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Coming up on News 7-
A local native is now in charge of hundreds of missions in the Iraqi war. Well hear from him.
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Candles are lit to remember a mother and her three children killed last week.
And the black market for cigarettes and federal officials say it goes from Roanoke to L-A.
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News 7 at Eleven is next.

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The state of Virginia carries out a death sentence.
The convicted murderer of a local family is electrocuted.
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[Bramblett]


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Despite last minute legal maneuvering and an appeal to the governor, Earl Bramblett was put to death tonight.
He was sentenced to death for the murder of a Vinton family. Bramblett died in the electric chair about two hours ago.
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Meghan Muldoon is outside the Greensville Correctional Center tonight with more.
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[***ANCHOR TAG***] Family and friends are vowing not to be bitter. Last week, a mother and three of her children were shot to death in Roanoke but those closest to the victims say they're trying not to let hate rule their heart. Teresa Hamilton has more from a candlelight vigil held this evening.
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(( Last Friday-- the scene here on Madison Avenue in Roanoke was no doubt one of shock and grief. Less than a week later, it was a much calmer setting as a crowd of more than 70 gathered to sing and pray.
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It was here Angela Arrington and three of her children were found shot to death. A fourth child was also wounded.
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The candlelight vigil was led Arrington's Uncle, Bishop Milton Hardy, Senior who urged the crowd to pray for his family-- and to forgive NOT hate the man charged with murder.
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((MY HEART GOES OUT TO HIM AND HIS FAMILY, IT MAY NOT BE UNDERSTOOD BY A LOT OF PEOPLE BUT THEY HAVE TO UNDERSTAND, THIS IS GOD'S DOING, GOD KNOWS WHAT HE'S DOING, EVEN IN A TRAGIC SITUATION LIKE THIS. ))
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Bishop Hardy's words were not met with resistance. Those who we spoke with say faith in God is helping them cope and avoid growing bitter.
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(( CHAUNA: OUR FAITH IN GOD, I MEAN, HE'S THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN HELP US THROUGH THIS, AND THE FAMILY SUPPORT, IS ALL WE CAN DO.))
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((GAIL: AND THE SCHOOL SYSTEM, THEY HAVE BEEN DOING REALLY, REALLY, GOOD SO WE'RE ALL RIGHT. ))
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Bishop Hardy says that support will be needed more than ever in the coming days. On Friday-- funeral services will be held for Arrington and her children. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS7, Roanoke.))
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A fund has been established to help the family with funeral expenses. Donations can be sent to: The Arrington Family Fund Care of First Union Bank P-O-Box 155 Roanoke, VA 24017
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[Short-Murders]


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At least four Henry County investigators are working 'round the clock to solve the murders of Jennifer Short and her parents. But Sheriff Frank Cassell says more help is needed.
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The sheriff talked about the case earlier today as he announced his bid for a fourth term. Investigators from Rockingham County, North Carolina are also working full-time on the case. But Cassell and his investigators say federal and state support here has dwindled because of budget cuts and plan to approach the Governor.
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((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF; BUT I DON'T BELIEVE FOR ONE MINUTE THAT THE GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA WHO CALLED ME WHEN THIS THING HAPPENED AND OFFERED ANY ASSISTANCE. I DON'T BELIEVE THE GOVERNOR REALIZES THAT WE MAY HAVE TO WAIT A YEAR ON EVIDENCE FROM THE CRIME LAB.))
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NEWS 7 contacted Mark Warner's office for comment. A spokeswoman says the governor regards this as a unique case because a child was murdered and will re-iterate to state police and the crime lab that they should do everything within their professional judgment to help the case along.
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[Kaylor]


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Virginia Tech's Corps of Cadets is honoring one of its own, killed in Iraq.
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The Corps held a wreath-laying ceremony today for Second Lieutenant Jeffrey J-Kaylor, who was killed Monday in a grenade attack. Kaylor transferred from Radford University to Virginia Tech in 19-98 and graduated in 2001. His fraternity brothers of Pi Kappa Alpha say he died fulfilling his dream.
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((PHIL ROGERS/KAYLOR'S FRATERNITY BROTHER:EVER SINCE I'VE KNOWN JEFF ALL HE'S EVER WANTED WAS A MILITARY COMMISSION IN THE ARMY. HE WANTED TO BE A SOLDIER HE WANTED NOTHING MORE THAN INFANTRY HE WANTED TO BE THAT INFANTRY SOLDIER 1118))
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Kaylor's name will be added to the university's war memorial, reserved only for service men and women who died in active war conflict. The 24-year-old leaves behind a wife, who is also a former Tech Cadet and has been serving in the Persian Gulf.
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[Watkins]


