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DIRECTORS PAGE NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP
HEADLINES TEASE TWO---------
HL 1) FORT HOOD SHOOTING-VOTOPS TZ2 COLLIER SIGN ORDINANCE-SOTVO
HL 2) PALIN NEW VIDEO IN COLLIER-VOTOPS TZ2 108TH BIRTHDAY-VOTOPS
HL 3) MIAMI BOTCHED POLICE STING-VOTOPS JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
BIG STORY-CLIP WEATHER-PWC
FORT HOOD SHOOTING-SSTOPS-2SH-PUSH-VO WEATHER-WXWALL
FORT HOOD SHOOTING-SOTVO DEVELOPING OPEN-CLIP
TEAM COVERAGE-CLIP COLLIER SIGN ORDINANCE-OTS-VO
FORT HOOD SUSPECT-OTS-VO COLLIER SIGN ORDINANCE-SOTVO
FORT HOOD SUSPECT-SOTVO SIESTA ISLES DOCK-trxVOTOPS
PTSD IN DEPTH-2SH-VO SIESTA ISLES DOCK-SOTVO
PTSD IN DEPTH-SOTVO CAPE CAT RESCUE-OC-SS (4)
DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP SW DOLPHIN BORN-WIPE-SSTOPS
SARAH PALIN BBQ-VOTOPS-SPLIT SW ATTENDENCE DROP-OTS-VO
SARAH PALIN BBQ-LIVEU2-RTR2 108TH BIRTHDAY-2SH-VO
DISTRICT 19 MEET AND GREET-OC-CG COMING UP NEXT-CLIP
BENEQUISTO BBQ NO FORUM-WIPE-VOTOPS TEASE THREE-POP
STAY ALIVE 75 UPDATE-trxVOTOPS TZ3 A-VO-DISS
GOV SCOTT I95 WIDENING-OTS TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
DEVELOPING OPEN-CLIP 11PM TZ1) RACIST PARKING TICKET-SOTVO
CHARTER SCHOOL DAYS-OTS-VO 11PM TZ2) TEENS AND JUICING-SOTVO
CHARTER SCHOOL DAYS-SOTVO SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
FL VEHICLE REGISTRATION-OTS FLORIDA GATORS-POPMON
FL WARNING SHOTS-OC-VO FLORIDA GATORS-VOTOPS
HERTZ OPEN INTERVIEWS-OTS FLORIDA GATORS-SOTTOPS
NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP DOOLEY-VOTOPS
TEASE ONE---------- CHASE FIELER-VOTOPS
TZ1 NORTH PORT SEX ASSAULT-VOTOPS CHASE FIELER-SOTTOPS
TZ1 FL BODY MANNEQUINN-SOTVO TERRA COTTA-POPMON
WX TEASE-WXWALL TERRA COTTA-VOTOPS
NORTH PORT SEX ASSAULT-trxVOTOPS-OC HOUSTON OPEN-VOTOP
BURNT STORE MARINA FIRE CAUSE-WIPE-VOTOPS TWINS SOX-VOTOPS
MIAMI BOTCHED POLICE STING-trxVOTOPS MARLINS ROCKIES-VOTOPS
FL BODY MANNEQUINN MISTAKE-OTS-VO FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS
FL BODY MANNEQUINN MISTAKE-SOTVO GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT


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HEADLINES


NOW AT 7--

NEW DETAILS ABOUT THE FORT HOOD SHOOTERS MENTAL HEALTH--

WE TALKE TO LOCAL EXPERTS ABOUT P-T-S-D.

DEVELOPING IN COLLIER COUNTY--

SARAH PALIN IS JUST KICKED OFF A CAMPAIGN EVENT WITH LIZBETH BENEQUISTO--

ABC 7 IS LIVE WITH WHAT SHE SAID JUST MINUTES AGO.

AN EPIC MESS-UP--

A POLICE STING GETS OUT OF CONTROL--

AN INFORMANT KILLED--

NOW AT 7--

WHAT WENT WRONG.

