Good Evening, I'm Eric Earnhart... Here's what's happening.
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Police are looking for a suspect who shot and killed a North Carolina Police
officer in Interstate 77 today...
And they're asking the public for help.
Roanoke County Investigators have a second suspect in a 21 year old murder
case... but they can't arrest him...
We'll tell you why.
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And Bob Dole and Bill Clinton are wrapping up their last full day of
preparation before tomorrow night's president debate.
Both are trying to get in some last minute relaxation.
Those stories and more on News 7 at 7.
Investigators now say at least 2 men were involved in a 21 year old Roanoke
County murder case.
Yesterday they arrested 76 year old Frank Helvestine the third and charged
him with a car bombing that killed a toddler in 1975.
They believe a second man was involved in the racially motivated bombing,
but he has since died.
They're not releasing his name.
IN Q=The bomb exploded
SUPER=01-Det. Rick Moorer/Roanoke Co. Police Dept.; :30
OUT Q=the 75 codes.
((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 with her father, Barry Mask and another
relative Henry Newman when the bomb exploded.
The explosion killed her and injured her father and Newman.
Investigators say an informant who wanted to clear his conscience provided
enough information to reopen the case.
But they say good record keeping helped them close it.
IN Q=WE WERE PRETTY
((DETECTIVE RICK MOORER/ROANOKE COUNTY POLICE: WE WERE PRETTY LUCKY THAT WAY
FROM 21-YEARS AGO TO HAVE EVERYONE THAT TOOK PART IN THIS. AS FAR AS PHYSICAL
EVIDENCE, WE'VE GOT THAT, DOCUMENTATION. WE FEEL PRETTY LUCKY ABOUT THAT.))
OUT Q=about that
Moorer has been working on this case since March.
He says deciding how to charge Helvestine was a stumbling block.
IN Q=going back
((GOING BACK TO 1975 THE CODES WERE DIFFERENT THEN THAN THEY ARE IN 1996. SO
WE HAD TO MAKE CHARGES UNDER THE 75 CODES.))
OUT Q=UNDER THE 75 CODES.
Moorer says the bomb was planted under a woman's car to send her a warning
about an interracial relationship.
The woman was not hurt in the blast.
Helvestine is in the Roanoke County Jail without bond.
He is expected to be arraigned next week.
His family declined an interview with News 7.
Virginia State Police are on the look for a pick-up truck in connection with
a fatal shooting of a North Carolina Police officer this morning.
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30- year- old Gregory Martin was shot and killed early this morning in
Martin was apparently conducting a traffic stop on Interstate 77.
Members of the Jonesville Police asked for the public's help in an emotional
IN Q=We need your
((WE NEED YOUR HELP IN TRYING TO SOLVE THIS CRIME. SARGENT MARTIN...SARGENT
MARTIN WAS AN OUTSTANDING OFFICER AND IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN.))
OUT Q=at this time.
Police are looking for a red, 19-96 Dodge Ram truck that was stolen from
Princeton, West Virginia sometime this past week.
Israeli and Palestinian leaders will meet tomorrow to talk about
implementing their peace agreements.
Yasser Arafat met with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak today, after trying
to drum up support for the Palestinian cause in Europe.
Egyption leaders say they'll be watching tomorrows talks closely.
IN Q=it's a question of
((AMR MOUSSA, EGYPIAN FOREIGN MINISTER; IT'S A QUESTION OF RE-DEPLOYMENT, A
QUESTION OF IMPLEMTATION OF AGREEMENTS, I EVEN SAY IT'S A QUSTION OF WHETHER
THE NEW ISRAELI government IS COMMITTED TO THE OSLO AGREEMENT AND THE MADRID
AGREEMENT OR NOT.))
SUPER=01-Amr Moussa/Egyptian Foreign Minister;
OUT Q=agreement or not
U.S Secretary of State Warren Christopher will meet with Arafat and Israel
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tomorrow, but he won't sit in on the actual
President Clinton and Republican challenger Bob Dole are trying to relax
before tomorrow night's presidential debate.
Mr. Clinton spent his day in New York, where he went golfing with his chief
and staff and debate coordinator.
He said his goal tomorrow is to let the voters know his record and where he
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Mr. Dole is in Florida today, where he spent some time with former President
He said he doesn't have any big plans for tomorrow, he's just going to try
and do a good job.
