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BREAKING NEWS CLIP MORE FROZEN APPEARANCES-trx-VO
ANCHOR SUPERS FL GATOR NEAR PLAYGROUND-VOTOPS
HEADLINES------------- TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT
HL1) HOBBY LOBBY BACKLASH-VO-WIPE TZ4 A fade away closing-VO-WIPE
HL2) FL LAWS-VO-WIPE TZ4 B world cup fever-VOTOPS-WIPE
HL3) ALGAE BLOOMS-VOTOPS TZ4 C fla southwestern spirit day-VOTOPS
WX HL-WX WALL CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX
NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP
WX FIRST TOSS-2-SHOT NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS
TROPICAL STORM-WX WALL TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPS
HOBBY LOBBY BACKLASH-2 SHOT TS1) LEHIGH BREAKINS-SS-VO
HOBBY LOBBY BACKLASH-PKG TS2) FM HOTEL-VOTOPS
LOCAL REAX-OC VO TS3) WORLD CUP-VOTOPS
NEW FL LAWS : ECIGS-POP - CGVIDBOX LEHIGH BREAKIN ARRESTS-OC SS VO
PARASAILING-TRX CG VIDBOX WOOLBRIGHT ARRAIGNMENT-OC NATVO-WIPE
CHARITIES-TRX CG VIDBOX WOOLBRIGHT ARRAIGNMENT-SOTVO
NO SALES TAX ON YOUTH SAFETY ITEMS-TRX CG VIDBOX CAPE HEROIN BUST-OC SS
OTHER LAWS-POP MADDIE STRAUSS PASSES AWAY-OC VO
DEP WATER TEST RESULTS-OTS DT FM OLD HOTEL-VOTOPS
FERTILIZER CHANGE TO SANIBEL-TRXVO DT FM OLD HOTEL-SOTVO
MICHELLE OBAMA IN ORLANDO-OTS VO EDISON STATE NEW NAME-OC VO-WIPE
FL LOTTERY SCAM-OTS VO FL TOLL INCREASE-trxVOTOPS
NORTH PORT CHILD DEATH-SOTTOPS SS FADEAWAY BAR CLOSING-TRXVOTOPS
NORTH PORT CHILD DEATH-SSTOPS VO SS FADEAWAY BAR CLOSING-SOTVO
SEX ASSAULT AT BABYSITTERS HOME-trx-OTS, OC, SOT, WORLD CUP GAME-POP MON
SEX ASSAULT AT BABYSITTERS HOME-OTS, OC,SOT,SS WORLD CUP GAME-PKG
MYSTERY ALGAE NEAR CAUSEWAY-ONCAM, VO TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT
SICK DOGS LINK?-OC, VO TZ5 LIKE A GIRL-VO-WIPE
PRES. ALGAE BILL-OTS-OC TZ5 CAVE HOUSE UP FOR SALE-VOTOPS
PUPPIES IN HOT UHAUL-SSTOPS, SS (2) WEATHER TEASE-WX ID
PUPPIES IN HOT UHAUL-SOTTOPS, VO ALLYSON WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
LEE CO PET ADOPTION-TRX VOTOPS CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT FORECAST-WX WALL
TZ1 PAY FOR MY WEDDING-VOTOPS LIGHTNING HITS WILLIS TOWER-VOTOPS
TZ1 UNDERCOVER LAB-VOTOPS LIKE A GIRL CAMPAIGN-2SHOTPOP OC
WEATHER TEASE-WX ID LIKE A GIRL CAMPAIGN-PKG
PAY FOR MY WEDDING-2-SHOT FACEBOOK PROBLEMS-OTS
PAY FOR MY WEDDING-PKG FACEBOOK PROBLEMS-SOTVO
UNDERSEA LAB COUSTEAU-TRXVO FACEBOOK MILESTONE-TRX VOTOPS
TEASE TWO-2-SHOT CAVE HOUSE FOR SALE-2-SHOT
TZ2 GM RECALLS-VO CAVE HOUSE FOR SALE-PKG
TZ2 SAFE TEETHING-VO TEASE SIX-2-SHOT
ALLYSON WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP TZ6 MADONNA-VO
CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST TZ6 ERYKA-VO
FORECAST-WXWALL FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL
CHRYSLER RECALL-POP WIPEVO MADONNA GIVING BACK-2SHOT-VO
MORE GM RECALLS-trxVOTOPS ERYKA BADYU VIDEOBOMBS REPORTER-2SHOT
BACTERIA ON PHONE-OTS-OC, VO ERYKA BADYU VIDEOBOMBS REPORTER-SOTVO SS
SAMSUNG VIOLATIONS-OTS FANS GRANT HOCKEY PLAYER FINAL WISH-2SHOT-SOTVO
SAFE TEETHING GUIDELINES-ONCAM TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS
SAFE TEETHING GUIDELINES-PKG TS1) HOBBY LOBBY
TEASE THREE-2-SHOT TS2) FL LAWS
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BREAKING NEWS CLIP


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ANCHOR SUPERS


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HEADLINES-------------


A MAJOR BLOW TO OBAMA CARE

THE SURPREME COURT RULING SMALL BUSINESSES CAN OPT OUT OF PROVIDING BIRTH CONTROL, BASED ON RELIGIOUS BELIEFS.

HOW THIS COULD AFFECT A LOCAL UNIVERSITY.

AND FROM COLLEGE SAVINGS FOR SOLDIERS TO NEW STRICTER RULES FOR PARASAILING.

NEW LAWS TAKING EFFECT TODAY THAT COULD SAVE YOU MONEY. AND KEEP YOUR FAMILY SAFER.

AND IF THE LAKE O RELEASES ARE NOT ENOUGH.

NOW THERE'S GREEN SLIME GROWING.

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HL1) HOBBY LOBBY BACKLASH-VO-WIPE


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HL2) FL LAWS-VO-WIPE


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HL3) ALGAE BLOOMS-VOTOPS


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WX HL-WX WALL


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NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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WX FIRST TOSS-2-SHOT


GOOD MORNING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA!

THANKS FOR WATCHING ABC-7. I'M AMY SEDLACEK.

AND I'M ROB EVANS.

THIS MORNING WE CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THE FIRST TROPICAL DEPRESSION OF THE SEASON

METEROLOGIST ALLYSON RAE IN THE STORM WARN 7 HURRICANE TRACKING CENTER. WATCHING IT CLOSELY.

ALLYSON COULD THIS BECOME A TROPICAL STORM. Return to index of stories...


TROPICAL STORM-WX WALL


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HOBBY LOBBY BACKLASH-2 SHOT


MAKING HEADLINES AND DRAWING CONTROVERSY THIS MORNING.

THE SUPREME COURT RULING THAT SAYS --

FOR-PROFIT COMPANIES --*CAN NOT* BE REQUIRED TO PAY FOR SPECIFIC TYPES OF BIRTH CONTROL FOR THEIR EMPLOYEES IS GETTING A LOT OF BACKLASH.THIS MORNING.

THE RULING DELIVERING A MAJOR BLOW TO PRESIDENT OBAMA'S SIGNATURE HEALTH CARE LAW.

THE CONTRACEPTIVE COVERAGE REQUIREMENT WAS CHALLENGED BY TWO CORPORATIONS WHOSE OWNERS SAY THEY TRY TO RUN THEIR BUSINESSES ON CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES.

PAMELA BROWN HAS A LOOK AT THE RULING AND THE UPROAR IT HAS CAUSED. Return to index of stories...


HOBBY LOBBY BACKLASH-PKG


--REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS--

FIERY PROTESTS ON A RULING THAT CONVERGED THREE CONTENTIOUS ISSUES INTO ONE. RELIGIOUS FREEDOM. ABORTION. AND OBAMACARE.

TODAY THE HIGH COURT STRIKING DOWN A KEY PROVISION IN THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT THAT REQUIRES FOR PROFIT COMPANIES TO PROVIDE COMPREHENSIVE BIRTH CONTROL COVERAGE.

THE MAIN PLAINTIFF THE EVANGELICAL CHRISTIAN OWNERS OF HOBBY LOBBY CRAFT STORES CHALLENGED THE LAW SAYING IT VIOLATED THEIR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS.

"The court reaffirmed that American families don't give up their constitutional right to religious freedom just because they open a family business."

OBAMACARE COVERS 20 TYPES OF BIRTH CONTROL. THIS SUPREME COURT CASE FOCUSED ON FOUR OF THOSE. PLAN B - THE "MORNING AFTER" PILL AND ELLA, THE "WEEK AFTER" PILL. ALSO, TWO TYPES OF IUD'S. HOBBY LOBBY EQUATED THOSE FOUR FORMS OF CONTRACEPTIVES WITH ABORTION BECAUSE THEY SAY THEY PREVENT A FERTILIZED EGG FROM ATTACHING TO THE WOMB.

SUPPORTERS OF THE CONTRACEPTION MANDATE SAY THIS RULING UNFAIRLY BRINGS A WOMAN'S BOSS INTO HER PRIVATE MEDICAL AFFAIRS AND WILL DUMP A HUGE FINANCIAL BURDEN ON FEMALE EMPLOYEES.

"I think immediately, tens of thousands of women who are employees of these companies will either be out of their birth control or will absolutely have to double pay because we already pay and that adds up at the end of the month."

THE FIVE CONSERVATIVE JUSTICES ON THE COURT USED A 20 YEAR OLD FEDERAL LAW TO MAKE THE CASE THAT CLOSELY HELD FOR PROFIT COMPANIES HAVE RELIGIOUS LIBERTY RIGHTS, JUST LIKE INDIVIDUALS DO. WRITING FOR THE MAJORITY, JUSTICE SAMUEL ALITO SAID: "The plain terms of the federal law make it perfectly clear that Congress did not discriminate in this way against men and women who wish to run their businesses as for-profit corporations in the manner required by their religious beliefs."

