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ANCHOR SUPERS RECESSION SUICIDES-VO
KEY LIST COOL KIDS GROWNUP-VO
HEADLINES CHILDHOOD CANCER SURVIVORS-VO
HL1) DOLPHINS ON FMB-TRX VOTOPS TEASE THREE-2 SHOT
HL2) HALLOWEEN LOST-TRX VOTOPS TZ3 A) STAR SPANGLED SCRIPT-VO
OPEN-CLIP TZ3 B) GOP TURMOIL-VOTOPS
TOSS TO ALEX-ON CAM OPEN 12:30-CLIP
DOLPHINS ON FMB-LIVE REM-2 GOP TURMOIL-ON CAM
DOLPHINS ON FMB-VO WIPE GOP TURMOIL-PKG
DOLPHINS ON FMB-SOTVO SAN CARLOS MURDERS DONATION-VO, BNR
DOLPHINS ON FMB-LIVE REM-2 FM SHOOTING-VO, SS
IMMOKALEE HOME INVASION-TRX-OC-SS LITTLE LEAGUE BURGLARY-TRX-OC-VO
RUECHENBURG TRIAL-VO CHARLOTTE CHIKUNGUNYA-VO WIPE
COLLIER LAND DEAL-VO, ON CAM CHARLOTTE CHIKUNGUNYA-SOTVO
TOSS TO GEORGE-ON CAM CITRUS GREENING-VO
US 41 IMPROVEMENTS-LIVE CHICOS PRIVATE-VO
US 41 IMPROVEMENTS-VO WIPE CAPE UEP-VO
US 41 IMPROVEMENTS-SOT NAPLES SEWER LINE-TRXSS
US 41 IMPROVEMENTS-LIVE YACHT CLUB VALET CHANGE-VO
HALLOWEEN LOST-SS, VO WIPE STAR SPANGLED MANUSCRIPT-ON CAM
HALLOWEEN LOST-SOTVO STAR SPANGLED MANUSCRIPT-PKG
IRAQ CRISIS-ON CAM STAR SPANGLED MANUSCRIPT-TAG
IRAQ CRISIS-PKG TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT
PRIEST KILLED-VO TZ4 A) HOMELESS VALEDICTORIAN-VO
NO FIRINGS OVER CIA OUTING-VO TZ4 B) KINDERGARTEN PHILOSOPHY-VOTOPS
WORLD CUP BEGINS-SOTVO WIPE WEATHER TEASE-WXCTR
FMB FILM FEST FUNDRAISER-SS HOMELESS VALEDICTORIAN-ON CAM
TEASE ONE-2 SHOT HOMELESS VALEDICTORIAN-PKG
TZ1 A) VIRTUAL RENOVATION-VO HOMELESS VALEDICTORIAN-TAG
TZ1 B) STARBUCKS DURACELL-VOTOPS FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP
WEATHER-STC FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
RETAIL SALES UP-CG KINDERGARTEN PHILOSOPHY-ON CAM
MICROSOFT FIGHTS BACK-VO KINDERGARTEN PHILOSOPHY-PKG
AMAZON GETS TOUGH-VO BUSH TURNS 90-VO
AT&T DIRECTV-VO GAS STATION HERO-VO
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP WORLD CUP BEACHES-VO
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL TIGER SOCCER BALL-VO
VIRTUAL RENOVATION-ON CAM COOL ZOO ANIMALS-VO
VIRTUAL RENOVATION-PKG DOG STUCK-VO
STARBUCKS DURACELL-VO TEASE-2 SHOT
YOUR SPOUSE AND SPENDING-VO COMING UP @ 4-CLIP
TEASE TWO-2 SHOT TS1: BEACHED DOLPHINS-TRXVO TOPS
TZ2 A) GAS STATION HERO-VO TS2: HOME INVASION ARREST-VOTOPS
TZ2 B) RARE TWINS PROCEDURE-VOTOPS MARKET WATCH-SATLIVE
RARE TWINS PROCEDURE-ON CAM US OPEN ON NBC2-CGTOPS
RARE TWINS PROCEDURE-PKG CLOSE-3-SHOT
RARE TWINS PROCEDURE-TAG END TIME------------


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HEADLINES


TWO DOLPHINS STRAND THEMSELVES ON FORT MYERS BEACH--

ONE IS DEAD--

AND F-W-C IS WORKING TO SAVE THE SECOND.

AND FORGET TRICK OR TREAT?

ONE NEIGHBORHOOD IS THINKING ABOUT GETTING RID OF THE POPULAR TRADITION.

AND NBC2 IS TRACKING THE SKIES--

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S ONLY LIVE RADAR IS SWEEPING LOOKING FOR STORMS EXPECTED TO FORM LATER TODAY.

THE NEWS AT NOON STARTS RIGHT NOW. Return to index of stories...


HL1) DOLPHINS ON FMB-TRX VOTOPS


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HL2) HALLOWEEN LOST-TRX VOTOPS


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OPEN-CLIP


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TOSS TO ALEX-ON CAM


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

TWO BEACHED DOLPHINS.

ONE IS STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE, WHILE SADLY A SECOND HAS DIED.

N-B-C-2 WAS THE FIRST TO ARRIVE ON SCENE-- AS F-W-C WORKED AGGRESSIVELY TO KEEP THE DOLPHIN FROM DROWNING.

NBC2S ALEX DE ARMAS HAS BEEN OUT THERE ALL MORNING.

SHE JOINS US LIVE IN FORT MYERS BEACH WITH THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


DOLPHINS ON FMB-LIVE REM-2


ITS BEEN A VERY BUSY AND SAD MORNING HERE NEAR THE PIER ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

WE KNOW ONE DOLPHIN DIDNT MAKE IT-- A SECOND DOLPHIN IS STILL FIGHTING FOR ITS LIFE.

I WANT TO SHOW YOU VIDEO FROM EARLIER THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


DOLPHINS ON FMB-VO WIPE


THIS IS THE MALE DOLPHIN THAT UNFORTUNATELY DIDNT MAKE IT-- IT WAS SURROUNDED BY CRIME SCENE TAPE.

BIOLOGIST TREATED THE SECOND DOLPHIN FOR WELL OVER AN HOUR.

IM TOLD this is an older dolphin-- showing significant signs of stress

WE NOW KNOW THESE ARE SPOTTED DOLPHINS-- NOT THE KIND WE USUALLY SEE OUT HERE.

THEY TEND TO LIVE IN MUCH DEEPER WATER.

OFFICIALS ARE STILL WORKING TO FIGURE OUT WHY AND HOW THEY ENDED UP HERE Return to index of stories...


DOLPHINS ON FMB-SOTVO


"It was lightning, raining, we just at there with the dolphin at like knee level. It was really cool. The wind was like at 30 miles per hour. It was raining. It hurt.

NOW THIS IS VIDEO OF THE DOLPHIN BEING REMOVED FROM THE WATER AND BEING TAKEN AWAY IN A RESCUE TRUCK.

IT WILL BE TAKEN TO moat marina.

AS FOR THE DOLPHIN THAT DIDNT MAKE IT-- IT WILL BE TAKEN TO EITHER A FACILITY IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY OR ST. PETE WHERE TESTS WILL BE DONE- TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT WHY IT ENDED UP HERE. Return to index of stories...


DOLPHINS ON FMB-LIVE REM-2


COMING UP AT 11:30 MY COWORKER SAM SWEENY TALKS TO TWO TEENAGER THAT FOUND THE DOLPHINS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AND STAYED WITH THEM UNTIL OFFICIALS ARRIVED FOUR HOURS LATER.

LIVE. ADA. Return to index of stories...