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


HL 1) FORT HOOD SHOOTING-VOTOPS


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HL 2) PALIN NEW VIDEO IN COLLIER-VOTOPS


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HL 3) MIAMI BOTCHED POLICE STING-VOTOPS


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BIG STORY-CLIP


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FORT HOOD SHOOTING-SSTOPS-2SH-PUSH-VO


OUR BIG STORY AT SEVEN --

NEW DEVELOPMENTS TONIGHT ABOUT THE DEADLY SHOOTING ON FORT HOOD.

OFFICIALS WITH THAT MILITARY BASE SAY THE SUSPECTED SHOOTER HAD A HISTORY OF PSYCHIACTRIC ISSUES.

WE ALSO LEARNED TODAY --

DOCTORS WERE EVALUATING IVAN LOPEZ FOR POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER.

MILITARY OFFICIALS SAY, HE DID NOT SEE COMBAT DURING HIS TOUR IN IRAQ.

TONIGHT -- INVESTIGATORS DO NOT BELIEVE HE SPECIFICALLY TARGETED HIS VICTIMS.

HE KILLED THREE AND WOUNDED 16.

ALL ARE MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY. Return to index of stories...


FORT HOOD SHOOTING-SOTVO


S/Lt. Gen. Mark Milley/ Commanding General, Ft. Hood:20

"We have very strong evidence that he had a medical history that indicates unstable psychiatric and psychological condition

MILITARY OFFICIALS ARE CALLING HIM, AN EXPERIENCED SOLDIER.

NEW TONIGHT - WE DISCOVERED LOPEZ BOUGHT HIS GUN AT THE SAME STORE THE 2009 FORT HOOD SHOOTER BOUGHT HIS. Return to index of stories...


TEAM COVERAGE-CLIP


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FORT HOOD SUSPECT-OTS-VO


CONTINUING OUR TEAM COVERAGE --

TODAY, ONLY ABC-7 SPOKE TO THE MAN WHO SAYS HE KNOWS THE SUSPECT LIKE A SON.

IVAN LOPEZ IS FROM GUAYANILLA PUERTO RICO.

LOPEZ'S FORMER TEACHER THERE DESCRIBES HIM AS QUIET-- CALM--DISCIPLINED-- AND SAYS HE WAS A TALENTED MUSICIAN.

HE ADDS --

LOPEZ CAME FROM A RESPECTED FAMILY.

WE SPOKE TO HIM ON THE PHONE JUST A COUPLE OF HOURS AGO --

AND TRANSLATED HIS SPANISH. Return to index of stories...


FORT HOOD SUSPECT-SOTVO


Hon. Edgardo Arlequin Velez, Mayor of Guayanilla Puerto Rico

3:36-3:50"It's such a shame. He must have been suffering a lot before the incident because to get to the point he did, he must have really been suffering. I'm going to investigate that."

HIS FORMER TEACHER SAYS THE LAST TIME HE SAW LOPEZ WAS AT HIS MOTHER'S FUNERAL IN NOVEMBER.

HE HASN'T BEEN ABLE TO REACH LOPEZ'S FAMILY SINCE THE SHOOTING. Return to index of stories...


PTSD IN DEPTH-2SH-VO


AND WE CONTINUE OUR TEAM COVERAGE WITH A LOOK INTO POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER.

A-B-C NEWS HAS CONFIRMED --

LOPEZ WAS BEING EVALUATED FOR P-T-S.

ABC7 TALKED TO DOCTORS AT THE V-A CLINIC IN CAPE CORAL.

THEY SAY ANYONE WHO LIVES THROUGH A TRAUMATIC EVENT CAN SUFFER FROM POST TRAUMATIC STRESS.

LOPEZ REPORTED SUFFERING FROM A HEAD INJURY.

HE WAS ALSO UNDERGOING TREATMENT FOR DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY WHICH

EXPERTS SAY ARE SYMPTOMS.

A DOCTOR WHO SPECIALIZES IN P-T-S SAYS WHILE INDIVIDUALS SUFFERING MAY HAVE DIFFICULTY CONTROLLING

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PTSD IN DEPTH-SOTVO


"With proper treatment, addressing the symptoms, veterans do

very well and there very successful there are veterans walking around

with PTSD that are very successful"

V-A DOCTORS SAY SYMPTOMS INCLUDE TROUBLE SLEEPING, EXAGGERATED RESPONSES, AND FLASHBACKS.