People in Iceland are bracing for massive flooding as an active volcano
melts part of a glacier.
Yesterday people built causeways to try and protect bridges, roads and power
A volcano erupting under a glacier in South Iceland is melting the ice, and
filling lakes to their highest level this century.
Parts of the southern Icelandic coast are closed to traffic because of high
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at 7--
Some hairstylist were battling breast cancer today by cutting hair.
and if you were at Roanoke County's Fire Safety Day and thought you heard a
fire engine talk...you're not the only one.
We'll explain...when News 7 continues.
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Still quite a chill in the air today-- as the mercury didn't climb any
higher than the 50s for most areas.
That's around 15 degrees cooler than normal.
Even though it was chilly, no reports of any records set for the following
cities-- as we show you their highs and lows.
MUSIC UP FULL
Hair was hitting the floor all over the country in the name of breast cancer
Breast cancer is one of the leading cancer killers of women.
Regis Salons launched the six annual "Clip For The Cure" today.
Money from each 10-dollar hair cut is donated to the Regis Foundation For
Breast Cancer Research.
IN Q=IT MADE A LOT
((TONDREA SINK/REGIS HAIRSTYLING: IT MADE A LOT MORE WOMEN AWARE OF BREAST
CANCER, MADE A LOT MORE WOMEN GO OUT FOR MAMMOGRAM. SO IT HELPED.))
SUPER=01-Tondrea Sink/Regis Hairstyling;
OUT Q=SO IT HELPED
Lewis Gale Medical Center provided information on breast cancer prevention
Doctors recommend women examine their breasts monthly.
If detected early, nine out of 10 women can survive.
Last year Regis raised more than a million dollars.
It was a ground-breaking week for the Danville Salvation Army.
The organization raised 500- thousand dollars to help build a gymnasium and
On Wednesday, the Salvation Army held a ground breaking to celebrate.
The new addition will be built next to the current facility on Henry Street.
Fundraising is still going on-- They need to raise more than 100- thousand
dollars to complete the project.
IN Q=I'm a
((CAPT. DOUGLAS GILMORE/DANVILLE SALVATION ARMY:I'M A PRODUCT OF THAT, THE
SALVATION ARMY'S INVOLVEMENT IN PEOPLE'S LIVES, OUR FAMILY WAS A VERY POOR
FAMILY IN WEST VIRGINIA, IT WAS THE SALVATION ARMY THAT CAME IN AND CLOTHED US
AFTER A FIRE, SUPPORTED THE FAMILY, AND TOOK AN INTEREST IN WHAT WE WERE DOING
AND HOW WE WERE GROWING AS YOUNG PEOPLE, AND THAT IS OUR GOAL HERE. ))
SUPER=01-Capt. Douglas Gilmore/Danville Salvation Army; :00
OUT Q=goal here.
The Salvation Army hopes to finish building the new gym and community center
complete by March.
GRAPHIC=Roanoke County Seal
Roanoke County Police Officers brought in more citizens this afternoon than
Only most weren't being charged with a crime.
The department's annual open house allows citizens to see the inner-
workings of the police station.
It also gives people a chance to make friends with officers no matter what
uniform they wear.
IN Q=NOBODY GOES INSIDE
((JOHN CEASE/ROANOKE CO. POLICE CHIEF: NOBODY GOES INSIDE THE BUILDING UNLESS
THEY'RE A CRIMINAL. VERY FEW PEOPLE WALK UP TO A POLICE OFFICER ON THE STREET.
SO THIS GIVES THE PUBLIC AN OPPORTUNITY TO WALK IN THE BUILDING, WALK IN EACH
ROOM, TO TALK WITH THE POLICE OFFICERS AND SEE WHAT THEY DO AND HOW THEY DO
SUPER=01-John Cease/Roanoke Co. Police Chief;
OUT Q=HOW THEY DO IT
Visitors had the opportunity to drive police cars.
S.W.A.T teams demonstrated some of their special talents.
But the K-9 officers are always the favorite attraction.
This is the third year the county's police department has opened its doors
to the public.
IN Q=WHAT DO YOU
((FREDDY THE FIRE TRUCK: WHAT DO YOU IF YOUR CLOTHES CATCH ON FIRE? ))
OUT Q=ON FIRE
"Freddy The Fire Truck" was a favorite of the children at the first annual
Fire Safety Day.
