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On News 7 at Noon, authorities report progress as they fight a massive tire and brush fire in Roanoke County,.
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...Officials say the air is fit to breathe.
And evacuated residents are returning home.
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Sunshine for today will allow temperatures to climb as a few showers head our way tomorrow...I'll have your forecast...
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News 7 at Noon is next.

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The Roanoke County tire and the brush fire that surrounds it continue to burn this afternoon in South Roanok County.


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Officials say they have made significant progress in battling the blaze. They say the woods fire is now contained.
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Joe Dashiell is reporting from Starkey Park this afternoon, where state and local authorities briefed reporters just a short time ago.
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The Department of Environmental Quality is keeping a close watch on potential pollutants coming from the flames.
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About 15 air monitors have been placed in surrounding neighborhoods.
So far, no hazardous chemicals have been detected.
Area residents say they can smell the smoke, but haven't had to stop their daily outdoor activities because of it.


The D-E-Q says neighborhoods in the county will likely feel the affects tomorrow when easterly winds blow smoke toward populated areas.
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((RICHARD WEEKS/DEPT. OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: WE'LL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE SITUATION AS LONG AS THERE IS SMOKE COMING OFF THE SITE... MONITORING STREAMS AROUND THE FIRE TO SEE IF ANYTHING IS GETTING IN NEIGHBORHOOD STREAMS.))
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Because officials feel the fire is contained, the half dozen residents evacuated from their homes yesterday were allowed to return today.
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The man who owns the tire dump says the fire is not his fault.
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69-year old Willie Keeling has owned the dumping ground for more than fifty years.
He was convicted of operating the illegal dump more than a decade ago.
Since then, state and local authorities have unsuccessfully tried to force him to clean up the site.
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((WILLIE KEELING/PROPERTY OWNER: YOU FEEL ANY RESPONSIBILITY THOUGH WHAT'S HAPPENED? NO, I DON'T FEEL NO RESPONSIBILITY WHEN I COME HERE I WAS LEGAL. I WAS 100-PERCENT LEGAL, M2 ZONE ON THIS PLACE AND EVERYTHING AND WERE I AM RESPONSIBLE. NO, I'M NOT RESPONSIBLE.))
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Keeling did sign an agreement with the Department of Environment Quality and Roanoke County to authorize them to clean up the site.
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The United States is putting pressure on Israel to lift a travel ban on Yasser Arafat.
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President Bush wants the Palestinian leader to attend this week's Arab League summit in Lebanon.
But, so far, Israel isn't budging -- instead demanding that Arafat crack down on Palestinian militants.
The negotiations were underscored by violence that continued overnight.
Gun battles in the West Bank and Gaza Strip killed two people.
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Communist North Korea has accepted an invitation to restart reconciliation talks with South Korea.
Plans call for South Korea to send a presidential envoy to the rival nation next week.
Barry Petersen has more.
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It's been four months since a Roanoke landmark closed its doors.
Coming up next, we'll have an update on efforts to reopen the Grandin Theater,
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Also, we'll see who won the unofficial awards for the best dressed celebrities at last night's Academy Awards.
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The show *will* go on at the Grandin Theatre.
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The Grandin Theatre Foundation today announced it has a contract to buy the historic, art-deco movie house within the next few weeks. The theatre was closed late last year because of hard economic times and competition from mega-movie plexes. But, thanks to donations from the community, matching funds from the city of Roanoke and anticipated grants and tax credits, the Foundation has raised more than 800-thousand dollars. Now the hard work begins.
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((ED WALKER/BOARD PRES., GRANDIN THEATRE FOUNDATION: NOW, UNDERSTAND, IF THIS IS A MARATHON WE'RE IN THE 20TH MILE. THE FIRST PRIORITY WAS TO SAVE THE GRANDIN FROM THE WRECKING BALL. WE'VE DONE THAT. NOW, WE NEED THE PUBLIC'S HELP TO GET US THE BALANCE OF THE WAY TO THE FINISH LINE.))
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The Grandin Theatre Foundation plans to renovate the 1930's era building and will install new projection and sound equipment. The goal is to re-open the Grandin in July.
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Last night's Academy Awards ceremony was a historic night for tinseltown.
It was the first time black actors took home the top two acting honors.
And as Jennifer Miller tells us, it proved to be a night full of firsts.
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Of course, a lot of people watch the Oscar broadcast just to see what the stars are wearing.
Some go for classy, others trashy.
Gretchen Carlson has the day after score-card of Oscar fashion highs and lows.
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(( It was back to the glitz and glamour of the Hollywood we know and love. Stars even strutted their stuff on a new and improved carpet. This year the traditional red was OUT a more fashionable cranberry. IN.

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And while fans couldn't wait to hear who the Oscar winners would be the night was really about what is always is dishing the digs.

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Armani.
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Versace.
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Ungaro.

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From the always classy and Armani clad Jodie Foster to Gwyneth Paltrow...what was she wearing ! The actors and actresses of Hollywood made their own personal statements. Oscar nominee Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett were fashions fabulous.

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Vintage 1963.
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Its by a young black designer out of London.

