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Coming up on News 7-
A judge rules Virginia's ban on one type of abortion is unconstitutional.
We'll have reaction.
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Not a good day to be on the interstate in Central Virginia- four separate accidents today.
And a race at one festival turned deadly- We'll tell you what happened.
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News 7 is next.
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((IF SOMEONE THINKS THAT ONE BRUTAL MURDER IS OK. IT MAKES ME WONDER ABOUT THE VALUES OF THAT INDIVIDUAL))
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Legislators who voted in favor of a bill to ban what opponents call "partial birth abortions" are upset after a federal judge overturned the Virginia bill today.


[Abortion-Ban]


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The ban on so-called "partial birth abortions" was passed by the 19-98 General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Jim Gilmore.
But today that ban was ruled unconstitutional.
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Joy Sutton has the story.
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U-S District Judge Robert Payne issued a permanent injunction this afternoon barring enforcement of the law.
But some legislators including Attorney General Mark Earley said they will appeal to the US Circuit court of appeals.
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[SUPER=01-Sen. Steve Newman/ (R) Lynchburg]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Edwards/ (D) Roanoke]
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((It was just last year that the Virginia General Assembly voted in both the Senate and House of Delegates to outlaw "partial birth abortions"
Partial birth abortions are defined by the Virginia bill as abortions performed when a person intentionally delivers a living fetus...into the vagina for the purpose of performing a procedure the person knows will kill the fetus, performs the procedure, kills the fetus and completes the delivery.
The ban states that a physician shall not knowingly performs a partial birth abortion that is not necessary to save the life of a mother.
State Senator Steve Newman was the Chief patron of the bill and says the bill was supported by the American Medical Association and is constitutional.
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((THIS BILL HAD THE SUPPORT OF REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRATS AND INDEPENDENTS AND PRO-LIFE AND PRO-CHOICE. IT SHOULD BE THE LAW OF THE LAND))
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But State Senator John Edwards who voted against the bill disagrees.
He says the federal judge is right..this ban is unconstitutional.
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((IT'S THE LEGISLATURE PRACTICING MEDICINE AND I BELIEVE IT'S CLEARLY UNCONSTITUTIONAL BECAUSE IT WAS NOT LIMITED TO THE LAST TRIMESTER.))
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Edwards says there is already a Virginia law banning third trimester abortions...and says to ban women from having this type of abortion not in their last trimester is wrong.
But Newman is hoping that during the appeal process the law will be upheld. And he says that they will take their case to the Supreme Court if necessary.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey [WX1] [11:00pm] [07/16/1999] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Richmond-Trucks]


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It was a bad day for north-south traffic coming through central Virginia. [TAKE PINNACLE PAGE HERE]
Four separate accidents involving five tractor trailer trucks meant an east coast traffic nightmare today along Interstates 95 and 85.
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Just as State Police had cleared a single truck accident from the northbound lanes of 95, a second truck overturned in the southbound lanes.
Those accidents blocked traffic in both directions for two hours this morning.
A truck and car collision south of the city continued to snag traffic.
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And in Brunswick County, two tractor trailers collided, with four thousand pounds of a hazardous material on board one.
That blocked traffic into the evening.



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Mudbog racing is a yearly event at one Indiana festival- but something went terribly wrong-
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The driver lost control of the mud bog racer when he was traveling between 50 and 70 miles an hour-
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((NAT SOUND OF CAR TAKING OFF AND CRASHING. ANNOUNCER: WE NEED FIRE TRUCKS OVER HERE IMMEDIATELY. PLEASE STAY BACK.))
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The vehicle struck a tree and ripped through a fence- hitting three teenage girls.
One of the girls was killed. The other two are in critical condition.
The driver survived- he's out of the hospital.
During mud bog racing, contestants drive through a mud pit 120 feet long.
Officials say the vehicles throttle or accelerator was stuck.
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[Furniture-Pollution]


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Two days ago they charged Stanley Furniture with polluting the air.
Now, federal regulators are pointing out similar violations at Bassett and Hooker Furniture.
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The Environmental Protection Agency says broken boilers at all three companies were causing air pollution.
Stanley Furniture is charged with operating a faulty boiler for at least five years.
Hooker and Bassett have been cited for violating the Clean Air Act because several of their boilers failed emissions tests.
Health officials say there haven't been any complaints from residents near any of the companies.
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((VIRGINIA JARRETT/BASSETT FURNITURE NEIGHBOR: IT HASN'T BEEN BAD AT ALL. I DON'T REMEMBER ANY POLLUTION COMING THIS WAY. IT'S BEEN REAL NICE, I THINK. HAVE YOU EVER HEARD COMPLAINTS OR HEARD NEIGHBORS COMPLAIN? NEVER HEARD OF ANY.))
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Officials from all three furniture companies declined to comment on camera.
But all said they have a clean environmental record and that they're fixing the problems.

