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Up next on News 7 at six-
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Some say the sentence is just- We'll tell you what this woman got for abusing an 18- month- old boy.
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Plus a teenager turns himself in, for allegedly murdering another teen.

Sports-Head


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Tonight in sports, the Cavaliers get set to welcome an angry bunch of Seminoles to Charlottesville.
The Braves turn out Atlanta with a victory parade this afternoon.
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and Davey Johnson returns home to Baltimore as he gets set to take over as the Orioles newest manager.
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Weather wise ....it's such a cloudy day. That's the song we will sing for much of this week, with a few showers tossed in as well.

Basham


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No mercy for a merciless woman.
According to the Commonwealth's Attorney that's exactly what Tonya Basham got.
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She was sentenced in Roanoke to 30- years behind bars for the abuse and neglect of an 18- month- old boy.
Before the sentence was handed down, she took the witness stand and told the court that she never hurt Anthony Harvey-- despite the fact she pleaded guilty to the charges in August.
Basham also claims she was rushed into a confession by police and that she loved the toddler as much as her own child.
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((TONYA BASHAM: I LOVE CHILDREN. I LOVE MY DAUGHTER. I LOVE ANTHONY. I'D NEVER DO ANYTHING TO HARM ANTHONY. ))
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Seven months ago Anthony Harvey was treated for second- degree burns to his face, feet and buttocks.
Hospital reports also showed internal injuries in his head and cocaine in his system.
Basham was watching the boy while his mother, Tammy Harvey, tried to straighten out her life.
Anthony's mother pleaded no contest to child neglect charges last month.
Tammy Harvey is scheduled to be sentenced next month.
Her son is currently in the care of his grandmother and is said to be in good condition.
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Henry-Murder


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Police have charged a teenage boy with the murder of a girl whose body was found last week along a road in Henry County.
The suspect turned himself in this afternoon.
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Police say 16- year- old Tommy Lawrence Helms of Bassett has been charged with first- degree murder in the shooting death of 15- year- old Lavina Scales.
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Scales was from Martinsville. Her body was found on Route 6-79 Wednesday evening by a couple passing by in a car.
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.
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((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.))
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Authorities say they believe Helms and Scales were involved in a relationship, and they don't believe the shooting was drug related.
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Strickler


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Convicted murderer Tommy David Strickler is scheduled for execution in eleven days.
But, he does NOT have an attorney.
Nor has he had one for about a month.
Ellen Qualls reports it's part of a legislative double whammy that speeds things up on death row.
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(( 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 law.
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((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.))
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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.
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((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.))
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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 find attorneys.
The GOP Congress is cutting most of its funding.
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((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 IN EFFECT.))
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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.
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Tuggle


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The U-S Supreme Court has ordered a new review in the case of capital killer Lem Tuggle.
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He narrowly escaped execution last month when the Court decided to take up his case.
Tuggle was to die by lethal injection for the 19-83 murder and rape of Jessie Havens in Smyth County.
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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 state's testimony.
Tuggle's case has been sent back to the federal appeals court.
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Coming up on News-7 at six, an environmental action group thinks Governor Allen owes Smithfield Foods a refund,
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and a drug- roundup in Montgomery County nets 45 arrests. Details in a moment.
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Sierra-Club


