Today on News 7 at Five, terrorists in Iraq behead another hostage.
Also President Bush and Senator Kerry prepare for tonight's debate in St. Louis.
The weekend is shaping up as a mix of sun and clouds. That story and a look into the tropics in a moment.
Tom Cruise and Stephen Spielberg come to Rockbridge County. We'll tell you why.
The shortage of flu shots hits close to home.
And Mike Stevens will have a preview of tonight's Friday Football Extra broadcast.
News 7 at 5 is next.
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A top health official tells Congress there will be lots of frustrated people this flu season.
Doctors are frustrated at the shortage of flu shots. And they say the old fashioned way the vaccines are made needs changing....fast.
Dr. Sean Kenniff has more.
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((FOR MOST OF US, FLU SEASON IS AT LEAST A MONTH AWAY.
BUT ALREADY A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE CONCERNED... BECAUSE THEY WON'T BE
PROTECTED BY A VACCINE.
SO THIS YEAR, THE BIGGEST DEFENSE AGAINST THE FLU IS TO PRACTICE GOOD
HYGEINE... AND TO IDENTIFY AND ISOLATE PEOPLE INFECTED WITH INFLUENZA
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"knowing the diagnosis we know what complications to look for in that
illness. for instance, pneumonia is a very common complication."
OFFICE-BASED INFLUENZA TESTS CAN HELP. HERE'S HOW THEY WORK:
INFLUENZA VIRUS ENTERS THE NOSE, MOUTH OR EYES. THEN THE VIRUS RELEASES
ITS CONTENTS INTO THE BODY. MOST TESTS USE ANTIBODIES TO DETECT THE
PRESENCE OF ONE OF THESE VIRAL PROTEINS.
THIS TEST IS CALLED QUICKVUE.
THE DOCTOR USES A Q-TIP LIKE INSTRUMENT TO SWAB THE INSIDE OF A
PATIENT'S NOSE. HE THEN PLACES IT IN A SMALL TEST TUBE, ADDS THE TEST
FLUID, AND STIRS IT ALL TOGETHER. AFTER THAT, HE PLACES A TEST STRIP IN
THE TUBE AND WAITS 10 MINUTES.
WHEN TIME IS UP, THE DOCTOR EXAMINES THE STRIP.
ONE BLUE LINE IS NEGATIVE. A BLUE AND A PINK -- LIKE THIS -- IS
POSITIVE FOR INFLUENZA.
IT WORKS MUCH LIKE A HOME PREGNANCY TEST.
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"once you've identified the flu, then one can take the appropriate
measures for that individual, for the classroom, for the members of the
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MAKING A DIAGNOSIS IS ALSO IMPORTANT BECAUSE THERE ARE MEDICATIONS THAT
CAN TREAT THE FLU.
BUT THOSE MEDICATIONS ONLY WORK IF THEY ARE TAKEN WITHIN THE FIRST DAY
OR TWO OF GETTING SYMPTOMS.
MEDICATIONS LIKE TAMIFLU, RIMANTADINE AND TAMIFLU CAN REDUCE BOTH THE
SEVERITY... AND LENGTH OF FLU SYMPTOMS.
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so the symptoms, which would last typically 5, 7 10 even 12 days with
influenza would be shortened to as early as 2 to 3 or 4 days.
THAT SHOULD PROVIDE SOME COMFORT TO THOSE WHO WON'T GET A FLU SHOT THIS
DOCTOR DAVID MARKS, CBS NEWS.))
The short supply is fueling a run on the vaccine wherever it is available.
At a flu vaccination clinic at the Kroger in Vinton today, three-hundred available doses were spoken for in less than an hour.
In fact, some people began lining up hours ahead of time to make sure they got the shot.
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((PEGGY THOMPSON; WE TAKE IT EVERY YEAR, BUT OUR DOCTOR'S OFFICE WAS UNABLE THE VACCINE THIS YEAR, AND NOTIFIED US THIS WEEK THAT WE COULDN'T GET IT, SO WE WERE ABLE TO COME TODAY.))
