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DIRECTORS PAGE METH BUST-PKG
NEWS AT 5:00 PM OPEN-CLIP JIM ILIAS FUNERAL-BNC VO
TS 1) METH LAB BUST-VOTOPS IDENTITY OF DRIVER-VO
TS 2) ABANDONDED DOG-SS TOPS DOGS BEING STOLEN-VOWIPE
TS 3) PURSE THIEF CAUGHT-SS TOPS DOGS BEING STOLEN-SOTVO
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP 17 YEAR OLD GUN AMMO-VOWIPE
WINTER STORM-ANIBOX BNC 17 YEAR OLD GUN AMMO-SOTVO
a) detroit-vo WOMAN LETS DOGS OUT-VOWIPE
b) chicago-vo WOMAN LETS DOGS OUT-SOTVO
WINTER STORM-PKG CHARCO DRUGS MAILED-(4)SS
FL TRAIN DERAILMENT-VO TEACHERS FIRED-OTS
FL DEPUTY KILLED-VOWIPE CHRISTINE RIEMER PLEA DEAL-(2)SS
FL DEPUTY KILLED-SOTVO CAPE RECOUNT-VO
COP SHOOTS FAMILY DOG-NATSVO LIGHTNING DETECTION-VOWIPE
COP SHOOTS FAMILY DOG-SOTVO LIGHTNING DETECTION-SOTVO
CHRIS CHRISTIE BRIDGE SCANDAL-VO HOMELESS PEOPLE-VOWIPE
FBI LASER CAMPAIGN-NATS-VO HOMELESS PEOPLE-SOTVO
FBI LASER CAMPAIGN-SOTVO COLLIER SEAWALLS-VOWIPE
CAPTURE OF FBI MOST WANTED-VO COLLIER SEAWALLS-SOTVO
BOSTON BOMBING LATEST-VO CAPE SIDEWALKS-VO
JAMES HOLMES EVIDENCE-VO NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP
POLICE CHASE ON BICYCLE-VO TEASE ONE
SHIRLEY TEMPLE DIES-TCMON TZ1 A STRESSED OUT TEENS-SOTVO TOPS
SHIRLEY TEMPLE DIES-PKG TZ1 B SEXY HEALTH ALERT-VOTOPS
NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP WX TEASE-WXWALL
TEASE FOUR------------ JP STORMWARN OPEN-CLIP
TZ4 A HILLARY CLINTON DOCUMENTS-SOTVO WEATHER-PWC
TZ4 B SAMUEL JACKSON-NATSVO WEATHER-WXWALL
WEATHER TEASE-WXWALL STRESSED OUT TEENS-TC MON
STORM WARN JP OPEN-CLIP STRESSED OUT TEENS-PKG
FORECAST-PHC STRESSED OUT TEENS-OC TAG
FORECAST-WXWALL SEXY HEALTHY HEART-VOWIPE
HILLARY CLINTON DOCUMENTS-TCMON SEXY HEALTHY HEART-SOTVO
HILLARY CLINTON DOCUMENTS-PKG COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP
BOB COSTAS EYES-VO TEASE TWO-POP
SAMUEL L. JACKSON MISTAKE-SOTVO WIPE TZ2 SPORTS-VO
OSCAR STATUES BEING MADE-VO SS WORLD NEWS TEASE-BLK-SOT
NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP TONIGHT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP
TEASE FIVE------------ TZ 7 1) ABANDONED DOGS-SS-TOPS-WIPE
TZ5 A POT MUNCHIES-SOTVO TZ 7 2) BUS DRIVER FIGHT VIDEO-VOTOPS
POT MUNCHIES-BNC SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
POT MUNCHIES-PKG TWINS SPRING-VOTOPS
POT MUNCHIES-OC TAG TWINS SPRING-POPMON
NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP TWINS SPRING-VOTOPS
COMING UP AT 6PM------------ TWINS SPRING-SOTTOPS
TZ 6 1) 17 YEAR OLD GUN AMMO-SOTVO ACE GROUP-VOTOPS
TZ 6 2) WOMAN LETS DOGS OUT-SOTVO ACE GROUP-SOTOPS
TZ 6 3) STRESSED OUT TEENS-VOTOPS FLORIDA GATORS-POPMON
CLOSE-2SHOT FLORIDA GATORS-VOTOPS
HEADLINES FLORIDA GATORS-SOTTOPS
HL1) DOGS BEING STOLEN-SOTVO MICHAEL SAM-VOTOPS
HL2) HOMELESS PEOPLE-VOTOPS MICHAEL SAM-SOTTOPS
HL3) STRESSED OUT TEENS-SOTVO BROWNS-VOTOPS
BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS
METH BUST-VOTOPS TCMON GOODBYE-4SHOT


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NEWS AT 5:00 PM OPEN-CLIP


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TS 1) METH LAB BUST-VOTOPS


A STARTLING DISCOVERY IN AN UPSCALE FORT MYERS NEIGHBORHOOD.

FORT MYERS POLICE SAY TWO SQUATTERS BROKE INTO A CONDEMNDED HOUSE -- AND MADE METH.

THE HOUSE IS ON THE WEST SIDE OF MCGREGOR -- NEAR THE FORT MYERS COUNTRY CLUB.

OFFICERS GOT A TIP FROM SOME NEIGHBORS YESTERDAY.

THIS MORNING THEY FOUND TWO PEOPLE INSIDE.

STEVEN KNITE AND VICTORIA BOYD WERE ARRESTED AND FACE CHARGES OF BURGLARY.

KNITE IS ALSO FACING CHARGES OF MAKING AND HAVING METH. Return to index of stories...


TS 2) ABANDONDED DOG-SS TOPS


RIGHT NOW --

LEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES IS TRYING TO TRACK DOWN THE PERSON THAT ABANDONED THIS DOG.

THE LHASA APSO WAS FOUND IN THE WOODS.

SHE WAS BLIND AND SEVERELY MATTED.

ANIMAL SERVICES HAD TO EUTHANIZE HER. Return to index of stories...


TS 3) PURSE THIEF CAUGHT-SS TOPS


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50-YEAR-OLD TERRY CARTRIGHT TURNED HIMSELF IN TO LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES TODAY -- AFTER SEEING HIMSELF ON THE NEWS.

CARTRIGHT WAS ARRESTED FOR TAKING AN 80-YEAR-OLD WOMAN'S PURSE OUT OF A GROCERY CART AT PUBLIX LAST MONTH.

HE TOLD DETECTIVES HE THOUGHT THE PURSE BELONGED TO SOMEONE ELSE.

HE'S CHARGED WITH GRAND THEFT.

IT'S HIS 15TH ARREST IN LEE COUNTY SINCE 1988. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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WINTER STORM-ANIBOX BNC


OUR BIG STORY AT 530 --

THE MIDWEST FELT MOTHER NATURE'S WRATH.

WATER MAINS BROKE IN DETROIT.

STREETS FLOODED IN CHICAGO.

DRIVERS WERE LEFT STRANDED EVERYWHERE -- STUCK IN THICK ICE.

THE DEEP FREEZE HAS NOT BEEN KIND.

A FRONT END LOADER EVEN HAD TO HELP GET A COP CAR OUT OF THE ICE IN DETROIT.

BRUTAL WINTER STORM UP THERE.

ALSO --

DOWN IN GEORGIA.

AGAIN.