IMMOKALEE HOME INVASION-TRX-OC-SS


COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTIES HAVE ARRESTED *TWO* PEOPLE, IN CONNECTION WITH A HOME INVASION ROBBERY LAST NIGHT IN IMMOKALEE.

IT HAPPENED JUST AFTER SEVEN, AT A HOME ON STATE ROAD 29.

THEY WERE CAUGHT AFTER RELATIVES OF THE HOMEOWNERS--

SPOTTED TWO MEN HIDING IN THE WOODS.

19-YEAR OLD ALBERTO AYALA, AND 21-YEAR OLD KELLY CARTER ARE BOTH CHARGED WITH HOME INVASION ROBBERY AND FALSE IMPRISONMENT.

DETECTIVES SAY THIS CRIME DOES *NOT* APPEAR RELATED--

TO THE RECENT SERIES OF HOME INVASIONS IN COLLIER COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


RUECHENBURG TRIAL-VO


RIGHT NOW AT NOON. NBC2 IS INSIDE THE COURTROOM FOR DAY THREE OF THE ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG ESTATE TRIAL.

THE LATE ARTIST APPOINTED THREE CLOSE FRIENDS AS TRUSTEES TO HIS ESTATE.SHORTLY BEFORE HE DIED ON CAPTIVA IN 2008.

NOW -- THOSE THREE TRUSTEES ARE SUING THE RAUSCHENBERG FOUNDATION FOR 60 MILLION DOLLARS.

THE MEN CLAIM THEY'VE WORKED HARD TO HELP MANAGE AND GROW THE ICONIC ARTIST'S ESTATE TO MORE THAN 2 BILLION DOLLARS.

TODAY IN COURT - RAUSCHENBERG'S OWN APPRAISER IS TESTIFYING THAT HIS ARTWORK SOARED IN VALUE TO MORE THAN 1.7 BILLION DOLLARS AFTER HIS DEATH.

THE ATTORNEY FOR THE RAUSCHENBERG FOUNDATION IS NOW QUESTIONING HOW THE APPRAISER CAME UP WITH THAT FIGURE.

THE FOUNDATION THINKS THE TRUSTEES SHOULD BE COMPENSATED - BUT FAR LESS THAN THE 60 MILLION THEY'RE ASKING FOR.

THE TRIAL IS EXPECTED TO WRAP LATE NEXT WEEK. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER LAND DEAL-VO, ON CAM


NBC-2 IS LEARNING ABOUT A MAJOR LAND SALE IN COLLIER COUNTY.

A NEW DEVELOPER IS PAYING NEARLY 16-MILLION DOLLARS--

TO FINISH WORK ON TWO COMMUNITIES IN NAPLES.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE ORANGE BLOSSOM RANCH--

AND ORANGE BLOSSOM GROVES COMMUNITIES OFF OIL WELL ROAD NEAR NAPLES.

THESE PROPERTIES ORIGINALLY SOLD TWO YEARS AGO FOR MORE THAN HALF OF THE PRICE.

ONLY ABOUT 20 PERCENT OF THE LAND HERE IS DEVELOPED.

ACCORDING TO OUR NEWS PARTNERS AT THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS--

THE COMPANY BOUGHT THE DEVELOPMENTS ON FRIDAY FOR NEARLY 16-MILLION DOLLARS.

THAT'S A 300-PERCENT INCREASE FROM TWO YEARS AGO--

WHEN THE LAND SOLD FOR JUST 4-MILLION DOLLARS.

THIS ALL COMES AS A RECENT STUDY RANKED FLORIDA--

THE TOP STATE FOR FORECLOSURES FOR THE 8TH STRAIGHT MONTH!

DESPITE THE STATISTICS--

THE NEW DEVELOPERS ARE HOPING TO IMPROVE THE COMMUNITIES WITH NEW AMENITIES--

INCLUDING A GROCERY STORE AND POSSIBLY OTHER SHOPPING. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO GEORGE-ON CAM


A NEW ATTRACTION IS COMING TO A BUSY LEE COUNTY INTERSECTION.

U-S 41 AND COLLEGE PARKWAY.

THIS MORNING THE WISCONSIN-BASED RESTAURANT CHAIN CULVER'S

OPENED AT THE FORMER SITE OF THE OLD CLARION HOTEL.

NBC2 GEORGE SOLIS IS LIVE AT NOON WITH WHAT ELSE IS COMING IN

THE NEAR FUTURE. Return to index of stories...


US 41 IMPROVEMENTS-LIVE


IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE THAT 2 SHORT YEARS AGO THIS WAS THE SIGHT OF A

VACANT HOTEL.

NOW AS YOU CAN SEE- NEW LIFE HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO THE AREA.

A DOZEN OR SO BUSINESSES WILL BE OPENING ALONG THIS BUSY CORRIDOR-

AN AREA MANY HAVE LABELED THE CORNER OF MAIN AND MAIN. Return to index of stories...


US 41 IMPROVEMENTS-VO WIPE


WITH THE SNIP OF A RIBBON IT'S OFFICIAL.

CULVERS IS FIRST BUSINESS TO OPEN UP WHERE THE OLD CLARION HOTEL ONCE STOOD.

AND THEY AREN'T ALONE

VERY SOON THEY'LL BE JOINED BY A POLLO TROPICAL, A SLEEP NUMBER

STORE, AND A CHIPOTLE

AND IT DOESNT STOP THERE-

JUST DOWN THE ROAD ON COLLEGE PARKWAY WHERE THE OLD JALAPEÑOS

RESTAURANT ONCE STOOD IS NOW A PIZZA SHOP AND DOCTORS OFFICE

DEVELOPERS SAY THE COMMUNITY WILL BENEFIT IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE. Return to index of stories...


US 41 IMPROVEMENTS-SOT


"It's great for our community when I start to see that they are hiring and I know everybody else is going to be hiring, so we're probably going to close to 300 to 400 jobs on this piece of land when we're done" Return to index of stories...


US 41 IMPROVEMENTS-LIVE


THERE ARE STILL SOME MYSTERY COMPANIES IN THE WORKS FOR THE AREA-

BUT OVERALL- BUSINESS OWNERS ARE EXCITED FOR ALL THE CHANGE-

THEY SAY THIS IS REALLY THE BEGINNING MUCH NEED FACELIFT FOR THE AREA.

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HALLOWEEN LOST-SS, VO WIPE


BIG CHANGES ARE ON THE WAY FOR TRICK-OR-TREATERS IN A POPULAR LEE COUNTY NEIGHBORHOOD.

HUNDREDS OF TRICK-OR-TREATERS VISIT THE VARSITY LAKES COMMUNITY IN LEHIGH ACRES EVERY YEAR.

NOW THE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION WANTS TO CHANGE THAT.

SOME PEOPLE LIVING THERE WORRY NEW RULES COULD DO AWAY WITH TRICK-OR-TREATING ALL TOGETHER.

THE HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION SAYS THERE ARE TOO MANY OUTSIDERS COMING IN-- AND IT'S BECOMING A SAFETY CONCERN FOR THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD.

THE PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATION TELLS NBC-2 BOARD MEMBERS ARE DISCUSSING A NUMBER OF OPTIONS TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM--

SOME PEOPLE TELL US THEY WILL FIGHT TO KEEP THEIR HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION ALIVE. Return to index of stories...


HALLOWEEN LOST-SOTVO


It's going to be devastating to the kids. I'm sure there is going to be a lot of kids who bring their children to our neighborhood and they are going to be turned away. Where are they going to go then?

THE PRESIDENT OF THE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION TELLS NBC-2 NO DECISIONS HAVE BEEN MADE YET.

THE BOARD WILL DISCUSS POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS AT THE NEXT BOARD MEETING. Return to index of stories...


