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The murder of a Roanoke County toddler 20 years ago, brings an indictment
Ross Perot is definitely out, but Bill Clinton and Bob Dole are preparing
for their close encounter this weekend. And friday night means high school
football from around the region.
News 7 is next.
It's taken more than twenty years, but Roanoke County authorities believe
they have solved a murder case from the mid- 70s.
76- year- old Frank Helvestine, the Third is accused of
plotting a bombing that killed 23- month old Carrie Mask.
Major League Umpires are behind the plate for the play- offs. A federal
judge has issued an injunction preventing a walk-out.
Sunday's presidential debate won't include Ross Perot, but today Bill
Clinton and Bob Dole were busy preparing for the first face to face
confrontation of the campaign.
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.
More than 20 years after a bomb killed a toddler in Roanoke County,
authorities believe they have solved the case.
Today, they arrested a 76- year- old Roanoke man and charged with first
Double Boxes Joe/Jay ONE ON ONE SET
Jay Moore has been working on the story most of the day.
Jay what do investigators believe lead- up to this bombing?
Frank Helvestine the Third allegedly planted a bomb in a car owned by Ruth
Pearman because he didn't approve of her interracial relationship.
But, rather than injuring Pearman, the bomb exploded hitting three innocent
bystanders walking by.
And this may not be the last arrest.
Authorites say Helvestine didn't act alone.
IN Q=This is
SUPER=01-Marian Kelley/Ass't. Commonwealth's Attorney; :00
OUT Q=actually solve it.
IN Q=This is a
OUT Q=are prejudice.
The bomb exploded May 10th, 1975 in the parking lot of what's now known as
the North Ridge Apartments off Cove Road.
23 month- old Carrie Mask was walking along this sidewalk with her father,
Barry Mask and another relative Henry Newman when the bomb exploded.
The explosion killed her and injured her father and Newman.
The assistant commonwealth's attorney says authorites re- opened the case
when a person who wanted to clear his conscience came forward.
IN Q=An investigation went
((MARIAN KELLEY/ASS'T. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: AN INVESTIGATION WENT ON AT
THE TIME BUT BEING NO LEADS IT ENDED AND SOMEONE CAME FORWARD MOST RECENTLY
THEY'VE BEEN ABLE TO RE- OPEN AND GO FORWARD TO SOLVE IT.))
OUT Q=and actually solve it.
We talked with Carrie Mask's family tonight and they're glad an arrest was
As we mentioned Helvestine is now in is 70s.
And there's some question concerning his health.
We understand an oxygen machine had to be brought in to the Roanoke County
jail where he is being held without bond.
The umpires of Major League Baseball were back behind the plate today, but
it took a ruling from a federal judge to prevent a walk- out.
Randall Pinkston reports on a controversy that now promises to stretch into
IN Q=The umpires said
SUPER=01-Richie Phillips/Umpires' Attorney ;:10;
SUPER=01-Bud Selig/Acting Baseball Commissioner; :50;
SUPER=01-Bowie Kuhn/Former Baseball Commissioner; 1:20;
OUT Q=Pinkston CBS News New York
((THE UMPIRES SAID THEY WOULD SHOW UP FOR WORK AT CLEVELAND'S JACOBS
FIELD...NOT BECAUSE THEY WANTED TO..BUT BECAUSE THEY WERE FORCED BY A COURT
((RICHIE PHILLIPS: WE DON'T AGREE WITH THE DECISION THAT THE COURT REACHED. THE
JUDGE SAID AN AWFUL LOT OF GOOD NICE THINGS ABOUT THE UMPIRES..AND HOW MUCH
THEY MEAN TO THE GAME. AND IF THE PEOPLE THAT RUN BASEBALL ..YOU KNOW REALLY
FELT THE SAME THINGS THAT THE JUDGE FELT...WE WOULDN'T BE IN THIS SITUATION.))
LAST FRIDAY..BALTIMORE ORIOLES SECOND BASEMAN ROBERTO ALOMAR WAS CALLED OUT
ON STRIKES BY UMPIRE JOHN HIRSHBECK DURING A REGULAR SEASON GAME.
