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ANCHOR=Jean

He's accused of planting a fatal car bomb 21 years ago.
Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX, Frank Helvestine appears in a Roanoke County courtroom to hear the charges against him.
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VO-NAT


and a family battles the state over a memorial for two youngsters killed at
an intersection in Danville. (----------------)


Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, the Orioles and Yankees are rained out in the Big Apple tonight, Steve Mason checks in from Tech where the Hokies are giving a hoot about the Temple Owls.
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VO-NAT eng#


And time for another reality check for us all, as 25 year old cycling great Lance Armstrong undergoes cancer surgery in his home state of Texas.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Passing showers coming up tomorrow then it's clear sailing for several days. Your weather story is coming up.

Helvestine


ANCHOR=jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-70
GRAPHIC=Frank Helvestine


He's 76-years old but Roanoke County prosecutors want Frank (HELL-veh-steen) Helvestine to spend the REST of his life behind bars.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


This morning, he was wheeled into court with an oxygen tank at his side.
Helvestine is charged with 4 felonies including murder, malicious wounding and arson.
The accusations stem from a crime committed more than 20 years ago.
In 1975, 23-month old Carrie Mask was walking outside with her parents, when a car bomb exploded.
Authorities now believe Helvestine planted the bomb in an attempt to kill a woman who was involved in an interracial relationship.
This morning, Helvestine-- who owns a house along with other liquid assets-- asked for a court appointed attorney.
But his request was denied.
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((SKIP BURKART/ROANOKE COUNTY PROSECUTOR: IT SURPRISED ME THAT HE ASKED FOR COURT APPOINTED COUNSEL. HE TOLD THE JUDGE APPARENTLY THAT HE TALKED TO A LAWYER AND THE LAWYER QUOTED HIM A FEE HE DIDN'T THINK HE COULD AFFORD. BUT I THINK IT'S PRETTY OBVIOUS HE HAS SUFFICIENT MONEY TO HIRE AN ATTORNEY.))
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ANCHOR=Jean
SS=Frank Helvestine


Burkart was also surprised to see Helvestine in a wheelchair.
Apparently the accused killer WALKED into a courtroom last week to fight a speeding ticket.

Mustain-Memorial


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tha
TAPE#96-75
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


A 900-pound Virgin Mary statue has become a sore point between a Danville family and the local highway department.
Double Boxes=Jean and Teresa/Microwave


Teresa Hamilton joins us from our Danville newsroom with more on the story.
Live=Teresa Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Teresa1;
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Jean, the statue was erected last week at the intersection where two children were killed-- almost a year ago.
State highway officials say it's too much, the family says it's staying.
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Tammy Mustain's son and daughter were killed last October when the car they were riding in pulled into the path of a dump truck.
Family members say they chose the Virgin Mary and two angels after vandals repeatedly tore down smaller memorials.
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IN Q=I never

((RAYMOND MUSTAIN/CHILDREN'S STEPFATHER:I NEVER AGREED TO ANY SIZE, I NEVER AGREED TO WHAT I WAS GOING TO PUT THERE, I TOLD HIM I WANTED TO POUR CONCRETE AND ERECT SOME KIND OF MEMORIAL THAT COULDN'T BE TORN DOWN. ))
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Tim Wiles, with the Virginia Department of Transportation, remembers the conversation differently.
He says he ONLY agreed to the angels.
Wiles says all memorials are banned along a highway, but he agreed to bend the rules, to help the family grieve.
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((TIM WILES/RESIDENT ENGINEER:YOU ALWAYS WORRY ABOUT SOMETHING LIKE THAT BEING A CAUSE OF MORE DAMAGE FOR SOMEBODY, OR ANOTHER ACCIDENT, PEOPLE DRIVING BY SEE IT, THEY WANT TO STOP AND THAT'S NOT VERY GOOD ON A HIGHWAY.))
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Wiles has given the family until November first to remove the Virgin Mary statue, he says the two smaller ones can stay.
The family on the other hand, says it's not bending, at least, until they see something in writing.
Double Boxes=Jean and Teresa/Microwave
(Any idea how difficult it'll be to remove the statue?)