IRAQ CRISIS-ON CAM


THE SITUATION IS GETTING VERY TENSE IN IRAQ.

AN AL-QAEDA INSPIRED GROUP VOWED TO MARCH ON TO BAGHDAD--

AFTER CAPTURING TWO CITIES IN NORTHERN IRAQ THIS WEEK.

THAT'S PUTTING IMMENSE PRESSURE ON THE U-S.

AND IT WEIGHS THE CONSEQUENCES OF GETTING INVOLVED IN IRAQ AGAIN.

HERE'S RICHARD ENGEL. Return to index of stories...


IRAQ CRISIS-PKG


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PRIEST KILLED-VO


ONE PRIEST IS DEAD--

ANOTHER SERIOUSLY INJURED IN AN SHOOTING WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

IT HAPPENED AT THE MOTHER OF MERCY MISSION IN PHOENIX.

OFFICERS DISCOVERED THE TWO VICTIMS--

WHEN THEY RESPONDED TO REPORTS OF A BURGLARY.

A 26-YEAR OLD PRIEST DIED OF A GUN SHOT WOUND--

THE OTHER PRIEST REMAINS IN CRITICAL CONDITION.

BOTH MEN WERE FOUND IN A LIVING AREA ATTACHED TO THE SANCTUARY.

POLICE SAY THEY DON'T HAVE A MOTIVE FOR THE CRIME--

OR ANY SUSPECTS. Return to index of stories...


NO FIRINGS OVER CIA OUTING-VO


NO ONE WILL BE FIRED OVER THE ACCIDENTAL OUTING OF A TOP C-I-A AGENT IN AFGHANISTAN.

IT HAPPENED WHEN PRESIDENT OBAMA MADE A SURPRISE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND VISIT TO AFGHANISTAN.

A LIST PROVIDED TO MEDIA AT THE TIME--

MISTAKENLY INCLUDED THE NAME OF THE C-I-A'S AFGHANISTAN STATION CHIEF.

THE REVEALING OF THAT NAME COULD THREATEN THE AGENT'S ABILITY TO OPERATE IN SECRET.

THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS NEW PROCEDURES ARE NOW IN PLACE--

TO PREVENT A SIMILAR ERROR IN THE FUTURE. Return to index of stories...


WORLD CUP BEGINS-SOTVO WIPE


THE WORLD CUP OFFICIALLY BEGINS IN A FEW HOURS--

AND ALREADY THERE ARE SKIRMISHES BETWEEN BRAZILIANS AND POLICE.

protestors want to start moving, but people are pushing back. explosion!

WE GOT THAT VIDEO IN JUST A SHORT TIME AGO.

THE WORLD CUP BEGINS IN JUST A FEW HOURS--

BUT SOME WANT TO MAKE SURE THEIR PROTESTS TAKE CENTER STAGE.

MANY IN THE COUNTRY ARE UPSET ABOUT THE 11-BILLION DOLLARS SPENT ON THE EVENT--

WHILE MANY IN BRAZIL GO HUNGRY AND WITHOUT BASIC SERVICES.

THE FIRST MATCH IS BRAZIL AGAINST CROATIA THIS AFTERNOON. Return to index of stories...


FMB FILM FEST FUNDRAISER-SS


THIS SOUNDS LIKE A LOT OF FUN --- AND IT'S FOR A GOOD CAUSE.

CHALLENGE YOURSELF AND YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS--

TO ANSWER MOVIE TRIVIA QUESTIONS ON SUNDAY, JUNE 29TH AT 11:00 A.M.

IT TAKES PLACE ABOARD A SHOWBOAT TRIVIA CRUISE FROM FISH TALE MARINA DOCK.

THAT'S ON ESTERO BOULEVARD ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

TICKETS ARE $25--

AND INCLUDE THE CRUISE AND A LIGHT BRUNCH COMPLETE WITH MIMOSA'S.

PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED TO THE GUESTS WHO KNOW THE MOST TRIVIA.

THE CRUISE IS A FUNDRAISER FOR THE FORT MYERS BEACH FILM FESTIVAL.

FOR MORE INFORMATION HEAD TO NBC DASH TWO DOT COM AND CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2 SHOT


RENOVATING A HOME CAN BE A *BIG* ORDEAL!

BUT SOME NEW TECHNOLOGY IS TAKING A LOT OF THE HEADACHE AWAY--

WE'LL SHOW YOU HOW EASY IT IS TO SIMPLY MOVE A COUCH!

AND STARBUCKS WANTS TO LITERALLY HELP YOU *RECHARGE* YOUR BATTERIES! Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) VIRTUAL RENOVATION-VO


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TZ1 B) STARBUCKS DURACELL-VOTOPS


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WEATHER-STC


WEATHER IS COMING UP. Return to index of stories...


RETAIL SALES UP-CG


RETAIL SALES ROSE FOR A FOURTH STRAIGHT MONTH IN MAY.

THE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT SAYS CONSUMER SPENDING ROSE POINT-3 PERCENT IN MAY.

THE INCREASE WAS LED BY A SURGE IN CAR SALES.

THAT MEANS WE'VE SEEN THE BIGGEST JUMP IN RETAIL SALES OVER THE PAST 4-MONTHS IN NEARLY 4-YEARS.

RETAIL SALES FELL SHARPLY OVER THE WINTER--

AS THE COUNTRY DEALT WITH A STRING OF SEVERE WINTER STORMS.

EXPERTS NOW EXPECT THE ECONOMY TO CONTINUE GROWING THROUGH SUMMER. Return to index of stories...


MICROSOFT FIGHTS BACK-VO


UNCLE SAM AND MICROSOFT ARE FIGHTING IT OUT OVER CUSTOMER DATA.

THE SOFTWARE GIANT IS OPPOSING A FEDERAL SEARCH WARRANT--

FOR INFORMATION ON USER'S EMAILS STORED IN MICROSOFT'S IRELAND DATA CENTER.

THE COMPANY CONTENDS THE GOVERNMENT IS NOT AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE WARRANTS--

THAT REACH OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES.

GOOGLE AND YAHOO NOW ENCRYPT CUSTOMER EMAILS.

TO PROTECT AGAINST GOVERNMENT INTRUSION. Return to index of stories...


AMAZON GETS TOUGH-VO


AMAZON IS GETTING TOUGH.

THE ONLINE RETAILER HAS TURNED OFF THE PREORDER FUNCTION FOR DVDs--

OF PROMINENT WARNER BROTHERS FILMS.

IT'S TRYING TO RAISE PRESSURE ON THE COMPANY DURING NEGOTIATIONS.

"THE LEGO MOVIE" IS JUST ONE FILM MISSING A PREORDER OPTION.

FOR THE PAST MONTH--

AMAZON HAS BEEN IN A PUBLIC DISPUTE WITH PUBLISHER HANCHETTE OVER TERMS OF E-BOOK SALES. Return to index of stories...


AT&T DIRECTV-VO


AT&T DEFENDS ITS PLANNED $48 BILLION TAKEOVER OF DIRECTV.

AT&T SAYS IT'S THE ONLY WAY THE COMPANIES CAN COMPETE WITH THE PROPOSED COMCAST-TIME WARNER CABLE MERGER--

IN BUNDLED VIDEO AND BROADBAND SERVICE.

DIRECTV IS CURRENTLY *UNABLE* TO OFFER HIGH-SPEED INTERNET--

WHILE AT&T ONLY PROVIDES ITS U-VERSE VIDEO SERVICE IN A FEW MARKETS. Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

Showers again start of the early morning of Thursday.

Those showers should quickly dissipate once further inland.

Thursday will be very similar to Wednesday, partly cloudy skies with a mix of sunshine and the chance of an afternoon showers or two.

High's Today will be warm once again.

Area wide we stretch into the upper 80s and low 90s.

