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DIRECTORS PAGE 6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE
6PM SHOW OPEN-CLIP STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS
SPECIAL HEADLINES-SOT ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
TEAM COVERAGE TOSS-PLASMA FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
TEAM COVERAGE TOSS-OC, trx TBX CHARLEY: MAKING THE CALL-3SHOT, SOT
JEB BUSH VISIT-REM-LIVE, VO-WIPE CHARLEY: PINE ISLAND-3SHOT
JEB BUSH VISIT-SOT CHARLEY: PINE ISLAND-BNR-PKG
CHARLEY: PUNTA GORDA-REM-LIVE CHARLEY: PINE ISLAND-OC
CHARLEY: PUNTA GORDA-BNR-PKG SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
CHARLEY: PUNTA GORDA-REM-LIVE SPORTS
TOSS TO JOE-REM-LIVE NBA SCHEDULE-ON CAM
CHARLEY: ARCADIA-LIVEU 2 NBA SCHEDULE-VOTOPS
CHARLEY: ARCADIA-BNR-PKG KEVIN WARD FATHER-ON CAM
CHARLEY: ARCADIA-LIVEU 2 KEVIN WARD FATHER-CGTOPS
LEE DEBRIS REMOVAL-O-AniBX, VO-WIPE KEVIN WARD FATHER-VOTOPS
LEE DEBRIS REMOVAL-SOTVO MIRACLE GAMES-ON CAM-on cam vo
TOSS TO HOLLIE-trx VOTOPS, E-AniBX MIRACLE GAMES-SOT
FMB EMERGENCY PLAN-LIVEU 1 ICE BUCKET-ON CAM
FMB EMERGENCY PLAN-BNR-PKG DOLPHINS ON NBC2-SSTOPS
FMB EMERGENCY PLAN-LIVEU 1 FMHS AD JOB-ON CAM VO
CHARLEY COVERAGE-OC SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM
JEB BUSH EXCLUSIVE-trx SOT, OC AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
JEB BUSH EXCLUSIVE-BNR-PKG 11 PM TEASE-VO
TEASE ONE-2 SHOT JIM REIF TRIBUTE-2SHOT, VO-WIPE
TZ1 A) CHARLEY: PINE ISLAND-SOTVO JIM REIF TRIBUTE-SOTVO
TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC CLOSE-4SHOT


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6PM SHOW OPEN-CLIP


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SPECIAL HEADLINES-SOT


10 YEARS AGO TODAY -- HURRICANE CHARLEY WHIPPED THROUGH SOUTHWEST FLORIDA --

"You need to take protective measures now to protect your life and the life of your loved ones."

A CATEGORY FOUR STORM WITH WINDS MORE THAN 140 MILE PER HOUR --

05:12:54-

"This storm of historical proportions will make the record books."

THE DEVASTATION WAS WIDESPREAD --

Bruce Cermak, Surf Club Restaurant Owner

:40;12 it was an experience of my life I'll never forget."

HOMES FLATTENED --

THOUSANDS OF TREES UPROOTED --

BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN DAMAGE --

14:42:29 "It was very very tough didn't have air conditioning for about 5 weeks"

NOW -- A DECADE LATER.

NBC 2 TAKES A LOOK BACK AT THE HISTORIC STORM --

HOW THE COMMUNITY CAME TOGETHER TO RECOVER.

AND THE LESSONS WE LEARNED.

Joe Tulanowski/Tropical Isles

15:42-15:49

"All it takes is that one. It only takes one." Return to index of stories...


TEAM COVERAGE TOSS-PLASMA


HURRICANE CHARLEY MADE LANDFALL IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA AROUND 3-45 IN THE AFTERNOON ON AUGUST 13TH, 2004.

THE STORM WAS FORECAST TO HIT TAMPA --

BUT A LAST MINUTE TURN POINTED THE CATEGORY FOUR HURRICANE DIRECTLY AT US. Return to index of stories...


TEAM COVERAGE TOSS-OC, trx TBX


THE CLEAN-UP TOOK MONTHS --

AND COST MORE THAN 14-BILLION DOLLARS -- MAKING IT ONE OF THE MOST EXPENSIVE HURRICANES IN U-S HISTORY.

