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7E-Helvestine


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Khu
TAPE#97-40
GRAPHIC=Helvestine


A racially motivation bombing that lead to the killing of a toddler over 20 years ago is now coming to justice. It appears Frank Helvestine
(HELL-VUH-STEEN) the Third an alleged accomplice in the crime, worked out a

deal with the prosecutor in Roanoke County and will plead guilty Monday to manslaughter and arson.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem


The 76- year- old suspect told police that he gave a friend a piece of pipe, a fuse and some blasting caps in 19-75.
He thinks Russell Saunders White, Junior actually PLANTED the bomb that killed a two- year- old girl.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


They were trying to scare a woman out of an inter-racial relationship by setting off the pipe bomb beneath her car.
The woman was uninjured, but Carry Mask was killed and two other people suffered serious burns.
White died in 19-88, but Helvestine faces up to 25 years in prison.

7p-Tax-Commission


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-24
GRAPHIC=taxes


Democratic candidate for governor Don Beyer's tax cut plan has shaken things up among Virginia politicians.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


A state commission on taxing authority heard the candidate's tax cut promise yesterday.
And outside, Republican supporters of Jim Gilmore for governor protested to members coming in.
Beyer defends his plan from charges that it's targeted at middle income voters instead of those with the lowest incomes.
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SOT tape 3 11:41:13
IN Q=

((CAUSE WE'RE DOING A LOT OF OTHER DIFFERENT THINGS THAT DIRECTLY REACH THOSE PEOPLE THAT ARE LOW INCOME. SMALLER CLASS SIZES, PRE-SCHOOL FOR THE FOUR YEAR OLDS. AND A GREAT EFFORT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY HAVE ACCESS TO COLLEGE.))
SUPER=@Beyer1;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=to college.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/Yesterday;


A team of G-O-P-leaning economists endorsed Gilmore's plan Wednesday, saying if it helps the richer counties, there's a reason.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT economists tape 12:07:33
IN Q=

((MARK CRAIN/GMU ECONOMIST: GEE, FAIRFAX COUNTY'S GONNA GET A LOT OF MONEY BACK ON THIS. THEY HAVE HIGH INCOMES, THERE'S A LOT OF PEOPLE, AND THEY HAVE A HIGH TAX RATE. AND YEAH THEY DO. BUT THEY ALSO PAY THEY'RE SHARE OF -- GROWTH IN STATE REVENUES EXCEEDS WHAT THEY'RE GETTING BACK.))
SUPER=01-Mark Crain/George Mason Univ. Economist;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=getting back.
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VO-NAT


But back at the tax commission... tempers flared over its largely Democratic bend-- so commission members declined to express opinions on Beyer's ideas.
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7E-Bedford-Ax


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-38
GRAPHIC=Accident


A teenage girl from Bedford County is in very serious condition this morning after a head-on collision on route 43.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


Thirteen- year- old Crystal Johnson is in Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Johnson suffered head injuries and cuts to the face after the vehicle she was in was hit head-on by a pickup truck.
Police say 60- year- old Buford Parker may have fallen asleep at the wheel and drifted into oncoming traffic.
Parker's charged with reckless driving.
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7P-Midway-Buyout


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=597-27
GRAPHIC=flood relief


A Vinton Community is hoping to move to higher ground to avoid future flooding.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Vinton;


Many Midway residents are located in a flood zone-- in an area running alongside Glade Creek.
Last night they met with state and local officials to find out more about the Midway Flood Damage Mitigation Project.
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SOT 18.44.44 - 18.44.58
IN Q=It's probably a

((CHRIS STERLING/VA. DEPT. HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT: IT'S PROBABLY A VERY GOOD THING FOR THEIR PARTS IN NOT HAVING TO DEAL WITH FLOODING PROBLEMS BUT ALSO FOR THE TOWN. ALLEVIATING STRUCTURES IS GOING TO ALLOW THEM TO HAVE A BUFFER FOR FUTURE FLOODING.))
SUPER=01-Chris Sterling/Va. Dept. Housing and Urban Dev.;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=for future flooding.
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VO-NAT


