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Virginia is hit by a significant earthquake- -by East-Coast standards.
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And the Short murder investigation returns to Canada.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - Bobby Ross is new head coach at West Point. We'll check in on the Hargrave combine,
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and after a season of ups and downs, De Angelo is named the Big East speical teams player of the year and a second team all-American.
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News 7 is next. [Video-Open]
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((THE FLOOR STARTED SHAKING AND I FELT THIS VIBRATION UNDER MY FEET. AND THE FIRST THING I THOUGHT WAS OH NO. SOMETHING'S GOING TO BLOW.))
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Buildings shake from Richmond to Roanoke and beyond.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

An earthquake sends some Virginians into the street just to be safe.
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry. [Earthquake]
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The quake struck just before four, and it was felt over a wide portion of the Commonwealth.
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[Take Earthquake Locator FS] The National Earthquake Information Center 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.

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Many people in our region felt the ground shake, but the tremors were much stronger in the capitol region. In one state building, alarms sounded and Attorney General Jerry Kilgore and his staff headed for the street just to be safe. And even closer to the epicenter, former News 7 anchor Beth Baldwin was home when it hit.
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((VOICE OF BETH BALDWIN/FORMER WDBJ7 ANCHOR/REPORTER: AT FIRST IT FELT LIKE SOMEBODY WAS DRILLING RIGHT UNDER MY FEET RIGHT UNDER THE HOUSE AND THEN MY SECOND THOUGHT WAS OH SOMETHING IS GOING TO EXPLODE UNDER THERE. AND THEN I JUST REALIZED THIS WAS JUST GOING ON. IT WASN'T STOPPING. THIS WAS JUST REALLY SCARY. IT FELT LIKE WHEN IT STATED SHAKING THAT MY HOUSE MIGHT FALL DOWN. I HAD NEVER FELT ANYTHING LIKE IT BEFORE. BUT THE VIBRATION WAS SO STRONG AND SO STEADY, AND EVERYTHING WAS RATTLING, NOTHING FELT VERY SOLID.)) [NO SUPER]
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[Damage]


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We have no reports yet of any major structural damage in Virginia, and Roanoke County officials say they haven't receive any at all, major or minor.
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But several homeowners tell us the earthquake did create some damage. At the Hodge home in the Hollins area, Joe Hodge tells us he know his cracks in the inside and outside walls. A grandmother clock stopped, and some ornaments were shaken off the Christmas tree.
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No injuries reported in the region, and so far, we have no reports of injuries anywhere in Virginia.
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The Virginia Tech Seismological Observatory has had no trouble recording the earthquake. Justin McLeod spoke with the experts there within the last hour.
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[Short-Investigation]


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As long as necessary. That's how long investigators from Henry County say they'll be in Canada looking for clues into the murder of the Short family.
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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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Captain Kimmy Nester says they've been searching for the area for some time now.
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((CAPT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT: THE FACT THAT YOU COULD FIND THE AIRSTRIP. WE'RE VERY HAPPY THAT WE FOUND IT.))
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Nester says they want to hear from anybody who may have seen a green, 2001 Ford van at the airstrip shortly after the murders in August of last year. A van of that same description belonging to Gary Bowman was taken into custody early in the investigation. Bowman is so far the only named "person of interest" in the case. Detectives are also looking for a woman who may have had contact with the driver of the van. She is described as a thin caucasian with reddish-blonde hair. Her car is described as a late 80's model hatchback painted primer-gray.
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[Gang-Shooting]


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Lynchburg police are looking into whether a shooting this morning near a city park was gang-related.
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It happened around 11:30 with a call about shots fired in the 200 block of Wadsworth Street.
Police quickly took four suspects into custody as they ran through Miller Park.
They now say the alleged shooter is 18-year-old Brandon Calloway.. and that he shot at but missed 18-year-old Robert Milton.
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((EYEWITNESS: ONE KID HAD A RED BANDANA AND THE OTHER HAD IT LOOKED LIKE A DARK BLUE BANDANA AND THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT THEIR COLORS AND WHAT GROUP THEY WERE WITH AND RIGHT AFTER THAT IS WHEN A COUPLE OF OTHER KIDS JOINED THE GROUP AND THE ONE STARTED RUNNING AND THE OTHER WAS CHASING HIM AND SHOOTING AT HIM.))
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Calloway faces attempted murder and firearms charges.
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[Drug-Arrests]


