The legal battles continue... but as of today... PARENTS must be told
before teenagers can get an abortion.
We'll have a LIVE report on the practical effect of the new state law.
The Smart Highway is on a straight track, now that the federal court has
steered clear of the controversy.
And candidate Jim Gilmore tours tobacco country, defending his decision to
avoid the recent settlement talks.
Tonight in sports, Tyson is punished by the Nevada Athletic commission, but
it looks like he will fight again.
A swimmer from last Olympic trials is now making waves in an area pool.
Kelly Dampeer is rolling in the Appy league,
And former Fleming and Radford University star Steve Robinson is named the
new head basketball coach at Florida State.
Some gullywashers to start the July weather story. We will also have our
monthly weather almanac in just a few minutes.
24 hours of legal wrangling left Virginia WITH its first change to abortion
law in over two decades.
Parental notification for teen abortions is the law of the land -- for now.
Planned Parenthood appealed to a three judge federal panel this morning,
trying to reinstate federal Judge James Turk's injunction of the law yesterday.
The injunction was struck down last night by appeals Judge Micheal Luttig.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: IT IS THE LAW IN VIRGINIA. THANK GOODNESS IT'S IN EFFECT
TODAY. AND WHAT THE GREAT FEAR OF THE OPPONENTS IS THAT WITH THIS LAW GOING
ONTO THE BOOKS THEY'LL SEE THAT IT WILL NOT BE THIS RACK AND RUIN THAT THEY
TALK ABOUT. BUT IN FACT PARENTS WILL BE INVOLVED AND YOU'LL HAVE THAT PROPER
APPROACH OF PARENTS BEING RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR CHILDREN.))
OUT Q=their children.
Governor Allen says it's his understanding that the only part still open to
question is the issue of a penalty for doctors who fail to notify parents.
NO word yet on when the appeals panel may rule.
The Constitutionality of the measure is still open to question.
Officials at Planned Parenthood in Roanoke say they will obey parental
But they do have some concerns.
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Eric Earnhardt is at the organization's office to explain the practical
effects of the law.
((Rollcue: a fake parent.))
SUPER=01-David Nova/Planned Parenthood President
OUT Q=the mother liable.
Nine months after being paroled for a bank robbery in Virginia Beach, police
say 34- year- old Darryl C. Delancey was back at it TODAY, this time in
Around one o'clock, Delancey allegedly walked into a First Federal bank
armed with a handgun demanding money.
Police say Delancey took off on foot, but was later spotted by Investigator
With the help of a bystander, Booth apprehended Delancey after a short
IN Q=And when Investigator
((LT. EUGENE WINGFIELD/LYNCHBURG POLICE: AND WHEN INVESTIGATOR BOOTH GAVE FOOT
PURSUIT, HE HAD THE CITIZEN GET ON HIS RADIO WHICH WAS IN THE CAR TO TRY AND
ASSIST US IN LETTING THE POLICE DEPARTMENT KNOW WHERE INVESTIGATOR BOOTH WAS
AT. SO THAT'S HOW THAT CAME INTO PLAY, AND THE CITIZEN DID CALL IN. (REPORTER:
HOW HELPFUL WAS THAT?) IT WAS VERY HELPFUL, BECAUSE WE HAD NO IDEA WHERE HE
SUPER=01-Lt. Eugene Wingfield/Lynchburg Police; :00
OUT Q=where he was.
Booth suffered an injury to his right knee that required stitches.
Delancey is being held without bond, facing robbery and firearms charges.
Another victory for the Smart Road.
Today a federal judge today ruled against opponents trying to block
construction of the highway.
Teresa Hamilton has reaction.
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SUPER=01-John Lipsey/Retired Doctor; :17
SUPER=01-Dan Brugh/VDOT Spokesman; 1:19
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John Lipsey used to consider this 530- acre farm in Ellett Valley the ideal
place to retire.
He bought the land 20- years ago, years before talk of the "Smart Highway".
((JOHN LIPSEY/RETIRED DOCTOR:WHEN YOU SEE THE PICTURE OF THAT BRIDGE, THAT'S
WHERE THAT PICTURE IS, RIGHT ACROSS THAT PASTURE, THAT CREEK, THAT PASTURE AND
UP THAT RAVINE. ))
OUT Q=that ravine.
The bridge Lipsey's referring to cuts through the heart of his farm-- and
has forced the retired doctor to alter plans for his property.
IN Q=This just
((JOHN LIPSEY/RETIRED DOCTOR:THIS JUST TAKES AWAY THE TOTAL COMPOSITE OF THIS,
OF DEVELOPMENT OF THIS, AS AN AGRICULTURAL AND FOREST DISTRICT, LETS SAY AREA,
BECAUSE IT LITERALLY DESTROYS IT BY GOING THROUGH THE HEART OF IT WITH A 48
ACRE RIGHT OF WAY. ))
OUT Q=right of way.
