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DIRECTORS PAGE EXTRA AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
HEADLINES-SOTTOPS KICKED OUT OF CHRISTIAN SCHOOL-TC MON
BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP KICKED OUT OF CHRISTIAN SCHOOL-PKG
FMB BUSINESSES CLOSING EARLY-VOTOPS KICKED OUT OF CHRISTIAN SCHOOL-ONCAM
FMB BUSINESSES CLOSING EARLY-TC MON VO RAZOR BLADES ON PLAYGROUND-VO-WIPE
FMB BUSINESSES CLOSING EARLY-SOTVO RAZOR BLADES ON PLAYGROUND-SOTVO
MULCH MADNESS MAN SPEAKS-NATSVO-EANIBOX 16 & UNDER MARRIAGES-VO
MULCH MADNESS MAN SPEAKS-SOTVO-SS JIM BELUSHI IN TOWN-NATSVO
MAN SETS HIMSELF ON FIRE-VO-WIPE JIM BELUSHI IN TOWN-SOTVO
MAN SETS HIMSELF ON FIRE-SOTVO CORNDOG SPILL-TRX-VOTOPS
CAPE MAN SENTENCED-VO COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP
OWNER FINDS GROW HOUSE-VO-WIPE CUPCAKE ATM-VOTOPS
OWNER FINDS GROW HOUSE-SOTVO TEASE TWO-CAM 1O
UNDERAGE HOUSE PARTY-SS-VO-WIPE TZ2 A SPORTS TEASE-VO
UNDERAGE HOUSE PARTY-SOTVO NIGHTLINE TEASE-BLK-SOT
BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
SECRET SERVICE ON LEAVE-ONCAM GATORS HOOPS-POPMON
LAGUNA SHORES MEETING-VO-WIPE GATORS HOOPS-VOTOPS
LAGUNA SHORES MEETING-SOTVO GATORS HOOPS-SOTTOPS
LEHIGH FIRE MEETING-VO-WIPE USF COACH-VOTOPS
LEHIGH FIRE MEETING-SOTVO HIGH SCHOOL POY-VOTOPS
CAPE POLICE LEAVING-VO FLORIDA GATORS-POPMON
DUSTIN JAYE TRIAL-VO FLORIDA GATORS-VOTOPS
HYATT VOTE TOMORROW-VO FLORIDA GATORS-SOTTOPS
NEXT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP MIAMI DOLPHINS-VOTOPS
TEASE ONE------------ MIAMI DOLPHINS-SOTTOPS
TZ1A KICKED OUT OF CHRISTIAN SCHOOL-SOTVO GOALPOST DUNKING-VOTOPS
TZ1 JIM BELUSHI IN TOWN-NATSVO RED SOX RAYS-POPMON
PHOENIX DUST STORM-VOTOPS RED SOX RAYS-VOTOPS
JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP TWINS O'S-VOTOPS
WEATHER-PWC FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS
WEATHER-WXWALL TOSS TO BREAK-POP
TZ EXTRA------------ CUPCAKE ATM-VO
A) CHRISTIAN SCHOOL KICKOUT-NATSVO CLOSE 11PM-4 SHOT
B) FLORIDA MARRIAGES-VOTOPS  


DIRECTORS PAGE


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HEADLINES-SOTTOPS


"why are you cutting in line?"

"because you're stupid!"

VIDEO OF THE RUCKUS AT LOWE'S IN CAPE CORAL'S GONE VIRAL.

AND BRAND NEW TONIGHT --

YOU'LL HEAR FROM THE TARGET OF THIS WOMAN'S EXPLODING TEMPER!

WHAT HE SAYS HE CALLED HER *OFF-CAMERA.*

PLUS --

MAN ON FIRE!

THE NAPLES MAN WHO BURNED HIS ENTIRE BODY TODAY.

HIS STARTLING CONFESSION TO FIREFIGHTERS.

51:50 'belushi singing'

AND A BLUES BROTHER IS BRINGING A BUSINESS TO FORT MYERS!

NOW AT 11 --

WHAT COMEDIAN JIM BELUSHI'S LAUNCHING IN YOUR BACKYARD!

"jp talks about cold weather overnight. The news at 11 starts now!" Return to index of stories...


BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


BIG STORY OPEN Return to index of stories...