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A 14-month drug investigation ends in dozens of arrests tonight.
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Pulaski town police, sheriff's officials and state police went on a drug round up this morning. They spent the day surprising homeowners with warrants for 95- different indictments. Investigators say as many as 50 drug dealers and makers could be taken off the streets by the end of the day.
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((LT. JOHN LEEPER/PULASKI POLICE DEPARTMENT; I THINK CHIEF SAID IT PERFECTLY BACK IN FEBRUARY. IN THE TOWN OF PULASKI. YOU'VE GOT 3 CHOICES, YOUR' GONNA STOP SELLING DOPE, YOUR GONNA LEAVE OR YOU'RE GOING TO JAIL., IT'S AS SIMPLE AS THAT.))
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The charges range from manufacturing to distributing drugs such as cocaine, marijuana, meth, and oxycontin.
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[Kilgore-Kaine]


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They are expected to go head to head in 2005.
But Attorney General Jerry Kilgore and Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine are already sparring.
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Meghan Muldoon joins us from Richmond with more.
Both Kaine and Kilgore are the presumed candidates for Governor in the next election.
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They have been playing nice for the last two years, but today the gloves came off.
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(( It was recently reported that members of Attorney General Jerry Kilgore's staff met with then-GOP director Ed Matricardi after he eavesdropped on a Democratic Party conference call.
Kilgore said that neither he nor those from his staff attending the meeting knew at the time that Matricardi was involved.
Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine says he finds the attorney general's actions "highly improper."
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((12:52:25 if the facts that have been report criminal and that wasn't right. :38)) [RUNS:13]
Kilgore whose office divulged the eavesdropping scandal that led to Matricardi's arrest says the attack is politically motivated and that his office did nothing wrong.
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Kaine says he is discussing with other party leaders whether to call for an independent investigation
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Kilgore says Kaine's statements are reckless.

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It's a month after the election, but they're still counting votes in the New River Valley.
Still ahead on News 7, more on a recount underway and another in the works.
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An a local dispatcher achieves what may be a first in Virginia, pinpointing the exact location of a lost cell phone caller is distress.
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Say you're stranded in an unfamiliar place- -maybe bleeding to death.
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You dial 9-1-1 on your cell phone,
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but you're unable to tell the dispatcher where you are. Can the dispatcher find you?
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(([11:38:30] ((WE HAVE A CELLULAR 911 CALL.)) In Pittsylvania County, chances are they can, IF YOU have the right kind of phone. In the old days- -as recently as late last year- -even Pittsylvania County dispatchers had to rely on callers to tell them where they were. Precious time was lost plotting the location on large maps before pin-pointing the spot on more detailed grid maps. [11:51:30] ((NOTHING TECHNOLOGY ABOUT IT, AS FAR AS LOCATING SOMEBODY THAT DOESN'T KNOW WHERE THEY'RE AT.)) [RUNS:04] Now, they can locate a cell phone caller with the push of a button. [11:39:10] ((AND THAT GIVES US LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE.)) [RUNS04] That information is instantly transferred to another computer screen that plots the exact location on a street map. [11:33:10] ((You're mapping is actually a photographic view? YES. IT IS AN AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH DONE BY ...I BELIEVE THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED IT.)) [RUNS:08] It can pinpoint a location in Chatham... narrowing down the source of the call to within a matter of meters. The same system works in the most rural reaches of the County. Phase II was recently put to the test by a man from Woodbridge who'd been hit in the head on Rockford School Road near Gretna. [13:08:20] ((IT WAS ABOUT FIVE O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING THANKSGIVING DAY. STEVE COCKRAN IS USING HIS CELL PHONE FROM THE CAR PORT HERE NORTH OF GRETNA, EXCEPT HE DOESN'T KNOW WHERE HE IS.)) [RUNS:09]
[11:58:45] ((TERROR KINDA COMES OVER YOU, BECAUSE YOU KNOW SOMEBODY'S HURT AND STILL POSSIBLY IN DANGER, IF THE PERPETRATOR IS STILL THERE ON THE SCENE, AND YOU HAVE A GENTLEMAN CLAIMING HE DOES NOT KNOW WHERE HE IS. )) [RUNS:12] Dispatcher Morgan narrowed it down to within 159 feet of the house where Cochran was staying. Cochran says, "it also helped that they'd had a disturbance at this house before." Pittsylvania County is one of just four localities in our part of the state that have the ability to locate wireless callers. Henry and Rockbridge Counties and Lynchburg are the other three. Local governments in the Roanoke Valley are working on it, but it's not there yet. ))
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That story tomorrow night on NEWS 7 at Six.

