Coming up on news seven at six protestors take to the streets of Vinton all
in the names of pigs.
And Shannon Faulkner is considering another college.
In sports, Virginia Tech, Virginia and V-M-I all three won today and we'll
check in on all of today's college football scores.
The rain will end later tonight.
But a passing cold front will leave behind gusty northwest winds and cooler
temperatures for the rest of the weekend.
Owners of three Vietnamese Potbellied Pigs took to the streets of the town
of Vinton today.
Town officials have ordered Emma and Gerald Saunders to get rid of their pet
So the Saunders and their supporters marched the streets, to draw attention
to their plight.
They had successfully challenged the town's animal control ordinance in
But last week, town council amended the law and added pigs to the list of
Saunders says before the town council meeting no one had ever complained
about her pets.
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((EMMA SAUNDERS/VINTON RESIDENT: ONLY ONES EVER SAID ANYTHING IS WHEN WE WENT
TO THAT TOWN COUNCIL MEETING. A FEW NEIGHBORS ON CEDAR AVENUE, BUT NO BODY ON
MY STREET HAS COME UP AND SAID ANYTHING.))
((DONNA WHITE/NEIGHBOR: MY NEIGHBORS DO NOT BOTHER ANYBODY. THE PIGS DO NOT
BOTHER ANYBODY. I JUST THINK THE NEIGHBORS ARE TRYING TO GIVE EVERYBODY A HARD
TIME. THE PIGS DON'T DO ANYTHING WRONG. WHY DON'T THEY JUST LEAVE THEM
SUPER=01-Emma Saunders/Vinton Resident; :00
SUPER=01-Donna White/Neighbor; :16
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Saunders has taken two of the pigs, Arnold and Wilbur, to a farm in
She says Charlotte, the third pig, was kept in town for future court
Saunders says the pigs have been good therapy for her handicapped daughter.
She says she hopes the march will help change the town's animal control
A Roanoke man says he's filed charges against a Roanoke City Police officer.
James Thompson says the officer roughed him up and hurt his seven year old
son in the process.
It happend while Thompson and his son were attending the Express hockey game
at the Roanoke Civic Center last night.
He says he and his son were standing by the rink when the officer ordered
them to leave.
When Thompson turned to leave he says the officer threw him against a wall.
During the incident, Thompson says his son re-injured his broken collar
Thompson says he filed charges with the magistrate.
The police department was unable to confirm if a warrant had been filed.
A Judge yesterday suspended a four year sentence against a former Lewis Gale
Paul Norris had pleaded no contest to stealing narcotics from the hospital
for his own use.
Norris was found guilty of obtaining drugs by fraud or deceit.
A grand larceny charge against him was dismissed as part of a plea bargain.
Norris will have to pay seven-thousand dollars in restitution to the
Police say Norris forged doctors' signatures and falsified drug requests to
obtain pain killers.
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Shannon Faulkner has her eyes set on college and it's not the Citadel.
Faulkner is apparently considering enrolling at Old Dominion University in
SUPER=03-Charleston, SC/August 18;
Faulkner dropped out of The Citadel in August after becoming its first
Yesterday, she visited O-D-U for about two hours.
Earlier this week, the U-S Supreme Court turned down an appeal to hear
Faulkner's case against the Citadel.
This year's tourist season has been one of extremes for Virginia's Explore
The park closes for the winter at the end of this month.
Though attendance was not what officials hoped for they still expect a
Denise Allen reports.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Rupert Cutler/Virginia's Explore Park; :10
SUPER=01-Kristin Waters/Virginia's Explore Park; :27
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Visitors are taking in the sights and sounds of fall at Virginia's Explore
SOT tape 1 14:01:14
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((RUPERT CUTLER/VIRGINIA'S EXPLORE PARK: I THINK MOST PEOPLE'S CHOICE OF
SEASONS IS OCTOBER'S BRIGHT BLUE SKY WEATHER. THAT'S TRUE HERE AT EXPLORE,
EXCEPT FOR TODAY.))
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STAND UP TAPE 1 14:19:19
Park officials say despite the damp, cloudy weather, attendance has been
steady for the first day of the fall foliage festival.
This year, though, extreme weather has played a major role in attendance at
SOT tape 1 13:15:15
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((KRISTIN WATERS/VIRGINIA'S EXPLORE PARK: ATTENDANCE HAS PROBABLY BEEN A
LITTLE BIT SLOWER THIS YEAR THAN WE WOULD HAVE LIKED IT BUT THE WEATHER HAS
REALLY HURT US WITH THE RAIN IN JUNE AND THE EXTREME HEAT IN JULY AND AUGUST.))
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But park officials say October is their busiest month.
If the weather is good for the next two weekends, they say attendance should
be about par with last year.
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((RUPERT CUTLER: I WAS OVERLY OPTIMISTIC A YEAR AGO. I THOUGHT WE MIGHT BE
ABLE TO DOUBLE OUR 1994 ATTENDANCE IN 1995. WE DIDN'T QUITE DO THAT.))