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The New River Valley chapter of the Sierra Club is calling on state senate candidate Pat Cupp and other local Republicans. It wants them to pressure Governor Allen into returning 100- thousand dollars in PAC money.
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The Sierra Club and Friends of the Rivers of Virginia called Allen unethical and immoral for taking money from Smithfield Foods- while the state was FINING the company for pollution violations.
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Though Pat Cupp has not received any of the funds directly, club spokespersons say he benefits indirectly from Allen's Campaign for Honest Change.
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((PEGGY ALLEN/NRV SIERRA CLUB: HOWEVER HE CERTAINLY BENEFITTED THROUGH THE VOTE REPUBLICAN CAMPAIGN. MUCH OF THE PAC MONEY HAS BEEN UTILIZED IN THE ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN SIMPLY TO VOTE REPUBLICAN. ))
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Cupp was not available for a response this afternoon.
But the Governor's office volunteered one.
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((KEN STROUPE/GOVERNOR'S SPOKESMAN: THE SMITHFIELD COMPANY HAS NEVER ASKED FOR ANYTHING, AND IF THEY DID, THEY WOULDN'T GET IT IN THE FIRST PLACE. AND I THINK IF YOU LOOK AT THE RECORD OF THE ALLEN ADMINISTRATION AS IT RELATES TO THIS PARTICULAR COMPANY, WE HAVE CITED THE COMPANY 23 TIMES IN THE LAST 17 MONTHS.))
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Smithfield has been the largest corporate contributor to Allen's PAC this year.
The PAC had raised almost one- point- two million dollars in today's campaign finance report.

Campaign-Finance


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The candidates who hope to represent the Roanoke Valley in the General Assembly have passed the million dollar mark in fundraising.
And according to the campaign finance reports due today, four of the candidates have raised more than 200- thousand dollars each.
Democratic Delegate Dick Cranwell and Republican Challenger Trixie Averill lead the way.
Cranwell has raised about 250- thousand dollars. Averill has collected more than 210- thousand.
Roanoke republican Newell Falkinburg is reporting 231- thousand dollars in his bid to unseat Democrat Chip Woodrum. Woodrum has raised almost 190- thousand.
With a week to go until election day, the campaign of Republican Senator Brandon Bell has also cleared 200- thousand dollars.
Democrat John Edwards has raised almost 120- thousand.

Monty-Drugs


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The Montgomery County Drug Task Force says it's taken 45 alleged drug drug dealers off the streets.
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Police began arresting the individuals this morning.
They face a total of 91 drug- related indictments.
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Some of the indictments stem from alleged offenses dating to last February.
Police say they didn't want to jeopardize the undercover investigation by arresting people too soon.
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((BILL BROWN/BLACKSBURG POLICE CHIEF: SOME OF THESE PEOPLE HAVE CONNECTIONS WITH OTHER PEOPLE, AND IT WOULD CAUSE THE SUSPECTS TO DISTRUST SOME OF THE CONTACTS THAT WE HAVE MADE WITH THEM. ))
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Authorities seized several guns, police scanners, and 15 thousand dollars worth of narcotics, including crack and L-S-D.
The Montgomery County Drug task force is made up of officers from the sheriff's department, State Police, and the Blacksburg, Christiansburg and Virginia Tech Police departments.
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ABC-Bust


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And a multi- jurisdiction investigation in Halifax County has resulted in the arrest of 37 people on alcohol related charges.
A majority of the suspects come from Halifax County.
Most have been charged with buying whiskey and reselling it out of their homes, without paying any tax on it.
Officers from Pittsylvania and Campbell counties, Lynchburg, and the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board participated in the two-month investigation.
Most of the suspects were arrested and released.

Optical-Cable


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Investors will have to wait a little longer before they can buy shares of a successful local company.
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Optical Cable of Roanoke County has indefinitely postponed the sale of its stock to the public.
It was supposed to take place this month.
Optical Cable's vice president of finance says the move has been postponed until the market improves.
The company's public offering was expected to raise about 22-million-dollars.
Some of that would have been used to double the size of its fiber optic cable plant in Roanoke County.
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Stocks


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The stock market is still trying to rebuild after last week's big losses.
The DOW gained nearly 15 points to close at 47- hundred- 56.
Nasdaq was up 14 points.
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Rubatex


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Firefighters in the Bedford area are apparently battling a fire at the Rubatex plant in the city of Bedford.
Emergency personnel from the area confirm a couple of buildings are involved.
News-7 has a crew on the way to the fire and we'll have more details later.