TONIGHT -- WE HAVE LIVE TEAM COVERAGE --

NBC 2'S JOE ROETZ IS LIVE IN ARCADIA -- WHERE CHARLEY DESTROYED FARMS AND CITRUS CROPS.

BUT WE BEGIN WITH STACEY DEFFENBAUGH -- WHO'S ANCHORING OUR TEAM COVERAGE LIVE IN PUNTA GORDA -- WHERE FORMER GOVERNOR JEB BUSH MADE A STOP TODAY. Return to index of stories...


JEB BUSH VISIT-REM-LIVE, VO-WIPE


FORMER GOVERNOR JEB BUSH RECEIVED A WARM WELCOME TODAY -- HERE IN PUNTA GORDA.

HE MADE THE TRIP WITH FLORIDA AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER ADAM PUTNAM -- MEETING WITH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND THE ECONOMIC COUNCIL.

WHEN BUSH WAS GOVERNOR -- HE VISITED CHARLOTTE COUNTY 7 TIMES AFTER HURRICANE CHARLEY.

TODAY -- HE SAYS HE'S AMAZED BY THE RECOVERY. Return to index of stories...


JEB BUSH VISIT-SOT


Jeb Bush:

45-

"The schools are all new, all the public buildings are 1st rate, the population is growing again, its really heartwarming to see." Return to index of stories...


CHARLEY: PUNTA GORDA-REM-LIVE


THE EYE OF THE STORM PASSED RIGHT THROUGH PUNTA GORDA -- Return to index of stories...


CHARLEY: PUNTA GORDA-BNR-PKG


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CHARLEY: PUNTA GORDA-REM-LIVE


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TOSS TO JOE-REM-LIVE


IT TOOK 18 DAYS AFTER THE STORM FOR SOME PEOPLE TO GET POWER BACK.

ONE OF THE TOWNS HIT ESPECIALLY HARD WAS ARCADIA IN DESOTO COUNTY.

NBC 2'S JOE ROETZ IS LIVE IN THE DOWNTOWN WITH A LOOKBACK --

AND HOW THE AREA HAS REBUILT.

JOE? Return to index of stories...


CHARLEY: ARCADIA-LIVEU 2


STILL SCARS OF HURRICANE CHARLEY'S WRATH TEN YEARS LATER.

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CHARLEY: ARCADIA-BNR-PKG


A SPRUCED UP SHOP CENTERED IN DOWNTOWN ARCADIA --

THIS WASN'T ALWAYS THE SCENE AT PAM AMES' PEDDLER'S BOUTIQUE.

NATS - HURRICANE

we lost everything. I think we could salvage one or two pieces.

HER STORE WAS A SMALL PIECE OF THE DEVESTATION ARCADIA FELT.

SPLINTERED WOOD AND TOPPLED TREES LITTERED THE CITY.

ARCADIA'S ICONIC WATER TOWER -- REDUCED TO RUBBLE.

WELL OVER HALF OF ALL HOMES IN ARCADIA WERE DESTROYED.

90 PERCENT OF ALL HOMES IN THE CITY GOT SOME SORT OF DAMAGE.

literally if it blew half the mobile home away, then they took tarp so they could hang it over and live inside.

EMERGENCY OPERATIONS DIRECTOR DOUG CHRIST SPOKE WITH US IN THE COUNTY'S NEW EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER -- PAID FOR WITH MONEY MADE AVAILABLE BY GOVERNOR JEB BUSH DIRECTLY FOLLOWING CHARLEY.

FEET FROM THIS NEW BUILDING IS THE TURNER AGRI-CIVIC CENTER -- WHICH HOUSED 12-HUNDRED PEOPLE THE DAY THE STORM SWEPT THROUGH --

BUT BEGAN FALLING APART WHEN WINDS HIT 80 MILES PER HOUR.

me professionally I was shocked - I could not believe that building was coming apart and personally? I felt like I had sent my friends to their deaths.

TODAY -- THE AGRI-CIVIC CENTER HAS BEEN REBUILT.

THE SAME GOES FOR ARCADIA'S LANDMARK RODEO -- ALL BUT FLATTENED ON AUGUST 13TH.