[Monty-Recall]


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Elections officials are still recounting the results of the Montgomery County treasurer's race.
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Before the recount, Richard Shelton was leading Incumbent Freda Connor by 47 votes. At last count, Shelton had picked up another 6-votes for a total of 53. Four election officials have been going over the county's voting machines since early this morning. They also have to hand count the write-in ballots. Shelton is currently in Richmond training for his new position. We hope to have word from a 3-judge panel on a certified winner later this evening.
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[Keister-Morris]


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Meanwhile, the need for another local election recount is being questioned tonight.
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[Leader Page 210] Democrat Benny Keister beat Republican Morgan Morris for the 6th House District Seat by 49-votes, in results certified by the State Board of Elections.
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Lawyers for Keister filed a motion this week to stop the recount. Keister says the state doesn't need to spend the money.
By law, Morris is entitled to a state-funded recount because the vote margin was less than 1-percent.
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No date has been set. A local judge says he's waiting for the Virginia Supreme Court to decide when to hold the recount.

[Stocks]


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A little bit of a tease this morning from the stock market. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW passed the 10-thousand mark before ending the day 42 points lower.
NASDAQ lost 40 and a half.
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[NRV-Jobs]


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A local community college is reaching out to the New River Valley's jobless.
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New River Community College invited more than 11-hundred unemployed workers from the region to a free workshop.

Officials are trying to help people find new careers or change directions completely. They had local companies and unemployment officials on hand, plus information on going back to school. The region's unemployment rate rose 3.4 percent last mont and is expected to rise again in January when the Renfro Plant in Pulaski closes.
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[Sports Tease]


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Coming up tonight De-LO gets high fives from theBig East. Bobby Ross gets back into coaching in the college ranks,
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and the athletes aren't the only one competing at Hargrave's prestigious football combine in Chatham. Steve Mason checks in with that story.
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[S-Ross]


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Richmond native Bobby Ross has never shied away from a challenge. And the VMI grad certainly has one on his hands now.
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Ross was named the new head coach at West Point today - taking over an Army team that just finished its season 0-and-13. Ross has been visiting college programs off and on over the last few years including UVa where Ross's son Kevin is the running backs coach.
Ross won a national title at Ga. Tech in 1990 and took the Chargers to the Super Bowl in 1994. He turns 67 years old two weeks from today.
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[S-Hall]


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Tech cornerback DeAngelo Hall had a good year, but not the kind of season he envisioned back in August. But tonight he couple of big pats on the back.
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Hall has been named the Big East co- 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, this season also earned all first team Big East honors as both a kick returner and a defensive back. He scored 5 TDs, two on offense, two on special teams and one of defense.
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[S-Combine]


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Some of the nation's top football coaches descended on Hargrave Military Academy yesterday for the school's annual football combine. Steve Mason has more from Chatham.
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((How talented are the post graduate football players at Hargrave? Consider that Virginia Tech has offered scholarships to seven Hargrave players. ((FRANK BEAMER:)) ((ROBERT PRUNTY/HARGRAVE HEAD FOOTBALL COPACH:))
Coach Beamer and Tech quarterbacks coach Kevin Rogers watched the seven on seven drills and also had a chance to evaluate athletes inside. 65 Hargrave football players ran the 40 yard dash, leaped during the vertical jump test and preformed shuttle drills in front of over 80 college coaches including 13 head college coaches. Hargrave kids are fighting for scholarship spots but they aren't the ONLY onese competing at the combine. ((JOHN BUNTING/UNC HEAD COACH:)) North Carolina has verbal committments from four Hargrave players, Georgia one committment. Its seems every coach is after players like 6 foot 6, 280 pound defensive lineman Brandon Setzer, whose vertical jump was 36 inches. ((:))
18 Hargrave players have already committed, like UVa bound Phillip Brown who talked to Cavaliers offensive coordinator Ron Prince and used the combine tests as a an opportunity to improve himself.)) ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:))