Higher temperatures will be further inland.

While the bulk of today's showers are early in the morning and afternoon, can't rule out entirely the chance for isolated showers and storms lingering into the later afternoon.

We'll keep that chance only around 20 percent.

Overnight tonight, partly cloudy skies with the chance of scattered showers in the early hours Friday morning.

Lows this evening look to stay in the lower 70s. Return to index of stories...


VIRTUAL RENOVATION-ON CAM


THERE IS NOTHING MORE STRESSFUL THAN RENOVATING YOUR HOME.

IT'S PRICEY AND OFTEN PERILOUS WHEN THINGS DON'T WORK OUT EXACTLY AS YOU PLAN.

BUT A NEW TECHNOLOGY FROM HOME IMPROVEMENT RETAILER LOWES IS HOPING TO CHANGE THAT.

CNBC'S DIANA OLICK GOT AN EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK AT A PROJECT--

ANNOUNCED TODAY IN CANADA. Return to index of stories...


VIRTUAL RENOVATION-PKG


"We've all been here before, deep in construction, hoping that everything we chose for our home renovation project looks the way we want it to when all the dust has settled. American's have spent over 119-Billion dollars on home remodeling last year, and that number is expected to rise 3.6% this year. And all we have to go on are plans, pictures of fixtures and paint swatches. Well what if we could see it all, all finished before even one hammer hit a nail?"

DEEP INSIDE A LOWES WAREHOUSE LABORATORY, KYLE NEL IS DESIGNING A VIRTUAL BATHROOM.

"So let's drop in a toilet here, which is pretty critical."

FROM THE FIXTURES TO THE FINISHINGS, HE IS MAPPING THE FLOOR PLAN, CHOOSING FROM THOUSANDS OF LOWES PRODUCTS, AND PLACING HIS PRODUCTS IN THE ROOM.

THEN, THANKS TO A BRAND NEW TECHNOLOGY, HE CAN WALK THROUGH IT ALL IN VIRTUAL REALITY.

"The holoroom is an augmented reality room where we are taking, using our proprietary 3D scanning process and we are populating this augmented reality room with real Lowes products."

IT'S NOT A HOLOGRAM, BUT A HOLOROOM THAT YOU SEE THROUGH THE EYES OF AN IPAD.

"So you can experience , fully experience in an intuitive way walking around, looking around and feeling what these objects that you would possibly buy would be like in your own space.

AND IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT, YOU MOVE IT, WITH NO HEAVY LIFTING.

"Let's say that I don't like the vanity here. I can just move it this way and continue to move it around the room."

IT TAKES A LOT OF THE RISK AND STRESS OUT OF RENOVATION.

"When we first started this project we called it the marriage saver."

ONCE THE CUSTOMER IS SATISFIED, THEY CAN THEN DOWNLOAD THE ROOM AND TAKE IT HOME.

"But don't go rushing to your Lowes stores just yet. They're going to roll this out first in Canada, test it, then bring it to the U-S. Their partnering with a company called Sci-Fi Futures all in an effort to bring all this mess into the virtual world. Diana Olick, CNBC Washington." Return to index of stories...


STARBUCKS DURACELL-VO


STARBUCKS WANTS TO HELP YOU LITERALLY RECHARGE YOUR BATTERIES.

IT'S TEAMING UP WITH DURACELL TO ROLL OUT FREE WIRELESS PHONE CHARGING NATIONWIDE.

STARBUCKS TESTED THE SERVICE OVER THE PAST YEAR.

YOU MUST HAVE A WIRELESS--

CHARGING CAPABLE PHONE.

OR AN EXTERNAL BATTERY OR PHONE CASE WITH A SUPPLEMENTAL BATTERY. Return to index of stories...


YOUR SPOUSE AND SPENDING-VO


IT IS ONE OF THE TOP THINGS MANY COUPLES DISAGREE ABOUT --

MONEY.

AND A NEW STUDY FOUND OUT THAT MANY SPOUSES SPEND *SECRETLY*--

WITHOUT TELLING THE OTHER.

IT ALSO LOOKED AT "HOW MUCH" SECRET SPENDING IS OK?

AS YOU MIGHT EXPECT--

THERE'S A *HUGE* DIVIDE!

WOMEN SAY 400-DOLLARS IS THE LIMIT--

BUT *MEN* SAY ITS 12-HUNDRED DOLLARS!

THE GROUP LEADING THE STUDY SAYS THEY WERE STUNNED BY THE DIFFERENCE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2 SHOT


SOME TENSE MOMENTS AT A NEW YORK GAS STATION--

A CAR SLAMS INTO A GAS PUMP AND EXPLODES!

DETAILS ON ONE MAN'S ATTEMPT TO SAVE PEOPLE FROM INSIDE THAT BURNING CAR!

AND TWINS SEPARATED *BEFORE* BIRTH!?!

AS WEIRD AS THAT SOUNDS--

WE'LL INTRODUCE YOU TO TWINS BORN 24-DAYS APART! Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) GAS STATION HERO-VO


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TZ2 B) RARE TWINS PROCEDURE-VOTOPS


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RARE TWINS PROCEDURE-ON CAM


WHEN A BOSTON WOMAN'S UNBORN TWINS WERE IN DANGER, DOCTORS PERFORMED A RARE AND RISKY PROCEDURE.

THEY DELIVERED ONE TWIN EARLIER--

TO GIVE THE SECOND TWIN A FEW MORE DAYS GROW--

AND SURVIVE.

AMANDA GRACE REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


RARE TWINS PROCEDURE-PKG


YOU COULD CALL 3 MONTH OLD BABY ALEXANDRE THE BIG BROTHER, EVEN THOUGH RONALDO IS A BIT BIGGER.

"It is a miracle."

A MIRACLE BECAUSE THE BROTHERS ARE TWINS BORN 24 DAYS APART.

"It's extremely rare."

TUFTS NEONATOLOGIST GINA GEIS.

"And I've seen 2 others in my career thus far. I think the longest interval in between deliveries has been 7 days or so."

MOM LINDALVA DASILVA HAD HAD A DIFFICULT PREGNANCY WHEN SHE WENT INTO LABOR LATE FEBRUARY. SHE WAS ONLY 6 MONTHS PREGNANT, 24 WEEKS ALONG.

"We did tell her there's only a 50% chance of survival at this age of the babies."

WEIGHING ONE POUND AND 10 OUNCES HE WAS VERY SICK. DOCTORS WERE HOPING LINDALVA COULD HOLD ON TO BABY RONALDO A LITTLE LONGER TO IMPROVE HIS CHANCES.

"I wasn't having contractions, water didn't break so they put everything together so, so many, you know. all the signs. it doesn't look like you're going to deliver today. Maybe you can deliver tomorrow? Two hours from now? But not now."

ONE DAY TURNED INTO ONE WEEK. THEN TWO, THEN THREE. ALL UNDER THE CLOSE WATCH OF DOCTORS AT TUFTS MEDICAL CENTER.

"It was tough but we did all right."

AND THEIR BABY BOYS ARE DOING ALL RIGHT TOO. THEY'RE STILL IN THE HOSPITAL BUT GETTING STRONGER EVERY DAY.

"They've done so, so well. We've been so pleased."

"The doctors are there they use the science, the knowledge but there is no other explanation. It's God, for sure." Return to index of stories...


RARE TWINS PROCEDURE-TAG


AMANDA GRACE REPORTING.

AT THIS POINT THE FIRST BORN TWIN WEIGHS ABOUT A POUND LIGHTER THAN HIS LATER BORN BROTHER.

BOTH ARE EXPECTED TO GO HOME SOON. Return to index of stories...


RECESSION SUICIDES-VO


NEW RESEARCH LINKS THE RECENT ECONOMIC RECESSION.

