[VOB-Water-Restrictions]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-18 TC 57:19]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Residents in Roanoke are being asked to help ease the city's water woes.
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[VO-NAT]

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.
[SUPER=03-Carvins Cove; ]

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.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 23:07:01]
[IN Q=We have a well out on ]
[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.))
[RUNS=21 ]
[OUT Q=WATER THERE.]
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[VO-NAT]

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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[5-Rockbridge-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=csc]
[TAPE#=502-05 35:10]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


A large forest fire burning in Rockbridge County is still not contained..
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.]


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.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=4:21]

((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))
[SUPER=01-Deanna Akins/U. S. Forest Service]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q="that we haven't expected"]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Officials still say they'll have the fire contained by tomorrow..
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[11Blood-Emergency]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=02-25 TC22:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]


An emergency appeal is going out for blood donors. The supply is extremely short- and officials say it's nearing a crisis.
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[VO-NAT 14]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]


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.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:03:31]
[IN Q=]

((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.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Lutjen/Appalachian Regional Blood Services;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=ON A REGULAR BASIS.]
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[VO-NAT 09 plus pad]


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.
(XXXXXXXXXX)

[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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[Middle-East]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Authorities say 17 people are dead in Israel-- including a suicide bomber-- after this morning's attack on a bus during rush hour.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jerusalem, Israel;]


A bomber blew himself up on a bus waiting for a traffic light in southern Jerusalem.
Witnesses say the bus was full of students heading to school.
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon made an unusual visit by touring the wreckage first-hand.
He vowed to fight what he calls Palestinian terror.
Despite U-S proposals for peace, Israeli officials say the Palestinians are not interested in making a deal.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Anytime there is ]

((ARIEH MECKEL/FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN:ANYTIME THERE IS A RESUMPTION OF THE PEACE PROCESS THE PALESTINIANS ARE DETERMINED TO FOIL IT BY KILLING MORE AND MORE ISRAELIS. ))
[SUPER=01-Arieh Meckel/Foreign Ministry Spokesman;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=and more Israelis.]
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[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, the Palestinian Authority has not yet made a comment about the incident.
Jerusalem police were on the lookout for suicide bombers after being warned that another attack was coming.
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[Air-Tanker]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Investigators for the National Transportation Safety Board are looking into why an air tanker broke apart in mid-air-- killing three crew members.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Walker, CA;]


The air tanker's wings broke off before it crashed to the ground.
The crew aboard the C- 130 transport plane was fighting a wildfire in a remote part of Northern California. Fire officials say they've grounded the two remaining air tankers and the eight helicopters that were fighting the 65-hundred acre fire outside Reno, Nevada.
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[11Kilgore]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-04 TC 1:18:41]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Virginia Republican party is bigger than one person and it will survive a week's worth of scandal-filled headlines.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


That's the word from Attorney General Jerry Kilgore, who led the call for House Speaker Vance Wilkins to resign in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal.
Kilgore says Wilkins accomplished a lot for Virginia and for the Republican party, and he may yet have something to contribute in the House of Delegates.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 14:52:01]
[IN Q=That's going to]

((JERRY KILGORE/VA ATTORNEY GENERAL: THAT'S GOING TO BE SOMETHING THAT HE'LL HAVE TO DECIDE OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS. I CERTAINLY RESPECT VANCE WILKINS AND KNOW ALL THAT HE HAS DONE FOR THE ENTIRE COMMONWEALTH AND I THINK THERE ARE MANY OF US WHO WOULDN'T MIND SEEING HIM REMAIN IN THE HOUSE.))
[SUPER=@Kilgore]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=remain in the House.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Kilgore was in Lynchburg yesterday speaking to the Boys State annual convention.
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[11Governor's Cup]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-20 TC1:40:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A local vineyard is tasting success.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


AmRhein Wine Cellars earned top honors at the Virginia Governor's Cup Wine Competition yesterday.
Their winning vintage is a 2001 (vee-own-YEAH), Viognier 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.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:48:33]
[IN Q=In the Roanoke area, we have]
[SUPER=01-Russ AmRhein/AmRhein Wine Cellars]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=a fabulous place to grow grapes.]
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[VO-NAT]


The winning wine goes on sale later today.
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[S-AVS]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-126 8:18]
[GRAPHIC=Avalanche]


In sports, The Avalanche is off until a road series with Kinston beginning Thursday.
The Carolina League All Star game is tonight in Wilmington, Delaware.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


