[7S-Danville-Murder]

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Danville police are searching for clues after a woman was stabbed yesterday.
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Police say 35-year old Tammy Marie Blair died from a puncture wound to the abdomen.
It happened around 1:30 yesterday 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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An autopsy is scheduled for later today.

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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The next six weeks will be busy ones on Virginia's death row. Beginning tomorrow, seven inmates are scheduled to be executed through the end of April.
The first is 37-year old George Quesinberry Junior, who is scheduled to die by lethal injection for the 1989 murder of Chesterfield County businessman Thomas Haynes.
Quesinberry's lawyers have petitioned the governor for clemency, arguing their client was an abused child.
Governor Gilmore is reviewing the petition.

[7S-Tax-Tips]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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The deadline to file your taxes is quickly approaching.
This year you may notice a few changes on your returns.
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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[WEBSITE]
And when it comes time to pay taxes this year, the IRS will let you use a credit card.
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((SCHWARZ: THAT'S THE GOOD NEWS, THE BAD NEWS IS THE FEES ASSOCIATED WITH PAYING FOR THAT CREDIT CARD ARE GOING TO HAVE TO BE BORN BY THE TAXPAYER.)) [RUNS09]
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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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[7AG-Office]


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Attorney General Mark Earley will be in Roanoke today to announce the opening of a new regional office.
The office will have an assistant attorney general who will work full-time on local cases and a community outreach coordinator to handle questions from the public.
Regional offices are already in place in northernVirginia and Hampton Roads.
The state attorney general's office is based in Richmond.

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Taking a look now at your Monday forecast..
Partly sunny today, with northerly winds gusting to about 15 miles per hour. Look for highs in the mid-40s.
Snow returns tonight, but don't expect much accumulation in the Roanoke area. Only about an inch will be on the ground by morning. Lows will be in the mid-20s.
The extended forecast...
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[45S-Danville-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#=99-8; 37:29]
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In Danville, police are looking for a killer.
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Police say 35-year old Tammy Marie Blair was stabbed in the abdomen early yesterday morning at her home.
Blair was apprently still alive when she was taken to the Danville Regional Medical Center, but died a short time later.
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An autopsy will be performed today.[45AG-Office]


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An assistant attorney General is setting up shop in Roanoke. Attorney General Mark Earley will be in the star city today to announce the opening of a new regional office.
Theassistant attorney general who will work full-time on local cases.
The office will also include a community outreach coordinator to handle questions from the public.
Regional offices are already in place in northernVirginia and Hampton Roads.

[45S-Tax-Tips]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-1; 1:00:34]
[GRAPHIC=Taxes]


The deadline to file your taxes is a little over a month away.
Scott Goldberg has some advice on the new IRS forms.
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[SUPER=01-Harry Schwarz/Goodman & Company, LLP; :58]
[SUPER=@Scott1;1:28]
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[OUT Q=SGO, News 7.]

((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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((NATSOUND/KIDS PLAYING))
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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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((NATSOUND/TECH CAMPUS))
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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.
(///// SOT /////)
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((NATSOUND/adults))
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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.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 22:38]
[IN Q=IF YOUR]

((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]
[OUT Q=QUALIFY]

[WEBSITE]
And when it comes time to pay taxes this year, the IRS will let you use a credit card.
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[SOT 16:45]
[IN Q=THAT'S THE]

((SCHWARZ: THAT'S THE GOOD NEWS, THE BAD NEWS IS THE FEES ASSOCIATED WITH PAYING FOR THAT CREDIT CARD ARE GOING TO HAVE TO BE BORN BY THE TAXPAYER.)) [RUNS09]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The law that made]

((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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[45Country-Museum]


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It's already been designated the "Birthplace of Country Music" by Congress, now Bristol is getting a new musuem .
The Birthplace of Country Music museum is located on the Tennessee border, where organizers believe country music got it's start.
The Carter family, Jimmy Rodgers and others made recordings there in 19-27-- in a local hat factory.
It's also the birthplace of Tennessee Ernie Ford.
Today's museum opening will feature Grand Ole Opry bluegrass stars Jim and Jesse McReynolds.
Items owned by Ford and the Carters will also be on display.

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Time again to check the Monday weather outlook--
Partly sunny today with highs in the mid 40s.
But expect cloudy skies and snow showers to develop by tonight.
A winter weather advisory will be in effect for an inch of snow overnight, with lows in the mid 20s.
IN the extended forecast...snow will linger tomorrow, possibly mixing with sleet and rain at times.
Expect highs this week in the 30s and 40s....lows in the 20s and 30s.
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[8S-Danville-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=99-8; 37:29]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


The search is on for a murder suspect in Danville...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


A thirty five year old woman was stabbed at her home early yesterday morning.
Police say 35-year old Tammy Marie Blair suffered a puncture wound to the abdomen.
Blair was apprently still alive when she was taken to the Danville Regional Medical Center, but died a short time later.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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An autopsy will be performed today.[8Quesinberry]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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SEVEN Virginia death row inmates are scheduled for execution between tomorrow and the end of April.
The first is 37-year old George Quesinberry Junior, who is scheduled to die by lethal injection for the 19-89 murder of Chesterfield County businessman Thomas Haynes.
Quesinberry's lawyers have petitioned the governor for clemency, arguing their client was an abused child.
Governor Gilmore is reviewing the petition.

[8S-Tax-Tips]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-1; 1:00:34]
[GRAPHIC=Taxes]


April 15th will be here soon enough....
If you haven't yet filed your income taxes, Scott Goldberg has some suggestions that might bring you a bigger return.
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[IN Q=It's that time]
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[SUPER=01-Harry Schwarz/Goodman & Company, LLP; :58]
[SUPER=@Scott1;1:28]
[RUNS=1:39]
[OUT Q=SGO, News 7.]

((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.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=natsound]

((NATSOUND/KIDS PLAYING))
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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.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=natsound]

((NATSOUND/TECH CAMPUS))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=]


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.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=natsound]

((NATSOUND/adults))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=]


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.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 22:38]
[IN Q=IF YOUR]

((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]
[OUT Q=QUALIFY]

[WEBSITE]
And when it comes time to pay taxes this year, the IRS will let you use a credit card.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:45]
[IN Q=THAT'S THE]

((SCHWARZ: THAT'S THE GOOD NEWS, THE BAD NEWS IS THE FEES ASSOCIATED WITH PAYING FOR THAT CREDIT CARD ARE GOING TO HAVE TO BE BORN BY THE TAXPAYER.)) [RUNS09]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The law that made]

((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]
[OUT Q=SGO, News 7.]
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[8Country-Museum]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=ssa]
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Congress has declared Bristol, the "Birthplace of Country Music", and tomorrow a new museum will open there.
The Birthplace of Country Music museum is located on the Tennessee border, where organizers believe country music got it's start.
The Carter family, Jimmy Rodgers and others made recordings there in 19-27-- in a local hat factory. It's also the birthplace of Tennessee Ernie Ford.
The museum opening will feature Grand Ole Opry bluegrass stars Jim and Jesse McReynolds.
Items owned by Ford and the Carters will also be on display.

[8WEATHER]


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Turning your attention now to weather--
Partly sunny skies through the afternoon, with temperatures warming into the mid 40s.
By tonight, an approaching storm system will trigger snow showers, with one to three inches likely across the region by tomorrow morning.
The extended outlook promises a wintry mix for tomorrow, with gradually improving conditions for the rest of the week.
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