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The Supreme Court strikes down a law banning gay sex.
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And the health department says it's safe to swim again at a Smith Mountain Lake campground.
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[ANCHOR=Leo]
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Hazy, hot, and humid conditions continue across the area with slightly drier air for the weekend. I'll have your forecast.
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[ANCHOR=Marya 2-Shot]


News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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A Texas law against gay sex is struck down by the Supreme Court as an unconstitutional invasion of privacy.
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[Court-Ruling]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jen]
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Gay rights activists and opponents regard it as one of the most important legal decisions in years. The high court's ruling could have implications for 12 other states that prohibit sodomy ... including Virginia. Teri Okita has more from Washington.
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[SUPER=01-Peter Sprigg/Family Research Council; :44]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/CBS News; 1:22]
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((
TRACK: BY A 6-TO-3 DECISION, THE U-S SUPREME COURT STRUCK DOWN A SODOMY LAW THATS BEEN ON THE BOOKS IN TEXAS FOR DECADES. THE LAW MADE IT ILLEGAL FOR HOMOSEXUAL COUPLES TO ENGAGE IN CERTAIN SEXUAL ACTS.
(graphic) IN A MAJORITY OPINION, JUSTICE ANTHONY KENNEDY WRITES: THE

TEXAS STATUTE DEMEANS THE LIVES OF HOMOSEXUAL PERSONS.
OPPONENTS OF THE LAW SAY ITS A LANDMARK RULING FOR GAY RIGHTS.

SOT: (FAST/NO SUPER) This will effect..equal rights.



TRACK: BUT SUPPORTERS SAY STATES SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO ENFORCE MORAL STANDARDS AND FEEL TODAYS RULING OPENS THE DOOR FOR OTHER HOT-BUTTON TOPICS, LIKE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.

(Super: Peter Sprigg/Family Research Council)
SOT: Its startling that the court declares right what the founders of

the constitution would universally have condemned.
TRACK: THE CASE ORIGINATED MORE THAN FOUR YEARS AGO IN HOUSTON. POLICE RESPONDED TO A NEIGHBORS FALSE REPORT OF AN ARMED INTRUDER AT AN APARTMENT. OFFICERS ARRIVED TO FIND JOHN LAWRENCE AND TYRON GARNER HAVING CONSENSUAL SEX. THE MEN WERE JAILED AND CHARGED WITH BREAKING TEXAS HOMOSEXUAL CONDUCT LAW. THE TWO MEN SAY THE GOVERNMENT SHOULDNT REGULATE WHAT HAPPENS BETWEEN CONSENTING ADULTS BEHIND CLOSED DOORS.

(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)

STANDUP: 13-states, including Texas, have sodomy laws. Four prohibit sex between homosexuals. The other nine ban consensual sodomy for homosexual AND heterosexual couples. Todays ruling will likely have an impact on all 13-states. Teri Okita, CBS News, The Supreme Court. ))

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[ANCHOR=Marya]
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Virgina Tech could end up a defendant in a lawsuit it originally helped bring. Attorney General Jerry Kilgore says the university withdrew from
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the lawsuit against the A-C-C in order to be considered for membership in the conference. But he says that doesn't mean other legal issues won't arise.
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((ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY KILGORE: NONE OF THIS HAS BEEN EASY, TEMPERS HAVE FLARED ON ALL SIDES WITHOUT THE LITIGATION WILL BE IN THIS POSITION TODAY. ))
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Kilgore also credited University of Virginia President John Casteen and Governor Mark Warner with helping Tech in its bid.
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
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A statement issued by the remaining plaintiffs says that Syracuse and Boston College belong in the Big East.
The plaintiffs in the lawsuit say they're holding out hope that Miami and Virginia Tech will remain conference members.

