[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]



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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Clouds are already in place across the region...with showers developing throughout the morning.
We're watching a slow-moving storm system gradually slide northeastward from the nation's midsection
The complete forecast is coming up.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Kosovo]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Serbia Under Attack]


Good Morning, I'm Melanie Moon.
The flow of refugees from Kosovo is picking up again.
Three-thousand arrived in Macedonia yesterday and thousands more are expected today.
Meantime, NATO is now saying it may have indeed dropped a bomb on a convoy of refugees.
Bobbi Harley has the latest from Washington.
[Live=Harley Full/NEWSPATH]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-Washington DC;]
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[SUPER=03-Rakovica, Yugoslavia;]
[SUPER=03-Djakovica, Yugoslavia;]
[SUPER=01-Kenneth Bacon/Pentagon Spokesman;]
[SUPER=03-Blace, Macedonia;]
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[Live=Harley Full/NEWSPATH]
[SUPER=05-Washington DC;]
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((

OPERATION ALLIED FORCES WAGES ON-- WITH REPORTS OF SOME OF THE HEAVIEST BOMBING YET.. IN AND AROUND BELGRADE.
THE YUGOSLAV NEWS AGENCY SAYS MISSILES RIPPED THROUGH A MILLITARY BARRACKS IN A SOUTHERN SUBURB OVERNIGHT-- LEAVING MANY PEOPLE WITHOUT POWER.
CLEARER SKIES ALSO MADE IT EASIER FOR PLANES TO TARGET BRIDGES AND TELEVISION LINKS.
THE AIR STRIKES SEEM TO BE INTENSIFYING...
((LOCATOR: NEAR DJAKOVICA, YUGOSLAVIA))
EVEN AS OFFICIALS TRY TO FIGURE OUT WHO'S RESPONSIBLE FOR YESTERDAY'S DEADLY ATTACK ON DOZENS OF ETHNIC ALBANIANS.
SERB LEADERS CLAIM AT LEAST 64 PEOPLE WERE KILLED WHEN NATO BOMBS STRUCK A CONVOY OF REFUGEES.
NATO PILOTS INSIST THEY ONLY TARGETED MILITARY VEHICLES TRAVELING NEARBY.
THE PENTAGON SAYS IT LOOKS LIKE THE WORK OF THE SERBIAN ARMY:
((KENNETH BACON/PENTAGON SPOKESMAN)) "We are hearing from refugees coming into Albania that there have been attacks against refugee convoys by Yugoslav aircraft."
((BLACE, MACEDONIA))

MEANTIME, NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES ARE GEARING UP FOR YET ANOTHER WAVE OF REFUGEES TO CROSS THEIR BORDERS.
THIS TIME, MACEDONIA WILL BE HARDEST HIT--
AN ESTIMATED 50-THOUSAND KOSOVARS ARE EXPECTED TO ARRIVE THERE IN THE

COMING DAYS... BRINGING WITH THEM MORE TALES OF THE HORRORS THEY'VE SEEN.))[11-Plane-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=99-11 26:43]
[GRAPHIC=Crash Investigation]


A preliminary report on Tuesday's fatal plane crash should be ready in the coming weeks.
Investigators removed the
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[Vo-nat]
[Super=03-Montgomery Co.;]

engines and propellers from the site in Montgomery County yesteday.
The parts were taken elsewhere for more analysis.
And, while the investigation should wrap up soon- there's still much work to be done.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We'll continue]

((BRIAN RAYNER/NTSB INVESTIGATOR:WE'LL CONTINUE WITH SOME WITNESS INTERVIEWS, THE EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINES, AS WE INTEND TO VISIT THE ROANOKE TOWER AND SEE WHAT KIND OF DATA THEY'VE BEEN ABLE TO DEVELOP OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS.))
[SUPER=01-Brian Rayner/NTSB Investigator;]
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[OUT Q=of days.]
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[VO-NAT]
[Super=04-Monday;]


The pilot and all three passengers were killed when the plane went down, near Shawsville Monday.
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[Tourists-injured]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A vacation in the Caribbean turns tragic.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kingston, Jamaica;]


As many as fifteen tourists, many of them American, were injured in Jamaica while visiting a banana planataion.
Authorities say 25 passengers were aboard a trailer being pulled by a tractor when it picked up speed as went down a hill and overturned.
Several of the injuries are reported to be serious.
The tourists were passengers on Royal Caribbean's Majesty of the Seas cruise ship.
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[Strawberry]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


