The Seattle Mariners won their first ever divisional title last night and
secured the final spot in Major league baseball's postseason.
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The winning runs came in this Luis Soho bases clearing double in the bottom of
the seventh inning.
Two runs came home on the shot down the right field, and a throwing error let
another come home.
The Mariners, who next play the Yankees, would win the West 9-to-1, as their
awesome pitching ace Randy SUPER=35-Seattle/==9/California/==1;
Johnson struck out 12 batters including JT Snow to clinch the win in the top of
And you hockey fans can now start drawing up your Dream Team on ice.
Yesterday the NHL announced its players are going to the Olympics in Japan
SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00
The official word came at a joint news conference held by the NHL, the
league's union, and the International Ice Hockey Federation.
IN Q="They are entertainers...
((BOB GOODENOW/NHL PLAYERS' UNION CHIEF:))
SUPER=01-Bob Goodenow/NHL Players' Union Chief; :00
OUT Q=...APPRECIATE THAT."
The league will stop play and suspend its regular season for 16 days to
allow its players to join teams for the 1998 Games.
The NBA's baddest boy, Dennis Rodman, is leaving the wild west and heading
Last night the Spurs traded the controversial forward to the Chicago Bulls
for Will Perdue.,
Rodman has been the league's leading rebounder the past four seasons and
he's a great defensive player.
But at times he's also a NUT.
IN Q="WHAT WE THINK...
((PHIL JACKSON/CHICAGO BULLS HEAD COACH:))
((JERRY KRAUSE/CHICAGO GENERAL MANAGER:))
SUPER=01-Phil Jackson/Chicago Bulls Head Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Jerry Krause/Chicago General Manager; :15
OUT Q=...WITH US."
Kevin Garnett has agreed to terms with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The first player in more than 20 years to be drafted out of high school
signed a three year deal yesterday.
SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN; :00
The 19 year old Garnett faced a pull court press from the media as he fielded
questions with General Manager Kevin McHale.
And he talks about handing the constant attention.
IN Q="I'm getting...
((KEVIN GARNETT/SIGNS FOR $5.6 MILLION:))
SUPER=01-Kevin Garnett/Signs For $5.6 Million; :00
OUT Q=...enjoyed it."
Despite his miraculous comeback to racing this past weekend at North
Wilkesboro, Ernie Irvan is remaining a realist about his future.
SUPER=03-N. Wilkesboro, NC/Last Friday; :00
Irvan announced yesterday that he will NOT attempt to race in this weekend's
UAW GM 500 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Irvan finished 6th at Wilkesboro, but remember the speeds in the tri-oval at
Charlotte come close to 200 miles an hour.
SUPER=03-Concord, NC; :00
Meet Adam Petty, the son of Kyle Petty, who is an aspiring racer , who has
been hired to drive this unusual 1200 horsepower Harley called the boneshaker
in pre-race festivities on Saturday.
It is a car crushing motorcycle.
The real stuff is on the way.
take a break
...and first up on NEWS 7 at 11:
The Simpson jury arrives at a verdict in a matter of hours.
U-S Air is cleared for purchase.
And get a first-hand account of the pigeon drop scam.
The jury in the O-J Simpson murder trial has reached a verdict.
But it'll be tomorrow before we know what it is.
More than a year after jury selection began, it took the jury just three
hours to determine the guilt or innocence of the former football star accused
of killing his wife and her friend Ron Goldman.
Though it was only mid-afternoon in L-A when the jury returned with a
verdict, Judge Lance Ito decided to wait until 10- o'clock tomorrow morning to
have the verdict read, so that all the lawyers will be there.
We'll have more news at 11.
The world is waiting for word on what the jury has already decided.
By mid-afternoon the O-J Simpson jury had determined whether the former
football star is guilty of double murder.
The judge postponed reading the verdict until tomorrow.
Manuel Gallegus has the latest in L-A.
SUPER=01-Judge Lance Ito/Los Angeles Superior Court;:07
SUPER=01-Laurie Levenson/CBS Legal Analyst;:30
SUPER=01-Allan Park/Trial Witness;:54
SUPER=01-F. Lee Bailey/Defense Attorney; 1:07
SUPER=01-Johnny Cochran/Defense Attorney;1:15
OUT Q= Now back to you.
