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Two separate drowning incidents have claimed as many lives.
In Amherst County Saturday night - authorities say 12-year-old Tiara (tee-AIR-uh) Dillard of Lynchburg wandered out too far in the James River at Monacan (monicun) Park and went under at about 7 p-m.
3 teenagers tried to save her, but were not successful.
And in Giles County - 31-year-old Harold Coker (coke-er) of Tazewell slipped on a rock at Shumate Falls in the Glenlyn community yesterday morning.
He fell into the water and apparently could NOT swim.
A bystander pulled Coker from the water... but he died at the scene.

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A Southwest Virginia man is one of three gun dealers...
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arrested at a North Carolina gun show this weekend.
Henry William Gilbert - shown here on the right - violated North Carolina law when he
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allegedly sold a handgun to an undercover deputy, without asking to see a permit.
One gun dealer says those arrested give him - and other gun dealers - a bad name.
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((IT'S NOT JUST COSTING OUR BUSINESS, IT'S COSTING OUR REPUTATION... WE'RE WORRIED ABOUT OUR REPUTATION LONG-TERM.))
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Henry Gilbert is from Claypool Hill... in Tazewell County.
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[7Feedback, June 13]


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A story about the resignation of a pastor from a Salem church created a storm of viewer mail.
Assignment Editor Joe McKean has a sampling of the comments in this week's feedback.
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(( The story about the Reverend Mike Slaughter's decision to tell his congregation at West Salem Baptist Church that he had an affair and would resign brought us several phone calls and notes.
Just about everyone thought we were wrong.
I thought that your story on Michael Slaughter was unnecessary and hurtful to the parties involved. I don't know how the story came to you, don't you think it was a highly personal thing that did not need to be broadcast on the local news...think of his family's feelings.
I want you to know how much I disapprove of your making a local news report about this resignation. I do not believe this is anything but sensationalism and certainly does nothing to enhance our trust in your news department. I believe that this matter was, and should have been between Reverend Slaughter and his congregation.
I have always regarded your program as above average, quite professional for the area and on other stations I would not have been a bit surprised. To broadcast such a story, however, leaves me cold. Yes, Mr. Slaughter was wrong, yet I feel deeply for his family and his church and I think your actions in running this story did nothing to offset their pain.
I was dismayed when I heard your report on the pastor at West Salem Baptist Church. This was not news...it was an attack on a situation similar to gossip. Other stations in the Valley have taken events to the point of sensationalism. You have entered their arena with this story.
If you'd like to express an opinion about our news coverage or issues in the news, the address is P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, 24022.
The fax number is 343-7269.
E-mail goes to news@wdbj7.com.
And while you're on-line, check into our moderated forum at the website, wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))

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Taking a look at your morning forecast--
It will be partly sunny today with possible thunderstorms.
Temperatures between 83 and 88 degrees.
Tonight we will have a sixty percent chance of rain with temperatures in the mid to low 60's--
Now for your extended forecast-
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Some 250 demonstrated yesterday for the return of a portrait of General Robert E. Lee to Richmond's Canal walk.

In Lexington... where Lee is buried... opinon on the issue is divided.
Joy Sutton reports.
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(((( The Robert E. Lee mural was removed from this flood wall... after a black city council member threatened a boycott.
And some black people in Lexington...where Lee is buried... say that was the right thing to do.
Karen Payne says it should have never gone up in the first place.
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((KAREN PAYNE: INSTEAD OF ASKING WELL HOW WOULD YOU ALL FEEL...IF WE PUT THIS UP...THEY JUST PUT IT UP AND KNOWING THAT IT WILL CAUSE A CONTROVERSY)) [RUNS7]
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But Holt Merchant - a professor at Washington and Lee - says not allowing the mural to be there is unfair.
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((HOLT MERCHANT/WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY:TO BANISH WHITE VIRGINIANS IS EVERY BIT AS BAD AS BANISHING BLACK VIRGINIANS IN GENERATIONS PAST)) [RUNS7]
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And some people in Lexington view Lee as a man of honor.
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((DAVID COX/DIR. R.E. LEE MEMORIAL CHURCH:WE BELIEVE HERE..HE WAS A MAN WHO TRIED EARNESTLY AFTER THE SURRENDER...TO BRING RECONCILIATION NOT ONLY BETWEEN NORTH AND SOUTH BUT BETWEEN RACES)) [RUNS12]
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Lee for many is a reminder of a painful past...but still some believe he deserves his rightful place in history.
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((ELLISON HENDERSON: I AGREE WITH THE SONS OF THE CONFEDERATE THAT THEY SHOULD HAVE ROBERT LEE AS PART OF HISTORY..SO HE SHOULD BE THERE)) [RUNS6]
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((JOY SUTTON/REPORTER: NOW A CITIZEN COMMITTEE WILL DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT TO PUT THE MURAL BACK-UP. BUT AS ONE PERSON I SPOKE WITH SAID..IT'S A MUCH DEEPER THAN AN ISSUE ABOUT A MURAL...IT'S ABOUT A NATION THAT IS STILL RACIALLY DIVIDED)) [RUNS15]
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A weekend gun show in North Carolina ended with the arrest of a man from southwet Virginia.
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Henry William Gilbert - shown here on the right - and three other gun dealers reportedly violated North Carolina law when they
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allegedly sold a handgun to an undercover deputy, without asking to see a permit.
One gun dealer says those arrested give him - and other dealers - a bad name.
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((IT'S NOT JUST COSTING OUR BUSINESS, IT'S COSTING OUR REPUTATION... WE'RE WORRIED ABOUT OUR REPUTATION LONG-TERM.))
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Henry Gilbert is from Claypool Hill... in Tazewell County.
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[45S-Gun-Safety]