More drug trouble for Major leaguer Darryl Strawberry.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[4:10;37]
The Yankees outfielder was busted last night in Tampa, Florida after he allegedly solicited an undercover police officer for sex.
Police then found cocaine in his Wallet.
Strawberry faces charges of drug possession and solicitation.
Strawberry, who underwent surgery for colon cancer last year, has a lengthy history of substance abuse.
He has spent time at the Betty Ford Clinic and in 19-95 was suspended from the majors for 60 days after testing positive for cocaine.
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[1-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=ssa]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In local sports news, a high scoring game doesn't go Salem's way.
Roy Stanley has details.
Good Morning Roy.
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[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


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[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive: tax))

[11-Fulcher]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-8 1:25:20]
[GRAPHIC=Fulcher]


A con man who's made a career out of turning in fellow inmates defends his decision ... on camera.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


Mike Fulcher put his fellow inmate Thomas Gray in touch with a so-called hitman, knowing he would really discuss murder with the Botetourt County sheriff.
[SUPER=04-Last May;]


Fulcher says he will also tell a judge what Jay Clements said about starting last year's fatal Church Avenue fire.

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[SOT 11:08:21]
[IN Q=I'm all for]

((I'M ALL FOR HELPING INMATES IF THEY'RE TRYING TO HELP THEMSELVES. IF IT'S AN INMATE ON THE OTHER SIDE WHO WANTS TO RECRUIT ME TO HELP COMMIT A MURDER I'M NOT GOING TO DO IT. I'M GOING TO REPORT IT JUST LIKE I DID TO THE SHERIFF.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Fulcher/Jail Informant;]
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[OUT Q=did to the sheriff]
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[VO-NAT]


Fulcher's serving 36 years in prison for stealing three lawnmowers.
For years -- he was a D-E-A informant.
But the sheriff's office says they always check his work.
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[SOT 12:33:22]
[IN Q=If you're asking me]

((IF YOU'RE ASKING ME WOULD I TRUST HIM ... I'M NOT SURE OF THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Major Ken Smith/Botetourt Co. Sheriff's Dept.;]
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[OUT Q=sure of that]
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[VO-NAT]


Fulcher's now been nailed as the suspected leader of a drug ring inside Bland Prison.
Tonight on News 7 at six, Fulcher will tell us how GUARDS were allegedly dealing drugs to the inmates.
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[11-Post-Office]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-5 1:10:01]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some Lynchburg residents are expressing concern about a plan that would close down three of their local post offices.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Postal officials say the proposal would speed up mail delivery by moving mail carriers closer to their routes.
A new 28- thousand square foot facility would be built in the Langhorne Road area.. eliminating the need for the Miller Park and Rivermont Avenue offices.
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[SOT 11:44:03]
[IN Q=My proposal is]

((BILL HUSTON/LYNCHBURG POSTMASTER: MY PROPOSAL IS SINCE WE'RE BUILDING THIS NEW FACILITY AND A NEW FINANCIAL UNIT, IS TO NOT JUST CLOSE THE RIVERMONT POST OFFICE, BUT TO CONVERT IT INTO ANOTHER CONTRACT STATION TO SERVE THAT COMMUNITY.))

[SUPER=01-Bill Huston/Lynchburg Postmaster; :00]
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[OUT Q=serve that community.]
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[VO-NAT]


Some residents say contract stations-- which are postal windows in existing businesses-- don't have the same neighborhood feel as their local post office.
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[11-Big-Game]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-B]
[GRAPHIC=Big Game (4547)]


It's time to meet the winner of the biggest individual lottery prize in U-S history.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Braintree, MA]


Maria Grasso- a live in babysitter with two children in college- opted for the immediate 104 million dollar payout- She takes home 70 million after taxes.
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[SOT 20:24:24]
[IN Q=I have a large]

((MARIA GRASSO/BIG GAME WINNER: I HAVE A LARGE FAMILY IN CHILE. I DON'T PLAY ALWAYS. IT WAS A BIG JACKPOT SO I JUST TOOK A CHANCE HERE I AM.))
[SUPER=01-Maria Grasso/Big Game Winner]
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[OUT Q=HERE I AM. laughter.]
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[VO-NAT]


Grasso says she will take care of her family and use the money to help mentally handicapped children.
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[S-Lewis-Gale]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=99-1 1:59:31]
[GRAPHIC=Lewis Gale]


