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President Clinton and Russian leader Boris Yeltsin try to talk out their differences at the U-N Celebration in New York.
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And the murder of a Roanoke woman puts into question the effectiveness of the state's stalking law. wx-head
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A Virginia Tech student is dead following an accident on Interstate 81 in Montgomery County.
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20-year-old Robert Lee Matheson of Danville was killed yesterday evening 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 a fatal accident in Charlotte County yesterday.
Nine-year-old Travis Matthew Byron died after he was struck by a station wagon on route 3-60.

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.
Yesterday, 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,))
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Larry Mack's family says he wasn't the man the media has portrayed.

Mack


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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 Mack apparently shot 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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In other news --
President Clinton and his Russian counterpart Boris Yeltsin are meeting in a symbolic setting today -- the home of wartime president Franklin Roosevelt.
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The two countries are hoping to revive their wartime spirit of cooperation, but differences over Bosnia and NATO are getting in the way.
Yeltsin is in New York along with other world leaders to mark the 50th anniversary of the United Nations.
President Clinton opened the three days of celebration yesterday with a call for an international crackdown on drug smugglers.
He announced a freeze on assets of Colombia's Cali drug cartel, and punishment for countries that tolerate money laundering.
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Last night the president played host to an International reception at the New York public library..
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One person notably NOT invited, was Cuban leader Fidel Castro.

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Castro called his isolation at the international gathering, "outrageous".
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He addressed a crowd from the pulpit of a Baptist church in Harlem last night, where 12-hundred people waited to hear his message.
The defiant communist leader called for an end to the economic embargo against his country.
The cuban leader made a pointed reference to a diplomatic chill, saying it may be cold out, but there is no longer a cold war.
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1-Sports


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In sports, Washington finally learns how to win a close game.
Roy Stanley has the details of the Redskins' victory.
Good morning.
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One-Larry


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(Roll cue:) Only eight more shopping days till Halloween, and already Mill

Mountain Zoo is screeching with excitement.
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Campaign-Spending


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Governor Allen's political action committee is targeting legislative races with strong Republican challengers by financing local advertising campaigns ... spending 180-thousand dollars last month.
According to candidates' finance reports ... the PAC gave nearly 15-thousand dollars in media advertising to
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Trixie Averill. She's running against
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House Democratic Leader Dick Cranwell of Roanoke County.

Budget


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And money is the hot topic on Capitol Hill this week.
The rhetoric heats up as Congress moves to pass Republican budget-balancing bills.
White House chief of staff Leon Panetta says a veto is assured unless big changes are made.
But G-O-P leaders say there will be NO compromise on tax cuts, or their seven-year timetable.

Eclipse


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A FULL solar eclipse happens tomorrow in Cambodia.
That's when the moon moves in front of the sun and causes a couple of minutes of eerie semi darkness in the middle of day.
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Foreigners have been FLOCKING to Cambodia to get a glimpse of it.
The earth between Iran and the Pacific Ocean will be bathed in this brief half-light.
The total eclipse can be seen for two minutes and 14 seconds at it's longest period on land.
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For one fellow in Botetourt County, it's a GOOD thing there'll be NO solar eclipse in OUR area.

Solar-Living


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That's because this guy runs his house on solar power.
Scott Prince has the story.
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((Mark Hanson says he doesn't mind rainy weather, even though he relies on the sun to heat his house and warm his water.
When clouds prevail and the temperature drops OUTSIDE, Hanson has enough solar energy stored up to keep things normal INSIDE.
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((MARK HANSON/OWNS SOLAR HOME: YOU HAVE ABOUT THREE DAYS RIDE THROUGH WITH THE HOT WATER. IN OTHER WORDS, YOU'LL HAVE HOT WATER FOR ABOUT THREE DAYS. NOW THERE IS A BACKUP FOR THAT. AS FAR AS THE AIR HEATING GOES, YOU GET A WARM NIGHT FROM A SUNNY DAY.))
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Eight solar panels on the roof capture sunlight.
The panels then heat plumbing pipes, which carry water down to the basement of the house.
The hot water is stored here in this bin.
But Hanson is not completely dependent on the sun.
He uses electricity to light up his house, and it's the only way to charge up his electric car.
It takes six to eight hours to fully charge the vehicle, enabling it to go from his home near Fincastle to his job in Roanoke.
He says it's much cheaper to maintain than a conventional car.
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((HANSON:YOU'RE LOOKING AT ABOUT 3- POINT- 5 CENTS A MILE TOTAL COST. AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO CHANGE MUFFLERS, OR OIL, THAT TYPE OF THING. NO TUNE-UPS ))
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Hanson says he spent about fifty- five hundred dollars converting the car.
He shelled out another two- thousand dollars to install the solar- driven system in his house.
But he says that has just about paid for itself in the money he saves on electric bills.
So what's next for Hanson????
How about a solar- powered hot tub.
Scott Prince, News 7.))