IF YOU OR IF YOU KNOW ANYONE IS SUFFERING FROM P-T-S-D THERE ARE RESOURCES AT THE V-A CLINIC. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP


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SARAH PALIN BBQ-VOTOPS-SPLIT


WITHIN THE PAST HOUR --

FORMER ALASKA GOVERNOR, SARAH PALIN, ARRIVED IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FOR A BARBEQUE.

PALIN IS IN TOWN CAMPAIGNING FOR LIZBETH BENACQUISTO.

THE BARBEQUE'S A FUNDRAISER FOR BENAQUISTO.

ABC 7'S LAURA ROBERTS JOINS US LIVE FROM NAPLES --

WHERE THE FORMER GOVERNOR SPOKE ABOUT 30-MINUTES AGO. Return to index of stories...


SARAH PALIN BBQ-LIVEU2-RTR2


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DISTRICT 19 MEET AND GREET-OC-CG


LAURA, THANKS.

RIGHT NOW - THE OTHER DISTRICT 19-CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATES ARE ATTENDING AN EVENT HOSTED BY THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF SANIBEL.

IT'S GOING ON AT THE SANIBEL COMMUNITY HOUSE ON PERIWINKLE WAY.

CANDIDATES CURT CLAWSON, MICHAEL DREIKORN, PAIGE KREEGEL, ROY NETHERWOOD AND TOM ROSSANO ARE ALL THERE.

THE SPECIAL REPUBLICAN PRIMARY IS SET FOR APRIL 22ND. Return to index of stories...


BENEQUISTO BBQ NO FORUM-WIPE-VOTOPS


BACKLASH IS GROWING, TONIGHT --

AGAINST LIZBETH BENACQUISTO'S DECISION TO HOST THAT EVENT WITH SARAH PALIN RATHER THAN ATTENDING THE EVENT ON SANIBEL.

BENACQUISTO'S CAMP TOLD ORGANIZERS SHE WAS TOO BUSY IN TALLAHASSEE TO MAKE AN APPEARANCE.

SHE THEN MADE TIME TO HOST THIS BARBEQUE.

BENAQUISTO TOLD ABC7'S LAURA ROBERTS THAT SHE COULD NOT MISS AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE WITH PALIN AND THAT PEOPLE AT THE EVENT ARE ALSO HER SUPPORTERS. Return to index of stories...


STAY ALIVE 75 UPDATE-trxVOTOPS


NEW AND ENCOURAGING INFORMATION TONIGHT ON THE RECENT "STAYING ALIVE ON 75" SAFETY CAMPAIGN.

THE FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL TELLS ABC7 NO ONE DIED IN THE 7-STATE TRAFFIC BLITZ.

WE RODE ALONG WITH TROOPERS LAST WEEK -- AS THEY URGED DRIVERS TO SLOW DOWN, BUCKLE UP AND BE ALERT.

THERE WILL BE SEVERAL MORE "STAYING ALIVE" CAMPAIGNS OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS. Return to index of stories...


GOV SCOTT I95 WIDENING-OTS


GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT JUST APPROVED A MAJOR EXPANSION PROJECT FOR I-95 -- IT RUNS ALONG FLORIDA'S EASTCOAST.

F-DOT CREWS SAY THERE IS ENOUGH FUNDING TO WIDEN THE INTERSTATE.

SCOTT ANNOUNCED THE 250-MILLION DOLLAR PROJECT AT THE DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY.

I-95 WILL BE CHANGED TO SIX LANES FROM GEORGIA TO MIAMI. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING OPEN-CLIP


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CHARTER SCHOOL DAYS-OTS-VO


NEW TONIGHT --

SOME LEE COUNTY STUDENTS WILL FACE A LONGER SCHOOL DAY NEXT YEAR.

FOUR SCHOOLS RUN BY CHARTER SCHOOLS U-S-A WILL START 30 MINUTES EARLIER.

OFFICIALS TELL US THE CHANGE WILL HELP STUDENTS AND TEACHERS PREPARE FOR NEW FLORIDA STANDARDS.

THE ACADEMIC BENCHMARKS WILL BE FULLY IMPLEMENTED NEXT YEAR.

