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Straight ahead on News 7-
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A suprise in the case against Marv Albert brings the trial to a quick end.
Plus 50 years ago today history was made.
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((WHAT HAPPENED HERE CHANGED THE COURSE OF OUR COUNTRY FOREVER. ))
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Wx-Heads
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Sunny skies and pleasant temperatures for the next two days. And Tropical Storm Nora is set to soak the southwest.

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On Health Check-- taking aim at child abuse.
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Two area groups have merged-- and initiated a permanent campaign to educate the public about some of the dangers to children.
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((FROM MY POINT OF VIEW I FELT I JUST HAD TO END THIS ORDEAL FOR MYSELF.))
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And Marv Albert does just that- pleading guilty to a lesser count.
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ANCHOR=Jean
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
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In a surprise move today, Marv Albert ends the state's trial against him- instead pleading guilty to assault and battery-
Under the plea agreement prosecutors dropped a charge of forcible sodomy.
NBC Television today fired Albert.
Byron Pitts is covering the case and joins us from outside Arlington court with the latest.
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((For sportscaster Marv Albert - it was a familiar setting. A scene created because of his status and his sins. MARV ALBERT/SPORTSCASTER: Albert cut a deal and pled guilty to the lesser charge of assault and battery. He could have faced life in Prison if he was convicted of Forcible sodomy. Prosecutors say he was done in by this woman's testimony Wednesday. She said Albert attacked her bit her in 1993 and again in '94 - once while wearing women's panties and a garter belt. The judge ruled her testimony was a carbon copy of the allegations in this trial - that Marv Albert forced this 42-yr old women to perform oral sex and bit her back in a Virginia Hotel room last February. Prosecutor said he offered Albert the same deal months, but he refused. RICHARD TRODDEN/PROSECUTOR Defense Lawyer Roy Black says it wasn't the evidence but Virginia State law that doomed his client. ROY BLACK/DEFENSE ATTORNEY Albert left court the same way he arrived here every day. His Fiancee at his side his family not far behind. While he may keep his freedom legal analyst say his future like his career and his credibility may be damaged beyond repair.))
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5-Drug-Bust


ANCHOR=Jean
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It's being called the largest drug bust in Halifax County history.
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Operation Fall Harvest is targeting more than one hundred suspected dealers for selling several drugs including crack cocaine, marijuana and mushrooms.
State and local authorities tracked these people for a year and a half--
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((JEFF OAKES/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF: WHITE PEOPLE, AFFLUENT PEOPLE, RICH AND POOR, WE'VE TARGETTED EVERYBODY AND ANYBODY... IF THEY'RE GOING TO DO THAT KIND OF THING, WE'LL GO AFTER THEM, I PROMISE YOU THAT.))
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Deputies also searched cars and houses, seizing drugs, firearms and vehicles.
The Sheriff says his department has worked double-time on this investigation--
He says it angers them when drug dealers are not given stiff sentences.
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((HAS BEEN A PROBLEM AND PROBABLY WILL CONTINUE TO BE A PROBLEM UNTIL WE CAN GET TOUGHER IN THE COURTS AND START LOCKING THESE PEOPLE AWAY FOR LONG SENTENCES WITHOUT PAROLE.))
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Investigators expect to catch up with dealers who have crossed county or state lines this weekend.
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5-helvestine


ANCHOR=Jean
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Twenty two years after a bomb killed a young child, a Roanoke County man is going to prison for his involvement in the crime.
Frank Helvestine was sentenced this afternoon
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and Joe Dashiell has the story from the Roanoke County Courthouse. Joe, what was the sentence?
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(Joe adlibs)
(Rollcue: For his role in a child's death.)
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5-rentch


ANCHOR=Jean
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TAPE#597-35
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Two rescue squad workers testified they smelled alcohol coming from Teresa Rentch--the evening her daughter was killed in a crash.
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The Montgomery County woman is charged with three counts of felony child neglect for allowing her children to ride in the back of a pickup that collided with a car in May.
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Rentch's seven year old daughter Samantha was thrown from the truck and killed.
Rentch was a passenger in the cab. Her boyfirend Chirstopher Fisher was driving.
A Montgomery County judge certified the charges against Rentch to the grand jury.
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Sitting behind a wall, with their voices distorted-- witnesses talk about the mismanagement of I-R-S tax collecting...
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And the students now known as "the Little Rock Nine" walked up the steps to their school to the sound of applause rather than taunts.
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On Health Check--
Research continues into cardiac care.
Now, doctors may have come up with an early warning system for imminent heart attacks. 2-SHOT
ANCHOR=Jean


