Channel 29 exploring Deller death

"Fox Under-cover" will run a piece about the death of Diane Deller Saturday during "The Ten O'clock News."

Courier Times

Somebody at the WTXF team has been checking out the Courier Times. "Fox Under-cover" will run a piece about the death of Diane Deller Saturday during "The Ten O'clock News." Deller, 45, was found dead in her apartment June 23, 2000, and though the death was ruled an accident, many believe the Bensalem woman was murdered and want the case reopened. Fox will attempt to talk to Bucks County District Attorney Diane Gibbons about this controversial case.


The "Women of Eyewitness News" team at the 12th annual Race for the Cure 5-K run/walk on Sunday is dedicating this year's race to Siani Lee, who died in a car accident. Lee, who anchored the 6 and 11 p.m. news, was a member of KYW's team the last three years.

Race for the Cure raises funds for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Last year, more than 36,000 people, including 2,000 breast cancer survivors, participated in the event, which raised $2.4 million.

KYW will air live updates from the race on Sunday morning between 6 and 9 a.m.

CN8 also is focusing on breast cancer on "Seeking Solutions with Suzanne" on Sunday at 6 p.m. Suzanne Roberts hosts. The show will include an interview with the director of the Philadelphia Women's Dragon Boat Club, a 70-member group of women, half of who are breast cancer survivors.


One of the lowlights of the debut week for "10" was the disappointing welcome by "Today" show stars Katie Couric and Matt Lauer. The millionaire anchors went through the motions in their chat with Bill Henley and Tiffany McElroy. Couric compared Henley's wardrobe to "Mr. Rogers" and Lauer barely said a word. Maybe he is still bitter over getting axed by Channel 10 years ago.


Check out the next Pink or Eve on WPHL when Toni Yates reports on the local music scene May 21 at 10 p.m. ... Former WTXF news anchor Jill Chernekoff is starting a communications consulting business that will teach executive coaching, speech, public speaking, and more. Chernekoff is also joining the anchors who are author's club. Her book is currently in the works. She can be reached at jillchernekoff

This year's Bucks County students who will be featured in WPVI's annual "Best of the Class 2002" June 1 at 7 p.m. are: Patrick Gushue -Archbishop Wood, Kulsoom Hasan - Bensalem, Robert Ostrowski - Bristol, Kristy Hucaluk - Bucks County Vocational/ Technical, Cen Zhang - Central Bucks West, Kathryn MacMillan - Central Bucks East, Robert Carasquillo - Hatboro/Horsham, David Post - Neshaminy, Justin Slaby - New Hope Solebury, Hope Newhouse - Solebury School, and Anna Klebanov - William Tennent. Since this is the 20th year for the special, maybe it's time for a reunion to find out what happened to the students named in the first special back in 1982.


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Thursday, May 9, 2002