BUT IN A STRONGLY WORDED DISSENT JUSTICE RUTH GINSBURG SAYS NOW COMPANY OWNERS CAN FORCE THEIR OWN RELIGIOUS BELIEFS ON THEIR EMPLOYEES: "It would deny legions of women who do not hold their employers' beliefs access to contraceptive coverage that the ACA would otherwise secure."

WHILE THE COURT SETTLED THIS SPECIFIC FIGHT, THE RULING COULD OPEN THE DOOR TO EVEN MORE LEGAL CHALLENGES TO OBAMACARE. Return to index of stories...


LOCAL REAX-OC VO


AND THIS DECISION MAY HAVE AN IMPACT ON AVE MARIA UNIVERSITY HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THE UNIVERSITY WAS THE FIRST IN FLORIDA TO FILE SUIT AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT OVER THE CONTRACEPTIVE ISSUE BACK IN 2012.

THE SCHOOL'S PRESIDENT APPLAUDED THE RULING.

HE SAYS IT WILL NOT CHANGE THE STATUS OF THEIR LAWSUIT.

THE UNIVERSITY PLANS TO FILE A MOTION TO RE-OPEN THEIR CASE IN LIGHT OF THE RULING. Return to index of stories...


NEW FL LAWS : ECIGS-POP - CGVIDBOX


A SLEW OF NEW LAWS ARE TAKING EFFECT TODAY.

THE GOVERNOR SIGNED INTO LAW 158 BILLS.ALL BECOMING LAW TODAY.

AMONG THEM IS A BAN ON THE SALE OF E-CIGARETTES TO MINORS.

THE SALE OF NICOTINE OR NICOTINE PRODUCTS TO ANYONE UNDER 18 HAS ALWAYS BEEN ILLEGAL.

BUT WHAT IS NOW INCLUDED IS THE DEVICES USED TO SMOKE THE NICOTINE LIQUID.

E-CIGARETTES ARE MARKETED TO SMOKERS TO HELP THEM QUIT, BUT THEY HAVE BECOME A GROWING FAD AMONG TEENS.

AS OF TODAY YOU can't BUY THE DEVICE OR THE NICOTINE LIQUID UNLESS YOUR ARE 18. Return to index of stories...


PARASAILING-TRX CG VIDBOX


ALSO GOING INTO EFFECT TODAY.

STRICTER REGULATIONS FOR FLORIDA'S COMMERICIAL PARASAILING INDUSTRY.

OPERATORS MUST LOG WEATHER CONDITIONS BEFORE ANY ENCURSIONS.

THEY ALSO CANNOT OPERATE IN SEVERE WEATHER

AND FINALLY THEY "MUST" BE LICENSED BY THE U.S COAST GUARD AND LIMIT OPERATIONS NEAR AIRPORTS. Return to index of stories...


CHARITIES-TRX CG VIDBOX


CHARITIES ARE ALSO GETTING MORE OVERSIGHT.

AS OF TODAY, CHARITIES OPERATING IN FLORIDA MUST GIVE CONSUMERS MORE INFORMATION ON WHERE CONTRIBUTIONS GO.

THE BILL ALSO BANS ANY CHARITY THAT BROKE LAWS IN OTHER STATES FROM SOLICITING MONEY IN FLORIDA.

FELONS CANNOT RAISE MONEY FOR CHARITY AND REPORTING REQUIRMENTS ARE HEIGHTENED FOR CHARITIES THAT COLLECT DONATIONS VIA THE PHONE. Return to index of stories...


NO SALES TAX ON YOUTH SAFETY ITEMS-TRX CG VIDBOX


AND GOOD NEWS FOR PARENTS.THERE IS NOW A PERMANENT SALES TAX EMEMPTION FOR YOUTH SAFETY DEVICES.

THIS INCLUDES THINGS LIKE KIDS LIFE JACKETS, BIKE HELMETS AND CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS LIKE CAR SEATS. Return to index of stories...


OTHER LAWS-POP


SOME OTHER IMPORTANT LAWS TO MENTION:

AS OF TODAY, INSURANCE COMPANIES CAN NO LONGER DENY COVERAGE.

BASED ON WHETHER A PERSON OWNS A GUN.

PLUS. VETERANS WILL BE OFFERED TUITION WAIVERS UNDER THE G-I BILL. Return to index of stories...


DEP WATER TEST RESULTS-OTS


THE D-E-P IS SET TO RELEASE DRINKING WATER TEST RESULTS AFTER POSSIBLE CHEMICAL CONTAMINATION AT A COLLIER COUNTY OIL DRILLING SITE.

ENVIORMENTALIST BECAME CONCERNED AFTER THE DAN A HUGHES OIL COMPANY WAS FOUND USING QUESTIONABLE EXTRACTION PRACTICES AT THE COLLIER-HOGAN SITE.

THEY TESTED FOR 100 DIFFERENT CHEMICALS.

ENVIRONMENTALISTS ARE SPECIFICALLY CONCERNED WITH CHEMICALS LIKE CARBON TETRACHLORIDE.

it's a CHEMICAL USED IN DRY CLEANING AND REFRIDGERANTS BUT IS NOW BANNED BY THE US GOVERNEMENT.

WE WILL BRING YOU THOSE RESULTS AS SOON AS WE GET THEM. Return to index of stories...


FERTILIZER CHANGE TO SANIBEL-TRXVO


SANIBEL CITIZENS NOW HAVE NEW RULES REGARDING FERTILIZER THEY CAN USE.

BEGINNING TODAY --

CITY LAWS PROHIBITS YOU FROM USING ANY FERTILIZER. CONTAINING NITROGEN AND PHOSPHORUS.

THIS IS DUE TO FREQUENT AND UNPREDICTABLE SUMMER DOWNPOURS INCREASING THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR NUTRIENT RUN-OFF. TO ENTER OUR LOCAL WATERS.

THESE RULES ARE IN EFFECT UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30TH.

Applications of Fertilizer Containing Nitrogen and Phosphorus Prohibited from July 1- September 30

The City of Sanibel would like to remind all citizens, landscape and pest control professionals that frequent and unpredictable summer downpours increase the opportunities for nutrient run-off to enter our local waters. By not applying fertilizers containing nitrogen and phosphorus during the summer months, you can be part of the City's on-going effort to minimize local and regional nutrient pollution.

Click here to view the Public Service Announcement.

FROM JULY 1ST THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30th, IT IS A VIOLATION OF CITY ORDINANCE 07-003 TO APPLY FERTILIZERS CONTAINING NITROGEN AND/OR PHOSPHORUS TO LAWNS OR LANDSCAPE PLANTS. Applications of these nutrients, where needed, may resume on October 1 in accordance with the City's fertilizer regulations adopted by City Council in 2007.

For lawns and landscape plants that may need summer nutrients beyond those available in the soil, consider the following:

* Be Wise if You Fertilize! Prior to July 1, a fertilizer containing at least 50% Slow Release Nitrogen may be applied at a rate not to exceed 1 lb. nitrogen/1000 sq. ft. As the name indicates, SRN is released slowly over time and will be available for uptake by plants all summer long.

* Nitrogen is responsible for plant growth. To achieve a "green-up" without unwanted growth, a micronutrient fertilizer containing iron may be used.

* When you mow, leave the grass clippings on your lawn. As the clippings break down, the nutrients will be recycled back to your lawn.

* Most Sanibel soils have enough naturally occurring phosphorus to support healthy plants. Unless a soil test indicates otherwise, save money and choose "no phosphorus" products year-round.

Because of the potentially severe impacts to water quality resulting from the misapplication of fertilizer during the summer months, City Code Enforcement, Natural Resources, and Police staff are intensifying efforts to ensure compliance with the City's fertilizer regulations. Staff will be conducting frequent island-wide patrols for violators, including both citizen "do it-yourself" applicators and professionals.

If using a professional fertilizer applicator, it is the homeowner's responsibility to ensure that the applicator has a City of Sanibel fertilizer applicator's endorsement. A list of City-licensed fertilizer applicators can be found on the City's website at http:/mysanibel.com/Departments/Building/Licensed-Contractors. Click on the "list of local licensed contractors". Licensed fertilizer applicators can be found at the end of the list under license class "Vegetation & Fertilizer" or "Fertilizer only".

For more information regarding appropriate fertilizer use on Sanibel, visit the City's fertilizer website at http:/www.sanibelh2omatters.com/Sanibel-s-Fertilizer-Information or contact the Natural Resources Department at 472-3700. You can also learn more about what's at stake by visiting http:/fertilizesmart.com/.

Violation of or refusal to comply with Sanibel's fertilizer laws is considered a 2nd degree misdemeanor. Upon conviction, punishment shall include a fine up to $500 or imprisonment up to 60 days in jail, or both. To report violations of the Sanibel Fertilizer Ordinance, please contact the Sanibel Police Department at 472-3111.

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MICHELLE OBAMA IN ORLANDO-OTS VO


THE FIRST LADY IS MAKING HER WAY TO THE SUNSHINE STATE TODAY.

MICHELLE OBAMA WILL BE IN ORLANDO TO PROMOTE SCHOOL COUNSELORS AND THEIR ROLE IN HELPING KIDS GET INTO COLLEGE.

MRS. OBAMA WILL BE AT THE AMERICAN SCHOOL COUNSELOR ASSOCIATION'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN ORLANDO.