Preliminary work has already begun on Lipsey's farm-- and on neighboring
And, now that Judge Jackson Kiser has ruled against project opponents,
heavier construction is expected in the next few weeks.
Nat sound of tree
Opponents had argued that the government failed to consider all of the
environmental impacts of the highway.
In his opinion, Judge Kiser wrote it's possible that the costs may outweigh
But he said that "it's not for him to decide the wisdom of Congressional
IN Q=I Don't
((DAN BRUGH/VDOT SPOKESMAN:I DON'T THINK THE COSTS OUTWEIGH THE BENEFITS AT
ALL. I THINK THE ROAD, SMART ROAD, IS GOING TO BE BENEFICIAL BOTH FROM A
TRANSPORTATION STAND POINT AND FROM A TECHNOLOGY STANDPOINT. ))
OUT Q=technology standpoint.
An official ground breaking for the project is set for next week. Teresa
Hamilton, NEWS 7, Montgomery County.))
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Still to come on News 7, jailors at one county jail resign after accusations
of inmate abuse,
and former Attorney General Jim Gilmore brings his campaign to southside where
he promises to fight for tobacco growers.
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A trailer fire in Montgomery County left a family homeless today.
The fire started about 2:45 this afternoon in a back bedroom of the trailer
in Oak Forest Mobile Home Park.
Tina Hamlin was home with her two children when the blaze started. A child
was apparently playing with a lighter and set the bedding on fire.
Hamlin took the children to a neighbors and called for help.
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((SHANE SCOTT/ NEIGHBOR: IT WAS ABOUT 8 TO 10 MINUTES BEFORE THE FIRE
DEPARTMENT ARRIVED AND DURING THAT TIME IT JUST GRADUALLY BECAME MORE INVOLVED
UNTIL IT WAS BURNING OUT THE BACK AND OUT THE TOP OF THE TRAILER. ))
SUPER=01-Shane Scott/ Neighbor
OUT Q=the trailer.
Fire officials say the trailer was a complete loss. The Hamlin's will be
staying with family in the area.
Inmates at the Halifax County jail are accusing jailers of abusing them.
In response to these complaints, three male jailers have resigned within the
past three days.
Halifax Sheriff Jeff Oakes says he is investigating the accusations, and at
least one is sex-related.
Oakes says he is also contacting the FBI about possible civil rights
violations by the jailers.
Halifax Chief Deputy Ray Link says the jailers did not give reasons for
The Sheriff's Department has filed no charges at this time.
Investigators are turning up the heat in the case of thousands of service
contracts issued by Holdren's.
Last summer Crenshaws of North Carolina purchased Holdren's assets.
But it said it didn't have to honor the appliance chain's extended service
Virginia's Office of Consumer Affairs received 13- hundred written
Now it's following up with a questionnaire to document if there were
violations of Virginia's Consumer Protection Act.
It asks among other things, if customers were led to believe the service
contracts would still be honored.
A strong bond market led a Wall Street rally today.
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The DOW climbed almost 50 points to close at 77-hundred-22.
NASDAQ lost not quite four points.
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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission today gave Babcock and Wilcox high marks
for its handling of radioactive material in its Campbell County facility.
The N-R-C DID suggest B&W make improvements in its uranium recovery
operation, which has experienced several leaks and spills during the last two
Still, B&W officials were pleased with the plant's evaluation.
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((JAMES CONNER/B&W VICE PRESIDENT: I DON'T THINK ANYBODY LIKES TO BE ASSESSED
BY A REGULATORY AGENCY, BUT WHEN YOU CONSIDER THE ENVIRONMENT WE WORK IN, WE
UNDERSTAND THAT WE HAVE TO COMPLY WITH A REGULATORY AGENCY'S REQUIREMENTS AND
WE UNDERSTAND THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE ASSESSED. SO IF YOU ACCEPT THAT, I WOULD
SAY THAT THIS REVIEW WAS PROBABLY AS GOOD AS YOU COULD EXPECT.))
SUPER=01-James Conner/B&W Vice President; :00
OUT Q=you could expect.
B&W is one of Campbell County's largest employers, with about 15- hundred
workers at its Mt. Athos plant.
Former attorney general Jim Gilmore says he did not join the tobacco talks
because he didn't want Virginia tied to an unfavorable settlement.
Today Gilmore toured Southside Virginia to secure support from tobacco
farmers as he runs for governor.
Tina Tenret reports.
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SUPER=01-Clarence Bryant/Concerned Friends for Tobacco; :36
OUT Q=(News7, Danville)
Jim Gilmore chose NOT to sue on behalf of farmers in the recent settlement
He says he "monitored" the talks instead.