OUT Q=DO THAT
According to Cutler, the park's funding comes mostly from private donations
and money from local and state governments.
But he says there are plans to increase attendance at the park by offering
The Brugh Tavern restaurant and the Mountain Union Church will offer dining
and a place for weddings.
And Cutler says there's more.
SOT tape 1 14:02:17
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((CUTLER: TO BUILD AN EDUCATION CENTER AND A PARK VISITOR ORIENTATION CENTER
BETWEEN THE PARKING LOT AND THE BLUE RIDGE SETTLEMENT. WHICH WILL INCLUDE A
LARGE ROOFED OVER AREA.))
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This will allow the park's interpreters to perform their programs rain or
Cutler calls the park a work in progress.
He says these new additions should be complete by 1997.
Denise Allen News 7.))
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on news 7 at six, we'll tell you why teens from all over the
valley are gathered at the Salem Civic Center.
And preparations for Tonight's big event at the Center in the Square are
Kimberly in Wx Office
A good day to just stay indoors and watch the rain--
A cold front brought rainfall amounts from around a quarter of an inch to
just under an inch.
But the showers won't last long-- tomorrow looks partly sunny, breezy, and
So just sit back, relax, and stay tuned for all the details-- coming up.
MUSIC UP FULL
The Allen administration is considering selling the Medical College of
Virginia and the University of Virginia's hospitals.
The "Richmond Times-Dispatch" reports this morning that the sale is one
option being considered.
The combined worth of the two facilities tops 500 MILLION dollars.
The sales would have to be approved by the General Assembly and investors
who hold hospital bonds.
The big event is just about an hour away.
Of course we're talking about Affair In the Square.
If you haven't gotten your tickets you're out of luck.
For the third year, the fundraiser for Center In the Square is sold out.
Volunteers actually began decorating last night.
And at seven the crowd will start trickling in for a night of food, music
and other entertainment.
This is the 13th annual Affair in the Square.
The proceeds help the center, the museum, and the arts council.
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((LARRY DAVIDSON/AFFAIR IN THE SQUARE: THIS MONEY BEING RAISED THROUGH THIS
EVENT HELPS SUPPORT THE RENT AND UTILITIES SO THAT THE BUDGETS CAN GO TOWARD
SUPER=01-Larry Davidson/Affair In The Square;
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Davidson says volunteers and the business community have helped this event
grow bigger each year.
Throughout the weekend, teens from all over the area have gathered in Salem
to worship in a rather unique fashion.
The convention started last night and as Jay Moore reports, the youth will
continue to get fired up tonight.
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SUPER=03-Salem/Last Night; :02
SUPER=01-Rich Franzen/Event's Director; :14
SUPER=07-Tawanda Williams; :33
SUPER=01-Keith Farmer/Volunteer Coordinator; :47
SUPER=20-Jay Moore; 1:00
OUT Q=Jay Moore, News-7.
((Where there's smoke there's fire.
"Acquire the Fire" that is.
The youth gathered for a time of worship in the Salem Civic Center.
But by no means was this an ordinary worship service.
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((RICH FRANZEN: EVENTS DIRECTOR: IT'S A GATHERING OF THOUSANDS OF YOUNG
PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE AREA WHO ARE COMING TOGETHER FOR THE PURPOSE OF
GETTING THEIR LIVES TOGETHER FOR GOD AND TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.))
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Teen Mania, an organization out of Tulsa Oklahoma, heads up the conventions.
It's on the road nine months out of year spreading the word and showing the
IN Q=It helps kids
((TAWANDA WILLIAMS: IT HELPS KIDS NOT THINK ABOUT WORLDLY THINGS. IT HELPS
THEM THINK ABOUT GOD, WHAT'S COMING. WHAT'S GOING. WHAT'S IN AND WHAT'S
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Convention leaders expect more than 2-thousand youth from more than 100
churches to attend this weekend's event.
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((KEITH FARMER/VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR: WE'RE ENCOURAGING THE YOUTH TO FELLOWSHIP
WITH FELLOW CHRISTIANS AND TO BE BOLD AND HANG OUT WITH THE CHRISTIANS TO HAVE
A GOOD TIME.))
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((IF THEY DON'T KNOW CHRIST THEY WILL KNOW HIM BEFORE THEY LEAVE. THEY'LL KNOW
WHAT THEY'VE BEEN MISSING. YES THEY WILL. ))
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And if you missed this event you're in luck.
Both teens and adults are invited to attend tonight's performance which
begins at 7.
In Salem, Jay Moore, News 7.))
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Some new child-care centers are opening in the valley.
Connie Stevens will take a look at the cost of child care and the burden
that it puts on families.
MUSIC UP FULL
Many families spend a sizeable chunk of their income on child care-- the
more children involved, the higher the costs.
But, as Connie Stevens reports-- around the region there's a significant
effort to improve access to affordable care.
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SUPER=01-Harriet Lewis/Bogardus; :22
SUPER=01-Deloris Hayden/Child Care Provider; 1:03
SUPER=01-Pam Kestner-Chappelear/Community Services Council; 1:31
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(( Any weekday afternoon at Hurt Park Elementary, you'll find the kids of
Studying, playing, and just plain growing up-- it's one of the programs made
possible by the Roanoke Valley Junior League, and the Y-M-C-A.
