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Coming up on News 7-
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The last minute rush is on for tax filers? Just how busy is it? We'll have a live report.
Paula Jones is deciding whether her sexual harrassment case against the president will go on.
Plus tired of paying taxes? We'll show you what some are doing to protest.
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News 7 is next.

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Good Evening.
Less than two hours until the tax deadline arrives- and as always
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the rush is on at the Post office.
We'll check in live at the main branch in Roanoke to see how filers are faring.
[SUPER=03-Macedonia, OH;]


No more serving Big Macs and fries- These teenage McDonalds workers in Ohio are on strike. We'll tell you why.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


A rabies case is reported in Roanoke.
Health officials confirmed a bobcat atacked a man and some pets in the Back Creek area.
Plus the latest on tonight's Express playoff game.

Join us for News 7 at Eleven. [Tax-Day]


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You have less than an hour to file your federal tax forms, but don't worry, most main post offices are open until midnight.
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Tina Tenret is at the Roanoke Post office.
Tina, what's the scene like there?
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[Rabies]


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Roanoke County is reporting its first rabies cases of the season.
Health Officials confirmed today a bobcat that attacked a man and some pets in the Back Creek area was rabid.
William Martin was mauled by the infected animal in his yard over the weekend.
Officers shot and killed the animal.
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Police say look for the signs of the virus in your pet, but also stay away from wild animals.
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((RILEY MEADOR/COMMUNITY SERVICE OFFICER:WILD LIFE AGAIN APPROACHING PEOPLE, THAT'S NOT NORMAL, YOU MIGHT CONTACT SOMEBODY ABOUT THAT. ))
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Health Department Officials say pet owners should look for warning signals like staggering, listlessness or any abnor

mal behavior. [Lee-Hi-Shooting]


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The victim of yesterday's shooting at a Roanoke apartment remains in critical condition tonight, but is not expected to survive.
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28-year old Michelle Saunders was shot in the head and she entered her apartment yesterday.
Police say she's on life support, in extremely critical condition. She has no brain activity, and if nothing changes, family members are expected to terminate life support within the next two days.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Saunder's boyfriend, 37-year old David Lee Mason was arraigned on malicious wounding charges this afternoon
Prosecutors say they're prepared to upgrade those charges if the victim dies.
They say Mason has a long criminal history, including a manslaughter conviction in 19-83.
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((WES NANCE/ASSISTANT COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; THERE ARE GENERAL ASSAULTS ON HIS CRIMINAL HISTORY, THE CIRCUMSTANCES AROUND THOSE I'M NOT SURE OF RIGHT NOW, THEY GO BACK ANYWHERE FROM A COUPLE OF YEARS TO PROBABLY A DECADE))
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Saunders has two young children. They were following behind here when she was shot, but did't see the attack.
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Last night we reported that Saunders had died.
We apologize for this error. As we said she is still listed in critical condition tonight.

[Jenkins]


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A Botetourt County man was legally drunk when he shot a sheriff's deputy and killed himself.
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Test results are in.
They show 28-year old Leonard Brent Jenkins was driving drunk when he was pulled over on the morning of March first.

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The sheriff says Deputy Earnest Spiva was about to administer a breathalyzer test when Jenkins shot the deputy twice in the chest, then shot himself.
Backup deputy Greg Hepler also fired a shot that hit Jenkins in the back of the head.
Jenkins died almost immediately.
Both deputies are at work again.
State police are still investigating the incident -- They will NOT say just how drunk Jenkins was.

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Virginia State police are packing a more powerful pistol these days.
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They just recieved new 3-57 caliber, semi-automatic pistols to replace the old nine millimeter guns they were using.

Many of those weapons were six years old.
Officers say the new bullets are faster and can knock a person down more effectively.
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The trade-off is these guns are two ounces heavier with a harder kick-back.
Reports put the cost at 250-thousand dollars for roughly 2000 guns, but state police would not confirm this price tag.
They say troopers are scoring higher in fire arms training, because they have more confidence in their new pistols.