IN Q=We're now
((JIM GILMORE/GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE (R): WE'RE NOW IN A POSITION WHERE
VIRGINIA HAS SOME LEVERAGE. WE'RE NOT IN A POSITION WHERE WE HAVE HAD TO SIGN
ON TO AN OVERARCHING AGREEMENT WITH OTHER ATTORNEYS GENERAL. WE HAVE PLAYED
THE ROLE OF BEING A FREE AGENT IN THIS IN ORDER TO STRENGTHEN OUR HAND TO
PROTECT OUR CITIZENS.))
OUT Q=our citizens
By contrast, the South Carolina attorney general jumped in to protect farmers
with quotas and price standards.
But many southside farmers are standing by Gilmore.
IN Q=Jim Gilmore
((CLARENCE BRYANT/PRESIDENT, CONCERNED FRIENDS FOR TOBACCO: JIM GILMORE TALKED
TO US IN THE VERY BEGINNING WHEN THIS LAWSUIT WAS COMING OUT. AND SEE WE WERE
TOTALLY AGAINST IT. I SAY ONCE I SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGE YOU TO NOT JOIN FORCES,
I'M NOT GOING TO TURN AROUND AND BLAST YOU AND MAKE YOU DO AN ABOUT-FACE.))
Gilmore has written to tobacco companies and congressmen asking them to
protect farmers in the final settlement.
Tina Tenret, News7, Danville ))
Coming your way tonight on News 7 sports, Steve Robinson officially takes
over a the new head hoop coach at FSU, Tyson gets his punishment,
and we'll jump in the pool and meet a world class swimmer from Michigan who
has somehow landed Roanoke to teach some area youth the ways of the water.
These days most folks are thrilled to have a little job security.
Roanoke native Steve Robinson got just that back in March when he signed a
contract extension at Tulsa to coach basketball through the year 2004.
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But as a competitor, Robinson knew there were bigger fish to fry than those
out in Oklahoma.
So when Florida State of the ACC came calling he said yes to a five year deal
worth $500 thousand a season to coach the Seminoles.
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((STEVE ROBINSON/NEW FLORIDA STATE COACH:))
SUPER=01-Steve Robinson/New Florida State Coach;:00
OUT Q=...I'M HAPPY."
The Nevada athletic commission met this afternoon to discuss what if any
punishment should be taken against Mike Tyson for showing off his bicuspids
instead of his biceps last Saturday night.
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The Commission decided to temporarily suspend Tyson from boxing in the state,
plus they have frozen the nearly $30 million dollars he was to receive from the
The Commission will meet again next week to determine its final disciplinary
The goal of any amateur athlete is to make it all the way to the Olympic
And making it to an Olympiad being hosted in one's own country is even more
Michigan native Dan Phillips, a world class swimmer, not only had that dream,
but an opportunity to make it come true.
But little did he know, he'd have to settle in Roanoke to have his first
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SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/1996 Olympic Trials; :26
SUPER=01-Dan Phillips/Olympic Park Head Coach; :43
SUPER=01-Linda Mecca/Olympic Park Swim Team President; 1:02
SUPER=01-Riley Galloway/13 Year Old Swimmer; 1:20
OUT Q=...TO OTHER THINGS."
(( Welcome to Roanoke's Olympic Park pool, where Phillips is not swimming for
medals these days, but instead coaching and teaching 125 youngsters each day.
After making his mark as a swimmer at the University of South Carolina,
where he knew Hootie and Blowfish long before America did, Phillips failed in
his attempt to earn a spot on 96 olympic team as a freestyle swimmer, finishing
16th at the trials.
But as a coach, he appears to have all the mettle needed to succeed.
Phillips hopes to eventually land a job coaching in college, but for now he's
content to help this group of kids have some fun, improve their strokes, and
also find out how to best reach their potential.))
The Danville Braves are back home tonight hosting the Burlington Indians in
Appalachian League play.
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Last night the Indians beat the Braves 14-to-10, thanks in part to Kelly
The former Northside and Radford university star, who was the Indians
22ND round draft pick, was a one man wrecking crew last night hitting 2
doubles, collecting 2 rbis and scoring four runs.
So far in 8 games he's hitting 310 with 5 doubles.
July weather starts out very wet.
Hometown spotters in Franklin County report nearly 3 inches of rain today.
What is the month normally like. Let's check the almanac.
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A new Virginia Law goes into effect today--
It changes the way law enforcement officers will handle domestic violence
Whenever an officer responds to a domestic abuse case, he or she MUST arrest
the assailant if there is evidence of abuse.
Tonight on News 7 at 11, we'll hear from several people who will deal with
the new law.
A police officer who deals with domestic violence cases, a social worker,
and a past victim of abuse.
They'll tell us what the new law means to them.
We'll have that story, along with the latest news, weather, and sports
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tonight on News 7 at 11.