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Next on news 7, the Kennedy family buries John F. Kennedy Junior, his wife and her sister at sea. We'll have a live report.
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Also jurors hear Jim Druckenmiller tell police he did not rape a Virginia Tech student last March.
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On health check -- President Clinton says medicare doesn't cover enough perscriptions.
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Plus -- what popular teen fetish is stopping them from giving blood?
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John F. Kennedy Junior, His wife and Sister in Law have been laid to rest at sea.
Their ashes committed to the ocean- off the stern of the U-S-S Briscoe- the wind carried them into the waves.
Lee Cowan has the story from the Kennedy Home in Hyannis Port.
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((THE MOURNERS CAME BACK FROM THE SEA ALONE - LEAVING BEHIND THOSE THEY CAME TO REMEMBER.
THE ASHES OF JOHN F. KENNEDY JUNIOR, HIS WIFE CAROLYN AND HER SISTER LAUREN BESSETTE BLEW OFF THE STERN OF THE USS BRISCOE - THE WIND CARRYING THEM INTO THE WAVES AFTER A SIMPLE AND SOMBER CEREMONY.
IT WAS A DAY OF CONTRASTS -- THE CREW OF THE BRISCOE IN DRESS WHITE UNIFORMS -- THE MOURNERS DRESSED IN BLACK.. IT IS THE BEGINNING OF MEMORIALS THAT WILL STRETCH INTO THE WEEKEND - AS A NATION HOLDS IT'S BREATH IN SORROW.
WOMAN: "It's a tragedy, it's a tragedy in my eyes." MOURNERS GATHERED ALONG THE BEACHES TO WATCH AND PRAY FROM AFAR
WOMAN: It was like one of our own, I was telling my husband we watched them, we watched the family, we watched that Camelot family, it's very hard. MAN: I think we've lost one of our selves. Not a politician, just another member of society, a good society, and I think a lot of people will mourn his loss. EVEN OLD SALTS OF THE SEA TOOK SOLACE IN KNOWING ONE OF THE KENNEDYS WILL ALWAYS BE THERE - IN THE WATERS THEY SO OFTEN CAME TO FOR STRENGTH AND COMFORT AND PEACE. FISHERMAN: "I think its very appropriate, very fitting, just the way the family is connected to Cape Cod and the water." LEE COWAN//CBS NEWS: " What happened on board the Briscoe was private and brief - some 10 miles out to sea - just past the crash site itself. Even for those too young to remember the Kennedy legacy, they witnessed the power of it today. KID: Just knowing that he passed away and his family didn't have very much luck, with everyone else in their family dying, and I just thought it was really sad, and really horrible that a family had to go through that. AND THE NATION IS TOO. ))


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Autopsy reveals that JFK Junior, Caroline Besette Kennedy and Lauren Besette were killed on impact when the plane crashed.
The medical examer says they died of multiple trauma injuries.


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Did Jim Druckenmiller take advantage of a drunken colllege student whom he had just met at a bar in downtown Blacksburg. It is a question that will soon be up to a jury of his peers.
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Teresa Hamilton is at the Montgomery county Courthouse where closing arguments are just about to wrap up.
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Q&A: So Druckenmiller did not take the stand today?

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Smith Mountain Lake residents say the power company is letting too much water out of the lake.
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So Dan and Denise Phillips are circulating a petition.
So far they have three to five thousand signatures plus the help of Congressman Virgil Goode.
They claim American Electric Power releases too much water from Smith Mountain Lake through the dam -- and the shallow water jeopardizes boaters and house sales.
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But A-E-P says because of the drought it's already releasing less water downstream -- which affects huge companies like Lane Furniture and the Virginia Power plant in Clover.
Also the state fish hatchery needs EXTRA water to stock Smith Mountain Lake with striped bass.
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A-E-P says Smith Mountain Lake will fill up only if it rains.
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Coming up on the newscast, a country music legend gets some recognition in Hollywood.
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and News 7 reporter Ellen Qualls crashes the Woodstock party as it prepares for a weekend of festivities.
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Today on Health Check, we'll see what cosmetic trend is keeping some of the most loyal donors from giving blood.
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and Patrick Evans will have this week's edition of Growin' It.

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A Roanoke man has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering his ex- wife.
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Michael Jennings was arrested a year ago, in the hours after Wanda Jennings was stabbed to death in her northeast Roanoke home.
The couple had married, divorced and reconciled before Wanda Jennings ended their relationship a week before the murder.
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Jennings has a lengthy criminal history, including bank robberies in the mid- 70s, but his attorney said Jennings had stayed out of trouble since his release from prison in 1980.
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Prosecutors argued the vicious nature of the crime and the defendant's record justified a life sentence... and that's the punishment Judge Jonathan Apgar imposed.

