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Coming up-
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A church wall collapses.... Now the fear that the whole structure could be unsafe... has closed one Roanoke street.

What happens when there aren't enough rescue workers to serve the community?
Plus jumping for joy on this last full day of winter.
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News 7 is next.

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A main Roanoke thoroughfare is closed tonight for fear a church could collapse into the road.
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It is the Solid Rock Pentecostal church, but there are questions tonight over just how solid the structure is. That after a load-bearing basement wall inside the church collapsed around six this evening.
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Experts say that's made the whole building so unstable it could fall into Campbell Avenue.
City inspectors will get a closer look at the structure tomorrow.
Until then, Campbell Avenue will be closed between 8th and 9th streets.
The city's building commissioner says the church may be repairable, but the area is too dangerous to work in right now.
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The Craig County Board of Supervisors is doing what it can to help its rescue squad get back on its feet. Tonight-- the board began taking steps to help the rescue squad nurse its way back to health. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 MB GRAPHIC***]
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Teresa Hamilton was at tonight's meeting and joins us now...
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Jean, what's happening in Craig County could happen in any community that relies on volunteers. Many people work and have families making it hard to help out... so the county is having to come up with ways to cope and entice more people to volunteer.
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Marcy Crawford is one of about 20- people who've recently volunteered to help run rescue calls in Craig County. Right now-- the squad only has three active members and has turned to the community for help.
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((MARCY CRAWFORD: I WORK IN ROANOKE SO I CAN RUN WHEN I GET HOME AND I RUN WHEN I CAN ON THE WEEKENDS.)) [RUNS06]
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The board of supervisors is also trying to help out. Because the squad has so few members-- it's hard to run rescue calls according to state E-M-S regulations. Tonight-- the board approved a resolution allowing the squad to run calls involving advanced life support procedures with TWO instead of THREE volunteers.
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((WITH THIS EXEMPTION WE CAN RUN WITH A CERTIFIED DRIVER AND AN ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT PROVIDER... IN THIS SMALL OF AN AREA A LOT OF TIMES YOU DON'T HAVE THAT THIRD PERSON AVAILABLE SO IT'S GOING TO ENABLE US TO DO OUR JOB AND HELP CITIZENS BETTER.)) [RUNS07]
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Tim Reynolds is the rescue squad's new captain-- He says 24 people just recently signed up to take a basic E-M-T course... Tonight- Reynolds asked the board of supervisors to consider footing the bill for tuition--
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((A LOT OF TIMES WE'VE HAD EMT CLASSES IN THE PAST PEOPLE HAVE GOTTEN CERTIFIED FOR THEIR OWN KNOWLEDGE AND HAVEN'T STEPPED UP TO HELP, AND WE'VE STILL BEEN SHORT HANDED SO MAYBE WITH THIS INCENTIVE, OK, WE'LL PAY FOR IT IF YOU JOIN, MAYBE WE CAN GET SOME MORE ACTIVE MEMBERS TO HELP SERVE EVERYBODY BETTER.)) [RUNS13]
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The class costs about 100- dollars a person... The board of supervisors should know next week if it will be able to cover all or some of the cost.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Teresa /MB SET;]

Jean, Craig County's problems won't let up anytime soon.
It will take those 24 people who've signed up for the basic E-M-T course about six months to complete training---

So-- the county will be relying heavily on the 20- or so people who've agreed to help out in the meantime.

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They're cleaning up and praying more rain doesn't bring more flooding in Southwest Virginia.
Wytheville is still asking residents to boil water because the town's treatment plant was flooded
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Most of the hundreds who fled to temporary shelters yesterday are back in their homes today.
There are NO reports of deaths or injuries caused by the flooding.
State transportation officials say most main roads in the region re-opened today. But more than 100 secondary roads are blocked by water or mud.
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In Saltville, overflowing creeks and rivers ripped down bridges and trees....forcing about 75-people to evacuate their homes. Officials say no was injured or killed. Volunteer firefighters have been working since the rain started on Sunday. They say cleaning up is now the priority.
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((STEVE ROUTH/VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER; PUMP BASEMENTS THAT'S ONE OF THE BIGGEST THINGS WE'VE GOT TRYING TO GET THE BASEMENTS PUMPED OUT AND DEAL WITH THE PUBLIC AND HELP THEM ANYWAY WE CAN. )) ((JOHNNY WILSON/VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER; IT TORE MY BRIDGE OUT AND IT TORE THE DRIVEWAY OUT AND I LOST MY WATER ITS JUST, JUST TERRIBLE. ))
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Today state crews worked to contain mudslides and re-opened the heavily traveled Route 91. Officials say they believe this is the worst flooding the area has ever seen.
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At least one school system is still having flood-related trouble.
Tazewell County schools will be two hours late tomorrow.
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[Appox-Courthouse]