FMB BUSINESSES CLOSING EARLY-VOTOPS


AT THE HEIGHT OF SPRING BREAK SEASON --

THE HUB OF TOWN IS NEARLY SHUT DOWN.

IT'S ONLY 11'OCLOCK -

BUT MANY BUSINESSES ON FORT MYERS BEACH MADE LAST CALL EARLY --

OTHER'S ARE MAKING ADJUSTMENTS AND THIS WILL LAST FOR AT LEAST THE NEXT 48 HOURS. Return to index of stories...


FMB BUSINESSES CLOSING EARLY-TC MON VO


MOMENTS AGO CREWS SHUT OFF THE WATER TO MORE THAN A DOZEN PACKED BUSINESSES.

THEY'RE TRYING TO FIX A WATER LINE IN THE MIDDLE OF TIMES SQUARE.

THE LINE BROKE AROUND FIVE THIS MORNING.

SINCE THEN CREWS HAVE BEEN WORKING TO FIX IT.

THEY TORE UP PAVEMENT TODAY TO FIND THE PROBLEM.

THE HOLE IS SURROUNDED BY BARRICADES AND CAUTION TAPE AND RIGHT NOW THE WATER IS SHUT OFF --

A PROBLEM THAT WILL AFFECT BUSINESS FOR AT LEAST THE NEXT TWO DAYS. Return to index of stories...


FMB BUSINESSES CLOSING EARLY-SOTVO


Chris Probus/Dairy Queen Manager:

"we're just going to switch over to bottled sodas and bottled water for anything we have to."

OTHER BARS AND RESTAURANTS ARE BUYING ICE.

REMEMBER IT'S SPRING BREAK!

THE WATER SHOULD BE BACK BY MORNING, BUT THOSE BUSINESSES WILL BE UNDER A BOIL WATER ADVISORY.

CREWS WILL TEST THE WATER AGAIN IN TWO DAYS TO SEE IF IT'S SAFE TO LIFT THAT. Return to index of stories...


MULCH MADNESS MAN SPEAKS-NATSVO-EANIBOX


2:35 "Why the f did you cut in line? Because you're stupid there's two lines here. "

THIS VIDEO HAS GOTTEN NATIONAL ATTENTION.

YOU FIRST SAW IT ON A-B-C-7 LAST WEEK.

AND TONIGHT -- FOR THE FIRST TIME -- WE TALKED TO THE *TWO* COMBATANTS.

THIS HAPPENED OUTSIDE A CAPE CORAL LOWE'S.

THE WOMAN SAYS THE 68 YEAR OLD MAN CUT IN THE MULCH LINE.

SHE WENT BALLISTIC -- JUMPING INTO HIS TRUCK BED.

POLICE EVEN ARRESTED HER FOR BATTERY.

TONIGHT --

THE TARGET OF HER TEMPER TALKED EXCLUSIVELY TO ABC7. Return to index of stories...


MULCH MADNESS MAN SPEAKS-SOTVO-SS


Ralph Maerz, Victim

46:10-46:22 "I'm trying to remember the number to call for help, it's like 911.

I dialed 411 and was like oh no that's not it. Meanwhile mulch is flying, bags are flying. And I was like get out of my truck lady, get out of my truck. And I didn't remember the number. "

RALPH MAERZ SAYS AFTER THE WOMAN JUMPED ON THE BED OF HIS TRUCK -- SHE OPENED MULCH BAGS AND THREW MULCH ALL OVER HIM.

SHE THEN KICKED HIM IN THE SHOULDER AND CHEST.

AUTUMN GLICK IS THE WOMAN WHO GOT ARRESTED.

WE STOPPED BY HER HOUSE IN CAPE CORAL TONIGHT.

SHE DIDN'T WANT TO TALK ON CAMERA --

BUT SAYS SHE WAS DEFENDING HERSELF AND CAN'T BELIEVE WHAT THIS HAS BECOME. Return to index of stories...


MAN SETS HIMSELF ON FIRE-VO-WIPE


TONIGHT --

A NORTH NAPLES MAN IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER FIREFIGHTERS SAY HE SET HIMSELF ON FIRE.

IT HAPPENED ON ERIE DRIVE.

