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Coming up on News 7,
Police are investigating a shooting earlier today in Roanoke.
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And a long time staple at WDBJ has died. More on the life of former general manager John Harkrader.
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In sports, we'll check in on the Nextel Cup contenders at Dover Downs, and
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Roanoke's Tiki Barber helps the Giants knock off the Browns in the Meadowlands.
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As our pleasant weekend comes to a close, all attention goes to Jeanne and her impact on our region. The latest on where she is now and when she'll get here coming up.
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One man is in the hospital after a shooting this afternoon in Roanoke.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

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The shooting happened around one-thirty this afternoon
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in the two-thousand block of Gandy Drive near Washington Park. Police say one man was shot, and then was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Police have not released the victim's name or condition. They say the investigation is continuing.
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State Police are investigating a high speed pursuit that happened overnight. Officials say it began in Roanoke County and ended in Botetourt County with the suspect's car crashing into another vehicle. People inside both vehicles were hurt -- but the extent of their injuries are unknown.


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John Harkrader rarely appeared on the air, but since WDBJ Television signed on 49 years ago, no one has played a more *influential role* in the station's development. Harkrader, WDBJ's former president and General Manager, passed away this morning. Joe Dashiell has his story.
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(( John Harkrader served up the celebration when Irv Sharp and the Top of the Mornin Gang counted their 1,000th show, and he sliced the cake again in 1980 when WDBJ Television celebrated its 25th anniversary. [VOICE OF POLLY AYERS]
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((MR. HARKRADER IS A STRONG SUPPORTER OF QUALITY BROADCASTING AND COMMUNITY SERVICE. HE FORMED WDBJ'S OPERATIONS AND LEADERSHIP FROM SCRATCH.))
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Harkrader was born and raised in Wytheville, and attended Roanoke College on scholarship, an opportunity he described as his "window to the world." When he graduated in 1938, he had three job offers, to become a high school English teacher, a newspaper reporter in northern Virginia, or a part- time announcer and salesman for WDBJ radio.
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((SO IN EFFECT, I WENT TO THE HIGH BIDDER AND STUCK WITH THOSE CALL LETTERS, ALL TOLD FOR 43 YEARS, EXCEPTING SOME NAVY SERVICE DURING WORLD WAR II. AND I IMAGINE NO REGRETS? NO REGRETS AND ALL.))
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Harkrader quickly climbed the ladder at the Times World Corporation, which owned the newspaper and WDBJ radio, and launched WDBJ Television in 1955. He was appointed manager of WDBJ TV on October 1, 1958, and continued to lead the station after it was sold to Schurz Communications in 1969. [ANNOUNCEMENT OF TRANSITION TO COLOR - HARKRADER REEL 04:05]
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((LAST NIGHT AT 11 O'CLOCK CHANNEL 7 BROADCAST ITS FIRST PROGRAM IN LIVE LOCAL COLOR.))
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Ann Compton was a student at Hollins College and a WDBJ intern in 1969 when Harkrader offered her a job. During a visit to Hollins in 1995, she credited Harkrader and Panorama host Kathy Thornton for the first steps in a career that carried her to ABC and a job as the network's White House Correspondent. [COMPTON SPEECH HARKRADER REEL 01:06:00 & 01:06:36]
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((ANN COMPTON/ABC NEWS CORRESPONDENT: AND I WANT TO INTRODUCE YOU TO MY FAIRY GODFATHER. JOHN HARKRADER WOULD YOU STAND UP?)) ((AND HE OFFERED ME A JOB AT WDBJ FOR 100 DOLLARS A WEEK, AND I TELL PEOPLE AT THAT MOMENT LIGHTNING STRUCK. AND THE NEWS, INK BEGAN RUNNING THROUGH MY VEINS AND THE JOURNALISM SPIRIT COURSED THROUGH ME.))
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Known for his deliberate drawl and gentle nature, Harkrader was a tactful perfectionist, committed to community service. At a recent reunion of former WDBJ employees, the man who succeeded Harkrader as President and General Manager, Chuck McKeever, said there was something else.
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((CHUCK MCKEEVER/FORMER WDBJ GENERAL MANAGER: JOHN GAVE WDBJ INTEGRITY.))
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Harkrader retired in 1981, but he continued to keep a protective eye on the station, often offering written encouragement with a line he borrowed from Kathryn Hepburn..."keep a- goin, - strong!" In an interview several years ago, he said it was the personal relationships he valued most from his years in television.
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((I LOVE PEOPLE AND I'VE LOVED WORKING WITH PEOPLE AND I THINK IN MEMORY IN THE LOOKING BACK REALLY IT'S THE PEOPLE I REMEMBER AND LOVE FIERCELY.))
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Harkrader was 88 years old. The family will receive friends on Tuesday at Oakey's South on Brambeton Road. The funeral will be held at Oakeys Wednesday at 1-o'clock.

