An abortion SHIP arrives in Dublin, Ireland, where the procedure is still illegal.
Abortion activists say they're drawing international attention to the plight of Irish women.
And three days late, but NOT 46- million dollars' short.
The winner of the Big Game lottery finally submits the winning ticket, by MAIL.
Another round of scattered showers and thunderstorms today...how long will it last...I'll have your hometown forecast......
Join us for News 7 at noon, up next.
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It's a floating clinic... with the idea of taking women seeking abortions into international waters where they can safely undergo the procedure.
Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
A Dutch boat, complete with medical facilities and staff has arrived in Ireland to help women obtain abortions.
The procedure is illegal in Ireland, execpt under extreme circumstances.
Kimberly Dozier reports.
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The Dutch abortion ship arrived in Dublin to face a sea of
controversyand even more publicity. (Ship arriving, cameras)
Sot: Rebecca Gomberts/Founder,"Women on the Waves"
"We are here to show solidarity with women denied human rights."
Ruth Cullen, Prolife Campaign, IV
'They are not welcome here'
The two Dutch doctors and their crew say they are here to support a
woman's right to choose an abortion - but they can't perform them while
docked here in Ireland.
Joke Van Kampen, WOW spox, 8a piece
'It's really very new. It's never done before. So there is a huge
discussion going on, what laws and rules and licenses apply to us.'
The intention is to take women out into international waters and perform
procedures in this shipboard operating theatre. But they failed to
secure a Dutch medical licence, so for now, all they can legally giveis
The women's group says they've been flooded with calls for services at
the boat here, but the only thing we've seen on this dockare reporters
Right now, some six-thousand Irish women have to travel to Britain each
year for abortions. This kind of attention brings their plight into
sharp focus - stirring debate ahead of a referendum on abortion
expected sometime later this year. And that may be exactly what the
Women on Waveswanted all along.
KD, CBS News, London
Virginia will not get its share of an unclaimed 46 million dollar Big Game jackpot.
It seems the jackpot was claimed after all.
Three days after lottery officials said no one had stepped forward to claim the year old jackpot, the winning ticket arrived with the regular mail.
New Jersey officials say they received the ticket Tuesday.
Since it was postmarked two days before the deadline, it was still valid.
Spokeswoman Annette Jenkins says it wasn't even sent by certified or insured mail.
If the money had remained unclaimed the seven states that participate in the Big Game would have split the money.
Museums and cultural agencies across the state are dreading the end of the month. That is when their state funding disappears since the General Assembly could NOT agree on a new budget.
So it was with some anticipation that the museum community awaited "a major budget announcement" from Governor Jim Gilmore yesterday.
The announcement was at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond.
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The Virginia Museum is a state agency... which means it will state funding in the new budget year.
Gilmore is promising to help non-state agencies when he writes his "caboose bill" in December, just before he leaves office.
If that money survives the winter General Assembly session, the museums might receive it next June.
The weak economy is being blamed for Circuit City's 82 percent drop in earnings.
The consumer electronics store exited from the home appliance business late last year.
Analysts say that hurt first quarter earnings.
The strongest sales growth for Circuit city was in products like digital cameras, televisions, DVD's and video game hardware and software.
Circuit City has stores in Roanoke and Lynchburg.
No word yet what will happen to them as a result of the earnings report.
There is better news for Danville's Goodyear Plant.
The company announced today its tripling production of its radial aircraft tires because of increased worldwide demand.
The tires will be made for Boeing 737's, Airbus A-320's, as well as military and private aircrafts.
The announcement will not affect recent layoffs at the plant because they came from the truck tire production line.
Despite recent downturns in the furniture industry, a local manufacturer has managed to come out ahead.
Pulaski Furniture reports a five point five percent sales increase for the first half of the year.
The company credits its success to its strategy of producing furniture in both the U-S and Asia.
Pulaski says its delighted by the company's performance, especially considering what is happening to other companies in the industry.
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Coming up next on the newscast, we'll tell you what the nation's largest Protestant denomination wants to do make it harder to get a divorce,
AND Comair hopes business will soon take off now that it has reached a tenative agreement with its pilots.
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An Idaho prosecutor will not pursue manslaughter charges against the F-B-I sharp shooter blamed in a death during the Ruby Ridge standoff.
The F-B-I sniper who fatally shot the wife of white separatist Randy Weaver will NOT face trial for the 19-92 incident.
Weaver was wanted on gun charges.
Lon (hohr-ee-OO'-chee) Horiuchi says he was aiming at somebody else, and didn't see Vicki Weaver.
The prosecutor says says so much time has passed that it's unlikely the state could prove a case.
President Bush is in Poland today--
But many of his thoughts were on his NEXT stop, a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Aleen Sirgany has more.
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CROSSING EUROPES OLD IRON CURTAIN, THE PRESIDENT AND MRS. BUSH ARRIVED
IN POLAND FOR WHAT APPEARS TO BE ONE OF THE WARMER WELCOMES OF HIS
AT WARSAWS PRESIDENTIAL PALACE, BUSH MET WITH POLISH PRESIDENT
ALEXSANDER KWASNIEWSKI, A FORMER COMMUNIST TURNED SOCIAL DEMOCRAT. THE
PRESIDENTS FATHER George Bush Senior ATTENDED A STATE DINNER AT THIS
SAME MANSION IN 1989.
(nat sot voice of translator/President Kwasniewski welcoming )
We are happy...Mr. President..."
SPOTLIGHTING POLANDS TRANSITION FROM COMMUNISIM TO DEMOCRACY, BUSH SAID
POLAND SERVES AS AN EXAMPLE OF WHATS POSSIBLE.