BUT AS A-B-C'S DEVIN DWYER TELLS US -- UNLIKE TWO WEEKS AGO -- MANY SAY THEY ARE NOW WELL PREPARED THERE. Return to index of stories...


a) detroit-vo


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b) chicago-vo


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WINTER STORM-PKG


From Texas to North Carolina today, a dire warning for millions of Americans

across the South: stay off the roads and stay home.

SOT-Alabama Official/ If you need to travel we are encouraging folks to take

precautions. take some water peanut butter crackers. a blanket. take

some things with you just in case you do get stranded somewhere

Some resident didn't heed the warnings. It was white-knuckle driving in

northern Alabama. South of Chattanooga, Tennessee a wrecked

semi shutdown I-75.

Forecasters say this latest storm is a one-two-punch. First, dumping rare

measurable snow. Then, coating everything in ice by Wednesday night.

SOT/ - Gov. Deal from 3pm presser

While the weather may be unpredictable, officials say there'll almost

certainly be widespread power outages. North Carolina's governor today

urged residents to find safe ways to stay warm.

SOT/NC Gov. McCory - 10:22:57 / We recommend you use flashlights instead of

candles. We also recommend that you have multiple layers of clothing in

case your heat does go out.

Ahead of the storm, it was a mad scramble for supplies. Grocery stores out

of staples like bread and milk. At hardware stores, salt and shovels are

gone.

SOT/Firewood lady to Devin - I went out and bought things I can put under my

tires in case I get snowed in unfortunately, they are about out of

everything

This latest arctic blast stretches so far south, that farmers in Texas spent

the day building protective tents for their crops of melons.

SOT/ - they cannot

stand the cold weather and probably are going to die.

The National Weather Service calling this latest storm potentially historic

and catastrophic. And it's not over yet.

Phyllis Little

Cullman County EMA Director

:10-:17

BILL RHYNE

SC HIGHWAY PATROL

GOV PAT MCCORY

:50-1:01

MOS

CARLOS LAZCANO

DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH J&D PRODUCE

1:23-1:26

DEVIN DWYER

ABC NEWS, ATLANTA

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FL TRAIN DERAILMENT-VO


HAPPENING IN JACKSONVILLE TONIGHT--

HAZMAT CREWS ARE WORKING TO CLEAR A TRAIN DERAILMENT.

TAKE A LOOK AT THESE ARIEL SHOTS FROM THIS MORNING.

THE CARS CARRIED ETHANOL.

SOME OF THE FLAMMABLE PRODUCT SPILLED - NONE CONTAMINATED THE NEARBY SAINT JOHNS RIVER.

A CONTAINMENT AREA IS SET UP AROUND THE DERAILMENT.

FIREFIGHTERS HOPPE TO HAVE IT CLEARED SOON. Return to index of stories...


FL DEPUTY KILLED-VOWIPE


AN ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA DEPUTY IS DEAD --

SHOT IN THE LINE OF DUTY.

TOUGH TO SEE.

DEPUTIES WERE INVESTIGATING REPORTS OF A CAR BURGLARY IN APOPKA --

AN ORLANDO SUBURB.

THAT'S WHEN THE PERSON THEY WERE LOOKING FOR.

THE SUSPECT SAW THEM TOO, FIRED HIS GUN, HITTING AND KILLING THE DEPUTY. Return to index of stories...


FL DEPUTY KILLED-SOTVO


Shots fired, right after that, immediately after that another shot was heard. Other shots were heard and we also found the suspect. Our deputy had been deceased.

DEPUTIES THINK THE SHOOTER LATER KILLED HIMSELF. Return to index of stories...


COP SHOOTS FAMILY DOG-NATSVO


AN OFFICER SHOT A DOG.

NOT JUST ANY DOG - A SERVICE DOG.

IT'S SPARKING OUTRAGE TONIGHT AND IT'S ALL CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

WATCH AND LISTEN.

NATS OF OFFICER YELLING AT DOG OWNER

OFFICER: ".I just shot your dog cause it tried to bite me!"

CLUBB: ".no it didn't"

ABC-7 WILL NOT SHOW YOU THE SHOOTING.

YOU CAN THE OFFICER KICKING A DOG - THEN PULLING OUT HIS GUN.

HE SHOOTS.

THE OFFICER GOT CALLS ABOUT TWO DOGS ROAMING AN IDAHO NEIGHBORHOOD.

THE OWNER WAS INSIDE CELEBRATING HIS SON'S BIRTHDAY. Return to index of stories...


COP SHOOTS FAMILY DOG-SOTVO


"Why do you shoot someone's pet just because they are being a little aggressive toward you. There had to be another option besides shooting my dog.

RICK CLUBB HAS PARKINSONS.

THE DOG WAS HIS TRAINED SERVICE ANIMAL.

THAT SAME OFFICER TICKETED HIM FOR LETTING HIS DOGS RUN FREE.

HE'LL FIGHT THAT CHARGE. Return to index of stories...


CHRIS CHRISTIE BRIDGE SCANDAL-VO


THE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST CHRIS CHRISTIE KEEP GETTING WORSE.

NEW JERSEY STATE ATTORNEYS ARE ISSUING A NEW ROUND OF SUPOENAS IN THE NEW JERSEY BRIDGE SCANDAL.

AMONG THE RECIPIENTS -- MEMBERS OF GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE'S OFFICE AND PORT AUTHORITY OFFICIALS.

STATE LAWMAKERS--

ARE STILL INVESTIGATING WHETHER CHRISTIE OFFICIALS ORCHESTRATED TRAFFIC JAMS ON THE GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE FOR POLITICAL RETRIBUTION.

CHRISTIE HAS DENIED KNOWLEDGE OF THE ALLEGED SCHEME. Return to index of stories...


FBI LASER CAMPAIGN-NATS-VO


LANDING A PLANE IS HARD.

IT'S NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE WHEN SOMEONE POINTS A LASER INTO THE COCKPIT.

NATS:

"Pilot: San Francisco, that laser is almost right underneath right us now."

THIS IS HAPPENING MORE THAN 10 TIMES EVERY DAY NATIONWIDE.

PEN SIZED POINTERS CAN LIGHT UP A COCKPIT AND TEMPORARILY BLIND THE PILOT.

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S HAD ENOUGH. Return to index of stories...


FBI LASER CAMPAIGN-SOTVO


SOT:

John Kitzinger/FBI Violent Crime

it's not just the danger to the pilots as well as the passengers, but to the people on the ground.

THE FBI IS OFFERING 10-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO ANYONE WHO REPORTS SOMEONE WHO LASERS OR HAS LASERED A PLANE.

FLASHING A LASER AT A PLANE IS A FELONY.

YOU'LL FACE FIVE YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON. Return to index of stories...


CAPTURE OF FBI MOST WANTED-VO


NEW SURVEILLANCE VIDEO TONIGHT --

OF THE U-S ARMY CAPTURING A SUSPECTED AL QAEDA OPERATIVE.

CHECK IT OUT.

IT ACTUALLY HAPPENED LAST OCTOBER.

VIDEO JUST CAME OUT NOW.

A VAN PULLS UP NEXT TO A CAR ON THE STREETS OF TRIPOLI, LIBYA.

WATCH AS US ARMY DELTA FORCE COMMANDOS JUMP OUT AND GRAB ANAS AL-LIBI --

AN ALLEGED AL QAEDA OPERATIVE.

IN SECONDS, THE SUSPECT IS CAPTURED. Return to index of stories...