FIREFIGHTERS GOT A CALL ABOUT AN EXPLOSION --

THEY FOUND THE MAN INSIDE OF A NEIGHBOR'S POOL.

HE TOLD THEM HE DID IT ON PURPOSE. Return to index of stories...


MAN SETS HIMSELF ON FIRE-SOTVO


Captain chuck bacon, north naples fd - "37:55 when he was on fire he went into the neighbors pool and we found him sitting in the neighbors pool. When we arrived on scene.

CREWS AIRLIFTED HIM TO LEE MEMORIAL WITH BURNS TO 80 PERCENT OF HIS BODY. Return to index of stories...


CAPE MAN SENTENCED-VO


NEW AT 11.

A CAPE CORAL MAN IS SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR KILLING A NORTH CAROLINA POLICE OFFICER.

SCOTT SICA TOOK AN ALFORD PLEA.

THAT MEANS HE'S NOT ADMITTING GUILTY BUT REALIZES THE PROSECUTION HAS ENOUGH EVIDENCE FOR A CONVICTION.

PROSECUTORS SAY HE SHOT THE OFFICER SIX TIMES IN THE HEAD BACK IN 1996.

THE OFFICER STOPPED HIM ON THE ROAD AFTER A BOTCHED ROBBERY.

SICA WAS ARRESTED IN CAPE CORAL IN 2012. Return to index of stories...


OWNER FINDS GROW HOUSE-VO-WIPE


NEW AT 11 --

ONE OF OUR SEASONAL RESIDENTS THOUGHT HIS HOUSE WAS IN GOOD HANDS WHEN HE LEFT THE COUNTRY.

NOT SO.

HE CAME BACK TO FIND HIS RENTER MISSING -- AND A MARIJUANA GROW OPERATION BUILT INSIDE HIS PLACE.

SCOTT SPROTT SAYS HE TOLD THE RENTER HE WAS COMING HOME --

AND WANTED TO INSPECT THE HOUSE IN CAPE CORAL.

WHEN HE GOT THERE --

THE LOCKS WERE CHANGED AND THE INSIDE WAS TORE APART.

POLICE FOUND NEW AIR DUCTS, VENTS AND HOLES FOR HEAT LAMPS.

ON TOP OF ALL OF THIS --

SPROTT SAYS SOMEONE FILED A TAX RETURN IN HIS NAME TOO. Return to index of stories...


OWNER FINDS GROW HOUSE-SOTVO


Scott Sprott

Homeowner

21:30 this is the one everyone hears about but no doesn't think this could happen to them 21:32

RIGHT NOW --

SPROTT'S RETURN IS ON HOLD.

ABC7 TALKED TO THE RENTER'S FAMILY --

THEY SAY HE WENT BACK TO CUBA. Return to index of stories...


UNDERAGE HOUSE PARTY-SS-VO-WIPE


A NAPLES MOTHER AND DAUGHTER WENT TO JAIL TOGETHER --

AFTER OFFICERS SAY THEY BUSTED THEIR BOOZE AND POT FILLED HOUSE PARTY.

THIS IS CAROLYN WEINAND AND HER 18 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER.

SOMEONE CALLED OFFICERS ABOUT NOISE AT WEINAND'S HOUSE ON STARBOARD ROAD.

OFFICERS FOUND 20 TEENAGERS INSIDE WITH ALCOHOL AND MARIJUANA.

THEY SAY THEY CALLED WEINAND AND SHE CLAIMED TO BE OUT OF TOWN.

MINUTES LATER THEY FOUND HER HIDING IN A BEDROOM. Return to index of stories...


UNDERAGE HOUSE PARTY-SOTVO


Barbara Bauman, neighbor

15:12:57-:00

What is she teaching them? It's inexcusable.

BUTT TO

15:13:31-:35

I'm shocked, I really am. I just would not expect that here.

OFFICERS LET THE CHILDREN LEAVE WITH A SOBER DRIVER OR A PARENT.

DETECTIVES SAY WEINAND TOLD THEM SHE WAS KEEPING HER DAUGHTER AND HER FRIENDS SAFE.

TONIGHT SHE AND HER DAUGHTER ARE OUT ON BOND. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


BREAKING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


SECRET SERVICE ON LEAVE-ONCAM


AT 11:--

WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS!

THREE SECRET SERVICE AGENTS HAVE BEEN PUT ON LEAVE.

