[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

A ban on late- term abortion is overturned by the Supreme Court.

Up first on NEWS-7 tonight, we'll see what that may mean for Virginia's so-called partial- birth abortion law.
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[V/O-NAT]
And a virtual tour of the State Fair. It's proposed new location for next year stirs controversy.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Tonight on News 7 sports, the NBA draft is set for tonight. We'll get George Lynch's thoughts on the Sixers' two picks. The Avalanche is rained out.
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[VO-NAT]

And rain forces the Barber's football camp inside the Civic Center. Tiki Barber will have our report tonight in sports.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Patrick]
[SS=None]


Showers & storms keep a flood watch in effect for the New River Valley, but the skies should start to clear tomorrow. Stay tuned for details.

[Abortion]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#00-11 TC1:54:58]
[GRAPHIC=US Supreme Court]


A five to four decision strengthens the American right to abortion.
And the decision today from the U-S Supreme Court on a Nebraska case will probably strike down Virginia's so-called "partial birth" abortion ban.
[Double Boxes=Ellen and Keith/State Microwave]


Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom with reaction.
How similar is the Virginia law to what the court struck down today?
[Live=Ellen Full/State Microwave]
[SUPER=@Ellen1;]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


Keith, it's almost the same wording.
It was argued by the same abortion rights lawyer in Virginia's federal courts.
So a spokesman for Attorney General Mark Earley concedes today that the fourth U-S Circuit Court of Appeals will probably throw out the two year old ban.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Neither side]
[SUPER=@file; :00]
[SUPER=01-Fiona Givens/Virginia Society for Human Life; :17]
[SUPER=01-Ben Greenberg/Planned Parenthood of Virginia; :41]
[RUNS=:57]
[OUT Q=other procedures.]

(( Neither side of the debate can provide evidence that the abortion procedure in question has ever been performed in Virginia.
But lurid descriptions of what has happened in other states made for two years of emotional debate, until a ban passed the Virginia General Assembly in 1998.
[sot 15:29:36]

((FIONA GIVENS/VIRGINIA SOCIETY FOR HUMAN LIFE: HER SKULL IS IMPALED AND HER BRAIN IS REMOVED WITH NO ANESTHESIA WHILE SHE IS ALIVE. MOST AMERICANS FIND THIS PROCEDURE TO BE VERY BARBARIC. AND THAT THE SUPREME COURT HAS NOW SAID THAT IT IS CONSTITUTIONAL AND THAT IN FACT ROE VERSUS WADE ALSO COVERS THIS PARTICULAR PROCEDURE, MOST AMERICANS I THINK WILL FIND QUITE SHOCKING.))
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[sot 16:02:58]

((BEN GREENBERG/PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF VIRGINIA: WELL, I THINK AMERICANS SHOULD BE SHOCKED THAT SUCH DECEPTIVE TACTICS WERE USED BY THE OTHER SIDE IN PUSHING A BILL LIKE THIS. TACTICS THAT INDICATED THAT IT ONLY APPLIED TO LATE TERM ABORTIONS WHEN WE KNOW THAT IT HAD THE CAPABILITY TO APPLY TO A LOT OF OTHER PROCEDURES.))
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[Live=Ellen Full/State Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


Both the lobbyists we spoke with predict this will liven up the Presidential race.
After all, the next President is expected to appoint as many as three new justices to the high court.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/Microwave]

[Question: Can Virginia legislators do anything?]
They can. The attorney general is promising to write a new bill that he thinks will comply with today's ruling.


The other abortion measure likely to come up in January in Richmond is the 24 hour waiting period-- a version of which has been upheld by this Supreme Court already.


[Johnson]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-13 TC1:21:20]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Francis Johnson apologized to the family of Donald Harris today, as Johnson was sentenced for his murder.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


A night of drinking last November lead to a fatal confrontation between the two friends.
Johnson said he stabbed Harris in self defense after the two men began fighting.
Today in Roanoke circuit court, Johnson entered a plea of no contest, and apologized to the victim's family.
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[SOT 5:27:10]
[IN Q=I'd like to say to the Harris family]

((I'D LIKE TO SAY TO THE HARRIS FAMILY THAT I'M SORRY. I KNOW IT WON'T BRING DONALD BACK, BUT I DIDN'T KILL HIM IN MALICE. AND I'M TRULY SORRY.))
[SUPER=01-Francis Johnson/Defendant]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=and I'm truly sorry.]
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[VO-NAT]


Convicted of second degree murder, Johnson faces ten years in prison.
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[Tucker]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD LEGAL SCALES]


A judge dismissed sexual battery charges against a Christiansburg police officer today.
A Radford woman alleged Kevin Tucker abused her during a November visit to her house.
The judge found insufficient evidence.
Tucker has been on paid suspension since the charge was filed.
His attorney said today he expects the officer to be fully reinstated.