WITH MORE THAN 10-THOUSAND SUICIDES IN THE U-S, EUROPE AND CANADA.

AFTER A LONG DOWNWARD TREND--

SUICIDE RATES SPIKED IN THESE COUNTRIES IN 2008.

THAT'S WHEN THE RECESSION BEGAN.

THE INCREASE WAS FOUR TIMES HIGHER AMONG MEN. Return to index of stories...


COOL KIDS GROWNUP-VO


THE KIDS WHO WORKED HARD TO BE "COOL" IN HIGH SCHOOL--

MAY FACE STRUGGLES DURING THEIR ADULT YEARS.

A NEW STUDY FOLLOWED SOCIAL BEHAVIORS OF TEENS FROM AGE 13 TO 23.

RESEARCHERS USED INFORMATION FROM PARENTS, PEERS AND THE TEENS THEMSELVES.

KIDS CONSIDERED "POPULAR" AT AGE 13--

WERE MORE LIKELY TO BE DATING--

BUT ENGAGING IN DELINQUENT ACTIVITY.

BY AGE 22--

THEIR PEERS FOUND THEM TO BE LESS SOCIALLY COMPETENT--

AND PROBLEMS WITH DRUGS, ALCOHOL AND CRIMINAL BEHAVIORS. Return to index of stories...


CHILDHOOD CANCER SURVIVORS-VO


CHILDHOOD CANCER SURVIVORS ARE HOSPITALIZED MORE OFTEN THAN THE GENERAL POPULATION--

EVEN DECADES AFTER THEIR TREATMENTS ARE COMPLETE.

RESEARCHERS COMPARED MEDICAL RECORDS OF 15-HUNDRED SURVIVORS OF PEDIATRIC CANCER--

TO A GROUP OF MATCHED PATIENTS WITH NO CANCER HISTORY.

SURVIVORS WERE 52-PERCENT MORE LIKELY TO BE HOSPITALIZED--

WHILE 35-PERCENT MORE LIKELY TO BE ADMITTED FOR A LONGER STAY.

THE MOST COMMON CAUSES WERE BLOOD DISORDERS AND RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2 SHOT


WE ALL KNOW FRANCIS SCOTT KEY WROTE THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER.

BUT FOR THE FIRST TIME SICNE HE WROTE OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM--

THE FLAG THAT INSPIRED HIS SONG--

ARE UNDER THE SAME ROOF!

AND THE G-O-P IS IN TURMOIL AFTER TUESDAY'S STUNNING LOSS BY MAJORITY LEADER ERIC CANTOR.

WE'LL GO TO WASHINGTON FOR THE LATEST ON THE REPUBLICANS SEARCHING FOR NEW LEADERSHIP. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A) STAR SPANGLED SCRIPT-VO


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TZ3 B) GOP TURMOIL-VOTOPS


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OPEN 12:30-CLIP


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GOP TURMOIL-ON CAM


NOW TO THE BIG POLITICAL SHAKE-UP IN WASHINGTON:

REPUBLICAN MAJORITY LEADER ERIC CANTOR IS STEPPING DOWN--

AFTER A STUNNING PRIMARY DEFEAT TUESDAY NIGHT.

HIS COLLEAGUES ARE ALREADY JOCKEYING FOR POSITION TO REPLACE HIM.

WE GET THE LATEST FROM NBC'S TRACIE POTTS ON CAPITOL HILL. Return to index of stories...


GOP TURMOIL-PKG


AFTER LOSING HIS SEAT IN CONGRESS, ERIC CANTOR SAYS HE'LL STEP DOWN AS MAJORITY LEADER AT THE END OF NEXT MONTH.

BACKING THE PARTY'S NUMBER THREE - CALIFORNIA'S KEVIN MCCARTHY - TO REPLACE HIM:

Virginia

"I think he'd make an outstanding majority leader."

TWO TEXANS ARE ALSO IN THE RUNNING: JEB HENSARLING AND PETE SESSSIONS.

Texas

"We'll see what happens, I think we work very well together."

THE PARTY VOTES JUNE 19 - NEXT THURSDAY. IF MCCARTHY WINS, REPUBLICANS WILL ALSO NEED A NEW WHIP. MEMBERS ARE ALREADY THROWING THEIR NAMES IN THE HAT.

CANTOR'S ANNOUNCEMENT CAME AFTER A TEARFUL PRIVATE MEETING WHERE HOUSE SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER CALLED FOR UNITY:

North Carolina

"He's doing the right thing for the conference. He wants to keep us all united."

Minnesota

"He was held in high regard as a leader, so we're feeling the pain."

STILL UP IN THE AIR: WHETHER THERE'S ANY CHANCE FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM. THAT'S THE ISSUE THAT PROPELED CANTOR'S OPPONENT TO VICTORY:

Virginia Congressional Candidate

"Eric Cantor saying he opposes amnesty is like Barack Obama saying he opposes Obamacare."

"Any degree of even modest support for immigration can be cast as pro-amnesty."

A SHOCKING DEFEAT. LEADING TO A BIG POLITICAL SHAKE UP AND PERHAPS. MORE GRIDLOCK.

ONE THING'S NOT EXPECTED TO CHANGE: HOUSE SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER SAY HE'S NOT STEPPING DOWN. IN FACT, HE PLANS TO RUN AGAIN FOR SPEAKER AGAIN NEXT JANUARY.

I'M TRACIE POTTS IN WASHINGTON - BACK TO YOU. Return to index of stories...


SAN CARLOS MURDERS DONATION-VO, BNR


NEW DETAILS ABOUT THE SAN CARLOS PARK COMMUNITY TRYING TO HEAL AND MOVE ON--

AFTER A MAN KILLED HIS GIRLFRIEND AND THREE YOUNG DAUGHTERS IN THEIR QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD.

NBC2 CAMERAS WERE AT THE SCENE YESTERDAY--

THE CRIME SCENE TAPE, NOW GONE.

WE SPOKE WITH NEIGHBORS, STILL TRYING TO MAKE SENSE OF THE TRAGEDY.

FAMILY MEMBERS ARE NOW PLANNING FUNERALS - AND HAVE SET UP A DONATION FUND.

IF YOU'RE INTERESTED - WE HAVE THAT INFORMATION AT OUR WEBSITE AT NBC DASH TWO DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


FM SHOOTING-VO, SS


NBC-2 IS STAYING ON TOP OF ANOTHER CRIME ALERT--

POLICE ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR THE SHOOTER WHO WOUNDED TWO TEENAGERS IN FORT MYERS.

18-YEAR OLD JAVARCIA RIGGINS AND A 16-YEAR OLD GIRL--

WERE SHOT AROUND 1:30 WEDNESDAY MORNING IN FRONT OF THE APARTMENTS AT HANSON AND ROYAL PALM AVENUE.

BOTH WERE TREATED FOR MINOR INJURIES.

POLICE THINK THE GUNMAN MAY HAVE BEEN TARGETTING RIGGINS--

WHO FACES ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGES FOR A SHOOTING LAST JULY NEAR M-L-K BOULEVARD. Return to index of stories...


LITTLE LEAGUE BURGLARY-TRX-OC-VO


ANOTHER NBC-2 CRIME ALERT ---

AND THIS IS REALLY LOW.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE ON THE HUNT FOR THE PEOPLE WHO BROKE INTO, DAMAGED AND STOLE FROM THE LEHIGH ACRES LITTLE LEAGUE CONCESSION STAND.

IT HAPPENED AT LEHIGH ACRES COMMUNITY PARK.

ONE PARENT TELLS US HER CHILDREN ARE NOW SCARED TO COME TO THE PARK BECAUSE OF THE CRIME.