HER VISIT IS PART OF HER "REACH HIGHER INITIATIVE.

SHE WILL THEN ATTEND A DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE EVENT IN MIAMI LATER IN THE DAY. Return to index of stories...


FL LOTTERY SCAM-OTS VO


FLORIDA LOTTERY OFFICIALS ARE WARNING OF NEW SCAM.

SCAMMERS ARE USING THE OFFICIAL FLORIDA LOTTERY LETTERHEAD AND LOGO TO SOLICIT YOUR INFORMATION VIA EMAIL.

THE EMAIL CLAIMS YOU HAVE WON A PRIZE AND THEY NEED YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION TO REDEEM THE MONEY

LOTTERY OFFICIALS ARE REMINDING PLAYERS, THEY **DO NOT** CONTACT YOU TO LET YOU KNOW YOU WON.UNLESS IT IS A PROMOTIONAL GAME OR A SECOND CHANCE DRAWING.

EVEN THEN, YOU SHOULD CALL YOU LOCAL LOTTERY OFFICE BEFORE GIVING OUT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION. Return to index of stories...


NORTH PORT CHILD DEATH-SOTTOPS SS


21:32:50-21:33:01#Jarreau Vinson #Baby's Father

"I dont know what rage would cause a person to do something like -- and to look at somebody so innocent and so handsome and to cause harm to them- I can't fathom that at all".

JAI'SHIN VINSON WAS JUST 11-MONTHS OLD.

HE WAS RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL FRIDAY. AND DOCTORS SAID SOMEONE HAD SHAKEN HIM REPEATEDLY.

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NORTH PORT CHILD DEATH-SSTOPS VO SS


THEN NORTH PORT POLICE ARRESTED THIS MAN -- **CARTER BRYANT THE THIRD.**

INVESTIGATORS SAY JAI'SHIN'S MOTHER ASKED HIM TO WATCH THE BOY ON FRIDAY.

SHE SAYS HE "FAKED" HIS SURPRISE.

WHEN SHE CAME BACK AND FOUND THE LITTLE BOY WASN'T BREATHING.

THE MOTHER ALSO TELLS US. BRYANT CLAIMED HE CALLED 9-1-1. BUT NEVER DID.

BRYANT NOW FACES AGGRAVATED MANSLAUGHTER CHARGES.

AND AGGRAVATED CHILD ABUSE CHARGES.

WE'LL BE THERE. WHEN HE HEADS TO COURT TODAY. Return to index of stories...


SEX ASSAULT AT BABYSITTERS HOME-trx-OTS, OC, SOT,


NOW TO A DEVELOPING STORY. WHERE ONE MAN IS ACCUSED OF RAPING A THREE-YEAR-OLD GIRL INSIDE HIS APARTMENT.

TODAY THAT MAN'S WIFE. STANDS BY HIM CLAIMING. HE'S INNOCENT.

04:40:14-04:40:17 "Because I know him, I feel that this isn't true, with all that is happening"

COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY NICOLAS LAGUNES-BARRADAS DID IT INSIDE HIS APARTMENT. Return to index of stories...


SEX ASSAULT AT BABYSITTERS HOME-OTS, OC,SOT,SS


AND NOW WE'RE LEARNING. THERE COULD BE MORE VICTIMS.

HIS WIFE OWNS A DAY CARE IN EAST NAPLES.

ABC-7 FOUND OUT LAGUNES-BARRADAS HAD ACCESS TO MORE CHILDREN INSIDE THAT APARTMENT.

WHILE INVESTIGATORS LOOK INTO THE POSSIBLITY. HIS WIFE ISN'T DRAWING ANY CONCLUSIONS JUST YET.

04:41:01-04:41:15 "Let's wait for all the results that will come from the exams, lets hope it's not true, that it'll be negative because I know him as a serious person" Manuela Perez, Wife

ACCORDING TO INVESTIGATORS.

WHEN QUESTIONED ABOUT THE ACCUSATION.

BARRADAS ADMITTED HE KNEW THE CHILD. BUT HAD NO EXPLANATION AGAINST HER CLAIMS. Return to index of stories...


MYSTERY ALGAE NEAR CAUSEWAY-ONCAM, VO


IF YOU HAVE BEEN OUT TO THE SANIBEL CASUEWAY RECENTLY.YOU MAY HAVE SEEN SOMETHING GREEN IN THE WATER.

A SLIMY ALGAE BLOOM IS QUICKLY SPREADING ALONG THE CAUSEWAY.

THESE GREENI-SH STREAKS IN THE WATER ARE CALLED LYNGBYA.

ENVIRONMENTALISTS TELL ABC-7 IT'S RARELY FOUND HERE.

RESEARCHERS WITH THE SANIBEL CAPTIVA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION SAY FLOOD KILLS FROM LAST SUMMER ARE TO BLAME FOR THE GREEN ICKY MESS.

IT'S O-K TO SWIM IN THE CAUSEWAY. BUT AVOID SWIMMING RIGHT INTO THE ALGAE BLOOMS.

IT CAN MAKE YOU SICK IF YOU ACCIDENTALLY SWALLOW IT. Return to index of stories...


SICK DOGS LINK?-OC, VO


AND MANY DOG OWNERS MAY BE ASKING-- IS THIS WHATS CAUSING MY DOGS TO GET SICK?

REMEMBER THESE DOGS ABC7 TOLD YOU ABOUT?

THEY GOT SICK AFTER VISITING THE CAUSEWAY ISLANDS.

BIOLOGISTS THAT HAVE LOOKED AT THE ALGAE SAY IT CAN MAKE DOGS SICK --

BUT VETERINARIANS CANNOT CONFIRM THAT THIS MADE THEM THROW UP AND HAVE SEIZURES. Return to index of stories...


PRES. ALGAE BILL-OTS-OC


PRESIDENT OBAMA RECENTLY SIGNED A BILL AUTHORIZING NEARLY 82-MILLION DOLLARS TO CONTROL THE ALGAE OUTBREAKS HERE IN FLORIDA.

U-S SENATOR BILL NELSON SPONSORED THE BILL SAYING IT WOULD HELP BATTLE THE ALGAE THAT'S INVADING OUR WATERWAYS.

OCEAN ADVOCACY GROUPS APPLAUD THE BILL SAYING THE INTENSITY OF THE BLOOMS ARE INCREASING-- COSTING NEARLY 100-MILLION EACH YEAR. MIAMI - President Barack Obama has signed a bill authorizing $82 million for new research aimed at controlling toxic algae outbreaks.

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., sponsored the bill. The legislation streamlines existing national efforts to study and fight harmful algae blooms nationwide. It amends the Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia Research and Control Act of 1998.

When Congress authorized the funding earlier this month, Nelson said it would "help battle the algae that's been choking off life in Florida's waterways," causing economic, environmental and health problems for state residents.

The president of the advocacy group Ocean Champions applauded the legislation Monday, saying that the frequency and intensity of algae blooms are increasing. David Wilmot says harmful algae outbreaks cost the country nearly $100 million a year. Return to index of stories...


PUPPIES IN HOT UHAUL-SSTOPS, SS (2)


OFFICERS SAY THESE TINY PUPPIES WERE LOCKED IN A U-HAUL TRUCK FOR NEARLY AN HOUR THIS WEEKEND. FORCED TO ENDURE THE HOT TEMPERATURES IN FORT MYERS.

KEEP IN MIND WE REACHED A RECORD HIGH OF 97 DEGREES ON SUNDAY.

NOW INVESTIGATORS SAY DUSTIN UNWIN ADMITTED TO OWNING THE DOGS. AND LEAVING THEM INSIDE THE TRUCK. Return to index of stories...


PUPPIES IN HOT UHAUL-SOTTOPS, VO


Ruth Sawyer - Fort Myers 12:39-50 Two puppies were almost dead.Mama dog fell out of the truck. She

didn't fall, she fell. such a good dog she knew we were there to help.

AS

THANKFULLY, A WOMAN SPOTTED THE DOGS AND CALLED FOR HELP.

NOW THE OWNER FACES ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO PET ADOPTION-TRX VOTOPS


IF YOU'RE WANTING TO GET A PET.NOW COULD BE YOUR TIME TO ADOPT!

LEE COUNTY IS OFFERING A SPECIAL DISCOUNT. FOR YOU TO FIND A FREEDOM FRIEND.

THROUGH THE ENTIRE MONTH OF JULY. ADOPTION DISCOUNTS GO FOR THESE CATS AND DOGS!

YOU CAN LOOK FOR THEM AT THE LOST & FOUND PET CENTER. THE PET ADOPTION CENTER. AND THE VETERINARY SERVICES CENTER. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


STILL TO COME ON ABC7 AT NINE.

WE ALL KNOW WEDDINGS CAN BE EXPENSIVE! FROM THE DRESS TO THE RECEPTION.

BUT WHAT IF *YOURS WAS PAID BY COMPLETE STRANGERS!

PLUS.

IT WAS A DIVE THAT LASTED A ENTIRE MONTH IN THE FLORIDA KEYS!

NOW A GROUP OF SCIENTISTS ARE RETURNING TO THE SURFACE!

WE HAVE VIDEO OF THEIR UNDERWATER DIVE.

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TZ1 PAY FOR MY WEDDING-VOTOPS


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TZ1 UNDERCOVER LAB-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


PAY FOR MY WEDDING-2-SHOT


WEDDINGS ARE EXPENSIVE

BUT WHAT IF YOU DIDN'T HAVE TO PAY FOR IT.

WHAT IF COMPLETE STRANGERS DID?

