[Iraq]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=War with Iraq]
[SUPER=219-Kimberly McBroom/kmcbroom*wdbj7.com;]


The city of Baghdad has fallen, but there's still a lot more that needs to be done before victory can be declared in Iraq.
Allied forces are still searching out enemy fighters, and mostly, Saddam Hussein himself.
Skirmishes continue to flare up around the Iraqi capital.
One Marine was killed, and more than a dozen others have been wounded in a gun battle north of the city.
And residents of Baghdad are taking to the streets again today, celebrating-- and looting.
Drew Levinson joins us now from Kuwait City with the latest.
[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=201-Drew Levinson/CBS News;]
[SUPER=205-Kuwait City, Kuwait;]


((ROLLCUE:...))
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=203-Baghdad, Iraq;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=back to you.]

(( THE SADDAM HUSSEIN REGIME MAY BE GONE.... BUT THE ENEMY IS NOT. TODAY U-S TROOPS CONTINUE TO BATTLE IN AND AROUND BAGHDAD. AT LEAST ONE MARINE WAS KILLED THIS MORNING WHEN TROOPS FOUGHT FOR THREE HOURS TO TAKE ANOTHER PRESIDENTIAL PALACE. AT THE IRAQI OIL MINISTRY U-S FORCES TOOK ON FEDAYEEN SNIPERS. IN BOTH CASES THE AMERICANS WERE VICTORIOUS... BUT HEAVY FIGHTING SO CLOSE TO THE CELEBRATION SHOWS THAT THERE IS STILL MUCH TO DO.

(nats)

ALLIED FORCES HAVE YET TO TAKE THE MAJOR CITIES OF THE NORTH. THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF IRAQI TROOPS IN THE AREA. HEAVY BOMBING IS CLEARING THE WAY FOR SPECIAL FORCES AND KURDISH SOLDIERS TO SEIZE KEY TERRAIN.

(nats)

THE WHEREABOUTS OF SADDAM HUSSEIN AND HIS INNER CIRCLE IS STILL IN QUESTION. THE DICTATOR MAY HAVE BEEN KILLED IN AN AIRSTRIKE EARLIER THIS WEEK BUT THERE IS SPECULATION HE ESCAPED BEFORE THE BOMBS DROPPED. AND THERE ARE RUMORS THAT HE FLED TO HIS HOMETOWN OF TIKRIT OR THE NEIGHBORING COUNTRY OF SYRIA.

(nats)

THROUGHOUT IRAQ TROOPS ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR THE ORIGINAL JUSTIFICATION OF THIS WAR.... WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. SOME SUSPICIOUS SITES HAVE BEEN DISCOVERED AND ON WEDNESDAY TROOPS FOUND UNCONVENTIONAL WEAPONS AT THIS AIRFIELD.... BUT NO SMOKING GUN. ))


[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=205-Kuwait City, Kuwait;]






[11Darnell-Phoner]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=03-11 ]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


[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 Jean Jadhon by phone from his base in Southwest Asia.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=General Darnell is ]
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[OUT Q=Standard]

((
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.
SOT 4:39

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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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[ss=hold]


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.

[11Local-Iraqis]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-09 TC42:58]
[GRAPHIC=Battle for Baghdad]


The progress of U-S troops brought celebration on the streets of Baghdad, but also here in western Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke]


Iraqis living in Roanoke kept a close eye on developments yesterday, and hailed the apparent end of Saddam Hussein's regime.
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[SOT 16:48:04]
[IN Q=I cried emotionally]

((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.))
[SUPER=207-Hussain Alsaady; :00]
[SUPER=207-Almusawi Majeed; :12]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=wait a long time for this moment.]
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[VO-NAT]


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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[VOB-Bramblett]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=mpu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Bramblett]


Earl Bramblett was executed last night for the murder of a Vinton family of four in 1994.
In his last statement, Bramblett continued to proclaim his innocence.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jarratt]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I didn't]
[SUPER=01-Larry Traylor/Department of Corrections Spokesman]

((Larry Traylor/Department of Corrections Spokesman: "I DIDN'T MURDER THE HODGES FAMILY, I NEVER MURDERED ANYBODY. I'M GOING TO GO TO MY DEATH WITH A CLEAR CONSCIENCE, I'M GOING TO GO TO MY DEATH HAVING HAD A GREAT LIFE BECAUSE OF MY TWO GREAT SONS, MIKE AND DOUG. MIKE AND DOUG, THANK YOU, YOU'VE BLESSED ME, BE STRONG, REMEMBER THE GOOD TIMES, I WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER. THANKS FOR BLESSING ME."))
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[OUT Q=blessing me.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Bramblett chose the electric chair rather than lethal injection as a protest over his conviction.
He is the first inmate executed this year and only the third inmate executed by electric chair since prisoners were given a choice in 1995.