NBC2 DID SOME DIGGING--

THIS IS ACTUALLY THE FIFTH CONCESSION STAND BREAKIN IN LEHIGH THIS YEAR - IT'S ALSO HAPPENED AT OTHER SMALL SPORTS COMPLEXES.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THESE BREAK-INS, CONTACT THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE. Return to index of stories...


CHARLOTTE CHIKUNGUNYA-VO WIPE


FOR MONTHS HEALTH LEADERS HAVE WARNED--

A NEW MOSQUITO BORNE DISEASE COULD SHOW UP IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

NOW IT'S HERE.

ON MONDAY WE TOLD YOU ABOUT THE FIRST CONFIRMED CASE OF CHIKUNGUNYA IN A LEE COUNTY MAN WHO JUST RETURNED FROM THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC,

NOW THERE'S ANOTHER PROBABLE CASE IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

A 60 YEAR OLD PORT CHARLOTTE WOMAN LIKELY CONTRACTED THE DISEASE ON A RECENT TRIP TO HAITI.

SHE WENT TO THE HOSPITAL TUESDAY WITH SEVERE JOINT PAIN AND HAS SINCE RECOVERED.

HEALTH LEADERS SAY THE CONCERN IS IF AN INFECTED PERSON GETS BITTEN BY A LOCAL MOSQUITO, OUR MOSQUITOES CAN CARRY IT.

USING BUG SPRAY IS KEY. Return to index of stories...


CHARLOTTE CHIKUNGUNYA-SOTVO


6:39:48 -:56 WENDY WHITE - CONCERNED PARENT

"It helps when you have little ones and even when you're protecting yourself it's good to take precautions against different diseases."

SYMPTOMS OF CHUKUNGUNYA SHOW UP 3 TO 7 DAYS.

THEY INCLUDE SEVERE JOINT AND MUSCLE PAIN, HEADACHE AND A RASH.

THERE IS NO SPECIFIC TREATMENT, BUT MEDICATIONS CAN BE USED TO REDUCE SYMPTOMS. Return to index of stories...


CITRUS GREENING-VO


NEW DETAILS SHOWING JUST HOW BAD THE CITRUS GREENING EPIDEMIC IN FLORIDA HAS GOTTEN.

THE U-S-D-A SAYS ORANGE PRODUCTION IS PROJECTED TO BE DOWN 22 PERCENT THIS MONTH--

COMPARED TO ONE YEAR AGO.

CURRENTLY THERE'S NO CURE FOR THE BACTERIA.

IT'S SPREAD BY AN INSECT AS COMMON AS THE MOSQUITO.

BUT GROWERS ARE LOOKING AT EVERY OPTION TO STOP IT FROM SPREADING.

ONE LONG TERM SOLUTION THAT'S BEING LOOKED AT BY THE INDUSTRY IS GENETIC MODIFICATION OF THE FRUIT - SOMETHING MANY HEALTH ADVOCATES ARE AGAINST. Return to index of stories...


CHICOS PRIVATE-VO


FORT MYERS BASED CHICOS MAY BE GOING PRIVATE.

THE FINANCIAL TIMES REPORTED CHICO'S IS IN THE EARLY STAGE OF NEGOTIATIONS.

THEY SAY IT'S UNCLEAR WHETHER THEY WOULD SELL THE ENTIRE COMPANY OR PARTNER WITH A PRIVATE EQUITY FIRM.

CHICOS EMPLOYS HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

COUNT ON NBC 2 TO FOLLOW THIS STORY VERY CLOSELY TO SEE IF IT AFFECTS THOSE LOCAL JOBS. Return to index of stories...


CAPE UEP-VO


NOW AN NBC-2 UPDATE ---

FOR SEVEN MONTHS NOW--

WORKERS HAVE BEEN DIGGING UP AN AREA OF SOUTHWEST CAPE CORAL

AND THIS IS JUST THE START OF THE UTILITIES EXPANSION PROJECT.

THE MASSIVE PROJECT WILL REPLACE SEPTIC TANKS AND WELLS WITH CITY WATER AND SEWER LINES.

CITY COUNCIL HEARD A PRESENTATION FOR THE NEXT AREA TARGETTED IN THE U-E-P.

THEY'LL SOON BEGIN THE DESIGN PHASE OF AN AREA CALLED NORTH TWO -

ALONG PINE ISLAND ROAD.

IT WILL COST AROUND 137-MILLION DOLLARS.

UNLIKE PREVIOUS MEETINGS ON THIS CONTROVERSIAL PROJECT -

VERY FEW PEOPLE ATTENDED.

HOME OWNERS IN THAT AREA WILL BE CHARGED AN ASSESSMENT FEE TO PAY FOR THE PROJECT.

THOSE FEES WILL BE FINALIZED AFTER THE DESIGN PHASE IS OVER. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES SEWER LINE-TRXSS


ACCORDING TO OUR PARTNERS THE NAPELS DAILY NEWS ---

PROPERTY OWNERS ON BEMBURY DRIVE AND NEARBY STREETS--

COMPLAINED TO NAPLES CITY COUNCIL--

THAT FOOTING A MORE THAN $24-THOUSAND DOLLAR BILL TO CONNECT TO CITY SEWER LINES--

IS TOO MUCH FOR OWNERS OF ONLY 53 HOMES TO HANDLE.

DESPITE PLEAS FOR A REDUCTION--

COUNCIL ON WEDNESDAY VOTED TO ADOPT THE ESTIMATES--

AND CREATE A SPECIAL ASSESSMENT AREA ON BEMBURY DRIVE--

13TH AND 14TH AVENUE NORTH--

AND 15TH STREET NORTH--

TO CONNECT TO THE CITY SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM.

BEMBURY DRIVE PROPERTY OWNERS WHO USE WELL WATER--

ALSO MUST PAY JUST OVER $2-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO HOOK UP TO CITY WATER. Return to index of stories...


YACHT CLUB VALET CHANGE-VO


THE CONTROVERSIAL VALET SERVICE AT THE CAPE CORAL YACHT CLUB IS CHANGING TODAY.

PEOPLE HAD COMPLAINED THE VALET PARKING LOCATION WAS PRIME REAL ESTATE --

AND THEY DIDN'T WANT TO PAY TO PARK THERE.

STARTING TODAY--VALET WORKERS WILL PARK CARS IN A LOT DESIGNATED FOR OVERFLOW PARKING.

NOW DRIVERS WILL HAVE 50 SPOTS CLOSEST TO THE BEACH AND RESTAURANT OPEN AND FREE.

THE VALET PARKING AREA AT THE CAPE CORAL YACHT CLUB WILL BE MOVED STRATING TODAY

CITY LEADERS ARE CHANGING BRAND NEW VALET SERVICES AT THE YACHT CLUB.

PEOPLE HAD COMPLAINED THE VALET PARKING LOCATION WAS PRIME REAL ESTATE --

AND THEY DIDN'T WANT TO PAY TO PARK THERE.

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STAR SPANGLED MANUSCRIPT-ON CAM


FRANCIS SCOTT KEY WROTE "THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER" NEARLY 200 YEARS AGO.

AND FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER--

HIS ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT HAS BEEN JOINED WITH THE FLAG THAT INSPIRED HIS WORDS.

KATE AMARA REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


STAR SPANGLED MANUSCRIPT-PKG


FROM THE START - IT WAS CLEAR - THIS WAS NO USUAL DAY AT THE OFFICE FOR THE SMITHSONIAN'S MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY.

IT WAS "MOVING DAY" FOR FRANCIS SCOTT KEY'S ORIGINAL STAR SPANGLED BANNER MANUSCRIPT.

AND IT'S ROOMMATE FOR THE SUMMER?

