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Next on News 7.
Police in Danville are investigating an early morning murder.
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And if you're about to file your taxes, we'll tell you how new rules can help you get more money back.

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In sports, Duke wins the A-C-C tournament championship it's N-C-A-A selection day for college basketball.
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And the Winston Cup drivers were in Las Vegas for the Las Vegas 400.
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Sunny day for Monday. But a winter storm is looking likely for Tuesday.
Details coming up. [open]
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[Danville-Murder]


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A 35-year old woman was murdered early this morning in Danville.
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Danville police say Tammy Marie Blair died from a puncture wound to her side.
It happened around 1:30 this morning at her home on Milton Avenue.
Blair was taken to the Danville Regional Medical Center where she died a short time later.
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The body will be sent to Roanoke tomorrow for an autopsy.
Meanwhile, police are continuing their investigation.

[Quesinberry]


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The first of seven scheduled state executions in about a six week period will get underway Tuesday.
37-year old George Quesinberry Junior is scheduled to die by lethal injection for the 1989 murder of Thomas L. Haynes--a businessman from Chesterfield County.
Quesinberry's lawyers have petitioned the governor for clemency, arguing their client was abused as a child.
Governor Gilmore is now reviewing the petition.

[Tsapel-Lawsuit]


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Barbara (Chapel's) Tsapel's son committed suicide a few days after he was released from a mental hospital.
Now, the Montgomery County mother is suing Richmond's Behavorial Health Authority for five million dollars.
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Barbara (CHAPEL'S) Tsapel's 20- year old son, Jef Farriss, shot himself five days after his release from a Richmond mental hospital.
Tsapel's lawsuit contends an authority caseworker acted negligently in allowing her son to leave the hospital.
According to the lawsuit-- Farriss' psychiatrist had contacted the authority in hopes of securing an order that would prevent his release.
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Tsapel, who's from Elliston, was the driving force behind "Jef's Law".
The measure approved last year by the General Assembly gives doctors and families more say in the decision to hold mental patients against their will.

[Tax-Tips]


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The countdown is at 39.
That's how many days you have left before taxes are due.
And when you file your returns this year, you'll notice a few changes.
Scott Goldberg has some tips on how to get through this tax season.
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((It's that time of the year again.
Accountants are working seven days a week.
And taxpayers are working through pages of user-friendly IRS instructions, trying to find that relief that was promised when Congress passed new tax laws.
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For starters, your kids are worth a little bit more.
When you file your 19-98 returns, you can claim a 400-dollar deduction for each child in the household, assuming your income isn't too high.
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If your kids are in college, you can claim what's called the Hope scholarship credit. [PRE PRO] It's worth up to 15-hundred dollars per student during the first two years of college. There's also a lifetime learning credit, worth up to a thousand dollars for college expenses beyond what the Hope scholarship covers.
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Moving from college toward retirement, you can still make a 19-98 contribution to the new Roth IRA, as long as you do it before April 15th.
How do you know if a Roth is right for you?
Roanoke accountant Harry Schwarz said there's no hard and fast rule.
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((HARRY SCWARZ/GOODMAN & COMPANY: IF YOUR TAX BRACKET IS GOING TO BE THE SAME OR HIGHER WHEN YOU GET READY TO RETIRE, THEN A ROTH IRA PROBABLY WOULD BE A GOOD ALTERNATIVE FOR THOSE INDIVIDUALS AS LONG AS THEY QUALIFY.)) [RUNS16]
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And when it comes time to pay taxes this year, the IRS will let you use a credit card.
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((SCOTT GOLDBERG/REPORTING:THE LAW THAT MADE ALL OF THESE CHANGES IS CALLED THE TAXPAYER RELIEF ACT. BUT ONE THING IT DIDN'T CHANGE IS THE FACT THAT THE BIGGEST RELIEF COMES WHEN TAX SEASON'S OVER. SCOTT GOLDBERG, NEWS-7.)) [RUNS10]
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Up next--we'll show you the young woman who will represent the Roanoke Valley in the next Miss Virginia Pageant..
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And, what does it take to get into the Guiness Book of World Records?
This man could tell you.
We'll hear from him in a few minutes, first let's check in with Andrew Freiden in the weather center.
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For the first time in years, the Roanoke Valley will be represented in the next Miss Virginia Pageant.
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Seven hopefuls competed for the title Miss Roanoke Valley Festival 1999 last night at Virginia Western Community College.
They competed in swimsuit, evening gown and talent competitions.
The current Miss Virginia, Nita Booth made a special appearance.
And, former Miss Virginia Michelle Kang was one of the judges.
Last night's winner was Summer Hawkins of Liberty University.
She won a 25-hundred dollar scholarship and will now go on to compete for the Miss Virginia title in June.
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One government agency says planes will NOT be grounded because of Y2-K... and we have online Hamsters.
More in tonight's WebWatch.
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(([intro] [RUNS05] The F-A-A says the bug will NOT affect domestic air travel itself, based on tests of air traffic control systems... but while you may be safe your luggage is another story. The FAA isn't sure how baggage handling and overseas systems will be affected.