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It was only the fifth murder in Roanoke this year ... and just the second involving a gun.
But people who live where it happened worry it could happen again.
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Residents of Brightwood Manor want police to get the guns out of their neighborhood.
Late Thursday night, 18-year old Victor Anderson was shot in the head and killed outside one of the apartment buildings.
One person who lives there wants police to sweep the complex.
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((ANDREA HOLLINGHEAD: GO PLACE TO PLACE, HAVE PEOPLE CHECK THEM, TAKE ALL THEIR GUNS, MELT THEM OR DO SOMETHING OS THERE COULD BE NO MORE VIOLENCE IN THE COMMUNITY.))
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Witnesses say Anderson was killed by a man he'd been fighting with a few weeks ago.
Police say they have good tips and are looking for the killer.
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Lynchburg police say they've identified the man who shot and killed a man during an argument over drugs last weekend.
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24-year old Norman Douglas White is charged with gunning down 26- year- old Morris Anthony in this home on Stuart Street Sunday night.
Police say White is already in custody in Culpeper County on forgery charges.. he's being held without bond.
He also faces drug charges in New York and New Jersey.
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A Lynchburg man will spend the rest of his life in prison for murdering a teenage boy over drugs.
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Darryl Lamont Fleming had been found guilty in May of capital murder in the killing of 16-year old Corey Pennix last summer.
Fleming stabbed Pennix, then stole cocaine from the dying boy's pockets.
A Lynchburg jury opted "not" to give Fleming the death penalty for the crime, instead recommending a life sentence.
A circuit court judge upheld that sentence today, adding a 25-year term for the robbery.
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Lynchburg schools are making progress in their Standards of Learning test scores, but educators say they still have a long way to go.
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Lynchburg improved in 119 of the 166 testing areas, but received passing scores in only 74 of them.
"No" city school currently meets the standards for accreditation.. and officials are keeping an eye on some of the problem areas.
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((JAMES MCCORMICK/L'BURG SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: THERE ARE TWO SCHOOLS THAT WE HAVE TRUE CONCERNS ABOUT BECAUSE WE HAVE SEEN MIXED MOVEMENT, WHEREAS AT MANY OF OUR SCHOOLS, WE'VE SEEN A GREAT DEAL OF MOVEMENT IN AT LEAST ONE ELEMENTARY GRADE OR THE OTHER, THIRD OR FIFTH.))
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Elementary students are performing well in English, writing and technology.
Students across the division did poorly in math and science.
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Everyone's talking about the Standards of Learning--or S-O-L tests--including the Virginia Bar Association. A seminar on the impact of S-O-L's kicked off the State Bar's summer meeting. The Board of Education's main message was a call to action.
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((KIRK SCHRODER/ BOARD OF EDUCATION CHAIR: AT THE END OF THE DAY, ACCOUNTABILITY IS NOT ABOUT JUST SCHOOLS, IT'S ABOUT COMMUNITES. IT'S ABOUT THE PUBLIC AND I HOPE THAT AS WE IMPLEMENT THIS PROGRAM IT WILL BRING GREATER INVOLVEMENT WITH THE PUBLIC. ))
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Others disagreed with the state's efforts to impose what they see as just another test on students. One State delegate says the S-O-L test reinforces what he calls the "industrial model of education."
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((DEL. KENNETH PLUM/(D) RESTON: YOU SET UP A PRODUCT, YOU MAKE ALL THE CHILDREN ALIKE IN THEIR LEARNING--LITTLE WIDGETS OUT OF SCHOOL FACTORIES.))
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The panel didn't come to any conclusions about the S-O-L's.
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Still to come on News 7 - a scare at a local post office.
We'll have details.
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And - if you saw a stranger's vehicle plunge into the murky water of a sinkhole, would you jump in to help?
One man in Florida did.
His story, when we return.
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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens is the News 7 sports office striking a pose at the Jana Tana classic. The Commonwealth Games officially open.
IRL qualifying lights up Atlanta tonight.
New River Valley is getting ready for big night of fun on Saturday.
All that plus, Matt McGure wins the Bellamy tonight on the Big 7.))


