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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... it's going to be another beautiful day as temperatures climb into the 80's....
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has all the forecast details, coming up.





[7-VOB-Water-Restrictions]


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Roanoke residents are being asked to help conserve water.... because
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City leaders say mandatory water restrictions will kick in today... Mandatory restrictions start when Carvins Cove reaches 26 feet below the spillway. This morning-- the water level is registering 25 point 9.
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Mandatory restrictions mean city residents can NOT use water for any outdoor activities such as watering lawns and ga
rdens--- as well as washing cars or other outdoor cleaning jobs.

So residents should begin looking for alternate water sources.
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[SUPER=01-Mike McEvoy/Roanoke Utilities Director; ]

((WE HAVE A WELL OUT ON WELCOME VALLEY ROAD, A NEW HOPE WATER COMPANY WHERE CITIZENS CAN TAKE CONTAINS IF THEY'D LIKE TO GET SOME WATER FROM THERE AND WE ALSO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO USE THINGS LIKE RAIN BARRELS OR CAPTURE GRAY WATER FROM THEIR HOUSE WHEN THE SHOWER HEATS UP YOU CAN GET.... TWO QUARTS TO A GALLON OF WATER THERE.))
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[OUT Q=WATER THERE.]
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City leaders are also taking other measures to deal with the drought. This week-- the city will begin buying water from Salem and Roanoke county-- Officials expect to purchase around 5 million gallons a day.
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[7-11Outdoor-Dining]


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It will cost restaurant owners a little less to set up outdoor dining on Roanoke's city market...
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The original plan was to charge restaurant owners six dollars and fifty cents per square foot of sidewalk space -- where tables and chairs could be set up for a year.
Roanoke City Council cut that in half yesterday- in hopes of jump starting outdoor dining.
Two restaurants were expected to apply for outdoor dining permits today.
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[7-11Floyd-Currency]


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Floyd County residents are cashing in on their own local currency...
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Called "Floyd Hours" the blue ink bills are used for the exchange of goods and services. The idea is to keep people spending locally by using a barter system. The money has been circulating for about 6-months. At least 35-businesses and individuals accept "hours." They're listed in a directory so people know where to use the currency.
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((TARA NEITZEY/BLUE NOVA COMPUTING; THE HOURS COME IN WHERE I CAN DO SOMETHING FOR YOU BUT THEN I CAN TAKE THIS HOUR AND INSTEAD OF YOU DOING SOMETHING FOR ME I CAN GO AND GET MY CAR FIXED.))
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[OUT Q=MY CAR FIXED.]
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The hours are often used in combination with regular money. One hour is equal to 10-dollars while another bill known as a quarter hour is worth 2-50. It took a non-profit group about 2-years to get the bills up and running. The idea for "hours" came from Ithaca, New York where local currency is a huge success.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
More sunshine is in the forecast-- even though rain is what we're needing.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner is up next with forecast details.





[45-11Blood-Emergency]


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The blood supply in our area is nearing crisis levels...
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The Appalachian Regional Blood Services which covers a 43 county area- issued the emergency appeal yesterday-
It takes 300 pints a day to meet hospital needs- Right now the blood bank only has 283 pints- that's less than a one day supply.
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((BOB LUTJEN/APPALACHIAN REGIONAL BLOOD SERVICES; THE PROBLEM WE'RE SEEING IS VERY FEW DONORS THAT IS CAUSING A CRISIS SITUATION IT'S IMPACTING ON A REGULAR BASIS.))
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A Carilion spokesman says no elective surgeries are being put off- but if the blood supply remains this low- it is possible some elective surgeries will be canceled.
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE]
To give blood you must be in reasonably good health, at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds. [TAKE NEXT PINNACLE]
To find out where to donate call 1-800 Give, Life. The Red Cross will be open extended hours beginning later today.


