12:00-01

CLINTON-LR (new)

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=clinton


In Little Rock, Arkansas today a bomb was found outside an abortion clinic just minutes before President Clinton was scheduled to speak at a high school across town.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Little Rock, AR;


Mr. Clinton is in Little Rock to mark the anniversary of the "Little Rock Nine."
SUPER=04-Sept 25, 1957;


It was 40- years- ago today that Federal troops escorted nine students through the doors of Central High School ending school segregation in Arkansas.
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ALBERT


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=nOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=albert, marv


The Marv Albert trial is resuming after a closed door meeting involving a witness problem.
Prosecutors were expected to wrap up their case today.
Byron Pitts joins us from Arlington with the latest. ******take from R-1*****
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81-AX


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-59
GRAPHIC=fatal accident


A fiery accident took the life of a man early this morning on interstate 81.
Andrew Freiden has the story.
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SUPER=01-Brad Walker/Motorist; :05
SUPER=@Andrew1; :26
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./This Morning; :34
SUPER=01-Don Gillespie/Roanoke Co. Fire Marshal; :44
SUPER=01-Gary Chafin/Virginia State Police; 1:11
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SOT 7:27:11

((BRAD WALKER/MOTORIST: THE WHOLE CAB....WAS GONE, DISINTEGRATED. ))
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SOT 7:39:41

((ANDREW FREIDEN/REPORTER: THE TRACTOR TRAILER...IMMEDIATELY BURST INTO FLAMES.))
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The truck's wreckage completely blocked off route 927-- Glenvar Heights Road, which runs underneath the interstate.
It took firefighters around 30 minutes to bring the blaze under control.
SOT 8:10:45

((DON GILLESPIE/ROANOKE COUNTY FIRE MARSHAL: DUMPED ALL THE FLUIDS... TO 460 HERE. ))
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Hazmat crews were on the scene-- they worked to stop the diesel fuel from running into a nearby creek.
State Police troopers are familiar with this overpass.
This accident is the second time a tractor trailer has jumped the guardrail is this very spot.
SOT 7:31:46

((GARY CHAFIN/STATE POLICE: 8 MONTHS AGO...THAT ONE DID. ))
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Andrew Freiden, News 7.))

IRS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=washington dc


On Capitol Hill, the Senate Finance Committee is hearing more testimony about alleged wrongdoing by the Internal Revenue Service.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Capitol Hill;


Hidden behind a screen and with their voices disguised, the panel is hearing from current and former I-R-S employees who are testifying about abuses by the agency.
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11:08:11-23
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VO-NAT


It's the third day of Senate hearings on the conduct of the tax-collection agency.
Several members of Congress want to appoint an outside group to oversee the agency.
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Ice-Rink


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=
TAPE#net (edit of 97-55)
GRAPHIC=NONE


Hockey, movie theaters and skating are the ingredients a Charlottesville company hopes to mix into a downtown Roanoke ice rink.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Yesterday we told you that D-and-R Development plans to build a twelve screen movie theater in addition to the skating rink.
But now movie-goers won't be the only ones to benefit from this new facility.
The Roanoke Express hockey team plans to move its offices to the Ice rink.
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((PIERRE PAIEMENT/ROANOKE EXPRESS GM: IT'S A GOOD THING FOR US, BECAUSE IT'S VERY CLOSE TO OUR MAIN FACILITY, THE ROANOKE CIVIC CENTER. THERE'S A FACILITY FOR US. I DON'T THINK THE ONE BY THE AIRPORT CAN PROVIDE OFFICE SPACE FOR US. ))
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SOT 04:05:25

((MATT KENNEL/DOWNTOWN ROANOKE INC.: IT WON'T BE A DONE DEAL TIL IT'S BUILT AND WE'RE CUTTING THE RIBBON. BUT THINGS ARE MOVING ON VERY PROGRESSIVELY. IT'S JUST A VERY POSITIVE PROJECT ALL THE WAY AROUND. ))
SUPER=01-Pierre Paiement/Roanoke Express GM; :00
SUPER=01-Matt Kennel/Downtown Roanoke Inc.; :16
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VO-NAT