BOSTON BOMBING LATEST-VO


NEW AT 5:30 -

ATTORNEYS FOR THE BOSTON BOMBING SUSPECT ARE LOOKING DELAY HIS TRIAL BY A YEAR AND A HALF.

DZHOKHAR TSARNAEV PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO 30 FEDERAL CHARGES STEMMING FROM THE APRIL TERROR ATTACK ON THE BOSTON MARATHON.

IT KILLED THREE AND INJURED HUNDREDS MORE.

PROSECUTORS EXPECT THE TRIAL TO LAST ABOUT 12 WEEKS.

IF CONVICTED -- HIS SENTENCING COULD LAST ALMOST TWO MONTHS. Return to index of stories...


JAMES HOLMES EVIDENCE-VO


IN THE TRIAL AGAINST THE SUSPECTED SHOOTER IN THE COLORADO MOVIE THEATER SHOOTINGS.

--JURORS WILL BE ABLE TO SEE PHOTOS ON JAMES HOLMES' CELL PHONE.

THEY INCLUDE "SELFIES" HOLMES TOOK POSING WITH WEAPONS BEFORE THE DEADLY SHOOTING.

THE JUDGE ALSO RULED PROSECUTORS CAN USE EVIDENCE FROM HOLMES' BANK RECORDS, EMAILS AND COMPUTERS.

THE 26-YEAR-OLD IS CHARGED WITH KILLING 12 PEOPLE AND INJURING 70 OTHERS WHEN HE OPENED FIRE IN AN AURORA MOVIE THEATER IN JULY 2012. Return to index of stories...


POLICE CHASE ON BICYCLE-VO


IT TAKES MORE THAN A BICYLE TO RUN AWAY FROM SACRAMENTO POLICE!

NEWS CAMERAS WERE ROLLING--

WHEN A 19-YEAR-OLD WAS RUNNING AWAY FROM POLICE OFFICERS AFTER CAUGHT COMMITTING A CRIME.

HE JUMPED A FENCE AND GRABBED A BYCICLE.

THE MAN PEDALED TOWARD A T-V PHOTOJOURNALIST.

OUT OF NOWHERE--

A POLICE OFFCIER TACKLED HIM!

A BYSTANDER AND SEVERAL MORE OFFICERS JOINED IN AND HELPED SUBDUE THE MAN.

IT'S NOT CLEAR WHAT CHARGES THE SUSPECT FACES. Return to index of stories...


SHIRLEY TEMPLE DIES-TCMON


THE DARLING OF THE DEPRESSION.

SHE SET THE STAGE FOR OTHER CHILD ACTORS.

SHIRLEY TEMPLE - THE GIRL WITH THE RINGLETS, DIMPLES AND VOICE -- PASSED AWAY LAST NIGHT AT AGE 85.

A-B-C'S LARA SPENCER BRINGS US A LOOK AT HER LIFE AND LEGACY. Return to index of stories...


SHIRLEY TEMPLE DIES-PKG


SCRIPT:

NATS GOOD SHIP LOLLIPOP

For a decade in the 1930's Shirley Temple was the biggest little thing to

hit the motion picture screen.

There was something about her energy and optimism something about her

golden curlsdimpled smile and twinkling eyes that helped people in the midst

of the Great Depression forget their problems

Nats

"Heidi"

"crying.grandfather.I'll never see you again."

Shirley Temple started dancing at two and acting at three, by the time she

was five she was stealing the show:

Nats "baby take a bow"

"I go where you go.any place will do"

Before filming a scene her mother would tell her "Sparkle, Shirley, Sparkle"

and she did dancing and singing her way through hit.

Nats "the littlest rebel"

dancing with bojangles

After hit.

Nats "Bright Eyes"

"I don't care what you saw there is a Santa Claus

After hit.:

Nats "curley top"

sings animal crackers in my soup

She was awarded a special miniature Oscar for her outstanding contribution

to the silver screen:

nats 1934 oscars

"Oh, thank you very much Mommy may I go home now laughter

For three straight years she lead the box office and children copied her

famous curls.

Nats Curley Top

" when I grow up"

LATER IN LIFE, SHIRLEY WOULD MARRY A SAN FRANCISCO BUSINESSMAN AND HAVE

THREE CHILDREN. SHE EVEN ENTERED THE WORLD OF POLITICS SERVING AS AN

AMBASSADOR TO PRESIDENT BUSH

BUT TO MOST SHE WILL ALWAYS BE THE QUINTESSENTIAL CHILD STAR

Shirley temple special oscar 1984

"my thanks to the industry for helping me have an enchanted and busy

childhood."

A childhood full of happy memories"I never had to work very hard "she once

said

"we all just seemed to play games."

Nats "The Little Rebel"

sings poly wally doodle all day

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TEASE FOUR------------


Indeed I did have a relationship with Miss Lewinsky that

was not appropriate

TONIGHT NEW INSIGHT INTO THE LEWINSKY AFFAIR--

FOR THE FIRST TIME WE'RE GETTING AN INSIDE LOOK AT WHAT HILLARY CLINTON REALLY THOUGHT ABOUT THE SCANDAL.

THEN THIS--

You're as crazy as the people on Twitter! I am not Laurence Fishburne!

NO, IT'S SAMUEL L JACKSON--

THIS REPORTERS BIG MISTAKE--

AND JACKSON'S BIG RANT--

NEXT AT 5-THIRTY.

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TZ4 A HILLARY CLINTON DOCUMENTS-SOTVO


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TZ4 B SAMUEL JACKSON-NATSVO


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WEATHER TEASE-WXWALL


TRACKING A COLD FRONT

The weather picture in southwest Florida will start to change tomorrow. We can expect some rain to move through and cooler temperatures by the end of the week.

Tonight's forecast still looks good. Skies will be mostly clear again this evening with low temperatures dropping to upper 50's inland and around 60 along the coast. The humidity has come up a bit today and some morning fog will be possible to start the day on Wednesday.

A cold front is developing west of Florida and will move toward the state tomorrow. By late day we will see clouds increase and temperatures topping out in the low 80's during the afternoon. The cold front should cross the area by Thursday morning and bring showers or thunderstorms. It's possible that some thunderstorms could punch through here with gusty winds and frequent lightning by Thursday morning.

Cooler weather is on the way for the end of the week as we track highs in the 70's for a few days. A few chilly mornings are expected - especially on Friday morning as lows dip into the 30's and 40's.

The weekend weather is looking fine with plenty of sunshine and seasonally pleasant temperatures. Return to index of stories...


STORM WARN JP OPEN-CLIP


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FORECAST-PHC


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


FORECAST-WXWALL


TRACKING A COLD FRONT

The weather picture in southwest Florida will start to change tomorrow. We can expect some rain to move through and cooler temperatures by the end of the week.

Tonight's forecast still looks good. Skies will be mostly clear again this evening with low temperatures dropping to upper 50's inland and around 60 along the coast. The humidity has come up a bit today and some morning fog will be possible to start the day on Wednesday.

A cold front is developing west of Florida and will move toward the state tomorrow. By late day we will see clouds increase and temperatures topping out in the low 80's during the afternoon. The cold front should cross the area by Thursday morning and bring showers or thunderstorms. It's possible that some thunderstorms could punch through here with gusty winds and frequent lightning by Thursday morning.

Cooler weather is on the way for the end of the week as we track highs in the 70's for a few days. A few chilly mornings are expected - especially on Friday morning as lows dip into the 30's and 40's.

The weekend weather is looking fine with plenty of sunshine and seasonally pleasant temperatures. Return to index of stories...


