Today on News 7 at Five, something is shaking across the area. An earthquake is felt from Richmond to Roanoke.
Also a man is charged with attempted murder after shots are fired this morning on the streets of Lynchburg.
A shortage of flu shots has resorted in some rationing in the Roanoke Valley.
The 2004 presidential campaign is heating up after Al Gore endorses a candidate.
Plus charges are filled in a nightclub fire that killed one hundred.
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Alarms sound and buildings shake across Virginia, when an earthquake strikes the Old Dominion.
It happened just about one hour ago, and it was felt through much of the region.
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Here is what we know so far. The National Earthquake Information Center in Colorado reports the quake was centered about 30 miles west of Richmond. It measured 4-point-5 on the Richter scale, not a strong earthquake by national standards, but unusually strong for Virginia.
Buildings shook from Richmond to Roanoke and beyond.
At the state capitol, alarms sounded. Attorney General Jerry Kilgore and members of his staff were evacuated as a precaution. Outside the capitol, people huddled in small clusters.
We are just starting to receive reports of structural damage.
We will have much more on the earthquake on News 7 at 6:00.
The nationwide shortage of the flu shot --hits the Roanoke Valley and most of the region.
Local health departments and health providers say they are close to running out of the vaccine.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with details.
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Just last week the the two companies that make the vaccine say they had no more to give out.
So that most likely means doctors in our area won't be able to get any more anytime soon.
But if you can't get the shot - health providers say they still have adequate supplies of the Flu Mist -- the nasal version of the vaccine.
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If you can't get the flu shot from your doctor. Health departments in Franklin County and Patrick County are still taking appointments for next week.
Health officials say there other ways to prevent the spread of the flu, they stress the importance of hand washing, and staying at home if you have respitory symptoms, and using what they call respitory etiquette when coughing or sneezing.
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Jean, health officials says its hard to tell right now whether the vaccine shortage will be a major public health concern.
But they are already seeing an increase in the number of flu cases in our area.
A shooting in Lynchburg today involving two groups of teenagers may have been sparked by tension between rival gangs.
Around 11:30, police were called to the 200 block of Wadsworth Street for a report of shots fired.
They quickly apprehended a group of four suspects in nearby Miller Park.. police later identified 18-year-old Brandon Calloway as the alleged shooter.
An eyewitness who did not want to appear on camera says it started out as a street argument.
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((EYEWITNESS: TWO OTHER TEENAGERS JOINED THE GROUP, ONE OF THEM STARTED WALKING AWAY AND AS HE DID ONE OF THE OTHER TEENAGERS STARTED CHASING HIM AND PULLED OUT A GUN AND SHOT AT HIM TWO TIMES AND MISSED HIM CLOSE RANGE.))
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No one was injured in the shooting.
Calloway's facing attempted murder and firearms charges.
Investigators from Henry County are in Canada, searching for clues into the murder of the Short family.
This weekend, detectives with the Sheriff's Department visited a rural airstrip in the Knutsford (NUTTS-ferd) area, near Kamloops (KAMM-loops) in British Columbia.
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They're looking for a woman who may have information about the shooting deaths of Michael and Mary Short and the kidnapping and murder of the couple's nine year old daughter, Jennifer in August of last year.
They believe the woman may have had contact with a "person of interest" driving a green Ford van.
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((CAPT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT: WE ARE LOOKING FOR ANYBODY WHO SAW THE VAN... KINDA LIKE A NEEDLE IN A HAYSTACK LOOKING FOR SUCH BUT WE FELT THERE WAS A NEED TO DO SO.))
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The woman is described as being a thin caucasian with reddish-blonde hair.
Investigators are also looking for her car which is described as a late 80's model hatchback painted primer-gray.
So, far Gary Bowman is the only named "person of interest."
His van was taken into custody early in the investigation.
Three people are facing charges from that huge nightclub fire in Rhode Island.
A grand jury says the club and the tour manager of the band Great White are to blame. Today the grand jury handed up indictments against club owners Jeffery and Michael Derderian (dur-DEHR-ian), plus tour manager Dan Biechele (BEEK-lee).
One hundred people died last February after the band set off a pyrotechnics display that set the old wooden building on fire.
The club owner and tour manger were arraigned on 100 counts of involuntary manslaughter with criminal negligence.
Both the owners and the tour manager pleaded not guilty.
An internal government memo says an earlier investigation found no evidence singer Michael Jackson sexually molested the young cancer victim he's now accused of abusing.
The memo is on "The Smoking Gun Web site."
It says child welfare officials talked to the boy, his two siblings and his mother -- and they all denied Jackson did anything wrong. The officials say while the boy slept in Jackson's room, they did not share a bed. The memo says the boy's mother told investigators that Jackson was ``like a father'' to her kids.