THE SEATS STAND TALL ONCE AGAIN--

JUST LIKE PAM AMES SHOP IN A NEW HOME.

we are loving it. This building has a lot of history to it. It was the Old Schlossberg Building. Return to index of stories...


CHARLEY: ARCADIA-LIVEU 2


TODAY IS STILL A REBUILDING PROCESS.

THE UNDERGROUND SEWER AND WATER SYSTEM TOOK A BIG HIT IN 2004.

TO ENSURE IT HOLDS UP IF ANOTHER HURRICANE HITS -- OFFICIALS ARE WORKING ON PLANS TO RE-ENFORCE THAT NOW.

LIVE IN ARCIADIA, JOE ROETZ, NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


LEE DEBRIS REMOVAL-O-AniBX, VO-WIPE


THE CLEAN-UP FROM HURRICANE CHARLEY WAS UNPRECEDENTED IN LEE COUNTY.

TRASH AND DEBRIS - EVERYWHERE YOU LOOKED.

ONE MILLION CUBIC YARDS OF WASTE COLLECTED.

IF PILED HIGH -- THAT"S THE EQUIVALENT OF A 50 STORY BUILDING -- OR THE SIZE OF A FOOTBALL FIELD. Return to index of stories...


LEE DEBRIS REMOVAL-SOTVO


Erich Tscherteu/Environmental Specialist

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"Our days started at 6 AM and ended at 8 or 9 every night.

Alan Fleming/Environmental Specialist

30-

"Tear jerker ya know. Got to my heart. You have people coming up to you who worked their whole lives for this and now its gone."

LEE COUNTY SAYS IT TOOK 9 MONTHS TO PROCESS ALL THE TRASH. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO HOLLIE-trx VOTOPS, E-AniBX


IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE HURRICANE HIT -- THE NATIONAL GUARD BLOCKED THE BASE OF THE BRIDGE TO FORT MYERS BEACH.

RESIDENTS WERE OUTRAGED.

THEY COULDN'T GET BACK TO CHECK ON THEIR HOMES AND BUSINESSES FOR DAYS.

LAST MONTH, NBC 2 EXPOSED THAT THE TOWN'S EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN IS OUTDATED SHOULD ANOTHER HURRICANE HIT.

TODAY -- THE COUNCIL HELD A MEETING TO DISCUSS CHANGES -- AND FOUND IT'S WORSE THAN THEY THOUGHT.

NBC-2S HOLLIE HOJEK GIVES US AN IDEA WHAT THEYRE DEALING WITH. Return to index of stories...


FMB EMERGENCY PLAN-LIVEU 1


IT COULD BE A WHILE BEFORE A NEW- MORE COMPREHENSIVE EMERGENCY PACKET

IS READY TO GO.

THE TOWN DISCUSSED ITS FIRST ROUGH DRAFT--

ONE COUNCIL MEMBER SAID IT WAS A NIGHTMARE TO SIFT THROUGH THE 170

PLUS PAGE PACKET-

SHE UNCOVERED MORE PROBLEMS THAN THEY ORIGINALLY THOUGHT. Return to index of stories...


FMB EMERGENCY PLAN-BNR-PKG


Rexann Hosafros, FMB Town Council Member

:23:33 its life or death.

FORT MYERS BEACH TOWN COUNCIL MEMBER, REXAN HOSAFROS

KNOWS HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO HAVE AN UP-TO-DATE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

PLAN FOR ITS RESIDENTS.

THAT'S WHY SHE'S UPSET.

Hosafros

:19:00 Its very frustrating. but its a very important thing that needs

to be done.

NBC2 TO FIRST UNCOVERED THE TOWNS EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN WAS

OUTDATED LAST MONTH.

NOW THE TOWN IS TAKING A SECOND LOOK--

Hosafros

:20:53 my biggest concern is that citizens don't necessarily know what to do.

HOSAFROS TOOK ON THE TASK TO GO THROUGH THE 170 PLUS PAGES AND FIND

OUT WHAT'S WRONG.

SHE SAID IT WAS A "NIGHTMARE."

Hosafros

:18:43 I found it to be a much bigger project than I anticipated. It's

been a very long time since we've redone the plan and lots of things

need to be addressed.

