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[ANCHOR=Jean]

Will the car tax go away completely? The latest on what's being done about it.
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And why some dog owners will have to pay up in one local county.
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Tonight on News 7 sports - Travis Wells checks in from the NASCAR Media Tour. Agassi goes down - down under,

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and Ron Artest and the rest of the folks involved in the NBA brawl in Michigan two months were in court today.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=BRENT]
[SS=None]

A mid-week warm-up is on the way, but it will certainly be short-lived. We'll detail the next seven days, which could include more wintry weather.
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[ANCHOR=Jean 3-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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Members of the House of Delegates vow to do away with the car tax.
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[SOT 21:02:05]
[IN Q=We will be taking a positive]

((DEL. WILLIAM HOWELL: WE WILL BE TAKING A POSITIVE STEP FORWARD TO RESTORE THE PEOPLE'S TRUST IN THEIR GOVERNMENT AND THEIR LEADERS.))
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[OUT Q=government and their leaders]
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But some say they're traveling down a dangerous road.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon. Keith is off tonight.

[Car-Tax]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Last year the car tax was capped at 70- percent while lawmakers scrambled to balance the state budget. Now, some want to make good on a promise made seven years ago to completely phase it out.
[ROLL ANIMATION ENG#4]

Jennifer Wishon joins us from our Richmond Newsroom with this General Assembly proposal.
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Jean, House Republicans are calling last year's cap an "interruption" they plan to put an end to. But not everyone's revved up about a complete phase out.
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[SUPER=01-Del. Vince Callahan/(R) Fairfax; :00]
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[SUPER=01-Del. William Howell/(R) Fredericksburg; :22]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Chichester/(R) Fredericksburg; :58]
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[OUT Q=PROMISE TO THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA]
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[IN Q=In my nearly 40 years]

((DEL. VINCE CALLAHAN/(R) McLEAN: IN MY NEARLY 40 YEARS AS A MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY I CAN'T THINK OF A COMMITMENT WE MADE TO THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA THAT WAS MORE IMPORTANT TO THEM THEN THE PROMISE TO PHASE OUT THE CAR TAX.))
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It'll cost more than a billion dollars a year over the next six years. But House leaders say the time to restart the car tax phase out is now- while Virginia's economy is strong.
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[IN Q=Virginia is now experiencing]

((DEL. WILLIAM HOWELL: VIRGINIA IS NOW EXPERIENCING RECORD SETTING REVENUES AND ACCOMPANYING BUDGET SURPLUSES.))
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[OUT Q=accompanying budget surpluses]

If passed, the phase out would go into the next budget cycle- something Governor Mark Warner has spent months warning against. He says too much out year spending will put core services at risk. [INSERT PRE- PRO HERE] In a statement the Governor says, "In one stroke, it would create an entitlement that would quickly grow to be larger than everything we now spend on all our state colleges and universities combined..." [END PRE PRO HERE] Republican Senator John Chichester says to turn away from the work achieved during last year's session would be a travesty.
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[IN Q=To turn the clock]

((SEN. CHICHESTER: TO TURN THE CLOCK BACK TO UNDO WHAT IT TOOK US A 115 DAYS TO DO WOULD NOT SPEAK WELL OF US. IT CERTAINLY WOULD NOT SPEAK WELL FOR VIRGINIA'S FINANCIAL FUTURE AND QUITE FRANKLY IT'S SOMETHING I HAVE NO APPETITE FOR.))


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House Republicans say they're now looking at legislation that would amend last year's bill lifting the 70- percent cap.
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[IN Q=There has never been a more]

((DEL. VINCE CALLAHAN: THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A MORE APPROPRIATE TIME TO RECOMMIT OURSELVES TO FULFILLING OUR PROMISE TO THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA.))
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House Republicans say they'll be announcing more similar tax reform initiatives in the coming weeks.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Jennifer/Microwave;]

Jean, ones they say, will change the way Virginians look at taxes.