They hope to have the facility completed by next October.
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NASA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


Another American is prepared to take up residence on Mir.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Kennedy Space Ctr.;

11:01:14
NASA says it will proceed with its mission to replace astronaut David Wolf
SUPER=04-File Tape;

11:01:25 with Michael Foale aboard the problem plagued space station.
Atlantis is scheduled to lift off tonight to deliver Wolf and pick up Foale, who's been aboard MIR since May.
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11:04:03
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SUPER=01-Daniel Goldin/NASA Administrator;
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VO-NAT


Members of Congress and a separate NASA report have raised questions about Mir's safety.
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E-Consumer-Choice


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-53
GRAPHIC=NONE

***ANCHOR TAG***
Roanokers looking for a deal may not have gotten what they bargained for when they joined a company advertising discounts on products.
Police are now looking for the former owner.
Tonya Flory has the details.
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IN Q=Connie Clark
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=07-Connie Clark; :13
SUPER=01-Fran Stephanz/Better Business Bureau; 1:22
SUPER=@Tonya1; 1:28
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OUT Q=News 7, Roanoke.


((Connie Clark thought she was saving money when she joined "Consumer Choice"...a discount buying club where customers pay up to 1000 dollars for memberships. Clark says at the time, it sounded like a good deal...
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IN Q=We really debated

((CONNIE CLARK/SCAMMED BY CONSUMER CHOICE:WE REALLY DEBATED ON IT, NOW WE LOOK BACK, IT WAS PROBABLY A VERY STUPID THING TO DO, BUT IRIS JOHNSON AS I SAID, IN THE PROMOTION, YOU CAN BUY A CARROT DIAMONDS, 1000 DOLLAR RING FOR 400 DOLLARS, EVERYTHING YOU GET, YOU CAN GET REEBOKS FOR 20 DOLLARS A PAIR. SHE JUST MADE THINGS UNBELIEVABLE.))
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OUT Q=unbelievable


Better Business Bureau officials say Iris Johnson has always been a consistent member of the company that used several different names. PRE-PRO(card) Leonard Morgan was president of the latest venture called Consumer Choice. Police say white collar crime is difficult to prove, but charges of operating under false pretenses are pending against individuals involved in the business.
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IN Q=I would like for

((CONNIE CLARK:I WOULD LIKE FOR THESE CON ARTISTS TO BE TOTALLY OUT OF BUSINESS. I THINK THE LAW NEEDS TO PROTECT US BETTER THAN LETTING SOMEONE RE START UP UNDER A NEW NAME, BUT BE THE SAME THING, TIME AFTER TIME.))
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Consumers Choice financial matters have been turned over to Laurel Ridge enterprises, a brokerage company in Roanoke.
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((FRAN STEVENZ/BBB:THE DETECTIVE DIVISION SHOULD DEFINITELY DO SOMETHING FOR THE PEOPLE WHO PAID MONEY FOR MERCHANDISE AND DID NOT RECEIVE IT.))
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Stand-up
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(WHEN MORGAN HUNG THE OUT OF BUSINESS SIGN ON THE DOORS ON CONSUMER CHOICE AND

SKIPPED TOWN OWING MANY UNSATISFIED CUSTOMERS MONEY AND MERCHANDISE, HE EVEN LEFT HIS SECRETARY, OWING HER TWO WEEKS PAY.))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Roanoke City Police are advising individuals who have accounts with Consumer Choice to contact their detective department.

E-Gilmore


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-56
GRAPHIC=Gilmore


Jim Gilmore and Virginia's Explore Park may benefit each other, one with support, the other with votes.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Gilmore toured the living history park in Roanoke County.
He said he enjoys the state's historic attractions, and believes Explore is the type of attraction that would have his support, if he's elected Governor.
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IN Q=I can tell you