THE AGENTS TASKED WITH PROTECTING PRESIDENT OBAMA --

WERE SENT HOME AFTER GOING OUT FOR A NIGHT AND DRINKING IN AMSTERDAM.

ONE OF THE AGENTS WAS PASSED OUT DRUNK IN A HOTEL HALLWAY.

ALL OF THIS HAPPENED BEFORE THE PRESIDENT GOT THERE --

AND THESE THREE WERE SENT HOME. Return to index of stories...


LAGUNA SHORES MEETING-VO-WIPE


NEW SINCE 7 --

FORT MYERS BEACH IS TAKING THE NEXT STEP TOWARD REPLACING THE ISLAND'S WATER LINES.

TONIGHT --

LAGUNA SHORES NEIGHBORS PACKED THE FORT MYERS BEACH WOMEN'S CLUB TO LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT'S COMING SOON.

THIS FALL --

MAJOR CONSTRUCTION STARTS IN NEIGHBORHOODS WITH WATERLINES THAT DATE BACK TO THE 50S.

THE END RESULT WILL BE INCREASED WATER PRESSURE AND BETTER WATER. Return to index of stories...


LAGUNA SHORES MEETING-SOTVO


Kaye Molnar/ Refresh Fort Myers Beach Waterlines

"Folks are here tonight looking to see is there a waterline on my side of the road or is it on the opposite side of the road and they'll have some water shutoffs during the summer months if they're still here just like the other neighborhoods have had in the past."

THE PROJECT SHOULD BE DONE BY THE END OF THIS YEAR. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH FIRE MEETING-VO-WIPE


LEHIGH ACRES OFFICIALS ARE MOVING FORWARD WITH A PLAN TO SAVE THEIR FIRE AND E-M-S SERVICES.

AFTER MONTHS OF DEBATE --

THE BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS AGREED ON HOW THE PROPOSED FIRE ASSESSMENT FEE WILL BE CHARGED.

RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES WOULD BE CHARGED PER SQUARE FOOT.

VACANT LOTS WOULD BE CHARGED BY THE ACRE.

THE BOARD'S LEGAL COUNSEL SAYS THIS IS THE BEST PLAN TO AVOID POTENTIAL LAWSUITS. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH FIRE MEETING-SOTVO


Every time you come to a different idea there's another group d people that are affected either negative or positive but I think if we do our due diligence and we educate people I think we have a pretty good chance

THE BOARD PLANS TO VOTE ON THE SPECIFIC RATES AT THEIR MEETING NEXT MONTH.

LEHIGH RESIDENTS WILL THEN VOTE ON THE FEE IN NOVEMBER. Return to index of stories...


CAPE POLICE LEAVING-VO


CAPE CORAL'S WORRIED TONIGHT --

BECAUSE MORE AND MORE POLICE OFFICERS ARE BOLTING TOWN.

28 LEFT LAST YEAR.

AND MONEY IS THE PROBLEM.

CAPE CORAL FROZE SALARIES IN '07, THEN CUT THEM A FEW YEARS LATER.

THE DEPUTY CHIEF SAYS COPS ARE GETTING EXPERIENCE IN THE CAPE --

THEN LEAVING FOR BETTER-PAYING JOBS.

IT'S A PROBLEM. Return to index of stories...


DUSTIN JAYE TRIAL-VO


LOOKING AHEAD --

TESTIMONY WILL CONTINUE TOMORROW IN A BRUTAL LEE COUNTY MURDER TRIAL.

PROSECUTORS SAY IN JULY OF 2012 DUSTIN JAYE MURDERED DEBBIE STRIANO INSIDE HER THREE OAKS HOUSE.

TODAY HER BOYFRIEND OF TEN YEARS TOLD JURORS ABOUT HOW HE FOUND HER DEAD WITH HER THROAT SLASHED AFTER GOING TO BUY DOG FOOD. Return to index of stories...


HYATT VOTE TOMORROW-VO


LOOKING AHEAD --

OWNERS OF THE HYATT REGENCY COCONUT POINT WANT TO BE A PART OF BONITA SPRINGS.

SO AT TOMORROW MORNING'S CITY COUNCIL MEETING --

THEY'LL ASK BONITA TO ANNEX THEM.

