Pulaski County football player Lee Cook's death was caused by a blow to the
But the medical examiner says it was nobody's fault.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Eric/Newsroom
Eric Earnhart is in our newsroom with details...
Melanie, Dr. David Oxley says Cook died because the blow to his chest caused
a condition called Commotio Cordis... which makes the heart stop beating.
Cook collapsed after he was blocked during a game at Victory Stadium last
Dr. Oxley says the blow, which was a normal high school football block, hit
his chest when his heart was electrically vulnerable, causing cardiac arrest.
He says he's also seen this condition in young baseball, lacrosse, and
hockey players, and boxers.
Oxley says there was no way it could have been prevented... it was a normal
football hit, and it was nobody's fault.
In a side note, the autopsy found no evidence of any drugs, alcohol or
steroids in Lee Cook's system... Melanie...
The prosecutor in the trial of Earl Bramblett presented his case today in
support of a death sentence for the 55- year- old killer.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Keith/Microwave
Keith Humphry is at the Roanoke County court house.
( ad lib)
Double Boxes=Melanie and Keith/Microwave
(Q: What about the story of the missing girls that Bramblett was questioned
about in the 80s?)
Iraq is giving up some ground in its standoff with the U-S.
The U-N Secretary-General says Iraq has agreed to accept a three member U-N
team, which will try to defuse tensions over U-S weapons inspectors.
Baghdad today blocked the entrance of a U-N weapons team, saying an American
member was a spy.
The inspections are key to the lifting of economic sanctions.
Meantime, some Top Congressional leaders are suggesting military action and
the U-S is repositioning its naval power.
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Opening statements have begun in the second Oklahoma City bombing trial.
Terry Nichols is accused of helping Timothy McVeigh make the massive bomb
that brought down the Murrah Federal building.
Dave Fehling reports from Denver.
11:30 update window
SUPER=03-Denver, CO; :00
SUPER=01-John Walsh/CBS News Legal Consultant;
OUT Q=CBS NEWS, DENVER.
((IN THE EARLY MORNING COLORADO COLD, THERE WERE WARM HUGS AS THE
VICTIMS FAMILIES GATHERED ONCE AGAIN FOR TRIAL.
TERRY NICHOLS IS FIGHTING CHARGES THAT HE HELPED TIM MCVEIGH BUY,
STEAL, AND ASSEMBLE THE EXPLOSIVES USED IN THE TRUCK BOMB THAT WIPED OUT THE
OKLAHOMA CITY FEDERAL BUILDING AND 168 OF THE PEOPLE INSIDE.
THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS CALLED NICHOLS AN ORDINARY MAN ACCUSED OF
AN EXTRAORDINARY CRIME.
FEDERAL PROSECUTORS DO NOT HAVE ANY EYEWITNESSES WHO SAW NICHOLS
HELPING BUILD THE BOMB, BUT LEGAL ANALYST JOHN WALSH SAYS THAT DOESN'T MEAN
THEIR CASE IS WEAK.
JOHN WALSH, CBS NEWS LEGAL CONSULTANT:
"THEIR CASE IS CIRCUMSTANTIAL IN THAT SENSE, BUT IT IS VERY POWERFUL BECAUSE
THERE IS SO MUCH EVIDENCE ALL POINTING IN THE DIRECTION OF TERRY NICHOLS
KNOWING INVOLVEMENT IN THIS CRIME."
NICHOLS' LAWYER, MICHAEL TIGAR, CONSIDERED ONE OF THE NATION'S
BEST, IS EXPECTED TO SHOW NICHOLS AS A MAN WHO WAS HIGHLY CRITICAL OF THE
GOVERNMENT BUT WHO WOULD NEVER TAKE PART IN A BOMBING.
THEY'LL ADMIT THERE WERE EXPLOSIVES ON HIS FARM BUT THAT THEY WERE
USED TO CLEAR TREES...
AND THEY'LL SAY NICHOLS WAS A FRIEND BUT NOT A CLOSE ONE TO TIM
MCVEIGH WHO A PREVIOUS JURY SENTENCED TO DEATH.
TERRY NICHOLS, THEY'LL ARGUE, IS NO TIM MCVEIGH.
WALSH:"TERRY NICHOLS IS A MAN WITH A FAMILY, HE HAS KIDS, HE WORKS HARD ON A
FARM, WHEREAS TIM MCVEIGH WAS OUT DRIVING AROUND ALMOST IN AN AIMLESS WAY,
UNATTACHED TO OTHER PEOPLE.
CBS News, Denver.))
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A Pakistani man has pleaded innocent today to capital murder and nine other
charges in the C-I-A shootings trial.
Mir Aimal Kasi (meer eye-MAHL' KAH'-see) is accused of opening
fire with a A-K 47 rifle on employees headed to work at the agency
Two workers were killed and three others wounded in the attack.
Kasi (KAH'-see) could receive the death penalty.
In Britain, a massive campaign is underway to reduce the life sentence au-
pair Louise Woodward received Friday after being found guilty of killing an
eight- month- old boy in her care.