[Armed-Robbery]


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A clerk at a Pulaski County Hotel was robbed at gunpoint this week.
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A man held up the Holiday Inn Express in Dublin off Interstate 81 early Monday morning. The Pulaski County Sheriff says the man robbed the clerk and got away on foot with a small amount of money. The office has released this sketch of the suspect. He's described as a white male, around 5 foot 10, with dark brown hair.
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[WIPE TO PULASKI FS] If you have any information call the sheriff's office at 540-980-7810
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[Robbery-Robbery]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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Surveillance video is released today from a Roanoke robbery- This man held up the One Stop Market in the 17-hundred block of Williamson Road earlier this month.
He threatened the clerk, took an undisclosed amount of money and ran off.
Police say the man is about 5 feet three inches tall and weighs about 130 pounds.
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[Dangerous-Dogs]


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Botetourt County officials are making sure their dog laws are on a tighter leash. Today- supervisors adopted two provisions to the animal control ordiance which they say will give officers greater capabilities in the field and make the owners of "dangerous dogs" buy insurance. But, as Susan Bahorich tells us - some residents say the board is barking up the wrong the tree.
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((LEE FITZGERALD, CONCERNED CITIZEN: YOU KNOW UNCLE HENRY AND AUNTIE EM COULD NEVER HAVE BOUGHT THIS INSURANCE FOR TOTO....)) [RUNS:06]
[OUTQ=... insurance for Toto.]


Lee Fitzgerald and other concerned residents didn't go before the Wizard of Oz- instead it was Botetourt County Supervisors who heard from folks concerned about dangerous dogs.

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[INQ=I have a problem...]

((RHONDA ROSE, CONCERNED CITIZEN: I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE CONCEPT OF THE DOG ALWAYS PAYING FOR IT.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUTQ=.. paying for it.]



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[INQ=If this dog..]

((SAM REID, CONCERNED CITIZEN: IF THIS DOG HAD HIT MY GRANDSON THE WAY IT HIT ME, IT WOULD HAVE KILLED MY GRANDSON.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUTQ=.. killed my grandson.]


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After hearing arguments from both sides- the board decided to adopt changes which would allow animal control officers to make immediate decisions after an investigation in the field- instead of sending the case before to a judge.

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[INQ=We just feel...]

((SGT. W.D. HORTON, ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER: WE JUST FEEL LIKE IT WOULD BE A MUCH FASTER PROCESS. HOPE THE BOARD WOULD REALIZE WE DON'T JUST GO OUT AND DEEM A DOG DANGEROUS - WE DON'T JUST DO THAT.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUTQ=.. just do that.]


But for 8-year-old Domino who goes before the judge Wednesday morning - the prognosis looks grim. The black lab was deemed dangerous after biting a neighbor during a thunderstorm.
Domino's lawyer says the 100-thousand dollar insurance which is supposed to be available online has been tough to get.



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[INQ=My client has..]

((CJ COVATI/DOMINO'S ATTORNEY: MY CLIENT HAS TRIED CERTAIN COMPANIES THAT HAVE SAID WE ISSUE POLICIES, BUT DON'T ISSUE THEM TO THOSE WHO ARE IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA FOR WHATEVER REASON.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUTQ=.. whatever reason.]


The board stands by its decision- saying its what's best for the community to keep everyone safe. SB, News7, Fincastle.))