((JIM GILMORE/R- CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: I CAN TELL YOU THAT I THINK WE WANT TO HAVE INCREASED TOURISM OPPORTUNITIES AND WE'RE CERTAINLY GOING TO WANT TO PUT INCREASED DOLLARS IN MAKING SURE WE ATTRACT PEOPLE TO VIRGINIA AND THIS LOOKS TO ME LIKE A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A CONTRIBUTION.))
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Gilmore also tested his shooting skills at "On Target," an indoor range in Roanoke.
He announced the formation of a new campaign group, "Sportsmen for Gilmore."
Taking aim at gun control laws, he promised to fight anyone who would strip away the rights of the state's sportsmen.
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E-Walk-Mile


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-57
GRAPHIC=Welfare in Virginia


Food stamps will be the meal ticket for two of Virginia's six statewide candidates.
They say they'll take part in the "Walk a Mile" program whether they're elected or not.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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SUPER=03-Richmond; :07
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SUPER=01-Sen. Mark Earley/(R) Candidate for Atty. Gen.; :45
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((JUDY MASON/VA. COUNCIL AGAINST POVERTY: WE CAN'T UNDERSTAND THE SITUATION THAT ANOTHER PERSON IS IN UNLESS WE'VE WALKED A MILE IN THEIR SHOES.))
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The Walk-A-Mile program is recruiting candidates in Virginia... some as high profile as Don Beyer and Mark Earley.
NOT to run for office though.
To live on food stamps and spend a few hours each week for a month with a welfare recipient.
Food stamps mean the Beyer family and the Earley family will eat NO pre-prepared foods ... NOT from restaurants... NOT even from the deli or frozen food sections at the grocery store.
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((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: I THINK MOST OF US DON'T REALIZE WHAT A GREAT STRUGGLE IT IS TO BE ON FOOD STAMPS. TO TRY TO RAISE A COUPLE OF KIDS WITH VERY LITTLE MONEY. AND TO BE EATING BEANS AND RICE DAY AFTER DAY AFTER DAY. AND I CAN'T PRETEND THAT I KNOW. BUT I'M GONNA FIND OUT.))
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((SEN. MARK EARLEY/R-CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GEN.: WE HAVE A FAMILY OF SIX CHILDREN. SO WE EAT SORT OF SPARTAN ANYWAY. SO IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE HOW IT COMPARES WITH THAT BUDGET.))
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The Walk a Mile program kicks off AFTER the election -- which was an absolute condition for these guys.
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((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: ESPECIALLY BECAUSE WE TEND TO EAT BREAKFAST AT MCDONALD'S AND LUNCH AT TACO BELL AND DINNER WHEREVER WE CAN.))
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((SEN. MARK EARLEY/R-CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GEN.: I THINK IT WOULD BE A GOOD THING FOR EVERY MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE TO DO IT.))
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Many of them are-- mostly Democrats.
Walk A Mile's also a two-way street: the welfare recipient will spend a few days in the politician's shoes as well.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
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Flynt-Falwell


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


The First Amendment will take center stage when Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt and T-V evangelist Jerry Falwell meet face-to-face in November.
The meeting at the University of Virginia is to discuss their roles in the court case that made them adversaries.
The 19-96 movie "The People versus Larry Flynt" was largely devoted to the battle over a Hustler cartoon parody about Falwell.
Falwell claimed libel and sued for 45-million dollars.
He won at trial, but the Supreme Court ruled for Flynt on appeal.

CMA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


Garth Brooks is this year's king of country music.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lincoln, NE;

4:03:47/ 4:00:00 and 4:05:10(highlights)
Brooks won Entertainer of the Year at the Country Music Awards last night.
SUPER=03-Nashville, TN;


Trisha Yearwood won top female vocalist.
George Strait took male vocal honors.
Honors for song of the year and best single went to Deana Carter's "strawberry wine."
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E-Piney-River


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-58
GRAPHIC=NONE


Cleanup at Nelson County's U-S Titanium Superfund site is finally done.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Nelson Co.


