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Helms Makes Historic Visit to Legislature

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RALEIGH — Senator Jesse Helms spoke to the NorthCarolina General Assembly just before noon Tuesday. It was the third timein as many months that someone of national stature addressed statelegislators.

In March, President Bill Clinton spoke and the ReverendBilly Graham addressed the group earlier this month.

Helms' Tuesday speech was not like the political stump speeches hedelivered on the campaign trail. This was more about his philosophy oflife, and his life as a legislator.

Helms referred to his 24 for years representing the state as anexperience unlike any other. He also talked about getting thecountry back onto what he called the "right moral track".

Helms also touched on a traditional theme of reducing big government