT. THOSE ARE THE TWO THINGS THAT MAKE US SUCCESSFUL.))
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Telvista will spend two and a half million dollars building a 62-thousand square foot call center to provide technical support, sales and customer service for its customers worldwide.
It represents a new kind of business for Danville which is trying to make the transition from an industrial-based economy to one more centered on service technology.
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((JERRY GWALTNEY/DANVILLE CITY MANAGER: IT'LL DO TWO THINGS: IT WILL HELP THAT UNEMPLOYMENT SITUATION, BUT ALSO IT GIVES US A LOT OF DIVERSITY IN OUR ECONOMY AND THAT'S WHAT WE'VE BEEN WORKING TOWARD.))
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((JOHN HAMLIN/DANVILLE MAYOR: A WORLD TRANSITION OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE THAT MAY BE POSSIBLY IN A MANUFACTURING ENVIRONMENT OF TEXTILES OR FURNITURE WHERE THEY ARE NOW ABLE TO MOVE FROM THAT TO A JOB WITH TELVISTA. 500 JOBS IS QUITE AN ACCOMPLISHMENT I THINK FOR THE ECONOMIC TEAM THAT WE HAVE IN THIS AREA.))
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Telvista should be open for business sometime this fall.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Danville. ))

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A teenager is charged with a deadly shooting in Roanoke Friday night.
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22-year-old Claude Benson Harper died Sunday evening from a gunshot wound to the face.
Roanoke police say a 17-year-old boy now faces murder and firearms charges.
They are actively searching for him,
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD] and ask that anyone with information call Crime Line at 344-8500.
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In Roanoke County, police have charged an 82 year old man with murdering his wife.
Officers say on Sunday family members found the body of 83 year old Neva Underwood Hurt in the living room of her Parkwood Drive home.
William Wallace Hurt was found unconcious in the basement of the home and was taken to an area hospital.

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Virginia Tech's football team is down a player after a weekend fight.
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Coach Frank Beamer dismissed Michael Hinton from the team this afternoon for what he calls disciplinary reasons.
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The redshirt freshman safety was arrested Monday and charged with assault and battery, malicious wounding and property destruction after a fight at the Blacksburg McDonalds.
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((LT. BRUCE BRADBERY/BLACKSBURG POLICE DEPT:THE WHOLE THING WENT SOUTH OVER A PLACE IN LINE AT A MCDONALD'S RESTAURANT. APPARENTLY SOMEONE CUT IN A LINE AND SOME PEOPLE DIDN'T LIKE IT THERE WAS A VERBAL ALTERCATION AND LED TO PHYSICAL CONFRONTATION WHERE HINTON PUNCHED SOMEBODY IN THE HEAD AND KNOCKED EM OUT. ))
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The fight also carried over to the Tech campus. Hinton faces charges from both Blacksburg and Virginia Tech Police.
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[High-Water]


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Two days worth of rain has New River Valley creeks and streams dangerously high.
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Local rescue personnel and police agencies say they are keeping a close eye on the situation. So far, no major flooding has been reported although there are a few trouble spots where water has started to creep onto the roadway. Regardless, Smyth County let kids out of school early today because of the rising water.
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Still ahead on News 7, a wife's attempt to break her husband out of jail lands them both behind bars.
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Winston Link's already famous for his photographs of railroads.
Now his recordings of them are being recognized too.
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Pulaski County authorities may have foiled a jailbreak.
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Sheriff Jim Davis says 53 year old Kathleen Charlotte Meredith tried to pay an undercover agent to help break her husband out of the New River Valley Regional Jail. Meredith and her husband, Ronald Layne Meredith are now facing several charges including attempting to help an inmate escape and conspiracy to commit capital murder. Both are now being held at the jail.
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Montgomery County's controversial Merchant's Tax is back in the limelight.
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The tax is on all inventory at local businesses, but several business owners have long said it's too high. Local dealerships have even moved their cars out of the county to avoid paying up. The Board of Supervisors is now talking about forming a committee to study the tax. The board wants a group of citizens and business leaders to help decide if lowering the tax would actually generate more money because car dealers would stop avoiding it.
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For years, it served food to hungry patrons in Roanoke County. Now, the old Sunnybrook Inn hopes to serve long-lasting memories instead. Myranda Stephens explains.
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[RUNS05] ((I LIKE TO DECORATE AND THE PLANNING AND THE ORGANIZATION, KEEPING THE BRIDE AT EASE (LAUGHS) 1007)) Planning weddings used to be a hobby of Barbara Allen's, but after she was laid-off from her job earlier this year, she decided to make it a career.
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[RUNS07] ((AND SO I FIGURED WELL, THEY ALWAYS SAY IF YOU WANT TO DO SOMETHING THAT YOU'RE INTERESTED IN DOING, GO AHEAD AND DO IT, AND THAT'S WHAT I WAS INTERESTED IN 1054)) Turning her interest into a real business, Allen decided to open a new reception hall inside the old Sunnybrook Inn. Known for its old century style and design, Allen felt the home would make for a perfect setting for any special event.

