On News-7 tonight:
A 22-year old arson and murder case may be resolved with a guilty plea.
The political football of personal property tax is one hot potato.
And the taste of bluegrass.
We'll find Bill Monroe's Jerusalem Ridge Fried Potatoes a hot item in the
Bluegrass Music Cookbook.
Tonight in sports, Steve Mason continues his Panthers' training camp reports
from Spartanburg, South Carolina.
We'll also check in on two former local stars now with the Ravens.
And the number one pick in last month's NBA draft, Tim Duncan, has signed a
three year deal with the Spurs.
Thunderstorms around here, tornadoes in the Tidewater region and Tropical
Storm Danny heads back to sea.
An elderly man tied to an oxygen tank is likely to enter a plea Monday that
could get him a 25-year prison term.
Frank Helvestine is expected to plead guilty to manslaughter and arson...
finally admitting he's the one who provided the pipe and blasting caps used in
a fatal bombing incident more than 20 years ago.
Helvestine has steadfastly insisted he was no where near the apartment
complex when the bomb went off... killing 2-year old Carrie Mask.
Though the bomb materials were identical- -right down to the five-minute
fuse used in the attack in 1975- -Helvestine argues there's no way to say
they're the ones he provided the man who actually planted the bomb.
Helvestine told police he THINKS it was Russell Saunders White, Junior who
lit the fuse.
White died almost ten years ago.
The bomb was set to go off beneath a woman's car, to scare her out of an
A Thaxthon man is charged with reckless driving after a head-on collision
this afternoon in Bedford County leaves a teenage girl hospitalized.
Authorities say 60 year-old Buford Parker of Thaxton crossed over the
northbound lane on Route 43 into oncoming traffic.
Parker hit a truck carrying Michael Johnson and his niece, 13-year old
The girl is in very serious condition this evening at Carilion Roanoke
Michael Johnson suffered minor injuries and Parker was treated for a broken
leg at Bedford County Memorial.
700 union employees at Yokohama Tire in Salem don't have a new contract.
But they'll keep working under the terms of the old one, at least for now.
Last night negotiators decided to extend the contract through Tuesday, to
buy them more time to work out a new agreement.
The two sides are meeting face to face today, then taking a two day break
and resuming negotiations Sunday.
Three years ago contract talks between Yokohama and the union broke down,
resulting in an 11- week strike.
This time though, the parties say they believe they're making progress.
Sorting through the competing tax cut plans in the Virginia governor's race
is more fun than paying taxes.
But not much.
Ellen Qualls has highlights from the latest round.
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SUPER=01-Eva Tieg/Tax Commission Chairwoman; :19
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((EVA TIEG/TAX COMMISSION CHAIRWOMAN: THIS IS NOT AN ENTERTAINMENT FORUM OR A
It was supposed to be the latest gathering of a three year old commission on
the taxing authority of state and local government.
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((DEL. VANCE WILKINS/(R) AMHERST CO.: AT LEAST DISBAND THIS COMMISSION UNTIL
AFTER THE ELECTION, BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE IT'S BEING USED.))
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((EVA TIEG/TAX COMMISSION CHAIRWOMAN: FOR THOSE OF US WHO HAVE LABORED ON THIS
FOR THREE YEARS, DELEGATE WILKINS, I THINK THAT'S A FAIRLY INSULTING TERM THAT,
YOU KNOW, WE'RE USING THIS FOR POLITICAL PURPOSES.))
One big problem: Democratic candidate Don Beyer chaired this commission
until just weeks ago... and just after he resigned, it bashed the tax cut
proposal of Jim Gilmore as way too expensive and tough on localities.
So Beyer appeared to present his plan amidst great protest from Republicans.
In fact, a Gilmore rally outside was marked by a woman fainting.
But the Beyer team's calling his six day old response to Gilmore's plan "a
sot tape 1 11:43:03
((LT. GOV. DON BEYER/D-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: IT'S AFFORDABLE, IT'S REAL,
IT'S CONSTITUTIONAL. AND IT DOESN'T INCREASE THE DISPARITY BETWEEN THE SLOWER
GROWING COUNTIES AND THE WEALTHIER COUNTIES.))
