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03-30-2005, 11:59 AM
Anchor Polly Gonzalez Dies in Car Accident

(Mar. 28) -- Anchor Polly Gonzalez was killed Monday afternoon at about 3:00 p.m. in a single car accident on State Route 127 in California, just north of Baker.

Polly and her two daughters were returning to Las Vegas after spending Easter weekend with family in California. Her daughters, age five and eight received minor injuries.

Polly joined Channel 8 in 1994. She held a number of positions, but most recently co-anchored the noon and 4:30 newscasts.

Polly was the first Latino Anchor in Las Vegas. She was proud of that. She wanted to be a role model for her girls showing them that if they put their mind to it, they could accomplish anything.

She has made an impact on our city and she was a real role model to young women. Polly always made time for activities in the Latin Chamber of Commerce, where she loved to emcee events. Polly was also involved with her church, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Church in Summerlin.

While she was a true professional on camera, she was quite a character behind the scenes. She was always on her cell phone. And as involved as she was at the KLAS-TV station, she was equally involved in the community always standing up for people who's voice might not have carried as much weight as hers.

Polly never forgot where she came from. She grew up in San Jose, California and returned often to visit her family, making sure her girls knew their grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.

And that was Polly's true love -- her two daughters. They were the reason she was on that road Monday. She was taking them to see the wild flowers in Death Valley at the time of the accident.

They were not injured in the accident and Monday night they are with their father.

Polly Gonzalez was a valued and respected employee who loved her children and loved her job as an anchor at Channel 8.

03-30-2005, 05:09 PM
who cares? :)

03-30-2005, 07:58 PM
You must teach the sensativity training around the office.

master splinter
03-30-2005, 08:02 PM
pity pity pity... SHE WAS FIINE TOO!

03-30-2005, 09:58 PM
How did you know?! All the warm fuzzy talk gives me away I guess.

03-31-2005, 05:40 AM
Ya know, I might just have to fly you in for our compassion seminar next month.... :p