HILLARY CLINTON DOCUMENTS-TCMON


TONIGHT --

A DIARY COULD DOOM -- OR AT LEAST HURT -- HILARY CLINTON'S PRESIDENTIAL CHANCES IN 2016.

A-B-C'S JONATHAN KARL EXPLAINS WHY IT MAY SHED A NOT SO FLATTERING LIGHT ON THE FORMER FIRST LADY. Return to index of stories...


HILLARY CLINTON DOCUMENTS-PKG


SCRIPT:

For decades -- Diane Blair kept a diary chronicling in great detail her

close friendship with the former first lady, right up until Blair's death in

2000 -- but it remained under seal for years -- and was reported for

the first time Monday by the conservative website Washington Free Beacon.

Blair's diary portrays Mrs. Clinton as a hard-nosed political operative who

is, quote ".in despair that nobody in the WH tough and mean

enough." PAGE 14

The papers DESCRIBE personal conversations Blair writes that she had with

Mrs. Clinton during her time in the White House -- OFFERING new insight into

Hillary Clinton's mindset immediately after Bill Clinton admitted to having

an affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

NATS BILL CLINTON- Indeed I did have a relationship with Miss Lewinsky that was not appropriate, in fact it was wrong.

"It was a lapse, but she says to his credit he tried to break it off,

tried to pull away, tried to manage someone who was clearly a "narcissistic

loony toon"; but it was beyond control."

Blair also writes about Mrs. Clinton's frustration with critics who called

her too aggressive and too political:

"I'm a proud woman," Blair quotes Mrs. Clinton saying in 1996. "I

know it confuses people when I change my hairdos, I know I should pretend

not to have any opinions, but I'm not going to. I gave up my name, got

contact lenses, but I'm not going to pretend to be somebody that I'm not."

LIVE CLOSE --

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BOB COSTAS EYES-VO


TONIGHT - AN EYE INFECTION ENDS ONE OF SPORTS TELEVISION'S REMARKABLE STREAKS.

NBC'S BOB COSTAS WILL NOT HOST OLYMPIC PRIMETIME COVERAGE FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1988.

HE'S MADE 157 CONSECUTIVE PRIMETIME APPEARANCES.

COSTAS HAS AN EYE INFECTION THAT BEGAN BEFORE THE GAMES.

THE INFECTION GOT WORSE OVERNIGHT.

MATT LAUER REPLACES HIM TONIGHT.

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SAMUEL L. JACKSON MISTAKE-SOTVO WIPE


WHAT AN INCREDIBLY AWKWARD MOMENT ON THE NEWS IN L-A.

AN ENTERTAINMENT REPORTER IS INTERVIEWING ACTOR SAMUEL L JACKSON.

AND GETS HIM CONFUSED WITH ACTOR LAURENCE FISHBURNE!

AND JACKSON -- WAS NOT PLEASED.

TAKE A LOOK --

Reporter: Working for Marvel. the Super Bowl commercial. Did you get a lot of recognition over the Super Bowl commercial?

Jackson: What Super Bowl commercial?

Reporter: Oh! You know what? I didn't. my mistake.

Jackson: See -- you know what? You're as crazy as the people on Twitter! I am not Laurence Fishburne!

WOW!

THE REPORTER WENT ON TO APOLOGIZE TO JACKSON ON AIR -- AND EVEN CAME BACK ON THE AIR ABOUT 30 MINUTES LATER TO SAY HE WAS REALLY EMBRARRASED AND HOPED HIS AMATEUR MISTAKE DIDN'T OFFEND ANYONE. Return to index of stories...


OSCAR STATUES BEING MADE-VO SS


IN LESS THAN THREE WEEKS WE'LL ALL GATHER AROUND TO WATCH THE OSCARS RIGHT HERE ON ABC7.

A CHICAGO COMPANY IS WORKING RIGHT NOW TO MAKE THOSE GOLDEN STATUETTES GIVEN TO THE BEST OF THE BEST IN THE FILM INDUSTRY.

CHECK OUT HOW THEY'RE MADE.

IT STARTS WITH POURING LIQUID METAL INTO A CAST.

THEN YOU SEE OSCAR.

WORKERS INSPECT EVERY SINGLE OSCAR - POLISH IT AND GIVE IT A SERIAL NUMBER.

THE WHOLE PROCESS TAKES SEVEN DAYS.

THE COMPANY THEN SHIPS THE ACADEMY AWARDS TO LOS ANGELES.

SET THE CALENDAR -

YOU CAN SEE THOSE OSCARS ON THE 86TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS RIGHT HERE ON ABC7 SUNDAY MARCH SECOND AT SEVEN. Return to index of stories...


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TEASE FIVE------------


"If you smoke marijuana, you get the munchies."

AND NOW THERE'S SCIENTIFIC PROOF WHY--

SEE IT FOR YOURSELF WHEN THE NEWS AT 5-THIRTY CONTINUES. Return to index of stories...


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POT MUNCHIES-BNC


MARIJUANA -- AND THE MUNCHIES.

ONE OF THE BETTER-KNOWN SIDE EFFECTS OF USING POT.

TONIGHT RESEARCHERS SAY THEY FINALY KNOW WHY THE TWO GO HAND IN HAND -- OR HAND IN MOUTH.

A-B-C'S JACLYN ALLEN EXPLAINS THE SCIENCE BEHIND POT AND THE MUNCHIES. Return to index of stories...


POT MUNCHIES-PKG


SCRIPT

TAKE SOT Thomas Behler/Ganja Gourmet

"If you smoke marijuana, you get the munchies."

FOR THOMAS BEHLER. IT COMES AS NO SURPRISE T-H-C

TRIGGERS HUNGER.

TAKE SOT Thomas Behler/Ganja Gourmet

"I have the munchies right now! Pretzels! Just kidding."

SERIOUSLY, THOUGH -- HE SAYS PLENTY OF CHEMO PATIENTS COME TO

GANJA GOURMET. TO STIMULATE APPETITE.

TODAY -- A FRENCH STUDY PUBLISHED IN NATURE NEUROSCIENCE MAY

SHED LIGHT. ON WHY IT REALLY DOES WORK.

TAKE SOT Dr. Kent Hutchison/CU Professor of Pscychology and Neuroscience

"They did a very nice job from a neuroscience perspective."

C-U BOULDER NEUROSCIENCE PROFESSOR KENT HUTCHISON.

HAS STUDIED THE IMPACT OF POT ON MOOD.

AND CALLS THIS IMPORTANT RESEARCH.

SCIENTISTS DOSED MICE WITH T-H-C. AND FOUND THEY HAD ENHANCED

SENSITIVITY TO SCENTS.AND ATE MUCH MORE.

THE STUDY ALSO SHOWED T-H-C MAY MIMIC THE SENSATION OF BEING

FOOD-DEPRIVED.

TAKE SOT Dr. Kent Hutchison/CU Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience

"We need to start looking at this in humans to figure out what are the

components within the cannabis that drive the munchies. Jaclyn: Do you think

the next step is testing in humans? I think it's very important."

IMPORTANT BECAUSE SO LITTLE IS KNOWN.FOR EXAMPLE.

SOME STRAINS OF CANNABIS. STIMULATE THE APPETITE MORE THAN

OTHERS.AND NO ONE REALLY UNDERSTANDS WHY.

THEY JUST KNOW IT WORKS.

"We have some strains I won't smoke because I know that will give me the

munchies to where it's almost insatiable." Return to index of stories...