THE ORIGINAL STAR SPANGLED BANNER FLAG.

S/ Burt Kummerow, Maryland Historical Society:22-:26

"this is a culmination of 200 years, actually. The first time that these two incredible icons are together."

THAT'S BURT KUMMEROW - WHO, AS PRESIDENT OF THE MARYLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY - PLAYED MATCH-MAKER FOR ONE INCREDIBLY CHOREOGRAPHED FIRST DATE.

"ok, we need someone to help us square these up please, on the outside?"

WALKIE TALKIES , TYVEX SUITS, EVEN A DRESS REHEARSAL -- ACCORDING TO CURATOR JENNIFER JONES.

S/ Jennifer Jones, Smithsonian Curator:50-:54

"You know, when you're dealing with two icons of American History, um, you don't leave things to chance."

NO. YOU. DON'T.

*THIS* IS THE FLAG FRANCIS SCOTT KEY SAW FLYING OVER FORT MCHENRY ON SEPTEMBER 14TH 1814.

ENDURED 25 HOURS OF SHELLING - AND NEVER FLINCHED.

A SHOW OF DETERMINATION AND ENDURANCE - THAT INSPIRED KEY TO WRITE THESE WORDS - WHICH WOULD BECOME OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM.

"it's very interesting to look at this, because the flag caused the document, and then, the document caused the flag, and over a period of years, it's just miraculous that both of these incredibly important symbols of America have survived."

AND THEY BOTH SURVIVED IN BALTIMORE.

"It makes you realize that we are a fragile nation. in our founding, as well as even today."

A TATTERED BANNER. AND IT'S NEW, YELLOWED, CREASED COMPANION.

WHICH ARE BASICALLY. THE *FABRIC* OF AMERICA.

.AND THE SONG IN IT'S HEART. Return to index of stories...


STAR SPANGLED MANUSCRIPT-TAG


KATE AMARA REPORTING.

FRANCIS SCOTT KEY'S MANUSCRIPT WILL BE ON DISPLAY AT THE SMITHSONIAN FROM FLAG DAY--

JUNE 14TH THROUGH JULY 6TH. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT


TEENS CAN GO THROUGH A LOT OF HARD TIMES--

NONE OF THEM ANY HARDER THAN WHAT THIS YOUNG WOMAN ENDURED FOR THE PAST 2-YEARS.

AND TODAY-- SHE'S CLASS VALEDICTORIAN!

AND THESE LITTLE KIDS ARE NOT ONLY LEARNING HOW TO SPELL AND COUNT--

BUT YOGA AND PHILOSOPHY!

WAIT UNTIL YOU HEAR ABOUT THIS UNIQUE KINDERGARTEN CLASS. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A) HOMELESS VALEDICTORIAN-VO


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TZ4 B) KINDERGARTEN PHILOSOPHY-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WXCTR


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HOMELESS VALEDICTORIAN-ON CAM


THERE ARE GOOD NEWS STORIES--

THEN THERE ARE NEWS STORIES THAT MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD.

A WASHINGTON D-C HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT WHO SPENT THE PAST TWO YEARS LIVING IN A HOMELESS SHELTER--

JUST GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL AS A VALEDICTORIAN.

ZACHARY KIESCH REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


HOMELESS VALEDICTORIAN-PKG


"I'm not a perfectionist but I want it to be great."

ANACOSTIA HIGH SCHOOL DID A LITTLE DRY RUN THROUGH WEDNESDAY'S GRADUATION TODAY.

AND THE GIRL WITH THE MIC IS RASHEMA MELSON, SHE'S BEEN THROUGH TOUGH TIMES AND SHE HAS A STORY TO TELL

"Just to keep going no matter what and don't let anything keep you down because you will get put down but you have to get back up."

IT'S THE MESSAGE IN HER COMMENCEMENT SPEECH AND ALSO HER APPROACH TOWARDS LIFE.

RASHEMA IS THIS YEAR'S VALEDICTORIAN.

SHE'S GETTING A FULL RIDE SCHOLARSHIP TO GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY NEXT YEAR, AND SHE'S HOMELESS.

"You have options and you decide which one you want to take and I took education because it takes you through the long run, it's not just a temporary thing or wont just last for five years, education will take me far."

EACH MORNING STARTS HERE AT D-C GENERAL, THE CITY'S HOMELESS SHELTER ISN'T KNOWN FOR PRODUCING VALEDICTORIANS AND FOUR POINT OH STUDENTS.

BUT 18 YEAR OLD RASHEMA MELSON ISN'T YOUR AVERAGE RESIDENT.

"There's no furniture, there's no microwave, there's no refrigerator, it's just a place to be content with until you

get to where you want to be."

"Her story and her resilience just her heart and personality will impact the lives of a lot of people because she's always optimistic."

"So just take the hard route by working hard, don't do the easy route and just settle for what you have, never settle for less."

RASHEMA MELSON, AN EXAMPLE OF HOW KIDS CAN PURSUE THEIR DREAMS IN SPITE OF ENORMOUS OBSTACLES. Return to index of stories...


HOMELESS VALEDICTORIAN-TAG


ZACHARY KEISCH REPORTING.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT IN THE STORY--

SHE RECEIVED A FULL RIDE TO GEORGETOWN--

WHERE SHE PLANS TO GO TO LAW SCHOOL--

AND START AN AGENCY TO HELP HOMELESS KIDS. Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

Showers again start of the early morning of Thursday.

Those showers should quickly dissipate once further inland.

Thursday will be very similar to Wednesday, partly cloudy skies with a mix of sunshine and the chance of an afternoon showers or two.

High's Today will be warm once again.

Area wide we stretch into the upper 80s and low 90s.

Higher temperatures will be further inland.

While the bulk of today's showers are early in the morning and afternoon, can't rule out entirely the chance for isolated showers and storms lingering into the later afternoon.

We'll keep that chance only around 20 percent.

Overnight tonight, partly cloudy skies with the chance of scattered showers in the early hours Friday morning.

Lows this evening look to stay in the lower 70s. Return to index of stories...


KINDERGARTEN PHILOSOPHY-ON CAM


A KINDERGARTNER IN RHODE ISLAND IS BEING CALLED THE "MOST PHILOSOPHICAL KINDERGARTNER IN AMERICA".

REPORTER SUSIE STEIMLE TELLS US WHY. Return to index of stories...


KINDERGARTEN PHILOSOPHY-PKG


AT CARRIAGE HOUSE DAYCARE, THESE KINDERGARTNERS ARE LEARNING READING, WRITING AND ARITHMETIC. COUPLED WITH SOME UNCONVENTIONAL LESSONS LIKE YOGA.

SOT

"namaste"

AND PHILOSOPHY.

S/Tammy Donohue/Teacher 15-19

"I wanted to find something that could highlight their critical thinking piece because they're deep thinkers"

TAMMY DONOHUE ENTERED HER KIDS IN A NATIONAL PHILOSOPHY COMPETITION. SCOUT BROCKLEHURST, WHO HAS HER OWN PHILOSOPHY IN THE CLASSROOM.

s/Scout Brocklehurst/Kindergartner:27-30

"because no one wants to get in trouble"

JUST HAPPENED TO PLACE FIRST IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY.

SOT

"I went to the website it was 3 o'clock in the morning and I saw scout's name most philosophical kindergartner in america"

IT WAS A PHRASE ABOUT BEAUTY COMING FROM THE HEART AND A DRAWING OF HER, AND HER TEACHER TAMMY THAT RESONATED WITH THE JUDGES.

SOT

"beauty comes from the heart and makes you want to do the right thing"

HER CLASSMATES WERE PRETTY IMPRESSED WITH HER MEDAL, CERTIFICATE AND CASH PRIZE.

NATS

"oh boy, 25 dollars!"

