One hiker is dead and another injured after both fell into a steep ravine.
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Rescue workers searched McClellan Butte in Washington State yesterday.
They found the body of one of the hikers last night.
The other is injured but authorities say he's alert and talking,
The first hiker apparently died of head injuries after falling 200 feet. He was 30-years-old.
The second man, a 28-year-old, fell 30 feet and broke an arm.
A third member of the party hiked out and called for help.
A lawyer for some of the V-M-I cadets expelled after yesterday's Honor Court proceeding says they'll take their case to a federal judge.
Yesterday, six cadets were convicted of lying by a student jury and were expelled.
Three freshmen were charged of lying to protect their three senior mentors who spanked them with belts.
Three seniors were accused of lying about striking the male freshmen for breaking barracks rules.
The lawyers says the cadets will appeal their conviction to federal court tomorrow.[Congress-Votes]
Debate in the U.S. Senate centered around foreign policy this week.
And, Virginia's U.S. Senators found themselves on opposing sides concerning a few important bills.
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The Senate approved expanding the NATO alliance to include Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic.
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The vote was 80 to 19. Democrat Chuck Robb voted for it; Republican John Warner came out against it.
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Senators also approved a bill to pay back dues to the United Nations. But the bill also bans use of U.S. funds for lobbying on abortion rights. The vote was 51 to 49.
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Robb came out against this bill; Warner voted for it.
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Think you can capture the beauty of Smith Mountain Lake on a poster board?
There's 500 dollars available in cash prizes if so.
Officials sponsoring the contest say--
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poster designs should show how the natural beauty of Smith Mountain Lake can be preserved as the region develops.
It's all part of the Smith Mountain Lake vision -- a campaign to avoid future overcrowding at the lake.
[IN Q=A truly good community]
((GARLAND PAGE/COMMITTEE MEMBER: A TRULY GOOD COMMUNITY -- THE THINGS OFFENSIVE TO CITIZENS HAVE BEEN REDUCED TO A MINIMUM, WHETHER THEY ARE SIGNS THAT ARE UGLY, WHETHER THEY ARE BUSINESSES THAT ARE DEGRADING.))
[SUPER=01-Garland Page/Committee Member;]
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Poster entries are due at the policy advisory board office at Smith Mountain Lake by May 26th.
Winners will be selected on May 30th.
Earlier this week, the nation's largest meat packing company recalled more than 250-thousand pounds of beef.
I-B-P says the meat went to 39 sites in 21 states including Virginia.
The meat was recalled after E. coli bacteria was spotted in one
No cases have been reported in our area, but one local health department is trying to make sure it's never a problem.
News 7's Tonya Flory reports.
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[SUPER=01-Amanda Epling/Food School Student; :12]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.; :22]
[SUPER=01-Vic Marcussen/Environmental Health; :33]
[SUPER=01-Robert Abbott/Steer House Owner; :50]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.; 1:10]
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(( The New River Valley Health Department is teaching food handlers and potential restaurant workers the fundamentals of food safety.
It's a preventative measure to assure when it reaches your plate, it's safe to eat.
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((AMANDA EPLING/FOOD SCHOOL STUDENT; I WORK IN A RESTAURANT ANYWAY AND THIS HERE HELPED TO LEARN THE RIGHT WAYS TO DO IT.))
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Amanda Epling is in the food school pilot program at Narrows High School where she's getting a basic understanding of microbiology along with hands on experience.
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[IN Q=Washing our hands]
((AMANDA EPLING/FOOD SCHOOL STUDENT; WASHING OUR HANDS, WEARING GLOVES, HAVING OUR HAIR BACK, WEARING HATS AND THOSE THINGS.))
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[IN Q=Washing our hands]
((VIC MARCUSSEN/ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH; SO MANY TIMES AS WE'VE GONE INTO RESTAURANTS WE SEE PEOPLE USE THE BATHROOM AND ARE NOT WASHING THEIR HANDS, THEY'RE HANDLING RAW FOOD IN THE RESTAURANT OR THEY'RE HANDLING MONEY THEN THEY GO TO HANDLE RAW FOOD AND THEY'RE NOT WASHING THEIR HANDS.))