((DOUGLAS GREENE; IT TOOK ME ABOUT THREE HOURS TO GET THROUGH THERE, BUT JUST A LOT OF STANDING AROUND, BUT I FEEL PRETTY GOOD.))
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Kroger has limited the vaccinations to those considered to be at high risk of developing flu-related complications.
Various stores will be holding more clinics around the region in the next few weeks, and demand is expected to remain high.
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For more information on flu shot clinics in your area, go to wdbj7.com and click on Websites in the news.
Terrorists have beheaded another hostage in Iraq.
The family of Kenneth Bigley, a british engineer working in Baghdad, confirms he was killed by a group linked to al Qaida.
Stacy Case reports from Washington.
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NAT: ken bigley---please please I beg you.
TRACK: THESE HEART-WRENCHING WORDS WERE SOME OF KEN BIGLEY'S LAST. HIS
FAMILY CONFIRMS TERRORISTS KILLED THE BRITISH ENGINEER AFTER TAKING HIM
HOSTAGE IN MID SEPTEMBER.
SUPER: PHILIP BIGLEY/KEN BIGLEY'S BROTHER
it's been three long weeks, three long weeks of waiting and three long
weeks of agony.
TRACK: BUT AT LEAST ONE BIGLEY BROTHER CRITICIZED BRITISH PRIME MINISTER
TONY BLAIR--- CALLING ON HIM TO END THE OCCUPATION IN IRAQ. BLAIR
CALLED THE KILLERS BARBARIC. THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT SAYS IT DID
EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO SAVE BIGLEY'S LIFE.
SUPER: JACK STRAW/BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY
I was in Baghdad myself on Tuesday and WEdnesday and was able to talk
directly to the highly skilled team of diplomats, security experts and
british police officers working to try and secure mr bigley's release.
TRACK: BRITIAN, LIKE THE U-S DOES NOT NEGOTIATE RANSOM OR POLITICAL
DEALS WITH KIDNAPPERS. TWO AMERICANS, KIDNAPPED WITH BIGLEY, WERE ALSO
SUPER: STAN BIGLEY/KEN BIGLEY'S BROTHER
we will pray for ken anjjj!j//jjwe truly hope solutions can be found to stop future bloodshed
and loss of innocent lives.
TRACK: AN AL QAIDA LINKED GROUP LED BY TERRORIST ABU MUSAB AL ZARQAWI
TRACK: THE NEWS COMES ONE DAY AFTER IRAQ'S INTERIM PRIME MINISTER
HINTED THERE MAY BE PROGRESS TO SAVE HIS LIFE. AND IT COMES DURING THE
SAME WEEK THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION TAKES MORE HEAT OVER ITS ORIGINAL
JUSTIFICATION FOR WAR----- WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION---- WHICH A
FINAL REPORT SHOWS DIDN'T EXIST.
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IT'S FURTHER PROOF, MANY BELIEVE--INCLUDING SEVERAL REPUBLICANS, THAT
THE SITUATION IN IRAQ IS SPIRALING OUT OF CONTROL. THE U-S NOW CALLS
ZARQAWI ITS TOP ENEMY IN IRAQ. AN ESTIMATED 30 HOSTAGES HAVE BEEN
KILLED IN IRAQ SINCE APRIL. STACY CASE CBS NEWS WASHINGTON. ))
The Presidential debate hasn't begun yet, but the gloves are already off today with John Kerry aiming the first punch.
Jennifer Donelan reports from St. Louis.
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ROUND TWO OF THE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES: IT'S DREARY OUTSIDE. BUT BOTH
PRESIDENT BUSH AND SENATOR JOHN KERRY ARE HOPING TO WIN THE WAR OF WORDS
AND LEAVE THE OTHER HIGH AND DRY. HOURS BEFORE THE EVENT, THE
DEMOCRATIC CHALLENGER PREVIEWED ONE OF THE THEMES HE'LL HAMMER HOME.
(SOT: Sen. John Kerry/(D) Presidential Candidate TONIGHT THE PRESIDENT
IS THE FIRST IN 72 YEARS TO LOSE JOBS.)