Could YOU write a sitcom? There's one way to find out... At Script-O-Rama-dot-com there are hundreds of television and movie scripts...from Aliens to the Seinfeld Parking Garage episode.
Read for fun, or learn the format and write them yourself.

Here's an update on your hometown station website... WDBJ7-dot-com has a new look and some new features, including "the store" A virtual shopping center where you can buy virtually anything... We also have the latest up-to-the minute mortgage quotes.

Finally tonight... a mystery site... we don't really know what it is... we don't really know "why" it is... but people just love "HamsterDance"

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If you want to dance along, the links are on the webwatch page... click on webwatch, at WDBJ7-dot-com.))

[World-Record]


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Hugh Leonard of Danville has won many awards for his gardening skills.
But, few measure up to his latest accomplishment that earned him a place in the Guiness Book of World Records.
Christy Hubley explains in this week's Virginia Profiles.
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((There isn't a day you won't find Hugh Leonard in his backyard garden.
He grows everything-- from tomatoes to gourds.
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((HUGH LEONARD: IT TAKES PATIENCE AND A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE TOO. I'M 80 YEARS OLD AND I'VE BEEN WORKING IN THE GARDEN SINCE I WAS 12 YEARS OLD.)) [RUNS:11]
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It's that experience that helped Hugh Leonard grow the world's largest Loofah gourd.
Loofah gourds are related to the cucumber family and are most often dried and processed with bleach.
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Leonard took a picture and the measurements of a Loofah gourd he grew and sent them off the Guinness Book of Records in London.
Last month, he found out he had a world record with his Loofah measuring 20-1/2 by 16-1/2 by 5-1/2 inches.
Leonard has earned plenty of ribbons in the past for his gardening and canning.
But nothing compares to this latest honor.
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((HUGH LEONARD: THAT'S AS HIGH AS YOU CAN GO BUT THAT CAN'T STOP YOU. YOU'VE GOT TO KEEP UP THE REPUTATION, USE YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE AND KEEP ON GROWING AND DOING THE RIGHT THING AT THE RIGHT TIME.)) [RUNS:14]
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And Leonard says with the right soil and sunlight and plenty of patience, he just might beat his own world record come the next harvest.
Christy Hubley, News 7, Danville.)) [Tease2]
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Up next--Roy Stanley will have highlights from the Duke--North Carolina game.
And, Andrew Freiden will have your complete weather forecast when the news continues.

