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Up next on News 7 at eleven-
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A Virginia Tech student from Danville dies in an afternoon car wreck on I-81 near Ironto.
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A big anniversary for the United Nations, punctuated with a good bit of bickering.
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And the space shuttle Columbia conducts an interesting experiment...testing how liquids behave in weightlessness.
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News 7 is coming up next. Open
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81-Ax


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Good Evening this is News 7 at 11.
I'm Len Besthoff.
A vehicle accident this afternoon in Montgomery County on Interstate 81 has left a Virginia Tech student dead.
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20-year-old Robert Lee Matheson of Danville was killed around 5 o'clock in front of the Ironto Rest Area.
It happened when the vehicle driven by 23-year-old Keith Wallace of Roanoke crossed the median and hit Matheson's vehicle.
Matheson died at the scene.
Wallace suffered only minor injuries.
Police are still investigating.
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There were also two other fatal accidents in our area this evening.
Nine-year-old Travis Matthew Byron died after he was struck by a station wagon on route 3-60 in Charlotte County.
And in Mecklenburg County, 75-year-old Maynard Calvin Paynter died after his car ran off route 6-19, struck an embankment, and overturned.

Salem-Ax


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An accident on Roanoke Boulevard in Salem knocks down power lines and closes a road.
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A 17-year-old male was driving eastbound when he hit a guide wire on an electrical pole.
The force of the impact caused the electrical wires to topple onto the roadway.
The juvenile sustained minor injuries.
The road is closed between Hemlock and Route 4-19 while crews clean up the scene.
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Clifton-Ax


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There was a similar situation in Alleghany County last night.
Some residents near Clifton Dale Park were without power for more than six hours.
Three utilities poles were damaged when a pickup truck pulled out in front of an ambulance off of old route 60.
Charges are pending against the driver of the pickup, Jessie Mays of Clifton Forge.
He was treated and released today from Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Those in the ambulance received minor injuries.

Funeral


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Victim rights advocates are questioning the effectiveness of a three-year- old law after the murder of a Roanoke woman.
Roanoke police say Larry William Mack fatally shot Alesha Ann Johnson and then committed suicide.
Today family and friends of Alesha Johnson gathered for a memorial service.
And as Denise Allen reports, loved ones hope officials will start taking stalking charges more seriously.
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They came to say good bye.
Alesha Johnson had just recently turned 21.
And police say last Thursday, Johnson was shot by her former boyfriend 26-year old Larry Mack.
Family members say she was moving on with her life. ((ANGELA JOHNSON/ALESHA'S SISTER: JUST BECAUSE A WOMAN DOES NOT WANT TO BE WITH YOU ANY LONGER IS NO REASON TO KILL HER AND TAKE HER LIFE. YOU MOVE ON.))
Family members say Mack had been staking out their apartment for weeks.
And shortly before her death Johnson filed stalking charges against him.
The stalking law went on the books in 1992.
Many say its over used and not taken seriously. ((DARLENE YOUNG/THE TURNING POINT WOMEN'S SHELTER: I THINK WE SHOULD STAND UP AND START ENFORCING THESE LAWS AND STICKING UP FOR THESE WOMEN.))
The law states that a person is guilty of stalking if on more than one occasion that person's behavior places another person in reasonable fear of death, sexual assault or bodily injury.
If convicted it's a class two misdemeanor with a maximum sentence of six months in jail. ((BETTINA ALTIZER/ATTORNEY: IF THAT PERSON IS CONVICTED MORE THAN ONCE IT'S A CLASS ONE MISDEMEANOR AND THAT IS UP TO 12 MONTHS IN JAIL. OR A 25-HUNDRED DOLLAR FINE. ON THE THIRD OFFENSE IT'S A CLASS SIX FELONY WHICH IS ONE TO FIVE YEARS IN THE PENITENTIARY.))
Bettina Altizer says maybe using computers to improve communication between the different divisions of the court system will help prevent cases similar to Johnson's.
Alesha Johnson's family says they'll do what ever it takes to help other families avoid losing a loved one.
They says they want Alesha to be more than just a statistic.
Denise Allen News 7,))