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The Supervisors also heard from residents of the Hollins community, who are asking for a boundary adjustment.
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Residents of the neighborhood had always thought they lived in Roanoke County until 2003, when they learned their homes were actually in Botetourt. Today, they enlisted the support of Hollins University President Nancy Gray, as they asked the supervisors to approve a boundary change.
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((MARY ADEOTI/HOLLINS RESIDENT: IT'S ALRIGHT TO TELL ME I LIVE IN BOTETOURT COUNTY BUT YOU MADE THE MISTAKE 150 YEARS AGO, WHY JEOPARDIZE ME NOW?)) ((NANCY GRAY/HOLLINS UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT: IT IS JUST EASIER WHEN WE ARE ALL LIVING UNDER THE SAME RULES OF THE SAME POLITICAL JURISDICTION TO BE ABLE TO BETTER AND MORE EFFECTIVELY SUPPORT AND HELP EACH OTHER.))
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[OUT Q=and help each other.]
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A majority of the board expressed concern that the boundary change would set a difficult precedent, but members did not vote the proposal up or down today.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Southwest Virginia's booming Methamphetamine problem catches the attention of some top drug officals.
How they plan to help fight it coming up.
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And first schools replaced the pencil with the keyboard. When News7 At 6 continues, see how one school system is getting rid of the keyboard.
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[Roanoke-Fatal]

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Roanoke police are investigating a fatal accident early this morning.
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It happened just before two at the intersection of Williamson Road and Orange Avenue. Police say a car traveling south on Williamson collided with a tractor-trailer heading west on Orange. The driver of the car, 30-year-old David Todd Underwood of Vinton was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the tractor trailer was treated for minor injuries. No charges have been filed.
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[Kilgore-Meth]


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The state is enlisting the help of local pharmacies in the fight against methamphetamine.
Today, the White House drug czar helped highlight the program during a visit to the Roanoke Valley.
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The director of National Drug Control Policy John Walters joined state attorney general Jerry Kilgore at the Downhome Pharmacy in Botetourt County.
Methamphetamine can be manufactured from common ingredients including cold medicines and other over the counter products.
The state's Meth Watch program is educating drug store employees to watch out for suspicious purchases.
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((JOHN WALTERS/NATIONAL DRUG CZAR: YOU PUSH BACK, THIS PROBLEM GETS SMALLER. PROGRAMS LIKE THIS HAVE WORKED IN OTHER STATES AND THEY HAVE WORKED DRAMATICALLY AND YOU ARE AHEAD OF THE GAME.))
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[OUT Q=and you are ahead of the game.]
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Last year, authorities busted 78 meth production labs in Virginia, twice the number they discovered in 2003.
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[Baril]


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He calls himself the people's lawyer, and he's looking for your vote.
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Republican Steve Baril (buh-RILL) brought his campaign for attorney general to Roanoke today. Baril says his goal is to fight the gang and methamphetamine problems plaguing Virginia, with the addition of 100-new State Troopers.
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((STEVE BARIL/ATTORNEY GENERAL CANDIDATE (R): I DON'T THINK SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA WANTS TO BE KNOWN AS THE HOME OF METH LABS, IT WANTS TO BE KNOWN AS THE HOME OF LEADERS LIKE TED DALTON, AND JOHN DALTON, AND NOW JERRY KILGORE, THAT'S THE REPUTATION OF LEADER I THINK WE WANT TO CULTIVATE IN SOUTHWEST VA.))
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The Chesterfield County native has been a partner at Williams Mullen law firm for 24-years -- the same firm where attorney general Jerry Kilgore will become partner. Baril (Ba-rill) s up against Delegate Bob McDonnell for the Republican nomination.
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[Kidnapping]


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Roanoke police are looking for a man they say is wanted for abducting a teenager.
Police say a 17-year-old girl was abducted a week ago in the southwest part of the city.
The girl's been found,
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[TAKE APRISA FS] and now police have a warrant out for an acquaintance, 20-year-old Jarrel Antwan Snyder.
They're hoping anyone who may know where Snyder is will call them.
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[Stocks]


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A series of better-than-expected earnings reports set off a rally on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW gained 93 points today.
The NASDAQ rose eleven.
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[COMMERCIAL]

[Henry-School]


