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Story number 1 for 22 Nov 2002

By November 22, 2002

(Lebanon)–We begin today’s newscast in southern Lebanon where an American missionary was murdered yesterday. Mission Network News’ Ruth Bliss has more. “Initial reports indicate that a lone gunman followed 31-year old Bonnie Weatherall into the prenatal clinic where she volunteered at around 8 a.m. local time Thursday and shot her. U.S. Embassy officials are continuing their investigation into the shooting and have released little as to the motive. Police officers, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Weatherall, a nurse married to a Briton, had been working at the Christian clinic for a year and a half. The center provides medical care and aid to Lebanese and Palestinian refugees. Bonnie’s husband, Gary, issued a statement saying, “My wife died because of her love for the church and because she loved helping the people of Sidon and Lebanon.” Ruth Bliss, Mission Network News.”

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