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7Helvestine


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#net (edit of 97-55)
GRAPHIC=Helvestine


More than two decades ago a car bomb that was planned for someone else killed a two- year- old girl nearby.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Yesterday a judge sentenced Frank Helvestine to 12 years in prison for his part in that crime.
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SOT OF HELVESTINE
IN Q=Your honor

(( FRANK HELVESTINE/DEFENDANT: YOUR HONOR, I'M CERTAINLY TRULY SORRY THAT EVER HAPPENED, AND I MUST AGREE WITH MR. BURKART THAT 9:30 IN THE EVENING WAS A PARTICULARLY STUPID TIME TO DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT NO MATTER WHERE YOU DID IT.))
SUPER=01-Frank Helvestine/Defendant; RUNS=:17
OUT Q=where you did it.
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Helvestine didn't plant the explosive.
He was an accessory before the fact, supplying parts of the pipe bomb that killed two year old Carrie Mask.
His attorney argued Helvestine did not intend to injure anyone.
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7albert


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GRAPHIC=Marv Albert


Marv albert faces up to a year in jail when he's sentenced next month.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Arlington;


Yesterday, he cut short his sex assault trial by pleading guilty to a misdemeanor assault and battery count.
After the plea bargain was announced, N-B-C sports fired him.
He also resigned as the voice of the New York knicks and rangers.
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75-Drug-Bust


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
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TAPE#597-36
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Authorities in south Boston are celbrating the largest drug bust in Halifax County history.
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SUPER=03-South Boston;


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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SOT 20:10:14
IN Q=White people

((JEFF OAKES/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF: WHITE PEOPLE, AFFLUENT PEOPLE, RICH AND POOR, WE'VE TARGETED 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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VO-NAT


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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SOT 20:13:33
IN Q=Has been a problem

((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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OUT Q=without parole
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VO-NAT


Investigators expect to catch up with dealers who have crossed county or state lines this weekend.
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75-rentch


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tha
TAPE#597-35
GRAPHIC=legal scales


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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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/June 9;


According to testimony (Teresa) Treca Rentch and her boyfriend Christopher Fisher, who was driving the truck that day had been drinking throughout the day.
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./May 24;


Rentch's daughter Samantha was thrown from the truck and killed.
A Montgomery County judge certified the charges against Rentch to the grand jury.
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7E-Old-Vet


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#97-53
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The Virginia National Guard's 116th Infantry found a soldier from World War One living in Roanoke.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke


Ninety-seven- year- old Roy Shartzer is a founding member of the famous infantry.
SUPER=04-File Tape

The veteran soldier lost most of his hearing when he was shell-shocked in the trenches of a defensive zone near the Swiss border.
Now the 116th battalion is trying to get the war hero a belated Purple Heart.
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7weather


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Taking a look at your Friday forcast.. A very pleasant way to start the weekend, with sunny skies and highs in the mid to upper 70's.
Tonight looks mostly clear with a big drop in the temperatures lows only reaching in the mid to upper 40's.
And taking a look ahead...
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7BIRTHDAYS! 9/27/97
Sunday:

SUPER=130-10/Jeffrey Price/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-9/Brandon Lucas/Riner;



SUPER=130-/Codie Simmons/Wirtz;



SUPER=130-5/Kayla Maxwell/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-10/Courtney Jones/Dublin;


Monday:

SUPER=130-2/Jacob Smiley/Millboro;



SUPER=130-6/Joshua Gordon/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-/Steven Stump/Salem;



SUPER=130-2/Luke Ashworth/Martinsville;



SUPER=130-39/Pam Brennan/Floyd;



SUPER=130-/John Walls/Montvale;



SUPER=130-/Hazel Myers/Montvale;



SUPER=130-9/Ross Frazier/Natural Bridge Station;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-47/Gwenda Willard/Altavista;



SUPER=130-20/Tara Thomas/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-34/Teresa Witcher/Glade Hill;



SUPER=130-/Diane Arrington/Martinsville;

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55Helvestine


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#net (edit of 97-55)
GRAPHIC=Helvestine


In 19-75 a car bombing killed a two year old toddler who was walking near the car.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Yesterday a judge sentenced Frank Helvestine to 12 years in prison for his part in the crime.
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SOT OF HELVESTINE
IN Q=Your honor

(( FRANK HELVESTINE/DEFENDANT: YOUR HONOR, I'M CERTAINLY TRULY SORRY THAT EVER HAPPENED, AND I MUST AGREE WITH MR. BURKART THAT 9:30 IN THE EVENING WAS A PARTICULARLY STUPID TIME TO DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT NO MATTER WHERE YOU DID IT.))
SUPER=01-Frank Helvestine/Defendant; RUNS=:17
OUT Q=where you did it.
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VO-NAT


Helvestine didn't plant the explosive, he supplied parts for the pipe bomb.
His attorney argued that the intent was to trash the car of an interracial couple.
But the explosion killed two year old Carrie Mask.
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555-Drug-Bust


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#597-36
GRAPHIC=drug bust


It's being called the largest drug bust in Halifax County history.
The sheriff's department says as of last night 62 people have been arrested on more than
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-South Boston;

100 drug related charges.
Operation "Fall Harvest" targeted suspected dealers of several drugs including crack cocaine, marijuana and mushrooms.
Aauthorities tracked these dealers for a year and a half. (/////SOT/////)
SOT 20:10:14
IN Q=White people

((JEFF OAKES/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF: WHITE PEOPLE, AFFLUENT PEOPLE, RICH AND POOR, WE'VE TARGETED 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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OUT Q=promise you that.
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VO-NAT


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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SOT 20:13:33
IN Q=Has been a problem

((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.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=without parole
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VO-NAT


Investigators expect to resume the operation today.
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555-rentch


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tha
TAPE#597-35
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A Montgomery County woman has been charged in connection with an accident that killed her young daughter.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/June 9;


Terca (Tersea) Rentch 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.
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./May 24;


Rentch was NOT behind the wheel, but according to testimony she and her boyfriend, Christopher Fisher, who WAS driving, had been drinking throughout the day.
A Montgomery County Sheriff's Deputy, who witnessed the accident, testified he found empty and full beer cans in the truck-- as well as marijuana.
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55Glenvar-Underpass


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=NONE


A fatal tractor trailor accident yesterday on Interstate 81 has renewed safety concerns for some Roanoke County residents.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.