[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news,
Rupert Murdoch is buying Direct T-V -- the nation's largest satellite television provider.
The board of General Motors has approved a bid by the media titan's News Corporation to acquire control of Hughes Electronics and its Direct T-V service in a deal worth six-point-six (b) billion dollars.
The proposed deal would give News Corporation access to Direct T-V's more than eleven (m) million subscribers and end a three-year effort by Murdoch to gain a U-S outlet for his satellite services.
In other business news - March sales reports put retail stocks on center stage today.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=in New York.]

((DEVELOPMENTS ON THE WAR FRONT TOOK A BACKSEAT TO PROFIT FEARS AS EARNINGS SEASON GEARS UP.

(gr)

THE DOW GAVE UP 101 POINTS DESPITE HOPE THAT THE WAR WITH IRAQ WILL END SOON.

(gr)

THE NASDAQ SANK 26 POINTS OR ABOUT 2 PERCENT...

(oc)

A HUGE ASIA TRADE SHOW FOR MAKERS OF COMPUTER CHIP EQUIPMENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED FOR THREE MONTHS DUE TO CONCERNS ABOUT THE POTENTIALLY DEADLY VIRUS.. SARS...

(gr)

BIG TECH COMPANIES INCLUDIN INTEL, HEWLETT PACKARD AND MOTOROLA HAVE EACH HUNDREDS OF WORKERS HOME RECENTLY IN HONG KONG AND SINGAPORE BECAUSE OF THE SARS SCARE.

(gr)

AT&T SANK TO A LEVEL NOT SEEN SINCE THE MID-80s. AN ANALYST AT CS FIRST BOSTON LOWERED 2003 EARNINGS AND REVENUE ESTIMATES FOR THE PHONE GIANT.

(oc)

RETAIL STOCKS WILL BE IN THE SPOTLIGHT TODAY.. MANY OF THE NATION'S BIGGEST RETAILERS WILL REPORT THEIR MARCH SALES FIGURES. THE RESULTS ARE EXPECTED TO BE DISAPPOINTING AS THE WAR, BAD WEATHER AND A LATER EASTER HOLIDAY HURT CONSUMER SPENDING.

(gr)

AFTER THE CLOSING BELL.. NORDSTROM SAID SALES AT STORES OPEN LONGER THAN A YEAR SLIPPED 1.7 PERCENT LAST MONTH. On Monday, Nordstrom shares bottomed at a fresh 52-week low of $15 after the company warned that fiscal first-quarter sales would fall short of expectations.

(gr)

TRACK ALL THE PREMARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM

(oc)

AT THE NASDAQ I'M AC IN NEW YORK. ))

(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[6Cassell]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-12 tc 13:39]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Henry County's sheriff says he wants to stay in office long enough to see the murders of Jennifer Short and her parents solved.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


Frank Cassell told supporters THAT'S the main reason he's seeking a fourth term.
Since he became sheriff 11 years ago, Cassell says the number of cases the department solves has doubled.
But there's still one case he intends to crack before he retires.
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[IN Q=Somebody came in]
[SOT 47:58]

((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... ))
[cover and BUTT BUTT BUTT WITH SOT 48:20]

((... I WOULD HATE TO LEAVE OFFICE KNOWING THAT I'D FAILED TO BRING THIS CASE TO A CONCLUSION. ))
[SUPER=01-Frank Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff;]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=to a conclusion.]
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[VO-NAT]


Cassell's opposed by retired state trooper Michael McPeek.
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[11L'burg-Robberies]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-10 TC42:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The same man may be responsible for a pair of armed robberies in Lynchburg in the past week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


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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[SOT 22:09:53]
[IN Q=There are some]