[Correction]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A correction to a story we aired last night.
We said that Jason Wolfe will serve a 28-year-sentence for beating Michael Alderman to death after catching him in bed with his wife.
The woman was Wolfe's girlfriend at the time... she married him AFTER he went to jail.

[Tultex-Worker]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-14 TC1:36:55]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Life after layoffs hasn't been kind to many former Tultex workers.
It has been about six months since the plant closed its doors.
Tonight we bring you the story of a woman who is trying to turn things around and make it on her own.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Peggy got the]
[SUPER=03-Smith Mountain Lake; :00]
[SUPER=01-Peggy Scott/Former Tultex Worker; :10]
[SUPER=@Surae1; :27 second appearance ]
[SUPER=01-Cindy Scott/Business Co-Owner; :50]
[SUPER=01-Jay Moore/Bassett Corporate Affairs; 1:10]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=News 7, Danville.]

(( Peggy Scott got the news back in December that she lost her job after nearly 28 years at Tultex.
[SOT 1:24:07]

((PEGGY SCOTT/FORMER TULTEX WORKER: YOU HAVE A WHOLE NEW WAY OF LIFE BECAUSE THE FIRST THING YOU DO IS GET UP TO GOTO WORK. BUT YOU DON'T HAVE A JOB YOU GOTTA LOOK FOR ONE.)) [RUNS10]
Her search brought her here.
[SOT 1:44:35]
((SURAE CHINN/REPORTING: IT'S AT SMITH MOUNTIAN LAKE WHERE PEGGY TURNED HER DISAPPOINTMENT INTO A DREAM [SOT 1:44:57]

A DREAM OF OWNING HER OWN BUSINESS CALLED FURNITURE ON THE LAKE.)) [RUNS:10]
[SOT 1:26:58]

((PEGGY SCOTT/FORMER TULTEX WORKER: I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO BE MY OWN BOSS I GUESS WOULD BE THE BEST WAY TO SAY IT..)) [RUNS:04]
Peggy has partnered with her sister Cindy Stone who works at Bassett Furniture. They came up with the idea to go into business together and sell Bassett furniture exclusively.
[SOT 1:33:11]

((CINDY SCOTT/BUSINESS CO-OWNER: I'M PROUD TO BE A PART OF SOMETHING LIKE THIS. BUT I'M ALSO VERY PROUD OF PEGGY. SHE'S TURNED IT AROUND AND MADE IT GOOD FOR BOTH OF US.)) [RUNS:14]
And good for the company that is helping them.
[SOT 1:34:26]

((JAY MOORE/BASSETT CORPORATE AFFAIRS DIR.: YOU LOOK AT PEGGY AND SHE WORKS FOR SO LONG..THE DEVISTATING BLOW. IT'S GREAT TO SEE THEM BOUNCE BACK.)) [RUNS10]
[SOT 1;26;42]

((PEGGY SCOTT/FORMER TULTEX WORKER: I HOPE IT WILL BE MONEY REWARDING BUT IF IT'S NOT JUST TO BE A SUCCESS IS REWARDING ENOUGH.)) [RUNS:06]
She'll start to see if her struggles will pay off this Saturday at the store's grand opening. Surae Chinn News 7 Danville.))
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


Pittsylvania County has a new plan to keep track of Alzheimer's patients with electronic monitors.
That's next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And later, find out why minor league baseball may be coming to Blacksburg's English Field.
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[Project-Life]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-16 TC1:20:58]
[GRAPHIC=Alzheimer's]


More than one-hundred Alzheimer's patients live in Pittsylvania County--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;]


And the Sheriff's department has conducted numerous searches in the past to locate patients who walk away from their homes.
Now the department has a new program called Project Lifesaver that can help cut down on search time and maybe save lives.
It includes a transmitter placed on the victim to allow them to be traced by rescue workers.
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[SOT3:26:54]
[IN Q=We hope to be]

((HAROLD PLASTER/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF: WE HOPE TO BE ABLE TO LOCATE THEM IN AN HOURS TIME AS OPPOSED TO ONE OR TWO DAYS. WELL THINK ABOUT THE COLD SOMETHING LIKE THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Harold Plaster/Pittsylvania Co. Sheriff;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=something like that.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Sheriff's department has 10 transmitters currently and hopes to expand Project Lifesaver.
Pittsylvania County is the first in Virginia to use Project Lifesaver.