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Still ahead on News 7 at 6, after the National Guard document flap on 60 minutes,
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C-B-S stations across the country have heard it from the viewers. We'll share a sampling of what's been in our mailbag in just a few minutes.
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Craig County library officials aren't keeping quiet about their money problems.
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The library has only been open five-months, but already its accrued several grants -- including money for a new building and computers. But, officials there haven't seen any of the funds -- and have even taken money out of their own pockets to pay for day-to-day needs.
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((PATTY DAY, CRAIG CO. FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY: WE DO HAVE THAT MONEY, BUT PUT INTO COUNTY'S FUNDS AND WERE WAITING TO SEE HOW WE GO ABOUT GETTING THAT MONEY RELEASED SO WE CAN GET THE ITEMS PURCHASED THAT WE NEED.))
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Coming up tonight at Eleven -- we'll talk to the county administrator to find out why the library isn't getting its money- and how long it'll be before the matter is resolved.
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Nothing has brought us more mail from viewers than the *discredited 60-Minutes story* on President Bush's service in the National Guard.
Dan Rather and CBS have apologized.
But that's not enough for most of the hundreds of people who wrote to us.
Assignment editor Joe McKean has a sample.
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((Most of the comments were along these lines...A viewer from Salem (Robin Robertson) writing:"I have blocked ALL CBS programming...due to the obvious lies presented by Dan Rather on 60 Minutes. CBS will continue to be blocked out in this household until Rather is gone and CBS presents the news in a balanced and unbiased way."
From Roanoke (Danny James) another said: "...until this mess is cleared up and Dan Rather and others in authority at CBS take responsibility and resign I am not watching any CBS programs or local WDBJ 7 programs. I believe this borders on treason and I am ashamed of all involved."
Another disappointed viewer wrote from Marlinton, West Virginia (Bob Keller)..."CBS News is worse than the supermarket tabloid papers. If you ever expect me to be a CBS News viewer again a complete housecleaning must occur...Plus there must be a new dedication to unbiased news reporting that was once a trusted staple at CBS decades ago."
From Floyd (Wilma Reed): "His arrogance and biased reported have been on the edge for too long and it's time for his resignation. Dan Rather sorry...yeah, sure, sorry he got caught, that's all.:"
From Collinsville (Michael Slate): "I want facts when I watch news programs, not someone's made up slant to help John Kerry get elected. You have lost a viewer!"
Some viewers had a slightly different perspective. A Roanoke man (Bill Brinner, Sr.) wrote: "I haven't been a viewer of the CBS Evening News for a number of years. It has never been any problem for me to observe their obvious prejudice. My feeling about WDBJ's news department is just the opposite. Your coverage is excellent and your current on-air staff never appear to express their personal opinions either vocally or by mannerisms."
Another Roanoke viewer (Kathy Finnegan) said: "Just wanted to let you know that I make every effort to avoid Dan Rather's reporting. His style and attitude have driven my crazy for years...Please know that there are many of us who appreciate your professional presentation of the news and your recognition that the viewing audience is not comprised solely of hysterical blithering idiots."
And there were a couple of viewers who came to a different conclusion (Matt R. Cundiff, Lynchburg): "Those that are screaming for Dan's head are trying to move the debate away from the issues of the President's integrity and morality. Dan Rather and CBS didn't do the best job of authenticating the documents, but as stated before, the information contained in the documents was correct."
Judging from the volume of mail we received, most of you seem to know how to reach us. But in case you don't, here's how to send us a letter...a fax...or an email.
Joe McKean, News-7.))