THE BIGGEST ISSUES-

SAFETY LOCATIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION FOR RESIDENTS WERE WRONG OR OUTDATED.

SOME ORDINANCES THAT WERE REFERENCED- HAVE BEEN REPEALED.

THE HOLIDAY INN ON THE ISLAND WAS LISTED AS A PLACE TO GET FOOD AND WATER-

THE HOTEL NO LONGER EXISTS.

Hosafros

:20:06 so little details like that need to be fixed.

Hollie Hojek

Another problem brought up today- is who is in care during an

emergency. As it sits there are two versions showing different people

doing different things and they dont match up. One council woman

suggested getting rid of the two and coming up with a new version

entirely.

Hosafros

:22:42 it needs to be clarified.

RESIDENTS ARE SURPRISED THE TOWN LET IT GET TO THIS POINT IN THE FIRST PLACE.

Bradley

:29:50 well yea you think somebody would be on top of that, make it a

main priority during the summer.

THE TOWN SAID THEY HAVEN'T HAD A SIGNIFICANT STORM SINCE HURRICANE

CHARLEY- TEN YEARS AGO- WHICH IS LIKELY THE REASON THE PACKET HAS NOT

BEEN UPDATED.

Bradley

:30:44 i would hate to be unprepared when something like that happens.

THE NEW VERSION WILL BE ROUGHLY 20 PAGES-

AND HOPEFULLY MORE COMPREHENSIVE.

COUNCIL PLANS TO MAKE BOTH A SHORT AND LONG VERSION AVAILABLE TO RESIDENTS. Return to index of stories...


FMB EMERGENCY PLAN-LIVEU 1


THE COUNCIL MEMBERS WILL TAKE A LOOK AT THE DRAFT AGAIN AT NEXT

MONTH'S MEETING.

FOR NOW -- RESIDENTS CAN GO ONLINE TO THE TOWN'S WEBSITE FOR SAFETY INFORMATION.

THE TOWN DID SAY TODAY -- IT MAY START DOING ANNUAL REVIEWS OF THE

PACKET -- TO MAKE SURE EVERYTHING IS AS UP TO DATE AS POSSIBLE IN CASE

OF AN EMERGENCY.

REPORTING LIVE ON FMB HH NBC2. Return to index of stories...


CHARLEY COVERAGE-OC


WE'LL HAVE MORE ON THE TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF HURRICANE CHARLEY THROUGHOUT THE NEWSCAST.

COMING UP -- HOW PINE ISLAND HAS CHANGED OVER THE LAST DECADE.

PLUS -- A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO OUR LATE COLLEAGUE JIM REIF -- WHOSE FORECASTING THAT DAY HELPED SAVE LIVES. Return to index of stories...


JEB BUSH EXCLUSIVE-trx SOT, OC


Jeb Bush/Former Florida Governor

29:56-

"I'm not going to make a decision until later this year."

TONIGHT -- AN NBC 2 EXCLUSIVE --

FORMER FLORIDA GOVERNOR JEB BUSH TELLS ONLY OUR CAMERAS -- HE'S STILL CONSIDERING A RUN FOR PRESIDENT IN 2016.

CHIEF POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT DAVE ELIAS TRACKED DOWN THE G-O-P CONTENDER DURING HIS VISIT TO CHARLOTTE COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


JEB BUSH EXCLUSIVE-BNR-PKG


jeb Bush / 30:03 It's going to be a decision about family and can I do it joyfully. 30:05

JEB BUSH IS STILL UNSURE ABOUT A PRESIDENTIAL BID IN 2016.

ADMITTING TO ME HE DOES HAVE DETRACTORS; INCLUDING HIS OWN MOTHER, FORMER FIRST LADY BARBARA BUSH WHO ADVISED HIM AGAINST IT.

30:12 I probably get an email or two a day telling me not to as well. 30:15

FOR NOW HE'S WEIGHING HIS OPTIONS.

29:56 I'm not going to make a decision until later this year. 29:58

charlene Morielli/Fort Myers 40:56 I'd rather not have another Bush in the white house. I'm all for Hillary Clinton. 41:01

WHILE CLINTON HASN'T SAID SHE'LL RUN EITHER;

hillary Clinton nat break.