ALOMAR WHO WAS UPSET..SPIT ON THE UMPIRE RESULTING IN A SUSPENSION. THE
UMPIRES WANTED THE SUSPENSION TO START RIGHT AWAY BUT ALOMAR APPEALED.
HE WILL TAKE PART IN THE PLAYOFFS AND SGRVE HIS SWSPGNSION NEXT SEASON.
((BUD SELIG/ACTING BASEBALL COMMISSIONER: NO WAY DO...DID ANYONE IN MAJOR
LEAOUG BASEBALL CONDONE THE ACTIONS OF ROBERTO ALOMAR OR DO WE NOW..HOWEVER IT
IS IMPORTANT FOR US TO MOVE FORWARD. THERE ARE TENSIONS THAT HAVE EXISTED FOR A
FORMER COMMISSIONER BOWIE KUHN WHO ORDERED BERT CAMPANERIS TO SIT OUT PART
OF THE 72 POST SEASON..AND SUSPENED CAMPANERIS FOR THE '73 SEASON SAYS THE GOOD
OF BASEBALL SHOULD BE CONSIDERED.
((BOWIE KUHN/FORMER BASEBALL COMMISSIONER: I THINK THAT ULTIMATELY YOU HAVE TO
WORRY ABOUT YOUR FANS..AND IF YOU TAKE AWAY A BALLPLAYER LIKE ALOMAR AT THIS
STATE OF THE PROCESS I THINK IT'S UNFAIR.))
SOME FANS THINK IT'S UNFAIR TO MAKE THE UMPIRES RETURN TO WORK.
ACTING COMMISSIONER BUD SELIG SAYS A SUMMIT MEETING TO DISCUSS THIS AND
OTHER ISSUES WILL BE HELD NOVEMBER 14TH WITH REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE UMPIRES,
BASEBALL AND THE PLAYERS ASSOCIATION ATTENDING. RANDALL PINKSTON, CBS NEWS NEW
Ross Perot will NOT share the stage with Bill Clinton and Bob Dole Sunday
Today, a federal appeals court rejected Perot's request to be included in
the first presidential debate.
President Clinton said he was nursing his bruises today after a night of
Former Senator George Mitchell played the role of Bob Dole in the mock
IN Q=Senator Mitchell won
((SEN. MITCHELL WON LAST NIGHT. I AM BADLY OUT OF SHAPE ON THIS, BUT I'M TRYING
TO GET BETTER. I WOKE UP THIS MORNING AND MASSAGED MY BRUISES. I'M READY TO GO
AT IT AGAIN.))
OUT Q=go at it again.
SUPER=03-Bal Harbour, FL;
Bob Dole is in Florida where he spent the day working on his delivery.
Dole is practicing his debate performance with Fred Thompson, the Tennessee
Senator and part- time actor.
IN Q=You go over
((BOB DOLE/R- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I'M GOING TO DO THE BEST I CAN. I
UNDERSTAND THE PRESIDENT'S SKILLS. I'LL BE THERE AND TRY TO STATE OUR CASE.))
SUPER=01-Bob Dole/(R) Presidential Candidate;
OUT Q=try to state our case.
The candidates meet Sunday night in Hartford, Connecticut.
A new peace mission is taking Warren Christopher to the Middle East.
The State Department says Christopher will be going to Jerusalem
tomorrow looking for a way to produce quick results from the talks that begin
The Secretary of state will hold separate meetings with Israeli Prime
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
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Still to come on the broadcast, a Danville family is accusing a police
officer of assaulting a teenager,
and Virginia's Attorney General could have something to say about how much
money waiters and waiteress will make this year. We'll explain when we return.
Robin in WX CENTER
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The parents of a Danville teenager are seeking charges against a local
Deborah Moran believes excessive force was used when her 17- year old
step-son was picked up this week for allegedly violating probation.
Moran took her accusations to a magistrate who issued a warrant against
officer Doyle Cook. Cook has been with the department for nearly 10- years.
Moran says her step-son was choked, bruised and scratched.
Danville Police Chief Neal Morris declined comment because the case is
pending in court.
Attention waiters, bartenders, and other tip workers.
The fate of your hourly wage is now in the hands of Attorney General Jim
The Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association asked for his interpretation
of the new minimum wage law.