POT MUNCHIES-OC TAG


JACLYN ALLEN REPORTING.

RESEARCHERS AT COLORADO BOULDER WANT MORE STUDIES.

THEY SAY THESE STUDIES RAISE IMPORTANT FOLLOW UPS ABOUT OBESITY AND PAIN TREATMENT. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


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COMING UP AT 6PM------------


"I'm completely shocked knowing there are guns over there

TONIGHT A CHARLOTTE COUNTY TEEN IS ARRESTED FOR STEALING THE GUNS!

BUT YOU GOTTA HEAR THIS.

NEW AT SIX --

THE FACEBOOK POST THAT LED DEPUTIES RIGHT TO HIM.

THEN--

29:34 he is a guard dog a protector he protects his domaine

A FOUR-LEGGED CRIME FIGHTER--

ALSO NEXT AT SIX--

HOW THIS DOG, NAMED SCAR, JUMPED INTO ACTION WHEN CROOKS CAME KNOCKING.

AND STRESS LEVELS FOR TEENS HAVE SOARED!

ABC 7 FINDS OUT WHAT'S PUSHING THEM TO THE BRINK--

AND WHAT PARENTS CAN DO TO HELP.

THAT'S IN JUST TWO MINUTES ON ABC 7 NEWS AT SIX. Return to index of stories...


TZ 6 1) 17 YEAR OLD GUN AMMO-SOTVO


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TZ 6 2) WOMAN LETS DOGS OUT-SOTVO


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TZ 6 3) STRESSED OUT TEENS-VOTOPS


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CLOSE-2SHOT


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HEADLINES


05:11-:16 It's like if you lose one of your children.

FAMILY PETS ARE VANISHING!

SO SCARY!

NEW AT SIX --

THE COLLIER NEIGHBORHOOD ON HIGH ALERT--

AND WHY THEY THINK SOMEONE IS STEALING THEIR DOGS AND CATS.

THEY'RE HOMELESS--

SOME ARE CONVICTED SEX OFFENDERS--

TONIGHT THEIR CAMP NEAR A SCHOOL--

A PARK--

AND AN APARTMENT COMPLEX IS SHUTDOWN.

NEW AT SIX--

FORT MYERS POLICE CALL IT MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.

PLUS--

"high levels of anxiety, high levels of anger, high levels of irritability."

AND WE'RE TALKING TEENS--

NOT ADULTS!

NEW AT SIX--

WHAT'S STRESSING OUT YOUNGSTERS SO MUCH--

AND WHAT PARENTS CAN DO TO HELP THEM COPE.

ABC 7 NEWS AT SIX STARTS RIGHT NOW. Return to index of stories...


HL1) DOGS BEING STOLEN-SOTVO


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HL2) HOMELESS PEOPLE-VOTOPS


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HL3) STRESSED OUT TEENS-SOTVO


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BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


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METH BUST-VOTOPS TCMON


CAUGHT IN THE ACT.

FORT MYERS OFFICERS BUSTED A COUPLE FOR SQUATTING AND MAKING METH.

IT HAPPENED EARLY THIS MORNING ALONG MCGREGOR BOULEVARD -- BETWEEN FORT MYERS COUNTRY CLUB AND THE FORD AND EDISON ESTATES.

A-B-C 7'S MATT WRIGHT IS COVERING ALL ANGLES OF OUR BIG STORY TONIGHT.

MATT WHAT DID YOU FIND. Return to index of stories...


METH BUST-PKG


TAKE PKG

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SANDY SIMPSON/NEIGBOR

16: 28 its been empty for a couple months now 31

SIGNS OF WHAT POLICE FOUND INSIDE THIS VACANT HOUSE STILL LITTER THE FRONT YARD.

EARLY THIS MORNING -- INVESTIGATORS ARRESTED STEVEN KNITE AND VICTORIA BOYD FOR BREAKING IN. AND LIVING HERE.

THEY SAY KNITE WAS HOLDING A SYRINGE -- AND HAD BEEN MAKING METH

SOT

SANDY SIMPSON/NEIGHBOR

15:44 it just kind of scares me. i thought we were in a safe neighborhood here off mcgregor 48

POLICE RECORDS SHOW KNITE LIVED IN THE HOME WHEN HIS MOTHER USED TO RENT IT.

BUT NEIGHBORS SAY HE LEFT TOWN FOR SEVERAL YEARS. BEFORE RETURNING OVER THE WEEKEND.

SOT

LISA DURITSCH/NEIGHBOR

29:44 he decided to come back to florida and the only place he knew that was vacant that he could break into was that structure 49

A SUSPICIOUS NEIGHBOR CALLED THE CITY.

AND CODE ENFORCEMENT PUT UP THIS NOTICE CONDEMNING THE HOUSE YESTERDAY.

POLICE CHECKED ON IT OVERNIGHT AND SAW AN OPEN WINDOW. WITH SMOKE COMING OUT.

SOT

LT JAY RODRIGUEZ/FMPD

15:54 we weren't looking at someone producing meth but you never know. 57

AN ARREST REPORT STATES OFFICERS WENT IN. AND FOUND THE SUSPECTS. AS WELL AS SYRINGES. AND BURNT SPOONS.

POLICE SAY THIS WAS A SIMPLE, HOME-MADE METH OPERATION -- LIKELY FOR PERSONAL USE.

AND NEIGHBORS WEREN'T IN DANGER.

SOT

LT JAY RODRIGUEZ/FMPD

22:27 hopefully we send the message out that dont do that not only in this neighborhood but no neighborhood in the city of fort myers and if you do 34 we just need those neighbors to call us so we can do our job 38

TONIGHT THE SUSPECTS ARE LOCKED UP -- AND NEIGHBORS ARE GRATEFUL.

SOT

PAT CODY/NEIGHBOR

23:42 we dont need to have that influence here 46 BUTT TO

23:59 im glad they got him, glad they got it cleaned out 24:03

MATT WRIGHT -- ABC 7. Return to index of stories...


JIM ILIAS FUNERAL-BNC VO


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW --

THE FAMILY OF JIM ILIAS IS FEELING AN OVERWHELMING AMOUNT OF SUPPORT.

HE'S THE CYPRESS LAKE GRADUATE WHO WAS KILLED THIS WEEKEND IN TAMPA.

MORE THAN A THOUSAND PEOPLE ATTENDED HIS FUNERAL AND BURIAL THIS AFTERNOON.

FAMILY - FRIENDS - AND FORMER WRESTLING TEAMMATES WERE THERE.

WE WERE TO.

IT GOT EMOTIONAL.

ILIAS AND THREE OF HIS FRATERNITY BROTHERS WERE KILLED ON I-275 WHEN A WRONG-WAY DRIVER HIT THEIR CAR HEAD-ON. Return to index of stories...


IDENTITY OF DRIVER-VO


ALL NEW SINCE FIVE -

ABC7 LEARNED THAT DANIEL LEE MORRIS WAS THE DRIVER WHO HIT AND KILLED ILIAS AND HIS THREE FRIENDS.

THE CRASH HAPPENED AS HE DROVE THE WRONG WAY ON I-275 NEAR TAMPA.

TROOPERS SAY HE RECENTLY MOVED TO FLORIDA FROM MICHIGAN.

THE CRASH ALSO KILLED MORRIS. Return to index of stories...


DOGS BEING STOLEN-VOWIPE


NEW SINCE 5 --

WE WANT TO SHARE A WARNING FOR ANYONE IN GOLDEN GATE --

KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR PETS.