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The Gulf War came to an end about eight years ago and many Americans celebrated a victory over Saddam Hussein.
Keith Humprhy takes a look back in this week's Virginia Newsreel.
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In this part of the story one element stayed the same... Saddam Hussein remained defiant.
He refused to withdraw his forces from Kuwait.
Iraqi troops had already endured more than a month of air strikes before the ground attack began.
By mid-February Iraq began waiving a white flag with strings attached.
Saddam agreed to withdraw according to the Soviet Peace Plan, but the allied forces did not think Saddam's intentions were sincere.
The coalition rejected a conditional offer and on February 24th 1991, the Ground war began.
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((THE WORLD SHOULD KNOW THAT THE -U-S IS A STRONG NATION. WE ARE CAPABLE OF DOING THINGS TO ENSURE THE WORLD IS A SAFE PLACE FOR INDIVIDUALS AND AGGRESSION WILL NOT BE TOLERATED)) [RUNS10]
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The allied forces, including the United States, smashed through Iraqi defense lines while on the move to Kuwait.
In this battle, they found most troops laying down their guns rather than putting up a fight.
Deserters and soldiers surrendered by the thousands.
Within 100 hours, allied forces liberated Kuwait City with no resistance.
U-S troops took over the United States embassy, and in no time ...the ambassador returned to raise the American flag.
While Saddam Hussein told Iraqi soldiers they could be proud of their brave efforts, more Iraqis were throwing their hands in the air.
Some of them were even shouting "Kill Saddam".
For the first time since August, Kuwait was free.
Four days after the start of the ground war, Iraq promised to accept all the United Nations resolutions concerning Kuwait.
President Bush called it a "quick, decisive and just victory"
Roanoke residents were happy to hear the news of the end of the war.
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((OUR TROOPS HAVE SHOWN THE WORLD THAT THE U.S. IS A POWER TO CONTEND WITH. WE HAVE SHOWN THE WORLD THAT WE CAN PUT TOGETHER A COALITION OF NATIONS THAT BELIEVE IN RIGHT THAT CAN GO OUT AND WHIP PEOPLE ON THE OTHER SIDE)) [RUNS15]
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One Blacksburg fourth grader was not convinced this was the last we would hear of Saddam.
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That is Virginia Newsreel. I'm Keith Humphry.))

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And coming up, The Lady Hokies know where they will play to open the N-C-A-A basketball tournament Kentucky wins the S-E-C championship.
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And Duke will no doubt get a top seed in the N-C-A-A after today's tournament championship win over North Carolina.

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[S-Race]


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After a week of, The Winston Cup drivers were back at it this afternoon in Las Vegas for the 400.
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Ward Burton was having a strong run until he over shot pit road and slid through the grass as he was leading the race.
Several cars including Jeff Gordon would pit for tires and gas.
Ward managed to get back out on the track and get the lead back with Jeremy Mayfield running second after 77 laps complete.
But Ward's brother Jeff could make his move and take the lead with just over 180 laps left to go.
Then the caution flag comes out when Michael Waltrip gets lose and slide across the back stretch on lap 118 bringing out the caution flag.
Mark Martin finally made his way to the front and he was leading the race with 74 laps to go.
Jeff Burton took the lead on lap 258 wth 10 laps to go and he would hold off his brother Ward to win the Las Vegas 400.
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Ward came in second and Jeff Gordon came in third. We'll have the top five plus here from Burton tonight at 11.






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The Lady Hokies of Virginia Tech can now prepare for their first round game in the N-C-A-A tournament.
Tech found out today as the selection committee picked the field.
Denise Allen has more.
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[S-ACC]


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The Duke Blue Devils locked up a number one seed in the N-C-A-A tournament and captured the A-C-C tournament championship beating North Carolina today in Charlotte.
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The crowd was fired up for this A-C-C championship match up.
And the Blue Devils jumped out to the early lead behind their big man Elton Brand scoring this jumper.
Carolina answers when Ed Cota steps up and hits this three pointer cutting the lead to five.
A 9 to 2 run and this William Avery three pointer and the Blue devils led 49 to 35 at the half.
Carolina would rally and cut the lead to single digits late in the second half Cota with the three pointer.
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But the Blue Devils go to Avery who hits the three pointer and Duke wins the game 96 to 73.
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[S-College]


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Kentucky won the Southeastern Conference tournament championship with a 76 to 63 win over Arkansas.
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Scott Padgett would up his play in the tournament championship.
Here he goes in for the alley oop slam and two of his game high 20 points to tie the game in the first half.
But Arkansas would control the first half Kareem Reid drives the baseline for the tough shot inside the Razorbacks led by 5 at the half.
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Kentucky picked it up in the second half Wayne Turner drives for the tough running jumper and the Wildcats win it 76 to 63.
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Reggie Miller had the hot hand today as Indiana beats Miami 85 to 72.
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Alonzo Mourning waiting to go to the free throw line.
The third quarter was a battle of the big men. Indiana's Rick Smits hits this jumper and the Pacers had a 45 to 35 lead.
But on this play Mourning takes it to the hoop strong and throws down the dunk cutting the lead to six.
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Miller injured his ankle in the third but he still could hit the three pointer and the Pacers win the game 85 to 72.
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