Just ahead on News 7 at 5, a tornado strikes Richmond, as the capitol region tries to clean up damage already left by Isabel.
And the cleanup is going to take a long time along the South River. We'll measure the progress in Rockbridge County.
After a super-soaking cold front brought the rivers up in southside, a sunny mid-week Autumn forecast features temperatures in the 70s. Details ahead.
Spring has just arrived down under, and so has Prince Harry, but many Aussies aren't happy out it.
And we're still months away from winter, but health officials are already worried about flu season, and they say you should be, too.
And it's Ben and Jen, again. They walk into a courthouse, but you may not guess why.
News 7 at 5 is next.
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President Bush makes a plea to the United Nations- for help in Iraq.
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((EVERY YOUNG DEMOCRACY NEEDS THE HLEP OF FRIENDS NOW THE NATION OF IRAQ AND DESERVES OUR AID.))
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And tonight a U-S airman who is supposed to be aiding the U-S at this prison camp in Guantanamo Bay is now charged with aiding the enemy.
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
This is the second military member who served at the U-S prison camp who's been taken into custdoy.
The senior airmen is charged with espionage-
More on that story in just a moment... but first the President's push to find more international help in Iraq... and to fight the war on terror.
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Drew Levinson is following that part of the story and joins us live from outside the United Nations in New York.
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((Looking at faces of many of the same people who opposed the Iraqi
invasion, President Bush called on the United Nations to expand its role
in that country's reconstruction.
"LET US MOVE FORWARD."
To help Iraq move forward and rebuild--the President said the member
countries must contribute both money and troops.
"NOW THE NATION OF IRAQ NEEDS AND DESERVES OUR AID AND ALL NATIONS OF
GOODWILL SHOULD STEP FORWARD AND PROVIDE THAT SUPPORT."
The President didn't budge though from his tune that a democratic
transition in Iraq would not be rushed.
"THIS PROCESS MUST UNFOLD ACCORDING TO THE NEEDS OF IRAQIS NEITHER
HURRIED NOR DELAYED BY THE WISHES OF OTHER PARTIES.
It was a verbal shot at French President Jacques Chirac and other world
leaders who want the US occupation to end immediately.
Chirac told the assembly ``In Iraq, the transfer of soverignty to the
Iraqis is essential for stability and reconstruction"
But Chirac has said he won't veto a U.S. resolution on Iraq aimed at
attracting international troops and funds.
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan urged world leaders to set aside their
disputes over the war and join forces to build a peaceful democracy in
the troubled nation
KOFI ANNAN/UN SECRETARY GENERAL.
WHATEVER VIEW EACH OF US MAY TAKE OF EVENTS IN RECENT MONTHS, IT IS
VITAL THE OUTCOME IS A PEACEFUL, STABLE IRAQ.))
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Now, more on the alleged espionage by two U-S military men-
men who are supposed to be helping the war against terror now accused of potentially helping the terrorists themselves.
Tonight the Pentagon says a U-S senior airman Ahmad al Halabi is being charged with espionage and aiding the enemy.
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A military spokesman says al -halabi worked as an Arabic translator at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp in Cuba.
That is where al Qaida and Taliban suspects are being held.
The spokesman says the man knew the Muslim Chaplain who was arrested this month, but it is unclear if the two arrests are linked.
The military Chaplain Army Captain Yousef Yee was allegedly found with classified documents.
In other news, Mother Nature dealt another blow to Central Virginia today...this time it was a tornado.
The area is still coping with the destruction caused by Hurricane Isabel five days ago.
Early this morning a twister tore through Richmond tipping over more trees and damaging more homes.
There were no reports of injuries but more power outages- for another 40 thousand customers.
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((DARRYL ROBINSON: NO POWER. THAT'S THE SAME EVERYBODY UP AND DOWN THE STREET, EVER SINCE THURSDAY NO POWER.))
((CATHERINE SHAFFER/HOME DESTROYED BY TORNADO: ALL I KNEW IT WAS RAINING HARD AND STUFF WAS FLYING ALL OVER THE PLACE.))
(EUNICE DICKERSON/HOME CONDEMNED BY TORNADO: IT WAS SCARY. IT JUST CAME UP ALL OF A SUDDEN JUST OUT OF NOWHERE. IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE CLEARING UP AND A SUNSHINEY DAY AND IT JUST HIT.)
Dominion Power is reporting that close to 600-thousand Virginians are still without electricity.
Folks along parts of the South River in Rockbridge County want to know what kind of help they can get cleaning up after Hurricane Isabel.
Emergency officials estimate 3-to-5 hundred families need assistance after the South River overflowed it's banks, picking up homes and vehicles and tossing them like toys.
It took Red Cross volunteers until yesterday to arrive in the area.
They say they'll stay as long as they're needed.
Congressman Bob Goodlatte also made the rounds, inspecting damage and hearing residents' concerns.