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A few anxious moments this afternoon at the Post Office in Vinton.
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A postal service employee called police after a man dropped a large carrying case inside and took off.
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((HE HAD A MUSICAL-INSTRUMENT TYPE CARRYING CASE. HE ENTERED THE POST OFFICE, SET IT DOWN ON THE FLOOR AND WALKED OUT.
HE CROSSED THE STREET, ENTERED ONE OF THE LOCAL BUSINESSES THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR, WALKED STRAIGHT THROUGH THE STORE AND OUT THE BACK.))
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Folks say the suspect must have been familiar with Vinton, because everybody in town knows Cundiff's has a back door.
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Chief Foutz suspects the instrument may have been stolen... that the man got nervous when he saw an officer nearby and took off without the loot.


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A civil rights pioneer was honored today in the former capital of the Confederacy.
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People came to Virginia Union University to remember the late James Farmer.
The 79-year old founder of the Congress of Racial Equality died last week.
Farmer was noted for organizing non-violent protests, including the freedom rides to desegregate public transportation in the 60's.
Today, Jesse Jackson said Farmer was "not just for the black race...he was for the HUMAN race."
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A sinkhole nearly claimed a Florida man's life last night.
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But it didn't - because of a stranger.
Former police officer Oscar Alvarez was driving through what he thought was a puddle - when his jeep took a plunge into a water-filled 16-foot hole in the road.
That's when a man who works nearby, jumped in.
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[15:25:50 - 15:25:58] ((Oscar Alvarez/Sinkhole Victim: SO IT TOOK A MAN THAT I DIDN'T KNOW JUST SECONDS TO MAKE UP HIS MIND HE WAS GOING TO JUMP IN THE WATER AND PULL ME OUT.))
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[15:25:59-16:26:12] ((Royce Koon/Rescued Alvarez: THE WATERWENT UP TO HIS NECK AND IT WAS COMING UP THERE - IT WAS ABOUT 8 INCHES APART AND WE WERE ABLE TO PULL THE DOOR BECAUSE THE WINDOW WAS OPEN ENOUGH TO WHERE HE COULD GET SIDEWAYS... EMORY AND I PULLED HIM OUT.))
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The massive hole opened up in a heavily-traveled area of Tampa, after a water main broke.
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A protest at airports across the country today.
We'll tell you why.
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And it will be a historic day when space shuttle Columbia lifts off next week... 3 decades after Apollo Eleven broke new ground.
Details coming up.
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Air traffic control technicians protested at airports around the nation today-
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They believe the nation's air traffic control equipment is insufficiently tested and they say they're not given enough training to work on the new equipment.
They claim the FAA is to blame for recent equipment outages and air traffic delays.
The technicians are responsible for maintaining the equipment.
They handed out leaflets at 21 airports today.
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History was made 30 years ago when Apollo Eleven lifted off for the moon-
History will be made in space yet again- when Columbia lifts off next week- with a female commander.
Lisa Hughes takes a look-
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((July 16, 1969. Three astronauts rocketing toward the heavens_in the first manned moon launch in history.

(ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN. ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND)


Astronaut Neil Armstrong took that first step.

(TRAINQUILITY TO BASE_THE EAGLE HAS LANDED. )


Man had made it. Even Walter Cronkite was speechless. WHEW_BOY_Cronkite Giggles Buzz Aldrin/Apollo 11 Astronaut: I THINK THAT ECHOED THE EMOTION OF EVERYONE WHO HAD A SENSE OF INVOLVEMENT IN THIS. AND THEY WILL REMEMBER THAT FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES. Visitors at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum remember it well. Nancy DePalma/Kensington, CT, IT WAS SUCH A MIXTURE OF FEELINGS_NOT ONLY EXCITEMENT. BUT MY GOD_REALLY LIVING THROUGH A PIECE OF HISTORY THAT YOU'RE GOING TO REMEMBER. The Columbia astronauts will also make history when Eileen Collins becomes the first woman to command a crew. Columbia will deliver a super-telescope into space_for a closer look at a world the Apollo 11 astronauts saw firsthand 30 years ago today. Lisa Hughes. CBS News. Washington.))
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Before last night's Avalanche-Hillcats game the Salem-Roanoke Hall of Fame honored this year's Ray Bellamy award finalilsts. Nat Hodges from Franklin County, Eli Harlowe from Glenvar, Craig's Brent Bradley and Northside's David Huffman made up the final five along with eventualy award winner Matt McGuire.
The slugger from Byrd pikced up his honor and then struck a pose with Posey Oyler.
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((BYE BYE))

