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[V/O-NAT] They went in search of home improvement supplies but wound up taken to the hospital.
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And legislators get out the two-by-four to get some funding for local museums.

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In sports, Our ACC Connection report checks in on Clemson coaches Oliver Purnell and Ron Bradley, a visit with Rusty Wallace on the NASCAR media tour,
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and a quick chat with the Carolina Panthers as they approach Super Bowl 38.
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Blustery may not cut it, windy and very cold in the short term forecast. Icy weather for the weekend. More just ahead.
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News 7 is next.
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Something made people sick at a Roanoke home improvement store... Tonight several people are taken to the hospital.
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
Shannon is off tonight.

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Two stores near Crossroads mall are open again. A strange smell had closed the stores for a time and sickened seven people.
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Richard Lesko is there tonight with the story.
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V-DOT says a tunnel in Bland County struck by two tractor trailers this morning is safe to drive through.
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The northbound lanes of Big Walker Mountain Tunnel on Interstate 77 were closed for several hours this morning.
Around 6 A-M a tractor trailer lost power in the middle of the tunnel and stalled.
A second tractor trailer hit it from behind and clipped the side.
No one was injured. State police are investigating.
The tunnel is re-open and V-DOT work crews say there does not appear to be any structural damage.
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When it comes to funding, the state is treating Roanoke museums like poor stepchildren.
That is what Roanoke Valley delegates are saying.
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Meghan Muldoon has the story from the State Capitol.
21 million dollars, that is what two museums in Richmond, are slated to get
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in the next budget. but Roanoke's art and science museums will not be seeing any money. But area lawmakers are trying to even that score.
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Roanoke lawmakers say they are tired of Richmond museums getting millions of taxpayer dollars while Roanoke musuems get little or nothing at all.
So they are telling budget negotiators: Either even out the money or we'll zero it out.
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((DELEGATE ONZLEE WARE/D-ROANOKE: IF THERE IS ONLY ONE PIECE OF CANDY AND NOT ENOUGH FOR ALL OF US TO HAVE THAN NONE SHOULD HAVE ANY.)) [RUNS:05]
The bipartisan group is introducing a measure to eliminate the 21 million dollars that the Virginia Science Musuem and the Museum of Fine Arts, both in Richmond, are slated to receive.
The legislators admit the move is drastic but that they have little choice.
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((DELEGATE MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: WE HAD THIS SAME PROBLEM LAST YEAR AND I TRIED TALKING BEHIND THE SCENES AND DOING LESS DRASTIC MEASURES THOSE MEASURES DIDN'T WORK SO ITS' TIME TO BRING OUT THE TWO BY FOUR AND KNOCK SOMEBODY UP SIDE THE HEAD.)) [RUNS:10]
State officials say Western Virginia's Science and Art Museums are not being funded because they are not state agencies.
And they point out that the money going to Richmond's museums is for the benefit of all Virginians.
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((SECRETARY OF EDUCATION BELLE WHELAN: THE PROGRAMMING THAT'S PROVIDED AT BOTH OF THOSE MUSEUMS IS AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY. WE KNOW THAT ITS DIFFICULT FOR THEM TO TRANSPORT CHILDREN UP HERE SO WE TAKE THOSE PROGRAMS TO THEM. :21 SO IT'S NOT LIKE THEY'RE DOING WITHOUT THOSE PROGRAMS. :23)) [RUNS:12]))
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Lawmakers also heard from Virginia Tech president Charles Steger this afternoon.
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He says the state needs to lift the tuition caps it has placed on state universities.

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There's something "in the air" in Vinton. Tuesday night town council passed a resolution which would help improve the Valley's air quality. But Susan Bahorich says the town's not the only group that can help.
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((It's another beautiful day in the Roanoke Valley, but under these blue skies lurks an ugly truth - the Valley has failed to meet the standards for pollution. While pollution is an "old" problem, the Valley has a "new" solution for dealing with it.
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((nats- Terry Lauver, DEQ: This the data logger that logs data for sulfur dioxide, nitrogen and ozone.)) [RUNS:05]
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This is the environmental monitoring center in Vinton. Here, the readings for the area are taken and passed along to the state. And, it's here where the effectiveness of a new idea, The Ozone Early Action Plan will be weighed.

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((Susan Bahorich, reporting: Under the action plan, businesses and residents would be asked to do simple things like hold off on refueling their vehicles until the early morning or late at night, but it doesn't stop there.)) [RUNS:08]
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((Mark McCaskill, RVARC: What we're trying to do- if you had a fever of 101/102, you'd try to get your fever down to 99 or something more manageable, less dangerous. That's exactly what we're trying to do, we're trying to get air quality down to something a little bit easier on people)) [RUNS:17]
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The experts say by carpooling, taking better of our vehicles, watching our emissions and even buying more fuel efficient cars we could help lower levels.