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Griffis Air Force Base in Rome New York is a backup landing site
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[VO-WOODSTOCK OPEN] fot the space shuttle. But the cosmic activity there today is Woodstock 99. We sent News 7's Ellen Qualls to check it out.
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Coming up next on News 7.. Patrick Evans shows us why grass is greener on the other side of the fence.
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Today Patrick Evans joins us from the Turf Store with some tips on keeping your lawn healthy during the extreme conditions of July and August.
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Today in Sports, the Salem Avalanche gets ready to play two at home. Mike Stevens will have a preview.
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On Health Check, the federal government says the Veteran's Administration is wasting a million dollars a day at its hospitals,
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And the President is calling for more Medicare coverage of prescriptions for the elderly.
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President Clinton says he'll veto the Republican tax cut plan currently before Congress if it doesn't devote a share of the budget to shoring up the future of Medicare.
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Clinton was speaking at a community college in Lansing, Michigan today. He was armed with a new study showing three of four seniors have little or no prescription coverage. Clinton wants the program to offer 50-percent coverage for drugs up to a- thousand dollars a year.
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Republicans say the idea's too costly -- and want to directly subsidize drug purchases for only the poorest seniors.

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Congressional investigators say the Veteran's Administration is wasting as much as a million dollars a day on unneeded medical facilities and things are only going to get worse.
The General Accounting Office says the V-A's plan for fixing the system gives too much control to veteran's organizations, unions and other groups that have a direct interest in keeping the hospitals open.
The G-A-O wants to bring in full time planners who are not connected with the system.

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The summer months bring fewer blood donors to the Red Cross. It's more than warm weather that's keeping people away. Intern Reporter Juliet Bickford has the story on the latest trend that's restricting donations.
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(( Tattoos and body piercings. They're becoming a more and more common sight. And the Red Cross won't accept blood from anyone who has gotten one in the past year. They say it's an issue of sterility.
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This restriction doesn't profoundly affect the average blood drive.
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There are currently no laws in Virginia regulating tattoo and piercing businesses. Most operations have self-imposed guidelines such as new needles for every customer, separate ink wells, and a monthly-tested autoclave. One tattoo artist agrees that it's better to be safe than sorry.
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There is a loophole in the Red Cross' rules if the donor is persistent. People with body piercings can give blood if they have documentation to prove that it was done in a sterile environment. Juliet Bickford, News 7, Roanoke.))

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Good afternoon folks the Thursday Ticker begins with a bike race that is nearing its end.
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Today during the 17th stage of the Tour De France Lance Armstrong all but wrapped up the title.
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Belgium sprinter Tom Steels won the stage today, with Robbie McEwen second and Erik Zabel third.
Armstrong, who has been amazing the entire race camein 51st in today's 125 mile ridein the Bordeaux wine country.
The race finished Sunday in Paris, about 250 miles of riding remain, and his lead is still over 6 minutes.
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In the big leagues this afternoon the Yankees beat the Devil Rays 5-to-4 thanks in part to Bernie Williams 15th homer of the year. The two run shot of Rick White plated Derek Jeter. The Yankees are now 57 and 37.
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In college football, aside from Florida State, it looks as though the ACC football race is wide open.
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UVa is picked third in the ACC. The Cavs will utilize their strong running game anchored by Thomas Jones, who will come out of the gates running against North Carolina in the season opener September fourth.
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The Salem Avalanche will try to play two tonight at Salem Memorial.
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Last night their scheduled game with Kinston was postposned just before nine o'clock after it was determined that neither team was a match for Mother Nature.
Tonight's doubleheader will get started at six, and remembers the first 1500 kids in the park tonight will get free batting helmets.
Salem comes into tonight a game in front of the Indians in the Southern division.
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The Northern division leading Lynchburg Hillcats are also home tonight at 7 against Frederick.
More sports at six, and more News 7 at Five is one the way. Take care everybody. [go to break]

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It wasn't mechanical troubles this time- but bad weather that forced NASA to scrub the space shuttle Columbia launch.
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Stormy weather including lightning meant yet another delay for the first female commanded U-S space mission.
It was Tuesday when Columbia was first set to lift off- A warning of a hydrogen leak stopped that mission- but it turned out to be a false alarm.
NASA will try again early Friday-
Columbia is set to deploy and one and half billion dollar X-ray telescope.
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Hollywood is taking a lot of Pride in its latest addition to the Walk of Fame.
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That's because country singer Charley Pride is the latest person to get a star on the famous sidewalk.
Pride was the first African American superstar of country music.
He is best known for his songs, "Kiss An Angel Good Morning," and "Is Anybody Going to San Antone."
Pride learned to play guitar while growing up as one of 11 children in Sledge, Mississippi.
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