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DIRECTORS PAGE PYTHON POPULATION IN SWFL-TCMON
HEADLINES PYTHON POPULATION IN SWFL-PKG
HOT CAR DEATH-SOTVO PYTHON POPULATION IN SWFL-ONCAM
RICK SCOTT DODGES QUESTION-trx-VOTOPS SWFL TURTLE NESTS-VO
BRANDS ON LIFE SUPPORT-trx-VOTOPS BRANDS LIKELY TO DISAPPEAR-SS
BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP SUMMER IDENTITY THEFT-VIDBOX
THE LAW OF RECORDING ARRESTS-NATVO-OC FAT GUY APOLOGY-VO-WIPE
THE LAW OF RECORDING ARRESTS-(2)SOTVO-WIPE FAT GUY APOLOGY-SOTVO
THE LAW OF RECORDING ARRESTS-SOTVO CHILD WAKES UP AT OWN FUNERAL-VO
DANIEL PROCTOR SENTENCING-VO-WIPE COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP
DANIEL PROCTOR SENTENCING-SOTVO DAD MAKES DAUGHTER A PRINCESS-SSTOPS
MAN VIRAL VIDEO ON HOT CAR-trxNATVO TEASE TWO-POP
LOOK BEFORE YOU LOCK-TCMON-VO-WIPE TZ2 A SPORTS TEASE-VO
LOOK BEFORE YOU LOCK-SOTVO NIGHTLINE TEASE-BLK-SOT
3 YEAR OLD KILLED SENTENCING-(4)SS-WIPE SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
SEARCH FOR ACCUSED FELON-SSTOPS-VO-SS HR DERBY-VOTOPS
RICK SCOTT DODGES QUESTION-OC-SOT-OC CHRIS SALE-POP
LONGER SCHOOL DAYS-POP-VO-WIPE CHRIS SALE-VOTOPS-WIPE
LONGER SCHOOL DAYS-2SOTVO CHRIS SALE-SOT-WIPE
STORM DRAIN SAFETY-EANIBOX-FLY ALL STAR GAME-VOTOPS-WIPE
STORM DRAIN SAFETY-SOTVO ALL STAR GAME-SOT
MISS FLORIDA JUNIOR TEEN-POP-VO-WIPE FLORIDA GATORS-POP
MISS FLORIDA JUNIOR TEEN-SOTVO FLORIDA GATORS-VOTOPS-WIPE
NEXT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP FLORIDA GATORS-SOT-WIPE
TEASE ONE------------ NCAA TROPHY-VOTOPS
TZ1A PYTHON POPULATION-SOTVO-WIPE BRITISH OPEN-POP
TZ1B FAT GUY APOLOGY-SOTVO BRITISH OPEN-VOTOPS-WIPE
NELSON ON E CIGARETTES-OC-SOTVO BRITISH OPEN-SOT-WIPE
JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP WORLD CUP-VOTOPS-WIPE
WEATHER-PWC FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS
TZ EXTRA------------ TOSS TO BREAK-POP
A) PYTHON POPULATION-VOTOPS-WIPE DAD MAKES DAUGHTER A PRINCESS-SS
B) CHILD WAKES UP AT OWN FUNERAL-VOTOPS CLOSE 11PM-4SHOT
EXTRA AT 11 OPEN-CLIP  


DIRECTORS PAGE


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HEADLINES


"it's 86 to 90 degrees outside and I am sitting in the car with the

windows rolled up."

BAKING INTENTIONALLY!

NOW AT 11 --

SEE WHAT HAPPENED TO THIS MAN'S *BODY* --

WHEN HE TRIED TO SHOW WHAT IT *FEELS* LIKE TO BE A CHILD LEFT IN A HOT CAR.

PLUS --

60 EXCRUCIATING SECONDS!

THE QUESTION GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT DODGES NOT ONCE, NOT TWICE, NOT THREE TIMES --

BUT FOUR TIMES!

AND THEY'RE ON LIFE SUPPORT!