IM the third president to come to your beautiful land since Poland
regained freedom. Many more will follow because the bond between our
two countries is very strong and that bond is formed of many things,
starting with our love for freedom.
POLAND, ALONG WITH HUNGARY AND THE CZECH REPUBLIC, JOINED NATO IN 1999.
PRESIDENT BUSH SAYS HE SUPPORTS OTHER EUROPEAN NATIONS TO JOIN NATO AS
POSS SOT FROM scheduled 11:30amET Bush speech:
WHILE HE SPENDS HIS TIME IN POLAND, THE PRESIDENTS APPROACH TO RUSSIA
IS REALLY DOMINATING HIS WARSAW VISIT. IN SLOVENIA TOMORROW, HE WILL
MEET WITH RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN FOR THE VERY TIME. THAT WILL
WRAP UP HIS EUROPEAN TOUR. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.
A Russian cargo plane arrived for a stopover today at a U-S air base in Japan.
It's on its way to China to retrieve the American spy plane that's been there since an April first emergency landing after a collision with a Chinese fighter jet.
The plan calls for the spy plane to be dismantled and loaded in pieces.
The Navy says it expects the work to be finished by July 11th.
Meanwhile, China rejected a U-S proposal to repair the plane and fly it home.
Comair could be flying again soon now that the airline has reached a tentative contract with its striking pilots.
Yesterday's deal follows three days of talks with federal mediators.
The airline serves 95 cities and, until March, a half-dozen Comair Jets flew in and out of Roanoke every day.
That's when Comair's 13-hundred pilots walked out after talks broke down over work rules, retirement, job protection and pay.
A source close to negotiations says the union agreed to speedup the process and hopes to hold a vote within ten days.
The Southern Baptist Convention has wrapped up its two-day meeting by strengthening its focus on preserving marriages.
The group's 91-hundred members approved a resolution calling for pastors to persuade couples not to get divorced quickly.
The resolution promotes so-called covenant marriages. Couples would formally agree before getting married that they will undergo intensive counseling before splitting up.
Kate Weidaw spoke with a local pastor about the decision.
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Coming up next on the newscast, Leo will tell us what we can expect out of our weekend weather,
and we'll tell you why farmers in Japan think its hip to be square.
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If you think a slice of watermelon is a good way to enjoy a hot day, you may not be square,
but your MELON might be.
Farmers in Japan surprised consumers yesterday by unveiling a cubed watermelon.
Some 20 years ago, a local farmer came up with the idea of making a square shaped fruit that can easily fit in a refrigerator.
To accomplish that he grew the melons in glass boxes. The fruit naturally assumes the shape of the box.
About four hundred of the square melons were shipped to Tokyo and Osaka.
Each watermelon costs about 83 dollars.
If you have a garden, but square watermelons aren't your thing, stay tuned, Leo will be right back with this week's Growing It.
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Today on Growing It, Jacey Birch tells us where we can get more than 15-hundred beautiful plants and flowers, but you have to act fast.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 19 points.
NASDAQ has lost 11.
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Still to come on News 7 - Winston Cup star Bill Elliott visits the Valley - helping raise money for the American Cancer Society.
And .. Highlights from the majors .. the Giants wrap up a three- game sweep.
Details after the break.
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Winston Cup drivers geared up this weekend for the Pocono 500.
Bill Elliott has won before at the 2-and-a-half- mile tri-oval.
Last night, Elliott was the featured attraction at Valley View mall in the Hecht's new Home and Children store.
He attended on behalf of the American cancer Society, having lost family members to the disease.
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Elliott asked that fans make a 10- dollar donation in return for meeting him and getting autographs signed.
All of the proceeds benefit the American cancer Society.
Elliott also talked racing. He is 16th in the points race this year heading into Pocono.
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To the diamond - where some major league numbers were put up last night.
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First, in San Francisco, the Giants wrapped up a three-game sweep of Anaheim with a 10-to-4 victory.
Barry Bonds hit his 34th home run of the season
to stay ahead of Mark McGuire's record- setting pace a few years back.
Jeff Kent had a bases-loaded triple that also helped the Giants win.
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On to the Cubs and Diamondbacks. Randy Johnson moved into tenth on the all-time strikeout list by mowing down eleven in Arizona's 3-to-2 win over
Johnson raised his career strikeout total to three-thousand-199.
The lefty also blanked the Cubs for seven innings, and left after putting two runners on base in the eighth.
Veteran offensive lineman Ben Coleman has been signed to a one year ... 1.1 million dollar contract with the Washington Redskins.
Coleman turned away multi- year offers from other teams for a 623- thousand dollar signing bonus and the veteran league minimum 477 thousand dollars from the Skins.
And before we wrap up this afternoon--
Millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett is at it again.
After setting the world record in 19-98 for the longest solo balloon flight, Fossett's preparing for another hot air excursion.
He's in Australia today, examining a gigantic, high- tech balloon.
He hopes to use it for the first non- stop, solo balloon ride around the world.
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((STEVE FOSSETT/BALLOONIST: IT'S MORE PREPARATION THIS TIME AND WE CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE
EXPERIENCE OF THE PAST FLIGHTS SO I HAVE THE BEST CHANCE OF THIS FLIGHT
THAN ANY THAT I'VE MADE." ))
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Weather permitting, the balloon appropriatedly called ``Solo Spirit'' could
take off from Australia this weekend.
The FIRST round-the-world balloon flight by a team was completed by a two- man team in 19-99.
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