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7Helvestine

ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#96-70
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SUPER=19-Melanie Moon;


Roanoke County authorities think they may have solved a 21 year old murder case.
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76 year old Frank (HELL-veh-steen) Helvestine was brought in on a wheelchair yesterday to face four felonies at the Roanoke County Courthouse.
The charges include murder, malicious wounding and arson, stemming from a crime committed 21 years ago.
Helvestine is accused of planting a car bomb in 19-75.
It killed a toddler-- 23- month- old Carrie Mask-- who was walking with her parents when the bomb went off.
Prosecutors said given the time lapse, proving guilt in this case may be more challenging.
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((SKIP BURKART/ROANOKE COUNTY PROSECUTOR: OBVIOUSLY, IT'S GOING TO MAKE IT A LITTLE MORE DIFFICULT FROM AN EVIDENTIARY STANDPOINT, BUT WE FELT WE HAD SUFFICIENT INFORMATION THAT WE SHOULD GO FORWARD. ))
SUPER=01-Skip Burkart/Roanoke Co. Prosecutor;
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Burkart does not think any more arrests will be made in the case... even though he believes Helvestine did not act alone.
Burkart says one other person was involved, but that suspect died a few years ago.
During the arraignment, Helvestine asked for a court appointed attorney.
But that request was denied, because he had too many financial assets.
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Last week the accused killer was in traffic court to fight a speeding ticket.
On that day he apparently walked in and out of the courtroom under his own power.

7Mustain-Memorial


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Transportation officials are not against the idea of a roadside memorial-- they just say the one erected by a Danville family is too large.
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
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SUPER=01-Raymond Mustain/Children's Stepfather; :20
SUPER=01-Tim Wiles/VDOT Resident Engineer; :47
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(( It's been nearly a year since 12- year old Jami Earles and her 10- year year old brother James were killed in a traffic accident on Route 265.
Last week, a 25- hundred dollar memorial was erected in their memory.
Family members say they chose the statues because they'd be difficult for vandals to remove.
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((RAYMOND MUSTAIN/CHILDREN'S STEPFATHER: I ERECTED THAT IN MEMORY OF THEM, SO WHEN I DRIVE BY, OR ANYONE DRIVES BY THEY SEE THAT RIGHT THERE AND THEY REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENED. ))
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The Mustains say they had permission to place two "four- foot" angels at the site, but decided to buy the "Virgin Mary" statue and two smaller angels instead-- never expecting any problems.
Local transportation officials say the two smaller angels can remain, but the "Virgin Mary" statue has to go.
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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 Mustains until November first to remove the larger statue, but family members say the "Virgin Mary" is staying until they're shown in writing where they've violated the law or an ordinance. end su
In the meantime, construction continues at the intersection.
The median, where the children were killed, has been closed. And, right turn lanes have been created for traffic entering Route 265. Teresa Hamilton, News 7, Danville.))

7Vinton-Pigs


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#96-73
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They disappeared from public sight for a while, and now the Vinton pigs are back in the limelight.
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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 the pigs are 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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7WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather forecast,
Expect partly cloudy skies with a good chance of afternoon showers.
Highs will be in the mid to upper 60s.
Tonight, it'll stay partly cloudy with lows in the mid to upper 40s. 7BIRTHDAYS! 10/10/96

(Anniversary)
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SUPER=130-4/Brittany Ferguson/Natural Bridge;



SUPER=130-87/Erma Sowers/Check;



SUPER=130-104/Eleanor Durham/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-11/Will Winkler/Blacksburg;



SUPER=130-8/Cody Sexton/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-6/Kayla Underwood/Draper;



SUPER=130-63/Mane Davis/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-7/Natasha Myers/Narrows;



SUPER=130-41/Jimmy Boothe/Troutville;


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SUPER=130-81/Gladys Manuel/Altavista;


Movie-Review


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If you're able to suspend disbelief a bit, "Extreme Measures" will keep you enthralled.
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(("EXTREME MEASURES"/COLUMBIA PICTURES: WHITE MALE. FORTIES. CONVULSIONS. SLIGHT FEVER--PULSE, PRESSURE AND VITALS IN TOTAL DISARRAY. AND WHO ARE WE TALKING ABOUT HERE? ITS JUST A PATIENT OF MINE. DID YOU DO A SPINAL TAP? OH NO, HE DIED ON US. WHAT ABOUT POST MORTEM? BELIEVE IT OR NOT, WE SEEM TO HAVE LOST THE BODY. WELL, THAT NEVER HELPS.))
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This medical thriller is a breakthrough for Hugh Grant, who is still engagingly clean cut, but believable as harried hospital resident Dr. Luthen, who loses a patient to a mysterious illness and discovers that a powerful doctor is using homeless men as experimental subjects.
Luthen finds his career and even his life in danger as a result of his curiosity.
Gene Hackman is the scientist who plays God. Sarah Jessica Parker is a nurse who gets involved.
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There is some effort to make this a philosophical element--is it acceptable to kill a few men if doing so might save thousands?
Ultimately, this is just a better than average "B+" suspense film. But it does show Hugh Grant isn't just a very pretty face.