FIND OUT WHICH FAMOUS BRANDS ARE ABOUT TO GO OUT OF BUSINESS --

INCLUDING ONE YOU PROBABLY BOUGHT YOGA PANTS FROM.

YOUR NEWS STARTS NOW! Return to index of stories...


HOT CAR DEATH-SOTVO


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RICK SCOTT DODGES QUESTION-trx-VOTOPS


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BRANDS ON LIFE SUPPORT-trx-VOTOPS


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BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


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THE LAW OF RECORDING ARRESTS-NATVO-OC


'nats of yelling'

YOU CAN'T SEE MUCH --

BUT WHAT YOU'RE HEARING IS A RECENT CONFRONTATION BETWEEN CAPE COPS AND A 20-YEAR-OLD MAN.

THEY CLAIM HE RESISTED ARREST.

BUT TRAVIS ROBEY CALLS IT EXCESSIVE FORCE.

HE WAS TASED AND BEATEN WITH A BATON STICK.

TONIGHT WE KNOW --

THE CAPE CORAL POLICE CHIEF SAYS THEY'LL RUN AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION INTO WHAT HAPPENED --

TO SEE IF HIS OFFICERS WENT TOO FAR WITH ROBEY, WHO THEY SAY HAD POT IN HIS TRUCK.

BUT TONIGHT, WE INVESTIGATED A DIFFERENT PART OF THE STORY.

THAT A CAPE CORAL MAN WAS RECORDING THIS AT ALL. Return to index of stories...


THE LAW OF RECORDING ARRESTS-(2)SOTVO-WIPE


21:23:17 'I just wanted to have a video record of it."

3:53:25 "he came up behind us with another guy and started recording us without our permission."

COREY MORGAN WAS MET WITH RESISTANCE WHEN HE RECORDED OFFICERS HITTING HIS FRIEND.

THEY CLAIMED HE NEEDED PERMISSION TO RECORD THEM.

NOT TRUE.

AND CAPE COPS LATER ADMITTED IT. Return to index of stories...


THE LAW OF RECORDING ARRESTS-SOTVO


#Sgt. Dana Coston

#Cape Coral Police Department

21:08:12 "we do have people from time to time will tell us that they are recording us and that's appreciated but it's not required by law."

SO LET'S CLEAR THIS UP --

AS LONG AS YOU'RE NOT INTERFERING WITH A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER'S DUTIES, YOU CAN RECORD.

NO PERMISSION REQUIRED. Return to index of stories...


DANIEL PROCTOR SENTENCING-VO-WIPE


25 YEARS.

THAT'S HOW LONG A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA MAN WILL SPEND IN PRISON FOR BRUTALLY MURDERING HIS EX WIFE.

ABC 7 WAS IN COURT TODAY AS THE JUDGE HANDED DOWN THE SENTENCE.

EARLIER THIS MONTH --

DANIEL PROCTOR PLEADED GUILTY TO KILLING MARINER MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER AMY PATTERSON.

IN 2011 HE STRANGLED HER TO DEATH AND DUMPED HER BODY IN THE WOODS ON PINE ISLAND.

TODAY A JUDGE ACCEPTED A PLEA DEAL THAT SPARED HIM FROM A POSSIBLE LIFE SENTENCE.

PATTERSON'S BROTHER TOLD THE JUDGE TODAY - THE SENTENCE IS NOT ENOUGH. Return to index of stories...


DANIEL PROCTOR SENTENCING-SOTVO


Dean Gunther II/ BROTHER - "it is beyond our comprehension how a person could do this to another human being, but clearly it's not beyond Proctor's comprehension.

PROCTOR WILL NEVER GET OUT OF PRISON.

HE'S CURRENTLY SERVING TWO LIFE SENTENCES IN ALABAMA FOR OTHER CRIMES. Return to index of stories...


MAN VIRAL VIDEO ON HOT CAR-trxNATVO


"it's 86 to 90 degrees outside and I am sitting in the car with the

windows rolled up."

