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Yet ANOTHER person has had a major fall near the Virginia Tech campus.
The most recent incident happened Saturday night.
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And, we'll have an update on the stomach virus that plagued a Pulaski County elementary school last week.

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Another dry day today but that's about to change as some wet weather heads our way. I'll have your work week forecast.

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Stay with us News 7 at noon, starts right now.
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Another Virginia Tech student fell out of window and was injured Saturday night.
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It happened at Foxridge Apartments.
Blacksburg police were responding to a call about a loud party when they found 24 year old Brian Allen lying on the ground.
Allen fell out of a third floor window.
He was treated and released from Montgomery Regional Hospital for minor injuries.
Police say alcohol was a factor.
21 year old Jason Song was charged with violating the town's noise ordinance.
Allen is the 12th person to have a major fall, on or near the Tech campus, in the last 6-months.
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The worst may be over for a Pulaski County elementary school hit by a stomach virus.
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Only two teachers and 28 students are out sick today from Claremont Elementary School.
Last week more than half the school was sick with a Norovirus.
It's a fast spreading stomach flu that's been going around the New River Valley in the last month.
Symptoms include vomiting and diarrhea.
Health officials say the best defense is washing your hands often and well.
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The family of a Pittsylvania County man who was shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy believes the whole incident could have been prevented. Authorities were called Saturday to the Axton home of 51- year- old Allen Lee Carter.
Police say Carter pulled a knife and acted aggressively towards them. He continued to approach them even after they sprayed him with pepper spray. One of the deputies fatally shot Carter. Jennifer Wishon has more.
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((The Carter family was enjoying the Spring time weather Saturday afternoon when they say Allen Lee Carter got agitated and threatened his brother with a knife.
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((CHRYSTAL SMITH: I'M THE ONE WHO CALLED 911. Reporter: And what did you tell them? I EXPLAINED TO THE WOMAN THAT I SPOKE TO... I COULDN'T GET THE ADDRESS CORRECT BECAUSE I WAS NERVOUS AND I TOLD HER HE WAS MENTALLY ILL.))
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Smith says her uncle was schizophrenic, but refused to take medication despite the family's requests. Officers had been called to calm Carter down multiple times before, but Smith says force was never required. When the deputies arrived on Saturday, Smith says one stayed a distance behind while the other tried to talk to Carter and eventually shot him multiple times. She believes that if both officers had worked together her uncle may still be alive.
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((CHRYSTAL SMITH: I PUT MYSELF IN HIS POSITION BECAUSE HE WAS PROBABLY NERVOUS TOO BECAUSE I KNOW I WOULD HAVE BEEN, BUT LIKE I SAID, ALL THIS COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED IF THE OTHER COP WOULD HAVE DONE WHAT HE WAS SUPPOSED TO DO.))
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((JERRY FONTAINE: YOU WOULD THINK THAT AN OFFICER WOULD HAVE A LITTLE MORE PROFESSIONALISM TO DE-ESCALATE A SITUATION IN TERMS OF DEALING WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS A MENTAL OR SCHIZOPHRENIC BACKGROUND.))
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Both deputies, who's names have not yet been released, have been placed on administrative leave with pay. State Police are investigating the shooting. Pittsylvania County officials declined to comment.
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The 9-11 commission is still trying to get National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice to testify.
During an interview with "60 Minutes," Rice defended her decision, and defended the White House against allegations from Richard Clarke.
Aleen Sirgany reports.
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A WHO S WHO OF FORMER AND CURRENT WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS TESTIFIED BEFORE THIS COMMISSION.. BUT NOT NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER CONDOLEEZZA RICE.

(Condoleezza Rice, National Security Adviser)
RICE SOT: 19:34:24 Nothing would better from my point of view than to be

able to testify. I would really like to do that.
BUT RICE HAS NO PLANS TO GO BEFORE THE PANEL INVESTIGATING THE 9/11 TERRORISM ATTACKS. SHE TOLD 60 MINUTES SITTING NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISERS DON T TESTIFY BEFORE CONGRESS.
WHILE RICE SPOKE WITH THE COMMISSION BEHIND CLOSED DOORS.. THE WHITE HOUSE DECISION NOT TO ALLOW HER PUBLIC TESTIMONY HAS COME UNDER INCREASING FIRE. IT S NOT JUST DEMOCRATS CRYING FOUL.. PRESSURE FROM FELLOW REPUBLICANS AND THE COMMISSION ITSELF CONTINUES TO MOUNT.

(Thomas H. Kean, 9/11 Commission Chair)
KEAN SOT: We recognize there are arguments having to do with a

separation of powers. We think in a tragedy of this magnitude that those kind of arguments are probably overridden.
WHILE SHE WON T MAKE HER CASE UNDER OATH IN FRONT OF THE COMMISSION, RICE CONTINUES TO DEFEND THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION AGAINST ALLEGATIONS FROM FORMER COUNTERTERRORISM ADVISER RICHARD CLARKE. AS THE PANEL S STAR WITNESS LAST WEEK.. CLARKE TESTIFIED PRESIDENT BUSH DIDN T TAKE THE AL QAEDA THREAT SERIOUSLY ENOUGH.