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[45-11Health-Sciences]


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Roanoke's College of Health Sciences welcomes a new leader...
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Yesterday, The institution announced Carol Seaver will take over as its president this fall. Seaver currently serves as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee- Knoxville. Along with nursing, she holds degrees in education and science. Seaver says the obstacles she thinks the institution will have to overcome won't be unique.
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((CAROL SEAVER/INCOMING PRESIDENT/COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES: I THINK THE CHALLENGES HERE ARE SIMILAR TO CHALLENGES EVERYWHERE... KEEPING UP WITH ENROLLMENT, KEEPING UP WITH THE QUALITY OF PROGRAMS, BEING ABLE TO GET QUALIFIED FACULTY, ESPECIALLY BEING IN A REGION THAT'S NOT A BIG METROPOLITAN AREA.))
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Seaver, who has family in Staunton, will assume full-time duties October first. She'll take over for Harry Nickens who left the post last December to lead the College Foundation.


[45-11Governor's Cup]


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A local vineyard is bringing home a coveted cup...
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AmRhein Wine Cellars earned top honors at the Virginia Governor's Cup Wine Competition yesterday.
Their winning vintage is a 2001 Viognier (vee-own-YEAH), described as "a fairly complex fruit wine with nuances of oak."
Russ Amrhein has been growing grapes on Bent Mountain for seven years.
He says Southwest Virginia is a great place to make wine.
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The winning wine goes on sale later today.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Another cool start, with temperatures heading toward 80 by this afternoon.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has more, coming up in the forecast.






[8-5-Rockbridge-Fire]


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Firefighters hope to have a forest fire in Rockbridge County contained by tomorrow...
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Late yesterday afternoon, helicopters began dropping water on a portion of the fire spreading above Hells Gate Canyon.
Despite the damage done yesterday the flames are still within the fire lines crews have been laying down since last week..
The fire's already scorched nearly 2-thousand acres, and officials say another 15-hundred could burn before the fire is contained.
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((DEANNA AKINS/U. S. FOREST SERVICE; THE FIRE OF COURSE HAS GROWN ON ITS OWN BECAUSE IT IS AN ACTUAL FIRE BUT WHERE THEY WENT AROUND AND DID THE PERIMETER LINES AND BLACKENED THE PART AND IT'S BURNING IN AND IT HAS MADE IT YOU KNOW A LARGER ACREAGE -- BUT NOTHING THAT WE HAVEN'T EXPECTED))
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Officials still say they'll have the fire contained by tomorrow..
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[8-11City-Council]


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Roanoke City Council says goodbye to two of its members...
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At their last meeting, Councilmen Alvin Hudson and Bill White were praised for their many years of public service.
Hudson served one term on City Council. Before that he spent 20 years as Sheriff of Roanoke and acted as president of the State Sheriff's association.
Before White was elected to three consecutive council terms, he served on Roanoke's School board. He runs his own accounting firm in the city.
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((ALVIN HUDSON/ROANOKE CITY COUNCILMAN: BUT I DO APPRECIATE THIS AND THE SO MANY FINE PEOPLE THAT WORK IN GOVERNMENT.))
[BUTT BUTT BUTT BUTT] ((BILL WHITE/ROANOKE CITY COUNCILMAN: I DIDN'T HAVE A LOT OF EXPERIENCE IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND THE ONLY THING I COULD TELL THEM HOW I WOULD HANDLE A SITUATION, BUT AS I END I WOULD LIKE TO THINK I WAS STRAIGHT FORWARD AND HONEST.))
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Rupert Cutler and Alfred Dowe will replace Hudson and White next month.
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[8-11Belmont]


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A Roanoke neigborhood is praising the efforts to help it rebuild...
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The southeast section of the city is getting ready for a major facelift and yesterday the religious based group, "Faith Works" held a get together at Belmont Christian Church to thank city leaders. The city has allocated one point three million dollars to revitalize southeast Roanoke... Residents who've lived there for years say the area has a lot to offer.
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((MAXINE WRIGHT/RESIDENT; EVERYWHERE YOU GO THEY'VE GOT DIFFERENT PROBLEMS, AND I DIDN'T SEE ANYTHING ANY WORSE HERE IN SOUTHEAST. THEY KIND OF HID THEIRS AND WE TELL WHAT GOES ON HERE.))
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Officials with "Faith Works" say the southeast section of Roanoke is largely low income and has the second highest morbidity rate in the valley-- and health insurance is rare.... those are all things the city plans to address in improving the area's quality of life.
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