A NORTH CAROLINA DAD WANTS PARENTS EVERYWHERE TO ALWAYS THINK OF THEIR CHILDREN.

AND TERRY BARTLEY WAS SO ADAMANT -- HE BAKED INSIDE A HOT CAR TO PROVE.

HE POSTED THIS VIDEO ONLINE -- CALLING IT THE HOT CAR CHALLENGE.

THE FATHER OF THREE WANTS TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT LEAVING YOUR CHILD IN A HOT CAR.

IN HIS CASE, HE SAYS HE WAS DRENCHED IN SWEAT AND COULD BARELY BREATHE AFTER A FEW MINUTES. Return to index of stories...


LOOK BEFORE YOU LOCK-TCMON-VO-WIPE


FIVE CHILDREN WERE REPORTEDELY LOCKED IN HOT CARS JUST LAST WEEK IN FLORIDA.

SO --

D-C-F IS ROLLING OUT A NEW "LOOK BEFORE YOU LOCK" CAMPAIGN.

ALL FIVE CHILDREN SURVIVED, BUT SOME WERE HOSPITALIZED.

TO KEEP YOUR KIDS SAFE THIS SUMMER --

THE STATE RECOMMENDS NEVER LETTING YOUR CHILDREN PLAY NEAR CARS--

AND CHECK THE BACK SEAT BEFORE YOU GET OUT. Return to index of stories...


LOOK BEFORE YOU LOCK-SOTVO


4:01-:08

"Ever since I became a mom of twins I've never just forgotten my kids

in the car. I don't know you could forget about a living human

being in your car."

SINCE 20-13 SEVEN CHILDREN DIED AFTER BEING LEFT ALONE IN A HOT CAR.

WE SEARCHED OUR OWN ARCHIVES AND FOUND SINCE 2002 --

HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA -- FOUR CHILDREN DIED FROM THIS. Return to index of stories...


3 YEAR OLD KILLED SENTENCING-(4)SS-WIPE


A LEE COUNTY MAN WILL SERVE 10 YEARS IN PRISON FOR HIS ROLE IN THE DEATH OF HIS THREE-YEAR-OLD STEP-SON.

TODAY - DOUGLAS GARRIGUS PLEADED GUILTY TO AGGRAVATED MANSLAUGHTER.

3 YEAR OLD MICHAEL MCMULLEN DIED LAST OCTOBER.

PROSECUTORS SAY GARRIGUS AND OTHERS WRAPPED HIM IN A BLANKET AS PUNISHMENT.

MICHAEL SUFFOCATED.

IN MAY --

HIS BABYSITTER DONELLA TRAINOR PLEADED NO CONTEST TO HOMICIDE.

SHE'S SERVING 20 YEARS IN PRISON.

THE TODDLER'S GRANDMOTHER -- GALE WATKINS -- IS STILL AWAITING TRIAL. Return to index of stories...


SEARCH FOR ACCUSED FELON-SSTOPS-VO-SS


TONIGHT - DEPUTIES ARE LOOKING FOR THIS MAN -- OCTAVIUS PULLEN.

THEY ARRESTED HIM LAST WEEK AFTER A HIGH SPEED CHASE.

HE'S NOW WANTED ON ROBBERY CHARGES.

DEPUTIES ARRESTED PULLEN AND ANOTHER MAN AFTER THEY LED THEM ON A HIGH SPEED CHASE FROM FORT MYERS TO LEHIGH ACRES.

PULLEN GOT OUT ON BOND.

IF YOU KNOW WHERE HE IS -- CALL CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


RICK SCOTT DODGES QUESTION-OC-SOT-OC


NEW AT 11 --

AN EXCRUCIATING SIXTY-SECOND DODGE BY THE GOVERNOR.

RICK SCOTT WAS ASKED ABOUT A CAMPAIGN EVENT LAST WEEK.

UNIFORMED OFFICERS WERE THERE.