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Meanwhile, a Southside family is praying for the safe return of a loved one serving in Iraq. The Department of Defense says the whereabouts of Major William Watkins and another airman is unknown. Watkins has NOT been officially designated as missing in action.
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Military officials say an F-15E Strike Eagle went down in Iraq on Sunday but they will not confirm that it was his aircraft. Watkins was based at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina.
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William Watkins grew up in South Boston. Family members say they do not want to release any information that may jeopardize the possibility of his safe return.


[Darnell]


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[Anchor tag!!!]
A Vinton Native and V-M-I Graduate is now an Air Force General playing a major role in the war.
Brigadier General Daniel Darnell spoke with News 7 on the phone from his base in Southwest Asia.
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(( General Darnell is responsible for 34 squadron's making up the most diverse flying wing in the Air Force.
That wing includes more than 110 aircraft including B-1's B-52's, F-15's and F-16's among others.
General Darnell says his work is similar what goes on at Johnson Space Center.
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THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IS WE'RE NOT CONTROLLING ONE MISSION BUT 15 HUNDRED MISSIONS WE MAINTAIN TWO TO THREE HUNDRED STRIKE AIRCRAFT OVER IRAQ FOR 24 HOURS A DAY FOF THE PAST FEW WEEKS.
General Darnell was on duty when the shock and awe campaign began a few weeks ago. IT WAS PROBABLY THE MOST AMAZING THING I'VE EVER SEEN. JEAN JADHON QUESTION: ARE THERE CERTAIN TIMES WHEN A PIECE OF INFORMATION COMES IN YOU HAVE TO HAVE QUICK REACTION AND MAKE IT HAPPEN? GEN. DARNELL: EXACTLY RIGHT IN THE TIME THE B-1 WAS TOLD TO RELEASED ON LEADERSHIP TARGET IN DOWNTOWN IRAQ EIGHT MINUTES LATER THE PLANE WAS OVERHEAD WITH BOMBS IN THE AIR.
Eight minutes later the bunker buster bombs were falling.
Not all missions are successful. General Darnell said this about Sunday's F-15 Eagle Flight that never returned. IT WAS AN ATTACK MISSION. QUITE FRANKLY WE'RE NOT SURE WHAT HAPPENED. TYPICALLY WE DO NOT RELEASE OPERATIONAL DETAILS. I WILL TELL YOU THE SEARCH CONTINUES.
Today when Saddam Hussein's statue was toppled in the Iraqi streets- General Darnell was watching the footage on TV.
I CAN TELL YOU IT WAS A SIGHT WE WERE ALL VERY HAPPY TO SEE. OUR JOB DURING THE CONFLICT IS TO FREE THE IRAQI PEOPLE AND THE TOPPLING OF THE STATUE WAS CERTAINLY SYMBOLBIC.))
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General Darnell and his wife are William Byrd Graduates. He said the pace has not slowed in the war- there is still alot of work to do in Iraq.
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Still ahead on News 7, more on what lays ahead for U-S troops in Iraq.
And the celebrations weren't just in Baghdad.
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Iraqis here in Southwest Virginia were also celebrating the fall of Baghdad and Saddam's regime.
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(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the Avalanche somehow plays baseball tonight and wins.

The NHL playoffs begin tonight, the day after the Express ends another season. Steve Mason see what's ahead on the local ice and we'll tell you about a new addition to the Rot Stanley Memorial - tonight on the Big 7.))