LACKLUSTER JOB GROWTH IS JUST ONE OF MANY BAD NEWS ITEMS FOR THE
PRESIDENT THIS WEEK.
A SERIES OF DEADLY EXPLOSIONS IN EGYPT MAY BE THE WORK OF AL-QAEDA, A
GROUP KERRY SAYS HE'D HAVE FOUGHT HARDER TO WIPE OUT AFTER THE 9-11
ATTACKS. AND THERE'S THE REPORT THAT SADDAM HUSSEIN DID NOT HAVE
WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION BEFORE THE WAR. ALL TOPICS KERRY WILL
LIKELY WANT TO TALK ABOUT TONIGHT.
Standup - Jennifer Donelan
This is the spin room, after the debate both parties will spin their
versions of how the night went, but its what voters think that matters
BENEATH THE GATEWAY ARCH, THE SIDEWALK TALK WAS MORE ABOUT HEALTCARE,
JOBS, AND TAXES THAN IRAQ.
BILL WOLZ 10:26:04 the war is important but after the war we still have
all domestic issues to deal with.
BUT STYLE MATTERS, TOO... VOTERS REMEMBERING THE PRESIDENT BUSHS
PERFORMANCE AT THE LAST DEBATE, WHICH DEMOCRATS CALLED THE SCOWL AND
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the president seemed a little irate.
HE'LL HAVE TO DO BETTER TONIGHT. AFTER THE LAST DEBATE, HE LOST HIS
LEAD IN THE POLLS. THE RACE IS A VIRTUAL TIE, MAKING TONIGHT'S 90
MINUTE FACE-OFF CRUCIAL IN THE QUEST FOR THE WHITE HOUSE. JDO CBS NEWS
Coming up next, we'll tell you if aliens from Mars are coming to Rockbridge County.
Also Martha Stewart enters the West Virginia prison where she will live for the next five months.
Some folks in Bedford are about to move from a double-wide trailer into a new 10-thousand square foot home.
The Bedford City-County Visitors Center plans to open its doors October 20th.
For three years, the center was housed in a trailer near the entrance of the National D-Day Memorial.
Its new, 1-point-7 million dollar home is nearly complete.
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((NANCI DRAKE/TOURISM DIRECTOR: WE JUST CAN'T WAIT TO OPEN THE DOORS AND LET THE COMMUNITY IN TO SEE IT AND WE JUST THINK IT'S GOING TO BE SUCH AN ASSET FOR THE COMMUNITY, SO AND IT'S A BUSY TIME, BUSY TIME TRAFFIC-WISE AND VISITOR-WISE, SO WE'RE JUST VERY ANXIOUS.))
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The new center will offer a travel gallery, orientation theater and community meeting space.
It will also boast wireless Internet access and parking for tour buses and R-V's.
Martha Stewart's new life behind bars has begun.
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Stewart reported to West Virginia's Alderson Prison shortly after 6 this morning.
She'll serve five months for lying about a stock sale.
Prison officials say she's been photographed, fingerprinted and strip searched.
During a two-week orientation, Stewart will be given a work assignment, which can pay as little as 12 cents an hour.
A prison guards spokesman says Stewart will likely bunk in a cottage with 60 other women who share two showers and two sinks.
Even in the midst of a medical crisis, musician Melissa Etheridge is finding reasons to be grateful.
The performer is canceling her tour to begin treatment for breast cancer.
Her publicist says the 43-year-old has already begun receiving treatment and will undergo surgery.
According to her web site Etheridge was supposed to play eleven dates in seven cities this month.
She says she's ``fortunate'' to have a wonderful doctor who caught her breast cancer early.
And she says she's ``looking forward to a quick and full recovery.''
If you're sick and can't speak for yourself who will make your medical decisions for you?
If you have an advance medical directive or a living will- it could give you a say in your medical care.
But how do you go about getting one- and what do you need to know before you do?
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Jean Jadhon joins us now with some answers.
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Shannon it's actually easier than you might think.