Salem finished the first half in second place in the Southern Division.
The Avs' first half record was 39 and 31.
Manager Stu Cole offers his mid-season progress report.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stu Cole/Avalanche Manager; :00]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=.....where we at right now"]
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[S-Blacksburg]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-104 1:14:29]
[GRAPHIC=Soccer]


The final United States high school soccer rankings are out and Blacksburg is rated 18th in the entire nation...
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-2002 Season; :00]

and fifth in the south region.
The Indians won their fourth state championship in five years and finished this past season 23 and OH.
Head Coach Shelley Blumenthal has an 11 year record of 206 wins, only 12 defeats, and 12 ties to go with six state championships.
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(No Boards)



(toss to weather)[Marketwatch]



[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news, Enron has disclosed that top workers reaped 744 million dollars of payments and stock in the years leading up to its bankruptcy filing. Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=your local stocks]

(( MORE REVELATIONS IN THE ENRON CASE. ACCORDING TO COURT DOCUMENTS, THE ENERGY GIANT SHELLED OUT MILLIONS TO TOP MANAGEMENT 11 MONTHS BEFORE FILING FOR BANKRUPTCY. FORMER CHAIRMAN KEN LAY WAS PAID MORE THAN 103 MLN DOLLARS FOR HIS WORK IN 2000, OVERALL, ENRON PAID OUT A TOTAL OF 744 MLN DOLLARS FOR ITS SENIOR MANAGERS LESS THAN A YEAR AFTER GOING BELLY UP. THE NEWS COMES DAYS AFTER THE GOVERNMENT WON ITS OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE CASE AGAINST ANDERSEN, ENRON'S AUDTIOR. (GR) McDonald's upbeat profit outlook and gains by tech, biotech, and financial shares lit a fire under the stock market.
(GR) THE DOW ROCKETED 213 POINTS OR MORE THAN 2 PERCENT (GR) THE NASDAQ CAME ALONG FOR THE RIDE, UP 48 POINTS OR MORE THAN 3 PERCENT. (GR) MCDONLD'S SHOT HIGHER AFTER THE GOLDEN ARCHES GAVE A BRIGHT OUTLOOK AND SAID PROFITS ARE RISING AFTER SIX QUARTERLY DECLINES. (GR) FELLOW DOW COMPONENT WALMART GAINED GROUND ON NEWS JUNE SALES WILL TOP EXPECTATIONS. (OC) DESPITE spite financial turbulence, the total number of millionaires worldwide edged up 3 percent last year, with Latin America and Asia LEADING THE WAY. Wealthier investors largely ducked stock market losses by moving quickly and MOVING more of their assets in hedge funds and fixed-income investments. (GR) TRACK ALL THE PRE-MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MARKETWATCH.COM ... AT THE NASDAQ (OC) I'M ALEXIS CHRISTOFOROUS IN NY. ))



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[5-Prescriptions]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=502-08 27:10]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health Check]


In this morning's Health Check, For years the Health Department has provided places like the Bradley Free Clinic and L-O-A with low cost prescriptions.
But as of June 30th the Health Department can't do that anymore. The department recently discovered it was a contract violation to sell prescriptions to anyone other than its patients.

The news was a severe blow to the non-profit organizations who are trying to provide a safety net for people who can't afford their medications.
As Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton found out, these organizations are now scrambling to find other resources.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Last year the Bradley Free]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Kevin Kelleher/Bradley Free Clinic; :13]
[SUPER=01-Shannon Abell/LOA Area Agency on Aging; :46]
[SUPER=@Goodlatte; 1:03]
[RUNS=1:52]
[OUT Q=some kind of assistance]

(( Last year, the Bradley Free Clinic filled 36 thousand prescriptions for free. A portion of those medications were purchased from the Health department.
But soon their 10 year relationship will come to an end.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT6:35:18]
[IN Q=I was dissappointed]

((I WAS DISAPPOINTED AND A LITTLE PANICKED. THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT HAS MADE AVAILABLE A LARGE NUMBER OF MEDICINES FOR US TO PURCHASE A BELOW WHOLESALE THAT MEANS A LOT TO A FREE CLINIC)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=to a free clinic]


The Clinic says now it will need at least 150-thousand dollars more in private donations to fill the gap.
But a solution may not come as easy for the LOA Area Agency on Aging which has limited funding. It already has 50 people on the waiting list to get into the pharmacy connect program and can't take any new appointments at least until the end of August.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT1:47:48]
[IN Q=I'm hoping a crisis like this]