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[IN Q=I would have]
((ROBERT ABBOTT/STEER HOUSE OWNER; I WOULD HAVE EMPLOYEES WHO WOULD GO TO THE RESTROOM AND THEN GO TO THE KITCHEN TO USE A DIFFERENT TYPE OF BACTERIAL SOAP TO WASH THEIR HANDS. CUSTOMERS WOULD SEE THAT AND THINK EMPLOYEES WERE NOT WASHING THEIR HANDS WHILE THEY WERE IN THE RESTROOM SO WE THEN INSTRUCTED THEM TO START WASHING IN FRONT OF CUSTOMERS.))
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The Steer House in Pulaski County prepares everything in full view, but there can be undetectable problems.
Managers have attended the food school and are passing along the information to restaurant employees.
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[IN Q=We have]
((ROBERT ABBOTT/STEER HOUSE OWNER; WE HAVE A BUFFET BAR AND IT'S BEEN VERY EDUCATIONAL IN KEEPING OUR TEMPERATURES CORRECT. BEING ABLE TO LEARN HOW TO STORE FOOD PROPERLY.))
Health officials say they're conducting a follow up investigation to see how productive the food schools actually are.
Business owner response so far has been positive.
Tonya Flory, News 7, Health Check.))
The food schools are in the Giles and Pulaski County school system.
The Health Department also offers occasional quantity cooking classes to teach vendors at sporting events and fairs how to properly handle the food outside.
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It was the middle of the cold war.
And a man from Southwest Virginia would have a profound effect on U-S Soviet relations for years to come.
Here's David Seidel with Virginia Newreel.
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[SUPER=01-Frank Rodgers, Sr./Powers' Attorney; :39]
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[SUPER=01-Francis Gary Powers/Downed Pilot; 1:21]
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(( On May first, 1960, a missle raced skyward and hit an American U-2 spy plane some 13-hundred miles inside the Soviet Union.
The pilot, 30 year old Francis Gary Powers, bailed out and was captured.
The event had a tie to Southwest Virginia-- Powers was from the Pound community of Wise County.
He was tried by a Soviet military court and sentenced to a lengthy prison term.
Roanoke attorney Frank Rodgers was one of the lawyers appointed to represent Powers.
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((FRANK RODGERS, SR/POWERS' ATTORNEY; YOU'VE GOT TO REMEMBER THAT CONDITIONS IN THOSE RUSSIAN PRISONS ARE PRIMITIVE. IT WON'T BE HEATED. HIS WIFE HAS BEEN TOLD TO GET HIM HEAVY CLOTHING. BUT THOSE CONDITION ARE NOT DIFFERENT THAN THE CONDITIONS IN MANY RUSSIAN HOMES. ))
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On February 10, 1962, Powers was exchanged for a Soviet spy and returned to the U-S.
After a series of hearings and inquiries that found no wrongdoing, Powers returned to a hero's welcome in Southwest Virginia.
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((WE ARE NOT ONLY HAPPY, BUT WE ARE PROUD THAT WE PRODUCED THAT KIND OF BOY HERE IN THE MOUNTAINS OF THIS EMPIRE. ))
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((FRANCIS GARY POWERS; I GUESS THE WORST TIME WAS IN NOVEMBER OF LAST YEAR. I HAD RECIEVED SOME NEWS THAT MY WIFE WAS ILL AND I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WAS WRONG WITH HER. I WAS VERY UNHAPPY. ))
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More than 1500 people turned out for the ceremony
That's Virginia Newsreel, I'm David Seidel, News-7.))
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Build it...for the kids..and they will come. Thats's the hope of a Salem couple. They are creating a multi-purpose sports complex a few miles down 220 south off yellow mountain road.
As Steve Mason tells us the main focus is developing young athletes.