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24 hours ago Virginia executed a Paraguayan national-
Tonight Paraguayan authorities are outraged.
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Angel Francisco Breard died by lethal injection for the murder of an Arlington woman.
The World Court and Secretary of State Madeline Albright had requested a stay of execution-
That because Virginia did not notify Paraguay of Breard's arrest.
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((RICARDO AQUINO CABALLERO/PARAGUAY PRESS COUNSELOR: AT THIS POINT THEY ARE VERY MUCH SADDENED BY THE EXECUTION WHICH WE HAD VERY MUCH HOPED TO AVOIDED. AT THIS PINT THERE IS NO IMMEDIATE DECISION AS TO WHAT FURTHER STEPS TO TAKE.))
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The State Department is backing the decision not to stay the execution.
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((JAMES RUBIN/STATE DEPT. SPOKESMAN: AND THIS GENTLEMEN WAS GUILTY OF A BRUTAL RAPE AND A BRUTAL MURDER AND THAT IN OUR SYSTEM OUR FEDERAL SYSTEM THE GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA MADE HIS DECISION AND WE HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH THAT.))
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Rubin says the U-S made a good faith effort to consider the World court's opinion.

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Paula Jones will announce tomorrow whether her sexual harrassment case against the President will go on.
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Jones met with legal advisors today in Dallas.
The question- whether she will appeal a judge's ruling throwing out the case.
Legal analysts say Jones will have to decide if she wants to continue fighting what will be a tough battle.
Jones' spokeswoman, Susan Carpenter McMillan, says they're considering the emotional as well as the financial cost of continuing the legal fight.
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[Clinton-Alabama]


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President Clinton told folks in tornado ravaged Alabama they need to look forward and have hope-
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The President stood amid the rubble in Central Alabama where last week's tornadoes killed 33 people.
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((THE ENTIRE COUNTRY HAS BEEN MOVED BY THIS DISASTER BY IT'S SCOPE BY IT'S SWEEP AND BY THE WAY YOU HAVE RECOVERED RIED TO FIGHT THROUGH IT.))
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The President promised millions of dollars to create temporary jobs cleaning up the areas hardest hit by the twisters.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Andrew in the Chromakey [WX1]

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Still to come,
It's a push to take a piece of Lynchburg history into the future,
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And at an Ohio McDonald's- the lines don't form at the counter, but outside as workers walk the picket line.
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Some teenage McDonalds workers walked off the job in Ohio-
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They're protesting treatment by managers.
But the more unusual part of this story is that members of the Teamsters Union joined the picket line-
That prompted management to call off a scheduled meeting with workers.
21 employees at the Ohio, McDonald's have asked to be represented by the Teamsters.
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[Information-Center]


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A new information center is Northwest Roanoke is letting folks know where they can get jobs and a little bit more.

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Full Faith Gospel Ministries on the corner of Shenandoah and 36th Street has listings for employment and social service agencies, while providing guidance for new small businesses. It also offers counseling for young people.
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((DOMINIQUE KIRKLAND; WE TALK ABOUT PROBLEMS THAT KIDS HAVE THESE DAYS AND THE PROBLEMS I HAVE TOO. SO IT HELPS ME OUT.))
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Bible study classes are held at the ministry and plans for a computer lab are in the works. Volunteers run the outreach program and all of its services are free.