In her hometown of Elton volunteers collected nearly 200-thousand dollars.
SUPER=03-Cambridge, MA/Last Week;
The judge in the case has asked lawyers for both sides to submit written
motions today ahead of tomorrow's hearing.
At that proceeding he could issue one of four possible rulings: uphold the
conviction, overturn it, reduce the conviction to manslaughter or order a new
((MARTHA COAKLEY, WOODWARD CO-PROSECUTOR: OUR POSITION IS THAT THE VERDICT IS
SOUND, THAT IT WAS BASED IN EVIDENCE THAT IT WAS THE RIGHT DECISION AND AT THIS
TIME RECALL WE'RE THE ONES WHO WANTED THE JURY TO HAVE THE OPTION OF
DETERMINING MANSLAUGHTER. ))
SUPER=01-Martha Coakley/Woodward Co-Prosecutor
OUT Q=of determining manslaughter.
The jury found Woodward guilty last Thursday of second degree murder.
With election day only one day away, the Committee for Better Representation
held a press conference today to encourage the public to vote yes.
They say a vote yes for the Wards-System is the right vote for Roanoke City.
IN Q=Many people
((BILL BESTPITCH/ COMMITTEE FOR BETTER REPRESENTATION; MANY PEOPLE WOULD DRIVE
THROUGH THIS AREA AND LOOK AT WHAT'S HAPPENING RIGHT NOW WITH THE SENSE THAT
THERE ARE SOME REAL IMPROVEMENTS HAPPENING: NEW STREETS, NEW SIDEWALKS , NEW
LANDSCAPES IT'S WHAT THEY DON'T SEE THAT WE REALLY HAVE CONCERNED ABOUT.))
SUPER=01-Bill Bestpitch/Committee for Better Representation;
OUT Q=concerned about
They say passing the referendum will give the average citizen the
opportunity to make suggestions in their area.
Opponents of the ward system counter that the new system would pit city
neighborhoods against each other.
Two cosmonauts aboard Mir stepped outside for a spacewalk this morning.
They successfully removed a worn-out solar panel on the space station.
The replacement is part of an ongoing operation to boost Mir's power supply.
It was cut nearly in half in a cargo ship accident in June.
The Mir crew will install a new solar panel during a second spacewalk
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With less than a day left before the polls open- the candidates are
campaigning full strength.
Both gubernatorial candidates were in Southwest Virginia this weekend.
Beyer's opponent Republican Jim Gilmore has put the issue of the personal
property tax in the spotlight.
IN Q=EVERYBODY HAS TO
((HARRY WILSON/ROANOKE COLLEGE POL. SCIENCE DEPT.: EVERYBODY HAS TO COME BACK
TO THE CAR TAX. THE CAR TAX IS THE ISSUE THAT HAS CAUGHT ON WITH PEOPLE.
GILMORE REALLY STRUCK A CORD THERE. PEOPLE SAY HE EVEN CREATED THE ISSUE
HIMSELF. BUT PEOPLE ARE REALLY PICKING UP ON THE CAR TAX.))
SUPER=01-Harry Wilson/Roanoke College Pol. Sci. Dept.;
OUT Q=ON THE CAR TAX
The Republican candidates for Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General are
hoping Gilmore's coattails will make the difference.
With polls showing he's down by as many as 12-points, Don Beyer says it's
time to "put the pedal to the metal."
The Democratic nominee for governor was in Roanoke this morning.
At a breakfast with other Democratic candidates, Beyer took on Republican Jim
Gilmore's plan to eliminate the property tax on cars.
Beyer said the plan gives the average Virginian only 45-dollars in tax relief
He asked undecided voters to see the car tax as a "gimmick."
IN Q=Twenty-four percent
((DON BEYER/DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: TWENTY-FOUR PERCENT OF THE
PEOPLE ARE STILL UNDECIDED. I'VE JUST GOT TO HOPE PEOPLE -- AND TRUST THAT
PEOPLE -- WILL DO THE RIGHT THING. THEY'RE NOT GOING TO THROW AWAY ALL THE
EDUCATION, THE ENVIRONMENT, THE ROADS, THE JOBS FOR $45 IN TAX RELIEF. ))
OUT Q=tax relief.
Beyer's getting some last-minute help from the nation's top Democrat.
President Clinton is campaigning with Beyer in Northern Virginia.
Voters have seen a great deal of the two main candidates for Governor as
they put their best political foot forward.
Steve Pardon had a chance to sit down with Democrat Don Beyer and Republican
Jim Gilmore to get a more personal look at the two men vying to lead Virginia
into the next century.
