[7-11Carvins-Cove]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-22 TC-1:41]
[GRAPHIC=Carvins COve]

While the recent rain does help Roanoke's main water supply - more rain is still needed to recover from the drought.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


Carvin's Cove is currently twenty four point two feet below the spillway.
Mandatory water restrictions will kick in once the cove hits 26 feet below the spillway.
City leaders believe that will most likely happen sometime in early May.
In the meantime, construction on the new Crystal Spring pumping station is ahead of schedule due to the nice weather.
Once completed in December, the station will supply roughly 20- percent of the city's total water.
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[7-11Bio-Med]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Roanoke's new biomedical corridor will welcome its first business.
Later today, Excel Prosthetics and Orthotics will cut the ribbon on its new facility.
The company will be located at the corner of Albemarle Avenue and Williamson Road.
The building - a former industrial site - has been extensively renovated.
Some of the new modern architectural features include a neon light sculpture and gleaming metal ribbon.
Many of the other biomedical facilities will follow the same architectural pattern.

[7-11SW-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-19 TC-7:46]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Federal assistance is on the way to agencies and organizations in far southwest Virginia that were damaged by last month's severe flooding.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Last Month; ]

Federal and state officials say private non-profit organizations that provide essential government services in the federally declared disaster area may be eligible for assistance. This could include nursing homes, volunteer fire departments, rescue squads, community centers and certain hospitals.

State and federal officials will hold an information session on Wednesday at the Russell County public library in Lebanon.
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[7-11New-Building]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-03 TC-1:33:32]
[GRAPHIC=Building for the Future]

SO far, so good - here at our NEW studios on Hershberger Road.... But WDBJ engineers say their work is far from over.....
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Engineers and operations staff are still working seven days a week, more than 12 hours a day, connecting cable and setting up equipment.
That work will probably continue for months.
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[SOT 14:19 - :37]
[IN Q=The first thing]

((CARL GUFFEY/OPERATIONS & ENGINEERING DIRECTOR: THE FIRST THING WE DO IS GET THE LITERAL ON-AIR PRODUCT ... NOW WE'RE COMING BACK AND FILLING. IT'S LIKE YOU GO DOWN A ROW OF CORN AND PLANT TWO PIECES. AND NOW I'VE GOT TO PLANT THE OTHER 150 THAT GO WITH IT.))
[SUPER=01-Carl Guffey/Operations & Engineering Director;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=that go with it.]
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[VO-NAT]


News-7 engineers hope to have the closed captioning and the time and temperature back up on your screens in the next few days.
We'll also be broadcasting a full-power digital signal on Digital Channel 18 -- a spectacular picture that will be ready for you when you're ready to receive it.
In the meantime, Your Hometown Station will continue to broadcast on Channel 7 for AT LEAST four years.
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[45-11Carvins-Cove]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-22 TC-1:41]
[GRAPHIC=none]


While recent rains help boost Roanoke's main water supply - they still don't solve the water deficit the valley faces.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


Carvin's Cove is currently twenty four point two feet below the spillway.
Mandatory water restrictions will kick in once the cove hits 26 feet below the spillway.
City leaders believe that will most likely happen sometime in early May.
In the meantime, construction on the new Crystal Spring pumping station is ahead of schedule due to the nice weather.
Once completed in December, the station will supply roughly 20- percent of the city's total water.
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[45-11Downtown-Roanoke]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=02-20 TC-1:15:37]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The spotlight is on Downtown Roanoke Incorporated.....
It's receiving high honors for its involvement in the redevelopment of the Historic Norfolk Southern Railway buildings.
Virginia Business Magazine awarded the agency with the "Most Significant Real Estate Transaction 2001 Award."
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


The old NS General Office Building is now the Roanoke Higher Education Center thanks to the help of Downtown Roanoke Inc.
Renovation of another building will yield nearly 90 upscale housing units called Eight Jefferson Place.
And the 1905 passenger station will be a visitor's center and museum honoring railroad photographer O. Winston Link.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


Downtown Roanoke Incorporated also has a new leader.
David Diaz will take over the chief position in early May.
He was formerly an assistant to Roanoke's city manager.

[45-11Navy-Reservists]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutins]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-17 TC-26:32]
[GRAPHIC=D-Day Memorial]

With the help of some navy reservists - The D-Day memorial is expanding for the fuure....
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


They're part of a Construction Battalion unit from Roanoke.
C-B's help build forts, air strips, and other projects for the military.
From time to time, they also do community service work.
This weekend, the reservists helped construct an army tent for the D-Day site.
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[SOT 12:05]
[IN Q=As far as these guys]

((LT. MAX CARROLL/NAVY RESERVIST: AS FAR AS THESE GUYS GO THOUGH IT'S A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO HONOR THE PEOPLE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR WHAT THEY BELIEVED IN AND WHAT WE BELIEVE IN AND THATS WHY WE'RE WORKING FOR THE MILITARY.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Max Carroll/Navy Reservist]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=for the military]
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[VO-NAT]


The tent will be used as a classroom that will house period costumes and other artifacts from D-Day.
The D-Day Memorial expects more than 6-thousand school children to visit the site in the month of May.
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[8-11Carvins-Cove]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-22 TC-1:41]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Despite this weekend's rain, the main water supply in Roanoke still has a long way to go.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


Carvin's Cove is currently twenty four point two feet below the spillway.
Mandatory water restrictions will kick in once the cove hits 26 feet below the spillway.
City leaders believe that will most likely happen sometime in early May.
In the meantime, construction on the new Crystal Spring pumping station is ahead of schedule due to the nice weather.
Once completed in December, the station will supply roughly 20- percent of the city's total water.
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[8-11Downtown-Roanoke]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=02-20 TC-1:15:37]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Downtown Roanoke Incorporated has made a name for itself state-wide.
It's receiving praise for its involvement in the redevelopment of the Historic Norfolk Southern Railway buildings.

Virginia Business Magazine honored the agency with the "Most Significant Real Estate Transaction 2001 Award."
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


The old NS General Office Building is now the Roanoke Higher Education Center thanks to the help of Downtown Roanoke Inc.
Renovation of another building will yield nearly 90 upscale housing units called Eight Jefferson Place.
And the 1905 passenger station will be a visitor's center and museum honoring railroad photographer O. Winston Link.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


Downtown Roanoke Incorporated also has a new leader.
David Diaz will take over the chief position in early May.
He was formerly an assistant to Roanoke's city manager.

[8-11Bio-Med]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Excel Prosthetics and Orthotics will cut the ribbon on its new facility later today. It is first company to locate in Roanoke's new biomedical corridor.
It will be located at the corner of Albemarle Avenue and Williamson Road.
The building is a former industrial site, and has been extensively renovated.
New modern architectural features include a neon light sculpture and gleaming metal ribbon.
Many of the other biomedical facilities will follow the same architectural pattern.

[8-11SW-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST= AM CUtin]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-19 TC-7:46]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Federal help may be on the way to agencies and organizations in far southwest Virginia damaged by last month's flooding.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Last Month; ]

Federal and state officials say private non-profit organizations that provide essential government services in the federally declared disaster area may be eligible for assistance. This could include nursing homes, volunteer fire departments, rescue squads, community centers and certain hospitals.

State and federal officials will hold an information session on Wednesday at the Russell County public library in Leba(------------) non.