U-S Air is up for sale.
Two major carriers are said to be considering buying the airline.
Officials call the potential buy- out an interesting development in the
ever- changing airline industry.
Kimberly McBroom reports.
IN Q=After recovering
SUPER=01-Mark Courtney/Airport Spokesman; :06
SUPER=01-Mel Ludovici/Martin Travel; :53
OUT Q=McBroom, News 7
(( After recovering from its past financial woes, U.S. Air is soaring as a
SOT courtney tape 9:09:02
((MARK COURTNEY/AIRPORT SPOKESMAN: THAT, OF COURSE, IN ITSELF COULD MAKE THEM
MORE ATTRACTIVE TO ANOTHER AIRLINE POTENTIALLY TAKING THEM OVER. ))
United Airlines is looking into acquiring U-S Air-- but hasn't made any
American Airlines is also reportedly interested in buying the airline.
Officials say U-S Air is attractive to both carriers because it would
provide either a competitive edge on the east coast.
SOT courtney tape 9:03:41
((MARK COURTNEY/AIRPORT SPOKESMAN: IT WOULD CATAPULT THOSE TWO-- WHICHEVER ONE
WOULD ACQUIRE U-S AIR--WOULD CATAPULT THEM INTO THE NUMBER ONE SLOT BY FAR IN
TERMS OF OVERALL MARKET SHARE AND NUMBER OF PASSENGERS CARRIED. ))
Courtney says he doesn't think passengers would notice much difference in
service or ticket prices.
But travel industry officials predict a buy- out would have a noticeably
SOT Ludovici tape 11:25:54
((MEL LUDOVICI/MARTIN TRAVEL: IF IT TAKES PLACE, AND IN ONE FORM OR ANOTHER IT
WILL-- IF IT TAKES PLACE, ROANOKE TRAVELERS WILL SEE A DIFFERENCE FOR THE
BETTER, NOT THE WORST. ))
Meanwhile, local U-S Air officials would not comment-- saying that the
proposed buy- out is still in the negotiating stage.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))
Security at airports has been beefed up since the weekend conviction of
Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman (OH'-mahr AHB'-dehl RAHK'-mahn).
Anti-terrorist measures are expected to get even tighter as Pope John Paul
II begins his U-S tour later this week.
Ron Jones reports what the measures could mean locally.
IN Q=This weekend a
SUPER=01-Mark Courtney/Roanoke Regional Airport; :20
SUPER=01-Shawn Brown/Philadelphia, PA; :46
SUPER=01-Markliff Fountaine/Elliott City, MD; 1:00
OUT Q=Ron Jones, News 7, Roanoke.
((This weekend a jury found the Sheik and nine other muslim militants GUILTY
of plotting to bomb U-S landmarks to change American policies concerning the
In Roanoke the Regional Airport has responded to the verdict.
((MARK COURTNEY/ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT: THERE IS GOING TO BE AS FAR AS
ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT IS CONCERNED A NUMBER OF NEW SECURITY PROCEDURES THAT
WILL BE NOTICEABLE TO PASSENGERS. BUT NOT ANYTHING THAT REALLY SHOULD BE
SOMETHING THAT WILL BE A MAJOR INCONVENIENCE TO PASSENGER TRAFFIC.))
Officials will check I-D's and ask passengers questions concerning their
Security is also on alert for any suspicious, unattended bags, parcels, or
However, some travellers don't mind.
((SHAWN BROWN/PHILADELPHIA, PA: IT'S NECESSARY. I'D RATHER GO THROUGH THAT
THAN GO THROUGH ANY TYPE OF PROBLEMS DURING THE FLIGHT OR PRIOR OR AFTER JUST
BECAUSE THERE'S A LOT OF CRAZY PEOPLE OUT THERE.))
Some say it's business as usual.