SOME ARE. WITH CROWD FUNDING

YOU CAN PUT A PLEA ONLINE AND HAVE FRIENDS, FAMILY.EVEN STRANGERS DONATE TO YOUR CAUSE.

BUT IS IT RIGHT?

ABC'S REBECCA JARVIS WITH THE DEBATE. Return to index of stories...


PAY FOR MY WEDDING-PKG


IT'S A DAY THAT MANY WOMEN DREAM OF THE PERFECT WEDDING! BUT WHAT CAN BE

NOT SO PERFECT? THE EXPENSE!

NOW - INSTEAD OF REGISTERING FOR BOWLS OR PLATES -- SOME COUPLES ARE TURNING

TO CROWDFUNDING WEBSITES LIKE "CROWDTILT" AND "HONEYFUND" ASKING FRIENDS *

AND STRANGERS!* TO HELP THEM PAY THE COSTS FOR THEIR CEREMONIES OR

RECEPTIONS

Melissa - past bride

We thought it would be a fun way for our guests to be part of something

NEWLYWEDS MELISSA HEER AND ANDREW KORF EVEN USED CROWDTILT TO ASK FOR HELP

WITH THEIR HONEYMOON!

Melissa past Bride

Weddings are really expensive and having the opportunity to invite the

community to come around you and make the wedding a community event is

really beautiful

GFX -

BETWEEN THE FLOWERS, DRINKS, FOOD, PHOTOGRAPHERS, A BAND AND MORE IT ALL CAN

ADD UP TO A PRICEY PENNY

Natassia - crowdtilt

Weddings are spiraling out of control

COUPLES LIKE BEAR MIZE AND HIS FIANC HOLLY ARE HAVING TROUBLE WITH THE FINAL

COSTS TO GET THEM DOWN THAT AISLE

Nat from their fundme video

"we were planning our wedding and we realized we need a little bit of help"

SINCE REGISTERING IN MAY. THEIR FRIENDS HAVE COME TOGETHER, RAISING OVER $

1000 TO HELP THEM CELEBRATE THEIR SPECIAL DAY

Nat "you can help us invest into our future"

Natassia - crowdtilt

This is way more than just giving cashpeople want to be part of that whole

experience

ONE BRIDE HAD HER MIND SET ON A SPECIAL SOMETHING BLUE BUT THE PRICE FOR

CARRIE BRADSHAW'S SPECIAL SHOES WERE A LITTLE TOO STEEP FOR HER BUDGET

HER MAID OF HONOR CREATING A FUNDING PAGE AND MAKING WENDY THE HAPPIEST

BRIDE IN BLUE!

BUT IS ASKING FRIENDS TO HELP FOOT THE BILL TOO HIGH A COST?

wedding expert: :31:30

when it is an everyday couple that just wants to have a big blow out wedding

and doesn't feel like paying it I don't feel like that is the best use for

these websites

NO MATTER THE USE WITH SITES LIKE THIS YOUR DREAM WEDDING IS ONLY A CLICK

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UNDERSEA LAB COUSTEAU-TRXVO


AN UNDERWATER ADVENTURE FOR LEGENDARY FRENCH AQUATIC FILMAKER FABIEN COUSTEAU WILL COME TO AN END THIS AFTERNOON.

COUSTEAU AND HIS TEAM HAVE BEEN LIVING UNDERWATER IN THE FLOIRDA KEYS FOR THE LAST 30 DAYS.

THIS IS VIDEO FROM THEIR ADVENTURE.

THE MISSION 31 TEAM HAS BEEN LIVING INSIDE THE AQUARIUS REEF BASE.

COUSTEAU AND HIS CREW WILL SPEND ALMOST 16 HOURS UNDERGOING DECOMPRESSION INSIDE THE LAB SO THAT THEY CAN RETURN TO THE SURFACE WITHOUT SUFFERING THE BENDS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2-SHOT


STRAIGHT AHEAD ON ABC7 AT 9:00 --

IF YOU OWN A GM CAR, LISTEN UP -- THERE'S ANOTHER ROUND OF RECALLS --

AND THEY'RE BLAMING FAULTY IGNITION SWITCHES AGAIN --

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW -- AND WHAT'S BEING DONE TO FIX THE PROBLEM AS GM TACKLES 30 MILLION RECALLS THIS YEAR ALONE.

PLUS --

NEW PARENTS WONT WANT TO MISS THIS STORY --

IF YOU HAVE A TEETHING BABY, THE WAY YOU EASE THEIR PAIN COULD BE HURTING THEM --

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT DRUGS YOU SHOULD AVOID TO KEEP YOUR CHILD HAPPY AND HEALTHY. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 GM RECALLS-VO


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TZ2 SAFE TEETHING-VO


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ALLYSON WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


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CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST


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FORECAST-WXWALL


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.

A FEW PASSING DOWNPOURS

Tuesday morning starts with temperatures in the mid and upper 70s across Southwest Florida with just a few clouds. Through the day we'll see mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies.

The first Tropical Depression of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane season has formed and sustained winds are at 35 mph. Tropical Depression One is just off the Florida East Coast and will likely become a Tropical Storm today. At that time it would be named Arthur.

On the western side of that system, here in Southwest Florida, we won't feel to much of an impact in our weather. In fact, it will likely limit our rain coverage. Winds will be from the northwest sending in only an isolated downpour this afternoon. High temperatures will reach into the low to mid 90s.

Tomorrow, that tropical system will be heading to the northeast. We will be left with a westerly turn on our winds which could help us to see a few showers and storms come ashore in the morning hours.

If you are planning ahead for the 4th of July, you can expect another hot day with highs in the low to mid 90s along with a few passing downpours. Return to index of stories...


CHRYSLER RECALL-POP WIPEVO


CHRYLER MOTORS ANNOUNCED ITS RECALLING NEARLY 7-HUNDRED-THOUSAND VEHICLES.

THE RECALL IS DUE TO AN IGNITION SWITCH PROMLEM.

THE COMPANY SAYS THAT WHEN YOU HIT A POTHOLE.IT MAY CAUSE YOUR KEYS TO SLIP OUT.

IT INCLUDES DODGE JOURNEY S-U-V'S, CARAVANS AND CHRYSLER TOWN AND MINIVANS FROM THE 2007 TO 2009.

CHRYSLER SAYS IT DOES NOT KNOW OF ANY INJURIES THAT HAVE HAPPENED AS A RESULT OF THE PROBLEM.

CHRYSLER ANNOUNCED TODAY IT'S RECALLING NEARLY 7-HUNDRED-THOUSAND VEHICLES. DUE TO AN IGNITION SWITCH PROBLEM SIMILAR TO THE ONE THAT FORCED GENERAL MOTORS TO RECALL 2.6 MILLION VEHICLES WORLDWIDE.

THE RECALL AFFECTS MORE THAN HALF A MILLION VEHICLES IN THE U-S.

IT INCLUDES SOME DODGE JOURNEY S-U-Vs, DODGE GRAND CARAVANS AND CHYRSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY MINIVANS MADE FROM 2007 TO 2009.

THE COMPANY SAYS JARRING ROAD CONDITIONS -- SUCH AS HITTING A POTHOLE -- MAY CAUSE THE VEHICLE'S KEY TO SLIP OUT OF THE "RUN" POSITION.

THE RECALL COMES AFTER THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION BEGAN INVESTIGATING THE ISSUE BECAUSE IT HAD RECEIVED COMPLAINTS OF THE PROBLEM.

CHRYSLER SAYS IT DOES NOT KNOW ABOUT ANY INJURIES RELATED TO THE RECALL ISSUE. Return to index of stories...


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AND THERE IS EVEN MORE BAD NEWS FOR GENERAL MOTORS.

THE AMERICAN AUTOMAKER ANNOUNCED ANOTHER RECALL INCLUDING ALMOST EIGHT AND A HALF MILLION **MORE CARS --

RECALLED WORLDWIDE.

THAT BRINGS THE YEAR TOTAL UP TO ALMOST 30 MILLION VEHICLES.

OFFICIALS BLAME FAULTY IGNITION SWITCHES, WIRING AND FASTENERS FOR THIS ONE.

IT'S THE COMPANY'S LARGEST SINGLE DAY OF RECALLS THIS YEAR. Return to index of stories...


BACTERIA ON PHONE-OTS-OC, VO


HOW MANY TIMES A DAY DO YOU THINK YOU TOUCH YOUR SMARTPHONE?

WELL A NEW STUDY SAYS ALL THOSE GERMS THAT WE'RE LEAVING BEHIND ON OUR SCREENS MAY BE A USEFUL TOOL FOR SCIENTISTS

RESEARCHERS SAY WHEN WE PUT OUR CELL PHONES TO OUR FACE WE LEAVE BEHIND A PERSONAL "BACTERIA BLUEPRINT".

THIS TYPE OF BACTERIA CAN TELL US A LOT ABOUT OUR HEALTH.

THE STUDY FOUND THAT 82-PERCENT OF THE MOST COMMON BACTERIA FOUND MOSTLY ON OUR HANDS WAS ALSO ON OUR CELL PHONES.

THIS MEANS THAT TO SOME EXTENT YOUR SMARTPHONE IS A REFLECTION OF YOURSELF --

AND IT ALLOWS RESEARCHERS TO STUDY HEALTH ISSUES IN A NON-INVASIVE WAY --

SUCH AS HOW LONG BACTERIA STAYS IN PLACE AND SURVIVES.

RESEARCHERS SAY WHAT WE LEAVE BEHIND ON OUR SMARTPHONES AMOUNTS TO A PERSONAL "BACTERIA BLUEPRINT" -- OR A FINGERPRINT THAT CAN TELL US A LOT ABOUT OUR HEALTH.