The project costs about a half-million dollars.
It's sponsored by state and town agencies along with FEMA--the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The money will help residents including Buril Sigmon who lost everything in the floods of 19-85 and '92.
In September, appraisers will assess the houses, then offer homeowners a fair market value.
Officials hope to get relocations underway by November.
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7weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Checking the Friday forecast--
After some morning clouds, skies will turn partly sunny today.
Highs reaching the mid 80s.
Partly cloudy tonight, with lows in the mid 60s.
And more sunshine ahead tomorrow, with highs close to 90.
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Winds/62-66;
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7BIRTHDAYS 7/27/97
Sunday:

SUPER=130-50/John Chandler/Blacksburg;


Monday:

SUPER=130-1/Carrie Tomlinson/Vinton;



SUPER=130-5/Laura Blades/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-11/Andrew Brown/Alderson WV;



SUPER=130-23/Angie Davis/Lexington;



SUPER=130-5/Amber Cannaday/Roanoke;


No PIctures:

SUPER=130-56/Horace Light Jr./Roanoke;



SUPER=130-/Betty Carper/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-/Charlie Branch/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-47/Janice Hancock/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-/Rosa Mayo/Roanoke;



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55E-Optical-Cable


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=optical cable


Three new big contracts for Optical Cable.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke County/Last Month;


The Roanoke County company will supply a national department store chain with a million feet of cable, for point- of- sale data collection.
It will also sell it to the Formula One race car circuit in England, for broadcasting.
The South Korean military will also purchase some of Optical Cable's product, for a security application along the North Korean border.
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55Coles-Creek


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-41
GRAPHIC=NONE


Help is on the way to some Franklin County homeowners.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


The county has been awarded half a million dollars.
It will be used to rehabilitate some unsightly and dangerous structures in Coles Creek.
The recipients are mainly low to moderate income families, elderly couples and handicapped individuals.
The project will cover 22 homes in all.
Planning officials say residents appreciate the renovations, but must realize workers can't patch every hole.
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SOT 14:06:23
IN Q=We can't solve

((PAMELA FRANCE/HOUSING COORDINATOR:WE CAN'T SOLVE EVERY COMPLAINT BECAUSE SOMEBODY WANTED SOMETHING THAT THEY COULDN'T GET, BUT WE DO OUR BEST TO PLEASE EVERYBODY AND SO FAR EVERYBODY'S BEEN PRETTY PLEASED, PRETTY HAPPY.))
SUPER=01-Pamela France/Housing Coordinator;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=pretty happy
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VO-NAT


Franklin County was one of 21 localities to receive the grant.
53 applications were submitted.
Repairs are expected to begin in September.
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55p-Magnet-Camp


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-45
GRAPHIC=Education


A group of Roanoke Valley students are exploring the world without leaving their classroom.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:35:53
IN Q=Why don't you

((WHY DON'T YOU BOOKMARK THIS ONE IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY.))
RUNS=:03
OUT Q=if you haven't already.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


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 Internet.
Participants in the five- week "Tech Camp" are visiting Roanoke magnet schools for hands- on experience with science and technology.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:48:59
IN Q=It's been fun

((LYNDSEY ONYETT/SIXTH GRADE STUDENT: IT'S BEEN FUN, BECAUSE I DON'T HAVE IT AT HOME, AND IT'S SORT OF A PRIVILEGE.)) 10:52:54 ((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; :00
SUPER=01-Marcus Ollie/Sixth Grade Student; :05
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=computer expert.
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VO-NAT


Tech Camp was designed in part to give students a taste of the city's magnet programs.
The Lincoln Terrace Saturn Network is still accepting applications for the upcoming school year.
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55weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Turning to weather--
A brighter, drier forecast for the weekend.
Partly sunny today, with highs in the mid to upper 80s.
Partly cloudy tonight, with lows in the mid 60s.
And mostly sunny for Saturday, with highs near 90.
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Winds/62-66;
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8E-Helvestine


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Khu
TAPE#97-40
GRAPHIC=Helvestine


Frank Helvestine is expected to come clean with his alleged role in a murder that happened more than 20 years ago.
It appears Helvestine has made a deal with the Roanoke county prosecutor, and is expected to plead guilty to manslaughter and arson.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem


The 76- year- old suspect told police that he gave a friend a piece of pipe,-- a fuse-- and some blasting caps in 19-75.
He believes Russell Saunders White Junior PLANTED the bomb that killed a two- year- old girl.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


The two apparently trying to scare a woman out of an inter-racial relationship by setting off the pipe bomb beneath her car.
The woman was uninjured, but Carry Mask was killed and two other people suffered serious burns.
White died in 19-88, but Helvestine faces up to 25 years in prison.