BUT IT'S ILLEGAL FOR PUBLIC EMPLOYEES TO PARTICIPATE IN CAMPAIGN ACTIVITIES WHILE ON THE CLOCK IN-UNIFORM.

AN ETHICS COMPLAINT'S BEEN FILED.

HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED WHEN THE GOVERNOR WAS ASKED ABOUT IT TODAY.

Governor:"I am very appreciative of their support and those that come to my events."

Reporter: "you didn't answer that question. should they be discipline?"

Governor: "Look I'm very appreciative of everyone who comes to my events"

FOUR TIMES THE GOVERNOR WAS ASKED THE QUESTION.

FOUR TIMES HE DODGED IT.

DEPUTIES WITH THE HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAY THEY WERE UNAWARE THE EVENT WAS CAMPAIGN RELATED.

THEY THOUGHT IT WAS OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT BUSINESS. Return to index of stories...


LONGER SCHOOL DAYS-POP-VO-WIPE


AN EXTRA HOUR OF SCHOOL FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS --

AND EXTRA COMPENSATION FOR TEACHERS.

THAT'S WHAT 9 SCHOOLS IN LEE COUNTY AND SEVEN IN COLLIER CAN EXPECT --

AFTER THEY DIDN'T MEET F-CAT SCORE STANDARDS.

THE SCHOOLS WILL BE IN SESSION FOR AN ADDITIONAL HOUR EVERYDAY.

THE STATE MANDATES THAT TEACHERS USE THAT TIME FOR READING INSTRUCTION.

SOME SCHOOLS IN CENTRAL FLORIDA HAVE IMPLEMENTED THE EXTRA HOUR IN YEARS PAST.

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LONGER SCHOOL DAYS-2SOTVO


We've already inserted a lot of money in the kids, a little bit more to me, if it is what makes it work, is a good thing

All it really is accomplishing for he district is a loss -/ an expenditure of revenues the state has not provided

LEE COUNTY DISTRICT ADMINISTRATORS SAY THEY'LL KNOW MORE ABOUT SCHEDULING CLOSER TO THE START OF THE FALL SEMESTER.

WE HAVE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS AFFECTED ON ABC-7.COM. Return to index of stories...


STORM DRAIN SAFETY-EANIBOX-FLY


NEW SINCE 7 --

FORT MYERS CITY LEADERS WANT TO AVOID ANOTHER SCARY SITUATION THIS

RAINY SEASON.

SO --

CREWS HAVE ALREADY STARTED REPAIRING DRAIN PIPES ON MCGREGOR BOULEVARD.

BUT THEY MAY SOON BE GOING INTO NEIGHBORHOODS TO DO THE SAME.

CITY COUNCIL IS CONSIDERING TO SPEND HALF A MILLION DOLLARS NEAR MCGREGOR AND OLMEDA WAY.

THEIR GOAL IS TO MAKE SURE DRAINS ARE SAFE AND WORKING PROPERLY.

JUST LAST YEAR --

A 5-YEAR-OLD BOY SURVIVED BEING SUCKED INTO A DRAIN NEAR THIS AREA. Return to index of stories...


STORM DRAIN SAFETY-SOTVO


#David Hutchinson

#Fort Myers

SOT

15:54:44-15:54:53

David Hutchinson/ ft myers resident

"If I had a little kid or a little brother or a cousin around, I would

be interested in having that sort of thing not happen again."

CITY COUNCIL WILL VOTE AT THE END OF THE MONTH ON WHETHER TO SPEND THE MONEY TO GO INTO THE NEIGHBORHOODS. Return to index of stories...


MISS FLORIDA JUNIOR TEEN-POP-VO-WIPE


A NAPLES TEEN IS ON HER WAY TO COMPETING IN THE NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT.

YESTERDAY 15-YEAR-OLD JULIA ROWLAND WON THE TITLE OF FLORIDA JUNIOR TEEN QUEEN.

SHE COMPETED AGAINST OTHER YOUNG WOMEN FROM ACROSS THE STATE.