Tonight on Growin It, we prepare for next spring...
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And Mike has racing news from Martinsville when we come back. cc sponsor
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5-81-Ax


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Police say the driver in an overnight fatal tractor-trailer wreck fell asleep.
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The accident happened about midnight in Roanoke County along an interstate overpass.
A fire broke out, killing driver Carol Reece Browne.
Some truck drivers say the incident indicates the need for better safety along the highways.
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((RUFUS GREEN/INDEPENDENT TRUCK DRIVER: MY EXPERIENCE IN DRIVING IS YOU USE YOUR COMMON KNOWLEDGE, COMMON SENSE. AT THE SAME THERE ARE OTHER VEHICLES AROUND YOU THAT YOU HAVE TO CONTEND WITH. SO, NOW ONLY ARE YOU DRIVING FOR YOURSELF BUT YOU'RE DRIVING FOR EVERYONE AROUND YOU.))
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A lane of Interstate 81 near Dixie Caverns was closed all day-- it just re-opened.
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It was 40 years ago that history was made in Arkansas-
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Nine black students integrated Little Rock Central High.
Today President Clinton retraced the historic steps with the Little Rock Nine- who are all middle aged now.
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((LITTLE ROCK IS HISTORIC GROUND. FOR SURELY IT WA SHERE AT CENTRAL HIGH THAT WE TOOK ANOTHER GIANT STEP CLOSER TO THE IDEA OF AMERICA.))
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On September 25th 1953, black students were taunted and spat on as they attended school- under court order.
Today the group was met with applause-
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5-IRS


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Tax agents testified from behind protective screens.
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I-R-S agents told senators that workers illegally looked into secret taxpayer records-
And they said their bosses were bullies who ruined people, then covered it up.
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((I HAVE SEEN DOZENS OF TAXPAYERS SEVERELY DAMAGED AND EVEN MADE HOMELESS BY THE I.R.S. COLLECTION DIVISION.))
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The IRS commissioner said the testimony has been painful.
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((MICHAEL DOLAN/IRS COMMISSIONER: PAINFUL BECAUSE IT DISTRESSES ME GREATLY TO SEE THE MISTAKES WE'VE MADE.))
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Dolan promises face to face meetings between taxpayers and their IRS district staff to discuss disputes.
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Summer might be over, and the gardening season is winding down, but NOW is the time to prepare for next year.
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Now is the time to take care of the cleanup in your garden.
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Patrick Evans has tips today on taking care of both annuals and perennials for a healthy garden next spring.
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growin it close
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In tonight's Two Minute Ticker-- Mike takes us to the links with a preview of the Ryder Cup.
ANCHOR=Connie


What do you get when you take Cindy Crawford's eyes--
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and merge them with the best qualities of the women thought to be the most beautiful in the world?
Scotish researchers are trying to discover what makes people attractive.
Their computer creations, on Health Check.
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5-Heart-Attack


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Doctors may have discovered a way to tell if a heart attack is imminent.
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"New Scientist" magazine says doctors suspect heart attacks are linked to the time the heart muscle takes to recover from its normal electrical charge.
The study compared the heart muscle recovery time between healthy patients and people who have had a heart attack.
Times varied greatly between the two types of patients.
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5-Ad-Fed


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The local chapter of the American Advertising Federation and the Child Abuse Prevention Council are pairing up to stop child abuse--
Their first goal is educating the public, through the mass media.
Intern reporter Matt Feret explains.
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((PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: EVERY PARENT WANTS TO LEAVE THEIR MARK ON THEIR CHILD. BUT THE MARK THAT SOME PARENTS MAKE LASTS A LIFETIME. ))
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You've seen the commercials, but just who's behind these public service announcements?
The American Advertising Federation or, Ad-Fed is a volunteer organization comprised of advertising, graphics and communications professionals, committed to informing the public of serious health issues.
Ad-Fed now says child abuse will be the PERMANENT focus of their public service efforts.
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((TONY PEARMAN: SO WE WANTED TO COME UP WITH A CAMPAIGN THAT WAS POSITIVE, YET HAD A FORCEFUL SORT OF REINFORCEMENT OF THESE ARE THE THINGS TO DO, AND THE LINE THAT WE USED WAS STOP, THINK AND CALL. AND THAT'S BEEN SO IMPORTANT FOR US TO HIT HOME AND REITERATE EVERY TIME, AND THAT'S WHAT WE'VE BEEN DOING. ))
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The Child Abuse Prevention Council is hoping the public will learn physical and sexual abuse aren't the only types of mistreatment.
The campaign also strives to prevent EMOTIONAL abuse and neglect.
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((SHANNON BRABHAM: THOSE ARE WHAT'S OFTEN FORGOTTEN, PARTICULARLY THE EMOTIONAL PART OF IT AND THE PHYSICAL NEGLECT PART OF IT. WHILE THE MOST COMMON FORM OF MALTREATMENT, ITS DEFINITELY THE LEAST FOCUSED ON.))
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The kick-off of this new ad campaign comes with a $15,000 dollar donation by Columbia Lewis-Gale Medical Center.
This unexpected gift may let Ad-Fed reach even more people, in their ongoing effort to stop child abuse.
Matt Feret, News 7, Roanoke.))