[81-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-21 TC47:36]
[GRAPHIC=81 Accidents]


Heavy rain caused some trouble on Interstate 81 this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


State police reported about half a dozen accidents, including this one at mile marker 162 near Buchanan.
A man driving his family from South Carolina to New Jersey lost control of his van during a storm and overturned in the median.
The driver, his wife and three children were taken to Roanoke hospitals.
Authorities say it appears they'll be OK.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Pitts-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=500-16 TC24:34]
[GRAPHIC=None]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]


An accident on the Route 29 by-pass in Pittsylvania County sent at least four people to the hospital.
A charter bus and a pickup truck collided around two this afternoon.
Traffic was blocked in both directions for about an hour.
There is no word on the victims' conditions.
Only two people were on the bus- they're doing fine.
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[Crandall-Building]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-17 TC59:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]


There's a new building taking shape in Roanoke that has already been mistaken for a courthouse.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


It's actually a private law office. Attorney Dan Crandall has a thing for Corinthian columns.
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[SOT 11:30:33]
[IN Q=I like that]

((I LIKE THAT LOOK. IN FACT, MY HOME HAS FOUR COLUMNS IN FRONT OF IT. I JUST LOVE THAT JUDICIAL, FORMAL LOOK.))
[SUPER=01-Dan Crandall/Attorney]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=formal look.]
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[VO-NAT]

[KEITH ON CART]
The "look" and the structure within will cost more than a million dollars when it's all done around Labor Day.
Crandall seems a little uncomfortable talking about the price tag. He'd rather tell you of his modest beginnings, working out of his home on 13th Street.
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[SOT 11:27:15]
[IN Q=Had a one]

((HAD A ONE-ROOM OFFICE WHEN I STARTED. SOON WE BRANCHED OUT TO THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE HOME, LIVED UPSTAIRS, THEN EVENTUALLY TOOK OVER THE WHOLE PROPERTY THERE.))
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=property there.]
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[VO-NAT]

[KEITH ON CART]
Crandall moved his practice downtown once before... a decade ago.
[SUPER=04-1989;]


He renovated an office next to the Federal Building at Third & Franklin, knowing the city planned to widen the road.

The glass tower was demolished when Franklin Road became four-lane in 1991.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=nat workers]
[RUNS=02]
[OUT Q=nat buzz saw]
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[VO-NAT]


There's still a lot of work to be done on the Classic Greek structure, but Crandall plans to double his staff to 32 employees, including eight lawyers.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


Wall street made some modest gains today, as the Federal Reserve decided against another interest rate hike. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5102;]
[SUPER=430-x/23.33/10527.79/x/81.38/3940.34/x/0.66/110.92;]


The DOW gained 23-points while NASDAQ climbed 81.
The Bloomberg News 7 Index rose about two-thirds of a point.
[SUPER=431-hr/31r/i1a/32a/i1c/45b/i1!/52%/ic/21*;]
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[SUPER=433-i#/29d/i#/20e/hb/15*/if/28a/i1#/26@;]
[SUPER=434-u/12e/u/49f/ia/51$/ib/57f/id/55*;]



[State-Fair]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-18 TC1:07:21]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Controversy over the new state fairgrounds in Henrico County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-ARE Video]


The Atlantic Rural Exposition unveiled a virtual tour, but the new "State Fair Park" site has some residents upset.
They say the 320-acre site may be better suited for housing or commercial use.
A-R-E president Otis Brown disagrees.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We're having to]

((WE'RE HAVING TO BRING IN SEWER SERVICES AT THE COST OF ABOUT 6.5 MILLION DOLLARS. BY DOING THAT, WE REALLY OPEN THE ENTIRE AREA FOR THE TYPE OF DEVELOPMENT THE COUNTY WOULD LIKE TO HAVE. UNTIL SOMEONE LIKE OUR ORGANIZATION DOES THAT, THIS AREA WILL NOT BE DEVELOPED.))
[SUPER=01-Otis Brown/ARE President]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=will not be developed.]
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[VO-NAT]


Brown says the grounds at the intersection of Interstates 295 and 64 will entice western Virginians to attend with better parking and easier access.
The State Fair committee plans to hold the 2002 fair at the new site.
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[B'burg-Baseball]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-24 TC12:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The town of Blacksburg says it's making a serious play for a minor league baseball team.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Blacksburg town officials recently met with the owner of the Salem Avalanche about starting an Appalachian League team.
They hope to play on Virginia Tech's English Field... with a few minor improvements.
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[SOT 15:36 - :47]
[IN Q=We're very hopeful]

((GARY HUFF/BLACKSBURG TOWN MANAGER: WE'RE VERY HOPEFUL THAT WE CAN BRING MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL INTO BLACKSBURG. I THINK IT'S GOING TO TAKE A COMMUNITY EFFORT AND VIRGINIA TECH AND THE TOWN TO BE THE CATALYST BUT WE'RE VERY HOPEFUL WE CAN BRING THEM IN THIS NEXT YEAR.))
[SUPER=01-Gary Huff/Blacksburg Town Manager; ]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=in this next year.]
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[VO-NAT]