((MARKLIFF FOUNTAINE/ELLIOTT CITY, MD: I REALLY HAVEN'T NOTICED TOO MUCH CHANGE
IN SECURITY. ORIGINALLY I'M FROM NEW JERSEY. OF COURSE THEIR SECURITY A BIT
MORE OBVIOUS THAN IT IS IN ROANOKE OR BWI FOR THAT MATTER. BUT I REALLY
HAVEN'T NOTICED TOO MANY CHANGES. NOTHING EXTREMELY OBVIOUS OR EXTREMELY
Since the conviction of the muslim militants the Secretary of Transportation
has advised airport officials across the country to continue their heightened
Ron Jones, News seven, Roanoke.))
South Boston police are investigating a junior high school guidance
counselor accused of writing a check for several hundred dollars using another
At first police said 38- year old James Arthur Totten, Junior of North
Carolina wrote the check using a dead man's check book.
But Teresa Hamilton reports, police now say the owner of the account was
murdered after the check was written.
IN Q=Police say
SUPER=03-South Boston; :00
SUPER=01-Jim Hall/South Boston Police Chief; :17
OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7.
((Police say the check was written for more than 320- dollars to Leggett in
Shortly afterward, authorities say Totten returned the merchandise to a
Leggett in Danville and kept the cash.
Authorities say pictures taken by a store surveillance camera are their
strongest piece of evidence.
((JIM HALL/SOUTH BOSTON POLICE CHIEF: A LOT OF THINGS DO NOT SURPRISE ME IN MY
YEARS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT EXPERIENCE. I WOULD SAY THAT IT IS SOMEWHAT OF AN
UNUSUAL CRIME, YES. ))
OUT Q=CRIME, YES.
What police say makes this case even more unusual is that the man who
actually owned the account was murdered about three months later.
Police do NOT know the connection the 38- year- old Totten has to Kevin
But authorities say he is NOT a suspect in Slade's murder.
Another man has been convicted of the crime.
Authorities say school officials are aware of the allegations. During the
course of their investigation South Boston police came to Yanceyville and
questioned Totten on school property.
Totten works as a guidance counselor at Dillard junior high.
The Superintendent of schools there did not return our calls-- nor did
Totten's attorney. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))
A Roanoke woman who lost several hundred dollars to a scam last week is
warning others to watch out.
Peggy Stem was shopping in a Roanoke office supply store on Friday, when two
women told her they had found an envelope full of money near her car.
They offered to divide the windfall three ways if she would provide enough
money to even out the shares.
Ultimately, she lost the money she withdrew from her bank account and a
cellular phone that was taken from her car.
IN Q=If you think that somebody's going
((PEGGY STEM: IF YOU THINK THAT SOMEBODY IS GOING TO GIVE YOU SOMETHING, AND DO
THIS, DON'T TAKE IT. IF YOU'RE GOING TO INVEST YOUR MONEY, INVEST IT WITH
REPUTABLE PEOPLE, DON'T DO WHAT I DID.))
OUT Q=do what I did.
Roanoke police say they encounter this con more often as the holidays
They say senior citizens are a favorite target.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
When News 7 returns, Welfare reform officially begins in some parts of the
and Abortion rights advocates and opponents alike say the Supreme Court spoke
loudly today with its silence.
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Abortion rights advocates are claiming victory in what the U-S Supreme Court
didn't do today.
The Court let stand lower court rulings that upheld the federal abortion
clinic access law.
Eleanor Smeal of the Feminist Majority Foundation says the action means
abortion clinics will have better protection against the potential for
Smeal also says the Supreme Court action will mean that the law is applied
uniformly from state to state.
Naturally, Jerry Horn of the American Life League says he's disappointed.
He says the decision will "have a chilling effect on the pro-life movement."
Welfare reform became a reality today in five central Virginia localities.
Governor George Allen paid a trip to Lynchburg to drum up support in the
business community, which he's counting on to help find jobs for many welfare
Steve Smallshaw reports.
IN Q=The jobs are
SUPER=01-Kay Coles James/Health and Human Resources Sec'y; :12
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.
(( The jobs are out there for those who are being told to get off welfare and
But business leaders say many of the applicants they've seen are under-
skilled and poorly educated.