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Saddam Hussein's hometown may not be in the control of U-S troops, but his capitol is.
Today Army soldiers, marines and jubilant Baghdad residents made their presence known in the heart of the city.
Chris Lawrence has more on today's historic developments.
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(((nat - cheering) THEY'VE WATCHED SADDAM'S REGIME CRUMBLE
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AND NOW HIS SYMBOLS ARE CRUMBLING TOO.
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"To bloody hell Saddam." FOR DECADES THEY WERE FORCED TO CHEER HIM. NOW HIS IMAGES ARE SPIT ON, SMASHED AND SET ON FIRE. SADDAM MAY BE UNACCOUNTED FOR BUT FOR MANY IRAQIS THE HEAD OF THE COUNTRY IS GONE. (DRAGGING HEAD SHOT)
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"Saddam dead. No Saddam. OK" AMERICAN TANKS WERE GREETED BY SMILES NOT GUNSHOTS. BUT THE BIGGER WAR IS FAR FROM OVER.
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SADDAM'S MILITIA AMBUSHED U.S. MARINES AT THE MINISTRY OF OIL AND MANY ARE STILL HOLED UP AND HIDING OUT IN THE SUBURBS. ALSO UNKNOWN: THE WHEREABOUTS OF SEVEN AMERICAN POW's AND ELEVEN OTHERS MISSING IN ACTION.
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"When the hostilities end, we fully expect to find these young men and women in good health and well cared for."
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SOLDIERS ARE ALSO SEARCHING FOR WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. THEY FOUND SOME UNCONVENTIONAL WEAPONS AT THIS AIRFIELD WEDNESDAY -- BUT NO SMOKING GUN.
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FOR MANY IRAQI PEOPLE ...THIS IS FREEDOM. FREE TABLES, CHAIRS, REFRIGERATORS AND WINDOW FRAMES. AND SOME HAVE TO WONDER WHAT'S LEFT NOW THAT THEY'VE SAID GOODBYE TO SADDAM HUSSEIN.
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CHRIS LAWRENCE, CBS NEWS, KUWAIT.))

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The progress of U-S troops brought celebration on the streets of Baghdad, but also here in western Virginia.
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Iraqis living in Roanoke kept a close eye on developments today, and hailed the apparent end of Saddam Hussein's regime.
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((HUSSAIN ALSAADY: I CRIED EMOTIONALLY AND THIS MOMENT WE WERE WAITING FOR FOREVER AND A DAY. AND I FEEL LIKE WE ARE BORN ALL OVER AGAIN. )) ((ALMUSAWI MAJEED: JUST A NEW LIFE FOR US. WE ARE SO HAPPY AND WE WAIT A LONG TIME FOR THIS MOMENT.))
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Some members of Roanoke's Iraqi community haven't seen their families in more than a dozen years.
But they are now looking forward to the day when they will be reunited with close relatives and friends.
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A multi-million dollar cigarette smuggling ring is broken up right here in Southwest Virignia.
More on that when News 7 returns.
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And police believe the same man may be responsible for a pair of robberies in the Hill City over the past week.

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The same man may be responsible for a pair of armed robberies in Lynchburg in the past week.
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Authorities say a suspect robbed the Super Eight motel on Candler's Mountain Road early Tuesday.
He's described as a six foot tall black man, in his 30's or 40's, weighing about 200 pounds.
That's similar to the description of the man who robbed a Lynchburg convenience store last week.
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((LT. TOM LAWTON/LYNCHBURG POLICE: THERE ARE SOME SIMILARITIES. THE TIMES ARE SIMILAR. THE ONE THAT HAPPENED BACK ON APRIL 3RD ON FORT AVENUE WAS RIGHT AROUND 11:30 AND THIS ONE AROUND ONE O'CLOCK AND ALSO THE SUBJECT WEARING A WIG.))
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The suspect in the motel robbery fled the scene in a dark-colored sport utility vehicle.
Anyone with information about either crime is asked to call Lynchburg police.
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[Cigarette-taxes]


