Good evening, I'm Eric Earnhart, here's what's happening.
They want more respect and more money.
Thousands of immigrants marched on Washington, demanding a higher minimum
wage, and an end to what they call "immigrant bashing".
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A fifteen hundred foot television tower collapsed today while workmen were
trying to install an antenna.
Plus we'll spend a few mellow moments with singer songwriter David Wilcox.
Those stories plus Kimberly's forecast, and all the latest sports
highlights, tonight on News 7 at 7.
The search for a murder suspect continues as police are tracking a crime
trail from Nashville to the Virginia border.
A Tennessee man is wanted for allegedly murdering his girlfriend in Virginia
and assaulting at least five other women during the two-state crime rampage.
Tressa Bush reports.
SUPER=01-Sheriff Keith Carr/Sullivan Co., TN; :00 Quick!!!
SUPER=03-Bristol, TN; :21
SUPER=01-Det. Bill Smith/Bristol, TN; :28
SUPER=03-Washington Co.; :50
SUPER=01-Sheriff Kenneth Hayter/Washington Co.;
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An early morning drive-by shooting sent two men to Roanoke Memorial
Police say the incident happened around 1-30 this morning in the 400 block
of Gilmer Avenue.
The two men were injured when shots were fired from a passing car.
Investigators say the men were seriously injured, but their names are not
being released at this time.
Should America crack down, or ease up on illegal immigrants?
Hispanic Americans clashed over that issue today in a rally at the nation's
Frank Bond reports
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SUPER=03-Washington DC; :00
SUPER=01-Juan Jose Gutierrez/March Director; :22
SUPER=01-Eleanor Holmes Norton/Washington, DC Delegate; :43
SUPER=01-Rep. Al Pastor/Congressional Hispanic Caucus; 1:03
SUPER=01-Frank Bond/Reporting; 1:19
OUT Q=bond reporting.
It weighs 42 tons today, and sadly, it's still growing.
Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to visit the AIDS quilt, on
display in D.C. this weekend.
When it began, it was a city block long... now it stretches from the
Washington Monument to the foot of the capital.
The quilt is normally divided up and spread across the country. This is the
first time the whole quilt has been together in 4 years.
Organizers say by the year 2000, the quilt will be too large to display in
Three people are dead today after a fifteen-hundred foot transmitter tower
collapsed in Texas.
SUPER=03-Cedar Hill, TX;
The maintenance workers were installing a new antenna on the tower when it
fell to the ground, snapping power lines and causing a transformer to explode.
Apparently a gust of wind caught a device which was being used to hoist
materials onto the tower.
When the device fell it snapped one of several guy wires stabilizing the
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at 7--
Railroad buffs from around the area were checking out the works of O.
And if you have some spare time on your hands then you may want to get to a
Roanoke County fire house near you.
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A beautiful autumn day to perhaps, take a drive along the parkway--
There was lots of sunshine-- but still a bit cool today.
Temperatures will be moderating tomorrow-- and that warmer air will linger
for much of next week.
As for now-- let's check out last night's very chilly lows...
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Roanoke County officials are looking for a few good men AND women to fill
the void in the fire and rescue department.
Paid fire fighters man the stations on weekdays and the volunteers take the
helm on nights and weekends.
The Hollins Road station sponsored an open house today so perspective
volunteers and residents could find out what the job entails.
Rescue workers showed visitors how they use the jaws of life to save
But it takes a lot of time to become a member of a volunteer company.
IN Q=to be a fire fighter
(( JASON LOVING/HOLLINS RD MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE: TO BE A FIRE FIGHTER YOU HAVE
TO GO TO 135 HOUR CLASS AT FIRE FIGHTER ONE. THAT HAS TO BE DONE WITH IN THE
FIRST 18 MONTHS. THERE'S ALSO A HAZ MAT AWARENESS THAT YOU HAVE TO GET.
ELMER HODGE/ROANOKE CO. ADMINISTRATOR: THEY'RE A BACK UP FOR US IN THAT
THEY HAVE MORE NUMBERS IF WE HAVE A LARGE INCIDENT WE CAN PUT A LOT OF PEOPLE
ON IT. MORE THAN WE COULD HIRE. THEY'RE A TRAINING AGENCY FOR US.))