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((DEL. VANCE WILKINS/(R) AMHERST CO.: YOU TOLD THE WASHINGTON POST THAT YOU
WOULD TRY TO BUILD THE POLITICAL WILL TO RAISE TAXES. THEN YOU SAID YOU
WOULDN'T RAISE TAXES. THEN YOU WENT TO THE ROUNDTABLE AND TOLD THEM THAT YOU
WOULD ONLY BE AS HONEST AS YOU HAD TO BE TO GET ELECTED. AND YOU CAN TALK
DIFFERENTLY AROUND THE TABLE-- MADAME CHAIRMAN? MADAME CHAIRMAN? EVA TIEG:
WHOA WHOA EVERYBODY!))
sot tape 3 11:36:43
((EVA TIEG: WE WILL NOT HAVE OUTBURTS. DEL. TOM MOSS: IT FRIGHTENED ME, I'LL
TELL YOU THAT.))
sot tape one 10:25:19
((DEL. DICK CRANWELL: WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO DO ANYTHING WITH RESPECT TO
REPEALING THE PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX, BUT WE MAY BE ABLE TO DO THINGS TO MAKE IT
MORE FAIR AND MORE EQUITABLE. WHO KNOWS? BUT UNTIL WE ASK AND GET
INFORMATION, WE'RE NOT GONNA KNOW. AND I DON'T KNOW THAT INFORMATION SHOULD
The commission promised NO endorsements....for now.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
HARD MUSIC UNDER
It's a summer school assignment for the 90s---instead of writing a few pages
about themselves, kids create their very own home page for the internet. That
story is straight ahead on News 7 at Six.
and if your taste in music runs to bluegrass, you might enjoy sampling some
favorite recipes, recommended by bluegrass musicians.
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Many kids spend their summer on the playground or by the pool.
But some students in the Roanoke Valley have traded a sunburn for science.
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((WHY DON'T YOU BOOKMARK THIS ONE IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY.))
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This week, teacher Cathy Vecellio (veh-SELL-ee-oh) has been helping a group
of rising fourth, fifth and six graders prepare their own home pages for the
Participants in the five- week "Tech Camp" are visiting Roanoke magnet
schools for hands- on experience with science and technology.
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((LYNDSEY ONYETT/SIXTH GRADE STUDENT: IT'S BEEN FUN, BECAUSE I DON'T HAVE IT AT
HOME, AND IT'S SORT OF A PRIVILEGE.))
((MARCUS OLLIE/SIXTH GRADE STUDENT: WELL NOW I KNOW WHAT I WANT TO BE WHEN I
GROW UP. REALLY WHAT'S THAT. COMPUTER EXPERT.))
SUPER=01-Lyndsey Onyett/Sixth Grade Student;
SUPER=01-Marcus Ollie/Sixth Grade Student;
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Tech Camp was designed in part to give students a taste of the city's
And officials say the Lincoln Terrace Saturn Network is still accepting
applications for the coming school year.
22 Homes in the Blackwater district of Franklin County are getting a
The Planning and Community Development Department just received half a
million dollars in grant money to rehabilitate the delapidating structures.
News 7's Tonya Flory shows us how by upgrading the homes, the community is
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SUPER=01-Viola Ross/Coles Creek Resident; :18
SUPER=01-Pamela France/Housing Coordinator; :46
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((Viola Ross and her husband live in this house in Coles Creek. The elderly
couple's medical bills nearly wipe out their monthly income, leaving them
virtually no money for home repairs...so the Ross's eligibility for the Housing
Project, literally saved their lives...
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((VIOLA ROSS/COLES CREEK RESIDENT:NO, I WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO, BECAUSE MY HUSBAND
IS A DIABETIC AND IT TAKES SO MUCH MEDICATION FOR HIM AND IT'S SO EXPENSIVE.
HE'S BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD AND TRIGON, LORD THAT JUST EATS YOU UP, EATS
YOU UP, YOU DON'T HAVE NOTHING LEFT.))
