Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on May 1, 1984 · Page 2
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A2 O B The Arizona Republic Tuesday, May 1, 1984 i ii ii in nm,i , i iii HjM i. Lignum. .." nm ninum iniw "iiinjiTiiiiiiirii.ini 1 - 1 i i ' III l f': f -' w55?"" 'f r tt jWiilliwiiiiiM i ihmmmi, - , :- Sc iii mil f n flfi mil i Neighbors say suspect in murders had history of trouble with parents Peter Schwepker Republic Stunned neighbors watch in silence as the bodies of Roger Scott Helm, Rose Olivia Helm and Keli Ann Helm are carried out of their home. SKl(gvA7 QjlAfilDTrDgliry7 Tuesday, May 1, 1984 THE VALLEY V: Phoenix's procedures for relocating homeowners and renters tfrom properties the city needs for public right of way goes above and -beyond what is fair and equitable, a 'citizens committee decides. A23. ! An arrest warrant with two felony charges has been issued for "missing Scottsdale mother Carol Rudman the center of a bitter, four-year child-custody case. B1. I A 22-year-old Phoenix man is 'fatally shot by a Phoenix police .officer during a scuffle with the officer. B1. member police force back to the federal government. B1. THE STATE . B Arizona's health-care program for-indigents would cost at least $30 million more than the $89 million already budgeted for next fiscal year, if lawmakers enact the reor-ganizational plan before them, Senate Republicans are warned. B1. I The Navajo Tribe plans to start discussions this week with the Bureau of Indian Affairs to transfer supervision of the reservation's 267- POLITICS The Reagan administration has made a third attempt to frame - regulations that would keep nonprofit groups that get federal money from lobbying at government expense. A6. Presidential candidates courting votes in border areas of Texas and California are being confronted with a potent issue ettorts in Congress to curb illegal immigra- tion. A7. Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Gary Hart resurrects the Iranian hostage crisis in a harsh attack on Walter Mondale, who was vice president during the crisis. Mondale says the attack suggests desperation on Hart's part. A8. The Supreme Court frees political-action committees to spend millions of dollars on the 1984 presidential race. A8. President Reagan visits Fudan University in Shanghai, China, and answers students' questions. A 1 0. THE NATION A ruling that a worker at a Colorado nuclear-weapons plant died of cancer caused by on-the-job radiation underscores the need to cut acceptable radiation exposure levels in half, a physicist says. A3. The Supreme Court rules that appeals courts have broad power to second-guess trial courts in libel cases, a decision that could save news organizations millions of dollars annually. A24. Researchers at the University of Missouri-Kansas City say they have developed a treatment for melanoma now fatal to about 5,500 Americans a year that has improved survival rates. A30. INTERNATIONAL Libyan leader Moammar Khadafy, in his first public acknowledgment of the Libyan army's presence in Chad, says he would withdraw his troops from the country if France does the same. A20. A Colombian government official who was an outspoken critic of that country's flourishing drug trade is gunned down in a Bogota street A22. THE ECONOMY The government's index of leading indicators, the chief barometer of the U.S. economy's future activity, fell 1.1 percent in March, the first decline in the sensitive measure in 19 months. All. Arizona had the best government-controlled fiscal policies last year and is one of the top five states in terms of business climate, a new study of 48 states says. All. The stock market finished mixed Monday thanks to a late burst of buying. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 1.68 points to 1,170.75. A14. EDITORIAL OPINION Some Arab states will ultimately have to acknowledge that the greatest peril to their sovereignty is not from Israel, but from within Islam. A28. Uninhibited by pieces of paper, the Soviets are relentlessly building, while the Americans, restricted by the same pieces of paper, feel secure because we have a treaty called arms control. Patrick Buchanan's column, A29. SPORTS Many scoffed when Utah made Thurl Bailey the No. 7 pick in last year's NBA draft. But the Jazz is laughing now. CI. The USFL and the pre-signing of the top two picks in today's NFL draft have taken much of the mystery, intrigue and uncertainty out of the yearly event. CI. By Jim Walsh Northwest Valley Bureau GLENDALE Roger Helm Jr.'s neighbors said they were used to seeing police cars in front of his parents modest, well-kept suburban house. They were there again Monday after Roger Helm Sr., 46, his wife, Rose, 42, and their daughter, Keli Ann, 16, were found shot to death. Later in the day, Helm Jr., 14, was detained for investigation of three counts of homicide. Police said the teen-ager gave them a statement, but they would not say whether he admitted the slayings. Helm Sr. was owner of Allied Tool and Die Co., 3807 S. Seventh St., Phoenix. The company's quality-control manager, Jerry Rodgers, said Helm Sr. used to talk about his frustrating attempts to keep his son out of trouble. "I told Roger to let his son leave home . . ." Rodgers said. "He (the .son) was set