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Candidates for the volunteer rescue and fire department may apply at any
Both southbound lanes on Interstate 81 on the Augusta- Rockbridge County
line are open again.
Earlier in the week the lanes had to be closed because of a 35- foot sink
hole on the shoulder of the road.
Crews finished the repair late last night.
Educators at some area colleges are putting some sophisticated equipment to
They're using cameras and telephone lines to teach their classes LIVE with
It's done through compressed video and interactive t-v.
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((WAYNE MICHIE/VWCC ENGINEER: THE POINT IS WE'RE USING TECHNOLOGY. WE'RE ABLE
TO PROVIDE SOME OFFERINGS AT REMOTE SITES THAT GIVE PEOPLE THE OPPORTUNITY THEY
MIGHT NOT OTHERWISE HAVE.))
SUPER=02-Wayne Michie/VWCC Engineer;
OUT Q=not otherwise have.
Using a state grant and money from Bell Atlantic, Virginia Western Community
College was able to equip two interactive classrooms.
It works hand in hand with Radford University and Dabney S. Lancaster
IN Q=Distance learning
((BILL YERRICK/R.U. DISTANCE LEARNING: DISTANCE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES WILL
NOT ONLY TAKE PLACE AT INSTITUTIONS BUT EVEN TO PEOPLE'S HOME AND ETC.))
SUPER=01-Bill Yerrick/R.U. Distance Learning;
OUT Q=home and etc.
For more information on interactive classrooms, watch On Record tommorrow
morning at 11.
When you look at an O. Winston Link photograph you can almost hear the
whistle of the steam engine as it passes through town.
Today the internationally know photographer drew crowds to the Roanoke
Railway Festival to sign his new book.
Link did most of his work in black and white-- capturing moving steam
engines at night.
This required an elaborate lighting system which he says added drama to his
But in his new book, "Steam, Steel and Stars," Link incorporates color
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((O. WINSTON LINK/PHOTOGRAPHER: IT'S ALL PART OF THE WHOLE SCENE OF WHICH I
TRIED TO RECORD THE TOTAL PICTURE OF NORFOLK WESTERN IN THOSE YEARS AND OF
AMERICAN LIFE IN THOSE YEARS.))
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Link took these pictures in the late 19-50's.
But two million dollars worth of his work is missing.
He says his ex-wife has stolen many of his photographs.
Conchita Link has been sentenced to six to 20 years for stealing the prints.
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((I HAVE ALL MY NORFOLK AND WESTERN NEGATIVES. ALL OF THOSE I TOOK OUT.
THAT'S WHAT STARTED THE BIG WAR. ONCE SHE SAW THOSE WERE GONE SHE STARTED
STEALING EVERYTHING SHE COULD STEAL.))
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The 81- year- old artist greeted his fans this morning at the Virginia
Museum of Transportation.
Soft Music Under
Coming up later in our newscast,
Roy will tells us if the Hokies bounced back this week to win against
and critics say his music is unlike anything else out there. We'll hear what
inspires this musician's songs.
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Emotions motivate David Wilcox. If you don't recognize his name... chances
are you've heard his music.
The singer-songwriter says his work is a communication tool--as he writes
about changes in life... both joyful and painful.
Denise Allen has more.
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OUT Q=News 7
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((song: BUT WHEN I GET LONELY...THERE BY DESIGN.))
OUT Q= there by design
IN Q=I REALLY THINK
((DAVID WILCOX/SINGER-SONGWRITER: I REALLY THINK IT'S THE CLOSEST FORM OF
HUMAN COMMUNICATION THERE IS. IT CAN MAKE STRANGERS SUDDENLY UNDERSTAND EACH
OTHER EMOTIONALLY AND IT'S SO RARE.))
OUT Q=AND IT'S SO RARE
Music critics say Wilcox's style is rare and almost indefinable.
He's compared to James Taylor and learned to play guitar by listening to
folk singer Joni Mitchell.