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Coming up, how much impact will the remants of Jeanne have on this area?
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and a former casting agent is using her Hollywood connections to forge ahead with the preservation of a historic Fincastle building.
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Put on your best tuxedo and your finest dress -- because Affair in the Square is coming back for another year. For more than 20-years, Center in the Square has hosted the event which raises money to help subsidize arts in the Roanoke Valley.
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((SUSAN MARTIN/CENTER IN THE SQUARE: CENTER IN THE SQUARE PROVIDES A FREE HOME TO THE ARTS AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS IN THE VALLEY - LIVE THEATRE, OPERA, BALLET. IN DOING SO, WE HAVE TO PROVIDE THE FUNDS IN ORDER TO KEEP THE BUILDING OPERATIONAL, AS WELL AS PROVIDE THEM WITH DAILY SERVICES WHICH IS HOUSEKEEPIGN, MAINTENANCE AND SECURITY.))
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[TAKE AFFAIR IN SQUARE FS] Affair in the Square is Saturday, October 2nd from eight o'clock until midnight. The cost is 55-dollars per ticket. You can get your tickets at the Mill Mountain Theatre Box Office, Ginger's Jewelry or Davidsons.
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Many people have tracked their family's ancestry. But, as Jennifer Wishon reports, an out of town family is working to raise thousands of dollars to make sure ITS heritage forges on in Botetourt County.
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((MARTY DEWELT: HE RAN THE FERRY [POD AUDIO DOWN HERE] ON THE JAMES RIVER BACK IN AROUND 1781.))
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When Williamsburg native Marty DeWelt started researching her family ancestry four years ago she was led to this old blacksmith shop in Fincastle - built in 1791 by Valentine Wysong.
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((JERRY WYSONG: VALENTINE WAS A BRICK MASON AND [COVER WITH EXTERIOR OF BRICK HERE] CUT A LOT OF HIS BRICK OUT OF SANDSTONE BY HAND. [END COVER HERE] HE BUILT IT FOR HIS BROTHER, FEIDT. FEIDT WYSONG WAS THE BLACKSMITH HERE IN FINCASTLE.))
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Feidt was also DeWelt's fifth great- grandfather. She and her cousin Jerry Wysong spent the weekend sharing their family with visitors to the Fincastle Festival which raises money to help preserve the historic community.
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((TED TOWLES: WE'VE GOT A LOT OF BUILDINGS, ESPECIALLY IN THE PAST, THAT WERE ABOUT TO COLLAPSE IF IT HADN'T BEEN FOR HISTORIC FINCASTLE COMING IN TO PRESERVE THEM.))
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A former casting agent - DeWelt has cast more than 40- films. She's been holding on to a poster from the movie Missing - signed by actors Jack Lemmon and John Shea. This week she's auctioning it off on e- bay with proceeds benefiting Historic Fincastle Incorporated and the Botetourt Historical Museum.
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((MARTY DEWELT: WE HAVE SO MANY THINGS WE WANT TO DO TO HELP HISTORIC FINCASTLE AND THE MUSEUM TO HELP KEEP THEM ALIVE AND ANY MONIES AND FUNDS THAT THEY NEED WHETHER IT'S A NEW ROOF OR A NEW DOOR OR TO REFURBISH A NEW BUILDING.))
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A mission that helps fulfill the Wysong family's motto.
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((JERRY WYSONG: IN ORDER TO KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND WHERE YOU ARE GOING YOU NEED TO KNOW FROM WHENCE YOU CAME AND WE THINK FAMILY HISTORY IS VERY IMPORTANT.))
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Bidding on the Missing poster begins Thursday and runs through October tenth. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Fincastle.))

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Coming up, early action from Week Three of the NFL season, Frank Beamer tries to put the NC State loss in perspective, and
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Ryan Newman celebrates his 3rd win in his last four starts at Dover.
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We start tonight on the track where 8 of the contenders for Nascar's Nextel Cup finished in the top ten this afternoon. But two others were not so fortunate in today's MBNA 400 at Dover. Elliott Sadler finished 20th and
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Matt Kenseth had all kinds of trouble. The defending series champ recorded a 32nd place finish after hitting a safety barrier while trying to get slowed down to enter pit road.
The Monster Mile showed its teeth to Jeff Burton as well. Burton cut down a right front tire and smacked the concrete, ending the day for the AOL Chevy.
Ryan Newman led more than 300 laps and easily took the checkered flag. Jeff Gordon was 3rd and owns a lead of a single point in the chase for the cup.
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Lee Suggs missed his 3rd straight game with a neck injury for the Cleveland Browns today, but another Roanoke back made some noise today in the Meadowlands.
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Tiki Barber rushed for 106 yards on 23 carries, including this TD run to the left side.
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as the Giants upended the Browns 27 to 10 improving to 2 and 1 on the season.
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In Motown, Terrell Owens had 107 receiving yards and a touchdown hookup with Donovan McNabb as the Eagles dominated the Lions in a battle of unbeatens 30 to 13. Now here's a look at all of the day's NFL numbers.
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The Hokies claim that yesterday's loss to N.C. State isn't the end of the world, but with West Virginia coming to town this Saturday - the setback was at least an eye-opener. Frank Beamer says despite all of the negatives associated with the loss - there are some positives for his 2-and-2 team.
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Virginia won its 8th straight yesterday, beating Syracuse 31-10. That's the Cavs longest win streak in one season or spanning two seasons since 1951-52 when the Cavs won 10 straight. The key has been execution.
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