in his ways and couldn't be changed. But Rose loved him, and so did Roger. He never stopped trying to help him." The couple had a special love for their adopted children because they were unable to have children of their own, Rodgers said. "Roger was a hard worker," he said. "He worked hard to provide for his family. His family was his life." Rodgers and two of the Helms' neighbors, John McGuire and Charles Emig, said Helm Sr. apparently tried to appease the boy by buying him anything he wanted. First came an expensive racing bicycle, they said, then a skateboard track and a Chevrolet Nova with racing tires. "The things he gave to the kid, it was unbelievable," Rodgers said. "It was always 'give me, give me, give me,' but Roger Jr. never . appreciated anything." - ; Emig and McGuire and their wives said they had seen police cars in front of the Helm house in the'7 past. . Helm Jr., a freshman at Glendale .High School, dropped out a week ago after poor attendence disqualified him from receiving grades, said Sally Hinderland, director of communications for the Glendale Union High School District. Keli Ann Helm, a junior at Glendale High, was described by Principal Robert Hutchison as "a good student." She had transferred from Independence High School in September to join the school's swimming team. McGuire said Helm Sr. had an impressive gun collection and that.' his wife collected expensive Hum-' mel figurines. Helm Sr. was proud of an alarm system he recently installed in his home, McGuire said. McGuire said he last saw the couple Friday night, when Rose Helm was mowing the lawn and her husband was trimming the grass along the driveway. "I just waved to him," McGuire said. McGuire and Emig described Keli Ann Helm as attractive, tall; and slender, with dark blond hair. "Keli was just as sweet as she could be," Emig said. Rodgers described Helm Sr. as "an excellent boss, a one-in-a-million guy" who once dug into his personal savings to give an employee the down payment for a house. Helm Sr.'s company makes aerospace parts for Garrett Turbine Engine Co. of Phoenix and Pnenu-' maticsof Tempe, he said. Michael Gmg Republic Richard Vochatzew, 17, is handcuffed by Phoenix and Glendale police officers outside a Money Market at 4248 W. Indian School Road. Friends embrace to comfort '. each other amid wreckage from a tornado that ripped ; through Prue, Okla., on Sunday. The tornado hit Prue - and Mannford, killing one man and injuring dozens. '.Hurricane-force winds are sweeping the Midwest, following a powerful storm system that has spun more than 50 twisters in the worst tornado season in a decade. At least 15 deaths are blamed on the weekend's violent weather. B4. CLOSE-UPS Walter Behr is an interior designer with a special talent for entertaining. B5. Clara Hale opens her heart and her home to drug addicts' -newborns. B6. LEISURE & ARTS Happy Days, Fantasy Island and Hart to Hart top the list of canceled shows as ABC announces its prime-time lineup for the 1984-85 television season. C6. Award-winning composer and conductor Andre Previn will become musical director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. C7. Slaying Continued from Al storage shed behind the home. All were shot at least once in the. head with what police believe was a .22-caliber weapon, Coking said. He would not discuss a reason for the shootings. Keli Ann, a junior at Glendale High School, apparently was killed elsewhere and her body dragged into the storage shed, Coking said. Police do not know why the body was put into the shed, he said. Helm Jr. was taken to Glendale for questioning in connection with the shootings and later was transferred to the Maricopa County Juvenile Detention Center, Coking said. Police are satisfied that the younger Helm's acquaintance who. attempted to cash the check, 17-year-old Richard Vochatzew, did not take part in the killings or have any knowledge of them, he said. The elder Helm was a gun collector, and police found several guns in the home, Coking said. However, officers had not found the weapon used in the slayings by Monday evening, he said. When officers arrived at the house, they found the front door unlocked, Coking said. Police then issued a statewide all-points bulletin for Helm Jr. after discovering the youth and a family truck were missing. Arizona law permits any child older than 8 accused of a capital crime to be tried and sentenced as an adult. Smoot said, however, that a child would have to be 15 or older before he would seek to try him as an adult. The Arizona Republic (USPSMO-ttO) Published every morning by Phoenix Newspapers Inc. 120 E. Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ 65004 P.O. Box I960, Phoenix, AZ 65001 Telephone 271-6000 MEMBER: AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS Vol. 04, No. 351 Tuesday, May 1, 1084 ADVERTISING STANDARDS Merchandise or service advertised In The Republic la expected to be accurately described and readily available at the advertiaed prices. Deceptive or misleading advertising la never knowingly accepted. Complaints regarding advertising should be directed In writing to The Arizona Republic Advertising Department, or the Battel Business Bureeuf 4428 No. 12th Street, Phoenix 65014. 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