IF THAT HAPPENS --

ESTERO WILL LOSE OUT ON A BIG NAME RESORT --

AND THE TAX REVENUE THAT COMES WITH IT. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


NEXT AT 11 OPEN Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE------------


"it just doesn't happen."

EXCEPT IT DID HAPPEN.

TONIGHT --

WHY A SCHOOL SAID THEY WERE GOING TO KICK A GIRL OUT --

BECAUSE SHE WASN'T FOLLOWING, QUOTE, HER GOD-ORDAINED IDENTITY.

THE SECOND-GRADE SAGA.

51:50 'nats of belushi singing'

PLUS --

HE'S A COMEDIAN, SINGER.AND A BUSINESS OWNER!

WHY JIM BELUSHI'S IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA --

TALKING BEER AND FOOD TONIGHT!

AD-LIB WEATHER TEASE Return to index of stories...


TZ1A KICKED OUT OF CHRISTIAN SCHOOL-SOTVO


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TZ1 JIM BELUSHI IN TOWN-NATSVO


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PHOENIX DUST STORM-VOTOPS


THIS MASSIVE DUST STORM BLANKETED PHOENIX ARIZONA TODAY.

THIS IS NORMAL --

METEOROLOGISTS, HOWEVER, SAY THIS IS EARLY.

OFFICERS BLAME THE DUST STORM FOR THREE CAR CRASHES. Return to index of stories...


JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


JP WEATHERATE OPEN Return to index of stories...


WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


TRACKING A BRIEF COOL-DOWN

The rain from yesterday and last night continues to move away from the area as a cold front sweeps through south Florida tonight. Forecast computer models indicate that this frontal passage could bring us some chilly weather tonight and tomorrow. Winds will pick up as well and a Small Craft Advisory is posted for the Gulf of Mexico waters through noon tomorrow. Temperatures tonight will likely fall below 50 degrees north of the Caloosahatchee River and inland counties. Along and near the coast the lows tomorrow morning will be in the lower 50's. The average low temperature for this time of year is 61 degrees, so Wednesday morning is looking chilly by March standards.

The forecast tomorrow calls for lots of sunshine and highs in the mid 70's. also below average for March. By Thursday we will warm back to the 80's as a few clouds begin to return overhead.

Rain showers are possible late Friday and on Saturday and Sunday this coming weekend. It shouldn't be a complete rain-out this weekend; however, the chance for showers is about 50% both days. Return to index of stories...


TZ EXTRA------------


"papa"

SHE' GOT SHORT HAIR, A HUGE HEART, AND LOVES -- I MEAN -- *LOVES* SCHOOL.

BUT TONIGHT --

WHY HER SCHOOL WAS GOING TO *KICK* THIS EIGHT-YEAR-OLD OUT. BECAUSE OF HOW SHE LOOKS!

PLUS --

YOU ARE *NOT* GOING TO THE CHAPEL!

WHY FLORIDA MAY BAN *ANY* YOUNG PEOPLE FROM GETTING HITCHED!

IT'S JUST 60 SECONDS AWAY AFTER LOTTO! Return to index of stories...


A) CHRISTIAN SCHOOL KICKOUT-NATSVO


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B) FLORIDA MARRIAGES-VOTOPS


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EXTRA AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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KICKED OUT OF CHRISTIAN SCHOOL-TC MON


IN TONIGHT'S A-B-C 7 EXTRA --

IS *LOOKING* LIKE A BOY --

ENOUGH TO GET A GIRL KICKED OUT OF SCHOOL?

A PRIVATE SCHOOL IN VIRGINIA THOUGHT SO. Return to index of stories...


KICKED OUT OF CHRISTIAN SCHOOL-PKG


"Papa!"

SUNNIE KAHLE IS EIGHT YEARS OLD.

SHE'S GOT SHORT HAIR.

AND A HUGE HEART.

AND AS FAR AS HER GRANDPARENTS ARE CONCERNED --

SHE'S COMPLETELY NORMAL LITTLE GIRL.

"She cries every morning to get on the bus, she cries when she comes home because she wants to go back to Timberlake Christian with her friends."

DORIS AND CARROLL THOMPSON ARE SUNNIE'S GRANDPARENTS.

THEY ADOPTED AND RAISED HER.

