Former Merced Sun-Star reporter Corinne Reilly is covering the situation in Haiti for the Virginian Pilot.
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No Norfolk-based ships suffered major damage, and no personnel were seriously hurt, during a massive aftershock felt across Haiti early this morning, officials aboard the ships reported. It's not yet known how Haitians and others onshore fared.
Navy Chief Warrant Officer Wilfrid Bossous was at home in Portsmouth playing video games with his 5-year-old daughter when his wife called him upstairs to see the pictures on CNN.
Haitian President Michel Martelly defended his administration Tuesday as he marked two years in office, pointing to a national school-tuition program, social protection projects and the return of tourism as his leading achievements.