The Drukenmiller trial begins.
Lewis Gale expands the E-R.
And it's peace, love and rock-n-roll... a 30-year retrospective on Woodstock ...just days before Woodstock 99 blasts off.
Tonight here on News 7 sports, we'll check in at the Hokies summer football camp, hear from quarterback Erik Kramer, who was cut this afternoon.
And have details of Herman Moore's new $33 million dollar contract.
Humid condtions and the chance of showers sticks around for two more days.
Details on a July forecast coming up.
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The prosecution presents its case against Jim Druckenmiller... starting with physical evidence before putting on the alleged victim.
Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
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The prosecution is building its case against the former Virginia Tech quarterback, who's now a San Francisco 49er.
Druckenmiller is on trial for allegedly raping a college student on a return trip to Blacksburg.
Some viewers may find details of today's testimony objectionable.
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Teresa Hamilton has been following the case from the start and is at the Montgomery County Courthouse.
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Keith: What other relevant medical testimony was entered today?
He's been close to execution twice before, but each time he's won a brief reprieve.
This time convicted killer Tommy David Strickler may be running out of last chances.
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals today rejected Strickler's request for a stay of execution.
Strickler is scheduled to die tomorrow for the 1990 slaying of Roanoke resident Leann Whitlock.
His attorneys say new evidence- -that a key prosecution witness lied during Strickler's trial- -should earn him a new hearing.
A final appeal is being made to the U-S Supreme Court, and Strickler is asking Governor Gilmore for clemency.
Neither is expected to make a decision before tomorrow.
A former government official now faces FEDERAL charges for using the Internet to solicit sex from a minor.
Bedford County's on-line investigative unit arrested 58- year- old Tim Rice last February.
The aide to a former West Virginia Governor arranged through the Internet to meet what he thought was a 13- year- old boy at Bedford County Elementary School.
According to investigators, Rice booked a hotel room and planned to engage in homosexual acts with the boy.
Now that federal charges replace state charges, Rice faces up to 15 years in prison and a 250- thousand- dollar fine.
An in-coming freshman football player for Virginia Tech was killed in a traffic accident on I-81 yesterday.
18 year old Marques (mar-KEES) Wade Hampton, and his mother, Antoinette, both from Virginia Beach, died when their car went out of control, crossed the median and hit a van head-on.
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The accident happened near the spot where seven people died, when a car crossed the median into the path of a tractor trailer.
V-DOT will look at ways to prevent cross-over accidents such as these as it prepares to improve the interstate.
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This year highway engineers will begin drawing up plans for interstate improvements between Salem and Troutville.
Police are still looking for the driver of a highway mainantance vehicle they believe caused a serious motorcyle accident on I-81 Sunday.
Troopers located the truck, belonging to Traffic Markings Incorporated of Massachusettes.
It was replacing guardrail reflectors.
Witnesses say the driver made an abrupt u-turn in the median without a signal, causing a motorcycle behind it to lose control, injuring two people from Pennsylvania.
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A sheriff's deputy is suspended after a shot is fired inside city hall. The details are still ahead on News 7 at 6.
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And on Woodstock's anniversary, meet a man who has fond memories of the music and message .. 30 years later.
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An accidental shooting didn't blast apart their friendship, but it COULD keep two Martinsville sheriff's deputies from working together again.
Investigators say they don't know yet WHY Deputy Bobby Branch took his gun out of its holster inside the city municipal building yesterday.
The gun went off near a Circuit courtroom, hitting Branch's longtime friend and co-worker, Deputy David Floyd, in the hip.
Floyd is resting at home and doing well today, according to family and friends.
Bobby Branch is suspended until the Martinsville police department completes an investigation of the shooting accident.
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Branch's gun is being examined at a Roanoke forensic lab for possible malfunctions.
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The Lewis Gale physician on trial for federal tax evasion flatly admitted in court today that she tried to get people to lie for her... to cover up questionable deductions.
She claimed a condo in the Bahamas as an educational expense and wrote off a two story addition to her home.
The trial of Doctor Verna Lewis has been underway since last week, but today was the first time she's addressed the charges that date back to the early '90's.
When the I-R-S began auditing her, Dr. Lewis said her accountant told her she needed to file some amended returns.
She says Bill White had her write a 20-thousand dollar check to the I-R-S.
Lewis said she turned it all over to him, that it was White's idea to cut the check.
Councilman White testified last week under immunity.
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Lewis-Gale Medical center is welcoming a new addition.
A groundbreaking ceremony this afternoon celebrated both the hospital's 90 year existence and the expansion of the emergency department.
The E-R will double in size with the construction of 18-thousand square feet added to the current emergency department.