ROWLAND IS USED TO PERFORMING.

SHE'S A COMPETITIVE FIGURE SKATER AND TRAINS DAILY AT GERMAIN ARENA.

THIS WAS ONLY HER SECOND PAGEANT EVER. Return to index of stories...


MISS FLORIDA JUNIOR TEEN-SOTVO


I was in total shock it was amazing I just did not expect it and I was so grateful

IN NOVEMBER - THE NAPLES TEEN WILL COMPETE AGAINST OTHER STATE TITLE HOLDERS.

CALIFORNIA IS HOSTING THE NATIONAL AMERICAN JUNIOR MISS PAGEANT. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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


"this one is two years old and he's well over four feet."

AND, OH YEAH, DOESN'T BELONG IN FLORIDA!

THE STATE'S ALREADY ASKED HUNTERS TO *KILL* THE BURMESE PYTHON.

NEW TONIGHT --

WHAT THEY'RE ASKING *YOU* TO DO WITH THE SNAKE NOW!

"the pain is unbelievable."

THIS CHARLOTTE COUNTY MAN SAYS HE GOT INSULTED --

GETTING COFFEE.

WHAT WAS WRITTEN ON HIS RECEIPT --

AND WHAT HE WANTS DONE!

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


TZ1A PYTHON POPULATION-SOTVO-WIPE


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TZ1B FAT GUY APOLOGY-SOTVO


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NELSON ON E CIGARETTES-OC-SOTVO


FLORIDA U-S SENATOR BILL NELSON IS PUSHING FOR CHANGES TO E-CIGARETTE LAWS TONIGHT.

48:22 If a child gets into that and drinks that concentration; the child is definitely ill and probably dead. 48:29

HE WANTS TO KEEP THE VIALS OF NICOTINE AWAY FROM YOUR CHILDREN.

HE SPOKE TODAY IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA --

SAYING THE AMOUNT OF LIQUID NICOTINE IN E-CIGARETTS -- IS ENOUGH TO KILL A CHILD.

AND THEY'RE USING FLAVOR NAMES TO MARKET DIRECTLY TO KIDS.

SO NELSON'S FILED LEGISLATION TO MAKE THEM CHILDPROOF. Return to index of stories...


JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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


SLITERHING.

SCALY.

AND NOT SUPPOSED TO BE HERE.

AND UP-CLOSE LOOK AT THE BURMESE PYTHON PROBLEM.

WHY THE SNAKE POPULATION'S SPIKING --

AND WHY THAT'S A PROBLEM.

PLUS --

VIRAL VIDEO!

THIS 3-YEAR-OLD GIRL *WOKE UP* --

DURING HER FUNERAL!

THE REST OF THE BIZARRE STORY --

IN JUST 30 SECONDS AFTER LOTTO! Return to index of stories...


A) PYTHON POPULATION-VOTOPS-WIPE


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B) CHILD WAKES UP AT OWN FUNERAL-VOTOPS


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EXTRA AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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PYTHON POPULATION IN SWFL-TCMON


A PREDATOR'S INVADING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

IT'S THE BURMESE PYTHON AND IT'S HATCHING RIGHT NOW.

THERE'S NO WAY TO CONTROL THE GROWING POPULATION THAT CAN RUIN OUR ECOSYSTEM -- BUT THERE'S ONE WAY YOU CAN HELP SCIENTISTS.

WATCH. Return to index of stories...


PYTHON POPULATION IN SWFL-PKG


Ian Bartoszek, Conservancy SWFL

:45: 25 This just happens to be one that gets very large and very in charge

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AND THESE SNAKES. BURMESE PYTHONS. AREN'T SUPPOSED TO BE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

--

Ian Bartoszek, Conservancy SWFL - "These are originally found Vietnam."

--

THE SNAKES ARE HERE TO STAY ACCORDING TO WORKERS AT THE CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

BECAUSE THEY CAN'T GET RID OF THEM -- THEY WANT TO CONTROL THEM AND LEARN MORE.

