Coming up on New 7 at 11...
It may be the last time the entire AIDS quilt is displayed in one place...
We'll take you to a candle light vigil.
Immigrants march on Washington D.C. to demand protection of their rights.
And why did workers keep working on this tower, even though they knew the
wind was dangerous?
Those stories and more, next on News 7 at 11.
Good evening, I'm Eric Earnhart, here's what's happening.
For the first time in 4 years, the entire AIDS quilt is on display.
The quilt, once a city block long, now stretches from the Washington
Monument to the Capital.
Also in Washington, thousands of immigrants marched today, demanding higher
wages and more protection.
SUPER=03-Cedar Hill, TX;
They almost stopped working because it was too windy, but they didn't.
The wind caused a 1500 foot broadcast tower in Texas to collapse killing
Those stories, plus Kimberly has a forecast you'll warm up to...
And Roy has homecoming highlights from Tech.
Join us at 11.
Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Washington D-C for a
candlelight march dedicated to victims of AIDS.
The National AIDS Candlelight March, began at the Capitol and ended with
speeches and entertainment in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
Bruce Leshan reports.
SUPER=01-Cleve Jones/AIDS Quilt Founder
OUT Q=CBS News.
30 thousand people marched in Washington D.C. today, demanding justice for
They're concerned about new welfare and immigration laws, that they believe
threaten the rights of newcomers.
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.
In Dallas, a 15-hundred-foot transmission tower collapsed into a mass of
twisted metal today.
The collapse killed three workers who earlier discussed cutting short their
repairs because it was too windy.
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
Roanoke Police are looking for a suspect in a drive-by shooting that left a
Vinton teenager in critical condition early this morning.
Police say the shooting was apparently the result of a argument that
The suspect approached a car with four people in it an started shooting.
A 17 year old boy was hit in the head, another 17 year old was hit in the
Police are asking anyone who knows anything about the shooting to call them.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at 11,
Roanoke County Fire Departments are looking for a few good men OR women.
and more G-M workers in the U-S have been laid off due to an auto workers
strike in Canada.
Kimberly in WX CENTER
You can just sit back and relax--
We're settling into a pleasant, peaceful weather pattern for the next
High pressure's sticking around-- and so is the sunshine.
The mercury will also be climbing.
We'll talk more about that in the warmer forecast-- first, a glance at
today's cool numbers...
MUSIC UP FULL
General Motors' problems with workers in Canada are stalling more assembly
lines in the U-S.
Today the company laid off second-shift workers at a Cadillac plant in
They're the latest Americans caught in the crossfire of a ten-day-old strike
by the Canadian Auto Workers Union.
So far more than two-thousand workers in New York and Michigan have been
idled by the strike.
No other layoffs are expected before Monday.
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co. Seal
Hollins Road Station Number Five opened its doors today hoping visitors
would want to stay.
Roanoke County officials are looking for volunteers to help 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.))
SUPER=01-Jason Loving/Membership Committee; :13
OUT Q=AGENCY FOR US
Candidates for the volunteer rescue and fire department may apply at any
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
IN Q=it's all part
((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.))
SUPER=01-O. Winston Link/Photographer;
OUT Q=in those years (double out)
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.
IN Q=i have all
((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.))
OUT Q=SHE COULD STEAL
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,
A singer-songwriter says he needs his work to communicate.
and some Roanoke residents were gathered at the 50- yard- line at R-F-K Stadium
this afternoon...not for a coin toss but for an exchange of vows.
MUSIC UP FULL
You may expect to hear tunes when you enter a music store.
But shoppers at the Record Exchange in Cave Springs Corner were treated to a
Singer-songwriter David Wilcox stopped in Roanoke today.
And as Denise Allen reports the artist performs what he feels.
IN Q=BUT WHEN I GET
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-David Wilcox/Singer-Songwriter; :15
OUT Q=News 7
IN Q=but when i get
((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.
IN Q=there were songs
((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.
IN Q=so when i
((SO WHEN I WRITE IT I'M JUST IMAGINING SINGING TO THAT ONE PERSON AND THAT
MAKES THE SONG COME OUT REALLY HONEST.))
OUT Q=really honest
((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.))
OUT Q= play them for
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.))
Virginia Tech scored its first shutout since 1989 a 38-nothing whipping
Steve Mason has more on this special homecoming afternoon for the students,
Marcus Parker, and a somewhat unknown defense.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Owls vs. Hokies; :00
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
OUT Q=...News 7 sports"
Up in Lexington this afternoon, nationally ranked Marshall beat V-M-I for
the 14-th straight time 45 to 20.