BUT THEY JUST TOOK HER OUT OF TIMBERLAKE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL --

WHEN THEY GOT THIS LETTER FROM THE PRINCIPAL.

"You're probably aware that Timberlake Christian School is a religious, bible believing institution providing education in a distinctly Christian environment."

THE PRINCIPAL SAYS STUDENTS HAVE BEEN CONFUSED ABOUT WHETHER SUNNIE IS A BOY OR A GIRL --

ADDING ADMINISTRATORS CAN REFUSE YOU ENROLLMENT --

FOR CONDONING SEXUAL IMMORALITY, PRACTICING A HOMOSEXUAL LIFESTYLE OR ALTERNATIVE GENDER IDENTITY --

EVEN REFERNCING BIBLE VERSES BACKING THAT UP.

IN A STATEMENT --

THE SCHOOL ADDS GOD MADE SUNNIE A GIRL --

AND HER DRESS AND BEHAVIOR SHOULD MATCH HER GOD-ORDAINED IDENTITY.

IF NOT, T-C-S IS NOT THE BEST PLACE FOR HER EDUCATION.

"How do you tell a child when she wants to wear pants and shirt, and go out and play in the mud and so forth, how do you tell her, no you can't, you've got to wear a pink bow in your hair, and you've got to let your hair grow out long, how do you do that? I can't do that." Return to index of stories...


KICKED OUT OF CHRISTIAN SCHOOL-ONCAM


A SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR ADDED THIS IS MORE THAN JUST HAIR LENGTH.

THEY CALLED IT A "CLASSROOM DISRUPTION."

SUNNIE'S GRANDPARENTS SAY THEY'RE AREN'T GOING TO FIGHT THIS --

THEY HAVE NO DESIRE TO RE-ENROLL HER AT THE SCHOOL. Return to index of stories...


RAZOR BLADES ON PLAYGROUND-VO-WIPE


RAZOR BLADES ON A PLAYGROUND!

THEY CUT A TWO-YEAR-OLD BOY AND THAT'S NOT ALL.

OFFICERS IN ILLINOIS SAY SOMEONE GLUED THE RAZOR BLADES TO THE EQUIPMENT!

THE SWINGS. THE MONKEY BARS.

OFFICERS REMOVED ABOUT A DOZEN BLADES. Return to index of stories...


RAZOR BLADES ON PLAYGROUND-SOTVO


"We just kind of think about them swinging on the swing set or, you know, climbing the monkey bars. You don't really think about razor blades."

OFFICERS ARE INVESTIGATING AND LOOKING FOR THE PEOPLE WHO DID THIS.

THAT TWO-YEAR-OLD BOY IS OKAY. Return to index of stories...


16 & UNDER MARRIAGES-VO


IT COULD SOON BE **ILLEGAL FOR ANYONE YOUNGER THAN 16 TO GET MARRIED IN FLORIDA.

RIGHT NOW IT'S ALLOWED!

THAT'S RIGHT -- 16 AND 17 YEAR OLDS CAN GET MARRIED WITH PARENTAL PERMISSION.

THOSE YOUNGER CAN GET MARRIED IF THEY'RE PREGNANT OR HAVE A CHILD.

IF THIS NEW LAW PASSES -- FLORIDA WILL BE THE 14TH STATE TO BAN MARRIAGES **PERIOD** FOR THOSE YOUNGER THAN 16. Return to index of stories...


JIM BELUSHI IN TOWN-NATSVO


WE SAW A SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMANCE -- BY ACTOR JIM BELUSHI IN FORT MYERS TONIGHT.

:51:50

BELUSHI WAS AT THE V-I-P OPENING OF THE NEW TILTED KILT RESTAURANT OFF U-S 41.

THE PREMIERE SPORTS BAR OPENED UP WHERE THE DWYERS AND BALLORNEY'S IRISH PUB USE TO BE.

THE DWYERS STILL OWN THE BUILDING --

BUT THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THE TWO STORY CASTLE WILL BE USED FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS. Return to index of stories...


JIM BELUSHI IN TOWN-SOTVO


Steve Jacoby, General Manger

:45:12 one of the reasons alot of places have probably failed here is

because its so big. you got to do some much revenue to support the

light bill, the water bill.:09

:45:23 so by having tilted kilt downstairs and Belushi's upstairs- two

different demographics that we normally wouldn't have together.