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The most talked about trend of the night the new black of the year white.

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White on white tie.

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But some big-name stars still stuck to tradition Julia Roberts in black jersey Sandra Bullock in black sheer. And there's no doubt diamonds are still a girls best friend.

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This is 15 carats.

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There were rings and even diamond-drop shoes but nothing compared with what was hanging from Laura Harrings neck.

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"The diamond itself 25-million."

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Just a few simple accessories to spruce up the stars on a night where Oscar rules but there are always fashion winners and losers too. Gretchen Carlson, CBS News, New York.))
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Coming up next on the newscast, we'll tell you why a butcher is trying to do way with chocolate Easter bunnies.
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Also we'll see what the oldest man in the world says has kept him going for so long.
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He's 113 and still going strong...
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The world's oldest man celebrated his birthday with relatives and friends in Japan Saturday.
(YOO-KEY-CHEE CHOO-GAN-GEE) Yukichi Chuganji looked resolved to keep a firm grip on his Guinness record title.
He attributes his longevity to a cup of milk a day.
A 114 year woman also from Japan reportedly became the world's oldest woman last week.
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To make it to 113 years old, it is probably a safe assumption the gentleman in the last story does NOT eat an abundance of salami.
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The same cannot be said of the people who live in a town near Dresden, Germany.
A butcher there has a new idea for people who have sworn off Chocolate for Easter.
He is making easter bunnies out of salami.
He says the idea was born after customers said they would like to have something different to nibble on during the holidays.
Each bunny is filled with pure pork, and hung to mature and dry for five days. When the bunnies are ready for consumption, he sells them for just under five dollars each.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was down 64 points. The NASDAQ has lost 23 points.

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Coming up in sports, the N-C-A-A tournament has its final four. We'll see who made the cut.
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.....And the Winston Cup regulars bumped and brawled their way through Bristol yesterday. We'll tell you who got the win and who just got mad.
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The Final Four match up this Saturday will see the Kansas Jayhawks take on the Maryland Terrapins. This trip marks the second year in a row that Maryland has made it to the final four. Lonny Baxter scored a season high of 29 points, as the Terps went on to a 90 to 82 win over Connecticut.
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The Terps looking to get past U-Conn to try for a chance at the national championship.
(Ca-RON) Caron Butler throws the alley oop pass to Johnnie Selvie for the jam and the Huskies led 22 to 20.
But on this play Chris Wilcox makes a block at one end of the court, and races to the other end, taking the pass from Bryon (MOO-TON) Mouton for the game. Maryland led 44 to 37 at the half.
U-Conn rallied in the second half.
Butler knocks down another three pointer to make it 54 to 53 Huskies.
But Maryland's Juan Dixon hits three of his 27 points ... and the game was tied at 77 to 77.
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Then late in the half, Steve Blake hits the three pointer for his only points of the game and Maryland wins it 90 to 82.
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The Kansas Jayhawks fought off a tough Oregon team to make it to the final four, winning the Midwest Championship 104 to 86.
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Kansas turned back every challenge from the Ducks in the first half.
Drew Gooden gets it inside and throws down the overhead reverse jam and the Jayhawks led 27 to 19.
But when Robert Jones pulled up and hit this three pointer, the score was tied at 40 to 40.
Kansas came right back -- Nick Collerson takes it inside for the score and Jayhawks led by six at the half.
Oregon made a run to start the second half. Frederick Johnson with the hoop and foul ... and the lead was cut to four.
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But the Jayhawks answered every Oregon rally ... and Kansas pulls away to win it 104 to 86.
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Kurt Busch made it through several caution flags, and headed straight for the checkered flag, winning the Food City 500 at Bristol.
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The caution flag came out early after 100 laps.
Dale Jarrett hits Hermie Sadler after Sadler had hit the wall, bringing out the fifth caution of the day.
Jimmy Spencer was the man in control .. and he was the leader with 357 laps to go.
Spencer was working his way through traffic.
Then pole sitter Jeff Gordon loses control and hits the wall in turn two, bringing out the seventh caution of the day.
Tony Stewart, still recovering from a sore back after crashing last week, was the leader of the race at the halfway mark.
But Dale Earnhardt Junior had a fast car and he moved to the front with plenty of laps left in the race.
Tony Stewart had to get out of the car because of his back.
He was replaced by Todd Bodine on a caution and the car stayed on the lead lap.
Kurt Busch dodged all the wrecks on the track ... and he takes the checkered flag winning the Food City 500. It's Busch's first Winston Win.
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Spencer was second, Ricky Rudd third, Earnhardt Junior fourth and Bobby Labonte fifth.
Ward Burton was 25th, His brother Jeff 26-th, Rick Mast finished 33-rd and Stacy Compton 38-th.
There were 14 cautions during the 500-lap race on the half-mile track.
Earnhardt Junior and Robby Gordon bumped several times during the race.
After the cars had come off the track, Earnhardt made contact with Gordon as he grazed by him and Gordon responded by spinning him out.
Both were called to the NASCAR hauler afterwards to talk it over.
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