((I'M HOPING A CRISIS LIKE THIS WILL SPUR THE LOCAL ELECTED LEGISLATORS TO DO SOMETHING)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=to do something]


Congressman Bob Goodlatte is trying to find a way to amend the contract which currently won't allow the Health Department to provide low cost prescription to anyone other than its patients.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT6:52]
[IN Q=Now we've got to find]

((GOODLATTE: NOW WE'VE GOT TO FIND A WAY TO GET A WAIVER EITHER CREATED FOR THEM OR TO GET THE LAW CHANGED AND BOTH OF THOSE ARE GOING TO TAKE TIME. IN THE MEANTIME PEOPLE ARE CERTAINLY HURTING AND WE UNDERSTAND THAT)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=and we understand that]


But many believe this latest crisis is just one more reason Medicare should have some type of prescription drug coverage.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT1:45:37]
[IN Q=What's going to happen]

((WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN WHEN PEOPLE CAN'T GET THEIR MEDICATIONS, THEY'LL GET SICK, GO IN THE HOSPITAL, THEY MAY GET SICK AND GO INTO A NURSING HOME... WE MAY EVEN HAVE WHO CAN'T AFFORD MEDICATION AND WHO MAY JUST PASS AWAY)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=just pass away]


Goodlatte say Congress will take up legislation this summer. He's say the chances of getting something passed look promising.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT4:37]
[IN Q=I think they're better than]

((GOODLATTE: I THINK THEY'RE BETTER THAN THEY'VE BEEN IN ALONG TIME THERE IS A CONCERTED EFFORT IN BOTH THE HOUSE AND SENATE TO PASS LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE SOME KIND OF ASSISTANCE)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=some of kind assistance]))
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


That was Joy Sutton reporting. The LOA encourages people to contact their legislators and demand that prescription drug coverage be included under Medicare.

(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]


[Blake]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Robert Blake is scheduled to be in court today for a bail hearing.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Prosecutors opposing Blake's release say the actor spent months planning his wife's murder.
The defense claims that the "lying in wait" statute keeping the former "Baretta" star behind bars is unconstitutional and should not apply.
Blake's been in jail since he was arrested in April for killing Bonnie Lee Bakley.
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[11City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=02-14 TC1:38:38]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke City Council has said goodbye to two of its members.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


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.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

((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.))
[IN Q=But I do]
[SUPER=@Hudson; :00]
[SUPER=@White; :10]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=STRAIGHT FORWARD AND HONEST.]
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[VO-NAT]


Rupert Cutler and Alfred Dowe will replace Hudson and White next month.
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[11Outdoor-Dining]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It'll be a little more affordable for restaurants to offer outdoor dining on Roanoke's city market.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


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 today- in hopes of jump starting outdoor dining.
Two restaurants are expected to apply for outdoor dining permits later today.
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[11Belmont]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-16 TC57:17]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A Roanoke neighborhood is doing a lot of celebrating these days.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The southeast section of the city is getting ready for a major facelift and today 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.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:59:17]
[IN Q=Everywhere ]

((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.))
[SUPER=01-Maxine Wright/Resident; ]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=what goes on here.]
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[VO-NAT]

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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[11Health-Sciences]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-24 TC10:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The incoming President of Roanoke's College of Health Sciences says the school's not alone in the challenges it faces.
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[VO-NAT :]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

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.
(///// SOT at : /////)
[SOT 1:07:14-1:07:30]
[IN Q=I think the challenges here are similar...]

((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.))
[SUPER=01-Carol Seaver/Incoming College of Health Sciences Pres.;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=not a big metropolitian area.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]

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.


[11Floyd-Currency]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-03 TC2:02:34]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Floyd County is finding success with its very own local currency...
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[VO-NAT :21]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.;]

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.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 40:05:05]
[IN Q=the hours]

((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.))
[SUPER=01-Tara Neitzey/Blue Nova Computing;]
[RUN=:07]
[OUT Q=MY CAR FIXED.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

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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[Fossett]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


An adventurer with a LOT of currency is once again, attempting to fly solo around the world in a hot air balloon.


Millionaire Steve Fossett is scheduled to launch this afternoon.
It'll be his SIXTH try at flying around the world-- that is, if the weather cooperates. Rain is forecast at the launch site in western Australia.