RESEARCHERS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON FOUND THAT 82-PERCENT OF THE MOST COMMON BACTERIA, TYPICALLY FOUND ON OUR HANDS, ARE ALSO ON OUR SMARTPHONES.

THEY SAY THIS MEANS TO SOME EXTENT YOUR PHONE IS A REFLECTION OF YOU AND THE TRILLIONS OF MICRO-ORGANISMS ON YOUR BODY.

AND THIS COULD HAVE IMPORTANT IMPLICATIONS FOR THE WAY RESEARCHERS STUDY HEALTH ISSUES.

RESEARCHERS SAY USING YOUR PHONE COULD BECOME A "NON INVASIVE" WAY TO LOOK AT HOW BACTERIA IS PASSED AND HOW LONG IT STAYS IN PLACE -- AND TO MONITOR YOUR HEALTH OVERALL, GIVING YOU ALMOST A SNAPSHOT OF WHAT BACTERIA YOU HAVE AROUND YOU.

INTERESTINGLY ENOUGH, THE RESULTS IN THE STUDY WERE STRONGER AMONG WOMEN THAN MEN, THOUGH THERE IS NO CLEAR REASON WHY.

THE SAMPLE SIZE FOR THIS STUDY WAS VERY SMALL -- THEY ONLY LOOKED AT 17 PEOPLE AND ONLY AT TOUCHSCREEN PHONES BUT THE FINDINGS ARE CERTAINLY INTERESTING. STILL, MORE STUDY IS NEEDED. Return to index of stories...


SAMSUNG VIOLATIONS-OTS


SAMSUNG IS UNDER FIRE THIS MORNING AFTER SEVERAL OF ITS CHINA SUPPLIERS FAILED TO MEET SAFETY AND WORK STANDARDS.

IN 2013 AN EXTERNAL AUDITOR FOUND OUT OF THEIR 100 SUPPLY LOCATIONS -- 59 DID NOT PROVIDE SUFFICENT PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT.

AND 48-LOCATIONS WERE LETTING MINORS HANDLE HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS.

SAMSUNG FACED CHILD LABOR VIOLATIONS IN 20-12 -- THOSE VIOLATIONS WERE RESOLVED.

SEOUL, South Korea - Samsung says an external audit has found labor violations at dozens of its suppliers in China including failure to provide safety gear and excessive working hours.

Samsung Electronics Co. on Tuesday released the findings covering 100 of the company's Chinese suppliers in its annual social responsibility report.

There were 59 Chinese suppliers that did not provide sufficient protective goggles, masks and other safety equipment to workers while 48 let minors handle chemicals. Most of the audited factories did not comply with legally permitted overtime hours.

The external audit was conducted on Samsung's suppliers in 2013.

Samsung, the world's largest smartphone maker, faced allegations in 2012 of child labor and other labor violations in China. It vowed to resolve the problems.

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SAFE TEETHING GUIDELINES-ONCAM


IF YOU'VE EVER BEEN A PARENT OF A NEWBORN, YOU KNOW ALL ABOUT TEETHING.

DEVELOPING NEW TEETH CAN MAKE A LITTLE ONE VERY UNCOMFORTABLE.

BUT WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO TREAT A TEETHING?

HOLLY FIRFER HAS MORE. Return to index of stories...


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TEETHING CAN HURT, NOT ONLY FOR A BABY, BUT FOR PARENTS WHO WORRY ABOUT THEIR LITTLE ONES. NO ONE LIKES TO SEE A CHILD CRY. IN MANY CASES, IN ORDER TO SOOTHE THE TEETHING PAIN, CAREGIVERS AND PARENTS RUB MEDICATION ON THEIR INFANTS' GUMS, THAT COULD BE HARMFUL OR TOXIC.

THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION IS WARNING PARENTS THAT PRESCRIPTION DRUGS LIKE LIDOCAINE ARE NOT SAFE FOR TREATING TEETHING IN A BABY. PREVIOUSLY, THE FDA WARNED PARENTS NOT TO USE OVER THE COUNTER DRUGS SUCH AS BENZOCAINE LIQUIDS AND GELS FOR TEETHING INFANTS BECAUSE THEY CAN CAUSE A DEADLY BLOOD CONDITION.

THE FEDERAL AGENCY SAYS GO THE NATURAL WAY; GENTLY MASSAGE OR RUB THE GUMS WITH YOUR FINGER. OR GIVE YOUR LITTLE ONE A COOL TEETHING RING OR A CLEAN, WET, WASH CLOTH TO CHEW ON. BUT MAKE SURE IT'S NOT TOO CHILLY. OBJECTS THAT ARE TOO COLD CAN HURT THE GUMS AND YOUR INFANT. AND TO AVOID CHOKING, PARENTS SHOULD ALWAYS SUPERVISE THEIR CHILDREN WHEN GIVING THEM SOMETHING IN THEIR MOUTHS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2-SHOT


STILL TO COME ON ABC-7

BEARS --

THEY BECOMING A POPULAR TOPIC THROUGOUT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.!

AND NOW WE HAVE SOME IMPORTANT INFO ON EVENT THAT MIGHT BENIFIT YOU.

AND A DISNEY THEME PARK MAY BE LOOKING TO HIRE YOU.

FIND OUT WHEN AND HOW MANY JOBS THERE ARE.COMING UP. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 BEARS WORKSHOP-VO-WIPE


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TZ3 DISNEYWORLD JOBS-VOTOPS


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MANAGING BEAR WORKSHOP-OTS VO


IF YOU HAVE SEEN A BEAR IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD RECENTLY -- THERE IS A WORKSHOP FOR YOU!

THE F-W-C IS HOSTING ANOTHER MEETING TODAY IN LEHIGH ACRES TO DISCUSS MANAGEMENT OF BLACK BEARS.

ANY RESIDENTS CONCERNED ABOUT THE BLACK BEARS OUT AND ABOUT IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NEIGHBORHOODS. ARE WELCOME TO TALK TO OFFICIALS.

IT'S FROM SIX-THIRTY TO EIGHT AT THE East COUNTY REGINAL LIBRARY ON Gunnery Rd. Return to index of stories...


DISNEYWORLD JOBS-OTS, VO


IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO HAS DREAMED OF WORKING AT THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH --

WELL THEY MAY FINALLY HAVE THEIR CHANCE!

WALT DISNEY WORLD ANNOUNCING THEY WILL HIRE NEARLY ONE-THOUSAND PEOPLE TO WORK AT THE RESORT.

THIS COMES AS THE RESORTS NEW FANTASY-LAND AREA IS NOW OPEN.

POSITIONS INCLUDE PARKING ATTENDANTS, FOOD AND BEVERAGE POSITIONS, AND ENTERTAINMENT.

If you or someone you know has ever dreamed of one day working at what is billed as the happiest place on Earth, now might be your chance.

Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, has announced that it is hiring an additional 1,000 people to work at its resorts in central Florida, according to 96.5 FM:

"With the completion of New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park and growth across Walt Disney World Resort, the company is hiring for 1,000 part-time and full-time roles.

"Positions are available at all four Walt Disney World theme parks, two water parks, the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Downtown Disney Area and more than 20 Resort Hotels."

The Orlando Sentinel reported that a wide range of positions are open at the various Disney properties in Florida.

"A wide range of roles is available, including parking attendants, reservation sales agents, bus drivers, housekeepers, quick service food and beverage positions and more."

The paper also reports that Disney's crosstown rival Universal Studios is hiring for positions as it completes its own expansions in central Florida, giving the region a sudden boost of jobs in a period when the economy is still a bit shaky.

"Universal Orlando said in May it plans to hire about 3,500 new employees this year, fueled by a sweeping expansion that includes Diagon Alley, Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort Hotel and eight new CityWalk venues."

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The growth at the parks comes at a time when Disney is openly trying new ideas to reach customers in ways it never has before.

The Sentinel reports that the company, which also owns ABC and ESPN television networks, is experimenting with food trucks, which have become all the rage lately.

The food trucks are not widespread at the parks, the paper reported, but they are being seen by more and more patrons, especially during busier times. Return to index of stories...


MORE FROZEN APPEARANCES-trx-VO


ALSO HAPPENING AT DISNEY PARKS

DISNEY'S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS. WILL ADD TO THE "FROZEN" FRENZY.

THE PARK WILL BE OFFERING A DAILY CHARACTER PROCESSION, SING-ALONGS AND A NIGHTLY PARTY BASED ON THE HIT ANIMATED MOVIE.

ANNA, ELSA AND KRISTOFF WILL HIT THE PARK'S HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD.

STARTING JULY 5 AND RUN THROUGH SEPTEMBER FIRST. EACH DAY AT 11 A.M. Return to index of stories...


FL GATOR NEAR PLAYGROUND-VOTOPS


THIS 10-FOOT LONG GATOR WAS SPOTTED. HANGING OUT NEAR A FLORIDA PLAYGROUND!

A FISHERMAN SAW THE GATOR MONDAY MORNING IN TITUSVILLE.

AND QUICKLY CALLED AUTHORITIES.

TRAPPERS SAY THE GATOR WAS ABOUT 30-FEET AWAY FROM A PLAYGROUND.

THE REPTILE WAS LATER EUTHANIZED. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT


THERE'S ONE PLACE YOU WONT BE CATCHING THE BIG WORLD CUP MATCH TODAY --

A POPULAR SPORTS BAR IN SOUTH FORT MYERS SUDDENLY CLOSED ITS DOORS.