SCIENTISTS NEED YOUR HELP RIGHT NOW BECAUSE IT'S BERMESE PYTHON HATCHING SEASON.

--

Ian Bartoszek

:36:39 they are emerging from their eggs.

--

DON'T WORRY --

LARGER PYTHONS ARE IN THE EVERGLADES -- THEIR EGGS CAN BE FOUND ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. ESPECIALLY IN COLLIER COUNTY.

IF YOU SEE ONE --

TAKE A PICTURE.

YOU CAN UPLOAD THAT AND YOUR LOCATION TO FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE OFFICERS.

NOT SURE WHAT TO LOOK FOR?

--

Ian Bartoszek

:42:56 spear shaped brown marking on the top of the head- that dark wedge behind the eyes- and these striking giraffe like patterns that go down the body.

:08

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IF YOU SEE THAT -- THEN YOU'RE LOOKING AT A BURMESE PYTHON.

THE GOOD NEWS ACCORDING TO CONSERVANCY WORKERS IS THAT THEY'RE NOT DANGEROUS TO YOU.

JUST THE ENVIRONMENT IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

--

Ian Bartoszek

:47:07 this is not an animal to fear- they are causing a lot of damage in the ecosystem. they are not interested in us. Return to index of stories...


PYTHON POPULATION IN SWFL-ONCAM


HEAD TO ABC-7.COM AND CLICK ON SITES ON SEVEN FOR HOW TO SHARE YOUR POSSIBLE PYTHON SIGHTINGS.

THERE'S ALSO ONE MORE WAY TO HELP -- YOU CAN VOLUNTEER WITH THE CONSERVANCY TO LOOK FOR PYTHON HATCHLINGS AT NIGHT WHEN THEY'RE TYPICALLY OUT.

WE HAVE ALL OF THAT INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE - ABC-7.COM.

CLICK ON SITES ON SEVEN. Return to index of stories...


SWFL TURTLE NESTS-VO


ANOTHER CREATURE IS ALSO SPAWNING IN LARGE NUMBERS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

BUT THIS ONE BELONGS HERE.

PEOPLE ARE SEEING SEA TURTLE'S NESTS EVERYWHERE.

ON BAREFOOT BEACH --

AT LEAST 62.

IN COLLIER COUNTY --

THE NUMBER OF NESTS INCREASED BY MORE THAN 200.

MARCO ISLAND WAS THE ONLY PLACE WHERE NEST NUMBERS DROPPED. Return to index of stories...


BRANDS LIKELY TO DISAPPEAR-SS


EACH YEAR WE WAVE GOODBYE TO ONCE-POPULAR BRAND NAMES.

AND NEXT YEAR WILL BE NO DIFFERENT.

ACCORDING TO 24-7 WALL STREET --

SOME OF FAVORITE BUSINESSES ARE ON LIFE SUPPORT TONIGHT.

THE FINANCIAL NEWS PUBLISHER IS PREDICTING THE FALL OF THESE FIVE COMPANIES.

LULULEMON.

DIRECT T-V

HILLSHIRE FARMS.

BLACKBERRY.

AND AEROPOSTLE.

EITHER SALES HAVE DROPPED DRAMATICALLY --

OR THE COMPANY'S ARE BEING BOUGHT OUT.

LULULEMON MAY NOT BE ABLE TO OVERCOME IT'S SEE-THROUGH YOGA PANT SCANDAL AFTER ALL.

IF AT&T HAS IT'S WAY --

IT COULD SOON BUY UP ALL OF DIRECT-TV'S CUSTOMERS.

BALL PARK HOT DOGS HAVE A NEW PARENT COMPANY --

AND HILLSHIRE FARMS SHOULD HAVE IT'S FINAL DAY BEFORE THE END OF IT'S FISCAL YEAR.

ONCE A SMARTPHONE LEADER --

BLACKBERRY SALES HAVE DROPPED DRAMATICALLY --

AND THE COMPANY CAN NO LONGER HOLD IT'S OWN.

