The World Series champs hits the streets of Atlanta yesterday as thousands of
Braves' fans turned out for an afternoon parade.
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Manager Bobby Cox and his wife led the way as all the players and team
officials rode on top of fire trucks.
Former Tech star Brad Clontz, second from the front rode along with his
fellow Braves pitchers a top one of the hook and ladder trucks.
Most folks came to get a glimpse of series slugging hero Dave Justice, who
wore a top hat for the occasion
The parade and title are very special to many of the players who remember the
days when the Braves stunk it up night in and night out.
IN Q="THROUGH THE 100...
((TOM GLAVINE/WORLD SERIES MVP:))
((DAVE JUSTICE/BRAVES RIGHT FIELDER:))
SUPER=01-Tom Glavine/World Series MVP; :02
SUPER=01-Dave Justice/Braves Right Fielder; :12
OUT Q=...much better now."
Just as they were in the series, the fans in Cleveland were much rowdier than
the Braves faithful.
More than 40 thousand Tribe fans lined 22 blocks yesterday as they gave
Carlos Baerga and his teammates a rock star-like welcome.
This was Cleveland's first trip to the world series since 1941.
They won 100 games during he world series.
The Florida State Seminoles fell from first to second in the national
polls this week.
And this Thursday night the VIrginia Cavaliers have hope to drop them even
Steve Mason has more on the Cavs gargantuan task.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Austin, TX/October 21; :10
SUPER=01-George Welsh/Virginia Head Coach; :16
SUPER=03-Tallahassee, FL; :27
SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/1030 Yards Rushing This Season; :44
SUPER=01-Todd White/UVa Defensive Tackle; 1:12
OUT Q=....News 7 sports"
((David A. Harrison fieldgot a face lift Monday afternoon in preparation
for Thursday's night game. After UVa's last second loss to Texas October 21st,
the Cavaliers have used the by-week to give themselves a makeover, both
physically and mentally.
GEORGE WELSH/UVA HEAD COACH: WELL I THINK WE LOOK A LITTLE BIT QUICKER.
WE WERE A LITTLE BIT TIRED. I THINK WE HAVE OUR LEGS BACK, WE ONLY PRACTICED
TWO DAYS OUT OF FIVE LAST WEEK. SO HOPEFULLY THAT HELPED
Florida State fell to second in the pole during its off week, so look for
the Noles to inflict some pain thursday in the form of points. FSU will meet
a bruiser in Tiki Barber. The junior has become Virginia's 8th one thousand
yard plus single season rusher, and has added motivation going into this game.
TIKI BARBER/1030 YARDS RUSHING THIS SEASON: ACC TEAMS IN THE PAST HAVEN'T
BEEN ABLE TO PLAY WITH THEM, AND WE THINK THAT WE CAN THIS YEAR. THIS IS OUR
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME FOR THIS YEAR. IF WE WIN THIS WE GUARANTEE A TIE FOR THE ACC
TITLE. THAT'S ONE OF OUR GOALS THAT WE SET FOR THIS SEASON
Most of the pressure is on UVa's defense. The Seminoles are averaging 600
yards and 56 points per game. One of the leaders in that attack is tailback
Warrick Dunn, Virginia tackle Todd White played with the Hiesman trophy hopeful
in high school.
TODD WHITE/UVA DEFENSIVE TACKLE: NOTHING'S CHANGED FROM HIGH SCHOOL
EXCEPT HIS UNIFORM. HE'S IN A FLORIDA STATE UNIFORM AND HE'S PLAYING THE
VIRGINIA'S AND TEAMS LIKE THAT, BUT THE LEVEL OF PLAY HAS INCREASED FORM
OPPONENTS HAS INCREASED, AND HIS LEVEL IS RIGHT ALONG WITH IT. SO HE'S JUST A
DAILY TYPE OF GUY
Game time is scheduled of 8pm on ESPN. In Charlottesville, Steve Mason,
News 7 Sports.))
The New Orleans have given kicker Chip Lohmiller the boot.
Last night, head Jim Mora cut the former Redskins all-pro, who simply has
been terrible this season.
SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA/Fox; :00
In Sunday's upset win over the 49ers Lohmiller almost cost the Saints the
game when he missed 2 field goals including this 28 yarder.
For the season he had missed 6 of 14 field goals and two extra points.
IN Q="I like Mora...
((JIM MORA/NEW ORLEANS HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Jim Mora/New Orleans Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...a makeable kick."
And some of the FRiday Football Extra action from last Friday was rained out
and last night in the Piedmont Fieldale-Collinsville beat Gretna 50-to-nothing
in a makeup game.
