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President Bush, NOT President Saddam addresses the Iraqi people on state run T-V today.
While the war isn't over yet, the U-S and Great Britain are discussing what Iraq's new government should look like.
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And, the rainy weather contributes to an accident that killed a Virginia Tech student and injured three others.
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Rain possibly heavy at times with gusty winds makes for a dreary Thursday afternoon. I'll have your forecast..
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...

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Signs of disrespect and of a fallen Iraqi regime continue-- as looters raid the house belonging to the Deputy Prime Minister.
But the U-S military says there are still many parts of Baghdad that aren't yet secured.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Despite the euphoria over the fall of Baghdad, Iraq is still a dangerous place for troops, and the war goes on.
That's evident in northern Baghdad, where at least one U-S Marine was killed in a firefight there.
At least 20 others were injured.
While fighting was once the most common activity in Iraq, it's quickly being replaced by LOOTING.
Teri Okita is in Kuwait City, and joins us this afternoon with an update.
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CLEAR EVIDENCE IN NORTHERN BAGHDAD THIS MORNING THAT THIS WAR IS FAR FROM OVER. AT LEAST ONE MARINE WAS REPORTEDLY KILLED AND ABOUT 20 WOUNDED IN A FIREFIGHT WHILE SEARCHING FOR IRAQI LEADERS.

SOT: Air Force Maj. Gen. Gene Renuart//U.S. Central Command

"WE'VE RESOLVED THAT NOW, WE'VE KILLED OR CAPTURED THE ENEMY FORCE THAT WAS TAKING US UNDER FIRE."

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IN CENTRAL BAGHDAD LOOTING CONTINUES...ESPECIALLY AT A PALACE ONCE USED BY DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER TARIQ AZIZ. AZIZ, LIKE MOST TOP IRAQI OFFICIALS, IS STILL NOWHERE TO BE FOUND.
IN OTHER AREAS...IRAQIS CITIZENS WERE SEEN MEETING AND GREETING TROOPS.

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"THIS MORNING I WOKE UP IN BETWEEN THESE TWO HOTELS, THE GENTLEMAN WHO LIVES RIGHT NEXT TO THAT WHERE MY TANK IS PARKED, CALLED ME IN, HE SAID PLEASE SIT DOWN WITH ME AND HAVE TEA AND HE COOKED ME AN EGG."
IN THE NORTH, KURDISH FIGHTERS POURED INTO THE OIL RICH TOWN OF KIRKUK. BUT SADDAM'S HOMETOWN OF TIRKUT IS STILL UNDER IRAQI CONTROL....AND COALITION COMMANDERS ARE EXPECTING A TOUGH FIGHT TO CAPTURE IT.

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"WE'LL CONTINUE TO INCREASE OUR EMPHASIS ON TIKRIT AND OTHER REMAINING STRONGHOLDS OF THE BAATH PARTY."
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Instead of seeing Saddam Hussein on state- run T-V, the Iraqi people are now watching President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
That, as the Bush administration and the United Nations begin the next phase of the war, molding a post- Saddam government.
Stacy Case has that angle of the story.
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You will be free, free to build a better life
TRACK: THAT IS THE MESSAGE FROM THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION TO THE IRAQI PEOPLE. WHEN IRAQIS TURNED ON THEIR TELEVISIONS TODAY, THEY SAW PRESIDENT BUSH SPEAKING DIRECTLY TO THEM ON CHANNELS ONCE CONTROLLED BY SADDAM HUSSEIN. THE PRESIDENT AND BRITISH PRIME MINISTER TONY BLAIR BOTH RECORDED MESSAGES TO THE IRAQIS DURING THEIR SUMMIT THIS WEEK IN NORTHERN IRELAND.
NO SUPER/BUSH You deserve better than tyranny and corruption and torture chambers.

TRACK: AS THE ADMINISTRATION CONTINUES PLANNING FOR POST WAR IRAQ----

UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY GENERAL KOFI ANNAN REMINDED U-S LED FORCES THAT ALL OF THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES HAVE NOT BEEN MET. HE SAYS TROOPS MUST ESTABLISH LAW AND ORDER SOON TO CONTROL THE LOOTING AND CHAOS.
SUPER: KOFI ANNAN/UN SECRETARY GENERAL 10:11:28 the coalition has responsibility for people in this area. and I'm sure they'll do that

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TRACK: SPEAKING TO THE SENATE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTE THURSDAY MORNING, THE SECOND IN COMMAND AT THE PENTAGON SAYS THE U-S WILL FULFILL ITS
OBLIGATIONS--- AND THE U-N WILL HELP.