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Yesterday mayors from around the country called for new gun control laws.
But some say education is the key to ensuring children's safety.
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The National Rifle Association sponsors an educational program in which Eddie Eagle teaches children gun safety.
The message is simple.
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((WALT KANIEFSKI/EMERGENCY ROOM DOCTOR: IT'S TO TEACH CHILDREN HOW TO HANDLE SITUATIONS LIKE THIS ON THEIR OWN WITHOUT AND ADULT...HANDLE SITUATION.))
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Dr. Walt Kaniefski (Can-F-ski) says education is important even if you don't have a gun in the home.
Government statistics show about 50-percent of the homes in America DO have guns.
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If you would like more on the Eddie Eagle Gun Safety program or would like it taught to your organization, call the N-R-A at 1-800-231-0752 or Carilion Physician's Referral at 540-981-7641.
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[full screen our Web page]
Or you can turn to the Web Watch section of our home page and find a link to Eddie Eagle.
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Two people died over the weekend in two separate incidents.
Saturday night in Amherst County - authorities say 12-year-old Tiara (tee-AIR-uh) Dillard of Lynchburg died in the James River at Monacan (monicun) Park.
Three teenagers unsucessful tried to save her.
And in Giles County yesterday morning, 31-year-old Harold Coker (coke-er) slipped on a rock at Shumate Falls in the Glenlyn community
He fell into the water and apparently could NOT swim.
A bystander pulled Coker from the water... but he died at the scene.

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A Southwest Virginia gun dealer is among Three dealers arrested over
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the weekend at a North Carolina gun show.
Henry William Gilbert - shown here on the right - violated North Carolina law when he
[SUPER=03-Mecklenburg Co., NC]

allegedly sold a handgun to an undercover deputy, without asking to see a permit.
One gun dealer says those arrested give him - and other dealers - a bad name.
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((IT'S NOT JUST COSTING OUR BUSINESS, IT'S COSTING OUR REPUTATION... WE'RE WORRIED ABOUT OUR REPUTATION LONG-TERM.))
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Henry Gilbert is from Claypool Hill... in Tazewell County.
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[8WebWatch]


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There's fear the ``worm'' will strike again.
Computer experts worked through the weekend to kill a computer virus called ``Worm-dot-Explore-dot-Zip.''
But they're concerned that it'll start spreading again when employees return to work today.
Eric Earnhardt in Webwatch.
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(([intro] [RUNS :05]
Watch out for the Worm... the FBI says worm-dot-explore-dot-zip is a virus-like program that looks like an e-mail attachment, open it and it can delete files from popular microsoft programs. Be careful with unknown e-mail messages.
Bad news for E-bay users last week, the popular auction site crashed, leaving more than 2 million items up for sale, out of reach.
The site is back up with apologies offered and auctions extended at no extra charge... they're working on a backup system.
Woodstock is gear up for the 1999 festival, begining July 23rd in Rome New York.
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At Woodstock-dot-com, concert-goers are chatting and forming campfire circles, making sure they spend the weekend with people who share their interests.
How about a nice game of chess? with chess master Garry Kasparov! Kasparov is taking on the entire world online this summer.
Sign up at the MSN game site... each time Kasparov makes a move, the world team votes on the best counter move. The gThe links to all these sites are on the Webwatch page, at WDBJ 7-dot com.)) ame should last all summer.