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Tobacco is big business. Distribution of contraband and counterfeit cigarettes has gotten so big it threatens to surpass drug trafficking in profitability.
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Federal officials unsealed indictments today in Roanoke and Los Angeles. Fifteen suspects- -mostly Armenian men who live in the North Hollywood area- -are charged with buying cheap cigarettes in Virginia and re-selling them in L-A. The prosecutor say they grossed more than 18-million dollars.
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((AN OPERATION OF THIS KIND CAN YIELD A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF MONEY IN A VERY SHORT TIME.))
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More than 100-million cigarettes were shipped from here to the west coast and elsewhere... most of them genuine, Philip Morris and R-J Reynolds products. But A-T-F Agents also confiscated 51 cases of counterfeit cigarettes. Everything from the smokes inside to the packaging was fake.
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The Avs swing with a sting in the cold weather. Steve Mason recaps and forecasts what's ahead for the Express. And The Roy Stanley Memorial golf event gets a new element. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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The University of Kansas fired athletic director Al Bohl tonight. Bohl says he was fired because he wouldn't resign. Many see the move as an effort to persuade basketball coach Roy Williams - who clashed with Bohl - to stay at Kansas and not go to UNC. Bohl says Williams was behind the firing.
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[S-Avs]


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The Salem Avalanche was rained out last night, and most figured the same would be true tonight as the team tried to play two at Salem Memorial.
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Over 53 hundred fans were in the park last Friday for opening night, only about 53 folks were hard core enough to check out tonight's games. Salem was on top 5-to-2 after one inning, before Wilmington started coming back. Ruben Gotay rips this Andres Astacio offering to the base of the wall in right center. T.J. Soto scores and the Blue Rocks cut it to 5-to-4 after two and half. But Salem would get some insurance in the bottom of the third as Joe Lydic slaps a single into left field to move over Trevor Mote to third. Now when it's cold it's tough in the stands and it's tougher when
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you get hit. Ryan Stegall gets an RBI the hard way as Salem beat Wilmington 7-to-6 in game one.
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[ANCHOR=mike]
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In game two the Avs won again 4-to-3.

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The NHL playoffs opened tonight. They will not be over until sometime in mid-June. Tonight, the Devils, Islanders, Leafs and Oilers got opening game round one wins.
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[SUPER=03-Washington, DC/Fox-Net; :00]

In the NBA - the Wizards turned back the clock on retro night to try and jump start their shrinking playoff hopes. The old Bullets' duds and Wes Unseld and Elvin Hayes wore to a title could not get Michael and Kwame Brown a win tonight,
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Boston beats the Bullets 87 to 83. But Kwame gets marks for the retro fro.
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[S-ECHL]


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The Roanoke Express once again finished off a solid regular season with an early postseason exit.
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Steve Mason has more on what lies ahead for this bunch in Round House Wrap Up.
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((Rick Kowalsky played with a fractured right leg Tuesday night. It will break Express fans hearts if veterans like Killer and 30 year old center Mike Peron don't return to Roanoke next season. ((:)) ((:)) The voluntary suspensions of ECHL teams in Richmond and Lexington because of financial debt is a problem that could hit other ECHL teams. The Generals or the Express and several other ECHL teams will lose money this season because of sagging attendance and rising costs. ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((:))
Two positive, the ECHL will negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement this off season and there will be a new divisional alignment for Roanoke and Greensboro. ((:))
The Express will have possibly five veterans on the roster, the ECHL allows four. Steve Mason, Round House Wrap Up.))

[S-Roy]


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Today marks the one year anniversary of the passing of News 7 Sports icon Roy Stanley. In the past year he has become one of the most honored men in Virginia. Tonight's we're proud to announce an expansion of his annual charity golf event - a celebrity tournament.
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((BILLY MCBRIDE:)) ((The list of celebrities who plan to lend their name and presence to the cause is still growing, but already impressive. Tiki and Ronde Barber will come back home to take a few swings for a man who knew them from the day they were born.
Rick Mast, one of Roy's favorites also plans to be in attendance, along former Virginia Tech basketball coach Charlie Moir, current Wake Forest women's coach Charlene Curtis, former Hokie and Pulaski kicker Shayne Graham now with the Carolina Panthers, former Patrick Henry and UVa star hoopster Curtis Staples, former Patriot and current Houston Texan Shannon Taylor, and former big league pitcher Jim Bibby. ((BILLY MCBRIDE:)) Details of this new celebrity tournament on Friday June 27th and the second annual Roy Stanley Memorial event can be found on our web site at WDBJ-7 dot com. Simply click on the sports icon first and then the tournament logo. In it's first year - the tournament helped fund three $1000 scholarships to two young men from Heritage and a young la dy from Caroll County. ))