An Patrick County beat Laurel Park 43 to 13.
Up next on News 7 at eleven-
A fire near Rubatex is suspicious- Tonight it leaves two people homeless.
Will Quebec be independent of Canada? We'll have vote results.
Plus we'll hear from the woman awarded millions in a breast implant
And Robin with your trick or treating forecast. News 7 is next.
A suspicious fire near the Rubatex plant in Bedford has left two people
Around 5:45, fire crews were called to this vacant lot at the corner of
Grove and Church Streets in Bedford, where several stacks of rubber products
had caught fire.
The house Dann Witt shares with his mother is just a few feet away... the
burning rubber caught that building on fire too.
IN Q=And you could
((DANN WITT/RESIDENT: AND YOU COULD FEEL THE HEAT, AND I WENT BACK IN AND
CALLED 911, IT WAS BUSY, SO I HUNG IT UP AND TOLD MY MOTHER WE'LL HAVE TO GET
SUPER=01-Dann Witt/Resident; :00
OUT Q=have to get out.
It took firefighters about twenty minutes to bring the blaze under control.
Authorities say, at first, they feared things would be much worse.
IN Q=We didn't know
((MIKE BURNETTE/BEDFORD FIRE CHIEF: WE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT IT WAS IN THE
BEGINNING. THEY SAID IT WAS THE WOOLEN MILL ON FIRE, WHICH WAS THIS BIG
BUILDING HERE. WE JUST BROUGHT IN THE EXTRA HELP.))
SUPER=01-Mike Burnette/Bedford Fire Chief; :00
OUT Q=the extra help.
The lot was being used by the Rubatex Corporation as a storage area for
their rubber products.
Rubatex would NOT say what type of material caught fire.
Authorities consider this blaze suspicious.
IN Q=It's sitting
((M.H. GRAHAM/BEDFORD POLICE CHIEF: IT'S SITTING IN THE MIDDLE OF AN ASPHALT
PARKING LOT, THERE'S OBVIOUSLY NOTHING THERE THAT COULD IGNITE THE RUBBER. SO
WHAT WE'RE DOING, IT'S OBVIOUSLY SUSPICIOUS AND WE'RE TRYING TO DETERMINE WHAT
MIGHT HAVE, OR WHAT CAUSED IT.))
SUPER=01-M.H. Graham/Bedford Police Chief; :00
OUT Q=or what caused it.
Graham says the regional arson squad will assist in the investigation.
A teenage boy charged with murder has turned himself in.
Police say he's suspected in the murder of a Martinsville girl last week.
Her body was found last week along a road.
16- year old Tommy Lawrence Helms of Bassett is charged with first- degree
murder in the shooting death of 15- year old Lavina Scales.
Scales' body was found on Route 6-79 Wednesday night by a passing couple.
SUPER=03-Henry Co./Last Thursday;
The Medical Examiner says Scales was shot several times in the head and
left on the side of the road.
Authorities say they were on Tommy Helms' trail from the beginning.
IN Q=We had about
((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY COUNTY SHERIFF: WE HAD ABOUT SIX OR SEVEN INVESTIGATORS
AND SUPERVISORS THAT WORKED ALL WEEKEND ON THIS, PRETTY MUCH NIGHT AND DAY.
THIS MAN WAS THE SUSPECT FROM ALMOST, WELL CERTAINLY DAY ONE.))
SUPER=01-Frank Cassell/Henry County Sheriff;
OUT Q=certainly day one.
Helms will attend a detention hearing in Juvenile court tomorrow.
A merciless monster.
Those are the words of the Roanoke Commonwealth's attorney describing Tonya
She was given thirty years in prison for the neglect and abuse of an 18-
month- old boy.
Today Basham took the stand at her pre- sentencing hearing and said she
never hurt Anthony Harvey.
That's despite the fact she confessed to police back in March and pleaded
guilty to the charges two months ago.
But Basham claims she was rushed into her confession and that she loved the
toddler as much as her OWN child.
SOT Basham Bites 15:18:32
IN Q=I love children
((TONYA BASHAM/I LOVE CHILDREN. I LOVE MY DAUGHTER. I LOVE ANTHONY. I'D NEVER
DO ANYTHING TO HARM ANTHONY. ))
OUT Q=harm Anthony
Anthony Harvey was treated for second degree burns to his face, feet and
Cocaine was found in his blood and doctors say he suffered internal
Basham was watching the child while the boy's mother, Tammy Harvey, tried to
get her get her own life back in order.
Tammy Harvey pleaded no contest to child neglect last month.
She'll be sentenced Friday.
Anthony Harvey is now in the care of his grandmother.
He is said to be in good condition.