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[ANCHOR=Marya]
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Lawsuits aside, Tech is in the final stretch to being a part of the ACC.
Justin McLeod has details and reaction.
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[SUPER=01-Charles Steger/Virginia Tech President; :19]
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((((NAT SOUND OF THE VOTE ON TAPE 1 3:28:06 "ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE RESOLUTION......BY SAYING I, "I"))
And with that, Virginia Tech's Board of Visitors unanimously agreed to enter talks with the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Virginia Tech's president says the ACC and the university would be a perfect fit.
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((CHARLES STEGER/VIRGINIA TECH PRESIDENT: WE HAVE A LOT OF TIES WITH THESE SCHOOLS AND WE THINK THIS WILL ENHANCE THOSE RELATIONSHIPS.)) [Runs04]
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A relationship that does include Tech's main rival.
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((WILLIAM LATHAM/BOARD MEMBER: I THINK WE ALSO NEED TO THANK THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA IN THE PART IT HAS PLAYED IN THIS OPPORTUNITY IF IT OCCUR.)) [Runs09]
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It did occur just after five o'clock Wednesday evening.
After weeks of speculation, rumors, lawsuits, and several different plans, the A-C-C- officially announced Virginia Tech and Miami have been invited to join the conference.
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((JOHN SWOFFORD/ACC COMMISSIONER: CERTAINLY THESE TWO SCHOOLS COMING IN THE ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE ADD DRAMATICALLY TO THE ACC AND STABILIZES US FOR THE FUTURE CONSIDERABLY.)) [Runs11]
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It will now be up to President Charles Steger to negotiate and then decide whether to join the ACC.
Steger has already said Tech would be inclined to accept an offer.
He realizes the decision will draw praise and criticism.
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((CHARLES STEGER/VIRGINIA TECH PRESIDENT: I GET ALL KINDS OF OPINIONS AND I THINK THERE WILL BE PEOPLE WHO DISAGREE WITH WHAT WE HAVE CHOSEN TO DO AND WE CERTAINLY RESPECT THEIR RIGHT TO DO THAT.)) [Runs06]
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Those who may disagree include Syracuse and Boston College since they are no longer part of the ACC expansion plan.

Criticism may also come since Virginia Tech said recently it would not join the ACC if invited.
And then there's the issue of Tech joining a conference it was suing just days ago.
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((BOARD MEMBER: I'M SOMEWHAT CONCERN HOW THIS WILL BE PERCEIVED IN THE PUBLIC SINCE WE WERE PART OF THE LAWSUIT AGAINST THE ACC.)) [Runs10]
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((JUSTIN McLEOD: THERE'S NO INDICATION HOW LONG VIRGINIA TECH WILL TAKE BEFORE DECIDING WHETHER TO JOIN THE ACC. BUT WE BELIEVE IT WILL COME BEFORE MONDAY BECAUSE THAT'S WHEN THE PENALTY FOR LEAVING THE BIG EAST JUMPS FROM ONE MILLION TO TWO MILLION DOLLARS. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))


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[ANCHOR=Marya]
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Not all of Virginia Tech's campus shares its leaders' change of heart.
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Some students and faculty say Tech was too quick to jump ship on the Big East after fighting so hard to keep it together.
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((EDD SEWELL/VT FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT: I THINK PRESIDENT STEGER ... WITHOUT CONSULTING THE BOARD.)) ((NICHOLAS MOREMAN/STUDENT: I'D LIKE TO SEE THEM STAY IN THE BIG EAST..... BOUNCE OUT.))
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However, many say Tech made the right decision.
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((MATT WATSON: WITHOUT MIAMI IN THE BIG EAST...I THINK TECH SHOULD GO WHEREVER MIAMI GOES. ))
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Students and faculty acknowledge that the financial benefits of joining the A-C-C make it almost impossible to pass up.
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[Goodyear]


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Goodyear union employees are rallying the day before a negotiation deadline.
Members of the Local 831 gathered at the Danville plant this morning to show their united effort toward a fair contract.
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Negotiations began in March with NO contract. Officials say tomorrow union negotiators will come back from Ohio. The two thousand workers at the Danville Plant are working day- by- day without a contract. A strike authorization vote has been passed, but workers say they'd like for both sides to come to an agreement. Goodyear will not comment on contract negotiations.
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Workers at Roanoke's ITT Night Vision are heading back to the bargaining table.
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About 600 employees went on strike this past weekend when a deal couldn't be reached. Production at the plant continues.
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
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The water quality advisory for part of Smith Mountain Lake is no longer in effect.
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Last week, the health department issued a warning about the water around the Crazy Horse Campground and Marina.

