[7Wx-Headline]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

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[WRITER=kor]
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[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We're off to a pleasant, but dry start to the weekend.
Highs will be in the 50s today.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your complete forecast coming up.





[7-11City-Water]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-12 TC10:30]
[GRAPHIC=Water Restrictions]

Mandatory water restrictions have now been put in place for residents of Roanoke City.
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[VO-NAT - :18.5]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

City officials say Roanokers must conserve - that after the city's main water supply, Carvins Cove fell to 22 feet below the spillway. Residents are not allowed to water lawns and flowers, or wash their cars at home between 10 in the morning and 7 in the evening. The city is also getting into the act.
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[SOT 1:48:24]
[IN Q=The city departments comply...]

((MIKE MCEVOY/DIRECTOR OF UTILITIES; THE CITY DEPARTMENTS COMPLY WITH THE SAME REQUIREMENTS THAT WE ASK OF OUR CUSTOMERS. THEY ARE NOT GOING TO BE DOING IRRIGATION BETWEEN 10 AND 7, OR CAR WASHING IN THAT PERIOD. IN ADDITION WE'VE ASKED THAT IF CITY VEHICLES NEED TO BE WASHED , THAT WE CUT DOWN TO ONLY ONCE A MONTH.))
[SUPER=01-Mike McEvoy/Director of Utilities;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=only once a month.]
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[VO-NAT - :09+]

Without significant rainfall, Roanoke could see mandatory water restrictions around the clock, if Carvins Cove falls to 26 feet below the spillway.
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[7-11Wachovia]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-07 TC21:49]
[GRAPHIC=Wachovia]

The Roanoke valley has said "goodbye" to Wachovia bank for now. Today, nine former Wachovia branches will re-open with as NBC banks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


They started the changeover to National Bank of Commerce yesterday afternoon.
The nine branch addition gives N-B-C the second largest market share in the Valley with three quarters of a billion dollars in deposits at 23 branches.
The bank says customers now have access to 170 banking offices in a half dozen states across the Southeast.
The New N-B-C branches will open at nine this morning.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=First Union]


It may be late 2003 before First Union branches operate under the Wachovia name.

[7-11XGR-Tobacco]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutins]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-02 TC25:45]
[GRAPHIC=VA Budget]

Helping the state budget back on its feet, and improving the health of Virginians--
That's what Norfolk Delegate Jerrauld Jones says is his inspiration for proposing a new tax increase...
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco]


Yesterday, he proposed a major increase in the state tax on cigarettes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


By raising the tax from two- and- a- half cents to 50 cents, Jones says the state would prevent 20- thousand smoking related deaths, and increase state revenues by more than 300- million dollars a year.
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[SOT 46:12]
[IN Q=I say to you]

((DEL. JERRAULD JONES/D- NORFOLK: I SAY TO YOU THAT VIRGINIA HAS A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY NOW, DURING THE STATE BUDGET SHORTFALL, TO TAP A LONG NEGLECTED SOURCE OF REVENUE AND SIMULTANEOUSLY PROVIDE A MAJOR PUBLIC HEALTH BENEFIT.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Jerrauld Jones/(D) Norfolk;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=a major public health benefit.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Jones received a smattering of applause after his speech. It's unlikely that lawmakers will consider raising the tax on tobacco products any time soon.

[WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
We'll see plenty of sunshine today, but the clouds will start rolling in this evening.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will tell us what our chances are for some much- needed rain.





[45-11City-Water]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-12 TC10:30]
[GRAPHIC=Water Restrictions]

Taking shorter showers, fixing water leaks, and limiting outdoor watering are just a few of the things Roanoke city residents are being asked to do. Mandatory water restrictions are now in effect in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT - :18.5]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

City officials say Roanokers must conserve - that after the city's main water supply, Carvins Cove fell to 22 feet below the spillway. Residents are not allowed to water lawns and flowers, or wash their cars at home between 10 in the morning and 7 in the evening. The city is also getting into the act.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:48:24]
[IN Q=The city departments comply...]

((MIKE MCEVOY/DIRECTOR OF UTILITIES; THE CITY DEPARTMENTS COMPLY WITH THE SAME REQUIREMENTS THAT WE ASK OF OUR CUSTOMERS. THEY ARE NOT GOING TO BE DOING IRRIGATION BETWEEN 10 AND 7, OR CAR WASHING IN THAT PERIOD. IN ADDITION WE'VE ASKED THAT IF CITY VEHICLES NEED TO BE WASHED , THAT WE CUT DOWN TO ONLY ONCE A MONTH.))
[SUPER=01-Mike McEvoy/Director of Utilities;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=only once a month.]
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[VO-NAT - :09+]

Without significant rainfall, Roanoke could see mandatory water restrictions around the clock, if Carvins Cove falls to 26 feet below the spillway.
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[45-11NWS]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=rre]
[TAPE#=02-03 TC26:33]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Throughout most of the east coast, drought conditions have been developing for more than three years.
During the winter season, water levels are USUALLY re- stocked. But our area has seen very little snow cover this year.
So for the moment, this is a hydro-logic drought, meaning water supplies like Carvins Cove are affected.
But National Weather Service forecaster, Mike Gillen, says an agricultural drought is just around the corner.
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[IN Q=the only thing is]