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Ninety days.. that's how long Appomattox County supervisors and the judges of the Tenth Circuit have to come up with and approve a compromise design for the county's new courthouse.
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The county says it can't afford to build the kind of facility the judges want.. the two sides are about two million dollars apart in their proposals.
The judges had sued the county over its run-down, unsafe courthouse, and the case was scheduled to go to trial tomorrow.
Now, after some last- minute negotiations, both sides have agreed to postpone that trial while architects for the two sides try to hash out a compromise.
They have thirty days to come up with a new design to either renovate the existing courthouse or build a new one.
The supervisors and the judges then have sixty days to approve it.
If they can't, the trial will start no later than June 15th.
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An accident near the Bedford-Campbell County line killed a man this afternoon.
State Police say 35 year old Carl Douglas Hardy of Bedford was headed west on Route 24 just before five when he failed to negotiate a turn.
He ran off the side of the road, plunged down an embankment, hit a tree and was ejected.
Troopers say he was not wearing a seatbelt.

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It's being called an embarrassment and a red-alert to prompt change.
It is the recent mailing of two visa approval forms for two of the September 11th hijackers.
As Teri Okita reports- the I-N-S commissioner was before Congress today answering questions.
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(( WHEN A FLORIDA FLIGHT SCHOOL RECEIVED NOTIFICATION FROM THE I-N-S LAST WEEK REGARDING STUDENT VISAS FOR TWO OF THE SEPTEMBER 11TH HIJACKERS, IT BECAME A CASE STUDY FOR WHAT'S BEEN CHRONICALLY WRONG WITH THE AGENCY. Ziglar: March 11th created a red-alert day. THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE LAID INTO I-N-S COMMISSIONER, JAMES ZIGLAR, FOR EMBARRASSING HOLES WITHIN THE SYSTEM. Darrell Issa/R-California: I consider your organization, today, worse than useless because it expends funds while accomplishing a net nothing. ZIGLAR BLAMES PART OF THE PROBLEM ON AN OUTDATED SYSTEM OF PAPERWORK AND EQUIPMENT AND AGREES HIS AGENCY NEEDS REFORM. ONE OF THE PROPOSALS FOR SCRUTINIZING VISAS AND TIGHTENING BORDERS WOULD BE TO MERGE THE I-N-S AND THE CUSTOMS SERVICE
CREATING A NEW AGENCY IN CHARGE OF SECURING AMERICAS POROUS BORDERS. Joseph Lieberman/D-Connecticut: Its a step in the right direction because it brings together agencies that are, right now, tripping over each other at our borders, and they're not doing the job they should do to protect our security. THE NEW U-S BUREAU OF BORDER ENFORCEMENT WOULD HAVE TO BE APPROVED BY CONGRESS AND WOULD FALL UNDER THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT. MOST EXPECT PRESIDENT BUSH TO ENDORSE THE PLAN BY WEEK'S END. Teri Okita/Reporting: Attempts by other administrations to merge the I-N-S and Customs have failed in the past, but in light of the attacks on 9-11, most believe the new agency will be given the green light. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.))

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A jury's gone home for the night without a verdict in the dog mauling case in California.
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Prosecutors say Marjorie Knoller and Robert Noel knew their dogs were dangerous- and should be held responsible for Diane Whipple's death.
The defense attorney has again suggested charges against her client were a result of pressure from the gay community- the victim in the case- was gay.
Juror's will continue deliberating in the morning.
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Should your son or daughter have to take a drug test to participate in extra-cirricular activities?
That's what the Supreme Court is trying to decide.
Find out more next on News 7.
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Plus it's been hidden for centuries... now an ancient city's been found high in the mountains.
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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the Express posts a much needed home shutout tonight. We'll chat with the ECHL legend they defeated tonight in Wheeling coach John Brophy. Rain outside and ice under a court again prove to be a bad mix in the NIT. Plus, Florida State hires a new head hoop coach and Heritage high school selects one of Friday Football Extra's coache

s of the year to lead the Pioneers. Details tonight on the Big 7.))[SCOTUS-Drugtesting]