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[SUPER=01-Chris Pollock/Sports Complex Developer; :18]
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((Construction workers are clearing land; building the Rising Star Sports and Adventure camp that will have indoor and outdoor accessories. A 150 foot by 100 foot field house equipped with two locker rooms; concessions areas and meeting rooms is in the works.
Pollock and his wife gay, who have been planning the construction of the facility for 5 years; own the land. Developing their 64 acres into housing could not compare to the couples desire to do something for kids.
48 acres will be utilized. two athletic fields and the surrounding wooded area will be used for soccer, lacrosse, baseball, and camping. It's an alternative to daycare that will have coaches and clinics. Boys and girls age 6 to 16 will be able to participate in the various sports camps.))
We're starting a new feature here on News-7 Sunday Morning.
It's a look ahead to some of the issues our local governments will be taking up in the coming week.
Here's the county countdown.
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(( Pittsylvania County Suprvisors could vote on a controversial livestock ordinance tomorrow.
The ordinance-- designed to prevent large hog farms from moving in-- has been debated for over a year.
Danville resident will have a chance to speak out about the proposed 45-million dollar school budget.
The 98-99 budget includes four-percent pay raises for teachers and two-million dollars for two more year-round schools.
A public hearing is set for seven Thursday night in City Council Chambers.
Roanoke City Council will take up the issue of student safety at tomorrow's meeting.
Superintendent Wayne Harris is scheduled to address council.
Earlier this week it was announced that William Fleming High School students will be randomly searched for weapons.
That's the county countdown for the week of May 4-th.))
Credit card numbers surface on the web following a computer glitch.
And, enjoy a bird's eye view of southwestern United States at one pilot's website.
Eric Earnhart has more in today's WebWatch.
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(( Arizona Transportation Officials say a computer error caused hundreds of credit card numbers to be publically listed on the state's DMV website.
The numbers came from people using the state's online registration system.
A spokesman says only a few people found the files, and there's no indication anyone actually used one of the numbers to illegally charge merchandise.
KoKo the Gorilla has had a computer since the 80's, this week she held a chat session on the internet. An interpreter relayed the questions to Koko using sign language.
Koko talked about her friends and her cats, and says her favorite beverage is apple drink.
A transcript of the chat is available on the Envirolink website.
If you've dreamed about soaring over the American Southwest, you can fly with Francoise.
The 24 year old Swiss pilot made a solo flight over the region, at low altitude, and snapped pictures along the way.
Now he's re-created the trip on his website.
You can follow his progress on this ineractive map.
The flight includes breathtaking views of Death Valley and the Grand Canyon, and he WON'T serve you stale peanuts.
To book your flight with Francoise, and for links to all these pages, visit the WebWatch page on the WDBJ website, a
The clean-up is complete and school officials say Friday night's student protest points to the need for an alcohol ban.
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Thousands of students protested Michigan State University's new policy to ban alcohol at football tailgating events.
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((MARK MEADOWS/EAST LANSING MAYOR: THE TRAINING WE PROVIDE OUR OFFICERS REALLY CAME TO THE FORE. WE DISPURSED THE CROWD AND MANAGED TO CONTAIN THE EVENT.))
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The protestors started fires and threw bottles and rocks at police.
City crews worked through the night to clean up and repair the damage.
Roanoke College handed out more than 300 diplomas yesterday.
Among the graduates was a student who hasn't allowed his physical disabilities to stop him from fulfilling his dreams.
David Johnson has more.
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[SUPER=01-Kent Shiner/Roanoke College Graduate; :17]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Phil Shiner/Kent's Father; :35]
[SUPER=01-Carolyn Trail/Campus Security Secretary; :56]
[SUPER=01-Francis Lee/Guest Speaker; 1:21]
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(( Kent Shiner was born with a spinal birth defect called Spina Bifida.
Because of it he is paralyzed from the waist down.
But, that didn't prevent him from getting a degree in physical education and pursuing his plans to be involved in sports as a reporter and anchor.