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[RUNS03] ((IT'S JUST GOT A LOT OF POTENTIAL, IT'S JUST A BEAUTIFUL OLD HOUSE 1505))
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[RUNS08] ((REPORTER: ALLEN SAYS THE HOME REMINDED HER OF AN OLD PLANTATION HOME IN SOUTH AFRICA, WHERE SHE GREW UP.))
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[RUNS12] ((CONSTANTIA IS A VINEYARD OVER IN SOUTH AFRICA IT'S A PLANTATION WINERY IT'S ONE OF THE OLD ORIGINAL WINERIES OVER THERE, AND SO WE DECIDED TO JUST CALL IT CONSTANTIA TO COME UP WITH SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT 19)) [NATS OF HAMMERING @ 2010] [RUNS03] Now with a little help from her family... [NATS OF GRANNY @ 1756] [RUNS03] ((TAKES A LOT OF HARD WORK TO GET THIS PLACE TOGETHER I GUESS (NATS OF G'MA CLEANING) 59)) Allen hopes to open her OWN Constantia in July. And while it's not quite like the one she admired so much as a child, she hopes for others, it will be just as memorable. Myranda Stephens, News 7, Roanoke County.))
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Allen says she already has at least three bookings, including her own daughter's wedding in August.

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Worries about a potential hike in interest rates sent stocks lower. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW tumbled 134 points.
NASDAQ fell 35.
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There's more recognition that photographer O. Winston Link had a good EAR, as well as a good eye.
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The sound recordings Link made of Norfolk & Western steam trains in the 1950s have been picked by the Library of Congress for inclusion in the National Recording Registry.
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The Registry was created by Congress in the year 2000, to preserve recordings that are culturally or historically significant.
Curators are supposed to track down the highest-quality source for each item -- and in the case of Link's recordings, that'll be easy.
His records have just been re-issued as a boxed set of CDs.
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((JOAN THOMAS/LINK CD PRODUCER: WE PROBABLY COULDN'T HAVE DONE IT TWO OR THREE YEARS AGO. BECAUSE THE TECHNOLOGY HADN'T COME FAR ENOUGH TO DO, TO DO THE JOB AS WE WANTED IT DONE.))
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Link's recordings will be in good company.
The National Recording Registry already includes the early work of Elvis Presley, the Beatles "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album and Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech.
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For more information on the National Recording Registry, visit our website, at WDBJ 7 dot com, and click on "Websites in the News."
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Several of the Nextel Cup drivers talk about the car manufacturers war between Dodge, Ford and Chevrolet
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and we will head to Charlottesville to check in on UVa spring football.
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Lets start on the basketball court. Northside senior forward Corey Fertitta will play college basketball at Radford University.
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Fertitta has verbally committed to the Highlanders and accepts a full scholarship. Corey was a four year starter for the Vikings and led them to two state championship appearances and two final fours. Northside was 25 and 2 this season and made it to the state semis. Fertitta averaged 15.6 points and 8.8 rebounds this season and scored 1340 career points.
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Fertitta will sign on the dotted line at Northside high school this Monday at 12:15 in the auditorium.

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Nextel Cup drivers are refreshed after a week off and will beat and bang on each other Sunday when the green flag drops at Martinsville Speedway in the Advance Autoparts 500.
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Seven races into the 2004 nextel Cup season and the car manufacturers race is shaping up to be an interesting one. With all of the talk of how well the Dodges are doing they have yet to win a race as Ford has taken four checkered flags and Chevrolet three.
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Bud Pole qualifying for the Advance Autoparts 500 begins at three o'clock Friday.

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The Virginia Cavaliers finish up the spring football season this Saturday with their spring festival. After consecutive post season wins and another solid recruiting class, excitement continues to build in Charlottesville.
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Groh expects for the receivers and the defensive backs on the roster right now to raise their level of play.
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The Florida Everblades ended the Express season last night in double overtime in the first roundof the ECHL Kelly Cup Playoffs.
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The Express went with goalie Jason Wolfe for the second game in a row and he was a puck eating machine, stopping nearly 60 shots on the night. Kevin Bergin would score for the Express in the first period which knotted the game at one. Bryan Perez scored as the second period. But the Blades cut the 2-2 tie at the 2:29 mark of the second OT, and win the series 3-1. Roanoke ends the season with a 38-26 and 8 record. (------------)