SCLC


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-78
GRAPHIC=None


The Southern Christian Leadership Conference says Roanoke's federal judges are anything but just.
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VO-NAT
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Despite the rainy weather, members of the S-C-L-C's Roanoke chapter demonstrated outside the U-S Supreme Court.
They say U-S Western District judges are unfair to minorities in civil rights cases.
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((JEFF ARTIS/S.C.L.C.: I THINK IT'S PRETTY EVIDENT THAT WHEN IT COMES TO CASES INVOLVING WOMEN, CASES INVOLVING POOR PEOPLE, CASES INVOLVING AFRICAN AMERICANS AND OTHER MINORITIES, THAT JUSTICE ON THE WHOLE, ESPECIALLY AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL, IS A JOKE. )) 00:05:04 at :13 ((PERNELLER CHUBB-WILSON/S.C.L.C. PRESIDENT: WHERE WE LIVE, NO ONE HAS JUSTICE-- ESPECIALLY OUR PEOPLE. IT'S MARCHING TIME AGAIN, AND I HOPE THAT AMERICA WILL WAKE UP AND START MARCHING FOR EQUAL RIGHTS AND EQUAL JUSTICE FOR ALL PEOPLE.))
SUPER=01-Jeff Artis/S.C.L.C.;
SUPER=01-Perneller Chubb-Wilson/S.C.L.C. President;
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Members also criticized the court's ruling of the Violence Against Women's Act as unconstitutional.
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Wythe-Ax


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


An accident on I-81 in Wythe County killed one woman today and seriously injured another.
70 year-old Virginia Sec-o-bich of Massachusetts died at the scene when a van struck the Buick she was riding in.
State police say the driver of the Buick, Wanda S. Bourne of Fries (FREEZ) made an improper lane change, and the van hit it broadside.
Bourne was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
No one in the van was injured.
The accident happened in the southbound lanes near Wytheville.

Campbell-Fatal


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-80
GRAPHIC=None
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Campbell Co.;


Alcohol may be to blame for a fatal wreck in Campbell County last night.
It happened around 11 on Route 460 near Concord.
State police say 36-year old William Peyton Ellis the Third of Appomattox was headed east when his truck veered off the road.
Ellis over-corrected and veered back across the highway and into the median where his vehicle flipped several times.
He was thrown from the car and later died at Lynchburg General Hospital.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Jean
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at 6-- Health problems can take away a person's independence. We'll have advice from an expert on how to plan and protect yourself.
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VO-NAT


and a Vinton family isn't giving up its fight to keep three pet pigs.
We'll have the latest on the plight of Wilbur, Charlotte and Arnold.
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Carroll-Bank


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Bank Robbery


A 25 year-old Greensboro man is accused of holding up a bank in Carroll County this morning.
Authorities say Larry Tyrone Gates was wearing a gun when he demanded money from the tellers at the Bank of Carroll in Cana.
The tellers managed to give police a good description of Gates and his car.
He was pulled over in Surry County, North Carolina, with the 14 thousand dollars he allegedly stole still in his car.
Gates is awaiting extradition to Virginia.

Farming


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-81
GRAPHIC=Farming


As Governor George Allen gears up for a meeting with fellow Governors on the health of the Chesapeake Bay, he's making it clear he's for clean water.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Allen announced today a new set of tax credits for farmers.
One promotes the use of precision pesticide and nutrient sprayers.
Another rewards farmers who develop so-called Best Management Practices for all kinds of animal waste and chemical run-off issues.
Information on the tax credits is available from the Department of Conservation and Recreation.
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Henry-Drugs


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Drug Bust-Cocaine


A four month drug sting paid off today in Henry County.
Deputies arrested 11 people this morning after a grand jury indicted them for selling cocaine.
Undercover officers bought crack cocaine at open air drug markets in Sandy Level, Piedmont Estates and other communities.
They're still looking for 3 other people who were charged in the indictment.