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((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R-SIXTH DISTRICT: WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO RIGHT NOW IS MAKE SURE FOLKS HAVE THE WATER, FOOD AND CLOTHING AND ELECTRICITY THAT THEY NEED. BUT NOW PEOPLE HAVE BEEN LIVING WITH THAT FOR 4 OR 5 DAYS AND THEY WANT TO KNOW WHAT KIND OF ASSISTTANCE WILL BE AVAILABLE TO US.))
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Goodlatte says he's encouraging FEMA to set up a service facility west of the Blue Ridge.
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The American Civil Liberties Union won't appeal today's appeals court ruling allowing California's recall vote to take place next month.
That decision came after a full federal appeals court overturned an earlier ruling and reinstated the election.
As Manuel Gallegus reports, it means the recall vote is on unless the Supreme Court steps in.
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((CALIFORNIA'S RECALL ELECTION IS BACK ON TRACK JUDGES FROM THE NINTH
CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS RULED THE ORIGINAL OCTOBER 7TH DATE SHOULD
-SOT- Cathy Catterson, Clerk of 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
The ruling is unanimous, 11 judges affirming the judgment of the
THE JUDGES WERE NOT CONVINCED THAT PUNCH CARD BALLOTS ARE LESS RELIABLE
THAN OTHER VOTING SYSTEMS. THEY ALSO SAID THE CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION
REQUIRES THAT THE ELECTION GO FORWARD WITHIN A CERTAIN TIME FRAME.
CALIFORNIA'S SECRETARY OF STATE PROMISED THE ELECTION WOULD BE FAIR.
-SOT-KEVIN SHELLEY, CALIFORNIA SECRETARY OF STATE
REACTION FROM THE CANDIDATES WAS SWIFT. GOVERNOR GRAY DAVIS SAYS HE'S
-SOT-GOVERNOR GRAY DAVIS
ARNOLD SCHWARNZENEGGER RELEASED A STATEMENT PRAISING THE DECISION STATING
It is time for this election to go forward. It is time to let the
POLITICAL OBSERVERS THOUGHT POSTPONING THE ELECTION COULD ACTUALLY HELP
GRAY DAVIS BY GIVING VOTERS ANGRY OVER THE STATES PROBLEMS MORE TIME TO
BU EVEN THOUGH DAVIS AND LT. GOVERNOR CRUZ BUSTAMANTE HAVE COME UP IN THE
POLLS RECENTLY ITS STILL ANYBODY'S GUESS ON HOW THIS WILL GO.
THE ACLU COULD STILL APPEAL THE DECISION TO THE US SUPREME COURT. BUT
FOR NOW THE ELECTION IS JUST 2 WEEKS AWAY.
MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS SAN FRANCISCO.))
Health officials want you to think about flu shots long before winter arrives. The details are just ahead.
And this speaker really isn't here. Before long, that could be your doctor working on you.
Fall may have arrived just this morning, but health officials are already looking ahead to winter, and the flu season.
As Julie Vallese reports, they want to you to be thinking about flu shots now.
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(( COUGHING, SNEEZING, THAT SCRATCHING IN
THE THROAT FEELING --ALL CAN BE
SYMPTOMS OF INFLUENZA. WHILE MANY BRUSH
IT OFF AS AN INCONVENIENT FEW DAYS IN
BED, HEALTH OFFICIALS WARN IT IS
SOMETHING MUCH MORE SERIOUS.
Julie Gerberding, MD "Each year more than 36,000 people on
Director Centers for Disease Control average die from complications of
THE MAJORITY OF THE DEATHS ARE AMONG
THOSE OVER AGE-65.
AN ADDITIONAL 114-THOUSAND AMERICANS
ARE HOSPITALIZED. WHILE THE ONSET OF
THE FLU IS TRACKED, JUST HOW BAD IT
WILL BE AND WHEN IT WILL HIT IS HARDER
- NAT FULL-
ARMED WITH THE CERTAIN KNOWLEDGE THE
FLU WILL COME, HEALTH PROFESSIONALS ARE
URGING AMERICANS TO GET A VACCINATION
AS SOON AS POSSIBLE -- IDEALLY DURING
OCTOBER OR EARLY NOVEMBER.
Nancy Cox, Ph.D "Vaccination is clearly the most
Influenza Branch, Centers for Disease effective way to prevent influenza and
Control its complications. Influenza vaccine
can prevent illness in 70-90 percent of
AND, SAY THE RESEARCHERS, IMMUNIZATIONS
LOWER THE TOTAL NUMBER OF
HOSPITALIZATIONS AND PREVENT 80 PERCENT
OF INFLUENZA DEATHS AMONG SENIORS.