TEACHERS AT THE DAYCARE SAY TALKING ABOUT THE BIG PICTURE WITH THESE LITTLE KIDS HAS GIVEN THEM A NEW PERSPECTIVE.

SOT

"how to look through the eyes of a child, it's something we do every day"

DONOHUE SAYS SOMETIMES WE FOCUS SO MUCH ON ACADEMICS WE FORGET TO INCLUDE THE LIFE LESSONS.

SOT

"they're missing the manner piece, they're missing the civility, and that's what connects us as a society and that's what makes us accountable to one another" Return to index of stories...


BUSH TURNS 90-VO


A PARTY IS TAKING PLACE TODAY IN TEXAS--

TO CELEBRATE THE 90TH BIRTHDAY OF FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE H. W. BUSH.

THE GEORGE BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM IN COLLEGE STATION WILL MARK THE EVENT TODAY.

VISITORS ARE INVITED TO WEAR THEIR "CRAZIEST PAIR OF SOCKS".

THE FORMER PRESIDENT IS KNOWN FOR HIS LOVE OF COLORFUL AND FUNKY FOOTWEAR. Return to index of stories...


GAS STATION HERO-VO


A TERRIFYING SCENE AT A NEW YORK GAS STATION --

AS A CRASH LEADS TO A FIERY EXPLOSION AT THE PUMPS.

TAKE A LOOK AS THIS SURVEILLANCE CAMERA CATCHES THE ACCIDENT!

BUT A FEARLESS OFF-DUTY POLICE OFFICER RISKED HIS OWN LIFE --

TO PULL A BADLY HURT DRIVER TO SAFETY.

THAT'S HIM THERE--

WITH THE NUMBER 13 YANKEE JERSEY ON.

HE WENT FROM BEING A COMMUTER TO A RESCUER.

A 69 YEAR OLD MAN WHO WAS DRIVING INTO THE STATION--

APPARENTLY BLACKED OUT.

THE MAN DRIVING THE CAAR IS GOING TO BE FINE. Return to index of stories...


WORLD CUP BEACHES-VO


SOCCER FANS FROM AROUND THE WORLD ARE CONVERGING ON BRAZIL FOR THE 2014 WORLD CUP.

THE HOST COUNTRY TAKES ON CROATIA TODAY--

FOR THE FIRST MATCH OF THE TOURNAMENT.

FANS FROM AAROUND THE WORLD ARE USING THE EVENT--

TO PLAY A LITTLE SOCCER OF THEIR OWN--

ON BRAZIL'S BEAUTIFUL BEACHES!

BY THE WAY--

THE UNITED STATES PLAYS ITS FIRST GAME MONDAY AGAINST GHANA.

SOME GAMES MAY BE DELAYED--

BECAUSE STADIUMS ARE STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION. Return to index of stories...


TIGER SOCCER BALL-VO


HOW MUCH OF A CHANCE DOES A SOCCER BALL REALLY HAVE AGAINST A TIGER'S CLAWS AND TEETH?

NOT MUCH IF YOU'RE PLAYING SOCCER WITH THESE FOUR TIGERS AT A ZOO IN NORTHERN THAILAND.

THE BIG CATS DID MORE PROTECTING THE BALL THAN PASSING--

DURING ACTIVITIES TO WELCOME THE 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP.

ZOOKEEPERS FILLED IN AS REFEREES DURING THE MATCH.

SOME OF THE TIGERS GOT A BIT DISTRACTED--

AND CLIMBED TREES TO POUNCE ON THE NATIONAL FLAGS OF THE WORLD CUP TEAMS. Return to index of stories...


COOL ZOO ANIMALS-VO


AS THE WEATHER HEATS UP IN PARTS OF INDIA--

ANIMALS AT LOCAL ZOOS ARE COOLING OFF--

THANKS TO A LITTLE HELP FROM ZOOKEEPERS.

TEMPERATURES TOPPED 100-DEGREES THIS WEEK IN PARTS OF INDIA'S EASTERN BIHAR PROVINCE.

ZOO AUTHORITIES ARE MAKING SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS--

TO KEEP THEIR RESIDENTS COOL AND HYDRATED.

TIGERS WERE SEEN DIPPING INTO ICE FILLED WATER--

AND HANGING OUT IN THE SHADE BY AN AIR-CONDITIONING UNIT.

CREWS ALSO SET-UP FANS IN ANIMAL ENCLOSURES. Return to index of stories...


DOG STUCK-VO


POOR THING!

A DACHSHUND FOUND ITSELF NOT BEHIND BARS--

BUT *BETWEEN* THEM --

AFTER GETTING STUCK IN A SECURITY FENCE.

MIAMI-DADE FIRE RESCUE WAS CALLED TO THE SCENE--

AND A FIREFIGHTER TOOK THESE PHOTOS AS THEY WORKED TO GET THE LITTLE GUY FREE.

THE WORRIED WEINER DOG WAS PULLED TO SAFETY--

AND REUNITED WITH HIS HAPPY OWNER! Return to index of stories...


TEASE-2 SHOT


STAY WITH US--

WE'LL UPDATE OUR TOP STORIES WHEN WE COME BACK. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP @ 4-CLIP


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TS1: BEACHED DOLPHINS-TRXVO TOPS


UPDATING OUR TOP STORIES AT NOON--

TWO DOLPHINS BEACHED THEMSELVES ON FORT MYERS BEACH THIS MORNING.

NBC2 HAS CONFIRMED WITHIN THE LAST HOUR THAT BOTH HAVE DIED -- ONE AS WE REPORTED EARLIER DIED ON THE BEACH, THE SECOND WAS EUTHANIZED WHILE ON ITS WAY FOR TREATMENT.

N-B-C-2 WAS THE FIRST TO ARRIVE ON SCENE-- AS F-W-C WORKED AGGRESSIVELY TO KEEP IT FROM DYING.

WE NOW KNOW THESE ARE SPOTTED DOLPHINS-- NOT THE KIND WE USUALLY SEE OUT HERE.

THEY TEND TO LIVE IN MUCH DEEPER WATER.

OFFICIALS ARE STILL WORKING TO FIGURE OUT WHY AND HOW THEY ENDED UP HERE Return to index of stories...


TS2: HOME INVASION ARREST-VOTOPS


COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTIES HAVE ARRESTED *TWO* PEOPLE--

IN CONNECTION WITH A HOME INVASION ROBBERY LAST NIGHT IN IMMOKALEE.

IT HAPPENED JUST AFTER SEVEN-

AT A HOME ON STATE ROAD 29.

THEY WERE CAUGHT AFTER RELATIVES OF THE HOMEOWNERS--

SPOTTED TWO MEN HIDING IN THE WOODS.

19-YEAR OLD ALBERTO AYALA--

AND 21-YEAR OLD KELLY CARTER--

ARE CHARGED WITH HOME INVASION ROBBERY AND FALSE IMPRISONMENT.

DETECTIVES SAY THIS CRIME DOES *NOT* APPEAR RELATED--

TO THE RECENT SERIES OF HOME INVASIONS IN COLLIER COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


MARKET WATCH-SATLIVE


TAKING ONE LAST LOOK AT THE DOW THIS HOUR. Return to index of stories...


US OPEN ON NBC2-CGTOPS


AND A HEADS UP TODAY----

IF YOU WANT A FATHER'S DAY WEEKEND FULL OF GOLF. N-B-C TWO IS THE PLACE FOR YOU.

STARTING TODAY AT 3:00 O'CLOCK, WE'LL HAVE AT LEAST 19 HOURS OF LIVE COVERAGE OF THE U-S OPEN FOR YOU TO TUNE INTO OVER THE NEXT FOUR DAYS. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-3-SHOT


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...


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