Fifth-District


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-71
GRAPHIC=Campaign 96


Danville Mayor Linwood Wright isn't keeping his choice for Congress a secret.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Wright told reporters this morning in Danville he's endorsing Virgil Goode.
The Rocky Mount Democrat is running against Republican George Landrith and Independent Tex Wood.
Wright says Goode has Danville's economic interests at heart and isn't afraid to take an unpopular stand.
Earlier this year, Goode held out for a power-sharing arrangement with Republicans in the state Senate.
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((LINWOOD WRIGHT/DANVILLE MAYOR:VIRGIL HAS DEMONSTRATED THAT HE IS ABOVE PETTY PARTISAN POLITICS AND THAT, IN PARTICULAR, MEANS A GREAT DEAL TO ME BECAUSE A LOT OF MY CONSTITUTES HAVE HEARD ME SAY THAT I HATE PARTISAN POLITICS AND I DO. ))
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Goode has served in the State Senate for 23 years- He was first elected in 1973.

Muldoon


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-74
GRAPHIC=None
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Meanwhile Ninth district congressional candidate Patrick Muldoon has joined the ranks of Republicans who've pledged to support tax reforms.
Muldoon signed a pledge to that effect this morning, saying if elected he will stand up for American families and hold the line on taxes.
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((PATRICK MULDOON/R-CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS: IT PUTS ME ON RECORD. IT SAYS I WILL NOT INCREASE TAXES, I WILL NOT INCREASE THE MARGINAL TAX RATE, I WILL NOT REDUCE THE DEDUCTIONS FOR FAMILIES ACROSS SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA. ))
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SS=Patrick Muldoon


A number of G-O-P candidates nationwide signed similar pledges today, joining about 275 legislators who signed on before them.
Muldoon is seeking to unseat incumbent Democrat Rick Boucher.

Stocks


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Wall Street the Dow briefly flirted with the six-thousand mark again today.
But stocks then headed lower in nervous trading before the quarterly flood of earnings reports. NASDAQ dropped 11 points from yesterday's record.
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Vinton-Pigs


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-73
GRAPHIC=None


The story of the three little pigs from Vinton has taken a new turn.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Vinton/June;


Last summer, the town banned Wilbur, Arnold and Charlotte from living with their owner, Emma Saunders.
She refused to say what she did with them.
But they're apparently alive and well and living with Saunders' friends.
Now she wants them back, and is circulating a petition to get town council to change the law, so she can keep her Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs as pets.
About 135 people have signed the petition so far.
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Personal-Planning


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-72
GRAPHIC=None


Failing health can rob people of the ability to make their own decisions.
But experts say some simple planning can help them live their lives on their own terms.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Today a seminar on personal planning encouraged participants to think ahead.
Speakers urged them to consider living wills and other legal options that would insure their wishes are carried out, even if they become ill or incapacitated.
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((HARRIETTE SHIVERS/ROANOKE ATTORNEY: LOTS OF TIMES IT WILL HAPPEN AFTER THEY'VE BEEN THROUGH A PERIOD OF WORKING WITH ANOTHER FAMILY MEMBER. THEY SEE SOME OF THE CONSEQUENCES OF WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE A POWER OF ATTORNEY OR YOU DON'T HAVE ADVANCE DIRECTIVES. SO THEY'LL COME IN AND TALK TO ME AND SAY I WANT TO MAKE SURE THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN IN MY FAMILY.))
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ANCHOR=Jean
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Organizers of the seminar say it's important to consider medical choices, financial decisions and even funeral arrangements.