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((THERE WERE SONGS THAT REALLY MOVED ME AND THE GUITAR WOULD BE IN MY LAP BUT I
WOULD NOT BE PLAYING, JUST LISTENING. I WASN'T A GUITAR PLAYER BUT I WOULD
JUST LITTLE BY LITTLE FIND OUT HOW TO MAKE THOSE SOUNDS.))
OUT Q=make those sounds
Wilcox hopes his music brings out listeners' emotions.
He says issues with the close people in his life inspire his songs.
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((SO WHEN I WRITE IT I'M JUST IMAGINING SINGING TO THAT ONE PERSON AND THAT
MAKES THE SONG COME OUT REALLY HONEST.))
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((THIS IS A SONG ABOUT THE AUTUMN OF LIFE.))
OUT Q=of life song
His music is his compass and he's always challenging himself to write what
is truly in his heart no matter how painful it is to share those feelings.
He says it's that emotional intensity that brings people to his concerts.
IN Q=when i play
((WHEN I PLAY A SONG FOR SOMEONE WHO HAS NEVER HEARD IT BEFORE IT MAKES IT NEW
FOR ME AGAIN. IT'S HARD FOR ME TO THINK OF THE SONGS AS HAVING ANY MEANING
WITHOUT SOMEONE TO PLAY THEM FOR.))
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Wilcox's first album has just become new again.
The 1987 release is now on CD.
Wilcox says no matter where someone hears his music it's his hope it will
help the listeners discover something about themselves.
Denise Allen News 7.
And coming up, Ken Oxendine runs wild as the Hokies shutout Temple V-M-I
comes up short against Marshall in Lexington.
And the Florida Gators showed why they are the top ranked team routing the
Tigers of L-S-U.
Virginia tech's 38-nothing whipping of Temple was the Hokies first home
shutout since 1989.
Steve Mason has more on this special homecoming afternoon for the students,
Marcus Parker, and a somewhat unknown defense.
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SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :16
SUPER=01-Ken Oxendine/14 Carries, 163 Rushing Yards; :40
SUPER=36-Virginia Tech/=38/Temple/==0; 1:30
SUPER=01-Danny Wheel/Virginia Tech Defensive End; 1:45
SUPER=01-Jim Druckenmiller/5-9 for 112 Passing Yards; 2:00
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Up in Lexington this afternoon, V-M-I took on nationally ranked Marshall
and the Herd continued its dominance beating the Keydets 45 to 20.
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The Marshall fans having a good time at Alumni Memorial Field.
In the first quarter, V-M-I Fullback Jason White takes the handoff and
scores to tie the game at 7 to 7 in the first quarter.
But the Herd special teams come up with a big play. Tim Martin takes the
punt and he's off to the races on his way to a long touchdown run giving
Marshall a 14 to 7 lead.
Then in the second quarter Herd SUPER=36-Marshall/45/VMI/20/;
quarterback Eric Kresser rolls out and hooks up with LaVon Colclough on the
touchdown pass Marshall led 21 to 7 and the Herd wins it 45 to 20.
Top ranked Florida stayed unbeaten this afternoon with a 56 to 13 rout of
12-th ranked Louisiana State.
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Danny Wuerffel goes to the air for one of this three t-d passes on the day
this 13 yarder to Reidell Anthony and the Gators took the 7 to nothing lead in
the first quarter.
The Tigers fell behind 14 to nothing but in the second quarter Larry
Foster passes 8 yards to Herb Tyler for a touchdown to make it 14 to 7.
The Gators had two backs rush for SUPER=36-Florida/56/LSU/13/;more than
100 yards Terry Jackson scores on this two yard run in the second quarter and
Florida beats L-S-U 56 to 13.
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In Miami, Florida State was looking for its first win in the Orange Bowl
since 1984 and Warrick Dunn got the Noles off and running scoring on this 80
yard run and Florida State goes on to win.
For that and all of the scores lets check the boards.
wipe to boards
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SUPER=0101-/Hampden-Sydney/7/j/Emory & Henry/34///j/Hampton/31//Delaware
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The Cardinals and Braves squared off in game three of the National League
Championship Series in St. Louis.
The Braves took a 1 to nothing lead in the first. But Ron Gant hit a two
And the Cardinals win game three 3 to 2.
run homer in the second St. Louis led 2 to 1.