SHE IS A LIKELY CONTENDER FOR THE DEMOCRATS.

laura Weir/Political Science Professor / 36:05 What we would have is a game of Thrones between the Clinton's and the Bush's. 36:09

POLITICAL SCIENCE PROFESSOR LAURA WEIR PREDICTS CLINTON COULD HAVE AN UPHILL BATTLE AGAINST BUSH.

laura Weir / 37:11 Jeb has been sitting on the sidelines observing and learning and he doesn't have the baggage to come with him. 37:18

lee County Republican Chair Roy Hyman tells me that while Jeb Bush would be a favorite son here in Florida; He says there are a number of issues that Bush would have to clarify; among them: Immigration into the United States

AN ISSUE HE CLARIFIED FOR ME TODAY.

jeb Bush / 34:24 Our process is broken. So I think we should be much more forceful in dealing with this in a very compassionate way. But let me be clear you can't just cross a whole country and then be allowed in. 34:36

JUST ONE OF MANY ISSUES SURE TO BE DEBATED IN 2016.

IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY DAVE ELIAS NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2 SHOT


WHEN WE COME BACK --

OUR SPECIAL COVERAGE OF HURRICANE CHARLEY: TEN YEARS LATER CONTINUES --

WITH A TRIP OUT TO PINE ISLAND.

44:19-

"You couldn't get here by car. You had to park the car and sort of chop your way through all of this fallen debris."

WHAT IT TOOK TO REBULD THE ISLAND COMMUNITY -- AND WHY SOME SAY IT'S BETTER THAN EVER

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TZ1 A) CHARLEY: PINE ISLAND-SOTVO


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TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC


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6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE


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STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS


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ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-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. Return to index of stories...


CHARLEY: MAKING THE CALL-3SHOT, SOT


-----PETER, HEATHER & ROBERT TALK ABOUT HURRICANE CHARLIE ---

NATIONAL FORECASTORS THOUGHT IT WAS ON TRACK TO HIT TAMPA.

ROBERT AND JIM REIF PREDICTED THE TURN TOWARDS LEE AND CHARLOTTE COUNTIES --

THEY'RE CREDITED WITH SAVING THOUSANDS OF LIVES.

03:08:37 We're looking at a two hour trend where this hurricane is no longer moving straight to the north. It seems to be taking a track more to the NNE and that's a turn that concerns us very greatly. 03:08:53

PETER ASKS ROBERT QUESTION. Return to index of stories...


CHARLEY: PINE ISLAND-3SHOT


IN THE DAYS AFTER CHARLEY -- NBC2 SPOKE WITH DOZENS OF PEOPLE WHO LOST THEIR HOMES AND BUSINESSES.

NBC2'S CHRISTY ANDREWS WENT TO PINE ISLAND TO TRACK DOWN SOME OF THOSE SAME PEOPLE TO SEE HOW THEY ARE DOING TODAY. Return to index of stories...


CHARLEY: PINE ISLAND-BNR-PKG


TRT 1:56

:27-:36

AUGUST 2004

Joe Tulanowski

Tropic Isle RV Park Resident

05:29-05:34

Every year when the anniversary rolls around you start thinking remember the big one that came through? Remember Charley?

THAT DAY TEN YEARS AGO-

JOE TULANOWSKI WAS HERE.

Joe Tulanowski

Tropic Isle RV Park Resident

06:14-06:18

I spent most of the day rounding up and flipping picnic tables over.

HE LIVES IN AND WORKS FOR TROPIC ISLE R-V PARK IN BOOKELIA.

TODAY-MEMORIES OF CHARLEY-COME WITH LAUGHTER.

NAT laughing

BUT THE JOE WE MET TEN YEARS AGO- WAS FILLED WITH HOPELESSNESS.

Joe Tulanowski

August 2004

My whole world, might as well put it in a garbage bag because that's where it belongs right now.

HE TOOK US ON A TOUR OF HIS COMMUNITY-JUST DAYS AFTER THE STORM.

NAT

JOE, HIS WIFE AND THEIR DOG RODE OUT CHARLEY IN THE COMMUNITY CLUB HOUSE.

Joe Tulanowski

Tropic Isle RV Park Resident

07:16-07:20

It took the roof off the clubhouse. All the windows came in.