Officials said heavy rainfall washed too much bacteria into the area. But samples taken this week by the Health Department and an independent company satisfied standards. Regardless, officials say bacteria levels can vary at different locations in a single body of water.
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
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The advisory *is* still in effect at Ponderosa Campground.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Leadership of several area school systems will soon be in new hands - that story's coming up -
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But first, the heat is on a Tennesee daycare center to explain a toddler's death.
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An American soldier is dead after an ambush on the outskirts of Baghdad.
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A military vehicle was attacked this morning on a road leading to the Baghdad International Airport.
Soldiers say someone detonated an explosive device by remote control.
The soldier who died suffered a major wound to the face.
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It's the latest in a series of attacks against occupation forces in Iraq.
At least 19 U-S soldiers have died in hostile fire since combat was declared over.
Six British soldiers were killed Tuesday.
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A toddler in Tennessee is dead after being left inside a hot daycare van for eight hours.
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Police say the two-year-old was picked up from her home in the morning.
Her body wasn't discovered until the end of the day.
Children were even playing near the van during the day, as the little girl struggled inside to escape her car seat.
Police say no one checked the van, despite a reminder hanging from the rear view mirror.
Temperatures soared to 90 degrees in Memphis yesterday.
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
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New leaders will be taking the reigns of several area school systems next week.
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After eight years on the job, Superintendent Jerry Webb is leaving Pittsylvania County to take a job in Mississippi.
During his tenure, half the schools in the county became fully accredited.
He also oversaw the construction of four new middle schools which will open this fall.
Webb says community involvement was the key to his success.
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((JERRY WEBB/SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS: IT'S A PROCESS OF GETTING THE COMMUNITY INVOLVED. LETTING THE COMMUNITY HELP SET THE STANDARD FOR WHICH WE'RE STRIVING AND WE'VE ESTABLISHED A VERY HIGH LEVEL EXPECTATION THAT OUR PEOPLE ARE WORKING TO ACHIEVE AND IT'S GOING TO CONTINUE.))
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It will continue under James McDaniel who has been the assistant Superintendent in Pittsylvania County for several years.
He'll begin his new position July first.
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The city of Danville will also be getting a new school superintendent that day.
His name is William Torok and he's held a similar position in Lewisburg Pennsylvania for the last ten years.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Coming up, We'll check in with Leo to see how our weekend is shaping up...
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And the media wants to tap in on Scott Peterson's conversations prior to his arrest -
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Scott Peterson, the man accused of murdering his wife and unborn son, appears in a California court today. At the center of the hearing, wiretaps on Peterson's phones. Chris Lawrence has more.
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(((Locator: Modesto, California) When Scott Peterson arrives in court Thursday he will not go unnoticed. A crowd of reporters and onlookers has gathered at the Modesto courthouse for the latest hearing as the case moves closer to trial.

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The investigator who wiretapped Scott Petersons phones recently discovered that a computer recorded nearly 200 calls without his knowledge. Prosecutors have asked the judge to allow police to screen those tapes for potential evidence. Investigators have already logged thousands of calls from Petersons cell and home phones...including some between the accused and his mistress Amber Fry. But these are believed to be new calls not part of whats already been presented.

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Defense attorneys have accused prosecutors of misconduct. Mark Geragos asked the judge to toss out the wiretaps because investigators listened to portions of conversations between Peterson and his lawyer. Prosecutors say the officers made a mistake when they listened to parts of three conversations. But Geragos says its enough to violate the attorney-client privilege.

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Peterson has pleaded not guilty to murder charges and could face the death penalty if convicted in the killings of his wife Laci and unborn son. 8 months pregnant at the time, Laci vanished on Christmas Eve and her remains washed ashore in San Francisco Bay two months ago.

(CHRIS LAWRENCE/CBS NEWS)

Police used search warrants to seize Petersons truck and boat, as well as items from his home. The judge recently ordered those warrants to be made public. But the Defense has appealed, saying they would ignite a firestorm of misinformation. Chris Lawrence, CBS News, Modesto. ))

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Stock prices are narrowly higher on Wall Street. At Noon the Dow was up 59 points. Nasdaq gained 27 points.

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coming up... Tiki and Ronde Barber help give other up and coming stars a jump start on tuition....
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and "Urban Relief" takes on new meaning in New York City.
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First year AAU teams usually struggle mightily, but the 12 and under Hidden Valley Hoosiers are the exception to the rule.
The team has earned the chance to compete at the national tournament in New Orleans starting this weekend.
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Head coach Chris Morris and his players attribute much of their success to the team's chemistry. The Hoosiers will be among the 40 teams competing in the National Tournament in the Crescent City and they will play their first game on Sunday evening.
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Although this is their first national tournament as a team, expectations are lofty.
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
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The team raised enough money to cover travel and accommodations during their stay in the Big Easy. The players and coaches leave tomorrow.

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The Barbers made their contribution to the Roy Stanley scholarship fund a reality yesterday.
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Tiki and Ronde Barber presented two checks totaling 4-thousand dollars to the foundation from themselves and their NFL Twins camp. WDBJ's Mike Bell accepted on behalf of Roy's family and the scholarship fund. The Barbers' admiration for Roy goes back to the kindness he showed their mom Geraldine.
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[GO TO PINNACLE] And don't forget the auction at Hanging Rock Friday. All of Friday's events are open to the public.
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[ANCHOR=marya]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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Finally... an art collection that you can actually *use.*
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These painted Porto-Potties will be on display and available for public use in New York City during July.
The "Urban Relief" art exhibit, sponsored by Immodium, features the work of nine New York artists.
The artists have designed 10 bathrooms that will be placed in five on the city's most highly-trafficked areas.
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