PARENTS WE TALKED TO LIKE THE IDEA. Return to index of stories...


CHARTER SCHOOL DAYS-SOTVO


15:33:09 it's not gonna put a rush on some of those classes where they might need the additional time, maybe the teachers will be able to take a little more time as well to assist their students. 15:33:18

HERE ARE THE SCHOOLS.

SIX MILE CHARTER ACADEMY, CAPE CORAL CHARTER SCHOOL, GATEWAY CHARTER ELEMENTARY, AND BONITA SPRINGS CHARTER SCHOOL Return to index of stories...


FL VEHICLE REGISTRATION-OTS


FLORIDA DRIVERS WILL SOON SAVE MONEY ON VEHICLE REGISTRATION.

RENEWAL FEES ARE DROPPING.

STARTING IN SEPTEMBER -- DRIVERS WILL SAVE ABOUT 25-DOLLARS.

BUT HERE'S SOMETHING IMPORTANT.

IF YOU HAVE TO RENEW BEFORE SEPTEMBER, JUST RENEW FOR ONE YEAR.

YOU HAVE THE OPTION TO DO LONGER, YOU DON'T WANT TO, BECAUSE YOU'LL BE PAYING A HIGHER RATE.

JUST DO A YEAR, THEN NEXT YEAR, YOU'LL CASH IN ON THE LOWER RATE. Return to index of stories...


FL WARNING SHOTS-OC-VO


THE FLORIDA SENATE PASSED A BILL TO ADD IMMUNITY FOR SO CALLED "WARNING SHOTS" TO THE "STAND YOUR GROUND" LAW.

THE BILL IS ON ITS WAY TO GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT'S DESK.

IT ALLOWS PEOPLE TO SHOW GUNS OR FIRE WARNING SHOTS WHEN THEY FEEL THREATENED.

THE BILL WAS INSPIRED BY THE CASE OF MARISSA ALEXANDER.

SHE WAS SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS AFTER SHE FIRED A WARNING SHOT DURING A DOMESTIC DISPUTE. Return to index of stories...


HERTZ OPEN INTERVIEWS-OTS


IF YOU WANT A JOB, LISTEN UP.

HERTZ IS LOOKING FOR EMPLOYEES FOR ITS NEW HEADQUARTERS IN ESTERO.

COMPANY REPS TELL US -- THEY'RE LOOKING FOR CUSTOMER SALES EXPERTS AND TEAM LEADERS.

YOU WILL NEED TO SCHEDULE AN INTERVIEW IN ADVANCE.

WE'VE MADE IT EASY.

JUST HEAD OVER TO ABC-DASH-7-DOT-COM -- AND CLICK ON SITES ON 7. Return to index of stories...


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


NEW DETAILS TONIGHT -- SURROUNDING A NORTH PORT POLICE OFFICER, ACCUSED OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING A PARTY HOST.

NEXT -- WHAT ABC-7 UNCOVERED ABOUT THAT OFFICER'S PAST.

PLUS THIS --

"His first reaction to this was that it was an April Fools prank,"

APRIL FOOLS MISTAKE.

HOW WORKERS AT A FLORIDA APARTMENT BUILDING MISTAKINGLY THOUGHT A DEAD BODY, WAS A MANNEQUINN.

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TZ1 NORTH PORT SEX ASSAULT-VOTOPS


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TZ1 FL BODY MANNEQUINN-SOTVO


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WX TEASE-WXWALL


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NORTH PORT SEX ASSAULT-trxVOTOPS-OC


ABC7 IS UNCOVERING NEW DETAILS ABOUT THE PAST OF A NORTH PORT POLICE OFFICER CHARGED WITH SEXUAL BATTERY AND FALSE IMPRISONMENT.

INVESTIGATORS SAY MELANIE TURNER AND ANOTHER OFFICER RICK URBINA SEXUALLY ASSULTED A WOMAN AT A PARTY.

URBINA TOOK HIS OWN LIFE BEFORE OFFICERS COULD ARREST HIM.

IN 2006 -- AN INVESTIGATION SHOWED TURNER ABUSED HER DUTY-ISSUED GUN WHEN SHE THREATENED TO "BAKER-ACT" HER ROOMMATE.