All State Insurance company helped the Roanoke County Fire Department
purchase Freddy in an effort to teach fire prevention to young people.
City firefighters joined in the educational effort by giving tours of the
Inside children learned what to do if their house is filled with smoke.
The day gave everyone the chance to get in the driver's seat of a fire
engine and there was even a real fire dog mugging for the camera.
All State and the county joined forces to give away 150 smoke detectors and
several fire extinguishers.
Tomorrow marks the beginning of fire prevention week.
Soft Music Under
If you live in Roanoke the White House is only a few minutes away...for at
least another week anyway.
and is it the match or the socialing on the sidelines that makes the Roanoke
Symphony Polo Cup so enticing?
We'll let judge for youself...when New 7 returns.
MUSIC UP FULL
Members of Habitat for Humanity say they not only build houses they rebuild
The Roanoke College chapter has turned two overgrown vacant lots into new
homes for low income families.
These two houses on Virginia Street are the second and third homes the
Roanoke College chapter has helped build.
Elizabeth Thompson says it's a relief to be moving her four children into a
IN Q=JUST HAVING
((ELIZABETH THOMPSON/HABITAT HOMEOWNER: JUST HAVING THIS HOME AND IT'S OURS ,
WE'RE PAYING FOR IT. IT'S ENTIRELY DIFFERENT THAN RENTING, KNOWING THIS IS
GOING TO BELONG TO US.))
((JEANIE DARBY/HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THE
SAFETY OF YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD OR YOUR RENT PAYMENT YOU'RE ABLE TO FOCUS ON OTHER
THINGS LIKE GETTING YOUR CHILDREN'S TEETH FIXED OR YOUR CAR FIXED OR SAVING A
SUPER=01-Elizabeth Thompson/Habitat HomeOwner; :00
SUPER=01-Jeanie Darby/Habitat For Humanity; :11
OUT Q=SAVING A BIT
Each Habitat homeowner has to spend hundreds of hours working on their own
home as well as others.
Habitat For Humanity helps people who normally couldn't buy a house.
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If you want to see The White House but you just don't feel like heading to
D- C than you're in luck.
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, every corner is visible.
To go along with the miniature work of art, you'll see a display of White
House China and other Presidential memorabilia.
The exhibition runs through next Saturday in the old Brendle's at Tanglewood
The sound of thundering hooves pounded the field at Green Hill Park.
A sure sign it's time for The Annual Roanoke Symphony Polo Cup.
IN Q=there they come
((THERE THEY COME.))
OUT Q=THERE THEY COME
Professional polo players from all over the world made up the teams vying
for the ninth annual cup.
But the spectacle on the field had a hard time keeping up with the party on
Many seemed more interested in striking a pose than watching the
And what party would be complete without drink and salmon on the grill.
IN Q=THIS IS IT
((MIKE DUVAL: THIS IS IT. YOU GOT THE MOUNTAINS IN THE BACK ROUND, BEAUTIFUL
POLO FIELD. EVERYBODY HAVING FUN AND I LOVE IT.))
OUT Q=I LOVE IT
The Polo Cup is a good chance for people to get together and not take
themselves too seriously.
And it's also for a good cause.
The proceeds benefit the Roanoke Symphony.
And coming up, The Cavaliers were in Atlanta taking on Georgia Tech
highlights of the Washington and Lee football game.
And a busy afternoon in Major League baseball's playoff action.
The 12-th ranked Virginia Cavaliers were in Atlanta this afternoon for a
big A-C-C showdown against Georgia Tech.
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The Yellow Jackets got on the board first. Dave Breaks boots this 53 yard
field goal and Georgia Tech led the game 3 to nothing.
The Yellow Jackets came right back in the second quarter. Joe Hamilton
rolls out on the option pitches to C.J. Williams he goes in from three yards
out to make it 10 to nothing Tech.
Virginia trailed 13 to nothing until late in the second quarter Tiki Barber
cuts back to score from the three yard line to make it 13 to 7 at the half.
It was a defensive battle in the second half Steve Fallen intercepts this
Georgia Tech pass giving the Cavaliers the ball at the U-V-A 30 yard line.