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TRACK: AS THE ADMINISTRATION TOUTS ITS SUCCESSES, A GRAVE REMINDER THAT THE GOAL WAS MET WITH A HEAVY PRICE. ONE MORE SOLDIER WAS LAID TO REST THIS MORNING AT ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY. ARMY CAPTAIN RUSSEL RIPPTOE OF COLORADO WAS 27 YEARS OLD.
STAND UP:STACY CASE/REPORTING ))

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The U-S military is calling it a "tragic accident."
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Bombing by U-S led coalition forces killed 11 civilians in southeastern Afghanistan.
Officials say it happened when the American bomb missed its target, and landed on a house.
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((ROGER KING/U.S. ARMY SPOKESMAN: IT WAS A TRAGIC ACCIDENT BY ALL APPEARANCES. WE'VE GOT SYSTEMS IN PLACE TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED AND WE WILL EXERCISE THOSE SYSTEMS AND WE WILL CONDUCT AN INVESTIGATION TO TRY TO FIND OUT WHY THIS BUILDING WASHIT. ))
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The military says fighter planes were chasing a group who attacked an Afghan check point, when they dropped the bomb and missed their intended target.

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Montgomery County authorities are investigating an accident that killed a Virginia Tech student.
It happened around 11- 30 last night on Jennelle Road near the railroad crossing at Cedar Run.
Authorities say the driver apparently lost control on the wet road.
The vehicle hit a tree and rolled over, killing the driver.
Three other passengers were injured.
All of the occupants were Tech students, but police are not yet releasing any names.
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Coming up next on the newscast, friends and family members remember the victims of last weeks multiple murders in Roanoke.
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Plus despite last minute attempts to prevent it, Earl Bramblett is executed in Virginia's electric chair.
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Convicted killer Earl Bramblett was executed in the state's electric chair last night.
He was sentenced to death for murdering a family of four in Vinton in 1994.
Meghan Muldoon has more from the Greensville Correctional Center.
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Friends and family turned out at a candlelight vigil last night to remember the four victims of a shooting last week.

Angela Arrington and three of her children were shot to death in Roanoke, but those closest to the victims say they're trying not to let hatred consume them. Teresa Hamilton has more.
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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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No matter how deep their pockets, airline passengers have one fewer option when they take to the skies.
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Air France and British Airways have decided to retire the legendary Concorde.
27- years after it entered service, the airlines are permanently grounding the world's first and only supersonic passenger jet.
Air France says its last Concorde flight will be May 31st.
British Airways says it'll stop flying Concordes at the end of October.
Officials cite declining revenue and rising costs for the end of the Concorde's run.
But experts say it was the crash in Paris in July 2000, which killed 113 people, that sealed its fate.
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Coming up next on the newscast, packages from the Roanoke Valley will soon be shipped out to the troops overseas,
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Plus, we'll tell you why a woman has sued to get herself out of a hairy situation.
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Operation Iraqi Freedom isn't just the title of the war-- it's also the logo on a commemorative T-shirt.
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A company in Washington state is making war T- shirts for 300 military bases worldwide.
But you won't be able to pick one up for yourself.
These aren't for sale to the general public, only at military stores.
And while they're working round the clock to fill orders, it's a labor of love.
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((SHUJI MURASAKI/POLAR GRAPHICS:I FELT GOOD, I FELT GOOD. I'M A VETERAN MYSELF AND I SUPPORT 100% BUSH AND HE DID A GREAT JOB. ))
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Polar Graphics is under government orders not to say how many shirts it's made.
Some of the shirts promise freedom for Iraq and victory for the U-S.
One of the more humorous designs shows Saddam Hussein running from Baghdad, heading for France.
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Many Southwest Virginians will be giving our troops a small taste of home.
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The W-D-B-J Digital Broadcast Center was one of ten locations throughout the area collecting various items to send to the troops.
The care packages contained everything from sweet drink mixes and hard candy, to shaving cream and toothpaste.
The collection began last Monday and response has been outstanding.
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Delivery of the care packages will begin sometime in the near future to units all over the mideast, and even Afghanistan.
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Bad hair days happen to most everybody--
But a Missouri woman took HER hair matter from the salon to the courtroom.
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A St. Louis jury awarded Geremie Hoff six thousand dollars after hearing her complaints against a beauty parlor.

Hoff says over a year and a half ago, she couldn't face herself in the mirror after a hair straightening treatment at the Elizabeth Arden Salon at Saks Fifth Avenue.
She says the ordeal shattered her self- esteem.
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((GEREMIE HOFF/PLAINTIFF: WHEN YOU'RE AFRAID TO GO OUT IN PUBLIC AND AFRAID OF ANYBODY COMING CLOSE TO TOUCH YOUR HAIR, YOU JUST WANT TO ISOLATE YOURSELF AND FORGET ABOUT GOING OUT AND SEEING PEOPLE AND THAT'S HOW IT AFFECTED ME. ))
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Meanwhile, the salon's attorney may challenge the verdict.
He says the stylist didn't do anything wrong while treating Hoff's hair.
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Coming up in sports,
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we'll tell you about a benefit golf match, in honor of our own Roy Stanley.
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Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of the passing of our friend, Roy Stanley.
Today, 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 lady from Caroll County. ))
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