WE LEARNED TODAY --

A NUMBER OF FAMILY PETS HAVE MYSTERIOUSLY DISAPPEARED.

TAKE A LOOK AT ALL THE MISSING FLYERS POSTED ON THIS GAS STATION BOARD.

ESTELA GARCIA'S DOG ALEX DISAPPEARED A MONTH AGO.

SHE SAYS LAST WEEK HER DAUGHTER SPOTTED SOMEONE SHE THINKS WAS TRYING TO STEAL THEIR OTHER DOGS. Return to index of stories...


DOGS BEING STOLEN-SOTVO


06:07-:14

The only thing that makes me happy is to come here and see my dog, see my animal.

BUTT TO

02:46:

It's just bad. It's bad people we have around.

COLLIER COUNTY DOMESTIC ANIMAL SERVICES SAYS OTHER WILDLIFE OR TRAFFIC MAY BE TO BLAME.

THEY SAY THE BEST SOLUTION IS NOT TO LET YOUR ANIMALS OUT OF YOUR SIGHT. Return to index of stories...


17 YEAR OLD GUN AMMO-VOWIPE


CHARLOTTE COUNTY INVESTIGATORS JUST ARRESTED A TEENAGER THEY SAY STOLE GUNS FROM A PAWN SHOP THEN SOUGHT AMMUNITION ON FACEBOOK.

JAYSON RICE IS CHARGED WITH FOUR COUNTS OF GRAND THEFT OF FIREARMS AND RESISTING AN OFFICER.

DEPUTIES SAY RICE AND TWO OTHERS BROKE INTO THIS ENGLEWOOD PAWN SHOP LAST WEEK.

SOMEONE CALLED 9-1-1 TO SAY RICE ASKED FOR AMMO ON FACEBOOK.

INVESTIGATORS FOUND PICTURES OF THE STOLEN GUNS ON HIS CELL PHONE.

ONLY ABC7 WAS AT RICE'S HOUSE TODAY AS A DIVE TEAM SEARCHED A CANAL BEHIND HIS HOUSE FOR THE STOLEN GUNS. Return to index of stories...


17 YEAR OLD GUN AMMO-SOTVO


:09 Susan Ruscitti, Suspect's neighbor "I'm completely shocked knowing there are guns over there and the safety of the children there that I know are in the home… things like this just don't happen in this neighborhood."

INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY KNOW WHO THE OTHER TWO THEIVES ARE.

THEY'RE WAITING FOR ARREST WARRANTS. Return to index of stories...


WOMAN LETS DOGS OUT-VOWIPE


NEW AT SIX --

A DOG BROKE UP A BURGLARY IN LEHIGH ACRES --

AFTER HIS OWNER SICCED HIM ON THE SUSPECT.

KRISTA MICHOWICZ SAYS SHE WAS ON HER WAY HOME WHEN SHE SAW A MAN WAS TRYING TO BREAK INTO HER NEIGHBORS HOUSE.

SO WHEN SHE GOT INSIDE--

SHE LET SCAR --HER 100 POUND PITBULL OUT. Return to index of stories...


WOMAN LETS DOGS OUT-SOTVO


REPORTS SHOW THE BURGLAR TOOK OFF ON A BIKE--

THEN MET UP WITH SOMEONE ON A 4-WHEELER.

KRISTA CALLED OFF THE CHASE--

AND WHEN HER NEIGHBOR GOT HOME--

THEY CALLED DEPUTIES.

THE BURGLAR CAUSED ABOUT 600-DOLLARS IN DAMAGES TO THE HOME. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO DRUGS MAILED-(4)SS


DEPUTIES BUSTED A PORT CHARLOTTE MAN FOR HAVING NEARLY TEN POUNDS OF MARIJUANA.

CALIFORNIA OFFICERS TIPPED THEMOFF ABOUT THE SHIPMENT.

DETECTIVES STAKED OUT A HOUSE IN ENGLEWOOD AND SPOTTED THE DELIVERY.

THEY SAY THEY WATCHED A MAN PULL INTO THE DRIVEWAY AND TAKE THE PACKAGE.

DEPUTIES SAY THE DRIVER -- JAVIER RODRIGUEZ SPED AWAY FROM THE HOME.

DETECTIVES PULLED HIM OVER AND DISCOVERED 10 PACKAGES OF POT.

RODRIGUEZ IS CHARGED WITH DRUG POSSESSION AND RECKLESS DRIVING.

HE BONDED OUT OF JAIL.

A-B-C 7 DISCOVERED HE WAS ARRESTED LAST MONTH ALONG INTERSTATE 75.

THEN DEPUTIES FOUND 27 POUNDS OF POT IN HIS CAR. Return to index of stories...


TEACHERS FIRED-OTS


TWO LEE COUNTY TEACHERS ARE OUT OF WORK TONIGHT -- FIRED BY THE SCHOOL BOARD.

KENNETH HAYES AND BRIAN MARSAGLIA GOT LET GO THIS AFTERNOON.

THE DISTRICT SAYS HAYES HAD A ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIP WITH AN ADULT STUDENT AT THE FORT MYERS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY.

MARSAGLIA IS ACCUSED OF CURSING OUT STUDENTS AND USING GAY SLURS IN HIS CLASS AT RIVERDALE HIGH SCHOOL. Return to index of stories...


CHRISTINE RIEMER PLEA DEAL-(2)SS


THE MOM ACCUSED OF TAKING HER DAUGHTER -- AND PROMPTING AN AMBER ALERT -- MADE A PLEA AGREEMENT TODAY.

CHRISTINE RIEMER GOT 114 DAYS IN THE LEE COUNTY JAIL.

THE JUDGE GAVE HER CREDIT FOR TIME SERVED.

SHE'LL ALSO HAVE 48 MONTHS OF PROBATION.

BACK IN OCTOBER -- INVESTIGATORS SAY SHE TOOK HER DAUGHTER CRYSTAL DURING A COURT ORDERED VISITATION.

F-H-P FOUND THEM THE NEXT DAY ON I-75 JUST SOUTH OF THE GEORGIA LINE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE RECOUNT-VO


LOOKING AHEAD - CAPE CORAL'S FORMER MAYOR FINALLY GETS HIS DAY IN COURT TOMORROW.

JOHN SULLIVAN SUED MAYOR MARNI SAWICKI -- THE CANVASSING BOARD -- AND THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS LAST YEAR - AFTER LOSING HIS SEAT BY 121 VOTES.

SULLIVAN CLAIMED THE ELECTION WAS RIGGED AND WANTED A RECOUNT.

AFTER MONTHS OF BACK AND FORTH -- THE TRIAL IS SET FOR TOMORROW MORNING AT NINE AT THE LEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE.

A JUDGE COULD DECIDE TO GRANT SULLIVAN A RECOUNT.

A-B-C 7 WILL FOLLOW THE TRIAL AND KEEP YOU UP TO DATE ON WHAT HAPPENS. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING DETECTION-VOWIPE


A FORT MYERS GRANDMOTHER IS TAKING THE CITY TO TASK AFTER SHE WAS TOLD LIGHTNING DETECTION EQUIPMENT WAS INSTALLED IN PARKS - TURNS OUT THAT WAS A LIE.

THE CITY IS INSTALLING LIGHTNING DETECTION SYSTEMS LIKE THIS ONE AT THE STARS COMPLEX, GOLFVIEW POOL AND FLEISHMAN COMPLEX.