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((KENT SHINER/ROANOKE COLLEGE GRADUATE; THIS IS ALL THAT I'VE EVER KNOWN AND I'VE JUST LEARNED TO LIVE WITH IT. I KNOW THAT THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS THAT I CAN'T DO BUT THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS THAT ANYBODY CAN'T DO. I KNOW THERE ARE JUST AS MANY, IF NOT MORE, THINGS THAT I CAN DO.))
((DR. PHIL SHINER/KENT'S FATHER; HE HAS LEARNED THAT HE CAN DO ANYTHING HE SETS HIS MIND TO. HE MAY HAVE TO WORK A LITTLE HARDER AT IT AND TAKE A LITTLE BIT LONGER, BUT HE CAN GET IT DONE. WE'RE JUST REAL PROUD OF HIM FOR WHAT HE'S ACCOMPLISHED AND WHAT HE'S GOING TO ACCOMPLISH.))
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Kent's positive attitude has left some people at Roanoke College feeling the campus is a better place because of him.
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((CAROLYN TRAIL/CAMPUS SAFETY SECRETARY; I'M REALLY THANKFUL THAT WE WERE ABLE TO HAVE SOMEONE LIKE HIM AND HIS PERSONALITY ON CAMPUS. IT HELPED US TO SEE THAT EVEN THOUGH YOU MAY HAVE A HANDICAP THAT YOU CAN STILL LOVE LIFE AND STILL HAVE A SMILE ON YOUR FACE.))
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((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; THAT SENSE OF BEING ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH ANYTHING YOU SET YOUR MIND TO WAS PART OF THE MESSAGE DELIVERED AT COMMENCEMENT BY THE GUEST SPEAKER.))
[IN Q=WE THINK WE]
((FRANCIS LEE/GUEST SPEAKER; WE THINK WE UNDERSTAND WHAT IT'S LIKE TO LIVE IN OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD AND THAT WE UNDERSTAND WHAT GOES ON IN OTHER CULTURES, BUT WE REALLY DON'T UNTIL WE ACTUALLY GO OUT AND PRACTICE AND PARTICIPATE. SO I THINK AFTER THEY GRADUATE THEY NEED TO GO OUT AND EXPERIENCE THE WORLD.))
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Lee's grandfather graduated from Roanoke College one-hundred years ago and was the first Korean-born person to earn his diploma here.
This year 313 students graduated from the Salem institution.
David Johnson, News 7.))
The Ronald McDonald House in Roanoke was one of eleven nationwide taking part in their first annual spring clean day.
Yesterday's event was sponsored by the Ronald McDonald House and Bissell International.
The relationship between the two began when a seven year old's love for vaccum cleaners became national news.
Salem native Morgan Wilburn appeared on shows like Good Morning America talking about his vaccum cleaner collection.
The Bissell company then agreed to donate a vaccum to each Ronald McDonald House.
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((ALAN BRITTLE/RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; THROUGH HIS EFFORTS AND APPEARANCES ON VARIOUS TV SHOWS AND ATTENTION BISSELL HAS DONATED QUITE A BIT A CLEANING EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS.))
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[OUT Q=Ronald McDonald House.]
Executives from the various Ronald McDonald Houses and Bissell were flown in to Roanoke for the inaugural event.
Next year, about 150- Ronald McDonald Houses will take part in the "Clean Sweep".[11-Armored-Car]
There was some heavy lifting for a good cause yesterday at Valley View Mall.
State and local police sponsored the first-ever "Armored Car Pull."
Event coordinators wanted to do something unusual in an effort to raise money.
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((OFFICER LEE LINKOUS/ROANOKE CO. POLICE DEPT.; WE THOUGHT IT WAS SOMETHING OUTRAGEOUS ENOUGH TO GET PEOPLE'S ATTENTION AND BRING OUT DIFFERENT TEAMS. THE PUBLIC AS WELL AS PEOPLE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT AND WITH FIRE AND RESCUE DEPARTMENTS COME OUT AND HELP US RAISE FUNDS FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS.))
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Six eight-person teams took turns pulling 34-thousand pounds of steel over a distance of 100-feet.
The three teams with the fastest times were awarded plaques with gold, silver and bronze medals and each member received a watch.