RICE SOT: 19:39:20 Of course it was an urgent problem. I would like very

much to know what more could have been done given that it was an urgent problem. We we re looking for a more comprehensive plan against al-qaeda, but we weren t sitting still.
STAND-UP CLOSE: THE WHITE HOUSE OFFERED UP A SECOND PRIVATE MEETING BETWEEN RICE AND THE 9/11 COMMISSION, BUT PANEL MEMBERS PLAN TO KEEP PUSHING FOR A PUBLIC ONE.. ALTHOUGH THE COMMISSION CHAIR SAYS THEY DON T INTEND TO SUBPOENA THE NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON. ))
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Still to come on the newscast, a veteran actor from the screen and stage has passed away.
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Also Ireland will no longer be the home to smoke- filled pubs. We'll tell you why after the break.
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You can still enjoy a good pint--
But from now on, smoking is banned in Irish pubs.
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Ireland is the first country in the world to outlaw cigarettes in all of its restaurants and pubs.
The ban taking effect today covers virtually all workplaces.
Owners of pubs and hotels warn the ban will alienate many European tourists, and force away loyal customers.
Violators of Ireland's new smoking ban face a fine of up to four-thousand dollars.
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It's a coast- to- coast challenge to a law that bans what some call `partial birth' abortion.
Courtrooms in New York, San Francisco and Lincoln, Nebraska, are hearing suits today that were filed before President Bush signed the ban in November.
It created the first substantial limit on abortion since the Roe versus Wade decision legalizing the procedure.
Critics say the law could be a step toward a total ban.
Meanwhile, abortion opponents say it applies only to a procedure done late in pregnancy that's never necessary to protect the health of the mother.

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Oscar-winning actor Peter Ustinov has died at the age of 82 at his home in Switzerland.
Ustinov not only used his talent on stage and screen, he also wrote and worked behind the camera.
Richard Roth takes a look back at his versatile career.
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(( NARR: A BIT RUSSIAN, AND GERMAN, FRENCH, ITALIAN - AND HE ONCE CLAIMED, ETHIOPIAN -- PETER USTINOV WAS BORN IN BRITAIN BUT THOUGHT OF HIMSELF, HE SAID, AS 'ETHNICALLY FILTHY AND PROUD OF IT.'

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HIS ACTING CAREER SPANNED SIXTY YEARS, BUT THE TWO ACADEMY AWARDS THE MOVIES BROUGHT HIM REFLECTED JUST A FRACTION OF THE TALENT THAT MADE HIM SUCH A HUGE PRESENCE IN THE CULTURE OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY.
HE WROTE BOOKS AND PLAYS, DIRECTED OPERA AND FILMS, AND AS A STORY-TELLER CULTIVATED A REPUTATION AS A MIMIC AND COMIC WITH A MUSICAL VOICE A DAZZLING WIT.
AMONG HIS CIVIC CREDITS WAS A ROLE AS GOODWILL AMBASAADOR FOR UNITED NATIONS ORGANIZATIONS.
i've always thought that in difficult times that the americans thought that unicef was a bulgarian and that unesco was a romanian and that they were up to no good. all that has changed thank god. 4206 (11 secs)
NARR: BRITAIN HONORED HIM WITH A KNIGHTHOOD, BUT IT WAS A CRITIC HERE WHO SAID UNSTINOV'S ACHIEVEMENTS SEEMED SO EFFORTLESS -- IT COULDN'T HAVE BEEN JUST TALENT THE MAN POSSESSED, IT MUST HAVE BEEN GENIUS. RR CBS NEWS LONDON
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Coming up after the break,
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we'll tell you why Roanoke is the place to be for movie fans this weekend.
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This weekend Roanoke will be host to some award winning actors, independent films, and at least one home- grown ghost. As Jennifer Wishon tells us, its all part of the Blue Ridge Southwest Virginia Film Festival.
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(( The Blue Ridge Southwest Virginia Vision Film Festival is back for an encore performance with a variety of film genres showing soon at a theater near you.
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((SANDRA EUBANK: WE'VE GOT SO MANY YOUNG PRODUCERS AND DIRECTORS THAT THEY HAVE SO MUCH TALENT AND THE FILM FESTIVAL GIVES THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET THEIR WORK OUT THERE AND THAT'S WHAT FILM FESTIVALS ARE ALL ABOUT SO THAT WE CAN CULTIVATE THAT TALENT.))
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The three day festival will showcase films shot in Virginia or made by home- grown talent and is attracting award winning actors like Patricia Neal and Mickey Rooney. Just a beginner? Seasoned film- makers will be sharing tricks of the trade through workshops. Writer- director and Richmond native Paul Moore offers pre- festival advice.
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((PAUL MOORE: PUT PEN TO PAPER. WRITE IT. IT'S MOST IMPORTANT NOT TO SPEND ALL THE TIME IN YOUR HEAD. IF YOU PUT THINGS ON PAPER TO WORK THEM OUT, TO SEE WHAT IS WORKING AND WHAT ISN'T WORKING.))
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Moore along with Producer Scot Tanner are awaiting the premiere of their latest film "Dark Harvest." It's a horror that was shot in West Virginia, after mother nature kicked the crew out of the Commonwealth.
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((SCOT TANNER: WE THOUGHT WE HAD A FEW PLACES THAT WERE GOING TO HAVE CORN, IT WAS ALL SET UP. WITH THE DROUGHT THERE WAS NO CORN LEFT SO WE SEARCHED THE WHOLE STATE FOR CORN AND IT JUST WASN'T HAPPENING- IT WAS JUST TUMBLEWEED BLOWING BY SO WE ENDED UP HAVING TO GO TO WEST VIRGINIA TO SHOOT IT.))
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Roanoke native Bootie Chewning plays a spirited role in the film.
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((BOOTIE CHEWNING: I HAD A BALL PLAYING MAGGIE. [COVER HERE WITH PICTURES] WE SHOT ALL NIGHT AND THEY PUT THE GLUE ON MY FACE - ELMER'S GLUE AND CRACKED MY FACE AND THEN PUT MUD ALL OVER ME AND ALL OVER MY HANDS. [END COVER HERE] IT WAS A VERY HOT SUMMER NIGHT AND SO THEN WE'D HAVE TO GO BACK INSIDE AND SIT IN FRONT OF THE FAN AND LET IT BLOW ON ME SO THAT MY FACE WOULDN'T MELT ALL THE WAY DOWN.))
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The film has already been picked up by Artisan Entertainment and will be distributed nationwide on video and dvd April 20th. Tanner and Moore plan to make another film together soon... one that won't be dependent upon the rain. Jennifer Wishon, News 7.))