Coming up next on the newscast, doctors in the Roanoke Valley deal with a shortage of operating rooms.
Plus a suicide bomber injures more than 40 American soldiers in Iraq.
Several close calls for U-S troops in hotspots across Iraq-
Several suicide bombers attack U-S compounds, but luckily no deaths reported.
A suicide bomber attacked a U-S hospital in Baghdad injuring two American soldiers slightly. The bomber walked up to the facility pretending to be wounded.
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((GEN. DAVID VACCI/U.S. ARMY: AS THIS MAN APPROACHED THE FRONT OF OUR BRADLEY FIGHTING VEHICLE HE DETONATED AN EXPLOSIVE DEVICE WHICH WAS STRAPPED WE BELIEVE TO HIS BACK.))
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Another attack, near Mosul- Almost five dozen U-S troops and several Iraqis were hurt after a suicide truck bomber charged the gates of a U-S base.
The Montgomery County election recount for the treasurer's seat is still underway.
Before the recount, Richard Shelton was leading incumbent Freda Connor by 47 votes. Early reports show that Shelton picked up another 6-votes and now leads by 53 votes. The recount is being over seen by a 3-judge panel. Since early this morning, 4-counters and 2-observers have been going over the county's voting machines. Shelton is currently in Richmond training for the treasurer's seat.
A major endorsement for Democratic Presidential Candidate Howard Dean.
Former Vice President Al Gore offers Dean his backing today and is asking other Democrats to do the same.
As Drew Levinson reports- Gore says democrats don't have the luxury of fighting among themselves.
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((It's not yet Christmas but Al Gore delivered Howard Dean a powerful political present.
AL GORE/FORMER VICE PRESIDENT:
"I'M VERY PROUD AND HONORED TO ENDORSE HOWARD DEAN TO BE THE NEXT
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES."
A grateful Dean held the politcal line pushing his plans for health
insurance, education, and jobs.
HOWARD DEAN/(D) PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE:
"WHAT WE WANT IS OUR COMMUNITY AND OUR COUNTRY BACK"
From New York, to Iowa Gore told Dean's supporters the former Vermont governor was the only candidate to oppose the war with Iraq.
"THIS NATION HAS NEVER IN OUR TWO CENTURIES AND MORE MADE A WORSE
FOREIGN POLICY MISTAKE THAN GEORGE W. BUSH MADE IN PUTTING OUR TROOPS IN
THAT QUAGMIRE IN IRAQ (CHEERS OUT)
DREW LEVINSON/NEW YORK:
GORE'S ENDORSEMENT IS NOT ONLY A SHOT IN THE ARM FOR DEAN BUT IT IS ALSO
A MAJOR BLOW TO JOE LIEBERMAN'S CAMPAIGN. LEIBERMAN IS ALREADY WELL
BEHIND IN THE POLLS AND NOW THE MAN HE RAN WITH ON THE 2000 PRESIDENTIAL
TICKET IS BACKING ANOTHER HORSE.
Lieberman wouldn't say if he felt betrayed but admitted he didn't see it coming. Fearing he leans too far to the left some Dean supporters hope Gore's
endorsement will help bring in the moderates.
EDE FOX/DEAN SUPPORTER:
"HOPEFULLY THAT WILL HELP DEAN GET SOME OF THE SOUTHERN STATES HE NEEDS
AND SOME OF THE OTHER VOTES HE NEEDS."
With the endorsement now in his pocket--Dean and his fellow Democrats will all be in New Hampshire tonight for another debate.
Drew Levinson, CBS News, New York.))
George Bush won Virginia in 2000 and he appears to be cruising to another victory in the commonwealth...according to a new Mason-Dixon poll.
[Slide 1]56 percent of Virginians polled last week say President Bush is doing a good job.
And in head-to-head match-ups, Bush leads every potential Democratic challenger.
[slide 2] Retired General Wesley Clark comes the closest to beating Bush.
In that match-up, Bush still leads by 15 percentage points.
[slide 3] When Virginians were asked who they support in the Democratic primary election, former Vermont Governor Howard Dean led the pack.
Senator Joe Lieberman came in second.
Governor Warner says it's too soon to call the election.
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The poll's margin of error is four percentage points.
Carilion and several physicians are opening an ambulatory surgery center.
Doctors says it'll help alleviate the operating room shortage in the area.
The center will focus on outpatient surgeries involving orthopedics, pain management, and ear, nose and throat procedures.
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((THERE WAS A SIGNIFICANT WAITING LIST FOR SOME OF THE SURGEONS TO GET IN TO GET THEIR SURGERIES DONE, OUTPATIENT, ELECTIVE PROCEDURES. SO THIS WILL HELP TO DECOMPRESS THAT SIGNIFICANTLY ))
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The Roanoke ambulatory surgery center has three operating rooms. It's expected to open sometime this month.