Linkous says future pulls may include heavier objects.
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((LINKOUS; IN RICHMOND, THEY PULL A UPS AIRPLANE. WE'RE GOING TO STICK WITH AN ARMORED CAR RIGHT NOW. WE MIGHT DO THAT ONE DAY; THAT MIGHT BE NEXT.))
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About five-hundred dollars was raised for Special Olympics.
Chilli and strawberries-- it may not sound like an appetizing combination.
But it made for a great fundraiser.
The 19th annual Virginia State Chili Cook-Off was held at Market Square.
It was part of two local fundraisers which attracted thousands of people.
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((MARY BETH MONROE/CHIEF JUDGE; ABOUT 30-THOUSAND PEOPLE WALKED THIS EVENT LAST YEAR AND WITH THE WEATHER TODAY, ITS ACTUALLY BEAUTIFUL. SO WE'RE ESTIMATING BETWEEN 35 AND 40-THOUSAND PEOPLE. IT IS A FUNDRAISER FOR THE GREENVALE SCHOOL.))
[SUPER=01-Mary Beth Monroe/Chief Judge;]
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The Cook-off was held within walking distance of the 18th Annual Strawberry Festival--where strawberries were served up in a variety of ways.
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((MARGIE FLIPPIN/FESTIVAL COORDINATOR; WE HAVE 8000 SHORTCAKES; BERRIES AND CREAM, ADULT SUNDAES, CHILDREN'S SUNDAES AND CHOCOLATE DIPPED BERRIES. WE ALSO HAVE CHILDREN'S GAMES AND ACTIVITIES AND WE HAVE LOTS OF GOODIES AND CRAFTS ALONG THAT LINE TOO.))
[SUPER=01-Margie Flippin/Festival Coordinator;]
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The Strawberry Festival is a fundraiser for The Community School in Roanoke.
Close to 50-thousand dollars was raised for both causes.
He had so much fun helping Saddam Hussein kill Israeli and Saudi civillians with SCUD missiles during the Gulf War that he wishes he was still spying for Iraq.
Ed Bradley talks to the spy who has no remorse tonight on 60-Minutes.
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That's one of the stories you can see tonight at Seven here on your Hometown Station.
A Wythe County man's transforming part of nature into a work of art.
It's a unique talent that's even earned him a local nickname.
Teresa Hamilton introduces us to "The Bird Man" in the latest installment of our special series "Virginia Profiles".
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Virginia Amateur Sports and Hollins College joined forces and organized Southwest Virginia's first Girls and Women in Sports Day.
And while yesterday's event is an example of how much girls sports have grown, it's also an opportunity to create better opportunities in the future.
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[SUPER=01-Stuart Israel/Virginia Amateur Sports; :15]
[SUPER=01-Jacquie Jordan/Virginia Amateur Sports; :21]
[SUPER=01-Jane Layman/William Byrd HS Athletic Dir.; :54]
[SUPER=01-Sandy Hadaway/Salem HS Athletic Dir.; 1:08]
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((Professional basketball is a relatively new opportunity for women athletes.
Maybe it came about because the rate of girls participating in sports is growing four times faster than the participation rate of boys in fitness activities.
The past 20 years have brought about many changes in the world of women's athletics, creating jobs and just better learning experiences for women.
The Silver Bullets--a team of professional WOMEN baseball players--offer young ballplayers a female role models.
These accomplished athletes also offer a wealth of experience and at clinics they not only coach the girls, but teach the adults as well, something everyone agrees is necessary.
Die-hard sports fans can catch boys and girls high school state championship action in spring sports May 29th and 30th when the Spring Jubliee come to the Roanoke Valley.
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Shootings at an Arkansas school and a Pennsylvania middle school dance.
Closer to home-- guns found in a Roanoke high school.
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Beginning tomorrow on News-7 at Six, Kimberly McBroom will take a closer look at what's being done to protect students here in Southwest Virginia.
You'll want to check out her series Safe at School.
Remember to wake up with News-7 Mornin all this week.
Here's Steve Pardon with a look ahead.
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