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The father of a murder victim has a sidewalk confrontation with his daughter's accused killer.
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ANCHOR=Jean
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And one week before the election Virginia voters say the Republicans are their favorites.

Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Mike
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Tonight in sports, Tech is ready to rip Syracuse in this Saturday's big east showdown.
The Hornets will not keep Alonzo Mourning after this season.
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And Ryne Sandberg is back with the Cubs, and anxious to earn his 10th gold glove at second base.
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The forecast for cool conditions with occasional showers is still on track. The Halloween version of News 7 weather coming up.

Helms


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=rjo
TAPE# 95-73
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Police in Henry County say the teenager accused of murdering a 15- year- old Martinsville girl was on a crime spree.
This morning he faced a judge.
Ron Jones was in the courtroom and has the latest.
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(( 16-year old Tommy Helms of the Bassett area is charged with first- degree murder in the shooting death of 15- year- old Lavina Scales.
Last Wednesday Lavina's body was found on a road side in the hills of Henry County.
Police say after an intense investigation Helms became their primary suspect.
He turned himself in and confessed to the shooting. STAND UP
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((ACCORDING TO POLICE TESTIMONY TOMMY HELMS, THE VICTIM LAVINA SCALES, AND TWO OTHER JUVENILES PULLED OVER HERE. BOTH HELMS AND LAVINA GOT OUT OF THE CAR AND HELMS, ARMED WITH TWO HANDGUNS, SHOT SCALES EIGHT TIMES IN THE HEAD UNTIL THE GUN WAS EMPTY.))
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According to police testimony this was not Helms' first serious offense.
He has also been charged with three separate robberies and a malicious wounding.
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((SGT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: BUT WE FELT THAT WE... OF HIS FRIENDS.))
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In the malicious wounding Helms is charged with shooting a man three times.
Helms is being held without bond.
The judge will decide later if he'll be tried as an adult.
As Helms was escorted by police outside the courthouse, the victim's father went after him.
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The father later apologized for his actions.
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((JAMES VAUGHN/VICTIM'S FATHER: I HOPE THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM WILL DO THEIR JOB OF PUTTING THIS GUY AWAY.. IF HE'S FOUND GUILTY.. THAT'S ALL...))
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Ron Jones, News-7.))

Jail-Suicide


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The suicide of a Roanoke City jail inmate last night is under investigation.
Police say 29- year- old Lisa Hunt of Rocky Mount hanged herself with a bed sheet.
Her body was discovered around eight o'clock last night.
Hunt was sentenced yesterday on drug charges in Franklin County.
She was then transferred to the Roanoke jail to start serving a four- year term.

Mason-Dixon


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE# 95-78
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After the dust settles on next Tuesday's elections, it will have been a very close race for control of the General Assembly.
But Republicans appear to have the inside track.
That's according to the latest NEWS 7 - Roanoke Times poll from Mason- Dixon Research.
Ellen Qualls has the numbers.
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(( It's what pollsters call a statistical dead heat.
The margin of error is three and a half percent -- and the numbers are closer than that.
There are undecideds.
But the measure of comfort for the GOP is that every time the question's asked, Republicans are slightly on top.
Who would voters like to see have control of the General Assembly?
Statewide, 47- percent say Republicans.
44- percent say Democrats.
Nine percent say they're not sure.
In a gender breakdown, 52- percent of men want a Republican legislature.
Only 42- percent of women feel that way.
Along racial lines, 56- percent of white voters favor Republican control -- compared to two-percent of black voters.
Of course, voters aren't picking a party, they're picking a person.
But looking at individual races-- in the State Senate, the numbers go 46- percent Republican, 41- percent Democrat, and 13- percent still not sure.
In the House of Delegates it's closer.
45- percent favor Republicans.
42- percent favor Democrats.
And again, 13- percent are unsure.
Top Republican George Allen has increased his favorable job performance rating one point, to 54, over the last three months.
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Virginians have a new "single most important issue."
And it may favor Republicans.
For the first time under the Allen Administration, taxes and government spending top the list of voter concerns at 27- percent.
That's still in that statistical dead heat with education -- at 24% -- which Democrats claim is their issue.
So pay attention on Tuesday.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
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Cranwell-Averill


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE# 595-27
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More charges of deceptive advertising today in a local General Assembly race.
Today, supporters of parental notification said Dick Cranwell is performing a political masquerade.
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Anne Kincaid is a member of Governor Allen's staff and a co- founder of a group called The Family Foundation.
She called today's news conference with others who have lobbied for a law requiring parental notice when a minor seeks an abortion.
In the last three years, she says Cranwell has worked to weaken parental notice legislation, and introduced his own bill that was riddled with loopholes.
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((ANNE KINCAID/FAMILY FOUNDATION: NO FOLKS, THIS IS A BILL TO PROTECT TEENS AND PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF PARENTS. IT CAN'T BE A BOGUS BILL AND THAT'S WHAT THIS IS.)) ((DEL. DICK CRANWELL: I WOULD PREFER PURE PARENTAL NOTIFICATION, BUT I ALSO KNOW THAT SOMETHING IS BETTER THAN WHAT WE HAVE TODAY, WHICH IS NOTHING.))
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Cranwell says he has voted seven times for some form of parental notice and insists he has been a voice of moderation in the debate over abortion rights.
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There's more campaign news ahead on News-7. We'll hear from some more candidates from the Roanoke Valley, and from central Virginia,
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plus the ghosts and goblins got an early start at one of the schools in Roanoke today. Robin, will it be a tricky forecast?
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Via