THE STORM TOOK THEIR TRAILER-THEIR BELONGINGS-- THEIR MEMORIES.

EVEN PHOTOS OF THEIR TWO CHILDREN WHO DIED YEARS BEFORE.

Joe Tulanowski

Tropic Isle RV Park Resident

11:59-12:11

Those are the things that bring the little heart pains. Those are the things that make you feel boy I sure wish I would have taken those with me. Because you can't get them back.

DOWN THE ROAD-

ROB WELLS WAS DEALING WITH HIS OWN DEVASTATION-AT TARPON LODGE ON PINELAND​

Rob Wells

Owner, Tarpon Lodge

44:33-44:36

The roof was just gone. The wind blew the roof off it.

NAT

54:20

The building over here on this property that's no longer there.

IT TOOK ALMOST A YEAR TO REPAIR THE DAMAGE-

FROM A STORM-HE SAYS THEY NEVER EXPECTED.

Rob Wells

Owner, Tarpon Lodge

56:37-56:42

We did do some preparations but not near what I think we probably should have in hindsight.

Stand Up

Christy Andrews

Most of the damage here has been cleaned up-but there is still one area where Charley left its mark. This tree was nearly cut in half during the storm.

NAT showing pictures

PICTURES NOW HANG ON THE WALLS-REBUILT INSIDE THE LODGE.

PHOTOS FROM THAT DAY-- HE NOW CALLS HISTORY.

NAT

AND WHILE IT'S PICTURES JOE TULANOWSKI CAN'T GET BACK-

TEN YEARS LATER-HE'S FINALLY O-K WITH THAT.

Joe Tulanowski

Tropic Isle RV Park Resident

12:15-12:24

The pictures are in your mind. They are never going to go away from your mind. You'll always be able to say 'remember that picture we were looking at when they were all dressed up for Halloween?'"

ON PINE ISLAND, CHRISTY ANDREWS, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


CHARLEY: PINE ISLAND-OC


IF YOU'D LIKE TO CHECK OUT SOME OF THE MEMORABLE MOMENTS OF HURRICANE CHARLEY -- OR SHARE SOME OF YOUR STORIES -- YOU CAN ALWAYS GO TO OUR WEBSITE, NBC DASH-TWO DOT-COM. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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SPORTS


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NBA SCHEDULE-ON CAM


THE NBA SCHEDULE HAS BEEN RELEASED FOR THIS UPCOMING SEASON.

LEBRON JAMES MAKES HIS RETURN TO CLEVELAND TO PLAY FOR THE CAVS VS THE NEW YORK KNICKS ON THURSDAY NIGHT. OCTOBER 30TH. Return to index of stories...


NBA SCHEDULE-VOTOPS


AND FOR OUR CHRISTMAS EVENING DELIGHT.

LEBRON'S RETURN TO SOUTH BEACH TO PLAY HIS FORMER TEAMMATES DWYANE WADE.CHRIS BOSH AND THE MIAMI HEAT.

THAT GAME WILL BE PART OF THE TRADITIONAL TRIPLE-HEADER THAT WILL BE SEEN ON OUR SISTER STATION ABC SEVEN. Return to index of stories...


KEVIN WARD FATHER-ON CAM


FOUR DAYS AFTER THE DIRT TRACK CRASH THAT COST HIS SON. KEVIN WARD JUNIOR HIS LIFE. KEVIN WARD SENIOR SPOKE EXTENSIVELY ABOUT THE FATAL ACCIDENT THAT INVOLVED NASCAR DRIVER TONY STEWART. Return to index of stories...


KEVIN WARD FATHER-CGTOPS


KEVIN WARD SENIOR.WHO DID NOT SEE THE ACCIDENT.BUT WAS AT THE TRACK.TOLD THE SYRACUSE POST-STANDARD.

"Apparently, Tony Stewart was the only one driving out there who didn't see him," Ward Sr. said. Return to index of stories...


KEVIN WARD FATHER-VOTOPS


MEANWHILE.IN BOONVILLE NEW YORK.

THE WARD FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE COMING TOGETHER FOR THE VISITATION FOR KEVIN WARD JUNIOR.