But Virginia was on the move but SUPER=36-Georgia
Tech/13/Virginia/7/;Aaron Brooks pass is intercepted in Yellow Jacket
territory and Georgia Tech beats 12-th ranked Virginia 13 to 7.
GRAPHIC=W & L
It was homecoming day in Lexington as Washington and Lee took on
Randolph-Macon in an ODAC showdown at Wilson Field.
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The Generals tried to fire up the home crowd before kickoff.
There was plenty to cheer about after a Macon fumble. Brooks Fischer calls
his own number, tucking the ball in and scoring on the 17 yard scamper for a
7-nothing General lead.
Frank Miriello's club mounted another drive in the second quarter, but had
to settle for this 26 yard field goal from Matt Holbrook. 10-zip W&L.
Macon got on the board with under a minute to go in the half. Mike Klazas
just crosses the plane to make it a SUPER=36-Randolph-Macon/21/Washington &
10-7 spread at the half, and Randolph-Macon wins it 21 to 10.
N.C. State was after its first win of the season at College Park this
SUPER=03-College Park, MD/Terps vs Wolfpack; :
And the Wolfpack got off to a good start in the first quarter capping a 68
yard drive when Carlos King scores from the one to make it 7 to nothing.
State led 10 to 7 on a field goal then Jose Mariono rolls out and hits
Jimmy Grissett on the 22 yard touchdown pass and State took a 17 to nothing
lead in the third quarter.
The Wolfpack scored again in the SUPER=36-N.C.
State/34/Maryland/8/;third this time Mariono hits Tory Hall on this 44 yard
touchdown pass State led 24 to nothing and N.C. State wins it 34 to 8.
The Mountaineers of West Virginia and Boston College squared off in the Big
East game of the week.
For that and all of today's scores lets go to the boards.
wipe to boards
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SUPER=0101-/Ferrum/6/j/Newport News/7////W & L/10/j/Rand.-Macon/21///;
SUPER=0101-/Millsaps/7/j/Emory & Henry/24////New Hampshire/7/j/William &
SUPER=0101-/Clemson///Florida St.#2///Night//North Carolina#15///Wake
SUPER=0101-j/N.C. State/34//Maryland/8////Boston College/17//West
SUPER=0101-j/Florida#1/42//Arkansas/7///j/Ohio State#3/38//Penn State#4/7///;
SUPER=0101-/Arizona State#5///Boise State///Night/j/Nebraska#7/39//Kansas
SUPER=0101-/Utah#24///Texas El-Paso///Night/j/Wyoming#25/38//San Jose
OUT Q=...LAST SCORE
The Baltimore Orioles will play the Yankees in the championship after
beating Cleveland 4 to 3 in 12.
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The Orioles used the long ball to get the early lead. Rafael Palmeria gets
all of this pitch sending it over the right field wall for a 1 to nothing lead.
Then outfielder Bobby Bonilla hit a solo homer in the same inning this
shot over the right centerfield wall and the Orioles led the Indians by a score
of 2 to nothing.
The Indians tied the score in the fourth inning. Sandy Alomar singles
scoring Julio Franco and Manny Ramirez and the game was locked at 2 to 2.
Cleveland took the lead in the SUPER=35-Baltimore/4/Cleveland/3/;fifth
Omar Vizquel singles scoring a run the Indians led 3 to 2 but Baltimore wins it
4 to 3 in 12.
The New York Yankees advance to the American League championship game
beating Texas 6 to 4.
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The Rangers scored two runs in the second. Ivan Rodriguez hits a line
drive to left centerfield scoring Mark McLemore from second to make it 2 to
Then in the third Juan Gonzalez continues to dominate Yankee pitcher. He
belts this solo homer over the left field wall, his fifth in the series, and
the Rangers took the 3 to nothing lead.
Texas added another run in the third. McLemore hits a shot up the middle
scoring Dean Palmer and the Rangers jumped out to the 4 to nothing lead.
The Yankees got three of the runs back in the fourth. Mariano Duncan
SUPER=35-New York/6/Texas/4/;hits a line drive to centerfield scoring a
runner from second to make it 4 to 2 and New York wins it 6 to 4.
The Braves can wrap up their series with the Los Angeles Dodgers this
Fred McGriff drove in a run in the bottom of the first to give the Braves
a 1 to nothing lead.
The game was in the fifth inning and Atlanta was leading 5 to nothing.