TURNER WILL BE IN COURT LATER THIS MONTH. Return to index of stories...


BURNT STORE MARINA FIRE CAUSE-WIPE-VOTOPS


CAPE CORAL FIREFIGHTERS JUST RELEASED WHAT CAUSED WEDNESDAY'S CONDO FIRE.

THE FIRE DAMAGED FOUR UNITS IN BURNT STORE MARINA.

AN INVESTIGATOR JUST RULED THE ACCIDENT.

THEY SAY SOME TYPE OF ELECTRONIC DEVICE -- SITTING ON A COUCH -- CAUGHT FIRE.

NO ONE WAS HOME AT THE TIME. Return to index of stories...


MIAMI BOTCHED POLICE STING-trxVOTOPS


AND THIS IS BRAND NEW VIDEO FROM MIAMI -- SHOWING A BOTCHED POLICE STING FROM 20-11.

INFRARED VIDEO FROM A HELICOPTER SHOWS FOUR SUSPECTS --

BEFORE MEETING A POLICE INFORMANT.

THE INFORMAT LURED THE SUSPECTS, ACCUSED IN A STRING OF VIOLENT HOME INVASIONS, INTO A HOUSE.

BUT THE SUSPECTS SOON CAUGHT ON TO THE OPERATION.

GUNFIRE ERUPTED AND FOUR PEOPLE WERE KILLED, INCLUDING THE INFORMANT.

AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION IS ON-GOING --

BUT THE VIDEO WAS JUST RELEASED. Return to index of stories...


FL BODY MANNEQUINN MISTAKE-OTS-VO


A BIZARRE STORY OUT OF THE TAMPA AREA, TONIGHT.

A DESK CLERK AT AN APARTMENT BUILDING -- MISTOOK THE BODY OF A 96-YEAR-0LD WOMAN -- FOR A MANNEQUINN.

THE CLERK SAW THE BODY AS SHE TOOK A BREAK YESTERDAY.

SHE ASKED TWO MEN TO HELP HER PUT IT IN THE DUMPSTER.

LATER THAT MORNING, A MAINTANCE WORKER FOUND THE BODY. Return to index of stories...


FL BODY MANNEQUINN MISTAKE-SOTVO


"Most people that are looking at this are going to assume that these people are all fools, but honestly it does appear that this was just an honest mistake," Puetz said.

THE WOMAN TOOK HER OWN LIFE.

THE CLERK AND DELIVERY WORKERS SAY THEY THOUGHT IT WAS ALL AN APRIL FOOLS JOKE.

NO CRIMINAL CHARGES WILL BE FILED. Return to index of stories...


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TEASE TWO---------


Brigitte Foreman/Manager, Paradise Jewelry/17:51:00 "They said we got a 24 hour warning and to get our sign holders off the street."

LAWMAKERS IN COLLIER COUNTY SAY -- ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

SIGN-HOLDERS LIKE THIS ARE GETTING THE BOOT.

WHY BUSINESS OWNERS AREN'T HAPPY ABOUT THE DECISION.

PLUS --

A VERY SPECIAL DAY FOR ONE FORT MYERS WOMAN.

ABC-7 WAS AT THE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR THE WOMAN WHO LIVED THROUGH THE AGES.

THAT'S NEXT. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 COLLIER SIGN ORDINANCE-SOTVO


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TZ2 108TH BIRTHDAY-VOTOPS


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JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


GREAT WEATHER INTO THE WEEKEND

Our string of nice weather days will continue tomorrow and through the weekend. Skies are partly cloudy this evening and we will clear out and wake up to mostly sunny weather tomorrow. Temperatures tonight will drop to the lower 60's along and near the beaches. Mid 50's will be noted on the inland thermometers, and some patchy ground fog is possible on Friday morning.

Skies will be mostly sunny again tomorrow afternoon with high temperatures recovering to the mid 80's. An afternoon sea breeze will develop along the coast and cap the beach weather around 80 - 82 degrees. The Gulf of Mexico water temperature still sets at a cool 72 degrees.

The weekend outlook is good with partly cloudy weather and warm 80's each day. Rain-free skies are expected this weekend.