It's going to be a painful process for patients, but Lewis-Gale Clinic's Administration says changes in bill collect are neccessary.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

The clinic has never charged interest or late fees and allowed patients to make small payments over a period of years.
The clinic's Executive Director says the new policy is only getting Lewis-Gale up to par with current industry standards. Now patients will be given six months to settle their bill, then they will be offered two options.
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[SOT ub 09 44 26]
[IN Q=The choice is]

((STEVEN KELLEY/LGC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: THE CHOICE IS, AT THE END OF THEIR SIX MONTH PLAN TO EITHER PAY OFF THE ENTIRE BALANCE WITH A TWENTY PERCENT DISCOUNT, OR THEY HAVE 90 DAYS TO FIND FINANCING ON THEIR OWN AND WE'LL HELP THEM WITH THAT, BUT IF THEY DON'T CHOOSE ONE OF THOSE TWO OPTIONS, THEN AND ONLY THEN WILL WE SEND THEM TO A COLLECTION AGENCY.))
[SUPER=01-Steven Kelley/LGC Executive Director; ]
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[OUT Q=collection agency.]
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[VO-NAT]

The policy will effect about a thousand Lewis-Gale clinic patients.
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[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, no kidding here ... some regular sex could be good for your health.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:14]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((FEDERAL HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE WORRIED THAT SEVERAL MIX-UPS INVOLVING A POPULAR ARTHRITIS DRUG.. COULD LEAD TO SERIOUS INJURIES-- AND EVEN DEATH!
VT=VO

((vo??))
THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION SAYS AT LEAST 53 PRESCRIPTION ERRORS HAVE BEEN MADE.. CONCERNING THE ARTHRITIS PAIN RELIEVER, CELEBREX.
THAT'S BECAUSE THE NAME SOUNDS SIMILAR TO OTHER MEDICATIONS ON THE MARKET.
SO FAR, NO ONE HAS BEEN HURT...
BUT THE F-D-A SAYS IT MAY BE TIME FOR A NAME-CHANGE.//
VT=VO

((vo))
DOCTORS ARE EMBRACING A LESS-RADICAL APPROACH TO TREATING OVERACTIVE PANCREASES IN NEWBORNS.
OFTENTIMES, MOST OF THE ORGAN IS REMOVED BECAUSE IT'S PRODUCING MORE INSULIN THAN THE BABY CAN HANDLE.
BUT A STUDY IN TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE SAYS A SURGICAL PROCEDURE THAT FOCUSES ONLY ON THE DAMAGED PARTS IS MORE EFFECTIVE.
BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS RETURNED TO NORMAL IN ALL THE BABIES TESTED.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND AN APPLE A DAY MAY NOT BE THE ONLY THING THAT KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY--
RESEARCHERS SAY HAVING SEX AT LEAST ONCE OR TWICE A WEEK.. MIGHT HELP PREVENT COLDS AND FLU.
ACCORDING TO AN ARTICLE IN NEW SCIENTIST MAGAZINE, MODERATE SEXUAL ACTIVITY INCREASES LEVELS OF A COMPOUND... THAT BUILDS UP THE IMMUNE SYSTEM.
HOWEVER, THE STUDY FINDS TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING ACTUALLY WEAKENS A PERSON'S IMMUNITY.//
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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[Double Boxes=KMC & SPA]
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((Archive: tax day)) [2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Mel/Kmc]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Reports this morning of heavy bombing in and around Belgrade.. as NATO tries to crush the serb armed forces.
Meantime, an international observer monitoring the Kosovo-Albania border says refugees indicate that Serbs were responsible for the deaths yesterday of dozens of ethnic Albanian refugees.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]

It's time to answer to Uncle Sam.
The deadline to file your 19-98 tax returns expires at midnight.
You might have trouble getting through on the I-R-S 800 number today, but their website, at I-R-S dot gov, has tips, answers to common questions and tax forms, like extensions.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And New York yankee, Darryl Strawberry, is charged with cocaine possesion and soliciting a prostitute in Florida.
This is the latest of several similar setbacks for the 37-year outfielder.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday April 15th .
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2Kosovo]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Serbia Under Attack]


Fresh waves of refugees are flooding out of Kosovo.
Thousands crossed the border overnight and and thousands more are expected today.
They're telling aid workers the Serbs are now planning to empty Kosovo's second largest city, which had a prewar populaiton of 70-thousand.
And this very late word: NATOis now saying at least one of its bombs did hit a convoy that included civilians.
Bobbi Harley has more from Washington.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Rakovica, Yugoslavia;]
[SUPER=03-Djakovica, Yugoslavia;]
[SUPER=01-Kenneth Bacon/Pentagon Spokesman;]
[SUPER=03-Blace, Macedonia;]
[super=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting;]
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((