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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW has gained 124 points. The NASDAQ was UP 34.

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Up next in sports, Duke pulls out a close one with Xavier to win a trip to San Antonio.
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And Rusty Wallace tried but couldn't top Kurt Busch at the Food City 500.
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The Duke Blue Devils are headed back to the Final Four for the 10th time in the last 18 years after beating Xavier yesterday in regional final in Atlanta.
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The Blue Devils are the ONLY number one seed to reach San Antonio.
This was a tight game throughout, but Luol Deng came up with a huge offensive rebound in the closing minutes and found JJ Redick, who hit a big three pointer to put Duke ahead for the rest of the game.
Redick scored 13 points on the day, while Deng scored 19.
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The Blue Devils won it, 66 to 63, and will get UCONN in the national semifinals.
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One of the few teams to beat Duke this season will join them in Texas next week. Georgia Tech took out Kansas yesterday in Saint Louis.
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The Yellow Jackets went most of the way without leading scorer BJ Elder who was out with a sore ankle.
But it was Jarrett Jack who lead for Georgia Tech scoring 29 points.
Kansas didn't go without a fight. JR Giddens got a three pointer with 15 seconds left to force overtime.
In OT, Will Bynum hit a basket of his own.
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Georgia Tech is back in the Final Four for the first time since 1990, winning the game 79 to 71.
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The Roanoke Express remained unbeaten in the last 12 games, picking up its 6th consecutive victory yesterday over Augusta at the Roundhouse.
The win leaves Roanoke firmly in the middle of the playoff hunt, with two games to play.
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The gloves were off as the Express played with quite a sense of urgency.
It was 2- all in the first before Joe Dusbabek scored to give the Express the lead for good.
Andrew McPherson picked up his 17th goal of the year during this game.
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The Express ended up winning it 7 to 4 over Augusta.
Roanoke wraps up with Charlotte and Greenville on Friday and Saturday.
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Kurt Busch made history yesterday, joining Fred Lorenzen, Cale Yarborough and Darrell Waltrip as the only drivers to win 3 straight races on the high banks of Bristol Motor Speedway.
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Kasey Kahne's (Kane's) recent run of good luck ran out.
He was taken out early in the race by Jamie McMurray, and recorded his worst finish of the year, coming in 40th.
Ricky Rudd didn't fare much better, smacking the wall in turn 2, and then bouncing off of Casey Mears.
Rudd was 37th.
Late in the race, Dale Jarrett brought out the 11th and final caution, setting up a two- lap shootout to the finish.
Busch held off the car of nine- time Bristol winner Rusty Wallace for the win, while Matt Kenseth slipped under McMurray for 5th. McMurray didn't appreciate the move, and retaliated following the checkers.
But Busch was the man of the hour with his 4th win in the last 5 Bristol events.
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