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Don't look now, but Mark McGwire has gotten mighty serious about this homerun thing since the all-star break.
Mac hit his 29th last night.
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Last night he and manager Tony LaRussa were taking on the White Sox again and looking for more.
In the first, McGwire would send the Jamie Navarro pitch into the left centerfield seats for his 30th homer of the season. He would come back in the 7th and hit his
[SUPER=35-White Sox/9/Cardinals/8;]

31st of the year.
He had 2 three runs shots last night. The Cards lose 9-8.
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The Mac Daddy wasn't the only one flexing his pipes last night.
The 12th annual Jan Tana body classic opened up two eye popping night of posing and performing at the Roanoke Civic Center auditorium.
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The International Federation of Body Builders Pro Women's pre-judging took place last night with the top women in the world showing off their symmetry and muscularity.
The top ladies from last night's action advance to the finals tonight at seven.
Also today local competitors and the Master's Mr. Olympia participants will be in the spotlight.
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Jan Tana held her news conference at the hotel Roanoke yesterday in front many of the competitors.
Mychal Turner, Arnold Swartzenegger's body guard, is in town, a good sign for those wondering if Arnold will make an appearance. He has worked with Swartzenegger for 11 years.
The Jan Tana Classic has a special master of ceremonies in fitness comedian Tim Wilkens.
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The Jan Tana fitness fun continues tonight at the Roanoke Civic Center Auditorium.

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While the bodybuilders were in the auditorium, the Roanoke Civic Center coliseum was full of athletes who are competing in this weekend's Comonwealth games.
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This marked the opening ceremonies for the 10th annual Games here in Roanoke.
Most of the athletes packed the Civic Center to celebrate the anniversary and hear from newly crowned Miss Virginia Crystal Dawn Lewis and two time olympic gold medal winner Christine Witty.
Those in attendance were also treated to some performances on the coliseum floor.
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One of the most interesting athletes at the Commonwealth Games this weekend is Yana Ovchinnikova (Yah-chin-ni-kova).
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Yana is 11 years old and moved to the United States from the former Soviet Union just five weeks ago.
She says archery is just one thing she enjoys about the U-S.
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Yana has been slinging arrows for just four weeks under the direction of her cousin Ralph Miles.
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The Indy Racing league drivers were back on the high banked NASCAR playpens last night as they rolled into the Atlanta Motor Speedway for time trials.
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[SUPER=03-Hampton, GA; :00]


Billy Boat, the man who drives for AJ Foyt, won his first pole of the year this evening by turning a lap at 215 point 251 miles an hour in his Dallara-Oldsmobile.
Boat will lead a very fast field in tonight's Koblat Mechanics Tools 500.
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Still to come tonight British Open news from across the pond,
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And more racing news from New River Valley, where the trackis gearing up for an oldtimers night tomorrow evening.
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The New River Valley Speedway is getting ready to relive some of its past this evening at the track.
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Tonight the speedway officials will honor the "Legends of the Old Pulaski County Speedway" as it welcomes back the likes of Clay Campbell, Paul Radford, Ronnie Thomas, the Wood Brothers, and former modified drivers Jerry Cook and Peanut Turman.
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The track has been in its current configuration since 1988, but this season is by far one of the best when it come to balanced competition in the Late Model Division.
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Gates open at the track today at one. The legends will be honored before the racing begins at seven.



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Jean Van De Velde leads the 128th British open at the halfway point of the event.
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But Tiger Woods is on the prowl at Carnoustie.
Tiger Woods carded a 72 today despite having four bogeys on the back nine.
The wind was blowing a little bit today. Tiger will be paired with Greg Norman tomorrow. Both are at plus 4, three shots back.
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Mark O'Meara, Nick Faldo, Phil Mickelson and Tom Watson all mised the cut at 12 cut.

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Back here in the Commonwealth, Faber Jamerson has a seven shot lead at the half way point of the Virginia State Open at Ford's Colony in Williamsburg.
The Appomattox amateur has a 36-hole total of 134, ten-under par over the White and Red courses at Fords Colony.
He has a seven shot lead over Vienna's Pat Tallent and Roanoke's Tom Joyce from Hidden Valley. ((BYE BYE))


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