05

THE GENERAL MANAGER SAYS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WILL *REALLY SET IT APART. IS THE UPSTAIRS VENUE.

IT'S CALLED "THE BELUSHI."

IT WILL FEATURE LIVE BANDS AND THE OCCASIONAL STAND UP COMEDIAN.

BELUSHI WAS IN TOWN PROMOTING THE CLUB TONGHT.

IT OPENS IN APRIL.

THE TILTED KILT OPENS TO THE PUBLIC AT 11 A-M ON THURSDAY. Return to index of stories...


CORNDOG SPILL-TRX-VOTOPS


WHEN AN 18-WHEELER OVERTURNS --

YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT'S GONNA COME SPILLING OUT!

IN THIS CASE -- IT WAS CORN DOGS!

ABOUT 75-THOUSAND OF THEM.

BOXES AND BOXES JUST LITTERED THE ROADWAY IN SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA TODAY.

CREWS SPENT HOURS CLEANING UP THE MESS.

NO ONE WAS HURT. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP


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CUPCAKE ATM-VOTOPS


IT LOOKS LIKE AN A-T-M.

IT *WORKS* LIKE AN A-T-M.

BUT IT'S DOESN'T GIVE YOU MONEY.

STILL TO COME AT 11 --

FIND OUT WHAT'S INSIDE THE BOXES THIS MACHINE IS SPITTING OUT. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-CAM 1O


THE FLORIDA GATOR BASKETBALL TEAM HAVING A YEAR TO REMEMBER--- AND IT JUST GOT A LITTLE BETTER

PLUS IT'S CLEAR--- FLORIDA AND FLORIDA STATE DO NOT LIKE EACH OTHER-- NO MATTER WHAT THE SPORT Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A SPORTS TEASE-VO


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NIGHTLINE TEASE-BLK-SOT


NIGHTLINE TEASE Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


SPORTS OPEN Return to index of stories...


GATORS HOOPS-POPMON


LAST YEAR FORBES MAGAZINE LISTED THE MOST OVER-PAID COACHES IN COLLEGE BASKEBALL. BELIEVE IT OR NOT. GATOR COACH BILLY DONOVAN MADE THE LIST. SURE THE GUY MAKES 3 MILLION A YEAR. BUT IF YOU ASK THE ROWDY REPTILES. YOU CAN'T PUT A PRICE-TAG ON 2-NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS. Return to index of stories...


GATORS HOOPS-VOTOPS


THE GOOD NEWS FOR THE GATORS--- BILLY D IS STICKING AROUND---

DONOVAN SIGNED A 3 YEAR EXTENSION THAT WILL KEEP HIM IN GAINESVILLE THROUGH 2019

AS FOR THE PRESENT--- HE AND THE GATORS ARE TRYING TO GET BACK TO THE ELITE 8 FOR THE 4TH STRAIGHT YEAR---- Return to index of stories...


GATORS HOOPS-SOTTOPS


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USF COACH-VOTOPS


THE SOUTH FLORIDA BULLS HAVE A NEW HEAD BASKETBALL COACH AND HIS NAME IS --- STEVE MASIELLO

ACCORDING ESPN-- HE WILL TAKE THE JOB

MASIELLO TOOK MANHATTAN COLLEGE TO THE NCAA TOURNAMENT THIS YEAR-- LOSING TO LOUISVILLE IN THE 2ND ROUND

SOUTH FLORIDA HAS STRUGGLED OF LATE-- GOING 12 AND 20 LAST SEASON Return to index of stories...


HIGH SCHOOL POY-VOTOPS


LAST DECEMBER --- JAHLIL OKAFOR WAS ROCKING THE RIM AT THE CITY OF PALMS CLASSIC--- TODAY HE'S BEEN NAMED HIGH SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE YEAR

OKAFOR PLAYED FOR WHITNEY YOUNG HIGH SCHOOL IN CHICAGO --- HE IS OFF TO DUKE NEXT YEAR--- Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA GATORS-POPMON


WILL MUSCHAMP SAID HE WANTED TO ACCOMPLISH A LOT AS THE HEAD FOOTBALL COACH AT FLORIDA. LEADING THE GATORS TO THEIR FIRST LOSING SEASON IN 34 YEARS. PROBABLY WASN'T ON THE LIST.. IF IT WAS. THAT'S A BAD LIST. Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA GATORS-VOTOPS


