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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 11:39 AM
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ABC News Photographer Killed Traveling To Cover Omaha Mall Shooting
ABC News Photographer Killed Traveling To Cover Omaha Mall Shooting

A television cameraman who worked for ABC News, died in a traffic accident while driving to Omaha to cover the mall shooting.

Ralph Binder, 58, was killed Thursday in a collision on his way to Omaha, Neb., from Denver to cover the aftermath, the network said.

Binder and a sound man were on Interstate 80 near Grand Island, Neb., when their vehicle swerved to avoid another car that had gone out of control, ABC News President David Westin said.
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The soundman, Dan Johnson, was treated at a hospital and released, Westin said.

http://www.local6.com/spotlight/14798707/detail.html
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 11:41 AM
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1. Wow, how sad. It snowed out here yesterday, wonder if that was a factor.
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 11:42 AM
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2. Or, to bring this down to its actual relevance "Guy dies while driving to work"
big deal.
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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 11:44 AM
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3. well, you figure it's a big deal to him, right?
and to his friends and family?
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 11:46 AM
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4. someone else just wrecked in the time it took you to post that
if only he was as good at dodging the important bits as you are.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 11:46 AM
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5. Yeah, but it's not really news.
A car accident is local news at most, unless the person in it is powerful or famous.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 11:49 AM
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6. agreed, sad for his family but it's not national news.
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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 11:53 AM
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7. Working For The Powerful And Famous
My late cousin used to work for the ABC Denver bureau...he would have to hop on planes or drive hundreds of miles at a moments notice. You didn't ask, you went and did...it's part of the job.

I feel very sorry for the families of those killed...done in the line of doing their job, nothing more nothing less. Hopefully ABC will take care of the families.
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TheMightyFavog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 12:01 PM
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8. I know the feeling.
I interned with the AP in London over the summer. I had to go to Haymarket the day the whole failed car bomb shit went down. My Supervisor couldn't do it because she was scheduled to be elsewhere in the city on another story at the time. I went straight down there, and it was the only time I could remember in my time in London where I actually walked up and down the escalators at the tube stations instead of riding.
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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 12:07 PM
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10. its not really being reported on national news services is it?
just checked cnn and didn't see anything. Its on the Orlando FL ABC affiliate's website but that's because a lot of ABC affiliates contract out their websites to a single firm (INternet Broadcasting). While that firm customizes the websites somewhat, it uses a template for them and shares content. So, since it involved an ABC employee and was relevant news for the Omaha ABC affiliate to post on its website, its not surprising that it shows up on other ABC station websites developed and managed by Internet Broadcasting.

Not worth getting too worked up about.
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Xenotime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 12:07 PM
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9. What? ABC doesn't have a news station in Omaha?
The family should sue.
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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 12:08 PM
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11. The family should sue who for what?
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Wiregrass Willie Donating Member (436 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-07-07 12:59 PM
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12. The "out of controlee" was probably on a cell phone n-t
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