ERLEENE SANDERS SAYS SHE WAS TOLD THE WORK WOULD BE FINISHED BY LAST WEEK.

ON MONDAY SHE WAS TOLD IT WAS ALMOST FINISHED AT FLEISHMAN SPORTS COMPLEX.

TODAY - OUR CAMERAS FOUND OUT THAT WASN'T TRUE - AS CREWS WERE JUST BEGINNING TO WORK ON ELECTRIC WIRING. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING DETECTION-SOTVO


this is obviously not a really important issue to for staff or they'd have it accomplished.

we couldn't do it because ground was saturdated. Could not bring lifts here.

AS YOU HEARD - THE CITY IS BLAMING WET WEATHER ON THE DELAYS.

PUBLIC WORKS GUARANTEES ALL THREE SYSTEMS WILL BE WORKING BY THURSDAY. Return to index of stories...


HOMELESS PEOPLE-VOWIPE


ALL NEW TONIGHT --

FORT MYERS POLICE SHUT DOWN A HOMELESS CAMP CLOSE TO A SCHOOL - A PARK - AND AN APARTMENT COMPLEX.

THE HOMELESS HAD SET UP CAMP IN THE WOODS OFF VERONICA SHOEMAKER BOULEVARD NEAR THE NORTH COLONIAL LINEAR TRAIL.

A-B-C 7 WAS THERE WHEN F-M-P-D WENT BACK INTO THE MAKE-SHIFT CAMP TODAY.

YOU CAN STILL SEE TENTS - TARPS - AND OTHER BELONGINGS SCATTERED ALONG THE PATHWAYS.

OFFICERS SAY THEY'RE CONFIDENT - NOBODY IS LIVING THERE NOW. Return to index of stories...


HOMELESS PEOPLE-SOTVO


TAKE SOT

Sgt. Sean Hoover, FMPD

53:52 "Know that we're taking care of the problem. They're gone now and we're going to keep on top of the problem."

LEE COUNTY'S HOMELESS COALITION IS WORKING WITH THE MEN - INCLUDING SOME SEX OFFENDERS.

SOME LIVING NEARBY FEAR IT'S A JUST MATTER OF TIME BEFORE THEY RETURN. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER SEAWALLS-VOWIPE


CONTROVERSY IN COLLIER COUNTY OVER PLANS TO RECONSTRUCT A SEAWALL.

IT'S AT THE *LA PENINSULA* COMMUNITY ON ISLE OF CAPRI.

MANY RESIDENTS WANT REPAIRS.

THEY KNOW THEY WOULD BE THE ONE'S FOOTING THE BILL --

BUT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ARE APPROVING PLANS JUST YET.

FIRST THEY ARE ASKING --

IF THE SEAWALL SERVES A PUBLIC, PRIMARY PURPOSE IN COLLIER COUNTY.

CHAIRMAN TOM HENNING SAYS EITHER WAY --

IT'S AGAINST FLORIDA CONSTITUTION FOR COMMISSIONERS TO APPROVE THE PROJECT --

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COLLIER SEAWALLS-SOTVO


Chairman Tom Henning/Collier County Board of Commissioners "The county attorney for board of commissioners has stated on the record that this has never been done in state of Florida"

Commissioner Donna Fiala/Collier County

"They've stated it is against the law and it's taxpayers will suffer and none of that is the truth."

THIS MATTER IS HEADED TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE.

IF APPROVED -- THE ITEM WOULD BE PLACED BACK ON A FUTURE AGENDA. Return to index of stories...


CAPE SIDEWALKS-VO


RIGHT NOW -- CAPE CORAL LEADERS ARE HOLDING A PUBLIC MEETING TO HELP MAKE YOUR CHILD'S WALK TO SCHOOL SAFER.

OFFICIALS ARE MEETING AT MARINER MIDDLE SCHOOL.

THE CITY HOPES TO GET GRANT MONEY TO BUILD BETTER SIDEWALKS WITHIN 2 MILES OF THE MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS.

THE MONEY WILL BE USED TO RETROFIT CHIQUITA BOULEVARD -- FROM TROPICANA PARKWAY TO NORTHWEST 11TH STREET --

AND NORTHWEST 11TH TERRACE -- FROM CHIQUITA TO THE NORTHWEST SOFTBALL COMPLEX. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE ONE


"We need to take stress in teenagers very seriously."

TONIGHT -- A NEW SURVERY REVEALS TEENS ARE STRESSED OUT.

REALLY STRESSED OUT.

AND IT COULD CAUSE THEM HEALTH PROBLEMS LATER IN LIFE.

WHAT MOMS AND DADS CAN DO TO HELP.

AND -- CAN SEX REALLY REALLY HELP YOUR BODY AND YOUR MIND?

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


TZ1 A STRESSED OUT TEENS-SOTVO TOPS


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TZ1 B SEXY HEALTH ALERT-VOTOPS


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WX TEASE-WXWALL


TRACKING A COLD FRONT

The weather picture in southwest Florida will start to change tomorrow. We can expect some rain to move through and cooler temperatures by the end of the week.

Tonight's forecast still looks good. Skies will be mostly clear again this evening with low temperatures dropping to upper 50's inland and around 60 along the coast. The humidity has come up a bit today and some morning fog will be possible to start the day on Wednesday.

A cold front is developing west of Florida and will move toward the state tomorrow. By late day we will see clouds increase and temperatures topping out in the low 80's during the afternoon. The cold front should cross the area by Thursday morning and bring showers or thunderstorms. It's possible that some thunderstorms could punch through here with gusty winds and frequent lightning by Thursday morning.

Cooler weather is on the way for the end of the week as we track highs in the 70's for a few days. A few chilly mornings are expected - especially on Friday morning as lows dip into the 30's and 40's.

The weekend weather is looking fine with plenty of sunshine and seasonally pleasant temperatures. Return to index of stories...


JP STORMWARN OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


TRACKING A COLD FRONT

The weather picture in southwest Florida will start to change tomorrow. We can expect some rain to move through and cooler temperatures by the end of the week.

Tonight's forecast still looks good. Skies will be mostly clear again this evening with low temperatures dropping to upper 50's inland and around 60 along the coast. The humidity has come up a bit today and some morning fog will be possible to start the day on Wednesday.

A cold front is developing west of Florida and will move toward the state tomorrow. By late day we will see clouds increase and temperatures topping out in the low 80's during the afternoon. The cold front should cross the area by Thursday morning and bring showers or thunderstorms. It's possible that some thunderstorms could punch through here with gusty winds and frequent lightning by Thursday morning.

Cooler weather is on the way for the end of the week as we track highs in the 70's for a few days. A few chilly mornings are expected - especially on Friday morning as lows dip into the 30's and 40's.

The weekend weather is looking fine with plenty of sunshine and seasonally pleasant temperatures. Return to index of stories...


STRESSED OUT TEENS-TC MON


YOU DEAL WITH BILLS.

WORK.

CHILDREN.

THE LIST GOES ON AND ADDS UP TO STRESS.

YOU CAN TAKE IT.

YOUR TEEN CAN'T.

GET THIS THEY'RE LIKELY JUST AS STRESSED OR MORE!

TONIGHT IN YOUR ABC7 HEALTHY LIVING WE SHOW YOU THE SERIOUS DAMAGE IT CAN DO TO THEM LATER. Return to index of stories...


STRESSED OUT TEENS-PKG


IT'S THE PRESSURES OF SCHOOL THAT SEEM TO STRESS TEENAGERS OUT THE MOST.