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A group in Clifton Forge is broadening its efforts to let young people take center stage.
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Appalfolks of America is responsible for developing young performers including those in the Virginia Junior Opry.
It's a group with a special message for youngsters.
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((M. RAY ALLEN/PRES. APPALFOLKS OF AMERICA: THERE ARE OVER 30 STUDENTS IN THAT AND THEN THEY PROMOTE DRUG FREE LIVING IN THEIR SCHOOLS AND THEN COME OVER HERE AND PERFORM AND EVERYONE KNOWS IT'S FOR DRUG-FREE LIVING AND THE LAST SHOW WE HAD 180 PEOPLE AND RAISED OVER 700 DOLLARS FOR THE THEATRE.))
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Allen says Appalfolks now plans to add performances and build a radio and television studio in the theatre, as a training ground for students.
City officials say the changes are ones the community needs.
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((MARILEW BARNES/ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD CHAIRMAN, CLIFTON FORGE: MOST OF OUR CITIZENS DON'T TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE CIVIC CENTER. THE ONLY CHANCE THAT THEY HAVE AT LIVE, LEGITIMATE THEATRE IS EITHER HERE OR THROUGH THE ARTS COUNCIL OF COVINGTON. ))
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The theatre was donated to Appalfolks in 1991 and is now hosting plays and live performances almost every week, including the Goose Creek Symphony--on stage Friday at 8 p-m.
The Virginia Junior Opry will perform again June 6th.
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[Spencer]


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It's one of Lynchburg's most historic neighborhoods and probably its best-kept secret.
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Over the years, this section of Pierce Street has been home to the Hill City's first black vice-mayor, the first black doctor and the first minority-owned business.
The Calloway store opened in 18-67, but has fallen into disrepair since it closed in the early 19-80's.
Now William Calloway's descendants want to save the building.
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((CAROL SPENCER READ/ANNE SPENCER FOUNDATION: IT'S ONE PIECE OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD, AND YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT KEMPER STREET AND THE KEMPER STREET STATION. WELL, WHEN PEOPLE GET OFF AT THE STATION, THEY'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO WALK TO THE ANNE SPENCER HOUSE. SO THIS IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO RESTORE THE STORE, SHOW THAT THIS COMMUNITY WAY BACK IN THE CIVIL WAR, THIS NEIGHBORHOOD MADE HISTORY.))
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Calloway's granddaughter was the famous poet Anne Spencer, whose home and museum are located just two doors down.
The Anne Spencer Foundation is asking the city for forty thousand dollars to buy the old store and turn it into a gift shop and community meeting place.
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Today marked the 50th year of a Virginia political tradition.
We'll have that story,
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Plus, it's time to put on a happy face at a local hospital as some special friends brought their own form of medicine to Roanoke.
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[Shad-Planking]


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A Virginia political institution is celebrating half a century.
Ellen Qualls attended the annual shad planking in southeast Virginia.
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Patients were clowning around today in the children's ward at Roanoke Community Hospital.
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A clown from the Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey circus visited the kids.
The fun does have healing effects.
Health workers say this type of treatment is sometimes just as effective as medicine.
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The circus will be in town May 2nd and 3rd.
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The New Jersey Nets came up short for the second straight night in their attempt to clinch a playoff berth in the East.
Despite great defense the Nets lose 109-to-103 to the Hornets as Dell Curry hits two free throws with 19 seconds to go to seal the win.
The win is the Hornets 50th of the season.
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[S-Express]


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The Hampton Roads Admirals refused to give up the ship last night as they battled back from elimination and a 2 goal deficit to beat the Roanoke 4-to-3.
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Big Daddy Dave Gagnon was in net last night for Roanoke looking to knock his old mates out of the playoffs.
And Gags was hot early stopping this point blank shot with the quick glove save.
Then Roanoke got offensive, as Pete Brearly takes a nice feed out front and scores from 15 feet out 1-to-nothing.
Hampton Roads got a goal but the Express answers with Wayne Strachan on the other end. 2-to-1 Express.
J.C. Ruid then banged one home to make it 3-to-1
[super=38-Roanoke/3/Hampton Roads/4/Express Leads 2-1;]

Roanoke with 9 minutes left in the second.
But the Admirals get one more in the period and 2 in the third to win it 4-to-3.
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Roanoke still leads the best of five 2 games to one.