Mack


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Larry Mack's family says he wasn't the man the media has portrayed.
They believe Larry never meant to shoot Alesha Johnson.
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((THENNIE MACK/LARRY'S NIECE: IF THIS MAN WOKE UP WITH THE INTENT TO KILL SOMEONE AND HIMSELF HE WOULD OF DONE BOTH OF THE CRIMES AT THE SAME PLACE, NOT GO AND ADMIT HIS REMORSE AND SCREAM OUT HIS COMPASSION FOR WHAT HE'D DONE AND THEN FEEL LIKE THE ONLY WAY TO CORRECT HIS WRONG WAS TO TAKE HIS OWN LIFE.))
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Police say Larry Mack apparently shot Alesha Johnson in Roanoke County.
Then he went to a family member's house and committed suicide.
The Macks say Larry was confused about the break-up with his girlfriend of two years.
They say he wasn't stalking her.
He was merely trying to find out why the relationship had ended.
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((THENNIE MACK: IT WASN'T STALKING. I CAN THINK OF MANY ADJECTIVES TO DESCRIBE LARRY, BUT I WOULD NEVER USE THE WORD STALKER, VOLATILE, A PERSON OF RAGE. NO. HE WAS A LOVING AND CARING AND COMPASSIONATE PERSON. HE WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR ANYONE.))
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Thennie(THEE-NEE) Mack says they do not condone violence.
She says this is a tragedy for both families.

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Coming up on News-7,
Bosnia is quiet today.
It appears a 10 day cease fire is holding.
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But New York is noisy,
As the world's leaders gather at the United Nations.
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Temperatures falling rapidly tonight.
How low will they go-- down into the 30s.
That could create some scattered frost in the area.
But high pressure promises temperatures will rebound into the 70s tomorrow.
The complete outlook for the work week is straight ahead-- don't go away.
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UN-Anniversary


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The United Nations 50th Anniversary began today in New York.
Heads of state from all around the world met to discuss the state of the U-N and of world affairs.
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Cuban leader Fidel Castro asked the world's wealthy nations to assist the poor.
He criticized the United States for economic embargoes against his country.
President Clinton attacked Castro-- saying his nation is the only one in the western hemisphere that hasn't chosen democracy.
Meanwhile, demonstrators are joining forces with Castro's daughter and continuing to protest his dictatorship.
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Bosnia


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In Bosnia today, signs that the 10-day-old ceasefire is HOLDING.
It was quiet enough for a proper mourning of the dead.
People shopped, and a thousand Muslims the Serbs have driven from their homes began returning.
The White House wants to do everything it can to maintain the peace...and they say that includes sending American troops under NATO command to the area.
But that could still be an uphill battle.
Today members of the Clinton Administration took to the airwaves on the Sunday morning talk shows to make their case.
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Model-Cars


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Model car and racing enthusiasts turned out for the first annual Roanoke Model Car Swap meet.
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One of the highlights of the day was the race car model contest.
Model builders showed off their skill by replicating the cars of NASCARS' most popular drivers.
Among the displays was Thomas Mountcastle's collection of NASCAR memorabilia.
His collection includes press clippings from racing days at Roanoke's Victory Stadium.
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((THOMAS MOUNTCASTLE/COLLECTOR: MOST OF MY COLLECTION CONSISTS OF PAPER FROM THE '50'S, '60'S AND '70'S. I JUST ENJOY READING ABOUT THE OLD DRIVERS THAT SET THE BASIS FOR THE NASCAR.))
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The Roanoke Valley Stock Car Model Builders Club sponsored the event.
The club meets on the second Thursday of each month.
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Still to come on News 7 at 11,
The Roanoke Regional Airport may see a boon in traffic IF things fall into place.
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Nothing is falling on the space shuttle as the astronauts perform some gravity-defying experiments.
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Business-Review


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New jobs are on the way in Danville, more buyout offers at Norfolk Southern, and a big score for a Christiansburg firm.
We recap the week's top economic stories in southwest and central Virginia with the News-7 Business Review.
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The region's largest employer will cut 135 management jobs over the next two years.
It's all part of the Carilion Health System's re-engineering effort.
Danville will have 150 new jobs next fall.
Hannaford Brothers of Maine will build a jumbo size supermarket on this land near the Piedmont Mall.
A catalog company that just came to town may be hiring again.
Hanover Direct plans to increase the workload at its two distribution centers, and that will mean an undetermined number of new jobs.
Norfolk Southern has made another buyout offer to its employees.
Last month 102 Roanoke workers were eligible, this time 450 can apply.
The high-tech traffic system being built in Atlanta for the Summer Olympics will use parts made in Christiansburg by Force Incorporated, which recently won the contract for the work.
And a number of manufacturers from our area are at the the fall furniture market that began this week in High Point.
Analysts predict sales will be lower than in years past.
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Also this week, the new owner of Rubatex says there will be little or no changes now that it has finalized the deal to purchase the company.
The rubber products company is Bedford's largest employer, with a workforce topping 700 people.
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Virginia Transformer has opened a new plant in Mexico.
The company says the move has helped increase business at its Roanoke plant.
And Target department stores announced plans to build a 85-million-dollar distribution center in Augusta County, creating 500 new jobs.
The facility will serve a growing number of stores the chain plans to put in our area.

