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[V/O-NAT] A symbolic milestone in the war with Iraq. The latest on the war... along with reaction from Iraqi's living in Roanoke.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

And last- minute legal maneuvering leads up to the scheduled execution of the man convicted of killing an entire family in Vinton.

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Tonight on News 7 sports - the Roy Stanley Memorial golf tournament is expanding, the Barbers are writing a book -

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and we'll explore the immediate future of the Express in this week's edition of Roundhouse Wrapup.
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[WX-Head]
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Just remember, chilly April showers will make the May flowers even more colorful. Besides, the weekend forecast still looks sunny and warm. Details ahead.
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News 7 at Six is next.
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Saddam Hussein's regime crumbles amid celebration in Baghdad... and here in Roanoke.
But there is also mourning as Virginia Tech remembers a graduate killed in the war and a Southside family prays for an airman who's unnacounted for.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
Shannon Young is off tonight.

[Iraq-Latest]


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"The Game is over."
That's the word from Iraq's ambassador to the U-N.
It's the first admission by an Iraqi official that the coalition troops have overwhelmed Iraqi forces.
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Earlier today, U-S Marines and Iraqi citizens toppled a huge statue of Saddam Hussein.
Jubilant residents then dragged the pieces through the streets of the Iraqi capitol.
President Bush isn't ready to declare victory.
His spokesman says Bush is still ''very cautious'' because he knows there could still be ''great danger'' ahead.
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The celebration wasn't restricted to the streets of Baghdad.
Iraquis living here in western Virginia also watched the day's developments with excitement, and with hope for the future of their country. [***IRAQ IN MONITOR***]
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Joe Dashiell is here tonight with their story.
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Keith... members of Roanoke's Iraqi community say they cried today as they watched events unfold on television.


but they say their tears were tears of joy
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((WE NEED SHANIA TWAIN TO SING FROM THAT MOMENT. SERIOUSLY, WE NEED SHANIA TWAIN TO SING FROM THAT MOMENT. LAUGHTER))


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Hussain Alsaady and his friends were jubilant, as they watched allied troops roll into central Baghdad, and Iraqui citizens celebrate the apparent end of Saddam Hussein's regime.
These men who have made Roanoke their home, haven't seen their homeland for more than a decade, but they believe their wait will soon be over.
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((ALMUSAWI MAJEED: THIRTEEN YEARS WHEN I LEFT IRAQ AND I WAIT FOR THIS MOMENT TO SEE MY FAMILY AGAIN.)) ((AHMED ALMAYALI: PEOPLE OUTSIDE IRAQ ESPECIALLY IN THE ARAB WORLD SHOULD SEE WHAT'S INSIDE OF IRAQ. THEY HAVE TO SPEAK TO IRAQUI PEOPLE MIND. THEY ALWAYS SPEAK TO GOVERNMENT MIND. RIGHT NOW THEY COULD SEE HOW THE IRAQUI PEOPLE FEEL RIGHT NOW.))
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Also watching with optimism was Malik Almaliki.
Recently accused of violating U.S. sanctions by sending money to friends and relatives in Iraq... Almaliki hopes he will soon be cleared.
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((WE ARE SO HAPPY AND THANK YOU UNITED STATES. THANK YOU MR. BUSH.))
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Like the families of American servicemen and women, Iraquis in Roanoke are anxiously waiting for any news from their relatives.
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Communications have been cut off since the war started, but Keith they hope that soon they will be able to talk with family and friends, and start making plans to see them again in a free Iraq.


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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. The 24-year-old's name will be added to the university's war memorial, reserved strictly for servicemen and women who died in active war conflict. A memorial vigil will also be held at midnight.
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[Kaylor]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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Kaylor's fraternity brothers are also mourning his death. Phil Rogers was one of Kaylor's closest friends. They entered the Corps of Cadets together in 19-98, and then later rushed the same fraternity, Pi Kappa Alpha. Rogers says when the two of them met, they immediately clicked.
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((PHIL ROGERS/KAYLOR'S FRATERNITY BROTHER: 516 WE DID EVERYTHING TOGETHER. I MEAN EVERYTHING. FROM ROOMMATES AT ONE POINT, TO EXERCISE BUDDIES, I MEAN WE WERE CONSTANTLY PUSHING EACH OTHER ALL THE TIME. EITHER TO GO OUT AND HAVE FUN ALL THE TIME, UM, WHO NEEDS TO STUDY? I MEAN THAT KIND OF ATMOSPHERE I MEAN THAT WAS ALWAYS JEFF. 532))
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Rogers says it's been nearly a year since he last saw Kaylor. But, he says he has kept in touch with him through Kaylor's 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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A Danville 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.