Convicted murderer Tommy David Strickler is eleven days away from his
But he can't find a lawyer who'll take his case.
Some say he's part of a disturbing trend on Virginia's death row.
Ellen Qualls has more.
IN Q=We spoke with
SUPER=03-Mecklenburg Co.; :03
SUPER=02-Tommy Strickler/Death Row Inmate; :21
SUPER=01-Don Lee/Va. Capital Resource Center; 1:10
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
(( We spoke with Tommy Strickler by phone because of a recent state policy to
ban our camera from the prison.
He was convicted of the 1990 abduction and killing of Roanoke native and
J-M-U student Leann Whitlock.
He maintains his innocence and blames former attorneys for mistakes.
Now Strickler says he's angry and scared, partly because of a new Virginia
((TOMMY DAVID STRICKLER/DEATH ROW INMATE: IT'S KIND OF LIKE A CATCH-22. IN
OTHER WORDS, I KIND OF FEEL LIKE THAT'S HOW THEY'RE GONNA END UP GETTING A LOT
OF PEOPLE TO WHERE THEY CAN EXECUTE THEM. BECAUSE OF PEOPLE AIN'T GONNA BE
ABLE TO HAVE ATTORNEYS IN THAT AMOUNT OF TIME.))
The July first law sets an execution date within 60 days of the last state
appeal -- before new federal court level defense attorneys take over.
((ATTORNEY GENERAL JIM GILMORE: A WOMAN WAS BADLY BEATEN. IN FACT HER HEAD
WAS CRUSHED WITH A 69-POUND STONE. BUT NEVERTHELESS, EVERYONE IS ENTITLED TO
HAVE AN APPROPRIATE APPEAL AND HE IS TOO. AND THIS JUST SIMPLY REQUIRES HIM TO
KEEP HIS CASE MOVING.))
Gilmore's sure the courts will delay the execution.
But why doesn't Tommy Strickler have an attorney?
The Virginia Capital Representation Resource Center helps death row inmates
The GOP Congress is cutting most of its funding.
((DON LEE/VA. CAPITAL REPRESENTATION RESOURCE CENTER: WELL EVEN BEFORE WE HAD
THE BUDGET PROBLEM, THAT CREATED PROBLEMS IN RECRUITING ATTORNEYS, BECAUSE
THESE CASES ALREADY ARE COMPLICATED ENOUGH AND INVOLVE ENORMOUS PRESSURE
WITHOUT THE ADDED PRESSURE OF HAVING TO TAKE A CASE WHILE AN EXECUTION DATE IS
sot standup 16:50:39 Second one
The attorney crunch also tightens the screws on judges, who are starting to
complain in their opinions about being put on the spot to decide matters of
life and death.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
GRAPHIC=US Supreme Court
The U-S Supreme Court has ordered a new review in the case of condemned
killer Lem Tuggle.
He narrowly escaped execution last month when the Court decided to take up
Tuggle was to die by lethal injection for the 19-83 murder and rape of
Jessie Havens in Smyth County.
The U-S Supreme Court now says the Virginia Supreme Court made a mistake
upholding Tuggle's death sentence.
While awaiting trial, Tuggle was interviewed by a state psychologist withOUT
his attorney present.
Tuggle was NOT given money to hire a psychologist of his own to rebut the
Tuggle's case has been sent back to the federal appeals court.
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Still to come on the newscast, police in Montgomery County round up alleged
and from Quebec, the votes are in as the Canadian province decides if it will
succeed. When we return we'll tell you which side has won a narrow victory.
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Quebec will stick with Canada.
The vote results came in just a short time ago- showing a razor thin
margin in today's referendum.
Manuel Gallegus has the latest from Canada.
SUPER=01-Claude LaMarche/Yes Voter;
SUPER=01-Celio Carin/No Voter;
SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/CBS News;
OUT Q=CBS News, Montreal."
((Cheers from the separatists at the OUI or YES headquarters in Montreal,
Quebec as early numbers showed Quebeckers had voted to break away from Canada
and in effect start their own country. But as more results came in there was a
turning point, when the Canadians who wanted to stay together slowly began to
It's estimated that as many as 90 percent of Quebec voters turned out to
decide the issue that has bitterly divided Quebec while at the same time
brought the rest of Canada together. For many, a Canada without Quebec is
unthinkable. Quebec is Canada's largest province, over 7 million people.
Almost all of them speak French as their first language. Many of the YES voters
want independence, because they claim their French culture is fading in the
rest of Canada, and that socially and economically they'd be better off
CLAUDE LAMARCHE/YES VOTER: MY INDEPENDENCE AND CULTURE ARE IMPORTANT.