OPERATION ALLIED FORCES WAGES ON-- WITH REPORTS OF SOME OF THE HEAVIEST BOMBING YET.. IN AND AROUND BELGRADE.
THE YUGOSLAV NEWS AGENCY SAYS MISSILES RIPPED THROUGH A MILLITARY BARRACKS IN A SOUTHERN SUBURB OVERNIGHT-- LEAVING MANY PEOPLE WITHOUT POWER.
CLEARER SKIES ALSO MADE IT EASIER FOR PLANES TO TARGET BRIDGES AND TELEVISION LINKS.
THE AIR STRIKES SEEM TO BE INTENSIFYING...
((LOCATOR: NEAR DJAKOVICA, YUGOSLAVIA))
EVEN AS OFFICIALS TRY TO FIGURE OUT WHO'S RESPONSIBLE FOR YESTERDAY'S DEADLY ATTACK ON DOZENS OF ETHNIC ALBANIANS.
SERB LEADERS CLAIM AT LEAST 64 PEOPLE WERE KILLED WHEN NATO BOMBS STRUCK A CONVOY OF REFUGEES.
NATO PILOTS INSIST THEY ONLY TARGETED MILITARY VEHICLES TRAVELING NEARBY.
THE PENTAGON SAYS IT LOOKS LIKE THE WORK OF THE SERBIAN ARMY:
((KENNETH BACON/PENTAGON SPOKESMAN)) "We are hearing from refugees coming into Albania that there have been attacks against refugee convoys by Yugoslav aircraft."
((BLACE, MACEDONIA))

MEANTIME, NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES ARE GEARING UP FOR YET ANOTHER WAVE OF REFUGEES TO CROSS THEIR BORDERS.
THIS TIME, MACEDONIA WILL BE HARDEST HIT--
AN ESTIMATED 50-THOUSAND KOSOVARS ARE EXPECTED TO ARRIVE THERE IN THE

COMING DAYS... BRINGING WITH THEM MORE TALES OF THE HORRORS THEY'VE SEEN.))[11-Tax-Day]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-12 39:45]
[GRAPHIC=Tax Day]


A lot of people have tax forms spread their homes this morning. Time is running to get your taxes filed.
If you're one of the people with work still ahead, Eric Earnhart says you can still find help.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=If you are]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :06]
[SUPER=01-Deborah Hill/H&R Block District Manager; :14]
[SUPER=@eric1;]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=STD.]

(( If you are a late filer, one of the first things you should remember is don't do it again.
District Manager Deborah Hill says early filers can save money.

[SOT 00:09:16]
[IN Q=then you have an ]

((DEBORAH HILL/H&R BLOCK DISTRICT MANAGER; THEN YOU HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE SOMEONE SAY YOU MAY HAVE THIS DEDUCTION, OR YOU MAY BE ABLE TO REDUCE THIS INCOME BY CERTAIN DEDUCTIONS, AND YOU MAY HAVE TIME TO GO BACK AN SEARCH FOR THAT, OR GET THAT INFORMATION THAT YOU NEED TO PUT THAT ON YOUR TAX RETURN.))
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[OUT Q=your tax return]



So file that away for next year if you're running into trouble at this late hour, professional tax preparers should still be able to fit you in.
You might have trouble connecting to the IRS 800 number, but their website, at IRS-dot-gov, has tips, answers to comon questions, and tax forms... like extensions... but remember if you file an extension, you still have to pay what you THINK you owe NOW... pay too little, and it will cost you.

[SOT 00:10:26]
[IN Q=you pay interest]

((DEBORAH HILL/H&R BLOCK DISTRICT MANAGER; YOU PAY INTEREST IF YOU OWE MORE MONEY, AND IF YOU DON'T HAVE ENOUGH PAID IN, THE EXTENSION IS NO GOOD AND YOU END UP PAYING A PENALTY ANYWAY.))
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[OUT Q=a penalty anyway]



So what happens if you simply file late? If you DON'T owe money... nothing.