((MIKE GILLEN/NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HYDROLOGIST; THE ONLY THING IS, THIS IS THE WORST TYPE OF DROUGHT . . . . . . .
IT WILL TAKE A LOT MORE TO RECHARGE THE RESERVOIRS))
[SUPER=01-Mike Gillen/National Weather Service Hydrologist]
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[OUT Q=recharge the resorvoirs]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]

Something we can look forward to is the return of a more active EL Nino season this year which could mean more precipitation in the coming winter season.
In the meantime, we need roughly twice the normal rainfall to eliminate the current drought.

[45-11Wachovia]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=02-07 TC21:49]
[GRAPHIC=Wachovia]

Nine former Wachovia banks shut their doors yesterday to begin their transformation to another bank.
The banks will open today with a NEW name.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


They started the changeover to National Bank of Commerce yesterday afternoon.
The nine branch addition gives N-B-C the second largest market share in the Valley with three quarters of a billion dollars in deposits at 23 branches.
The bank says customers now have access to 170 banking offices in a half dozen states across the Southeast.
The New N-B-C branches will open at nine this morning.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=First Union]


It may be late 2003 before First Union branches operate under the Wachovia name.

[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
You may want to wear layers.
A chilly morning , but temperatures will warm up into the 50s. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your forecast coming up in just a moment.





[8-11XGR-Tobacco]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-02 TC25:45]
[GRAPHIC=VA Budget]

Finding a way to amend the state budget, and improving the health of Virginians--
That's what Norfolk Delegate Jerrauld Jones says motivated him to push for a
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco]


a major increase in the state tax on cigarettes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


By raising the tax from two- and- a- half cents to 50 cents, Jones says the state would prevent 20- thousand smoking related deaths, and increase state revenues by more than 300- million dollars a year.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 46:12]
[IN Q=I say to you]

((DEL. JERRAULD JONES/D- NORFOLK: I SAY TO YOU THAT VIRGINIA HAS A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY NOW, DURING THE STATE BUDGET SHORTFALL, TO TAP A LONG NEGLECTED SOURCE OF REVENUE AND SIMULTANEOUSLY PROVIDE A MAJOR PUBLIC HEALTH BENEFIT.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Jerrauld Jones/(D) Norfolk;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=a major public health benefit.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Jones received a smattering of applause after his speech.
It's unlikely that lawmakers will consider raising the tax on tobacco products any time soon.

[8-11Jackson]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
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A Grayson County man may be to blame for more than 100 e-Bay customers getting scammed out of 75-thousand dollars.
Federal prosecutors say Michael Paul Jackson of (freez) Fries listed computers for sale on E-Bay.
Hereceived payments from buyers in the U-S and Canada, but never sent the computers.
Jackson's charged with three counts of mail fraud and three counts of wire fraud.
He also faces three counts of bank fraud...
Prosecutors say he falsely stated on loan applications that he was employed at Virginia Western Community College.
Jackson has been in federal custody since his arrest in November, and is being evaluated to determine whether he's competent to stand trial.
He could face as much as 130 years in prison and a fine of nearly five million dollars.

[8-11Fire-Safety]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-09 TC15:36]
[SS=None]

Employees at a Christianburg firm are under the close watch of Federal authorities - they suspect that the firm has been falsifying the inspection of compressed gas cylinders.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg]

Fire Safety Products conducts tests on tanks used as air packs, dive tanks and C-O-2 fire extinguishers. But federal court documents indicate Fire Safety Products routinely "dry stamped" cylinders, approving them for re-use, withOUT performing hydrostatic and visual inspections. Because they're subject to high pressure, the cylinders can rupture if they're not properly inspected.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]

Such violations- -if proven- -would jeopardize the lives of firefighters, SCUBA divers and nursing home patients.
Federal agents seized 17 boxes of company records yesterday. An attorney for the company points out no charges have been filed in the case.
[BIRTHDAYS!] 2/16/02
Saturday:

[SUPER=130-5/Cody Bower/Elliston]



[SUPER=130-17/Te'ace Calloway/Rocky Mount] female



[SUPER=130-1/Summer Harrison/Glade Hill]



[SUPER=130-13/Amber Smith/Alum Ridge]



[SUPER=130-13/Samantha Smith/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-6/Austin Wright/Bassett]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-2nd/Jimmie & Megan Hunt/Rocky Mount]



[SUPER=130-26/Crissy Labastilla/Wirtz]



[SUPER=130-11/Samantha Stimeling/Roanoke]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-60/William Clark/Roanoke]



[SUPER=131-44/Tyrone Finley/Martinsville]



[SUPER=131-/Kelly Angle/Roanoke]



[SUPER=131-/Sherry Clark/Iron Gate]

[SUPER=131-/Ben Alexander/Eagle Rock]