A strong cold front is predicted to move toward us next Tuesday and could bring some heavy rain or strong thunderstorms. Forecast models are showing a consistent outlook for rain next Tuesday. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING OPEN-CLIP


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COLLIER SIGN ORDINANCE-OTS-VO


DEVELOPING TONIGHT --

COLLIER COUNTY IS CRACKING DOWN ON WAYS SOME BUSINESSES CAN ADVERTISE.

CODE ENFORCEMENT IS KEEPING A CLOSE EYE ON SIGN HOLDERS -- THOSE FOLKS WHO STAND ON SIDEWALKS AND STREETS WAVING AND WAVING SIGNS TO LURE YOU IN.

FOR MANY BUSINESSES -- IT'S MAJOR DRAW FOR DRIVERS.

BUT NOW COLLIER BUSINESSES FACE A FINE FOR USING THEM.

AND OWNERS AREN'T HAPPY. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER SIGN ORDINANCE-SOTVO


Miles Ianacone/Liberty Tax Service/17:33:05 "Without the ability to have sign wavers out there it would be devastating because it would pretty much eliminate our ability to attract new customers."

--BUTT SOT--

Brigitte Foreman/Manager, Paradise Jewelry "they don't realize how detrimental it is to the businesses because we use them."

COMMISSIONERS SAY -- SIGN HOLDERS ARE BECOMING AN EYE-SORE.

CODE ENFORCEMENT TOLD ABC-7 THEY'RE NOT "ATTACKING" BUSINESSES - THEY'RE ENFORCING THEIR SIGNAGE LAWS.

BUT BUSINESSES HOPE BOTH SIDES CAN FIND A HAPPY MEDIUM TO KEEP SIGN-HOLDERS AROUND.

THEY'LL TALK ABOUT IT WITH COMMISSIONERS LATER THIS MONTH. Return to index of stories...


SIESTA ISLES DOCK-trxVOTOPS


A 20 YEAR DEBATE OVER A BOAT DOCK IN LEE COUNTY WILL HEAD TO COMMISSIONERS FOR A VOTE.

RESIDENTS INSIDE THE SIESTA ISLES COMMUNITY DON'T WANT THE DOCK.

THEY SAY IT WILL CAUSE PROBLEMS BECAUSE THEY USE THAT SPACE AS A TURNAROUND IN THE CANAL.

FOR 20 YEARS LEE COUNTY AGREED.

NOW - THE CURRENT PROPERTY OWNER IS FIGHTING AND SAYS IT'S HIS RIGHT.

THE COUNTY ATTORNEY RECOMMENDS COMMISSIONERS APPROVE THE REQUEST TO ADD A DOCK.

IF IT'S NOT - THE PROPERTY OWNER WILL SUE THE COUNTY FOR 500-THOUSAND DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


SIESTA ISLES DOCK-SOTVO


Sot Matt Uhle, property owner's lawyer

The other residents out there who have docks don't have butted lots

either, they're separated by siesta drive, so from a legal perspective

their docks present the same issue that my clients did but they got

docks and my client didn't."

--BUTT SOT--

Sot Daniel Markle, Siesta Isles resident

Do the right thing, it's the easiest way. And in the long run county

you're not going to have all the problems you'll have with future

lawsuits. Simple, easy. Done deal."

THE COUNTY ATTORNEY RECOMMENDS COMMISSIONERS APPROVE THE REQUEST TO ADD A DOCK.

IF IT'S NOT - THE PROPERTY OWNER WILL SUE THE COUNTY FOR 500-THOUSAND DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CAT RESCUE-OC-SS (4)


CAPE CORAL FIREFIGHTERS SAVED A CAT TODAY --

A CAT TRAPPED IN A VERY ODD SPACE.

EMPLOYEES AT A CHIROPRACTIC OFFICE HEARD THE CAT CRYING AND CALLED LEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES.

THE CAT WAS WEDGED BETWEEN TWO BUILDINGS ON LAFAYETTE STREET.

IT WAS LESS THAN THREE INCHES OF SPACE.

FIRE FIGHTERS USED A LONG POLE TO GET THE CAT.

IT'S OKAY.