8P-Head-On


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=TFL
TAPE#597-23
SS=accident


A head- on collision yesterday seriously injured a 13- year old Bedford County girl.
She is still in critical condition this morning at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


Crystal Johnson suffered head injuries after the pick-up truck her uncle was driving was hit head-on by another truck.
The accident happened on Route 43 in Bedford County.
State Police say 60- year- old Buford Parker of Thaxton crossed the southbound lane into the northbound lane.
The two drivers were transported to Bedford Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.
Parker is charged with reckless driving.
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8p-Tax-Commission


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-24
GRAPHIC=taxes


Don Beyer's tax cut proposal is drawing fire in Virginia's political arena.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


A state commission on taxing authority heard the candidate's tax cut promise yesterday.
And outside, Republican supporters of Jim Gilmore for governor protested to members coming in.
Beyer defends his plan from charges that it's targeted at middle income voters instead of those with the lowest incomes.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT tape 3 11:41:13
IN Q=

((CAUSE WE'RE DOING A LOT OF OTHER DIFFERENT THINGS THAT DIRECTLY REACH THOSE PEOPLE THAT ARE LOW INCOME. SMALLER CLASS SIZES, PRE-SCHOOL FOR THE FOUR YEAR OLDS. AND A GREAT EFFORT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY HAVE ACCESS TO COLLEGE.))
SUPER=@Beyer1;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=to college.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/Yesterday;


A team of G-O-P-leaning economists endorsed Gilmore's plan Wednesday, saying if it helps the richer counties, there's a reason.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT economists tape 12:07:33
IN Q=

((MARK CRAIN/GMU ECONOMIST: GEE, FAIRFAX COUNTY'S GONNA GET A LOT OF MONEY BACK ON THIS. THEY HAVE HIGH INCOMES, THERE'S A LOT OF PEOPLE, AND THEY HAVE A HIGH TAX RATE. AND YEAH THEY DO. BUT THEY ALSO PAY THEY'RE SHARE OF -- GROWTH IN STATE REVENUES EXCEEDS WHAT THEY'RE GETTING BACK.))
SUPER=01-Mark Crain/George Mason Univ. Economist;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=getting back.
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VO-NAT


But back at the tax commission... tempers flared over its largely Democratic bend-- so commission members declined to express opinions on Beyer's ideas.
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8P-Midway-Buyout


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=597-27
GRAPHIC=flood relief


The memories of previous floods have prompted some Vinton residents to move to higher ground.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Vinton;


Many Midway residents are located in a flood zone-- in an area running alongside Glade Creek.
Last night they met with state and local officials to find out more about the Midway Flood Damage Mitigation Project.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 18.44.44 - 18.44.58
IN Q=It's probably a

((CHRIS STERLING/VA. DEPT. HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT: IT'S PROBABLY A VERY GOOD THING FOR THEIR PARTS IN NOT HAVING TO DEAL WITH FLOODING PROBLEMS BUT ALSO FOR THE TOWN. ALLEVIATING STRUCTURES IS GOING TO ALLOW THEM TO HAVE A BUFFER FOR FUTURE FLOODING.))
SUPER=01-Chris Sterling/Va. Dept. Housing and Urban Dev.;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=for future flooding.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The project costs about a half-million dollars.
It's sponsored by state and town agencies along with FEMA--the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The money will help residents including Buril Sigmon who lost everything in the floods of 19-85 and '92.
In September, appraisers will assess the houses, then offer homeowners a fair market value.
Officials hope to get relocations underway by November.
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8weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Time now to check the Friday outlook--
Morning clouds and fog will be followed by partly sunny skies.
Highs today in the mid 80s.
Tonight looks partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s.
And sunny skies ahead tomorrow, with highs around 90.
SUPER=X5000; set dissolve
SUPER=314-Morning Clouds/Then Partly Sunny/84-88/Partly Cloudy/Light

SUPER=#555; reset Winds/62-66;