((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.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Lawton/Lynchburg Police Department]
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[OUT Q=wearing a wig.]
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[VO-NAT]


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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[VOB-Darnell-Phoner]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=03-]
[GRAPHIC=War with Iraq]


A Vinton Native and V-M-I Graduate is now an Air Force General playing a major role in the Iraqi war.
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[VO-NAT 16]


Brigadier General Daniel Darnell spoke with News 7 from his base in Southwest Asia.
He is responsible for 34 squadron's making up the most diverse flying wing in the Air Force.
General Darnell talked about the F-15 Eagle missing in action since a mission on Sunday.
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[SOT 08:17]
[IN Q=]

((IT WAS AN ATTACK MISSION. QUITE FRANKLY WE'RE NOT SURE WHAT HAPPNENED. TYPICALLY WE DO NOT RELASE OPERATIONAL DETAILS. I WILL TELL YOU THE SEARCH CONTINUES.))
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=the search continues.]
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[VO-NAT 10]


General Darnell says sometimes intelligence comes in and action must be taken quickly. He said Mondays attack on a leadership target is a good example.
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[SOT 13:35]
[IN Q=]

((IN THE TIME THE B-ONE WAS TOLD TO RELEASED ON A LEADERSHIP TARGET DOWNTOWN EIGHT MINUTES LATER IT WAS OVERHEAD WITH BOMBS IN THE AIR.))
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[OUT Q=bombs in the air.]
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[Vo-Nat 07 plus pad]
General Darnell and his wife are both William Byrd graduates.
He says there is still much work left to do in Iraq.
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[11Kaylor]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-08 TC59:56]
[GRAPHIC=Kaylor]


Virginia Tech's Corps of Cadets is honoring one of its own, killed in Iraq.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Blacksburg;]

The Corps held a wreath-laying ceremony yesterday 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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[SOT 11:07]
[IN Q=EVER SINCE I'VE]

((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))
[SUPER=201-Phil Rogers/Fraternity Brother & Former Roommate;]
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[OUT Q=THAT INFANTRY SOLDIER]
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[VO-NAT]

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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[11Cigarette-taxes]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-04 TC1:14:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]

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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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Federal officials unsealed indictments yesterday 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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[SOT 15:38:40]
[IN Q=An operation of]

((AN OPERATION OF THIS KIND CAN YIELD A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF MONEY IN A VERY SHORT TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Sharon Burnham/Prosecutor]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=short time.]
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[VO-NAT]

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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[11Short-Murders]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=03-02 TC1:55:52]
[GRAPHIC=Jennifer Short]

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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[VO-NAT ]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]

The sheriff talked about the case yesterday 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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[SOT]
[IN Q=But I don't ]

((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.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff;]
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[OUT Q=FROM THE CRIME LAB.]
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[VO-NAT]

NEWS 7 contacted Mark Warner's office for comment. A spokesperson 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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[11Madison-Shootings]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=03-13 TC12:44]
[GRAPHIC=None]

[***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 hearts. Teresa Hamilton has more from a candlelight vigil held last night.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Last Friday ]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bishop Milton Hardy, Sr./Arrington's Uncle; :40]
[SUPER=01-Chauna Hardy/Arrington's Cousin; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-Gail Lovelace/Arrington's Cousin; 1:12]
[SUPER=@Teresa2; 1:20]
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[OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS7, Roanoke.]

(( 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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[sot]
[in q= nat sound of singing.]

((nat sound ))
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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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[sot 17:56:51]
[in q=My heart ]

((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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[sot 18:01:05]
[in q=OUR FAITH IN GOD]

(( 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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[out q=IS ALL WE CAN DO.]
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[sot 17:18:06 ]
[in q=And, the ]

((GAIL: AND THE SCHOOL SYSTEM, THEY HAVE BEEN DOING REALLY, REALLY, GOOD SO WE'RE ALL RIGHT. ))
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[OUT Q= WE'RE ALRIGHT.]

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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[***WIPE TO PINNACLE***]
[anchor=Kim]

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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[toss to bump]

[11Watkins]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-06 TC1:10:00]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


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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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Goldsboro, NC;]

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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[GRAPHIC=Kim]
[ANCHOR=HOLD]

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.