IN Q=you're coming toward
SUPER=19-Steve Pardon; 1:21 QUICK
OUT Q=lasagna, ha, ha, ha
SOT Gilmore 58:44:12
IN Q=you're coming toward
OUT Q=my boys
SOT Beyer 00:10:10
IN Q=the hardest thing
OUT Q=bed at night
SOT Gilmore 59:42:08
IN Q=what are your
OUT Q=that kind of thing
SOT Beyer 1:06:07
IN Q=three things I
OUT Q=very old
SOT Gilmore 1:00:12:11
IN Q=who's your favorite
OUT Q=just recently
SOT Beyer 1:36:22
IN Q=it's been
OUT Q=amazing intimidator
SOT Gilmore 1:00:27:20
IN Q= what's your
SOT beyer 1:53:09
IN Q=more than
Both candidates said if they do not win tomorrow they'll go back to their
Don Beyer will return to his automobile dealerships and Jim Gilmore to his
work as a lawyer.
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Small-cap stocks are a popular--but risky--way to invest in the stock market.
Scott Goldberg has more in this week's edition of Common Sense.
SUPER=01-Ben Hartman/Edward D. Jones Investments; :20
OUT Q=Scott Goldberg
(( Investing in small-cap stocks is investing in smaller companies.
When they grow, they tend to get rich quick.
But when they drop, it's not unusual to lose five percent in one day.
Ben Hartman of Edward D. Jones says if you don't trust yourself to take that
kind of risk, one option is a small-cap mutual fund.
From "Stock Market 1" tape
IN Q= A Small cap fund
((BEN HARTMAN/EDWARD D. JONES INVESTMENTS: A SMALL-CAP FUND IS A PROFESSIONALLY
MANAGED MUTUAL FUND THAT INVESTS IN SMALLER COMPANIES THAT HAVE HIGH GROWTH
POTENTIAL BUT ALSO HAVE HIGHER RISK ASSOCIATED WITH THEM THE SMALL-CAP STOCKS
TYPICALLY, IF YOU LOOK BACK OVER THE LAST 30, 40, 50 YEARS, HAVE OUTPERFORMED
THE LARGER CAP AND MID-CAP STOCKS, MAINLY BECAUSE THEY'RE ABLE TO GROW THEIR
EARNINGS MORE RAPIDLY THAN THE LARGER COMPANIES.))
OUT Q=THE LARGER COMPANIES
If you're too busy to keep up with your portfolio, afraid of taking risks, or
you're a rookie investor, you might want to stay away from small-caps.
These are for veteran investors with the time and energy to keep a close eye
on their portfolios.
That's this week's Common Sense.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))
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Gus Frerotte passed for two touchdowns and Terry Allen rushed for 125 yards
as the Redskins skinned the Bears 31 to 8.
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/FOX Sports; :
The Skins scored on their first possession when Frerotte hit James Jenkins
on the 9 yard touchdown pass to make it 7 to nothing in the first quarter.
After a punt return Washington moved into the red zone again. This time
fullback Larry Bowie bulls his way into the endzone from the five yard line the
Skins led 14 to nothing.
Terry Allen takes the handoff and picks up 34 yards.
That was the first of an 8 play SUPER=30-Washington/31/Chicago/8/; drive
that ended when Frerotte sneaks it over from the one to make it 24 to nothing
and the Redskins win it 31 to 8.
TAPE#net (edit of CP97-1)
The Carolina Panthers clawed their way to a 38 to 14 win over the Oakland
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/Panthers vs Raiders; :
Leading 7 to nothing, Carolina's Fred Lane scores his second touchdown of
the day on this 18 yard run and the Panthers took the 14 to nothing lead.
The Raiders came back Jeff George hooks up with Napoleon Kaufman who takes
it into the house for the 25 yard scoring play to make it 21 to 7 Panthers.
Carolina continued with the running
SUPER=30-Carolina/38/Oakland/14/;game on this play Scott Green hits paydirt
from the 10 yard line to make it 28 to 7 and the Panthers win it 38 to 14.
TAPE#net (edit of R-38)
Dale Jarrett took the checkered flag yesterday in the Dura Lube 500.
SUPER=03-Phoenix, AZ/TNN Sports; :
Bobby Hamilton was the leader after 75 laps of the race.
Jeff Gordon was in fourth place.
Rusty Wallace came back to challenge and was the leader of the race at the
Dale Jarrett took the lead from Wallace and pulled away from the field.
Jarrett conserved his fuel and held off Wallace winning the Dura Lube 500
for his seventh win of the season.
Wallace was second, Hamilton third Ken Schrader fourth and Earnhardt fifth.
TAPE#net (edit of S7-13)
GRAPHIC=PGA Tour Logo
The hottest golfer on the P-G-A tour for the last three weeks has been David
SUPER=03-Houston, TX/ABC Sports;
Duval won for the third straight week yesterday when he captured the Tour
Championship in Houston, Texas.
Duval shot a final round 68 yesterday finishing with a 273, 11 under par and
a one shot win over Jim Furyk. Duval finished second on the Money list with 1
million 885 thousand 308 dollars.
The money title goes to Tiger Woods. He finished 12-th yesterday pushing
his earnings to two million 66-thousand 833 dollars.
Now that Halloween is over-what should you do with your pumpkin?
Kansas Zoo officials have found a solution.
Meet the great pumpkin disposal.
Evidently the elephants find these leftover pumpkins to be a great treat.