It's a time of growth in the Roanoke Valley, with projects like this, and
others in the works like Bogardus-- which will rely on community support.
((HARRIET LEWIS/BOGARDUS: BASICALLY WHAT IT IS IS A COMPREHENSIVE CHILD CARE
PROGRAM. WE ARE BUILDING THE BUILDING THAT WILL HOUSE THIS PROGRAM, WE WILL
SERVE NOT ONLY TYPICAL CHILDREN BUT CHILDREN OF SPECIAL NEEDS AND THAT WILL BE
FROM AGE SIX WEEKS TO 12 YEARS OF AGE. ))
OUT Q=12 years of age.
From after-school care, to family day care-- to propriety care at the
area's many centers-- there's a great demand for QUALITY.
In Virginia, roughly 65-percent of children live in a single-parent
household where that parent works, or live in a two- parent household where
both parents work.
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((DELORIS HAYDEN/CHILD CARE PROVIDER: I'M A FIRM BELIEVER IN-- WE GET WHAT WE
PAY FOR. IF YOU GET $5 A DAY CHILD CARE SERVICES, USUALLY YOU GET $5 A DAY
WORTH OF SERVICE. LIKE A SAY HERE WE OFFER EVERYTHING A CHILD WOULD HAVE IF
THEY WERE AT HOME WITH THEIR FAMILIES.))
OUT Q=with their families.
There's a theory that affordable child care benefits the economy of the
entire community-- and more than one expert is worried about the effects of
IN Q=These individuals
((PAM KESTNER-CHAPPELEAR: THESE INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE BEING REQUIRED TO GO BACK
TO WORK WILL PROBABLY WORK THOSE JOBS THAT ARE EVENING CARE, WEEKENDS, TEND TO
PAY FIVE OR SIX DOLLARS AN HOUR THESE FOLKS ARE GOING TO HAVE A VERY DIFFICULT
TIME FINDING AFFORDABLE QUALITY CHILD CARE. ))
OUT Q=child care.
For questions about child care, call the Child Care Resource and Referral
Service at 1-800-354-3388 or 982-2345.
Connie Stevens, News 7.))
For more information on the topic, join Connie tomorrow morning at 11, for
On-Record-- here on W-D-B-J.
A big day for area college football teams. Virginia Tech and Virginia
win at home.
And in Lexington, The V-M-I Keydets get another win at home beating U-T
Virginia Tech racked up 638 yards of offense and scored 11 touchdowns as
the Hokies improve to 4 and 2 on the season with a dramatic 77 to 27 win over
Steve Mason has more on a rainy homecoming win.
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SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Tech vs Akron
SUPER=01-Okesa Smith/Blocked Akron Punt; :18
SUPER=01-Marcus Parker/Scored 2 Touchdowns; :47
SUPER=01-Jim Druckenmiller/119 Passing 2 Touchdowns; 1:14
SUPER=36-Virginia Tech/=77/Akron/=27; 1:40
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Tech Head Coach; ; 1:48
OUT Q=.......News 7 sports."
Mike Groh passed for a school record 346 yards and four touchdowns and Tiki
Barber rushed for a career high 185 yards and two touchdowns as Virginia beats
Duke 44 to 30.
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Virginia vs Duke; :
The Blue Devils dominated the first half behind the arm of Quarterback
Spence Fisher his two touchdown passes gave duke a 21 to 3 lead early in the
But the Cavaliers came back. Groh goes to the air and hits Demetrius
Allen on the run he will take the ball in for the score on the 82 yard pass
play and the Cavaliers trailed 24 to 13 at the half.
Barber got on track in the third. on Virginia's first possession he takes
the handoff and scores from 9 yards out U-V-A trailed 24 to 21.
Then later in the third Groh passes SUPER=36-Virginia/=44/Duke/=30;the
ball to Barber he Breaks a tackle at the goal line and scores Virginia led 31
to 24 and the Cavaliers get the 44 to 30 win.
The VMI Keydets entertained UT-Chattanooga this afternoon in a key Southern
Conference showdown at Alumni Memorial Field in Lexington.
SUPER=03-Lexington/Keydets vs. Moccasins;
A fired up Bill Stewart led his team onto the field for the Parent's Day
UTC took the ball down the field on its opening drive, but the VMI defense
tightened up and
forced the Mocs to attempt a field goal. But Josh Siefken's kick sailed
wide right and the Keydets took over.
On the first play from scrimmage, Al Lester pitches to Thomas Haskins, who
eventually bounces to the outside and races 80 yards for the touchdown.
VMI led 7-nothing in the first.
UTC got on the board after a VMI penalty. Tyrone Coleman dashes up the
middle and dives into the endzone.
But the Keydets hang on for their second conference win 17 to 12.
Liberty and James Madison also win today and Georgia Tech beats North
Carolina for those and all of today's college scores lets go to the boards.
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