But NO federalist voters are opposed to that point of view, they believe
separation would lead to economic instability and political crisis in Quebec.
NO voters like Michael and Cielo Carin believe Quebeckers who want independence
haven't thought it through.
CELIO CARIN/NO VOTER
Canada's prime minister Jean Crethien, a Quebecker hasn't said for sure
what the Canadian government will do. If Quebec votes to succeed, the
government could accept Quebec's independence or force a Canada-wide election
on the issue.
MANUEL GALLEGUS/CBS NEWS: If the separatists win they would not declare
independence immediately, they
will first try to negotiate and compromise with the government. But regardless,
with the vote so close, Quebec remains divided and dissatisfied. Manuel
Gallegus CBS News, Montreal.)
A final goodbye today to the soldier killed in a sniper attack at Fort
SUPER=03-Fort Bragg, NC;
Major Stephen Badger was killed last week- allegedly by a fellow soldier.
18 other soldiers were wounded in the attack.
Badger's widow says her husband died trying to stop the gunman.
((DIANE BADGER/WIDOW: HE WAS A TRUE AMERICAN HERO AND HE GAVE THAT LAST FULL
MEASURE OF DEVOTION AND YOU CAN'T ASK FOR MORE THAN THAT. AND I'LL MISS MY BEST
OUT Q=MISS MY BEST FRIEND."
The suspect is a 26 year old soldier- who was a former member of an
elite patrol unit.
May the best candidate win -- regardless of party affiliation.
That's what former Governor Doug Wilder is saying about the historic battle
for control of the General Assembly.
Wilder admits his opinions are going pretty far since he was elected as a
IN Q=I wouldn't say
((DOUG WILDER/FORMER GOVERNOR: I WOULDN'T SAY WE SHOULD VOTE FOR A DEMOCRAT
JUST BECAUSE THAT DEMOCRAT WOULD GIVE A NUMERICAL ADVANTAGE TO THE PARTY. IT
DOESN'T MEAN ANYTHING TO THE PEOPLE.))
SUPER=01-Doug Wilder/Former Governor;
OUT Q=to the people.
Wilder adds that who controls the legislature is NOT the election's most
IN Q=I'm not -- I'm
((I'M NOT-- I'M SAYING THAT THE SKY WON'T FALL, NOR WILL THE WORLD COME TO AN
END IF THE DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY IS NOT RETAINED.))
OUT Q=not retained.
However, Wilder says if George Allen tries to reduce state support of
education, those lawmakers who support him will have to face the wrath of state
Forty- five alleged drug dealers in Montgomery County got a rude awakening
from police this morning.
Authorities were out at dawn arresting the suspects on a total of 91
A grand jury handed up the indictments last week.
Charges include distribution of crack, marijuana and L-S-D, and several
During the nine- month undercover investigation, members of the Montgomery
County Drug Task Force seized 15 thousand dollars worth of narcotics.
The task force is made up of officers from the sheriff's department, and
Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Virginia Tech and State Police.
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Coming up next on our broadcast, a jury awards 14 million dollars to a woman
who says silicone breast implants made her sick,
and coming up a little later in the broadcast, we'll see how some Florida
Canines are celebrating Halloween.
Dow Chemical must pay $10 million in punitive damages to a woman who
blames health problems on leaky silicone breast implants.
((CHARLOTTE MAHLUM/PLAINTIFF: MAYBE NOW THESE BIG COMPANIES, DOCTORS AND SO ON
WILL UNDERSTAND US WOMEN. WE'RE NOT CRAZY. WE'RE SICK.))
OUT Q=we're sick."
The verdict was the first reached solely against the parent company of Dow
Mahlum alleged her implants caused skin disorders, muscle pain, tremors,
incontinence and other problems.
Scientists are still debating whether silicone implants really make anyone
sick. Dow says it will appeal.
Like a time bomb going off in her head--
That's how Lori Schiller describes her first experience with paranoid
schizophrenia at the age of 17.
IN Q=I thought that
((LORI SCHILLER/AUTHOR: I THOUGHT THAT WHAT I WAS EXPERIENCING WAS THAT I WAS
POSSESSED AND I WAS AFRAID THAT IF I TOLD ANYBODY THAT THE MEN IN THE WHITE
COATS WOULD COME, PUT ME IN A STRAITJACKET AND SEND ME OFF TO AN INSANE ASYLUM,
WHERE I'D BE FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE. ))
OUT Q=rest of my life
But Schiller beat the odds.
After lengthy hospital stays, suicide attempts, and cocaine addiction-- she
says her illness is now under control.
She says the voices she heard in her mind haunted her for a decade.