ANIMAL SERVICE WORKERS NAMED IT CHANCE.

IT WILL BE UP FOR ADOPTION. Return to index of stories...


SW DOLPHIN BORN-WIPE-SSTOPS


NEW FROM CENTRAL FLORIDA --

NEW PICTURES SHOW A HEALTHY BABY DOLPHIN, BORN TUESDAY AT SEA WORLD IN ORLANDO.

THE 48-POUND CALF IS SPENDING TIME NURSING AND BONDING WITH HER MOTHER.

EXPERTS SAY -- THE CALF IS DOING JUST FINE.

THIS IS THE 28TH DOLPHIN BORN AT SEA WORLD'S DISCOVERY COVE -- SINCE THE PARK OPENED IN 2000. Return to index of stories...


SW ATTENDENCE DROP-OTS-VO


MEANTIME --

SEAWORLD SAYS ATTENDANCE IS OFF AT ITS ELEVEN THEME PARKS.

THE ORLANDO BASED THEME PARK COMPANY SAYS JUST MORE THAN 3-MILLION PEOPLE VISITED ITS PARKS IN THE FIRST THREE MONTHS OF THIS YEAR.

THAT'S A 13-PERCENT DROP FROM THE SAME TIME LAST YEAR.

SEAWORLD HAS BEEN UNDER FIRE BY ANIMAL RIGHTS GROUPS FOR TREATMENT OF ITS KILLER WHALES.

THE MOVE "BLACKFISH" EXPLORED ALLEGATIONS OF MISTREATMENT OF THE WHALES. Return to index of stories...


108TH BIRTHDAY-2SH-VO


AND IT'S A SPECIAL DAY FOR ONE FORT MYERS WOMAN.

HER 108TH BIRTHDAY

ABC-7 WAS THERE TODAY AS JENNIE TRUNCALE CELEBRATED HER 108TH BIRTHDAY WITH HER FRIENDS.

SHE'S A STRONG WOMAN.

JENNIE MADE BULLETS DURING WORLD WAR TWO AND WAS FEATURED ON THE COVER OF "WOMANPOWER" MAGAZINE IN 1942.

SHE CONTINUED WORKING FOR THE COMPANY, SCOVILL MANUFACTURING IN CONNECTICUT FOR 38 YEARS. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE THREE-POP


THE FLORIDA GATORS ARE TWO WINS AWAY FROM A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP-- HEAR FROM THE GATORS AT THE FINAL FOUR

PLUS--- WHY FGCU FANS SHOULD BE THANKING THIS GUY--- Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A-VO-DISS


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TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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11PM TZ1) RACIST PARKING TICKET-SOTVO


"The offense is black people don't drive nice cars

THE PARKING TICKET IS FAKE.

BUT THE RACIST REMARK IS NOT.

WHERE THESE NASTY NOTES ARE BEING LEFT ON CARS -- AFTER SCANDAL. Return to index of stories...


11PM TZ2) TEENS AND JUICING-SOTVO


i feel a little weak. but i'm not hungry

EXPERTS CALL IT EXTREME.

BUT IT'S HOT IN HOLLYWOOD --

AND A GROWING TREND WITH TEENS.

AT ELEVEN - THE RISKS THAT COMES WITH JUICE CLEANSING --

AND THE BENEFITS. IF IT'S DONE RIGHT. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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FLORIDA GATORS-POPMON


IF YOU HAD THE UCONN HUSKIES GOING TO THE FINAL FOUR. YOU'RE EITHER REALLY SMART, YOU'RE LYING. OR YOUR NAME IS KEVIN OLLIE. BUT I'M NOT EVEN SURE THE UCONN HEAD COACH HAD HIS GUYS MAKING THIS FAR. BUT THEY ARE IN. THEY ARE HOT--- AND THEY ARE THE LAST TEAM TO BEAT THE FLORIDA GATORS--- Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA GATORS-VOTOPS


LET'S FLASH BACK---

THIS IS THE SHOT--- THAT TOOK DOWN THE GATORS-- BACK ON DECEMBER 2ND--- SHABAZZ NAPIER AT THE BUZZER

SINCE THEN IT'S BEEN SMOOTH SAILING FOR THE GATORS--- 30 STRAIGHT WINS---

FLORIDA IS 5 AND 1 IN FINAL FOUR GAMES SINCE 2000--- AND ARE 6 1/2 POINT FAVORITES TO BEAT THE HUSKIES THIS SATURDAY NIGHT--- IN THE REMATCH Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA GATORS-SOTTOPS