NOW, MORE THAN 40 PEOPLE ARE OUT OF WORK --

THE REASON FOR IT CLOSING IS STILL A MYSTERY --

ABC7 DIGS FOR ANSWERS.

PLUS, SPEAKING OF THE WORLD CUP.SOCCER FEVER IS HEATING UP HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

USA TAKES ON BELGIUM TODAY IN THE ROUND OF 16.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHERE YOU CAN CATCH THE GAME LOCALLY.

AND, THE SCHOOL FORMERLY KNOWN AS EDISON STATE IS KICKING OFF ITS REBIRTH TODAY WITH A NEW NAME.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT THEY ARE NOW CALLED AND HOW YOU CAN SHOW YOUR SUPPORT. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A fade away closing-VO-WIPE


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CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX


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NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP


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NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS


ABC SEVEN IS ALWAYS ON TOP OF THE LATEST BUSINESS NEWS.

YOU ARE LOOKING AT THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE WHERE THE TRADING DAY IS JUST BEGINNING.

THE DOW, OPENING UP A NEW QUARTER.

IT FELL 25 ON MONDAY, AND IS NOW AT 16-826.

THE DOW ROSE 2.4 PERCENT OVER THE LAST QUARTER.

Futures point to a positive opening today.

The Commerce Department WILL Release figures for construction spending in May.

SURVEYS IN JAPAN SHOW THEIR ECONOMY IS SLOWING, AFTER A SALES TAX HIKE.

BUT NOT AS BADLY AS SOME FEARED.

AND IN CHINA, MANUFACTURING GREW LAST MONTH FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE LAST SIX MONTHS. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPS


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TS1) LEHIGH BREAKINS-SS-VO


TWO MEN ARE IN JAIL THIS MORNING -- CHARGED IN A SHOOTING IN LEHIGH ACRES.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY THAYER EVANS AND LONNIE YOUNG BROKE INTO A HOME ON GILBERT AVENUE EARLY SUNDAY,

AND SHOT THE OWNER TWICE -- IN THE STOMACH AND HAND.

HE'S IN GOOD CONDITION AT LEE MEMORIAL.

A K-9 OFFICER WAS ABLE TO TRACK DOWN THE SUSPECTS AT A NEARBY HOME. Return to index of stories...


TS2) FM HOTEL-VOTOPS


HERE ARE JUST A FEW OF OUR TOP STORIES TODAY.

THE FUTURE OF A DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS HIGH RISE IS UP IN THE AIR.

A NEW YORK CITY DEVELOPER HAS MISSED A CRUCIAL DEADLINE.

HE HAS HOPES OF TRANSFORMING THE FORMER AMTEL HOTEL INTO A 55 AND OLDER COMMUNITY.

HERE'S THE PROBLEM--CITY LEADERS ARE WAITING TO HEAR WHETHER HE HAS 55-MILLION DOLLARS TO DO IT.

CITY LEADERS ARE STAYING OPTIMISTIC THAT THEY WILL HEAR FROM THE DEVELOPER THIS WEEK. Return to index of stories...


TS3) WORLD CUP-VOTOPS


THE COUNTDOWN TO KICK-OFF IS ON, AS TEAM U-S-A GETS READY TO TAKE ON BELGIUM IN THE KNOCK-OUT-ROUND OF THE WORLD CUP!

HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW--

THE GAME AGAINST BELGIUM STARTS AT FOUR THIS AFTERNOON.

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LEHIGH BREAKIN ARRESTS-OC SS VO


TWO MEN ARE IN JAIL THIS MORNING ON NO BOND. CHARGED IN A SHOOTING IN LEHIGH ACRES.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY THAYER EVANS AND LONNIE YOUNG BROKE INTO A HOME ON GILBERT AVENUE EARLY SUNDAY.

AND SHOT THE OWNER TWICE IN THE STOMACH AND HAND.

AT LAST CHECK HE'S IN GOOD CONDITION AT LEE MEMORIAL.

A K-9 OFFICER WAS ABLE TO TRACK DOWN THE SUSPECTS AT A NEARBY HOME.

THIS MORNING. THERE'S STILL NO CONFIRMATION WHETHER THE SHOOTING IS TIED TO OTHER RECENT HOME INVASIONS IN LEHIGH ACRES. Return to index of stories...


WOOLBRIGHT ARRAIGNMENT-OC NATVO-WIPE


THE FORMER PROBATION OFFICER ACCUSED OF A HOME INVASION IN NORTH FORT MYERS DIDN'T SHOW UP TO HIS COURT HEARING. BUT HIS ALLEGED VICTIMS DID.

21:42:15 He's a coward. He's a coward.

REBECCA DENNIS SAYS ALEXANDER WOOLDBRIGHT ACTED LIKE HE WAS LAW ENFORCEMENT TO GET HER TO OPEN THE DOOR BACK IN MAY.

SHE SAYS WOOLBRIGHT THEN PISTOL WHIPPED HER AND SHOT HER HUSBAND IN THE MOUTH.

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WOOLBRIGHT ARRAIGNMENT-SOTVO


21:42:28 I hope that he goes to jail for a really long time. I don't wanna say I wish bad things on him, but I don't want him to be happy. I don't want him eating. I want him eating through a straw right now. 21:42:39

WOOLBRIGHT'S ATTORNEY ENTERED A NOT GUILTY PLEA ON HIS BEHALF MONDAY. Return to index of stories...


CAPE HEROIN BUST-OC SS


A CAPE CORAL COUPLE PULLED OVER FOR NOT WEARING A SEATBELT.

WAKE UP IN JAIL. FACING HEROIN CHARGES.

POLICE ARRESTED MATTHEW AND CHRISSIE SIMMONS SATURDAY ON DEL PRADO BOULEVARD.

INVESTIGATORS SAY A K9 OFFICER SMELLED DRUGS.

WHEN THEY SEARCHED THE CAR. THEY FOUND HEROIN, A GUN, SEVERAL ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION AND MORE THAN 4-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN CASH. Return to index of stories...


MADDIE STRAUSS PASSES AWAY-OC VO


A SAD UPDATE TO A STORY ABC-7 BROUGHT YOU ONE YEAR AGO.

LAST JUNE WE INTRODUCED YOU TO MADDIE STRAUSS.

SHE AND HER FAMILY WERE VISITING NAPLES FROM INDIANA. WHEN SHE GOT SICK.

THE ONLY WAY SHE COULD GET HOME WAS BY AN EXPENSIVE MEDICAL AIRPLANE.

AFTER AIRING HER STORY, HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE DONATED MONEY TO MADDIE'S FAMILY. MAKING IT POSSIBLE FOR HER TO FLY HOME.

MADDIE'S MOTHER REACHED OUT TO US. SHE SAID THERE WERE COMPLICATIONS WITH A RECENT PROCEDURE. AND SHE PASSED AWAY SUNDAY NIGHT. Return to index of stories...


DT FM OLD HOTEL-VOTOPS


THE FUTURE OF THIS DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS HIGH RISE -- THAT HAS TURNED INTO A HUGE PINK EYESORE -- COULD BE COMING DOWN.

A NEW YORK CITY DEVELOPER MISSED A CRUCIAL DEADLINE YESTEDAY.

OFFICIALS TELL ABC-7 --

HE HAD HOPES OF TRANSFORMING THE FORMER AMTEL HOTEL INTO A 55-AND-OLDER COMMUNITY.

THE PROBLEM -- CITY LEADERS ARE WAITING TO HEAR WHETHER HE HAS 55-MILLION DOLLARS TO DO IT. Return to index of stories...


DT FM OLD HOTEL-SOTVO


8:17:27-8:17:36

Linda Black/ Downtown Fort Myers Resident

"That'll be interesting. I would like to see it. That was a hotel I

guess. I would like to see what the inside of that looks like. The one

that I live in is 30-percent to income."

CITY LEADERS SAY, THEY'RE STAYING OPTIMISTIC THEY'LL HEAR FROM THE DEVELOPER THIS WEEK.

BUT THEY'RE ALSO TALKING ABOUT WHAT TO DO NEXT --

IF THE DEVELOPER'S PLANS FALL APART. Return to index of stories...


EDISON STATE NEW NAME-OC VO-WIPE


TODAY BRINGS A NEW BEGINNING FOR EDISON STATE COLLEGE.

THE COLLEGE IS NOW KNOWN AS FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN STATE COLLEGE.

THERE ARE NEW BANNERS AND SIGNS THROUGHOUT THE CAMPUS.

STUDENTS SAY THEY'RE EXCITED - EVEN IF THE NEW NAME IS LARGER THAN THE ORIGINAL.

TODAY THEY ARE HOLDING A SPIRIT DAY TO RING IN THE NEW NAME. Return to index of stories...


FL TOLL INCREASE-trxVOTOPS


FOR DRIVERS GOING UP THE FLORIDA COASTLINE -- TOLLS WILL NOW COST YOU MORE!

FOR SUNPASS USERS DRIVING ALL 309-MILES OF THE FLORIDA TURNPIKE.THE COST WILL GO FROM ABOUT 19-75 TO AROUND 20-DOLLARS

THAT'S 32 CENTS MORE.

F-DOT SAYS THAT CASH TOLLS ARE NOT GOING UP AT THIS TIME -- BUT WILL GO UP BY 20-17.

THIS INCREASE WILL BRING IN ROUGHLY 10-MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR FOR THE STATE.

HTMLMETA HTTP-EQUIV="content-type" CONTENT="text/html;charset=utf-8"The increase is 1.25 percent.and comes from a state law that allows the

Florida Department of Transportation to raise tolls for annual cost of

living increases.