"We need to take stress in teenagers very seriously."

DR. NORMAN ANDERSON IS PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION. WHICH RELEASED A NEW SURVEY REVEALING HIGH STRESS LEVELS AMONG TEENS.

ESPECIALLY DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR.

"Those adolescents who report high levels of stress are also reporting high levels of anxiety, high levels of anger, high levels of irritability."

THESE TEENS ARE NOT SLEEP WELL. AND ARE TRYING TO COPE BY EATING JUNK FOOD OR SKIPPING MEALS.

AND THEY'RE DOING SEDENTARY ACTIVITIES. LIKE WATCHING T-V AND PLAYING VIDEO GAMES. THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF PROVEN STRESS RELIEVERS.

"Teens said they that they felt that those more active activities - especially exercise - was a great way for them to manage stress. They just weren't doing it."

STRESSED-OUT, UNHEALTHY TEENS OFTEN TURN INTO STRESSED-OUT, UNHEALTHY ADULTS.

AND EXPERTS SAY THAT IN THE LONG TERM. STRESS CAN LEAD TO DEPRESSION AND INCREASE THE RISK FOR CHRONIC ILLNESSES. INCLUDING HEART DISEASE. HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND TYPE II DIABETES. Return to index of stories...


STRESSED OUT TEENS-OC TAG


TALK TO YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT STRESS.

FIND COPING MECHANISMS FOR THEM LIKE EXERCISE, A HEALTH DIET, AN OUTLET FOR THEM TO BLOW OFF THAT STEAM. Return to index of stories...


SEXY HEALTHY HEART-VOWIPE


VALENTINES DAYS IS JUST THREE DAYS AWAY.

AND IF YOU'RE PLANNING A NIGHT OF ROMANCE -- WE ALL KNOW IT MAY TURN INTO SOMETHING MORE INTIMATE.

WELL NOW DOCTORS MAY BE WRITING PEOPLE PRESCRIPTIONS TO GET A LITTLE "COZY."

THAT'S BECAUSE THEY'RE SAYING IT'S GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH - BOTH PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY.

PHYSICALLY - IT CAN HELP YOUR HEART -- BY OPENING UP THE BLOOD VESSELS TO ALLOW FOR BETTER BLOOD FLOW. Return to index of stories...


SEXY HEALTHY HEART-SOTVO


"The more frequently you have sexual activity, the healthier is your immune system, which will put you at lower risk for infection and inflammation, both of those have been tied to the development of vascular disease."

MENTALLY -- SEXUAL ACTIVITY CAN CUT DOWN ON STRESS.

IT ALSO HELPS DECREASE FEELINGS OF LONELINESS -- AND LONELINESS CAN LEAD TO DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE TWO-POP


THE FLORIDA GATOR BASKETBALL TEAM. IS CLOSING IN ON HISTORY.

PLUS. THIS IS A SIGHT FOR SORE EYES. SPRING TRAINING RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER. SOME TWINS GETTING AN EARLY START Return to index of stories...


TZ2 SPORTS-VO


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WORLD NEWS TEASE-BLK-SOT


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TONIGHT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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TZ 7 1) ABANDONED DOGS-SS-TOPS-WIPE


BLIND--

SICK--

AND DESERTED IN THE WOODS--

AHEAD AT 7--

THE SEARCH FOR WHO ABANDONED THIS POOCH IN LEE COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


TZ 7 2) BUS DRIVER FIGHT VIDEO-VOTOPS


CAUGHT ON CAMERAS --

A FIGHT FROM FOUR ANGLES!

NEW AT 7--

HOW A BUS DRIVER AND A STUDENT GOT INTO THIS BEATDOWN--

AND WHY THE DRIVER WAS FIRED--

THAT'S IN 30 MINUTES AFTER WORLD NEWS. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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TWINS SPRING-VOTOPS


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TWINS SPRING-POPMON


THAT'S WHY SPRING TRAINING COMES TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA EVERY YEAR. IT HASN'T SNOWED HERE SINCE. 1989. THE MINNESOTA TWINS HAD TO WEATHER A STORM OF THEIR OWN LAST SEASON. WITH 96 LOSSES. BUT THIS IS A NEW YEAR. AND THE SKIES. FOR NOW ARE SUNNY. Return to index of stories...


TWINS SPRING-VOTOPS


SOME OF THE TWINS. HAVE ALREADY STARTED TO TRICKLE IN.

TODAY SEVERAL PLAYERS WERE WORKING OUT AT THE LEE COUNTY SPORTS COMPLEX. GETTING A JUMP START ON THE SEASON

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TWINS SPRING-SOTTOPS


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ACE GROUP-VOTOPS


WHILE THE BOYS OF SUMMER HAVE STARTED WORKING OUT.

THE PLAYERS ON THE CHAMPIONS TOUR. GOT THEIR PRACTICE ROUNDS IN TODAY AT THE ACE GROUP CLASSIC.

FIRST ROUND COMES YOUR WAY FRIDAY FROM TWINEAGLES IN NAPLES

THE TOURNAMENT HAS BEEN COMING TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SINCE 1988. AND IT'S BECOME ONE OF THE TOP EVENTS ON TOUR. Return to index of stories...


ACE GROUP-SOTOPS


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FLORIDA GATORS-POPMON


IT'S BEEN SAID THAT VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE. WELL DON'T TELL THAT TO THE FLORIDA GATORS. FOR THE 15TH YEAR IN A ROW. THE GATORS HAVE WON 20 GAMES OR MORE. SO IF THAT IS CONSIDERED BORING. THAT'S JUST FINE BY THEM. THE GATORS LOOKING TO PICK UP THEIR 22ND WIN OF THE YEAR TONIGHT Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA GATORS-VOTOPS


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FLORIDA GATORS-SOTTOPS


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MICHAEL SAM-VOTOPS


ON SUNDAY. MISSOURI ALL-AMERICAN FOOTBALL PLAYER. MICHAEL SAM ANNOUNCED TO THE WORLD THAT HE IS GAY.

AN ANNOUNCEMENT THAT WAS MET WITH MOSTLY POSITIVE REACTION.

HOWEVER. SEVEARL NFL GENERAL MANAGER. BELIEVE SAM HURT HIS DRAFT STATUS BY COMING OUT. SOME EVEN SAID THAT THE NFL IS NOT READY FOR AN OPENLY GAY PLAYER.

ALL THOSE GM'S REMAINED ANNONYMOUS.

TO THAT. THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE PLAYERS ASSOCIATION. DEMAURICE SMITH CALLED THE GM'S GUTLESS Return to index of stories...


MICHAEL SAM-SOTTOPS


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BROWNS-VOTOPS


THE CLEVELAND BROWNS. CONTINUE TO SHAKE THINGS UP IN THE FRONT OFFICE.

TODAY OWNER JIMMY HASLAM ANNOUCNED THAT TEAM PRESIDENT JOE BANNER AND GERNERAL MANAGER MIKE LOMBARDI WILL NO LONGER BE WITH THE TEAM.

RAY FARMER. WHO WAS UP FOR THE DOLPHINS AND BUCCANEERS GENERAL MANAGER OPENINGS. TAKES OVER AS THE BROWNS NEW GM Return to index of stories...


FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS


FINAL STOP JAPAN. FOR A GIANT TUG OF WAR CONTEST.

ALL YOU NEED IS A VERY LARGE ROPE. AND HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE-4SHOT


4SHOTAD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...