ANCHOR=Jean
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WRITER=JoeD
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Roanoke Millionaires Peter and Edward Via have anted up another 60- thousand dollars for republican candidates in two of the Roanoke Valley's General Assembly campaigns.
According to the latest campaign finance reports, the brothers' contributions to house candidates Newell Falkinburg and Trixie Averill now total more than 160- thousand dollars.

Artis-Thomas


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE# 95-81
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One race that won't set any spending records pits a longtime lawmaker against an unconventional challenger.
Tonight, Joe Dashiell goes door- to- door
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with Democratic Delegate Vic Thomas and his
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Republican opponent, Jeff Artis.
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(( Jeff Artis is battling stereotypes as he works his southeast Roanoke neighborhood. WALKING INTERVIEW 10:14:57
IN Q=People want to talk about polls

((JEFF ARTIS/R- HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: PEOPLE WANT TO TALK ABOUT POLLS AND STUFF, BUT YOU CAN'T GET AN ACCURATE POLL READING IN THIS ELECTION.))
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A black republican in a blue- collar district, a pro- choice candidate who preaches personal responsibility, Artis hopes his campaign will cross the lines of traditional constituencies.
And while he may not have the money to place commercials on television... he believes he will still be in the race on election day.
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((JEFF ARTIS: AND WHILE ROANOKE IS A BIG METROPOLITAN AREA, YOU GET MORE RESPONSE FROM INDIVIDUAL VOTERS BY KNOCKING ON THEIR DOOR, STICKING YOUR HAND OUT AND SAYING I'M JEFF ARTIS. I WANT YOU TO VOTE FOR ME ON ELECTION DAY AND HERE'S WHY.))
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Democratic Delegate Vic Thomas says he's taking nothing for granted. THOMAS AT DOOR 15:19:14
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Thomas has been going door to door for several weeks... talking with the voters who have kept him in the House of Delegates for two decades.
He points to a traffic signal now under construction near the Friendship Manor Retirement Community as an example of the improvements he has helped to bring to his district.
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((DEL. VIC THOMAS/D- ROANOKE: TO GET AN IDEA OF THE FUTURE, YOU GOTTA LOOK AT THE PAST. AND I'VE WORKED HARD AND I'VE LISTENED CLOSELY TO WHAT PEOPLE HAD TO SAY AND I'VE TRIED TO DO THINGS THAT BENEFIT THE PEOPLE I REPRESENT AS WELL AS THE PEOPLE OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA. AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT ITS ALL ABOUT.))
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And with a week until election day, the candidates in this race will be waging their campaigns one doorstep at a time.
Joe Dashiell News 7))

Cobbs-Bryant


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TAPE# 95-84
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Heading into the final week of campaigning, central Virginia politicians are pulling out all the stops in an effort to attract voters.
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23rd District Democrat Gil Cobbs today picked up the endorsement of the state's oldest living former legislator: 94- year- old Charles Grabeel
(GRAY-beel).


Cobbs says he's trying to stick to the issues in his campaign with Republican Preston Bryant.
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((GIL COBBS/D- HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: I TRY NOT TO, THIS TIME AT LEAST, TRY NOT TO GET TOO CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT SOMEBODY ELSE IS SAYING, BUT IF IT'S TOO MUCH OFF- BASE, TOO MUCH OF A SPIN, TOO MUCH OF A MISCONCEPTION, I TRY TO RESPOND, BUT IF IT'S SOMETHING GENERAL, I DON'T SPEND TIME TO BOTHER WITH IT.))
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Bryant's new radio ads blast Cobbs for being too liberal in his stand on welfare reform and juvenile crime.
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((PRESTON BRYANT/R- HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: I THINK THE CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN A PRETTY AGGRESSIVE ONE, IT'S BEEN AN ISSUES- ORIENTED ONE, IT'S BEEN ONE WHERE WE'VE TRIED TO DO JUST WHAT YOU SAID AND THAT IS DRAW LINES OF DISTINCTION, NOT BLUR THE LINES BUT DRAW CLEAR LINES.))
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Bryant and State Senate candidate Steve Newman were cited today as two of the top pro- business candidates, according to Virginia-FREE, a non-partisan business organization.
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Wheeler