Krista Deason/Turnpike Spokesperson

"On an average trip through the Anderson toll plaza for example on the

Veterans Expressway, your Sunpass toll would increase from $1.02 to $1.04

For SunPass users driving all 309 miles of the Florida turnpike.the cost

will go from $19.75 to $20.07That's 32 cents more.

The toll increase goes into effect at 1 am tomorrow morningand will bring in

another 8 to 10 million dollars a year for FDOT-- Impacted expressways

included the Veterans, the Suncoast, the Polk Parkway.and the Sunshine

Skyway.

"This allows us to keep up with inflation so that we can continue to provide

good maintenance on the highways and bridges and also allows us to do big

projects like the widening project we are doing right now on the Veterans

Expressway which is doubling capacity on the road."

SUGGESTED TAG:

CASH TOLLS ARE NOT GOING UP RIGHT NOW.BECAUSE THEY TAKE QUARTERS.AND YOU

CAN'T REALLY RAISE A TOLL IN PENNIES.

THOSE WON'T GO UP UNTIL 2017. Return to index of stories...


FADEAWAY BAR CLOSING-TRXVOTOPS


NEARLY 45 PEOPLE IN LEE COUNTY ARE WITHOUT A JOB THIS MORNING.

THAT'S AFTER A POPULAR SPORTS BAR SUDDENLY CLOSED -- WITHOUT WARNING.

WORKERS SAY -- THEY SHOWED UP TO THE BAR AND GRILL -- AND DISCOVERED A SIGN ON THE FRONT DOOR.

THE OWNER POSTED IT SAYING, HE WAS SELLING THE PROPERTY.

IT WAS A SHOCK EVEN TO THE RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT. Return to index of stories...


FADEAWAY BAR CLOSING-SOTVO


I mean I feel like its a really low blow just to tell almost 40 people that they don't have a job one day with no heads up. I understand that its business but at the same time where's your heart?

THE OWNER POSTED ON FADE AWAY'S FACEBOOK PAGE -

SAYING IT WAS A DIFFICULT DECISION TO CLOSE -- BUT THE RIGHT ONE FOR HIS FAMILY.

THE RESTAURANT MANAGER ALSO SAYS -- HE STILL HASN'T SPOKEN TO THE OWNER. Return to index of stories...


WORLD CUP GAME-POP MON


ITS WIN OR GO HOME!

U-S-A IS TAKING THE FIELD TODAY ONCE AGAIN TO FACE OFF AGAINST BELGIUM THIS AFTERNOON.

EXCITEMENT IS BUILDING THIS MORNING FOR U-S-A's BIG WORLD CUP GAME.

ABC'S BRANDI HITT REPORTS AS ONE OF TEAM U-S-A's BIGGEST STARS IS EXPECTED BACK ON THE FIELD

EXCITEMENT IS BUILDING THIS MORNING FOR U-S-A's BIG WORLD CUP MATCH-UP TODAY

AGAINST BELGIUM.

AND AS ABC'S BRANDI HITT REPORTS, ONE OF TEAM U-S-A's BIGGEST STARS IS

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WORLD CUP GAME-PKG


NATS

IT'S WIN -- OR GO HOME -- IN TODAY'S HIGH STAKES GAME. BETWEEN THE U-S AND

BELGIUM.

SOT -- "U-S-A!" 1

AND -- FANS ARE EXCITED THAT THE U-S's *KEY STRIKER* -- JOZY ALTIDORE -- IS

BACK FROM AN INJURED HAMSTRING. AND READY TO PLAY.

SOT -- Jurgen Klinsmann, U.S. Coach / "Now we want more! And we are very,

very hungry. and focused." 3

BOTH TEAMS ARE GOING HEAD TO HEAD. FOR A PLACE IN THE WORLD CUP QUARTER

FINALS.

BELGIUM IS COMING OFF THREE STRAIGHT WINS.

AND TEAM U-S-A IS EYEING A REFEREE ASSIGNED TO THE GAME FROM ALGERIA.

IN 2010 - THE U-S KNOCKED ALGERIA OUT OF THE WORLD CUP.

SOT -- Jurgen Klinsmann, U.S. Coach / "We hope it's not a concern. We wish

that he continues his referring the perfect way he's done so far. Is it a

good feeling? No."

SOT -- / "I believe that we will win!!!" 2

FANS *BELIEVE* THE U-S CAN PULL OUT A VICTORY.

EVEN THE PLAYERS ARE JOINING ALONG IN THE FAMOUS CHANT.

SOT -- Bradley / "I believe that we will win! I believe that we will win!"

3

SOT -- Dempsey / "I believe that we will win." 1

SOT -- Howard / "I believe that we will win." 1

SOT -- Oscar Cantu, Brooklyn, / "We're now a team that garners a lot of

respect even from the world's elite." 3

SOT -- Jerome Simon, San Francisco, / "The whole country's excited about

this - maybe too excited." 3

AND SOME ARE A LITTLE SUPERSTITIOUS.

JUST ASK THE FAMILY OF U-S-A CAPTAIN CLINT DEMPSEY.

SOT -- / MOM "We wear the same exact outfits to every

game. we're getting pretty superstitious here." 3

IF TEAM U-S-A DOES COME OUT VICTORIOUS. THE PLAYERS FACE EITHER ARGENTINA

OR SWITZERLAND. THIS WEEKEND.

BRANDI HITT -- ABC NEWS -- LOS ANGELES. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT


COMING UP ON ABC7 --

THE PHRASE, "LIKE A GIRL" IS GETTING A MAKE-OVER --

A NEW AD CAMPAIGN IS CHANGING THE INSULT INTO AN EMPOWERING STATEMENT --

AND -- EVER WANTED TO LIVE IN A CAVE?

HERE'S YOUR CHANCE --

THIS STRANGE HOME IS NOW ON THE MARKET.

WHERE YOU'LL NEED TO GO TO BUY THIS ONE OF A KIND HOUSE -- STRAIGHT AHEAD. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 LIKE A GIRL-VO-WIPE


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TZ5 CAVE HOUSE UP FOR SALE-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


ALLYSON WXRATE OPEN-CLIP


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CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST


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FORECAST-WX WALL


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.

A FEW PASSING DOWNPOURS

Tuesday morning starts with temperatures in the mid and upper 70s across Southwest Florida with just a few clouds. Through the day we'll see mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies.

The first Tropical Depression of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane season has formed and sustained winds are at 35 mph. Tropical Depression One is just off the Florida East Coast and will likely become a Tropical Storm today. At that time it would be named Arthur.

On the western side of that system, here in Southwest Florida, we won't feel to much of an impact in our weather. In fact, it will likely limit our rain coverage. Winds will be from the northwest sending in only an isolated downpour this afternoon. High temperatures will reach into the low to mid 90s.

Tomorrow, that tropical system will be heading to the northeast. We will be left with a westerly turn on our winds which could help us to see a few showers and storms come ashore in the morning hours.

If you are planning ahead for the 4th of July, you can expect another hot day with highs in the low to mid 90s along with a few passing downpours. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING HITS WILLIS TOWER-VOTOPS


FLORIDA'S IS NOT THE ONLY ONE DEALING WITH WILD WEATHER.

CHICAGO HAD SOME MAJOR STORMS ROLL THROUGH LAST NIGHT.

CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO AS LIGHTNING STRIKES THE WILLIS TOWER.

FUN FACT --

IT GETS HIT PRETTY OFTEN DURING THUNDERSTORMS.

ON AVERAGE IT GETS HIT ABOUT 50 TO 100 TIMES A YEAR!

A line of severe thunderstorms hit the Chicago area Monday , causing

power outages, flight cancellations and other problems. By late Monday, a

second wave of storms was expected.

A tornado warning was issued for Southwest Cook County and Northwest Will

County late Monday.

The storm systems that came in from the west around 5 p.m. brought high

winds, rain and lightning. At one point, a ground stop was issued for planes

arriving at O'Hare Airport, where hundreds of flights were canceled. Both O

'Hare and Midway experienced delays of up to two hours.

The White Sox-Angels game was washed out at U.S. Cellular Field , and 23,

000 customers of ComEd were without power across the Chicago region.

Flooding was a concern for some areas.

Reports say that west suburban Aurora clocked winds of 61 mph - tropical

storm force and a second wave of storms is predicted to sweep through the

area late Monday.

On the positive side, the storms were expected to cool off the hot and muggy

conditions the Chicago area has seen the past few days, with temperatures

dropping to the low 70s overnight.

After Tuesday, the high temperature might not get above 80 degrees the rest

of the week, with a high of only about 73 on Tuesday, and lows in the low

60s or upper 50s each night this week. Return to index of stories...


LIKE A GIRL CAMPAIGN-2SHOTPOP OC


YOU'VE HEARD THE SAY. YOU FIGHT LIKE A GIRL. OR YOU THROW LIKE A GIRL.

IS THAT OFFENSIVE TO YOU?

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WELL A NEW VIDEO THATS BEEN SEEN BY MORE THAN 13 MILLIION PEOPLE HAS EVERYONE THINKING WHAT EXACTLY IT MEANS TO DO THINGS "LIKE A GIRL" -- AND WHAT THAT MEANS FOR OUR YOUNG DAUGHTERS. Return to index of stories...


LIKE A GIRL CAMPAIGN-PKG


00:17 Nats "Show me what it looks like to run like a girl."

Girl runs:19/Girl runs:22/Boy runs:26

IT'S THE LATEST THOUGHT PROVOKING - AD THAT HAS EVERYONE TALKING.