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Ceremonies in Salem and around the country today honored U.S. prisoners of war and those missing in action.
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A half-dozen former POW's laid a wreath at the memorial on the grounds of the V-A medical center in Salem.
In his official proclamation, President Bush said the Americans captured during the war with Iraq follow in the footsteps of those "who placed country above self."
Seven U.S. soldiers are currently listed as prisoners in Iraq.
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[Bramblett]


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In three hours convicted killer Earl Bramblett is scheduled to die in the electric chair, barring intervention from the courts or the governor.
Bramblett was found guilty of the 1994 murders the Hodges family in Vinton.
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Meghan Muldoon is outside the Greensville Correctional Center tonight with more.
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Henry County's sheriff says he wants to see the Short Family murder investigation through.
More on his decision to run for another term when News 7 returns.
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And cigarette smuggling is big business, judging by a multi-million dollar bust right here in Southwest Virginia.
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A multi-million dollar cigarette smuggling ring has been busted right here in Roanoke. None of the 15 suspects is from this area. They're mostly Armenians... one who boasted of connections in the Russian mafia.
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(( A lot of the cigarettes were purchased by the case from the Pilot gas station in Daleville. Tractor trailer loads of cigarettes left here bound for Vegas and L-A. More than 100-million cigarettes hit the market out west. What brings this case home is the fact that Virginia has the lowest cigarette tax rate of any state in the nation.
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((HERE IN VIRGINIA THE TAXES ON A CASE OF CIGARETTES IS $15. IN CALIFORNIA IT'S $522.)) [RUNS10]
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That illustrates the profit margin. The government has already confiscated $350,000 from undercover buys over the 2-and-and half year investigation. The tax stamps are counterfiet in many instances. And in many cases, the cigarettes are too. 51 cases of counterfeit cigarettes were confiscated in this investigation.
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((EVERYTHING IN THIS BOX RIGHT HERE IS COUNTERFEIT FROM THE STAMP TO THE BOX TO THE CIGARETTES.)) [RUNS05]
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Even the cartons are bogus, designed to look like a genuine Philip Morris product.
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[packs side-by-side @ 22:10:20] The pack on the left is the real thing. The one on the right is not. It was probably smuggled into this country from overseas. 11 of the 12 people now under indictment in Roanoke were arrested in California. The two Armenian suspects apprehended last week are not named in the indictments unsealed today in Roanoke and L.A., but the A-T-F's Bart McIntyre says that doesn't mean they're not part of the same operation.))

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One woman was killed in an accident on Route 460 this morning.
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The wreck happened shortly before noon. State police say 79 year old Commie (sic) H. Whorley of Thaxton was turning East onto 4-60 and was hit by a tractor trailer.
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((SGT. BOBBY RATLIFF/STATE POLICE; THE TRACTOR TRAILER WAS WESTBOUND, AND APPARENTLY BOTH OF THEM COLLIDED. THE CAR JUST CAME RIGHT OUT IN FRONT OF THE TRACTOR TRAILER TRUCK.))
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The driver of the truck was not injured. Westbound traffic was blocked for more than two hours before one lane could be opened. The road was cleared around four o'clock this afternoon. Police say NO charges will be filed.
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Stocks dropped as investors responded to a flow of disappointing earnings news. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW dropped 101 points.
NASDAQ fell 26.
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Henry County's sheriff says he won't rest until the murders of Jennifer Short and her parents are solved.
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And on that note, Frank Cassell announced his bid for a fourth term before dozens of supporters.
Since he took office, Cassell says the number of cases the department solves has doubled.
But there's still one case he intends to solve before he retires.
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((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF: SOMEBODY CAME IN OUR COUNTY, MURDERED TWO OF OUR PEOPLE IN THEIR SLEEP, TOOK A LITTLE GIRL OUT OF HER BED AND TOOK HER OFF AND DID GOD-KNOWS-WHAT TO HER AND THEN KILLED HER... ))
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((... I WOULD HATE TO LEAVE OFFICE KNOWING THAT I'D FAILED TO BRING THIS CASE TO A CONCLUSION. ))
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Cassell's opposed by retired state trooper Michael McPeek.
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[Sports Tease]


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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - Steve Mason checks the pulse of the Express after a season ending setback. The Barbers are writing a book -
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and my man Roy Stanley will never be far from our thoughts. Details of an addition to his Memorial golf tournament when we return.
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One year ago today - our great friend Roy Stanley passed away. We still miss him, but there's no way we will ever forget him. He's been honored from one side of the state to the other in the past year, and tonight's we're proud to announce a huge addition to 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 lady from Caroll County. ))


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Tiki and Ronde aren't just helping that cause, but they also are writing a children's book for Simon and Schuster publishing. The book's title is "By My Brother's Side." The book will detail what it was like growing up as close brothers. It's release date is Fall of 2004.

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The Express tradition of making the playoffs every year is intact.
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But challenging ECHL trends are a concern. Steve Mason has more 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. ((:)) ap Up.)) The Express will have possibly five veterans on the roster, the ECHL allows four. Steve Mason, Round House Wr