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Senator Jesse Helms
Jesse Helms was laid to rest Tuesday in a simple, dignified ceremony that emphasized the man rather than the conservative force who became a beloved and despised household name in American politics.
He redefined politics in North Carolina, reinvigorated U.S conservatism
Former U.S. Sen. Jesse A.
Helms, the son of a Monroe
police chief who rose to
national prominence to
become one of the lions of
the American right, died
Friday. He was 86.
Helms' adherence to
his principles and his kindness to people were themes in eulogies delivered
by speakers who included Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
Gov. Mike Easley has ordered all North Carolina state flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of Jesse Helms. Funeral services for the former senator, who died Friday at the age of 86, will be held Tuesday at Hayes-Barton Baptist Church.
WRAL-TV 5 and WRAL.com will air a special presentation, Jesse Helms: Conservative Icon, Monday at 7 p.m. More...