OBIT: A WDBJ News Crew

WDBJ7, the CBS station in Roanoke, VA that carries this show and its sister show J!, lost two of its own this past Wednesday. Reporter Alison Parker and her cameraman Adam Ward were both SHOT DEAD by deranged gunman Vester Flanagan II who was a former reporter for said station (he went by the on-air name of Bryce Williams) at 6:45 AM. A third victim, Vicki Gardner (the person being interviewed who was shot in the back), is recovering from her injuries.

What makes matters worse is that Alison and Adam were starting their journalism careers. Alison just celebrated her 24th birthday with her boyfriend (an anchor for the station) while Adam was only 27. May those two rest in peace.

What the Wheel Looks Like for Next Season

Sources say that there are a few downgrades on the big wheel for next season. Here’s the Before…

$2,500/$3,500/$5K
$500
$900
$700/EXPRESS
$600
$800/MW
$500
$700
$500/MDW
$600
$550
$500
$900
BANKRUPT
$650
Free PLAY
$700
LOSE A TURN
$800
$500
$650
$500
$900
BANKRUPT

…and here’s the AFTER part (with the parts that are in large text).

$2,500/$3,500/$5K
$500
$600
$700/EXPRESS
$600
$650/MW
$500
$700
$500/MDW
$600
$550
$500
$600
BANKRUPT
$650
Free PLAY
$700
LOSE A TURN
$800
$500
$650
$500
$900
BANKRUPT 

As you can see, there are now FOUR $600 spaces and only ONE $900 space and one $800 space. IMO, that cluster of 6s w/ the Express wedge nearby just seems awkward. A yellow $800 would’ve been better and they should’ve have kept the pink $900.

Also, the 1/2 CARs will NO LONGER be in R1. Looks like they’re making them a little harder to win after that record number of them given away this past season.