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Drug testing has become a pre-requisite for most jobs. But should it be a requirement for students who want to take part in after school activities? An Oklahoma School District says students should be tested- Some students disagree..... and as Aleen Sirgany reports, the case today made its way to the U-S Supreme Court.
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(((NAT) CHOIR SHOULD A HIGH SCHOOL ALTO OR SOPRANO BE FORCED TO TAKE A DRUG TEST?
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THE SUPREME COURT HAS ALREADY RULED THAT STUDENT ATHLETES CAN BE REQUIRED TO BE TESTED...
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...BUT WHAT ABOUT THE MARCHING BAND? OR OTHER EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES?
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Just because we're students doesn't mean that we're not citizens of the United States, that we don't have the same constitutional rights. LINDSEY EARLS, NOW STUDYING AT DARTMOUTH, SAYS HER OKLAHOMA HIGH SCHOOL WENT TOO FAR.
(SOT/NAT) Lindsey Earls /Challenged School Drug Policy

I'm not doing drugs so I shouldn't have to prove that I'm innocent. BUT SCHOOL POLICY SAID SHE DID. THE OKLAHOMA SCHOOL DISTRICT REQUIRED STUDENTS INVOLVED IN EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES BE GIVEN RANDOM DRUG TESTS. EARL WAS IN THE SCHOOL CHOIR AND ON THE ACADEMIC TEAM, AND TOOK HER CASE TO THE SUPREME COURT.
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Graham Boyd/ACLU Attorney The most effective way to prevent drug use among young people in America is to get them involved in extra-curricular activies. The last thing you want to do is set up a barrier to participating in the choir.
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Stephanie Mather/Attorney for School District (11:33:36) It was not intended to nab these kids and take them to jail. It was intended to call their parents, get them in counseling and have them quit using drugs.
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A recent government study shows that 54 percent of high school seniors admit to trying drugs at least once..25 percent say theyve used in the last month. AND SOME STUDENTS ARGUE THATS EXACTLY WHY SCHOOLS SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO GIVE RANDOM DRUG TESTS.
(SOT)NINA SHAFFER/18 YEARS OLD, LAS VEGAS, NV.

I would do it, because I have nothing to hide. THE SUPREME COURT IS EXPECTED TO RULE BY THE END OF JUNE. AS, CBS, WASH.))

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The Supreme Court sided today with a former Lynchburg College professor in a case that could make it easier for employees to meet deadlines in discrimination cases.
Leonard Edelman claimed he was denied tenure as a biology professor because he is white.
A lower court ruled that Edelman's complaint to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was filed in time, but was NOT a sworn statement.
In its unanimous decision today, the Supreme Court ruled those complaints do NOT have to be sworn statements.

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A total of 55 people are being sought on a variety of drug and firearms charges as part of a county-wide drug sting in Bedford.
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A 10-month undercover investigation led to 117 charges against suspects in Bedford County and the Southwest Virginia area.
Authorities have also seized two dozen guns, more than ten thousand dollars in cash and a variety of illicit drugs.
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((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: IT'S MORE DIFFICULT TO BUY DRUGS IN BEDFORD COUNTY NOW. OUR GUYS HAVE REALLY GOT TO GET OUT AND WORK.. IT'S NOT EASY TO BUY 'EM AS IT WAS AT ONE TIME AND I THINK BECAUSE OF OUR REPUTATION.))
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Officers with the D-E-A, state police, Franklin County and Roanoke City and County assisted with the operation.
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Still ahead on News 7, some top area athletes want kids to Kick Butt.
We'll explain.
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Plus spring has almost sprung... but some folks still flip over snow.
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An entire city has been unearthed high atop the Andes...
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Explorers discovered a hidden Incan City on an Peruvian hilltop last June. This is the biggest find of its kind in four decades. The site consists of 100 structures-- with a pyramid, religious platforms, funeral towers and food storehouses. It's thought that the city could have sheltered remanining Incas as they made their last stand against Spanish conquerors in the 1500's. The site lies just 22 miles from another famous tourist site- the (Ma-Choo Pee-choo) Machu Picchu.
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Tomorrow may be the first day of spring... but it sure doesn't look like it in some parts of the nation.
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Another 7 inches of snow fell on Sioux Falls, South Dakota-
Snowplows and shovels are helping ring in the spring there.
But in these parts, people take the snow in stride- and some four legged friends even "flip" over the white stuff.
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((READY..... BARKING... DOG FLIPS))
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Katie the pooch- does flips over the snow...
Her owners turn shoveling the driveway into a game of catch.
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Highlights from the Roundhouse, plsu a visit with John Brophy and a chat with newly named Heritage high school football coach Chris Jones who leaves Bath County for the Hill City.
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But, first in tonight's Extra Point - this was the scene at tonight's NIT game at Freedom Hall in Louisville. Ice underneath the court coupled with high humidity caused a dangerously slippery surface. Louisville also slipped up in front of 19 thousand home fans and blew a 17 point lead. Here are tonight's scores.
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The Roanoke Express welcomed old friend John Brophy and his Wheeling Nailers to town last night. But with the playoffs hanging in the balance, Roanoke couldn't spend too much time worried about the Ric Flair of the ECHL.
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Brophy in control and on the bench last night with his much-improved team. But Roanoke was in the net. Pete Gardiner gets the first goal of the game off the assist from Tim Verbeek and Kevin McDonald. It's 1-to-nothing in the second. Roanoke gets another tally in the second frame as Jeff Johnstone, the ECHL player of the week, adds to his legend scoring off the assist from a fired up Rick Kowalsky.
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Daniel Berthiaume stops all 33 Wheeling shots and Brophy exits the Roundhouse disgusted as his team fails to score and loses 2-to-nothing.
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Roanoke has five games left, including a Thursday night home date with Cincinnati. Roanoke needs just 5 points in those last five games to beat out Richmond for the final playoff spot.

