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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - Scattered showers or storms may be in the area today - with highs in the mid 80's. Steve Pardon will have your complete forecast coming up in just a couple of minutes.

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Some area teenagers who were injured when their church van flipped earlier this month are still on a long road to recovery. The accident, near Greensboro, took the life of one teenager and left three others seriously injured.
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19- year old (Muh-rel-uh Diz-DARE-uh-vic) Mirela Dizdarevic is now back home with her family in Roanoke. She broke her back when she was thrown from the van. But the accident did NOT break her spirit. Mirela will enter Roanoke College next month-- with a slightly different outlook on life.
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((I'M GOING TO BE MORE IN THE CHURCH, HELP THE MINISTRY AND BE CLOSER TO MY FRIENDS FROM THE CHURCH AND JUST CLOSER TO MY FAMILY AND APPRECIATE MORE OF LIFE.))
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Mirela was in a coma for a week... as well as 16- year old Ben Wheeler who's now a patient at Roanoke Memorial. Ben suffered head trauma, a broken heel and deep cuts on his back. And, while doctors are cautious about a full recovery-- Ben's father is optimistic.
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((I THINK IN MY HEART THEY'RE LETTING US KNOW THERE IS NO REASON HE CAN'T MAKE A FULL RECOVERY JUST TIME WILL TELL AND IT WILL BE A LONG TIME.))
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[OUT Q= LONG TIME.]
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Ben is expected to leave the hospital on Friday. Both families credit prayer for their children's recovery and say they want to thank everyone who's offered support over the past few weeks.


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More than 80 jobs may be cut at Rubatex in Bedford.
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An R-B-X spokesman says the company is trying to operate more efficiently as it works its way out of bankruptcy.


That means Bedford's extrusion operation could move to Arkansas or North Carolina.
The company has spoken with union leaders about the plan... there's no word as to when a decision will be made.


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The Roanoke Valley Y-M-C-A is in the midst of a campaign to raise six and a half million dollars.
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The money will be used to build the Kirk Family Aquatic Center in downtown Roanoke.
The center is named after the family for its ongoing support to the Y.
They have already raised three and a half million dollars for the facility.
Campaign Executives are planning new programs and activities for the new building, such as a senior water therapy program.
The Y says it plans to break ground next summer.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - Expect partly to mostly cloudy skies today with a chance for scattered showers or storms. Steve Pardon had detail coming up after the news.



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Daily moment's of silence will continue in Virginia schools.
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Yesterday, a federal Appeals Court upheld a Virginia statute that establishes a minute of silence in the classroom. The challenge was brought by several students and their parents who argued that the observation violated the First Amendment by encouraging prayer. The Commonwealth maintained the statute was designed to allow students to use the moment of silence in any way they chose, including... but not limited to prayer.
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The artist who compelled Governor Jim Gilmore to call for censorship of what's viewed in "state-supported" museums has a new distinction.
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Time Magazine named Lexington photographer Sally Mann "America's Best Photographer" this month.
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We asked the Governor for his reaction to the honor for an artist whose work he called "lewd, outrageous, and vulgar" last spring.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WELL I THINK SALLY MANN'S A FINE PHOTOGRAPHER. AND I HAD SOME, OBVIOUSLY, ISSUE WITH JUST A FEW OF HER PICTURES REGARDING CHILDREN. BUT BY AND LARGE, HER WORK IS REALLY RATHER EXTRAORDINARY AND I THINK SHE'S TO BE CONGRATULATED.))
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NEWS 7 got this response from Sally Mann by e-mail: "I love it. 'Really rather extraordinary' in particular. I wish there was a symbol in e-mail to denote.. utter scorn, don't you?"
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Roanoke County taxpayers are filling a big hole left by the General Assembly in the Explore Park budget.
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Roanoke County's Board of Supervisors voted 4- to- 1 to give Explore Park 300-thousand dollars out of its budget, along with a 250-thousand dollar loan.
The outdoor historic park counted on money from the state.
But funding from the General Assembly dropped from 850-thousand dollars to zero last year.
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((ROGER ELLMORE/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: IT STABILIZES THE WHOLE SITUATION..... AS OPPOSED TO ALWAYS HAVING TO WORRY ABOUT OUR FUNDING SITUATION.))
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[OUT Q=our funding situation.]
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One supervisor said county taxpayers should not have to make up for the state's shortfall.
Explore Park says the money from Roanoke County will help keep it running this year, but that it will continue to seek money from other local governments and citizens.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - Partly to mostly cloudy conditions are in store for today with a possibility of showers. Highs will climb into the mid 80's. Steve Pardon has details coming up in a couple of minutes.




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An accident sent one man to the hospital this morning in Danville.
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It happened around 6:30 on the corner of Maple Wood and Piney Forest Roads when this car ran into a telephone pole. The driver was trapped inside the car for nearly a half hour. Maple Wood Road is closed while the pole is being repaired.
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A long recovery still lies ahead for several area teenagers who were injured when their church van flipped earlier this month. The accident, near Greensboro, took the life of one teenager and left three others seriously injured.
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19- year old (Muh-rel-uh Diz-DARE-uh-vic) Mirela Dizdarevic is now back home with her family in Roanoke. She broke her back when she was thrown from the van. But the accident did NOT break her spirit. Mirela will enter Roanoke College next month-- with a slightly different outlook on life.
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((I'M GOING TO BE MORE IN THE CHURCH, HELP THE MINISTRY AND BE CLOSER TO MY FRIENDS FROM THE CHURCH AND JUST CLOSER TO MY FAMILY AND APPRECIATE MORE OF LIFE.))
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Mirela was in a coma for a week... as well as 16- year old Ben Wheeler who's now a patient at Roanoke Memorial. Ben suffered head trauma, a broken heel and deep cuts on his back. And, while doctors are cautious about a full recovery-- Ben's father is optimistic.
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((I THINK IN MY HEART THEY'RE LETTING US KNOW THERE IS NO REASON HE CAN'T MAKE A FULL RECOVERY JUST TIME WILL TELL AND IT WILL BE A LONG TIME.))
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Ben is expected to leave the hospital on Friday. Both families credit prayer for their children's recovery and say they want to thank everyone who's offered support over the past few weeks.


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NAFTA turned the tables for the Textile Industry - but the Trade Agreement helped even the playing field for local furniture manufacturers.
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That's according to John Wampler at Pulaski Furniture.
After NAFTA went into affect, Wampler says business just kept getting better.
That's because Nafta allowed Pulaski Furniture to export goods to Canada and Mexico without slapping on tariffs.

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((JOHN WAMPLER/PULASKI FURNITURE: FOR US, WE WEREN'T REALLY SYMPATHETIC TO THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY, THEY WEREN'T COMPETITIVE. WE HAD TO BE COMPETITIVE, WE HAD TO BE 25 PERCENT MORE COMPETITIVE TO SHIP TO MEXICO, WHICH WE DID.))
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Although Pulaski imports most of the furniture it markets, curios and grandfather clocks are still made in Southwest Virginia.
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Tonight on News 7 at Six, Jennifer Miele will take a closer look at NAFTA and its impact on furniture manufacturing in part three of her series, "Turning the Tables."
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