5-Perfect-Face


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Scottish psychologists are trying to learn a thing or two about beauty.
They want to know what is it about faces that attract people.
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So they're using 30 of the world's most beautiful women-- merging their images in the computer.
Gradually, on the left side of the screen an "average" of attractiveness emerges.
So what makes the ultimate in female beauty?
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((DUNCAN ROWLAND/RESEARCHER: ARCHED EYEBROWS IN FEMALE FACES, BIG EYES, FULL LIPS AND PERHAPS A THIN NOSE AS WELL. REPORTER: WHAT ABOUT MEN? MEN-- FIRM JAW, STRONG FEATURES, STRONG EYEBROWS, AND A BROW RIDGE QUITE OFTEN ))
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For the ideal male look-- they merged Sean Connery with Mel Gibson, overlayed Tom Berringer-- and voila-- what might be the average of the ultimate.
In tests, 70- percent of people chose these computerized images as the most attractive.
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2-shot-toss
ANCHOR=Jean


Now it's time for sports-- Racing fans will be flocking to Martinsville this weekend.
ANCHOR=Connie


Mike Stevens has that story-- along with some other stuff in tonight's Ticker.

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Golf leads the way this afternoon as the Americans are in Spain
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preparing to open play in the 32nd Ryder Cup competition against the Europeans in Sotogrande.
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Tiger Woods and captain Tom Kite lead the American contingent that is young but determined to win back the cup it lost in 1995 on American soil.
The 12 man American team will be tested during the three days of match play, but they are trying to deflect any talk of felling too much pressure.
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((TOM KITE/U.S. RYDER CUP CAPTAIN:)) ((DAVIS LOVE/U.S. RYDER CUP TEAM MEMBER:))
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WRITER=Mike
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The Martinsville Speedway's 50th anniversary party resumes tomorrow as the track welcomes the super trucks and the Winston Cup cars to Henry County for Hanes weekend.
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Tomorrow fans check out both divisions with practice beginning at 9:30.
Qualifying for the Cup cars begins at 3 o'clock, and right after that around four, the Craftsman Truck series time trials get underway.
And don't forget the speedway has 12 thousand 50th anniversary commemorative pole day tickets on sale at $10 bucks a piece.
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The super trucks spent a lot of time at the track earlier this month testing for their only Martinsville appearance this year.
Rich Bickle, who drives the Darrell Waltrip owned Diehard truck says Martinsville can be a little tricky if you not on your game.
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((RICH BICKLE/SECOND IN POINTS RACE:))
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=Martinsville 50th


Tickets for the truck race are unreserved and priced at $25 a piece. They are $5 for kids ages 6 to 12.
Also, don't forget 8 thousand unreserved seats go on sale Sunday morning at 7:30 for the Hanes 500 Cup race.
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Coming up at six, Steve Mason joins us with a preview of this weekend's UVa-North Carolina matchup in Chapel Hill.
See you then folks. take a break

5-Old-Vet


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#597-39
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One of the last living World War One veterans is honored in Roanoke by his regiment.
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The Virginia National Guard's 116th Infantry is paying tribute to one of the original members of the regiment... 97-year old Roy Shartzer.
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Today Shartzer told some war stories to present day soldiers.
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((ROY SHARTZER/WWI VETERAN:LAST ONE I SEEN TO KNOW, HE WAS CHARLES FARMER OF RADFORD ,HE WAS...BEFORE HE DIED, HUGH FRASIER GONE, ALL THOSE BOYS ARE GONE. IF THERE'S ANYONE LIVING I DON'T KMOW IT))
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The First Battalion 116th infantry is working with Congressman Goodlatte to give Schartzer a purple heart. (----------------)