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Students can now write term papers without ever using a pencil- or even a keyboard-
In Henry County, students there are using new technology for everything from research to taking tests.
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[SUPER=01-Janet Copenhaver/Henry Co. Schools Tech Director; 22]
[SUPER=01-Joshua Hill/8th Grade Student; 32]
[SUPER=01-Janet Lewis/English Teacher; 42]
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((No number two pencil needed here. Henry County students take history, english and even biology tests online. JANET COPENHAVER/HENRY COUNTY SCHOOLS TECH DIRECTOR: Last semester we tested more online test than any other division in the state.
Online testing means students often find out instantly whether they passed. COPENHAVER: BEFORE WITH PAPER AND PENCIL WAIT TIL ALL THE TESTS ARE SCORED. MAYBE IN THE SUMMER GET THE TESTS BACK WITH ONLINE TESTING THEY IMMEDIATELY KNOW THEIR SCORE,
Computers are also used for research. JOSHUA HILL/EIGHTH GRADE STUDENT: I'M GONNA LOOK UP MARTIN LUTHER KING AND FIND OUT SOME INFORMATION ON HIM.
Teachers can design their own website for students to use. JANET LEWIS: I USUALLY SET UP MY WEBPAGE WITH LINKS BASIC SEARCHING TAKES A LONG TIME AND SO BECAUSE TIME IS CRITICAL THEY GO DIRECTLY TO THE SITES I WANT THEM TO USE.
Students can now also save time by writing a paper without using a keyboard. NAT SOUND: this is an example of the program via voice.
It's called voice recongition- a person speaks into a headset- the spoken word is then turned into text on screen.


It's fast. twice the speed of the 70 word per minute typist.
Students can also write notes on a computer notepad- the writing is then turned into text on screen.
It a step toward the future when a keyboard may be obsolete. COPENHAVER: I WOULD RATE HENRY COUNTY SCHOOLS AS BEING ON THE CUTTING EDGE OF TECHNOLOGY.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Copenhaver recently won an award for her work from the Virginia Department of Education.


[Sports Tease]


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Coming up on News 7 sports tonight - Agassi falls, the Pacers appear in court, and construction worker gets to play in the Super Bowl.
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Plus, Travis Wells checks in from day two of the NASCAR Media Tour as various factions weigh in on the qualifying changes set for this coming season.
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We begin tonight down under at the Australian Open where because of the time difference the marquee match of the week was played when most folks were asleep.
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[SUPER=03-Melbourne, Australia/espn2; :00]

This morning at 3:30am eastern time here in the states, Andre Agassi battled the number one player in the world Roger Federer. But it wasn't much of a battle. The defending Aussie Open champ beat Agassi in straight sets 6-3, 6-4, and 6-4 in the quarterfinals with 22 aces and in the process extended his winning streak to 26 matches. Federer now has a 5-and-3 lifetime record against the 34 year old Agassi.
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[S-Pacers]


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The ten people who were charged in the basket-brawl fiasco in Michigan between the Pistons and Pacers were part of a different kind of court today.
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[SUPER=03-Rochester Hills, MI; :00]

With the ring leader - Ron Artest leading the way - the judge welcomed all ten people who have been charged into her courtroom for a pretrial conference in the 52nd District Court outside of Detroit. Artest's bond was set at just $500 - the standard amount. He was ordered along with all of the others involved to stay away from the arena unless he's working or in his case playing a game.
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[S-Qualify]


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Compared to last year at this time, NASCAR's workd of change is fairly quiet. But while there is no new corporate sponsor or points format, there is a big change when it comes to qualifying for races. Travis Wells checks in with a variety of opinions from the NASCAR Media Tour just outside of Charlotte.
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[SUPER=01-Darrell Waltrip/Three-Time Winston Cup Champion; 1:01]
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[S-Luck]


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The Super Bowl always seems to have a way of producing an unlikely hero or participant every year. The Redskins Timmy Smith got that honor in Super Bowl 22.
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[SUPER=04-NFL; :00]

And now Philadelphia tight end Jeff Thomason will have a chance to fall in line. Thomason is taking a two-week leave from his construction job in New Jersey and heading to the Super Bowl. He spent three seasons with the Eagles, but hasn't played since 2002. He has been asked to join the team and take the place of Chad Lewis, who hurt his foot during Sunday's N-F-C title win over Atlanta. (------------)