The semi crashed at the Glenvar Heights Road underpass.
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SOT 06-46.38 - 06.46.55
IN Q=Is this a

((GREGORY RADFORD/GLENVAR RESIDENT: IN A WAY IT IS BECAUSE I AIN'T SURE OF HOW SERIOUS IT COULD BE. SOMEBODY COULD BE COMING ALONG AND HERE COMES A TRUCK LANDING ON TOP OF YOU.))
SUPER=01-Gregory Radford/Glenvar Resident;
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OUT Q=top of you.
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VO-NAT


Police say truck driver Carol Reece Brown fell asleep at the wheel and drove off the road, smashing into the underpass.
He died at the scene.
Department of Motor Vehicle statistics for the state of Virginia show that there were 72 fatal accidents last year involving tractor trailors.
There were also 72 incidents of truckers falling asleep at the wheel.
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55weather


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Taking a moment now to check the Friday forecast--
Very pleasant today, with mostly sunny skies and warm highs in the upper 70s.
Mostly clear overnight, with lows in the mid to upper 40s.
The extended outlook is calling for more of the same tomorrow.
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8Helvestine


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#net (edit of 97-55)
GRAPHIC=Helvestine


She wasn't an INTENDED victim-- but a two- year- old girl was killed when a car bomb exploded two decades ago.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Yesterday a judge sentenced Frank Helvestine to 12 years in prison for his part in the crime.
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SOT OF HELVESTINE
IN Q=Your honor

(( FRANK HELVESTINE/DEFENDANT: YOUR HONOR, I'M CERTAINLY TRULY SORRY THAT EVER HAPPENED, AND I MUST AGREE WITH MR. BURKART THAT 9:30 IN THE EVENING WAS A PARTICULARLY STUPID TIME TO DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT NO MATTER WHERE YOU DID IT.))
SUPER=01-Frank Helvestine/Defendant; RUNS=:17
OUT Q=where you did it.
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VO-NAT


Helvestine didn't plant the explosive.
He was an accessory before the fact, supplying parts of the pipe bomb.
His attorney argued that the intent was to trash the car of an interracial couple, not injure anyone...
But the explosion killed two year old Carrie Mask.
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8mARV-albert


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Marv Albert


Marv Albert will have to wait until next month to find out whether he'll be spending the next YEAR in jail.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Arlington;


Yesterday, the sportscaster cut short his forcible- sodomy trial by pleading guilty to a misdemeanor assault and battery count.
After the plea bargain was announced, N-B-C sports fired Albert.
He also resigned as the voice of the New York knicks and rangers.
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85-Drug-Bust


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#597-36
GRAPHIC=drug bust


It was a harvest of a very DIFFERENT kind in Halifax County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-South Boston;


A drug sting known as "Operation Fall harvest" has resulted in the arrests of more than 60 suspected drug dealers.
They're suspected of selling several drugs including crack cocaine, marijuana and mushrooms.
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SOT 20:10:14
IN Q=White people

((JEFF OAKES/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF: WHITE PEOPLE, AFFLUENT PEOPLE, RICH AND POOR, WE'VE TARGETED EVERYBODY AND ANYBODY... IF THEY'RE GOING TO DO THAT KIND OF THING, WE'LL GO AFTER THEM, I PROMISE YOU THAT.))
SUPER=@Oakes;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=promise you that.
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VO-NAT


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.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 20:13:33
IN Q=Has been a problem

((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.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=without parole
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VO-NAT


Investigators expect to catch up with dealers who have crossed county or state lines this weekend.
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85-rentch


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tha
TAPE#597-35
GRAPHIC=legal scales


Local authorities say Teresa Rentch had been drinking the night her seven- year- old daughter was killed in an auto accident.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/June 9;


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.
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./May 24;


Rentch's daughter Samantha was thrown from the truck and killed.
Rentch was a passenger in the cab. Her boyfriend Christopher Fisher was driving.
A Montgomery County judge certified the charges against Rentch to the grand jury.
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85-Old-Vet


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#597-39
GRAPHIC=NONE


It's rare to find a living World War One survivor-- but a local man is now
being honored for his bravery. (----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


The Virginia National Guard's 116th Infantry is paying tribute to one of the original members of the regiment... 97- year- old Roy Shartzer.
SUPER=04-File Tape


Yesterday Shartzer told some war stories to present day soldiers.
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SOT 14:02:16:12
IN Q=Last one

((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 KNOW IT))
SUPER=01-Roy Shartzer/World War I Veteran;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=I don't know it
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VO-NAT


The First Battalion 116th infantry is working with Congressman Goodlatte to give Schartzer a purple heart for his injuries suffered in the war.
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8weather


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Turning to the forecast--
We'll start off the weekend with lots of sunshine.
Highs today in the upper 70s.
Mostly clear tonight, with lows in the upper 40s.
Taking a peek at the long- range forecast..
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