SOT 15:02:27 (#2)
IN Q=It seems to
((KAY COLES JAMES/HEALTH AND HUMAN RESOURCES SECRETARY: IT SEEMS TO ME THAT
HIGH ACADEMIC STANDARDS AND EDUCATION REFORM IS ESSENTIAL IN ORDER TO BRING OUT
REAL AND LASTING CHANGE.))
OUT Q=lasting change.
It may not have been the message Governor George Allen wanted to hear, but
this forum of social workers and business leaders was designed to help work out
the kinks of welfare reform.
The Lynchburg area is the second in Virginia to phase in the new changes
that limit benefits and require some recipients to find jobs.
Allen says success will mean a change in attitude.
SOT 15:48:34 (#2)
IN Q=So the work
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: SO THE WORK ETHIC IS CERTAINLY GOING TO BE A BIG PART OF
THIS EFFORT NOW, AND IF THEY DON'T WANT TO WORK THEY'RE NOT GOING TO GET
WELFARE BENEFITS. NOW THAT CERTAINLY MAY BE A DRASTIC CHANGE, BUT IT'S THE
CHANGE THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA ELECTED ME TO MAKE.))
OUT Q=me to make.
IN Q=Allen and his
((Allen and his staff readily admit that changing the mindset of many welfare
recipients is a monumental task. But they're confident that change will come
once word gets out the someone has been penalized for not looking for work or
refusing to accept a perfectly good job. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.))
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Up next on News 7 at 11, Robin Reed be along with a preview of all the
October weather numbers,
and we'll tell you why state democrats say they have the drive to restart the
Motor voter law.
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Virginia voters approved it in a referendum, state lawmakers voted for it
twice, and some Virginia localities have already been doing it.
State Democrats call that a "mandate" for the so-called Motor Voter law.
It would allow voter registration at the D-M-V and social services offices.
Today, on the eve of Governor George Allen's court battle to reject what he
calls an unfunded federal mandate, Democrats swore to try again to enact the
law in Virginia.
((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: EVERY YEAR I WOULD GO THROUGH MY AUTOMOBILE DEALERSHIP,
ENCOURAGING EVERYBODY TO MAKE SURE VOTE ON TUESDAY. AND EVERY YEAR I'M STUNNED
BY THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO WORK FOR ME WHO AREN'T REGISTERED. AND WHEN I ASK
WHY NOT, USUALLY WITH SOME INDIGNATION, IT'S ALWAY'S YOU KNOW "WHEN HAVE YOU
GIVEN ME THE DAY OFF OR THE HALF DAY OFF FROM WORK?"))
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: HE'S JUST SIMPLY WALKING IN LOCKSTEP WITH THE CLINTON
ADMINISTRATION THAT WANTS TO DICTATE TO US AND FORCE US TO REGISTER PEOPLE AT
OUT Q=welfare offices.
A U.S. District Court in Richmond will hear arguments on the Governor's veto
of Motor Voter law tomorrow.
And just a reminder: next Tuesday, October tenth, is the last day to
register for the fall elections.
Elsewhere on the diamond the Tigers had very little spark this season, and
now they no longer have Sparky.
Sparky Anderson quit his job as the Detroit Tigers manager today.
The 61 year old future hall of famer says he'll make his retirement
permanent if he isn't hired by another club.
He's won over 2000 games, but it's the losses that are killing him.
IN Q="I think when...
((SPARKY ANDERSON/QUITS AS TIGERS MANAGER:))
SUPER=01-Sparky Anderson/Quits As Tigers Manager; :00
OUT Q=...shake hands!!
Still to come tonight, our Monday trek to Charlottesville
as Steve Mason checks in with the Virginia Cavaliers, and might need a wake
up call for this weekend's game in Chapel Hill.
Saturday's win over Wake Forest pushed Virginia into the nation's top 10,
but it also almost pushed head coach George Welsh over the brink.