Coming up next, Robin Reed will have our forecast.
Then a little later, it may be the Christmas, but nobody has been able to deck the Hall at Virginia Tech. Mike Stevens will tell us about a big award for Deangelo.
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There's more news 7 to come. Mike Stevens is up next with some big news for DeAngelo Hall.
Good afternoon everybody.
There is plenty of football to talk about this evening as the awards and honors are being passed out on almost a nightly basis.
The all-American honors continue to roll in for Virginia Tech's Jake Grove and Kevin Jones.
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Today Grove and Jones were named first team all-Americans by the Sporting News.
This is the third first team honors each player has received this postseason.
By making their third first team, Jones and Grove are now considered consensus all-Americans.
Their teammate, DeAngelo Hall from Chesapeake earned his first ever all-America recognition as he was named the second team by the Sporting News.
DeAngelo Hall had high hopes of making more all-America teams when this season began.
That hasn't materialized, but this afternoon Hall earned a major honor from the Big East.
Hall has been named the conference's co-Big East special teams player of the year.
Hall returned 30 punts this season for an average of 15 yards a kick.
He returned two for scores against Syracuse.
Hall who played offense as well this season also earned all first team Big East honors as both a kick returner and a defensive back.
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The question now is will he try to take it to that level as a senior in the ACC, or try his hand at the NFL.
Hall had 80 tackles this past year and scored 5 TDs, two on offense, two on special teams and one of defense.
VMI graduate and former Detroit Lions coach Bobby Ross is back in coaching as Army's new boss.
Ross has been visiting college programs off and on over the last few years. He has spent time in Charlottesville with Al Groh. Ross's son Kevin is the running backs coach at Virginia and could be leaving to join his father's staff at Army.
Ross takes over a team that became the first in N-C-Double-A history to finish 0-and-13 after losing to Navy 34-to-6 on Saturday. The academy fired coach Todd Berry in October. Army went 5-and-35 in his four seasons.
Ross was a finalist last week for the opening at Duke.
He knows a thing or two about winning in college - remember he won a national title while at Georgia Tech.
In one other statewide football related note - the Dudley Award will be handed out tonight at the Downtown Club in Richmond.
This year's finalists are Kevin Jones, Matt Schaub and Hampden-Sydney's Conrad Singh.
The presentation will take place at 7pm.
We'll be back at the top of the hour with a look a some future Dudley finalists as Steve Mason checks in from the annual combine at Hargrave Military.
Have a safe night everybody.
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One of the many movies coming out this holiday season is a romantic comedy starring Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton.
As Melissa McDermott reports, while there are rumors the couple are an item off the screen, there's also a buzz about Keaton and a guy named "Oscar."
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((nat "I can't decide if you hate me or you're the only person who
ever got me.
AND THIS ROLE MAY "GET" ACTRESS DIANE KEATON HER SECOND ACADEMY AWARD
OR AT LEAST HER FOURTH NOMINATION, BECAUSE CRITICS CERTAINLY DON'T HATE
HER PERFORMANCE OPPOSITE JACK NICHOLSON AS A LOVE-CHALLENGED DIVORCED
PLAYWRIGHT IN SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE.
They've mentioned Oscar for you for this role. Does that surprise you
at all? Did you think that when you first read the script?
First of all, who's they? laughing
They, would be the New York Daily News, I believe
That would be unusual for me. Melissa off-camera Really, Why?
Diane Because I think that doesn't happen also very late in
life..it's sort of like the part itself. It's sorta like woah!
WOAH! IS A GOOD WAY TO DESCRIBE KEATON'S BRAVE DECISION TO BARE IT
ALL..LATER IN LIFE. ONE OF THE REASONS FOR THE MOVIE'S PG-13 RATING.
CLIP Diane screams...Nicholson says Oh, I'm sorry..God am I sorry!
You didn't have any apprehension about it? That wasn't a body double,
that was you right?
No hesitation at all. I think that's part of what this script is
about, intimacy. edit 10:29:25 Frankly, who cares about my body at
this point? It's not a national treasure.
Jack and Keanu- "I've never seen a woman that age naked before.
You're kidding? Hey we're not all doctors, baby.
KEANU REEVES WANTED THE PART OF THE YOUNG DOCTOR WHO ALSO FALLS FOR
KEATON SO MUCH, HE ACTUALLY AUDITIONED.
eading the script, it was one of the best scripts I've ever read.
Melissa reversal- 3:09:24 In real life, is that something Keanu Reeves
That's a personal question!
All the women over 50 want to know
Of course, I mean if you feel something like that..
SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE OPENS IN THEATRES ON DECEMBER 12TH. MELISSA
MCDERMOTT, CBS NEWS.))