2-scores


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The sun is still shining on Florida State, as it again tops the Associated Press college football poll.
U-V-A ranks 20th, with Virginia Tech at 28th.
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Now with a look at the latest from the N-F-L let's go to the scoreboards.
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SUPER=100-Oakland/=30/Indianapolis/=17//San Diego/=35/Seattle/=25;
SUPER=100-Green Bay/=38/Minnesota/=21;



Two-Larry


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(Roll cue:) If you can't wait till Halloween for a haunting good time, Mill

Mountain Zoo may be your ticket to an early Halloween outing.
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2Headlines


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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Aides to President Clinton don't hold out much hope that he and Russian leader Boris Yeltsin can resolve key differences when they meet today in New York.
Among the differences is a dispute over how Russian troops might participate in a Bosnian peace force.
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Shunned by President Clinton, Cuban leader Fidel Castro received a standing ovation last night at a Baptist church in Harlem.
Castro was not invited to a U-S reception for leaders attending a U-N event.
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And the murder of a Roanoke woman puts into question the effectiveness of the state's stalking law.
Last week Larry William Mack committed suicide after he allegedly killed his ex-girlfriend.
Less than a week before her death, Alesha Johnson filed stalking charges against Mack.
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And that's what's making news on this Monday, October 23rd.
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News 7 Mornin will be right back.

Clinton


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President Clinton meets with Russian President Boris Yeltsin today at the New York home of World War Two president Franklin Roosevelt.
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The two countries are hoping to revive their wartime spirit of cooperation, but differences over Bosnia and NATO are getting in the way.
Yeltsin is in New York along with other world leaders to mark the 50th anniversary of the United Nations.
President Clinton opened the three days of celebration yesterday with a call for an international crackdown on drug smugglers.
He announced a freeze on assets of Colombia's Cali drug cartel, and punishment for countries that tolerate money laundering.
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Last night the president played host to an International reception at the New York public library..
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One person notably not invited, was Cuban leader Fidel Castro.

Fidel-Castro


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Shunned by President Clinton, Castro received a STANDING ovation last night at a Baptist Church in Harlem.
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The defiant communist leader called his isolation at the international gathering, "outrageous".
He also told the crowd... that it is time for the U-S to end the embargo against his country.
The cuban leader made a pointed reference to a diplomatic chill... saying it may be cold out, but there is no longer a cold war.
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Selena


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In other news --
The murder trial of the woman accused of murdering Tejano singing star Selena is set to enter a NEW phase today.
After closing arguments, the case should go the jury.
Yolanda Saldivar's lawyers admit she shot Selena, but say the shooting was accidental.


Memorial


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Family and friends of a woman who was allegedly killed by her boyfriend gathered to say goodbye at a memorial service yesterday.
Roanoke police say Larry William Mack fatally shot Alesha Ann Johnson and then committed suicide.
Now victim rights advocates are questioning the effectiveness of a three-year- old law after the murder.
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,))
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Meantime, Larry Mack's family says Mack was portrayed unfairly by the media.

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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 Mack apparently shot 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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Model car and racing enthusiasts turned out for the first annual Roanoke Model Car Swap meet over the weekend.
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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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3-Sports


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And now with more from the world of NASCAR, here's Roy Stanley and sports.
Good morning.
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Birthdays
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Three-Larry


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(ROLL TAPE COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS)
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Matheson


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An accident on Interstate 81 in Montgomery County yesterday killed a Virginia Tech student.
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20-year-old Robert Lee Matheson of Danville was killed at about five p-m 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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Also yesterday, a nine-year-old boy was killed in an accident in Charlotte County.
Travis Matthew Byron died after he was struck by a station wagon on route 3-60.

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And a four-year-old boy DIED after an all-terrain vehicle on which he was riding rolled into the path of a pickup truck in Giles County.
State police say Brandon Mulford died Saturday.
Brandon and a teen-ager were riding Thursday on a grassy patch in a trailer park where the younger boy lived, when the older boy fell off the vehicle.
Brandon remained on the vehicle, which then rolled onto Route 4-60 and was struck by the westbound pickup.

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Roanoke Boulevard in Salem is open again, after an accident there knocked down power lines.
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A 17-year-old male was driving eastbound when he hit a guide wire on an electrical pole last night.
The force of the impact caused the electrical wires to topple onto the roadway.
The juvenile sustained minor injuries.
The road was closed for several hours between Hemlock and Route 4-19 while crews cleaned up the scene.
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Feedback-10/22


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The death of former W-D-B-J anchor Rick Mosher stunned and saddened his old friends and colleagues here at the station.
We've recieved lots of calls from viewers who liked and respected Rick's work.
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.))

4-scores


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In World Series action, the Braves are up 2-games-to-none after a 4-to-3 decision over Cleveland last night -- Atlanta's second straight one-run victory.
The teams are off today.
Game three is tomorrow night in Cleveland.
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Now for the latest from the N-H-L, let's go to the scoreboards.
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SUPER=103-Ottawa/==4/NY Rangers/==2//Buffalo/==5/St. Louis/==2;
SUPER=103-Anaheim/==6/Winnipeg/==2//San Jose/==1/Edmonton/==1;

SUPER=103-Chicago/==5/Philadelphia/==4;