THE 20-YEAR OLD RACE CAR DRIVER WILL BE LAID TO REST TOMORROW MORNING. Return to index of stories...


MIRACLE GAMES-ON CAM-on cam vo


THE MIRACLE AND SAINT LUCIE METS ARE PLAYING TWO GAMES. TONIGHT'S PROMOTION.LADIES AND MIDDLE CHILDREN ALL GET IN FOR FREE ON MIDDLE CHILD APPRECIATION NIGHT.

REMEMBER.THEY ARE PLAYING THE REST OF THE SEASON AT JET BLUE PARK. WHERE EARLIER TODAY.THE MIRACLE CHALLENGED THIS MIDDLE CHILD TO.THE ICE BUCKET. Return to index of stories...


MIRACLE GAMES-SOT


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ICE BUCKET-ON CAM


KEN KAVANAGH HAS ALREADY DONE IT.

I GUESS I HAVE 24 HOURS TO GET THAT DONE. STAY TUNED. Return to index of stories...


DOLPHINS ON NBC2-SSTOPS


KEEP IT TUNED TO NBC TWO.

IF YOU ARE A DOLPHINS OR BUCCANEERS FAN.YOU HAVE REASON TO WATCH SATURDAY NIGHT'S SECOND PRE-SEASON GAME FOR BOTH.

COVERAGE BEGINS AT 7-30.

WITH THE SPANISH AUDIO BROADCAST AVAILABLE ON NBC TWO NEWS NOW. Return to index of stories...


FMHS AD JOB-ON CAM VO


THE WEEK BEFORE THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL YEAR BEGINS.THE SCHOOL DISTRICT CONFIRMS THAT FORT MYERS HIGH HAS AN OPENING FOR AN ATHLETIC DIRECTOR.

DAVID BURNS ALLOWED HIS CERTIFICATION TO RUN OUT. THE SCHOOL DISTRICT REQUIRES HE HAS IT. SO HE'S BEEN REMOVED FROM THE POSITION.

BURNS TOLD ME HE'S IN THE PROCESS OF GETTING THE PAPERWORK DONE. AND WOULD RE-APPLY FOR THE JOB.IF IT REMAINED OPEN. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM


THE 13-14 FORT MYERS AMERICAN LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL TEAM TOOK THEIR FIRST LOSS OF THE WORLD SERIES IN KIRKLAND-WASHINGTON. 9-1 TO CANADA. THE LADIES STILL SHOULD BE THE TOP SEED OUT OF THEIR POOL. Return to index of stories...


AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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11 PM TEASE-VO


AGING PIPES IN CAPE CORAL.

TONIGHT AT 11 --

NBC 2 UNCOVERS NEW INFORMATION ABOUT AN ONGOING PROJECT TO REPLACE MILES OF WATER PIPELINE TO PREVENT FUTURE BREAKS. Return to index of stories...


JIM REIF TRIBUTE-2SHOT, VO-WIPE


TODAY -- ON THIS 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF HURRICANE CHARLEY -- WE REMEMBER NBC 2 METEOROLOGIST JIM REIF -- WHO TRACKED THE TURN OF THE STORM AND SAVE THOUSANDS OF LIVES THAT DAY.

JIM DIED AFTER A BICYCLE ACCIDENT IN APRIL.

TODAY -- HE WAS HONORED IN PUNTA GORDA.

HIS NEPHEW AND FIANCEE UNVEILED THE PLAQUE AT 4:25 --

THE EXACT TIME THE STORM CHARLIE TORE THROUGH THE CITY 10 YEARS AGO.

HE WAS ALSO HONORED IN LEE COUNTY.

COMMISSIONERS NAMED TODAY -- JIM REIF DAY. Return to index of stories...


JIM REIF TRIBUTE-SOTVO


Jane Hess, Jim Reif's Fiancée

"As long a there's people around who remember hurricane

Charley and what it did to this community and what it did for this

area Jim's name will be brought up over and over again and with good

reason and we love him for it."

THERE WAS ALSO A PROCLAMATION -- NAMING TODAY "JIM REIF DAY" IN PUNTA GORDA.

LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ALSO DECLARED TODAY -- "JIM RIEF DAY." Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-4SHOT


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