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
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Coming up tonight in sports, Tour DuPont champion Lance Armstrong is facing an uphill climb as he begins battling cancer, tonight's league championship opener in the American League is rained out tonight.
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And for the first time this season Tech's top backfield will be in tact when Temple comes to town on Saturday.
Steve Mason has that story from Tech in just a moment.
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S-Lance


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-20
GRAPHIC=LANCE ARMSTRONG


Cycling great Lance Armstrong revealed today that he is battling cancer.
Armstrong had a malignant testicle removed last week, but doctors are hopeful he can make a complete recovery.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-Tour DuPont; :00


The two time defending Tour DuPont champion had surgery on Thursday and is now undergoing chemotherapy to control the often agressive cancer.
The cure rate for this type of cancer, in its advanced stage, ranges between 65 and 85 percent. Armstrong's Doctor says the cancer also has spread to an area of Lance's stomach
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((LANCE ARMSTRONG/TWO-TIME TOUR DUPONT CHAMP:))
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VO-NAT CON'T


Armstrong, who is just 25 years old, made the announcement today while announcing his withdraw from the World cycling championships in Switzerland.
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S-Orioles


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-21
GRAPHIC=ORIOLES/YANKEES


Game One of the American League championship series is on hold until tomorrow afternoon AT 4.
Tonight's GAME has been rained out by the remnants of Josephine.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00


That means one more day before the New York fans can show Roberto Alomar why Yankees stadium is called the Bronx Zoo.
Listen to this exchange at last night's newsconference.
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((DAVEY JOHNSON/ORIOLES MANAGER:))
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VO-NAT CON'T


So, did the New York media members take Johnson's advice and keep things low key?
Take a look at today's New York POst and judge for yourself. Possibly, they could have been a little more subtle.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=BRAVES/CARDS

With the O's and Yanks now set for tomorrow afternoon, fans will get a doubleheader of sorts as the Braves and Cardinals open the NL championship tomorrow night.

S-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=TF96-1
GRAPHIC=Tech football


In regard to this Saturday's homecoming date with Temple, The Hokies are beat up, Cornell Brown is out, but Marcus Parker is in.
Steve Mason has more from Blacksburg.
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S-UVA


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=UVA FOOTBALL


The Virginia Cavaliers are off this week, and that means they have plenty of time to talk about last Saturday's loss to Ga. Tech.
Well, it actually depends on who they are talked to.
Head Coach George Welsh has issued a gag order, barring any UVa player from talking to the media both this week and next!!
Welsh plans to handle all pregame comments before the NC State game on October 19th.

S-Steelers


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB96-1
GRAPHIC=STEELERS


Week six in the NFL is now in the record books and the surprise team of the first third of the season has to be the Steelers.
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After losing their quarterback, the top two linebackers and their top lineman, the Steelers have now won four straight games.
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Last night they ended the Chiefs 12 game home winning streak with a 17-to-7 win in Kansas City.
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BALLET


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=SIX
WRITER=PEV
TAPE#96-79
GRAPHIC=NONE


Local talent will share the stage with an international ballet company in December's production of the Nutcracker.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Roanoke Ballet Theatre, along with Russian State Ballet will be audition young dancers from across the region.
They take place Thursday, October 17, for this year's production of Tchaikovsky's classic ballet.
The Executive Director of the Ballet is Jennifer Davies. She says this can be a great education for young people.
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For more information on the auditions, you can contact the Roanoke Ballet Theatre.
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Promo


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#Promo
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg City Seal


A Lynchburg civil rights group wants to lend the city a large mural honoring local and national black leaders.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


The three- panel oil painting entitled "Lord, Plant My Feet On Higher Ground" is owned by the Legacy Project.
It's loaned out to local churches and civic groups for display.
The group wants the mural to hang in the front lobby of city hall for six months.
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Talent=Jean


They'll present their proposal to council at tonight's meeting.
We'll have a complete wrap up of today's news, sports and weather Take Fullscreen Board tonight on News 7 Prime Time--that's at the earlier time of 10pm on WEFC Television--you can check your cable listings for the channel in your area-- and of course join us for News 7 at 11 here on W-D-B-J. Talent=Jean