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In tribute to slain dance coach Verndell Smith, bundles of balloons released to the sky at spot where he was shot

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“We had some tough times growing up, and Verndell was real quiet as a result of that, and he basically was trying to find a way to express himself, and he found that through dance,” his sister LaToya Smith, 39, said. “Once he realized that he can affect the life of children by doing his passion, that just motivated him even more to go further with it.”

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