In the late 19-70's, acid runoff from the site killed thousands of fish in the nearby Piney River.
The land was placed on the E-P-A's Superfund list in 19-82 and since then Cytec Industries, which bought the property, has been cleaning it up.
All the contaminated soil has been removed and a treatment plant is filtering out pollutants from the groundwater.
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((TONY MAREK/CYTEC INDUSTRIES:THIS FACILITY IS PERFORMING ABOVE EXPECTATION AND IS PRODUCING AN EFFLUENT THAT IS REDUCING THE IRON CONCENTRAITION BY OVER 99- POINT- 7 PERCENT.))
SUPER=01-Tony Marek/Cytec Industries; :00
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E-P-A officials say the site may soon be taken off the agency's high priority list.
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nora


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#net (edit of
GRAPHIC=NONE


Hurricane Nora has been down- graded to Tropical Storm Nora.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Mexico;


The National Hurricane Center says the storm is over the Gulf of California now and should hit Arizona and California tomorrow.
Heavy rain could create big flooding problems for the Southwest United States.
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Drought


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=tja
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


A statewide drought is opening Virginia to the threat of forest fires.
Recent rain has done little to fill the void.
The National Weather Service rates all regions of the state in mild or moderate drought condition.
State officials say the dry conditions leave Virginia's 15 million acres highly susceptible to the threat of fires.
Drinking water could also be threatened, reservoirs are below normal, especially in southeastern Virginia.
WEATHER
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Forecasts
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SUPER=330-Gradual/Clearing/50-55/Sunny &/Pleasant/75-79;
SUPER=331-Turning Clear/Winds NW 10/52-56/Sunny & Warmer/Winds NW 15/75-79;
SUPER=332-Clearing Skies/Light W Winds/48-52/Mostly Sunny/& Mild/65-70;
SUPER=333-Clearing &/Cool/45-49/Plenty of/Sunshine/70-74;
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Credit-Unions


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


A quick update-Police now say there was no bomb outside an abortion clinic in Little Rock, Arkansas-across town from where the President is visiting.
ANCHOR=Melanie


In other new
A new study shows Virginia banks and thrifts are losing home loan business to credit unions.
The study shows credit unions made 17 percent of home loans in 19-95, compared with one percent in 19-85.

Orioles


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of S7-15)
GRAPHIC=ORIOLES/JAYS


The Baltimore Orioles clinched the American League eastern division pennant last night with a 9 to 3 win over the Blue Jays in Toronto.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Toronto, Canada/O's vs. Jays; :00


The O's who took over in the 6th. After falling behind 2-to-nothing Baltimore unloaded for 5 runs in the inning as they clinch the East with the 9 to 3 win.
SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/Reds vs. Cards;


The Reds and Cards are out of the playoff chase, but Mark McGwire is still chasing Roger Maris.
Last night he hit his 55th homer of the season to tie Junior for the big league lead. He has four games left.
Cards lost last night 5-to-4.
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Million


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-13
GRAPHIC=ROCKIES


Yesterday was a tragic day for the Colorado Rockies organization.
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VO-NAT eng#


Twenty-one- year- old Doug Million, the Rockies first round draft pick in 19-94 died early yesterday morning out in Mesa, Arizona after suffering an asthma attack.
The Sarasota, Florida native pitched for the Salem Avalanche from 19-95

through this past season.
Million was 21.
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Va-Tech


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of TF97-1)
GRAPHIC=Tech Football


The Virginia Tech Hokies officially welcomed James Weaver to campus yesterday as they introduced him as the school's new athletic director.
Roy Stanley has more.
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SUPER=01-James Weaver/New Va. Tech Athletic Director; :28
SUPER=@Roy1; :43
SUPER=01-Sharon McCloskey/Associate Athletic Director; :53
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Washer-Kitty


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


and finally this afternoon,
A kitten in Ohio is recovering after going for an unexpected spin.
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VO-NAT

05:01:32
SUPER=03-Lorain, OH;


This poor cat went head over heals when someone put it in a washing machine and put it on for a 30 minute spin cycle.
The one- year- old stray sustained a concussion, chest injuries, and pulmonary contusions, but seems to be recovering well.
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Promo-Helvestine


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


That's it for News 7 at Noon, but tune in to News 7 at five and six tonight.
The man who pleaded guilty to arson and two counts of involuntary manslaughter will come before a judge today.
Frank Helvestine will be sentenced for his part in a racially motivated car bombing that killed a toddler.