00:33 Nats "Now throw like a girl"

Girl Throws:34 / Boy Throws - nats "ahhh."

THE "LIKE A GIRL" CAMPAIGN FOR ALWAYS ASKS WHAT IT MEANS TO DO THINGS LIKE A

GIRL.RUN, FIGHT, THROW - AND AT FIRST - IT'S SEEN AS A SNUB.

DIRECTOR -"So do you think you just insulted your sister?"

YOUNG BOY - "No - well yeah insulted girls, but not my sister."

SOT 04:12:32 Emma Bazilian / Staff Writer, Adweek - it's really shocking to

see that but/ when anyone over the age of 10 hears "running like a girl"

chances are that's probably what they are thinking about too."

BUT THE AD FLIPS THAT NOTION ON ITS HEAD WHEN THIS 10 YEAR OLD WAS ASKED.

Director - "Show me what it looks like to run like a girl."

she runs with purpose/show other girls running with purpose

YOU SEE A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT TAKE.

DIRECTOR: What does it mean when I ask you to run like a girl."

YOUNG GIRL: "It means run as fast as you can."

THE CAMPAIGN CLAIMS THAT A GIRLS SELF-CONFIENDENCE CAN PLUMMET WHEN THEY

REACH PUBERTY - ACCORDING TO ITS STUDY, ONLY 19% OF GIRLS HAVE A POSITIVE

ASSOCIATION WITH THE "LIKE A GIRL" PHRASE

Director - "is like a girl a good thing?"

Young girl -"actually I don't really know if it's a bad thing or a good

thing - it sounds like a bad thing

THE AD HAS MORE THAN 13 MILLION VIEWS AND COUNTING SPARKING

ENCOURAGING TWEETS ONE WRITING? "So you run, throw, hit, fight #LikeAGirl?

AWESOME! Keep doing it, and be proud!"

04:05:54 Emma Bazilian / Staff Writer, Adweek - "everybody from Pantene,

Dove to Goldiblocks to Verizon - all used a very similar message of both

empowerment and also be more self-aware about how you think about yourself

as a woman."

Director: if i asked you to run like a girl now would you do it differently?

Young woman: i would run like myself

"ALWAYS" HOPING TO MAKE A *LASTING* IMPACT AND CHANGE THE WAY WE LOOK AT THE

PHRASE "LIKE A GIRL" *FOREVER*

NAT POP COMMERCIAL - "i walk like a girl/ because i am a girl and that is

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FACEBOOK PROBLEMS-OTS


THIS MORNING, MANY ARE ASKING DID A FACEBOOK EXPERIMENT GO TOO FAR?

THE SOCIAL NETWORKING SITE DID A PSYCHOLOGICAL EXPERIMENT ON NEARLY 700-THOUSAND USERS -- WITHOUT THEM KNOWING IT.

FACEBOOK TWEAKED WHAT USERS SAW IN THEIR NEWSFEEDS BACK IN 20-12, SKEWING THE CONTENT TO BE MORE POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE.

THEY FOUND THAT FACEBOOK USERS MOODS ARE SLIGHTLY AFFECTED BY WHAT THEY SEE IN THEIR NEWS FEEDS. Return to index of stories...


FACEBOOK PROBLEMS-SOTVO


57:18 -:23 Maria Hobbs - facebook user

"I think they should have told us before, we'd have to opt in if we wanted to be a part of it."

58:54 -:58 - Mike Boyd - facebook user

"I don't think they should have done it by testing on us."

FORBES IS REPORTING THAT FACEBOOK DIDN'T ADD A STIPULATION IN THEIR USER AGREEMENT ABOUT RESEARCH, UNTIL AFTER THIS EXPERIMENT. Return to index of stories...


FACEBOOK MILESTONE-TRX VOTOPS


IF YOU HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THE WORLD CUP ON FACEBOOK -- YOU'RE CLEARLY NOT ALONE!

THE WORLD CUP HAS HELPED FACEBOOK REACH A NEW MILESTONE.

THE SOCIAL MEDIA GIANT SAID THERE HAVE BEEN ONE BILLION WORLD CUP-RELATED POSTS, COMMENTS AND LIKES.

THE SITE REPORTS TRAFFIC IS ALWAYS HIGH DURING SPORTING EVENTS, BUT THEY HAVE NEVER HAD A BILLION INTERACTIONS.

ACTIVITY PEAKED EARLIER THIS MONTH DURING THE BRAZIL - CROATIA GAME. Return to index of stories...


CAVE HOUSE FOR SALE-2-SHOT


AN UNUSUAL HOUSE IS NOW ON THE MARKET IN THE MIDWEST!

IT OFFERS MANY THINGS THAT A NORMAL HOUSE PROBABLY DOES NOT HAVE -- INCLUDING A CAVE!

SHAWNDREA THOMAS HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


CAVE HOUSE FOR SALE-PKG


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TEASE SIX-2-SHOT


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TZ6 MADONNA-VO


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TZ6 ERYKA-VO


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FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL


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MADONNA GIVING BACK-2SHOT-VO


THE MATERIAL GIRL IS DONATING SOME MONEY TO HELP UNDERPRIVILEGDED KIDS IN HER HOMETOWN OF DETROIT.

MADONNA SAYS it's the FIRST PHASE OF A LONG TERM COMMITTMENT TO HER HOMETOWN.

THE MONEY WILL GO TOWARD THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW YOUTH BOXING GYM AND BUYING IPADS AND OTHER SUPPLIES DFOR STUDENTS AT A CITY CHARTER SCHOOL.

SHE ALSO PLANS TO HELP OUT THE EMPOWERMENT PLAN, WHICH EMPLOYS HOMELESS WOMEN TO SEW GARMENTS FOR THE HOMELESS. Return to index of stories...


ERYKA BADYU VIDEOBOMBS REPORTER-2SHOT


A NEW YORK REPORTER GETS A LITTLE RATTLED WHEN A MYSTERIOUS WOMAN WANDERS INTO HIS LIVE SHOT AND TRIES TO GIVE HIM A KISS.

BUT THIS WAS NO ORDINARY WOMAN.

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ERYKA BADYU VIDEOBOMBS REPORTER-SOTVO SS


"… Avoiding all cameras. unlike myself, who couldn't avoid a fan just now."

THAT WAS SINGER ERYKAH BADU WEARING THE TALL HAT AND A LONG BLACK JACKET.

FOR HIS PART, THE REPORTER OFFERED A GENTLE FOREARM PUSH AND TOLD THE WOMAN, "EXCUSE ME," BEFORE CONTINUING ON WITH HIS REPORT.

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FANS GRANT HOCKEY PLAYER FINAL WISH-2SHOT-SOTVO


A SPECIAL DYING WISH IS GRNATED FOR A FORMER CANUCK HOCKEY PLAYER.

GINO ODJICK TOLD HIS FANS THE BAD NEWS THAT HE IS BATTLING A TERMINAL ILLNESS, AND COULD HAVE AS LITTLE AS A FEW WEEKS LEFT TO LIVE.

HIS LAST WISH WAS TO HEAR HIS FANS CHEER ONCE MORE.

SO ON SUNDAY THEY GRANTED HIS WISH.

NATS OF FANS CHEERING

HEARING THE CHANTS, ODJICK CAME DOWN TO GREET THEM.

THE FORMER CANUCK WAS WHEELED OUTSIDE, THEN STOOD, WAVED TO THE CROWD, AND THANKED THE FANS.

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TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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TS1) HOBBY LOBBY


JUST A FEW TOP STORIES THIS MORNING -

THE SUPREME COURT RULING NOW SAYING THAT

FOR-PROFIT COMPANIES --*CAN NOT* BE REQUIRED TO PAY FOR SPECIFIC TYPES OF BIRTH CONTROL FOR THEIR EMPLOYEES IS GETTING A LOT OF BACKLASH.THIS MORNING.

THE RULING DELIVERING A MAJOR BLOW TO PRESIDENT OBAMA'S SIGNATURE HEALTH CARE LAW.

THE CONTRACEPTIVE COVERAGE REQUIREMENT WAS CHALLENGED BY TWO CORPORATIONS WHOSE OWNERS SAY THEY TRY TO RUN THEIR BUSINESSES ON CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES. Return to index of stories...


TS2) FL LAWS


158 NEW LAWS JUST WENT INTO EFFECT IN FLORIDA.

STARTING TODAY STORES CAN NO LONGER SELL ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES TO CHILDREN.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE LIZBETH BENAQUISTO PUSHED THAT BILL.

INSURANCE COMPANIES CANNOT DENY COVERAGE FOR SOMEONE BASED ON WHETHER THEY OWN A GUN.

THE FLORIDA G-I BILL ALSO STARTS TODAY.

THAT BILL GIVES UNIVERSITY TUITION WAIVERS FOR VETERANS.

IT ALSO PAYS FOR MILITARY BASE IMPROVEMENTS. Return to index of stories...


TS3) ALGAE


AN ALGAE BLOOM IS CAUSING A LOT OF CONCERN ALONG THE SANIBEL CAUSEWAY.

IT'S CREATING GREEN STREAKS IN THE WATER.

RESEARCHERS WITH THE SANIBEL CAPTIVA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION SAY FLOOD KILLS FROM LAST SUMMER CAUSED THIS --

WE'VE LEARNED, IT IS OKAY TO SWIM IN THE WATER NEAR THE SANIBEL CAUSEWAY.

BUT YOU SHOULD AVOID SWIMMING DIRECTLY INTO THE ALGAE BLOOMS -- OTHER BACTERIA BUILDS ON TOP OF IT, AND CAN MAKE YOU SICK. Return to index of stories...


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