IN Q=The confusion
((THE CONFUSION IS SIMPLY THAT WE'VE NOT BEEN ABLE TO GET A DEFINITIVE ANSWER
FROM THE STATE... IT'S UNCLEAR.))
SUPER=01-Bob Ramsey/Va. Hospitality & Travel Assoc.;
OUT Q=it's unclear.
The Attorney General is expected to give his opinion within 90 days.
Meanwhile, tip workers' wages are frozen at two-dollars-and-13-cents an
Virginia public health officials have been preaching the value of early
breast and cervical cancer detection for years.
Now they've got the cash to make that lesson reality.
Today, Public health commissioner Randy Gordon announced a five million
dollar cancer screening grant from the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta.
The cancer screenings are aimed at low- income and minority women over age
IN Q=The folks who
((THE FOLKS WHO ARE AT THE HIGHEST RISK FOR NOT HAVING MEDICAL INSURANCE
THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY AND IN THE COMMONWEALTH AS WELL ARE THE ONES IN
FAMILIES, WHAT WE CALL WORKING POOR FAMILIES, WHO ARE NOT POOR ENOUGH TO
QUALIFY FOR MEDICAID AND YET THEIR WORK MAY NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL COVERAGE FOR
SUPER=01-Dr. Randy Gordon/Va. Health Commissioner;
OUT Q=coverage for them.
Virginia First Lady Susan Allen says the grant comes at a time when more and
more women are discovering they have breast or cervical cancer.
IN Q=We also
((WE ALSO END UP KNOWING MORE AND MORE PEOPLE WHO ARE SURVIVORS. PEOPLE WHO
HAVE SURVIVED CANCER. AND THEY WILL ALL TELL US EARLY DETECTION WAS THE KEY
AND THE THING THAT HELPED THEM THE MOST.))
SUPER=01-Susan Allen/Virginia First Lady;
OUT Q=the most.
The grant will target 15- hundred women the first year, and three- thousand
new women each year for the next four years.
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Don't go away, there's plenty of News 7 to come,
after these messages, we'll see how a group of local students are learning
more about the desert by studying what's practicially in their backyards.
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It was cool and damp on top of a Franklin County mountain this morning.
Not exactly the climate you'd expect for a desert.
But believe it or not, that's exactly what you'll find if you climb up Bald
Ferrum College professor Bob (POLE-ad) Pohlad took a group of high school
students to the sight earlier today.
He showed them that cacti don't necessarily have to grow in the desert in
order to survive.
The reason-- this granite outcropping stores sunlight and then releases
IN Q=We call
((DR. BOB POHLAD/FERRUM COLLEGE PROFESSOR: WE CALL IT A ZERIC, OR DRY COMMUNITY
AND SO THAT'S WHAT GIVES YOU THIS AND MAINTAINS IT. YOU GET WIND CURRENTS. YOU
GET OTHER THINGS THAT COME AND GO BUT ENVIRONMENT IS PROBABLY WHAT KEEPS IT
THAT WAY OVER TIME. ))
SUPER=01-Bob Pohlad/Ferrum College Professor;
OUT Q=over time
Pohlad says it's extremely rare for such a variety of desert plants to grow
in the eastern part of the country.
He says the vegetation is able to survive the winter, because the plants
maintain some degree of heat underneath the snow.
If you want to see to The White House you don't have to go any further than
Roanoke this weekend.
That's because it is temporarily residing on Electric Road.
In miniature of course....
This 60- foot replica took 40 years to build and is now on tour for every
American to experience.
From the Oval Office to the State Dining Room to the Lincoln
Bedroom...every corner is visible.
SOT TC 7:09:04
IN Q=You're seeing fifty more...
((JOHN ZWEIFEL/MASTER CRAFTSMAN: YOU'RE SEEING FIFTY MORE ROOMS THAN YOU WOULD
ON THE ACTUAL TOUR. WE CAN SHOW THE BEDROOMS, WE CAN SHOW ALL THE PRIVATE
ROOMS, ROOMS THAT EVEN THE PEOPLE WHO WORK IN THE WHITE HOUSE DON'T GET TO SEE.