Travel-Expert


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A leading travel expert predicts our area will likely benefit if U-S-Air, the main airline serving the region, gets taken over by another carrier.
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John Dalton addressed a luncheon sponsored by Martin Travel this week.
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He says talks between United Airlines and U-S-Air are ongoing.
But if they do decide to pair up, United's sophisticated feeder system might make it easier for people to fly from this area to a variety of U-S destinations.
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((JOHN DALTON/TRAVEL EXPERT: SO I SEE UNITED BEING A STRENGTH BECAUSE THEY'VE HAD THE FORMULA FOR OVER 50 YEARS ON HOW TO MAKE THAT WORK. AND THEY'VE BECOME A VERY STRONG FINANCIALLY BASED CARRIER RIGHT NOW. THAT'S WHAT U-S-AIR NEEDS. ))
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Dalton believes it may not be long before other airlines, including the discount ones, move into the Roanoke and Lynchburg markets.
He says as the region keeps growing, it could increase business travel and lure in more carriers.
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But Dalton warns that they may leave the area as fast as they come here, if the passenger volume doesn't remain steady or grow.

Shuttle


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A busy day three for the crew on the space shuttle Columbia.
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Astronaut Kathryn Thornton conducted some interesting experiments on how liquids behave in weightlessness...take a look at this.
Thornton used sound waves to bounce tomato sized drops of water, one drop at a time, in an enclosed chamber.
The floating drops quivered and at times flipped and spun based on sound volume.
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These tests will contribute to medical research on Earth, especially in developing capsules containing insulin producing cells for transplantation in diabetes patients. Roll
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S-Skins


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The Washington Redskins finally won a close game. This afternoon at R-F-K Darrell Green intercepted a Scott Mitchell pass and returned it for a touchdown in overtime Washington beats Detroit 36 to 30.
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The Skins took the lead with 12-minutes left in the first quarter when Terry Allen scored over the left side from the two to make it 13 to 6.
But the Lions came right back going to the air Scott Mitchell hits Herman Moore in the back of the end zone from 17 yards out to tie the game at 13 at the half.
The Lions scored in the third to take the lead again but Allen gets the call on fourth and inches and scores to tie the game at 20 to 20.
Washington led 27 to 23 in the fourth but Mitchell goes to the air again this time he hits Brett Perriman he makes a nice move and takes the ball in from 51 yards out and Detroit led 30 to 27.
An Eddie Murray field goal sent it
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front of the Mitchell pass and returned it 4 yards for the score Washington wins it 36 to 30.
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With the victory the Redskins are now 3 and 5.

S-Panthers


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The Carolina Panthers won their second straight game today beating New Orleans 20 to 3.
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A beautiful sunny day at in Clemson this afternoon.
And the Panthers got on the board in the third quarter Howard Griffith bulls his way over from the two yard line to make it 10 to 3 Carolina.
The Panther defense stopped drives on three consecutive possessions with the interception. On this one Bubba Mcdowell picks of the Jim Everett pass and returns it to the Saints 20 yard line.
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the Saints 20 to 3.
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S-Jets


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The good news for Miami is that Dan Marino will return next week. The bad news is this afternoon the New York Jets beat the Dolphins 17 to 16.
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Marino was on the sideline this afternoon.
But in the third quarter Bubby Brister goes up top and hits Wayne Chrett on the 7 yard touchdown pass and the Jets trailed the Dolphins 9 to 6.
Miami answered on its next possession former U-V-A tailback Terry Kirby scores on this 2 yard run to make it 16 to 10 Miami.
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Mitchell and the Jets upset the Dolphins 17 to 16.
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S-Scores


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Ken Norton had a day to remember in St. Louis today. Norton intercepted two Chris Miller Passes and returned both for touchdowns as the 49-ers routed the Rams.
For that and all of today's N-F-L scores lets go to the boards.
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S-UVA


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Yesterday in Austin, Texas Phil Dawson booted a 50 yard field goal to beat the Virginia Cavaliers 17 to 16. It's the second time this season the Cavaliers have lost in the closing seconds of the game and it dropped Virginia from 14-th to 20-th in the A-P College football poll.
Texas moved up one spot from 16-th to 15-th.
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Not much change in the top 10 Florida State still holding down the number one spot followed by Nebraska, Florida, Ohio State and Tennessee.
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Rounding out the top 10 are Kansas, Colorado, Northwestern, Michigan and Oregon.
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Sports Tease


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And coming up, The Braves and Indians played game two of the World Series in Atlanta tonight Duffy Waldorf gets his first P-G-A tour win.
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And South Boston's Ward Burton wins his first Winston Cup Race at the Rock the site of his first Busch win.
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S-Race