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DOOLEY-VOTOPS


WE CAN OFFICIALLY PUT THE JOE DOOLEY RUMORS TO BED----

THE FGCU HEAD COACH --- WILL NOT BE GOING TO BOSTON COLLEGE---

TODAY JIM CHRISTIAN FROM OHIO UNIVERSITY--- WAS HIRED AS BC'S NEW HEAD COACH Return to index of stories...


CHASE FIELER-VOTOPS


JUST A REMINDER-- YOU CAN CATCH FGCU STAR--- CHASE FIELER IN ACTION TONIGHT IN THE SLAM DUNK CONTEST --- AS PART OF THE FINAL FOUR WEEKEND---

FIELER WILL GO UP AGAINST 7 OTHER HIGH RISERS FROM COLLEGE BASKETBALL INCLUDING--- CLEANTHONY EARLY FROM WITCHITA STATE AND ADRIAN PAYNE OF MICHIGAN STATE---

THE DUNK CONTEST WILL FOLLOW THE 3 POINT CONTEST--- WHICH BEGINS AT 9PM ON ESPN Return to index of stories...


CHASE FIELER-SOTTOPS


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TERRA COTTA-POPMON


BACK IN 1997 MATT KUCHAR BEAT SERGIO GARCIA TO WIN THE 2ND EVER TERRA COTTA INVITATIONAL. AT THE TIME. THEY WERE JUST A COUPLE OF TEENAGER. UNKNOWN TO THE GOLF WORLD. NOW. WELL. AS THEY SAY. THE REST IS HISTORY. BOTH HAVE BECOME STARS ON THE PGA TOUR. AND. HAVE HELPED PUT THE TERRA COTTA INVITATIONAL ON THE MAP. Return to index of stories...


TERRA COTTA-VOTOPS


THE TERRA COTTA RETURNS TO NAPLES NATIONAL THIS WEEKEND--- FIRST ROUND BEGINS ON FRIDAY---

IT'S A TOURNAMENT THAT FEATURES SOME OF THE BEST AMATEURS IN THE WORLD--- MANY OF WHOM WILL GO ON TO BECOME STARS ON THE PGA TOUR----

YOU CAN CHECK THESE GUYS OUT--- ALL WEEKEND--- AND IT'S FREE TO THE PUBLIC--- Return to index of stories...


HOUSTON OPEN-VOTOP


WE JUST MENTIONED MATT KUCHAR MOMENTS AGO--- TODAY HE WAS DOING DAMAGE AT THE HOUSTON OPEN---

KUCHAR GETS THE BIRDIE TO DROP----- HE'S ONE SHOT BACK AT 6 UNDER PAR

BILL HAAS LEADS AT 7 UNDER Return to index of stories...


TWINS SOX-VOTOPS


TWINS WHITE SOX--- PHIL HUGHES MAKING HIS TWINS DEBUT---

HE GOT PLENTY OF HELP FROM THIS GUY--- CHRIS ---- THE ROCKET TO RIGHT--- A 2 RUN DOUBLE----- 5-1 TWINS---

WITH 6 RBI ON THE DAY---

THE TWINS SCORE 2 IN THE 9TH---- AND THEY GET THE WIN Return to index of stories...


MARLINS ROCKIES-VOTOPS


SOMEONE BREAK UP THE MARLINS--- THEY WIN AGAIN---

GIANCARLO STANTON--- BACK UP THE MIDDLE---- THAT BREAKS A 5-5 TIE

MARLINS NOW 3 AND 1 ON THE YEAR THEY WIN 8-5 Return to index of stories...


FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS


FINAL STOP--- PHOENIX--

AND YOU MAY ASK YOURSELF--- WHY THE DIAMONDBACKS NEED A BEE KEEPER--- HERE'S WHY--

SWARMS OF BEES AT THE TODAYS GAME---- Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT


ADLIB POINTS Return to index of stories...