Steve Mason says the veteran coach is anything but thrilled with his team's
play with UNC on the horizon this weekend.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=04-Last Monday; :16 quick
SUPER=01-Mike Groh/UVa Quarterback; :28
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; :44
SUPER=01-Demetrius Allen/Started the 1992 Game as a Freshman; 1:17
SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC/1992; 1:26
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Last Year; 1:31
SUPER=01-Duane Ashman/UVa Defensive End; 1:38
OUT Q=...News 7 sports"
(( The deamon deacons held Virginia to a season low 107 yards rushing, and
if there was any hint that George Welch knew that a tough run defence was
coming to Charlottesville, he indicated a concern in a statement a week before
this past Saturday's game.
GEORGE WELSH/UVA HEAD COACH: WE JUST HAVE TO GET A LITTLE MORE OUT OF OUR
PASSING ATTACK RIGHT NOW, THAT'S WHAT WE NEED TO DO.
Mike Groh responded passing for a season high 335 yards and 2 touchdowns.
MIKE GROH/UVA QUARTERBACK: I CERTAINLY DIDN'T HAVE ANY DOUBT IN MYSELF
THAT I COULD DO THAT IF GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY. I THINK EVERYBODY SAW THAT WE
HAVE A VERY BALANCED OFFENSIVE FOOTBALL TEAM.
While Welsh is pleased is Groh, he is fuming about the teams 12 penalties.
ONE OF THE LITTLE THINGS THAT ARE GONNA MAKE A DIFFERENCE, YOU CAN'T HAVE
12 PENALTIES. IT DESTROYS YOUR RHYTHM. WE HAD 4 OR 5 ON OFFENCE TOO.
North Carolina is up next and the Tarheels are dangerous, here's a team
that started 0 and 2 on the season, and has reeled off 2 straight victories.
plus, the heels know that a win against UVA puts them back on the national map.
In addition to that, for the first time since 1992, the Cavs must leave the
pleasant confines of Scott Stadium, and to travel to Chapel Hill. Yes,
Virginia has played tough on the road, but only a select few have ever competed
against the heels, at Kenan Stadium.
DEMETRIUS ALLEN/STARTED THE 1992 GAME AS A FRESHMAN: THEY BEAT US PRETTY
BAD THAT YEAR. NATRON, HE HAD SOMETHING LIKE 200 SOME YARDS. THEY PLAY ROUGH
DOWN THERE. I THINK THE FANS GET BEHIND THEM - THEY HAVE A GREAT STADIUM.
Allen watched his team lose that battle 27-7. But for the past 2 years,
Virginia has returned the favor. But whatever motivation the heels have, the
Cavs feel they can equal it.
DUANE ASHMAN/UVA DEFENSIVE END: CAROLINA IS A TOUGH TEAM, AND IF THEY
WANT A BATTLE, THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE A NICE FIGHT ON THEIR HANDS.
In Charlottesville, Steve Mason News 7 Sports.))
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Stay with us,
when News 7 returns we'll see what the city of Roanoke plans to do with a
Railway Festival that's missing its traditional train trips.
MUSIC UP FULL
This could be a nervous week for Roanoke city officials, as they wait to see
if the crowds return for the annual Roanoke Railway Festival.
The festival has always featured steam train excursions. But Norfolk
Southern ended its steam program last year.
The big attraction this year will be the rail line's most famous steam
engine in its new display shed.
The Virginia Museum of Transportation hosts this weekend's rail festival
which will highlight the newly renovated "6-11".
The steam engine was retired last November and will now be permanently
housed in the Transportation museum.
1 10 27 00 - 1 10 51 00
IN Q=Certainly the unveiling
((KAY HOUCK/TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: CERTAINLY THE UNVEILING
OF THE 611 IN ITS NEW LOCATION. THIS NATIONAL LANDMARK IS NOW FULLY RESTORED
AND IT'S HOME. THAT'S EXCITING FOR SO MANY FANS THEY'LL REMEMBER PULLING IT
ALONG WITH THE POWHATAN ARROW RIGHT BEHIND IT.))
SUPER=01-Kay Houck/Transportation Museum Executive Director;
OUT Q=right behind it.
Trains aren't the only attraction... there will be plenty of antique cars,
food and music.
The festival starts Friday and runs through Sunday.