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South Boston's Ward Burton won his first Busch Race at the Rock and Today he won his first Winston Cup race there taking the checkered flag in the A-C Delco 400.
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Dale Earnhardt was working his way through traffic from back in the field he was running 8-th at the time but having handling problems.
Rick Mast was the strong car on the track and he was the leader at this point and just about to pass Jeff Gordon putting Gordon a lap down.
Rick made the pass and then Gordon gets hit in the rear by Greg Sacks as he was trying to go into the pits for a tire change on lap 156.
Michael Waltrip, Who started on the outside pole, gets hit by Shane hall and he slides into the Barrels at pit row and gets a light shower.
Mast had some engine problems and had to pull his car behind the wall.
Then Earnhardt lost his chances at winning when he was blacked for what appeared to be a missing lug nut. However when he pitted the lug nut was there. To correct the mistake Nascar pulled out the caution and re-lined the cars putting Earnhardt seventh.
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Burton was the leader of the race on the re start and he pulled away to win the race, his first Winston cup Victory.
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Wallace was second, Mark Martin third, Terry Labonte fourth and Jeff Burton fifth.
The points race tightened. Leader Jeff Gordan finished 20-th and he leads Earnhardt by 162 with two races left.

S-MLB


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The Atlanta Braves have taken control of the World Series with tonight's win over the Cleveland Indians.
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The Indians got on the board in the top of the second Eddie Murray gets all of this Tom Glavine pitch sending it over the left field wall for a two run homer and a 2 to nothing lead.
The lead didn't last long. Trailing 2 to 1 Dave Justice hits a line drive to right field Mark Lemke rounds the bases to score and the game was tied at 2 to 2 in the third.
Atlanta broke the game open in the SUPER=35-Atlanta/==4/Cleveland/==3;

bottom of the sixth. Javier Lopez sends this Dennis Martinez pitch over the centerfield wall for a two run homer Atlanta led 4 to 2 and the Braves win it 4 to 3.
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S-Golf


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In golf, Duffy Waldorf joins this years winners of the P-G-A tour.
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In San Antonio, Waldorf picked up his first win on the tour today winning the Texas Open.
Waldorf fired a 7 under par 65 today for a six shot win over Justin Leonard.
Waldorf finished at 20 under par to take on the first prize check of 198 thousand dollars.
Three golfers tied for third.
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Still to come on the newscast,
We share YOUR views on how WE'RE doing in this weeks feedback.
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And,
A member of a singing trio that became famous during world war two died yesterday on Cape Cod.
We'll have that story up next.
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Andrews-Obit


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A member of one of the best known singing groups during World War II has died.
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Maxene Andrews of the Andrews Sisters died of a heart attack on Cape Cod yesterday.
She was 79.
Along with her sisters Laverne and Patty, Maxene helped divert the nation from its troubles during the war.
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The Andrews Sisters had more than a dozen gold records and their recordings still sell more than a million copies a year.
Andrews had recently appeared in Hawaii for ceremonies marking the anniversary of V-J Day.
Only one of the Andrews Sisters, Patty, is still alive.
LaVerne died in 19-67.
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Feedback-10/22


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Closer to home,
WDBJ-7 last week learned of the death of former anchor Rick Mosher.
The news stunned and saddened his old friends and colleagues here at the station.
We got scores of calls from viewers who liked and respected Rick's work on the air.
We also got a couple of letters.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean, with Feedback.
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((From Iron Gate, a viewer wrote that she "was stunned at the news of Rick Mosher's passing away. I am so sorry. I really enjoyed Rick on WDBJ. It seems like every time I get used to and really like one of your employees, they go somewhere else. I think a lot of all the newspeople you have on WDBJ, much more so than any other channel. I hope all your people know that."
A viewer from Altavista said "It does please me to know that he was a talented writer and broadcaster and to know that he was held in high regard by his former colleagues...I know I will miss the lost chance, as remote as it would have been, to know Rick Mosher as a friend. I hope all of you treasure the opportunities you had to know him."
On a different topic, a viewer from Christiansburg wrote to says thanks for broadcasting "the races at New River Valley Speedway. I am not able to go to the races and it is really nice of you all to put them on TV. I think Friday Football Extra is the best local TV show anywhere and your station is really our hometown station."
And a football fan from Rural Retreat said "I write on behalf of many people here in Rural Retreat who were very pleased to see our football team highlighted on the past two Friday Football Extras. Since we are about halfway between Roanoke and Bristol, it seems we sometimes get left out of coverage. We thank you and will look forward to seeing Rural Retreat and other teams from our area again on your show."
If you have a topic in the news you'd like to comment on, send your letters to News-7 Feeback, P.O. Box 7, Roanoke Virginia, 24022-0007.
Our fax number is 540-343-7269.
And if you prefer E-mail, our address is wdbj7@teleweb.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))

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Have a good night. That's it for News 7 at 11.