Avalanche owner Kelvin Bowles says the idea "has possibilities," but that it's still out in left field.
He and the Carolina League hold territorial rights over Montgomery County ...
So, Blacksburg can't play ball without consent and cooperation from the Carolina AND Appalachian Leagues.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Coming up tonight on News 7 sports, the NBA draft is set for tonight. The usets continue at Wimbledon. The Avalanche is washed out -
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[VO-NAT]

And Tiki Barber turns reporter and hooks up with Your Hometown Station tonight with a complete report on day three of the all-stars football clinic.
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[S-Lynch]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-68 5412tc]
[GRAPHIC=NBA DRAFT]

The NBA draft is set for tonight as the league holds its two round selection process. The Nets have the first pick in the draft. They are expected to take Kenyon Martin. George Lynch's Sixers have the 20th pick in the first round and the 48th overall pick in the second round.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=WE HAVE HAD...]
[SUPER=01-George Lynch/76ers Forward; :00]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=...BROWN HAS IN STORE."]
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[S-Tiki]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-76 9:33]
[GRAPHIC=Tiki Barber]


New York Giants running Back Tiki Barber is securing a career after football. He is an actor and, over the last several months, has served as a sports anchor for a CBS station during morning shows in New York. Today, Tiki gives us a look at his sports reporting skills with his take on the final day of the All-Stars Clinics of the Roanoke Valley football camp.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Richard Goodpasture/All Star Clinics Founder; :10]
[SUPER=01-Nick Viar/40 Yard Dash 2nd Place to Ronde; :34]
[SUPER=01-Ronde Barber/40 Yard Dash Champion; :40]
[SUPER=01-Jonathan Shelton/All Star Clinic; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/New York Giants Running Back; 1:14]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=...News 7 sports"]
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[S-Avalanche]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=AVALANCHE]


The Salem Avalanche's final home game against Myrtle Beach in their currnet thrree game seires set for tonight has been rained out. The game has been postponed and rescheduled as part of a doubleheader on Saturday August 26th. The Avalanche begins a 10 game road trip Friday at Kinston.
[GRAPHIC=HILLCATS]

The Lynchburg Hillcats game with Winston-Salem tonight is still on. Game time is 7.

[S-Tennis]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-74 tc 9:35]
[GRAPHIC=tennis]


The upsets continue at Wimbledon today.
Third seed Magnus Norman, sixth seed Cedric Pioline and 11th seed Richard Krajicek did not survive the third day.
On the women's side fourth seed and '94 Wimbledon champion Conchita Martinez lost.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wimbledon, England/TNT;]


Top seed Martina Hingis advanced to the third round today.
Hingis beat Yi Jing-Qian of China, 6-4, 6-1.
Pete Sampras advanced as well today.
The top seed beat Karol Kucera in four set.
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[S-Brophy]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=JOHN BROPHY]


John Brophy's condition has been upgraded from critical to serious, but it's still premature to say that the Hampton Roads Admirals coach is out of the woods. While his vital signs are stable, he remains in intensive care, and he is expected to stay in the hospital for up to three weeks. Brophy suffered multiple injuries during a car wreck early Sunday morning.

[S-Honus]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-67]
[GRAPHIC=TRADING CARDS]


Every now and then we like to keep you up to date with what's going on the trading card world.
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[VO-NAT]

Ebay announced today that the most valubable baseball card of all-time the Honus Wagner T206 card from 1909 will be up for grabs to the highest bidder starting July 5th. The mint condition card is expected to fetch a bid of more than half a million dollars.
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[Promo]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A U-S Supreme Court ruling issued today is drawing mixed reviews.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom]


Jean Jadhon is in the newsroom with more on the decision involving the Boy Scouts.
[Live=Jean full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Jean1;]


Keith, the justices, in a five to four ruling, found in favor of the organization.
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[VO-NAT]


The Supreme Court ruled the Boy Scouts can not be forced to accept gay leaders.
[sot 03:23:17]
[in q=The position]

((THE POSITION IS VERY SIMPLE, ORGANIZATIONS HAVE STANDARDS FOR MEMBERSHIP AND WE BELIEVE THOSE STANDARDS OUGHT TO BE OURS AND NOT SOMEONE ELSE'S, ON WHO CAN BE MEMBERS AND WHO CAN NOT.))
[runs=09]
[OUT Q= can not.]
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[LIVE=Jean full/Newsroom]


Some, however, feel the decision is discriminatory.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith and Jean/Newsroom]


Tonight at eleven-- we'll have reaction from an openly gay Roanoke attorney who used to be a boy scout and leader wi thin the organization.