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Most of the recipients are low to moderate income families, elderly and
handicapped...and for them...it's an issue of safety...
IN Q=The bathtub
((PAMELA FRANCE/HOUSING COORDINATOR:THE BATHTUB IS A BIG THING WITH A
HANDICAPPED PERSON, ENABLING THEM TO GET IN AND OUT THEIR SHOWERS))
OUT Q=their showers
But for some of the more cosmetic repairs...the residence are asked to pitch
IN Q=If they are
((PAMELA FRANCE/HOUSING COORDINATOR:IF THEY ARE YOUNGER AND IN GREAT HEALTH,
LET JUST SAY THEY ARE BASICALLY LMI, BUT THEY'RE YOUNGER AND THEY CAN DO
THINGS. WE'LL BUY THE PAINT AND WE'LL LET THEM DO THEIR PAINTING.))
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Construction work is expected to begin in the fall...but one of Viola's
neighbors couldn't wait and had to redo her roof herself...Viola says she feels
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((VIOLA ROSS/COLES CREEK RESIDENT:IT'S WONDERFUL THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO
GETS SOME THINGS DONE THAT WE WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GET DONE))
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Even though planning officials say they can't always fix every problem
homeowners are grateful for any little bit of help they can get. Tonya Flory
Valley Bank of Roanoke says it is one of the most successful recently- owned
community banks in the U-S.
For the third straight quarter in its brief two- year existence, Valley Bank
has turned a profit.
Its profits have basically tripled since the previous quarter.
Valley Bank also reports over the past year it has come close to doubling
its total assets, which now stand at 64- million- dollars.
Ellis Gutshall (GUT- shawl) the president of Valley Bank, says it's well
ahead of its originally projected results.
Stocks wrapped up a roller-coaster session that
saw the Dow Industrials close at a record high for the third
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Bill Monroe is best- known for songs such as Mule Skinner Blues and Blue
Moon of Kentucky.
But it's his Jerusalem Ridge Fried Potatoes that are featured in a recent
Tonight, Joe Dashiell turns the pages of the Bluegrass Music Cookbook.
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SUPER=01-Penny Parsons/Bluegrass Cookbook Author; :20
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((Bill Monroe may be gone, but his music lives on...
NAT SOUND OF MONROE'S BAND
And so does his favorite recipe, in a new cookbook dedicated to the Father
IN Q=It goes all the way
((PENNY PARSONS/BLUEGRASS COOKBOOK AUTHOR: IT GOES ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE
FIRST GENERATION FOLKS LIKE BILL MONROE AND JIMMY MARTIN AND RALPH STANLEY, JIM
AND JESSE, EARL SCRUGGS, LESTER FLATT AND EVEN PEOPLE LIKE UNCLE DAVE MACON WHO
WEREN'T EXACTLY BLUEGRASS FOLKS, BUT HAD TIES TO BLUEGRASS.))
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NAT SOUND OF RENO AND SMILEY
Don Reno and Red Smiley make the pages of the Bluegrass Music Cookbook.
So do the Stanley Brothers.
And the book brings bluegrass up to date with favorite recipes from a new
parcel of pickers.
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((PENNY PARSONS/BLUEGRASS COOKBOOK AUTHOR: I GUESS WE WERE SURPRISED AT THE
RESPONSE THAT WE GOT. IT WAS MUCH GREATER THAN WE EXPECTED. AND A NICE SURPRISE
ALSO WAS THE FACT THAT THE RECIPES COVERED A REAL WIDE VARIETY. YOU'D EXPECT TO
SEE CORNBREAD BISCUITS, THAT KIND OF THING, BUT WE GOT SOME ORIENTAL RECIPES,
SOUTHWESTERN AND VEGETARIAN. SO THERE WAS A REAL VARIETY THAT CAME IN.))
OUT Q=that came in.
Penny Parsons created the cookbook with Ken Beck and Jim Clark. She hopes
the book will appeal to bluegrass fans whether or not they're committed cooks.