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But Davis says it's better to do what we can now, before it's too late. SB, News 7, Vinton.))
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If you'd like to learn more how "you" can help call the Roanoke Valley Alleghany Regional Commission at 343-4417.
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The race for City Council seems more more all about the City Manager.
Still ahead on News 7, why city firefighters and police officers say they're backing a new attitude in city government.
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Plus high school students get a first-hand lesson in state government... here in the Roanoke Valley.
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Darlene Burcham isn't running for office, but her name continues to play a prominent role in the city council campaign.
Today, Roanoke police, firefighters and sheriffs deputies made their endorsements for the upcoming Democratic primary. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 IN MONITOR***]
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Joe Dashiell says they hope their picks will help to bring a new attitude to city hall.
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Keith, this is the first time that Roanoke police, firefighters and sheriff's office employees have joined forces to endorse a slate of candidates, but they say one issue unites them.
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((RODNEY JORDAN/ROANOKE FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION: WE DO FEEL STRONGLY THAT MANAGING THE CITY MANAGER IS KEY.)) ((BOB CHANDLER/ROANOKE CITY POLICE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION: WE'VE REALIZED THAT THE SOLE ISSUE RIGHT NOW IS GETTING CONTROL OF THE CITY ADMINISTRATION AND WITHOUT THAT ALL OF THE OTHER ISSUES ARE UNIMPORTANT.))
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The public safety employees stopped short of calling for Burcham's removal, but said they are looking for a change of attitude in city hall.
They endorsed Vice Mayor Nelson Harris for Mayor... and incumbents Linda Wyatt and Bev Fitzpatrick for new terms on council.
Their final endorsement went to newcomer Michael Palmer, a pastor, state probation employee and former police officer.
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((I REALLY WANT TO BE THE PERSON WHO PROVIDES AN EAR AND A VOICE FOR THOSE WHO I DON'T THINK HAVE BEEN HEARD OR ACKNOWLEDEGED IN THE PAST, ALONG WITH OUR PUBLIC SAFETY EMPLOYEES THERE ARE SOME CITIZENS WHOSE VOICES ARE JUST NOT BEING HEARD BY CERTAIN PEOPLE AND I WANT TO PROVIDE THEM THAT EAR AND THE VOICE.))
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Public safety employees say they will be working to turn out like-minded voters for the firehouse primary on February 7th at the Roanoke Civic Center.
And they plan to interview all candidates before the general election in May.
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Keith, we checked in with the city manager this afternoon. Through a spokesman Darlene Burcham said she doesn't plan to comment on the city council campaign.

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In the past week, he's lost a seat on the Bedford County board of supervisors TWICE.. now Steve Arrington says he's still debating whether to run in the November election.
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Arrington beat incumbent Tony Ware last fall by 12 votes. But a three-judge panel overturned the results of that election, because of voting errors in one Forest precinct. Arrington was going to apply for the interim vacancy, however the board appointed Ware Monday night without considering any other candidates. Arrington says he was surprised and disappointed by the move. He expects to decide by this weekend whether to run in the special election in November.
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A federal Grand Jury has returned an indictment in a child pornography case in Henry County. Local Sheriff's investigators helped develop the case in Bassett and turned it over to federal authorities. The U-S Attorney's office has scheduled a news conference in the morning to release details, with an initial appearance by the suspect scheduled in court after that.

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The chief circuit judge in the Roanoke Valley is recovering from a mild stroke. Robert "Pat" Doherty suffered the stroke while hearing a case in Salem late yesterday. He was rushed to Lewis Gale Medical Center where he remains tonight. The Judge is alert and talking and expects to be able to go home tomorrow. Judge Doherty's been on the Circuit bench nine years.

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Stocks closed lower after a choppy day on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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A school for troubled young people is one step closer to reality tonight in Radford.
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This week, on a vote of 4-to-2, the Planning Commission recommended the city rezoned an empty manufacturing site on Main Street so the school can move in. Concept one, wants to create a private academy for about 50 at-risk students. It'll create about 70 new jobs. Several city council members have already expressed concerns over the school and the loss of prime industrial space.
They'll vote on the project next week.
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Many of them are still too young to vote; but today they got to see what it's like to participate in the legislative process.
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More than 70 Roanoke County senior government students gathered at Hidden Valley High School to participate in a mock General Assembly. The activity helps fulfill SOL requirements, and the students get hands-on experience. Many of their topics coincided with those at the real General Assembly. They debated issues like college funding and insurance.
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((ALEX KIRKLAND/NORTHSIDE STUDENT; IT HELPS US AS SENIORS AND PEOPLE WHO ARE GETTING READY TO GET OUT THERE IN THE WORLD TO REALIZE WHAT WE'RE GETTING IN TO.)) ((BEN WILLIAMS/SOCIAL STUDIES COORDINATOR; IT'S AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO A SIMULATION WHICH EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH SAYS MAKES STUDENTS SO MUCH HAPPIER, AND THEY REALLY ENJOY DOING THIS.))
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The assembly continues tomorrow when Roanoke County Superintendent Linda Weber will serve as honorary Governor.
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Words from Rusty Wallace on the NASCAR meida tour, the Carolina Panthers talk about the Super Bowl
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and our ACC Connection today involves two former Radford University coaches in Oliver Purnell and Ron Bradley.
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Our NASCAR Media Tour checked in on Rusty Wallace today.
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Last year, Wallace did not finish in the top 10 in points and failed to win a race.
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Our ACC Connection spotlights Clemson. Travis Wells has more on two Tiger coaches with ties to Southwest Virginia.
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(( Travis: Oliver: Ron:
Purnell went from Radford to the sidelines at Old Dominion and eventually to Dayton where the Flyers won 88 games in four seasons. Bradley spent last season as an assistant at James Madison. The two have the same goal now of putting Clemson back on the basketball map, and that starts with getting quality players to attend school in the Upstate of South Carolina.
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This weekend on Your Hometown Station, Duke steps outside the ACC to battle Georgetown Saturday in the nation's capital. That one is followed up by the Yellow Jackets and Wolfpack from Raleigh. Then on Sunday Wake Forest visits Tallahassee to tangle with the Seminoles in a 1pm tip. Travis Wells with the ACC Connection.))

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The Carolina Panthers focus is the Patriots for SuperBowl 38 right here on WDBJ=7. And if the playoffs are any indica

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The Panthers won't get any votes from Massachusetts senator Edward Kennedy. The Patriots fan talked about New England's success after the state of the union address.
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