Julie Vallese According to the CDC, one of the
Washington biggest reasons Americans don't get
vaccinated is lack of time. But that,
health professionals say, is a poor
excuse because the shot is widely
available... at many local drug and
grocery stores, for example, as well as
IF THE IDEA OF A SHOT IS THE REASON
YOU'RE TAKING A PASS, THERE IS THE NEW
NASAL SPRAY. BUT WITH THE SPRAY COMES A
WARNING. IT IS A LIVE VIRUS, SO ONLY
HEALTHY CHILDREN AND ADULTS FROM 5 TO
45 SHOULD USE IT.
IN WASHINGTON I'M JULIE VALLESE
The future of medicine could allow your doctor to work on you without actually being there in person.
It is made possible thanks to a fairly new technology called teleportation.
It is a 3-dimensional digital image that allows you to appear in a room live with a life-size image and have eye-to-eye contact with those present.
For example, this speech was done from Washington D.C. for an audience in Roanoke.
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Electronic Data Systems showed off the technology at the Commonwealth of Virginia's Information Technology Symposium in Roanoke.
E-D-S believes teleportation will be used by businesses, state and local governments as well as hospitals.
Just ahead, what's with Ben and Jen?
They show up at a county courthouse in Georgia, but not for a marriage license.
It was a no go for J-lo and Ben.
The weding was on... then it was off..
Now could it be on again?
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez were spotted at a courthouse near Savannah, Georgia- rumors flew that the two were applying for a marriage license.
Not so.... though says the local sheriff. Ben Affleck was just in asking about a gun permit.
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((BEN AFFLECK SAID HE WAS LOOKING TO HUNT SOME THIS SEASON THAT HE PURCHASED TWO GUNS LAST WEEK FROM A STORE IN SAVANNAH AND THAT HE WAS PURCHASING HIS SHOTGUN PERMIT AT THE PROBATE COURT TODAY.))
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The two may not have wed, but they are obviously together again.... The secretary who snapped this picture with the sheriff described the two as down to earth.
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The Hokies prepare for the Huskies. The latest from Blacksburg is still ahead on our two-minute ticker.
And Prince Harry has arrived for a long visit down under, but not all the Aussies are happy to see him arrive.
Wall Street attempted to rebound from Monday's losses.
Ed Crane has today's Marketwatch report.
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Good afternoon everybody. Connecticut is coming to Blacksburg this weekend and Mike Stevens says the 3-and-1 Huskies are nothing like the U-Conn team that was hammered by Tech two years ago.
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The New York Giants are 2 and 1 on the season thanks to their overtime win against the Washington Redskins over the weekend.
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The game marked the Giants second overtime game in as many weeks. In week two, New York lost to Dallas in the extra period, a mistake Barber and his Giants would not let happen again.
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Winston Cup drivers race in the EA Sports 500 at Talladega 500 Sunday.
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This race marks the 10 year anniversary of the death of racing legend Dave Allison, who lost his life in a helicopter crash at the Talladega Superspeedway infield in July of 1993. His first Winson Cup race was at Talladega in 1985 and his first Cup win also came at the superspeedway in 1987. Coming up tonight on news 7 at six Havoline will honor Davey. That story and more Tech at six.
Finally, they're not ALL wild about Harry, Prince Harry that is, in Australia.
Charles D'Agata (DAGG-uh-tuh) reports from London.
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(( It was a classic "Down Under" welcome, warm and fuzzy, for a prince
who's about to take a year off before he joins the military ....but
things soon got...(porcupine) a bit prickly...
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Not everybody here is happy about the fact that AUSTRALIANS will have
to pick up the security tab for looking after Prince Harry -- estimated
to cost around a million dollars.
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"It's shocking, absoloutely shocking. There's poor people out there and
we got this little drunk coming to Australia, yeah it's not good."
Plenty of Aussies resent bowing to the British crown....and see the
prince with the well-known wildstreak as little more than a royal pain .
ON CAMERA: CHARLES D'AGATA REPORTING.
THE THIRD IN LINE TO THE THRONE WILL TRADE THE MORE LUSH SURROUNDINGS
HE'S USED TO FOR A MORE DOWN TO EARTH LIFESTYLE...HE INTENDS TO WORK AS
A COWBOY AT A RANCH, WHERE HE'LL EARN ABOUT 150 DOLLARS A WEEK. HARDLY A
PRINCELY SUM, BUT HE MAY EARN MORE IN RESPECT.
Narr: Not that it will be ALL work and no play...he'll also lead
England's polo team in a competition...and he'll be following his other
passion...Australia hosts the Rugby World Cup...
ARE YOU GOING TO BE WATCHING THE RUGBY, HARRY?
SURE...MIGHT AS WELL...WHY NOT?
Otherwise, Prince Harry's trip will be kept deliberately low-key -- out
of the limelight.
But some of his fans will doubtless be dying for a little more exposure.
NAT SOT (no name provided)
He's DDG. Drop dead gorgeous.
And with this being the Prince's first trip abroad without his
father...there's no telling WHAT His Royal Highness might get up to.
Charles D'Agata,CBS News London.