55Wythe-Fatal


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One woman is dead and another hospitalized following an accident yesterday on Interstate 81 in Wythe County.
70 year-old Virginia (Sec-o-bich) Secobich 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 and is listed in critical condition this morning.

55Carroll-Bank


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Authorities arrested an alleged bank robber, AND recovered the 14- thousand- dollars he's accused of stealing from the Bank of Carroll in Cana.
Carroll County Sheriff Warren Manning says 25- year- old Larry Tyrone Gates was wearing a gun when he demanded the money.
He was arrested several miles away in Surry County, North Carolina.

55SCLC


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TAPE#96-78
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The Southern Christian Leadership Conference is accusing Roanoke's federal judges of discrimination.
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SUPER=03-Washington DC;


Despite yesterday's 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.))
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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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55Farming


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-81
GRAPHIC=allen, george


Governor Allen takes action to prove his committment to the environment, namely clean water.
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SUPER=@file;


Yesterday the Governor announced yesterday 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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55WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather forecast,
Expect partly cloudy skies with a good chance of afternoon showers.
Highs will be in the mid to upper 60s.
Tonight, it'll stay partly cloudy with lows in the mid to upper 40s.

8Bust-Drugs


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-89
GRAPHIC=drug bust cocaine
SUPER=@melanie1;


A drug sting set up in early spring proved fruitful last night in Roanoke.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;


Police arrested 24 adults and 5 juveniles.
Authorities are still searching for nearly 40 more individuals wanted for distributing drugs.
Among the targeted neighborhoods were Lafayette Boulevard and Melrose Avenue, as well as the Garden City and Williamson Road areas.
On Monday, the Grand Jury returned 96 indictments against 55 adults for distributing crack cocaine, heroin, marijuana and imitation narcotics.
Twelve juveniles were also charged with distributing drugs.
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8Henry-Drugs


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In Henry County, deputies have arrested 11 people after a four month drug sting.
A grand jury handed down the indictments 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 three other people who were charged in the indictment.

8L'burg-Council


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-83
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal


A local group in Lynchburg wants city council to allow a mural honoring civil rights activists to hang in City Hall.
It was just last month that council reaffirmed its goal of including diverse voices and ideas in the city.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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SUPER=01-Willie Thornhill/The Legacy Project; :16
SUPER=01-Jim Whitaker/Lynchburg Mayor; :38
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(( It is an imposing portrait.
Fifty square feet featuring the people who led the fight for civil rights in Lynchburg in the 1960's.
Its owner, the Legacy Project, has offered to hang the painting in City Hall, to coincide with the start of National Education Week in November.
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((WILLIE THORNHILL/THE LEGACY PROJECT: THE LEGACY PROJECT HAS AN EDUCATIONAL VALUE WHEN YOU'RE TEACHING THE HISTORY TO CHILDREN OF THE CITY, THIS WOULD BE VERY IMPORTANT.))
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Too important to be placed anywhere besides the highly-visible lobby, where hundreds of people would see it each day.
The problem, city officials say, is where do they draw the line.
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((JIM WHITAKER/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: BUT WE NEED TO TAKE SOME STRONG CONSIDERATION, BECAUSE ONCE WE OPEN THE DOOR TO ALLOW ONE GROUP TO DISPLAY SOMETHING IN CITY HALL, THEN WE HAVE TO START ALLOWING ALL GROUPS TO DISPLAY IN CITY HALL.))
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((So it's possible that city manager Charles Church and museum officials could decide later this week that the best place for the mural is somewhere other than the lobby of this building. If that happens, councilman Junius Haskins says when the issue goes before city council, he has enough votes to make sure the painting goes in City Hall.))
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It's a safe bet that few council members, despite their best intentions, will enjoy having to vote against this request.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

8Fifth-District


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-71
GRAPHIC=Campaign 96


Danville Mayor Linwood Wright has endorsed Virgil Goode for Congress in the fifth district.
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SUPER=03-Danville;


Wright told reporters yesterday he wanted voters to know where he stands.
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 is not 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. ))
SUPER=01-Linwood Wright/Danville Mayor; :00
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Goode has also secured endorsements from the National Association of Realtors and the National Federation of Independent Businesses.

8WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather forecast,
Expect partly cloudy skies with a good chance of afternoon showers.
Highs will be in the mid to upper 60s. take extended! Tonight, it'll stay partly cloudy with lows in the mid to upper 40s.