IN Q=And bizarre behavior
((AND BIZARRE BEHAVIOR AS SEEN BY OTHER WASN'T BIZARRE TO ME. THIS WAS THE WAY
LIFE WAS, THIS WAS MY REALITY. ))
OUT Q=my reality
The story of her struggle with schizophrenia has attracted national
She's signed a contract with Touchstone Pictures for a film based on her
book, "The Quiet Room".
Schiller was in Salem tonight-- speaking to the Alliance for the Mentally
Ill of the Roanoke Valley.
Working people who fall on hard times occasionally find it difficult to
pay their utility bills during winter.
That's the reason behind the Salvation Army's annual Heat Share Program.
Roanoke Gas Company today contributed 88- hundred dollars to the program.
And gas customers are also encouraged to help those less fortunate pay
IN Q=I remember back
((MAJOR DAN DELANEY/SALVATION ARMY: I REMEMBER BACK WHEN THERE WAS NO PROGRAM
LIKE THIS, AND THERE WAS NO MONEY TO HELP ANYBODY OUT. BUT THIS IS A RESOURCE
FOR OUR COMMUNITY, AND THERE ARE NOT ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS COMING OUT OF IT. IT
GOES DIRECTLY TO THE PEOPLE SO-- IT'S A GREAT PROGRAM. ))
SUPER=01-Major Dan Delaney/Salvation Army;
OUT Q=great program
Appalachian Power Company is also doing its part to help the needy.
APCO's annual Neighbor- to- Neighbor Program encourages customers to help
low- income families pay their electric bills.
The company also matches customer contributions up to 38- thousand dollars.
The Forty Niners not only lost the game to the Saints yesterday, but they
also lost some key players.
Today Doctors said fullback William Floyd is out for the year with a knee
Tight end Brent Jones also has knee problem but his a little less serious.
((GEORGE SEIFERT/49ERS HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-George Seifert/49ers Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...type injury."
The Dallas Morning News is quoting unidentified sources today as saying
Cowboy All-Pro defensive lineman
Leon Lett and reserve cornerback Clayton Holmes could miss four to
six weeks because they violated the league's substance abuse policy.
Head coach Barry Switzer says he has no idea what's going on.
IN Q="There are...
((BARRY SWITZER/COWBOYS HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Barry Switzer/Cowboys Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...out of New York."
Davey Johnson officially accepted the task of turning the Baltimore Orioles
into a playoff team today as he took over as the club's field boss.
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/This Afternoon; :00
Johnson comes to the Orioles with the best winning percentage in the major
leagues among active skippers.
This season he led the Reds to the Central division title, but he says he
would have gladly left Cincinnati for Baltimore anytime last year.
IN Q="I felt I still...
((DAVEY JOHNSON/NEW ORIOLES MANAGER:))
SUPER=01-Davey Johnson/New Orioles Manager; :00
OUT Q=...it to begin."
This is a homecoming for Johnson who played on on some of the great Oriole
teams of the past, starring at second base from 1965 through 1972.
Davey Johnson's old team the Cincinnati Reds, also welcomed its' new skipper
SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH; :00
Ray Knight, who served as the Reds third base coach this past season signed a
two year deal with the Reds and then took a pot shot at his former boss.
IN Q="We had a lot of...
((RAY KNIGHT/NEW REDS MANAGER:))
SUPER=01-Ray Knight/New Reds Manager; :00
OUT Q=...my encouragement."
Also tonight, yet another famous number 23 is making a comeback in Chicago.
The Associated Press says tomorrow RYne Sandberg is expected to announce his
comeback to baseball.
The time all-star is a free agent, but he will likely stay in CHicago with
the Cubs, and likely shift to third base.
Still to come tonight, we'll head over to Charlottesville
where the Virginia Cavaliers are optimistic they can hang with the second
ranked Florida Seminoles this THursday night. Steve Mason will have that story
when we return.
A local fiber optic cable company is putting off its plans to go public.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;
An officer at Optical Cable says it is cancelling the sale of its stock
until the market improves.
The company expected to raise almost 22-million-dollars from it's initial
Optical Cable wanted to use part of the money to double the size of its
plant in Roanoke County.
No word on how this move affects those plans.
The company would have had its stock traded on the (naz-DACK) NASDAQ market.
They were putting on the dog yesterday in Tallahassee.
That's because they were celebrating DOG-O-Ween where pet owners decked out
the family pooch for fame and prizes.
Some families were even spotted joining in on the fun.
There was everything from biker dogs to a dog that was supposed to be a
Dolly Parton look alike.
Some owners even tried to milk the contest for everything it was worth.