For starters... you don't need a lawyer.. but there are some things you should know.
In the state of Virginia, people can sign what's called an advance medical directive..
The first part of this is the living will that allows you to have a say on whether you want to be kept alive artificially if you're terminally ill.
The second part allows you to specify someone to make medical decisions for you .. if you can not.
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((DR. SYDNEY VAIL/TRAUMA DIRECTOR, ROANOKE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL: EVERYONE SHOULD CARE BECAUSE YOU HAVE THE CHOICE OF WHAT YOU WANT TO DO WITH YOUR LIFE WHAT CARE YOU WANT AND WHAT YOU DON'T WANT. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO SAY TO MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS WHAT CARE THEY SHOULD RENDER AND SHOULD NOT BE RENDERED.))
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Vail believes anyone college age and older should have one.
You don't need an attorney to get a living will.
The document must be signed by you and witnessed and signed by two people who are not blood relatives and not your spouse.
And don't tuck it away in a drawer. Give it to your doctor, talk to your family about it- and review it once a year.
Some living wills are basic and just ask one broad question. Others are more specific- asking questions regarding different scenarios.
You can find living wills on the web, in stores and at the hospital.
or by going to our website, WDBJ-7 dot com and clicking on Websites in the news.
There's a chance that large parts of a major motion picture could be filmed in Rockbridge County.
Lexington officials say they are talking with Paramount Picture's location scouts about spots along the Maury River and in Northern Rockbridge County for a re-make of the War of the Worlds.
Director Steven Spielberg and actor Tom Cruise visited the area last month.
Officials say they haven't heard the final word, but that the studio is currently looking into lodging and storage availability.
If the area is picked, filming could start later this month.
Coming up after the break, Robin Reed will have our detailed forecast.
Plus we'll see how the Roanoke Symphony is horsing around with its latest fundaraiser.
There'll be something new at this year's Polo Cup at Green Hill Park-
A kids tent- and a pre match concert- featuring the Tams.
Tents are already in place for the 17th annual event to benefit the Roanoke Symphony.
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Cobb says they expect several thousand people.
Tickets are 20 dollars in advance- 25 at the gate and 10 for children 12 and over.
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Today in Sports, the Wahoos celebrate their victory over Clemson.
Then a little later, we'll meet a man who is getting married for the 53rd time and that's not even the most unusual part of the story.
Good afternoon and welcome to your weekend everybody. It will be an enjoyable one for the Virginia Cavaliers who are now 5 and oh after last night's win 30-10 over Clemson. Alvin Pearman had plenty to do with the victory, replacing Wali Lundy in the third quarter. Pearman rushed for 104 yards and 2 fourth quarter scores to seal the win.
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The Hokies are in action in the conference tomorrow when they take on Wake Forest in Winston-Salem
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The game kicks-off at Noon at Groves Stadium, but if you can't make it - you can watch it here on WDBJ.
By the way, right now the Wake ticket office says there are still about 15 hundred tickets remaining.
They are $40 bucks a piece. Even more reason to watch it here on the Big 7.
Tonight marks week number six of the high school football season.
Let's check out the Friday Football Extra schedule for tonight and keep in mind the host teams are listed on the bottom of each matchup.
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The Nextel Cup cars are in Kansas City, Kansas this weekend qualifying today for Sunday's Banquet 400.
Travis Wells will be here with a time trials update on News 7 at Six, plus he's also have a preview of tomorrow's Tech-Wake game.
Take care everybody, I'll see you tonight at 11:35 for Friday Football Extra.
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On Wall Street today, investors grew more pessimistic about the health of the economy
after another disappointing monthly employment report.
Marcella Palmer has more.
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After marrying more than 50-women a Malaysian man is back with his first wife.
72-year-old Kamarudin Mohamed insists he's no playboy despite tying the knot 53 times.
He and his first wife remarried Sunday after divorcing in 1958.
In between, Mohamed married 51 other women.
He said he divorced all his previous wives except for the last one who died of cancer.
She was also married to him the longest - for 20-years.
His shortest marriage lasted two days.