Heat-Share


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Two local utility companies are doing their part to help the needy stay warm this winter.
Roanoke Gas today presented an 88- hundred- dollar check to
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the Salvation Army for its annual Heat Share Program.
Roanoke Gas customers are also encouraged to contribute.
The program helps needy families pay their gas bills during the winter.
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((MAJOR DAN DELANEY/SALVATION ARMY: MANY OF THESE PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE WHO WORK-- WORKING PEOPLE WITH CHILDREN AND HOMES AND SO FORTH. BUT THEY MAY HIT A STUMP IN THE WINTERTIME OR SOMETHING AND THEY ARE NOT ABLE TO PAY THEIR GAS BILLS.))
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Meanwhile, Appalachian Power Company is sponsoring its annual Neighbor- to - Neighbor Program.
APCO customers may voluntarily contribute money to help low- income residents pay their bills.
APCO matches the contributions up to 38- thousand dollars.
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SPCA


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The Roanoke Valley S-P-C-A has been sniffing around for a new site for about a year now.
Today it had some good news to report.
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The organization bought some new digs along route 460 in northeast Roanoke.
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It says the new facility will help it rebuild a reputation that's been hurt in the past by a number of problems.
The S-P-C-A says it could also reduce the number of animals it puts to sleep, since the additional space will give it more time to show the animals.
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The building on the site will become office space.
The S-P-C-A will put a new kennel in the back.
It spent close to 300- thousand dollars for the building and the land.
Board members estimate they'll have to raise one million- dollars for the rest of the project.
The S-P-C-A would like to break ground next summer.
It does NOT expect this will cause an increase in the 50- dollar adoption fee.
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Sports Tease


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Coming up in sports, UVa gets set to welcome the Florida State Seminoles to town this Thursday.
Both the Orioles and Reds name new managers this afternoon.
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And the Braves get a well deserved victory parade through the streets of Atlanta this afternoon.
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S-Orioles


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Davey Johnson is coming home to Baltimore to try and manage and the Orioles into the playoffs, something his predecessors in recent years have been unable to do.
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Johnson comes to the Orioles with the best winning percentage in the major leagues among active skippers. He of course led the Mets to the 1986 World Series crown and managed the Reds to the Central division title this past year.
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He also played on some of the great Oriole teams of the past, starring at second base from 1965 through 1972.
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S-Reds


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Johnson's old team, the Cincinnati Reds, welcomed its' new skipper to town as well today.
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Actually Ray Knight, who served as the Reds third base coach last year was already in town.
He signed a two year deal and then boldly slammed his former boss.
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And in one other shocking note tonight from the basepaths, the Associated Press is reporting that Ryne Sandberg is coming out of retirement, and rejoin the majors.
He quit the Cubs in 1994 in his prime. If he returns he'll be a free agent.
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S-Braves


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The World Series champs hits the streets of Atlanta today 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.
And then of course there was team owner Ted Turner - Whooa!! that's not Ted is it!
No, Here's Ted and wife Jane Fonda leading the fans in the Braves chop.
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S-Indians


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The Indians are also celebrating tonight with a parade
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But nothing you've seen lately compares to this play from the Canadian Football league yesterday.
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The Baltimore Stallions are on offense!
And watch the quarterback drop back and throw a short pass to Louis Fite.
The little back heads down the left sideline and just before he's tackled watch the great flip to avoid the hit and pick up a few extra yards.
Take one more look at this in slo-mo as he set up the defender, plants his feet and then flips for the first down.
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S-UVA


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Florida State and it's number one ranked offense rolls into Charlottesville this Thursday for and 8pm ACC showdown with 24th ranked Virginia.
Steve Mason has this week's first cavalier progress report.
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The fire at the Rubatex plant in Bedford is under control. A storage area near the interesection of Grove and Railroad in downtown Bedford was Details at 11. involved--a nearby house also caught fire. There were no apparent injuries.