And with 375 recipes from more than 180 performers, historical vignettes,
photographs and trivia, she says the Bluegrass Music Cookbook serves up
something for everyone.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))
The NBA's top draft pick comes to terms with the Spurs; Chip Sullivan's
first round at the Hartford Open. A visit with Cornell Brown and Steve Mason
joins us from Panthers camp.
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We begin sports tonight with another key signing from the NBA.
Last night the Bulls inked Phil Jackson and today it's the Spurs practicing
their penmanship with top draft pick Tim Duncan.
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This afternoon the former Wake Forest all-american, who was the number one
pick in the June draft signed his first league contract.
No terms were released, but it's likely he will receive rookie salary maximum
of $10 point 2 million over three years.
The Spurs plan to play Duncan alongside David Robinson on the front line this
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The Carolina Panthers offense will showcase some new faces this season.
And Steve Mason says third year quarterback Kerry Collins is ready for the
changes as he begins his third NFL year.
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((An NFC West title and an appearance in the conference championship are two
credentials Kerry Collin's already has in his ever growing resume.
His unselfishness helped the Panthers win, which has earned Collins a pro
bowl selection in only his second year in the league. From his rookie campaign
through last season Kerry threw 10 fewer interceptions and his quarterback
rating went from 61.9 to 79.4.
Collins has missed only 3 games in two years. The Panthers are in good shape
at back up. Steve Beuerlein is 3 and 1 coming off the bench, including, an
emotional home win over San Francisco last year. At Panthers training camp in
Spartanburg South Carolina, Steve mason, News 7 sports"))
The Baltimore Ravens training camp sessions are continuing in Westminster,
Maryland this week.
This weekend the Ravens take on the Eagles in preseason scrimmage.
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But this week, all eyes have been on linebacker Jamie Sharper, the Ravens'
second round draft pick who ended his nine day holdout on Tuesday and signed a
three year deal worth one point seven million dollars.
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With Sharper's arrival, the only remaining raven holdout is top draft pick
Peter Boulware, the all-american backer from Florida State.
But while he's out number 51 Cornell Brown, the former Hokie is quietly
making a name for himself at outside linebacker.
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((CORNELL BROWN/RAVENS LINEBACKER FROM TECH:))
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OUT Q=...EVERYBODY'S ATTENTION."
Last week the P-G-A players were across the water playing in the British
Open this week its the Seniors turn.
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The Senior British Open is being held at the Royal Portrush Golf Club in
South Africa's John Bland is the leader after today's first round.
Bland shot a six under par 66 for a two shot lead on Gary Player and Dave
A group of six golfers is tied at 69 three under par, and defending
champion Brian Barnes of Scotland, who is paired with Bland for the first two
rounds, is at 2 under 70.
On the P-G-A tour, Local golf pro Chip Sullivan is in the Clubhouse after
today's first round of the Canon Greater Hartford Open.
Sullivan shot a 71, one over par. If Sullivan makes the cut you might be
able to catch him on your Hometown Station. We will carry Saturday and
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A unique learning opportunity comes to the Virginia Tech Veterinary College.
Dorey, a baby camel, was admitted Sunday night, after she had trouble
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((DR. MARK CRISMAN/VA TECH VET SCHOOL PROFESSOR: THIS IS THE FIRST BABY OR
NEONATAL CAMEL THAT WE'VE HAD AT THE COLLEGE, THE TEACHING HOSPITAL. WE HAVE
HAD SEVERAL ADULTS AND TO MY KNOWLEDGE THIS IS THE FIRST BACTRIAN CAMEL OR
DOUBLE HUMPED CAMEL THAT WE HAVE, THAT WE'VE HAD HERE. ))
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Dorey poses a number of challenges to the students caring for her.
Camel's milk is different from other animals and the nutrition class had to
develop a special formula for Dorey.
She also must be fed every hour, which made for some late night feedings.
However, everyone who has worked with her claims it is worth it. Dorey is
making rapid progress and should return home tomorrow.
Coming up tonight on News 7 at 11, we'll tell you about a federal buyout
program for homeowners in a flood-prone area of Vinton.
We'll have that story and more tonight on News 7 at 11.
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