THE GATORS ARE IN THEIR SECOND WEEK OF SPRING FOOTBALL ---

AND THE CHALLEGE REMAINS THE SAME--- GET THEIR NEW LOOK OFFENSE UP TO SPEED

AND THAT INCLUDES QUARTERBACK JEFF DRISKEL WHO MISSED MOST OF LAST SEASON WITH A BROKEN LEG--- Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA GATORS-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


MIAMI DOLPHINS-VOTOPS


THE MIAMI DOLPHINS ARE AMONG THE 32 NFL TEAMS AT THE OWNERS MEETINGS IN ORLANDO--- THIS WEEK

THIS IS A BIG SEASON FOR THE FINS BOTH ON AND OFF THE FIELD---

MIAMI IS TRYING TO GET TO THE PLAYOFFS FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2008--- AND MORE IMPORTANTLY-- THEY ARE TRYING TO PROVE --- THEIR WORK ENVIRONMENT HAS IMPROVE SINCE THE BULLYING FIASCO Return to index of stories...


MIAMI DOLPHINS-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


GOALPOST DUNKING-VOTOPS


KEEP IT IN THE NFL ---- WHERE THERE WIL BE NO MORE DUNKING---

IT WILL NOW BE A PENALTY FOR PLAYERS TO CELEBRATE A TOUCHDOWN--- BY DUNKING ON THE GOALPOST

LAST YEAR PLAY WAS DELAYED AFTER THE GOALPOST HAD TO BE RE-ALIGNED Return to index of stories...


RED SOX RAYS-POPMON


THE BOSTON RED SOX HAVE A PROBLEM--- A REALLY GOOD PROBLEM--- A TON OF BIG LEAGUE TALENT--- NOT ENOUGH ROSTER SPOTS--- WHICH INCLUDES THE STARTING JOB IN CENTERFIELD-- THE BATTLE TO REPLACE JACOBY ELLSBURY IS A TWO MAN RACE--- YOUNG JACKIE BRADLEY OR VETERAN -- GRADY SIZEMORE--- Return to index of stories...


RED SOX RAYS-VOTOPS


GRADY SIZEMORE -- SAYS I GOT THIS--- -- A 2 RUN HOMER----- 4-2 SOX

THAT'S HOW IT WOULD END 4-2 BOSTON

SIZEMORE WAS A 3 TIME ALL-STAR IN CLEVELAND BUT MISSED ALL OF LAST SEASON DUE TO INJURY--- Return to index of stories...


TWINS O'S-VOTOPS


TWINS HOSTING THE ORIOLES AT HAMMOND STADIUM --

NO SCORE IN THE 2ND INNING - TREVOR PLOUFFE CHANGING THAT -- GOES DEEP TO LEFT CENTER AND OFF THE WALL -- SCORING JOSH WILLINGHAM -- GIVING MINNESOTA A 1-0 LEAD

THEY GO ON TO WIN 4-1 Return to index of stories...


FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS


FLORIDA AND FLORIDA STATE GOING AT IT IN BASEBALL---

THEN THINGS GOT A LITTLE FIESTY---

IT ALL STARTED WHEN DJ STEWART RAN OVER PITCHER DANNY YOUNG---

THEN IT WAS ON-- BENCHES CLEARED Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BREAK-POP


THAT'S A LOOK AT SPORTS.

UP NEXT --

THE A-T-M SPITTING OUT SOMETHING THAT TASTES BETTER THAN MONEY.

STAY RIGHT THERE! Return to index of stories...


CUPCAKE ATM-VO


NEW YORKERS LOOKING FOR A MIDNIGHT SNACK NOW HAVE A CONVENIENT PLACE TO GO.

THE CUPCAKE ATM.

THIS MACHINE. ON THE UPPER EAST SIDE --

DISPENSES CUPCAKES

IT HOLDS 760 CUPCAKES, COOKIES AND OTHER TREATS.

IT'S OPEN 24 HOURS.

IT HAS A WITHDRAWL LIMIT OF 4 AT A TIME --

EACH CUPCAKE COSTS FOUR-25. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE 11PM-4 SHOT


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...