SUPER=03-Lexington/Keydets vs Herd; :
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.
Florida State got the monkey off its back at the Orange Bowl this afternoon
the third ranked Seminoles beating sixth ranked Miami 34 to 16.
SUPER=03-Miami, FL/CBS SPORTS; :
The Seminoles led 7 to nothing after a fumble was recovered for a touchdown
then tailback Warrick Dunn breaks through the line and races down the sideline
for an 80 Yard touchdown run to make it 17 to nothing.
The Hurricanes came back behind the arm of quarterback Ryan Clement he
threw two second quarter touchdown passes to Yatil Green to make it 20 to 13 at
The Seminoles added a running SUPER=36-Florida
State/34/Miami/16/;touchdown in the fourth quarter to ice the 34 to 16 win,
the first for Bobby Bowden in the Orange Bowl in over a decade.
Danny Wuerffel threw for 277 yards and three touchdowns as the top ranked
Gators beat L-S-U 56 to 13.
SUPER=03-Gainsville, FL/CBS SPORTS; :
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
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.
SUPER=03-Columbus, OH/ABC SPORTS; :
In Columbus, second ranked Ohio State came from behind to beat Wisconsin.
the big play Dimitrious Stanley's 48 yard touchdown pass to Joe Germaine.
For that and all of the scores lets go to the boards.
wipe to boards
SUPER=0101-/Ferrum/14/j/Guilford/21////W & L/12/j/Davidson/23///;
SUPER=0101-/Hamp.-Sydney/7/j/Emory & Henry/34///j/Hampton/31//Delaware
SUPER=0101-j/Alabama#8/24//N. C. State/19////Maryland/7/j/North
OUT Q=...LAST SCORE
And coming up, Jeff Agnew will start on the pole for the Taco Bell 300 the
Yankees and Orioles were on the diamond tonight.
And Ron Gant takes car of his old teammates as the Cardinals go up 2 to 1 on
the Braves in the National League Championship Series.
Ron Gant, a former Brave, accounted for all of the Cardinals runs this
afternoon as St. Louis beat Atlanta 3 to 2 to take a 2 games to one lead in the
National League Championship Series.
SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/FOX SPORTS; :
Gant was just as big as the Golden Arch.
With the Cardinals trailing 1 to nothing he belts this two run homer over
the left field wall in the bottom of the first and the Cardinals took a 2 to 1
Then in the bottom of the sixth he SUPER=35-St. Louis/3/Atlanta/2/;comes
through with this solo homer over the centerfield wall to make it 3 to 1 and
the Cardinals pull out the 3 to 2 victory over the Braves.
Bernie Williams and Darryl Strawberry homered for the Yankees and Todd
Zeille added one for the Orioles.
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/NBC SPORTS; :
Then in the top of the 8-th Strawberry hit his second homer of the night
this two run blast over the left field wall and the Yankees beat the Orioles 8
The Yankees lead the A-L-C-S three games to one.
They will try to close out the Orioles tomorrow afternoon.
A victory will send the Yankees to their first World Series appearance since
The first 20 spots were decided today for tomorrow's running of the Taco
Bell 300 at Martinsville.
Tony McGuire will start 18-th and here's a look at the rest of the field.
wipe to boards
SUPER=0107-1. Jeff Agnew/88.881/2. Phillip Morris/88.552/3. David Hyder//4.
Todd Massey//5. Jay Fogleman;
SUPER=0107-6. Scott Kilby//7. Elliott Sadler//8. Greg Edwards//9. Wes
Trump//10. Billy Morris;
SUPER=0107-11. Lin O'Neill//12. B.A. Wilson//13. Rodney Cundiff//14. Jason
Guille//15. David Blackenship;
SUPER=0107-16. Barry Beggarly //17. Phil Warren//18. Tony McGuire//19. Stacy
Puryear //20. Shayne Lockhart ;
OUT Q=....LAST DRIVER.
The Washington Redskins don't play until tomorrow...but there was plenty of
action at R-F-K this afternoon.
No it wasn't a game...it was a wedding.
SUPER=03-Washington DC/Home Video;
Elizabeth Miller and John Leslie, both of Roanoke, said their "I do's" on
the 50 yard line.
It was the first time a wedding was held at the stadium.
The couple's childhood dreams of being a Redskins' cheerleader and player
may not have come true...but they say the reality of exchanging their vows at
R-F-K was the next best thing.