AND THE REASON BEING IS, ALL THE PRESIDENTS HELPED. MANY PRESIDENTS WOULD HAVE
LIKE TO OPEN UP MORE ROOMS, BUT IT WAS NEVER CREATED AS A MUSEUM.))
SUPER=01-John Zweifel/Master Craftsman;
OUT Q=created as a museum.
To go along with the miniature work of art, you'll see a display of White
House China and other Presidential memorabilia.
The White House Exhibition opens tomorrow and runs through Saturday-October
12th in the old Brendle's at Tanglewood Mall.
Tickets are six dollars for adults, with special rates for seniors, students
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When news 7 at 11 returns, Roy Stanley will be along with our first look at
tonight's high school football action,
and coming up a little bit later we'll meet a sketch artist who is making a
nice living by looking at the other side of life.
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Over in Daleville the last of the Blue Ridge unbeatens battle it out for early
season district supremacy.
SUPER=03-Daleville/Spartans vs. Cavaliers; :00
Salem coach Willis White predicted that this contest would be one of the top
battles in the state. And the Spartans would take control early
In the first quarter, Salem's Brandon Poff explodes up the left sideline all
the way to the Botetourt 33 yard line to setup the games first touchdown.
A couple of plays later Chris Stuart goes up the gut for the TD and Salem
would lead 7-nothing with 1:14 left in the first quarter.
Salem led 14-0 at the half and would go up by three touchdowns. In the
third quarter Chris Stuart scores his second of three touchdowns of the evening
to give Salem the 21-0 lead and SUPER=36-Salem/28/Lord Botetourt/0
the Spartans continue their domination of Lord Botetourt with the 28-nothing
The Three Rivers District match up in Glenvar wasn't much of a contest.
Giles County stays undefeated by beating the Glenvar Highlanders 45-to-20.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Giles Co. vs Glenvar;
The temperatures dipped tonight as visiting Giles County put the freeze on
Glenvar couldn't stop Giles on the run. Chris Ratcliff makes the one yard
dash for the goal and Giles County is up 45 to 6.
The Highlanders mount a drive of their own as Chris Taylor puts points on
the board but it was too little too late and Giles County stays undefeated with
the 45 to 20 win.
North Cross had an opportunity to knock off the The undefeated Falcons of
Fuqua this afternoon.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Fuqua vs North Cross; :
Jim Muscaro and the Boys were definitely looking for the upset.
The Falcons drive to the Raider 5 yard line but Trey Taylor fumbles and its
recovered by Jake Copty of North Cross.
But the Falcons started another drive in the third quarter. Toby Spry
SUPER=36-Fuqua/20/North Cross/7/;hands off to Whitney Reid who finds daylight
over the left side on his way to a 32 yard touchdown and the Fuqua beats North
Cross 20 to 7.
It's week six of Friday Football Extra and we have a big night of high
school football on tap.
Lets check in and see some scores from tonight's action.
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
OUT Q=....LAST SCORE."
TOSS TO MIKE:
SUPER=55-Patrick Co./0/Carroll Co./12/Hd Woodson/6/Pulaski Co./41/Wm.
SUPER=55-Salem/28/Lord Botetourt/0/G.W. Danville/22/Thomas
SUPER=55-George Wythe/8/Bland Co./12/Christiansburg/13/Rockbridge Co./21/Bath
SUPER=55-Grayson Co./28/Galax/9/Roanoke Catholic/20/Blue
SUPER=55-Northside/14/Wm. Byrd/12/Franklin Co./10/Cave
SUPER=55-Graham/7/Gate City/21/Pocahontas/47/Montcalm WV/14/Dan
SUPER=55-Patrick Henry/18/E.C. Glass/13/Ft. Chiswell/6/Auburn/21/Gate
SUPER=55-Grundy/42/Richlands/0/Lee Co./45/Virginia High/24/Amherst
SUPER=55-Parry McCluer/No/Wilson Memorial/Rpt.;
And coming up, The Virginia Cavaliers talk about Saturday's game against
and the Cleveland Indians get back in the playoff series with the Orioles
getting a win today in Cleveland.
The Virginia Cavaliershave an A-C-C showdown against Georgia Tech in Atlanta
Virginia is 4 and 0 after last weeks rout of Texas in Charlottesville.