Game four is tomorrow night in Hampton.[S-Lacrosse]


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The Dave Matthews band invades the stadium Saturday, but last night at the nearby River's Edge Radford battled VMI in lacrosse in the Star City Classic.
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It was also a big night for Radford Head Coach Chris Swandenburg who with the victory became the winningest coach in Radford Lacrosse history.
Pick it up in the first where Highlander Allen Askew looks to the top and finds B.J. Forte who fires in this long shot. Forte is ranked fifteenth in the country for goals per game.
The Keydets answered. Senior Andrew Rodgers takes care of business himself with this unassisted shot.
And Radford's Ian Kanski charges and flips this behind the back shot by the VMI goalie making the score 12-2 Radford.
[SUPER=34-Radford/23/VMI/8;]


Radford wins this one 23 to 8 giving the program 6 wins over division one schools for the first time ever.

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The Hammerin' Hokies took out the Virginia Cavaliers on the English Field diamond this afternoon to pick up their 20th win of the year.
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We pick up the action with the Hokies on top 1-to-nothing in the second and UVa coming back. Josh Bowling smacks a two run homer over the left center field fence. It's 2-to-1 Hoos.
Later in the second, Mark Rueffert gets a base hit in the gap in the left field that score Tim Lavigne from second to make it 3-to-1.
Tech would close the gap in the bottom of the inning as Matt Lichtel lifts the pitch out of English Field. The solo shot cut the Cavs lead to 3-to-2.
The Hokies kept their bats going in the third. With two men on, Barry Gauch nails a shot to center field scoring Gray Hodges from third to tie it at 3.
Later in the inning with two runners on, Nick Perlozzo hits a shot to second that is bobbled. Eric
[super=34-Virginia/5/Virginia Tech/10;]

Shiflett scores from third, and after the throw to first sails into the dugout Tech scores again.
And the Hokies win it 10-to-5.
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The two play again next Wednesday at seven, at Salem Memorial stadium.

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The Battle of Botetourt was aged this afternoon in high school baseball, but today's skirmish was fought in Salem.
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Lord Botetourt and James River got together with the Avalanche this afternoon to raise money for their respective schools in a charity baseball game at Salem Memorial Stadium.
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[vonat con't]
The Cavaliers had all the offense as Brandon Hendricks drills this double into right field scoring Dusty Patterson and Dan Campbell giving them a 5-0 lead in the bottom of the first.
But the James River bats came alive. Watch Freddie Wilson crank this two run shot over the left
[SUPER=34-James River/3/Lord Botetourt/13;]

field wall scoring Justin Paxton and closing the gap to 5-2 in the top of the second.
But Botetourt wins it 13-to-3.

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The New York Yankees had their home shut down by the building inspector last night, but today they were back on the diamond
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[VO-NAT]
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not in the Bronx, but in Flushing inside Shea Stadium, the Mets home.
The Yankees hosted the Angels and thankfully they had a former Mets on their side to show them the ropes.
Darryl Strawberry led the Yanks to a 6-to-3 win with a homer and two more hits.
[super=35-Anaheim/3/New York/6;] He has hit more homers in this stadium than anyone with 127.

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Still to come we'll shift our attention to the pro football ranks and find out
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what Marcus Parker thinks about his chances of joining former Friday Football Extra stars Tiki and Ronde Barber in the NFL with the draft set to begin on Saturday.

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The annual NFL draft is set for this weekend, and among those hoping to get picked
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


is three time Friday Football Extra player of the week Marcus Parker, the former high school tailback, turned fullback at Virginia Tech.
Parker is rated the 34th best running back in the draft by Pro Football Weekly, but he thinks he will get a chance to play in the pros.
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Marcus says he's been dreaming of playing in the NFL since his days at Salem, but does that mean he will be watching the draft on TV?
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[Video]


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And even tonight's video of the day keeps with the tax theme.
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[VO-NAT]
[Super=X5052 (loads FX)]
[Super=X5045 (starts FX)]
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In Baltimore, Americans for Fair Taxation staged a funeral for the U.S. tax code.
Speakers called for a complete end to the IRS, and income tax.
Participants even carried a coffin.
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And in Boston the protest had a historic twist.
Two Congressmen staged their own version of the Boston Tea Party, the famed tax protest against the British.
They put the U-S tax code in a cooler symbolizing a crate of tea, and tossed it overboard.
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