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=tal
TAPE# 95-77
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The teenager accused of murdering a Wythe County deputy WILL be tried as an adult.
Just moments ago, a Wythe County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judge transfered 16-year old Christopher Shawn Wheeler's case to circuit court.
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Wheeler is accused of shooting to death Deputy Cliff Dicker last December as the deputy tried to serve Wheeler with court papers.
A teacher at the Christiansburg Juvenile Detention Center described Wheeler as fascinated with guns, drugs and violence, and said she heard him brag to another student about shooting Dicker in the head.
The probation counselor recommended Wheeler be transferred to adult court in the interest of public safety.
The defense argues that Wheeler was raised in a chaotic environment--that he's still developing and could be rehabilitated.
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Danville-Body


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Authorities are making some progress in identifying a decomposed body found over the weekend in Danville.
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Assistant Chief Medical Examiner David Oxley says the body is that of a young, black female.
The skeleton was discovered Saturday evening behind Motley's Warehouse on Piney Forest Road.
Oxley says the body had been there for weeks, possibly even months.
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The next step will be to clean and examine the bones which could help authorities determine the woman's identity and cause of death.

Rubatex


ANCHOR=Jean
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TAPE# 95-89
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Bedford authorities are still investigating a suspicious fire that damaged a home near the Rubatex plant last night.
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More than two dozen firefighters spent a half hour containing the blaze near the corner of Grove and Church Streets.
Stacks of rubber products stored in a parking lot caught fire around 5:45 p.m., igniting a nearby house.
Investigators are still in the process of interviewing witnesses. Anyone with information about the fire should contact the Bedford City Police department.
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Stocks


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Some profit- taking on the stock market today.
The DOW had been up more than 40 points, before slipping back down later in the day.
It closed at 47- hundred- 55, a loss of one point.
Nasdaq lost about two points.
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RECYCLING


ANCHOR=Jean
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In addition to local efforts at HOME recycling, area businesses are
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working hard to reduce the waste stream and become more environmentally friendly.
First Union has made a hard push at reducing waste, with a new program that recently began at their Roanoke County Operations Center.
While only in its first month, the program is already reaping major rewards.
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The amount of paper waste at the facility has been reduced from 50 to only 16 tons since the program was introduced.
Eventually all First Union locations in eight states will participate in the plan.
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Halloween-School


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6 p.m.
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A special Halloween treat for students at Raleigh Court Elementary School.
Kids there got to invite their grandparents to school today.
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It's an event from the P-T-A's outreach program-- encouraging community involvement in the schools.
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((JENNIFER LUCKAY/PTA: WHAT WE'RE HOPING FOR IS THAT THEY'LL FEEL COMFORTABLE BEING AROUND THE SCHOOL AND POSSIBLY VOLUNTEER SOME OF THEIR TIME IF THEY'RE AVAILABLE TO HELP OUT THE CHILDREN AND DO SOME THINGS. ))
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Two hundred grandparents attended an assembly this morning.
They spent the rest of the day visiting in the classrooms-- and getting acquainted with teachers.
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Sports Tease


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Coming up tonight in sports, The Hokies hope to make Orange juice this weekend, parking could be a problem this Thursday night in Charlottesville.
Sandberg is officially back with the Cubs.
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But Alonzo will not be back with the Hornets after this season.
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S-Sandberg


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
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Ryne Sandberg officially rejoined the Chicago Cubs this afternoon, as one of the franchise's most popular players ended his short retirement.
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Sandberg, who is now 36, has remarried and in his words straightened out some personal problems that forced to leave the game in 1994.
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((RYNE SANDBERG/RETURNS TO CUBS:))
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S-Alonzo


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
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Reports out of Charlotte tonight say the Hornets will not resign Alonzo Mourning after this season.
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The Virginia native, was seeking a new seven year contract worth 13 million a season.
The Hornets reportedly offered ten million a year, but Alonzo and his agent said no.
Charlotte is now talking with at least 8 teams about working out a trade.
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Also, the NBA fined Charles Oakley six thousand bucks and suspended him for a game for throwing a punch at 76er center Scott Williams during the exhibition season.
He'll miss Friday's season opener in Detroit.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
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The top spot in the Big East is on the line this Saturday as the Virginia Tech Hokies play host to Syracuse. Steve Mason says a national television audience and some top notch bowlers will be on hand for this high stakes battle.
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S-Parking


ANCHOR=Mike
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Fans traveling to Thursday night's UVa/Florida State game in Charlottesville- beware! There will be some significant parking disruptions. The lots around the stadium will not open until 5pm for season parking holders and the general public, that normally parks at University Hall, will be relocated.
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S-Bears


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
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GRAPHIC=NFL


The Bears ended an eight game losing streak on Monday Night football last
night as they stopped the Minnesota Vikings 14-to-6.
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The Bears were clinging to a 7-to-3 lead with the clock running out in the first half, when Erik Kramer lofted this rainbow to Curtis Conway - who hauls in the 48 yard TD to give the Bears the 14-to-3 win.
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The Bears are now 6-and-2, riding a four game wining streak.
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