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Coming up next on News-7....
At least 23 people are dead after the floor falls out from under them at Israeli wedding.
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And a missing boy from Franklin County turns up alive and well.
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We can expect showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and some could be on the strong side...I'll have your forecast.....
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News 7 at noon is next.
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The floor collapses under the weight of hundreds of guests at an Israeli wedding...
Today, rescue parties search for more survivors.
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Good afternoon, I'm Marya Jones, filling in for Kimberly McBroom.
Rescue workers in Jerusalem are still hoping to find survivors buried under the rubble of a banquet hall that collapsed during a wedding.
At least 23 people are dead... more than 300 were injured.
Amateur video caught what happened as the floor gave way.
Kimberly Dozier reports.
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((Assi and Keren Sror had just been declared man and wife. Everyone was on the dance floor.
This is the moment the dream turned nightmare. (Floor gives way, dance floor falls through with everyone on it.)
Hundreds plummeted from the third floor...to the basement.

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Israelis are accustomed to tragedy...but not like this.
Shock...panic...horror. Those left behind searched for loved ones. No one knew where to go, or how to help.

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One woman who fell to the bottom of this pit...said she had to step on those beneath her to get out.
Among the dead, rescuers found a man and woman, holding each other.
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The blame may rest with builders who cut corners - removing support columns to enlarge a hall on the floor below.
The bride and groom survived. Dozens of their guests are still missing. Rescuers will keep searching, hoping for a miracle of a wedding gift: finding someone else alive. Kimberly Dozier, CBS News, London))

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Two apparent suicide bombings in Israel have killed at least three people and injured 40.
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39 people were injured this morning when a car exploded near a bus station in the central Israeli town of Hadera.


Earlier, a Palestinian truck sped toward an Israeli army post in the Gaza Strip and exploded under fire.
No soldiers were hurt.
The Islamic militant group, Hamas, claims the incident was a suicide attack marking the anniversary of Israel's troop withdrawal from Lebanon.
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An announcement today could make it easier for businesses to adopt a global perspective.
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Jennifer Miele is at the Hotel Roanoke where the announcement was just made that the region is expanding its international trade zone.
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((ROLLCUE:...for local business like Volvo.))
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An electronics manufacturer with a plant in our area is restructuring ... and it will cost local workers their jobs.
Ericsson says the cost-cutting measure will mean an unspecified number of layoffs at its Lynchburg facility.
The company says it's lost nearly 500 million dollars this quarter as other cell phone makers move ahead in sales.

The company announced in April it would cut 12 thousand jobs worldwide and remove seven thousand consultants from the payroll.

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The snow leopard cubs at Mill Mountain Zoo are growing by leaps and bounds.
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The male and two females were weighed this morning for the third time since being born earlier this month. Each gained an average of about half a pound since last week's reading. They weigh between one- and- three-quarters and two - and- a quarter pounds. All their eyes are open and the blue color is beginning to darken. The zoo says the cubs are now walking enough to be able to find their mom, Tasha, when she leaves the den.
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Still to come on the newscast, the subject of a local manhunt turns himself in. We'll have the details.
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and we'll tell you why new evidence from NASA may make people who believe in space aliens do an about face.
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But first let's check in with Leo in the Weather center - It looks like it's going to be a soggy start to the weekend -

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The Border Patrol is calling it the deadliest attempt to cross into the U-S in Arizona history.
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14 illegal Mexican immigrants died as they made the trek across the border in 115 degree heat.
Smugglers told them it was a short walk to the nearest highway.
They said they'd be back with water, but never returned.
More than 300 immigrants have died while trying to enter the U-S.
Mexican officials say they have arrested one of the smugglers.
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Franklin County deputies say a Rocky Mount boy who was missing for nearly a month has turned up alive and well.
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They say 15-year-old Steven Dillon had been staying at a friend's in Rocky Mount all along.
The Benjamin Franklin Middle School student disappeared after a dance on April 27th and his family had NOT heard from him.
Authorities and volunteers spent several days searching the Pigg River for Dillon after some of his personal belongings were discovered there.
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Deputies say Dillon turned himself in and is now in juvenile detention on an unrelated charge.

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With the movie Pearl Harbor opening this Memorial Day weekend, Roanoke is remembering the attack and the local veterans who served there.
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This morning, veterans and local dignitaries gathered at the Valley View Grande Theater for a special ceremony.
And seven men who were stationed at Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941 were the center of attention.
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The veterans and other invited guests attended a special screening of the movie, which also opened to the public this morning.
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A NASA spacecraft has a caught the planet Mars mugging for the camera again.
An orbiting spacecraft first caught the so-called "Face on Mars" 25 years ago.
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Its features have compelled some to imagine it was carved by an alien civilization.
NASA released the first high-resolution pictures of the face yesterday.
They were taken aboard the Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft last month.
NASA says the new images show the area to be nothing more than a hill.
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Coming up next, we'll see how home gardeners can deal with a pest that's killing their trees,
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and then a little later, we'll meet a man who is taking a world tour on his tractor.
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The Science Museum of Western Virginia has a new leader.
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Stuart Hill has stepped into the roll of acting executive director after spending one year as the museum's director of education. He's taking over for former director, Ken Schutz, who recently left the museum for a job in Arizona. Schutz cited a lack of state funding as one of the reasons he took another job. Dozens of employees were let go because the science museum was left out of the state budget.
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((STUART HILL/ACTING DIRECTOR: NEVERTHELESS, WE'RE SUPPORTED ENOUGH IN THE VALLEY THAT WE DO HAVE A STRONG BUDGET AND WE AREN'T HAVING TO ELIMINATE ANY PROGRAMS. WE WERE CONCERNED ABOUT TRAVELING EXHIBITSBUT, AS I JUST MENTIONED, WE HAVE A FULL SLATE FOR NEXT YEAR THAT WE'RE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT.))
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Hill will spend one year as acting director, but he's already been invited to apply for the job permanently.
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Danville now has a battle plan to make downtown shine again.
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The city was designated a Virginia Main Street Community last summer.
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((IT IS A GREAT COMMUNITY WITH A GREAT DOWNTOWN THAT HAS A LOT OF POTENTIAL. THAT POTENTIAL HASN'T BEEN USED TO ITS FULLEST OVER THE LAST SEVERAL DECADES, BUT THAT'S NOT UNUSUAL.))
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Last night a Virginia Main Street Resource Team presented it's recommendations.
Among them: make small visible changes like fixing facades... promoting existing downtown businesses... and finding new business anchors to fill old buildings.
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Leo is up next with this week's edition of Growing It. *****GROWING IT OPEN****
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Today we're looking at problem that's hitting Hemlock trees in our region. A pest is slowing killing them, but something can be done.
Jacey Birch has more
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 92 points.
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Nasdaq has lost 25 points.


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Still to come on News 7 - It's gonna be a bumpy ride for one Frenchmans world tour.
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And rain made for a slow night for NASCAR drivers as they tried to pick up the pace in Charlotte. We'll have that story after the break.
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It was a late night at the Lowe's Motor Speedway last night. Qualifying for the Coca-Cola 600 didn't end until nearly 11:30. Mike Stevens has details.
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How about touring the world... on a tractor?
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That's what Christian Hurault and his trusted Valtra tractor are setting out to do.
The Frenchman started his world tour in Paris in February and crossed seven European countries before entering Russia.
Last week, he rolled into Red Square, greeted by fans and onlookers.
Hurault is no stranger to tours on farm equipment.
A decade ago, he crossed the Sahara desert on a combine harvester.
He hopes to wrap up his world tour in Spain in December.
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