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Brophy's presence tonight not only sparked the crowd, but also the player's attention. Steve Mason talked with the ECHL's grand old man earlier today.
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((He's the same old silver haired coach whose fire for the game continues to burn after more than 30 years of coaching. ((:))
Brophy almost did die in a car accident in Nova Scotia in the summer of 2000. He broke a leg and has had several operations on his left eye, which was severely injured in the wreck. He's back to his old self. ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
Brophy has taken a team that had back to back 40 game losing seasons and turned them into Northwest playoff contenders in this his first season. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

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It's been a dark day in the NHL after what is believed to be the first fan death in the history of the NHL. A 13 year old girl, who was struck in the head by a deflected puck during Saturday night's game between Calgary and Columbus, died Monday night after fighting for her life for two days in a Columbus, Ohio hospital. Britannie Cecil actually walked out of the arena Saturday night only die 48 hours later.
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To make this matter even more tragic. The girl would have turned 14 today. Her dad had taken her to the game as a birthday present.

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Friday Football Extra's most successful coach over the past two seasons has a new job last night.
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Chris Jones, who in his two seasons at Bath County won 25 games and a state championship, was approved last night as the new head football coach at Heritage high school in Lynchburg. Jones bid a tearful farewell to his Bath County players yesterday, but told us last night he is excited about his new opportunity.
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Jones knows the Heritage job is not only an opportunity, but also a challenge and a big step-up.
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[VO NAT CON'T] Jones was voted a Friday Football Extra coach of the year each of the last two years, and this past year his state championship team was named Friday Football Extra's team of the year.
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The West Virginia Mountaineers are about to begin an aggressive pursuit of Cincinnati's Bob Huggins to become WVU's next head coach. Huggins will listen. He's a Morgantown native and a former West Virginia player.

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The Florida State Seminoles have found a replacement for Roanoke native Steve Robinson.
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Yesterday afternoon the Noles hired Leonard Hamilton. He was the head coach at the University of Miami for ten season before Michael Jordan lured him to the NBA to coach the Wizards. But he lasted just half of a season in the NBA.
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Speaking of the Wizards and Jordan - his Airness practiced yesterday and his knee looked good. He may play this weekend.

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Winners don't use tobacco.
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That was the message at Andrew Lewis Middle School in Salem this afternoon as local athletes encouraged 8th graders to refrain from smoking, dipping and chewing. The special assembly was held as part of "Kick Butts" day, which officially falls on April third. Because Andrew Lewis students will be on spring break that day, athletes from Virginia Tech, the Roanoke Dazzle and Roanoke Stars soccer made the trip to Salem today to talk about the hazards of tobacco.
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[IN Q=I've learned that being a Division One athelete...]

((GRANT NOEL/VIRGINIA TECH QUARTERBACK: I'VE LEARNED THAT BEING A DIVISION ONE ATHLETE, ANY TYPE OF ATHLETE, YOUR BODY GOES THROUGH A LOT AND IT JUST DOESN'T NEED THE EXTRA STRAIN. IT'S NOT GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH. WE'RE TAUGHT EVERY DAY TO TAKE CARE OF OUR BODIES SO WE DO PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT IT CAN DO TO OUR BODIES.))
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[OUT Q=to what it can do to our bodies.]
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The Red Cross put on the assembly in partnership with Salem's anti-tobacco coalition, Alive and Well. (------------)