The victory moved the Cavaliers to the 12-th spot in the A-P Poll.
IN Q="They're not...
((GEORGE WELSH/UVA HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; :
The Cavaliers haven't had much time to talk about that victory and their
ranking in the polls.
Their main topic of discussion since the win over Texas is this weeks
opponent Georgia Tech.
IN Q="We Like the
((DUANE ASHMAN/UVA DEFENSIVE END: ))
((TIKI BARBER/UVA RUNNING BACK: ))
SUPER=01-Duane Ashman/UVa Defensive End; :00
SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/UVa Running Back; :14
OUT Q=....some things."
The Cavaliers and Yellow Jackets kick if off Saturday at 3:30 in Atlanta.
The Keydets of V-M-I hit the road this Saturday for a game at Georgia
V-M-I is 0 and 4 on the season.
Ferrum will try and bounce back from last weeks loss to nationally ranked
The Panthers take their 0 and 3 record on the road for a game at Newport
Terry Collins is out and Larry Dierker is in as the new manager of the The
SUPER=03-Houston, TX; :
Dierker is no stranger to the Astros. He was the teams first 20 game
winner during his playing days and he's been in the Astros broadcast booth
IN Q="you get...
((LARRY DIERKER/ASTROS NEW MANAGER: ))
SUPER=01-Larry Dierker/Astros New Manager; :
OUT Q=......few get."
SUPER=03-Miami, FL; :
Jim Leyland has had many chances to manage in baseball and he's returning
to the game as the new boss of the Florida Marlins.
The former Pittsburgh skipper agreed to a three year contract with the team.
IN Q="I made this
((JIM LEYLAND/MARLINS NEW MANAGER: ))
SUPER=01-Jim Leyland/Marlins New Manager; :
OUT Q=......STAYED IN PITTSBURGH."
The Cleveland Indians are back in the American League playoffs with the
Baltimore Orioles pulling off a 9 to 4 win in Cleveland this afternoon.
SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH/ESPN; :
The long ball was the order of the day with the game tied 1 to 1 Manny
Ramirez hits this solo homer and the Tribe jumped out to the 3 to 1 lead in the
But the Orioles rallied in the fourth B.J. Surhoff sends this blast out of
the park for a three run homer and the Orioles jumped out to the 4 to 3 lead.
and it would Stay that way until SUPER=35-Cleveland/9/Baltimore/4/;the
7-th inning that's when Albert Belle sends this shot into the left field stands
and the Indians go on to win the game 9 to 4.
The New York Yankees Texas Rangers playoff shifted to Arlington Texas
tonight with series tied at one game apiece.
the Yankees took a 1 to nothing lead on a Bernie Williams homer in the
SUPER=03-Arlington, TX/NBC SPORTS; :
Then in the fourth, Juan Gonzalez gets all of Jimmy Key pitch sending the
line drive over the right field wall for a solo homer to tie the game.
Gonzalez has four homers in the series and 9 in 13 games against the
But New York goes on to win the game by a score of 3 to 2.
The Lady Hokies of Virginia Tech are losing their leading Scorer, Michelle
Head coach Carol Alfano said the junior is withdrawing from school for
Hollister averaged just over 17 points and 9 rebounds per game. She also
averaged an impressive 49 point 2 percent shooting on the season. Hollister
was also second team all Atlantic 10.
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SUPER=331-Frost Warning/Light Wind/33-36/Mostly Sunny/Light Wind/58-62;
SUPER=332-Frost Warning/Light Winds/30-34/Sunny And/Cool/57-59;
SUPER=333-Freeze Warning/Light Winds/26-30/Sunny Skies/But Cool/54-56;
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And finally tonight, we have the unusual story of a portrait artist.
But this guy's not a starving artist, he's making a six figure salary by
getting a little behind in his work.
Jim Swift has more.
SUPER=03-Austin, TX; :10
SUPER=01-Arthur Anguiano/Sketch Artist; 1:22
SUPER=01-Jim Swift/Reporting; 1:28
OUT Q=that's great. (after signout)
That's News 7 at 11. Be sure to stay tuned, Friday Football Extra is next
and for all tomorrow's news, join us after the football game for News 7 at 7.
Have a great weekend.