[SOT 00:08:38]
[IN Q=if you owe]

((DEBORAH HILL/H&R BLOCK DISTRICT MANAGER; IF YOU OWE TAXES, THEN THE PENALTIES ACCRUE MONTHLY FOR LATE FILING YOUR TAX RETURNS, AND THE MINIMUM IS LIKE 100 DOLLARS OR THE BALANCE DUE ON YOUR TAX RETURN, WHICH IS THE MINIMUN THEY CAN BE. ))
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[S-Plane-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=Tha]
[TAPE#=99-6 1:16:33]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Investigation]


The National Transportation Safety Board is close to finishing its work at the site of Monday's fatal plane crash in Montgomery County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./Monday;]


Four people were killed when the twin-engine plane went down near Shawsville.
Yesterday, the plane's engines and propellors were removed and taken to another site for further analysis.
[SUPER=04-Yesterday]


The N-T-S-B investigators say most of their work at the crash site is complete but that there's much more work to be done elsewhere.
They still need to talk to witnesses as well as officials at the Roanoke Regional Airport.
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[S-NB-Firefighter]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=99-7 1:08:03]
[GRAPHIC=Rockbridge Arson Arrests]


Yet another firefighter in the Rockbridge region has been accused of arson.
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[VO-NAT]


24-year old Joseph Daren Wood is suspected of starting four brush fires beginning March 28th.
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;]


Wood is a firefighter with the Buchanan and Natural Bridge Fire Departments.
He is the latest of several local firemen accused of arson since November of last year.
If convicted Wood faces up 20 years behind bars.
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#NONE]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]



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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[COMM #6]

((Archive: tax day))

[S-Vila]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-3 1:49:12]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The work is underway in Richmond.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


And the TV show about it began taping yesterday.
"Bob Vila's Home Again" will tape 13 segments on the restoration of Virginia's Executive Mansion.
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[SOT 12:43:27]
[IN Q=]

((BOB VILA/"HOME AGAIN" HOST: ROOMS FURNISHED AND FILLED WITH ANTIQUES THAT CAN RIVAL THINGS THAT WERE IN THE WHITE HOUSE...CONTEMPORARY OF DUNCAN FIFE'S.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Vila/"Home Again" Host; ]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=Duncan Fife's.]
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[VO-NAT]


The restoration is being overseen by First Lady Roxane Gilmore-- who's already winning praise from the project architect for her desire to restore and update the mansion in the most historically correct way.
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[Candle-Recall]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Product Recall]


Here's an unusual recall ... for candles.
About 35-thousand Calvin Klein fragranced candles are being recalled because they may burn with high flames that could pose fire hazards. The candles come in two sizes -- two-and-a-quarter inches and one-and-a-half inches high, and were packaged in tin containers of different colors.
Consumers who have the candles should return them to the store where they were bought.





[2Strawberry]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Another setback for Yankees outfielder Darryl Strawberry.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[4:10;37]
The 37 year old ball player was arrested last night in Tampa, Florida after he allegedly solicited an undercover police officer for sex.
Police then found cocaine in his Wallet.
Strawberry, who underwent surgery for colon cancer last year, has a lengthy history of substance abuse.
He has in and out of rehab clinics since the early 90's and was suspended from the majors for 60 days in 19-95 after testing positive for cocaine.
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[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=ssa]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In other sports news, the Martinsville track is already warming up.
Roy Stanley is here with more.
Good Morning Roy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:03]
[OUT Q=day everybody.]




[Driverless-Car]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Just when you though you may have seen it all..stand by for the driverless car..that was captured by the cops and stopped.
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[VO-NAT]

[ 04NA - 04:16:20 ]
[SUPER=03-Evansville, IN]


Here's thestory: Hilda Austin of Evansville, Indiana lost control of her car Wednesday afternoon. She was knocked to the ground as it began to drive backwards..in circles. After much deliberation, an Evansville policeman jumped on top of the car and climbed in the driver's side to put a stop to the runaway vehicle. The officer was taken to a local hospital for a sore back .. he's doing fine now..in stable condition.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(weather toss)

[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]

Area I-R-S offices and tax preparers and bracing for a busy day. Tonight is the deadline to file your taxes. And many post offices will remain open late tonight to take all those returns filled out at the last minute.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A preliminary report on Tuesday's fatal plane crash should be ready in the coming weeks.
Investigators removed the engines and propellers from the site in Montgomery County Wednesday.
The parts were taken elsewhere for more analysis.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Yet another firefighter in the Rockbridge region has been accused of arson.
24-year old Joseph Daren Wood is suspected of starting four brush fires beginning March 28th.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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