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The nursing and physician staff will also be increased.
Stocks took a nose dive across the board today.
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The Dow dropped 191 points, falling just below 11-thousand. NASDAQ plunged almost three and a half percent.
It's only been 30 years.
But for many who remember the summer of '69, it seems worlds away.
NEWS 7 is looking forward to the Woodstock '99 concert later this week in Rome, New York.
But we're also looking back, to the original Woodstock, with a little help from one our own WDBJ employees.
Alan Gleiner was there.
Ellen Qualls has his story.
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The summer of 1969 was a truly cosmic time to be alive in America.
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But Alan Gleiner remembers.
He was just 22 when he was supposed to meet a girl at gas station in Bethel, New York, for a concert.
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The concert was called the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, but it was kicked out of Woodstock... and ended up on a 600 acre farm.
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Alan remembers hearing Santana, Canned Heat, and Ten Years After.
He missed Jimi Hendrix.
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But it was about so much more than music.
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((ALAN GLEINER: IT WAS A CELEBRATION OF LIFE, AND I'D LOVE TO THINK THAT WE COULD STILL CELEBRATE LIFE, EVERYDAY.))
It was a celebration on such a grand scale, roads were blocked for miles with cars and people slept where they sat.
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((ALAN GLEINER: AND FINDING YOUR WAY BACK WAS NOT EASY!))
But Woodstock was marked by peace, love, and a more than tolerant view of illegal drugs.
Woodstock '99 promises a stellar line-up of contemporary stars... but Alan Gleiner predicts a far different atmosphere... and a different audience.
((ALAN GLEINER: 30 YEARS FROM NOW, THEY'LL BE SITTING HERE, WONDERING WHERE THEIR IDEALISM WENT.))
Our coverage of the new Woodstock begins Thursday.
Ellen Qualls, News 7.
Coming your way on News 7 sports tonight, NFL cold cuts and big money signings are on the menu along with Comonwealth Games' golf and
a visit to the Virginia Tech football camp where nearly 500 kids are hanging out this week.
The NFL training camps will be opening up across the country next week, and the Chicago Bears will be opening their's without their all-time leading passer.
In a shocking move this afternoon, the Bears cut former N.C. State quarterback Erik Kramer.
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The Bears would like to make rookie Cade McNown the starter. The problem is that he has yet come to contract terms with the team.
Elsewhere, in the Black and Blue division, the Detroit Lions have come up with the coins to keep Danville native Herman Moore a happy camper.
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The pro bowl receiver agreed to a seven year contract extension today that will pay him $33 million dollars.
This new deal also includes an $8 million dollar signging bonus, and it assures the former UVa all-american will finish his career with the Lions.
The 8 year veteran is now 29.
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The Lions would now like sign running back Barry Sanders and get him in camp.
This afternoon Bobby Ross said his all-pro back will NOT be traded under any circumstances.
The Redskins reportedly were ready to get rid of Skip Hicks and two number one draft picks for Sanders.
But this afternoon Ross told the Skins to forget it. saying, "Don't even waste the phone call."
The Hokie football camp kicked off this week and Steve Mason says, Virginia Tech's hospitality is winning kids hearts all over the world.
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((The Virginia Tech football explosion can be measured, in one way, by 13 year old camper Allen Dickens and his travel intenerary from Quam, half way across the world, to Blacksburg.
Many of the 488 campers have traveled great distances to impress Tech's coaching staff during the camp. Northside's Jim Hickam has been bringing his Vikings for nearly 20 years and is not alone in his excitement of just how far this camp has come.
In four days, Tech coaches have three-two hour sessions to access the talent and look at something much more important.
TThe Hokie football camp finishes tomorrow. In Blacksburg, Steve Mason, News 7 sports.))[S-Golf]
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Local junior golfers dominated two divisions of the Commonwealth Competition at Hanging Rock.
Scott Wise led the 15-16 year olds with a 146 two day total.
Matt Ashby took the silver medal sharing it with David Powell. They each were at 156.
The 13 and 14 year olds are still on the course. We'll have those results at 11.
Among the 17-18 year olds, a tie for first, with both Brent Gammon and Brent Dyson shooting a two day total of 148.
Jonathon Kready followed with a 150 and Drew Arney shot a 152.[Wx-Tape]
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People around the region are heading to the Roanoke Civic Center tonight.
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That's where we find Jean Jadhon.
Jean, what's going on there tonight?
A night of exciting music is set for tonight Keith-
South Carolina's Hootie and the Blowfish and up and comer Shawn Mullins will take the stage.
Mullins hit it big with his song Lullaby- I caught up with him just a few minutes ago.
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