AND FINALLY -- THE CLOTHING YOU MAY HAVE WORN IN COLLEGE --

IS BEING OUTPACED BY CHEAPER BRANDS.

AEROPOSTALE'S STOCK PRICE HAS PLUNGED BY MORE THAN 85 PERCENT IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS. Return to index of stories...


SUMMER IDENTITY THEFT-VIDBOX


VACATION IS GENERALLY A TIME TO TAKE IT EASY --

NOT TO WORRY ABOUT THIEVES STEALING YOUR IDENTITY.

WHEN YOU TRAVEL -- YOU OFTEN HAVE A LOT OF PERSONAL INFORMATION ON YOU.

CONSUMER REPORTS RECOMMEND KEEPING DOCUMENTS TO A MINIMUM.

ALSO -- TELL YOUR BANK IF YOU'RE GOING OUT OF TOWN --

SO IT CAN MONITOR FOR FRAUD.

DON'T FORGET ABOUT YOUR CHILDREN.

IF YOU SEND THEM TO CAMP --

ASK WHERE THEIR PERSONAL INFORMATION IS STORED.

CHILDREN ARE TARGETS FOR IDENTITY THEFT --

BECAUSE THEY HAVE A CLEAN SLATE. Return to index of stories...


FAT GUY APOLOGY-VO-WIPE


FIVE STEPS FORWARD --

AND TEN STEPS BACK.

THAT'S HOW ONE CHARLOTTE COUNTY MAN DESCRIBES HIS WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY.

AND DAVE EDMONDS SAYS HIS LATEST SETBACK --

HAPPENED WHEN HE BOUGHT COFFEE AT A CONVENIENCE STORE.

HE SAYS THE OWNER'S WIFE WROTE "FAT GUY" ON HIS RECEIPT.

NOW EDMONDS WANTS AN APOLOGY. Return to index of stories...


FAT GUY APOLOGY-SOTVO


"it's just this really got to me for some reason some how I just fet like aying on the floor, crawling into a ball and just crying."

THE STORE OWNER WOULD NOT CONFIRM WHETHER HIS WIFE WROTE THE MESSAGE --

BUT APOLOGIZED ANYWAY. Return to index of stories...


CHILD WAKES UP AT OWN FUNERAL-VO


ABC7 HAS SOME MUST-SEE VIDEO TONIGHT AT 11.

A THREE-YEAR-OLD GIRL WOKE UP IN THE MIDDLE OF HER OWN FUNERAL.

THIS IS IN THE PHILIPPINES.

DOCTORS TREATED HER LAST WEEK FOR A HIGH FEVER.

A DAY LATER -- DOCTORS DECLARED HER DEAD BECAUSE THEY COULDN'T FIND A PULSE.

AS YOU CAN SEE IN THIS VIDEO --

SOMEONE CHECKED HER PULSE AND REALIZED SHE WAS ALIVE.

THIS VIDEO WENT VIRAL -- BUT TONIGHT -- THERE ARE REPORTS SHE HAS SINCE DIED. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP


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DAD MAKES DAUGHTER A PRINCESS-SSTOPS


THIS WAS NOT A TRIP TO DISNEY OR A BIRTHDAY PARTY FAIRY TALE.

STILL TO COME AT 11 --

HOW AN AMERICAN FATHER MADE HIS 7-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER A *REAL* PRINCESS --

USING A LOOPHOLE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-POP


FGCU GREAT CHRIS SALE TALKS ABOUT MAKING HIS 3RD ALL STAR GAME-- WHY THIS ONE IS MOST SPECIAL---

PLUS---- GATOR COACH WILL MUSCHAMP WAS NOT A HAPPY MAN LAST YEAR--- WHY THIS SEASON WILL BE A LOT BETTER 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...


HR DERBY-VOTOPS


LET'S START THIS PARTY WITH SOME BIG BOYS HITTING SOME BIG FLIES. HOME RUN DERBY. Return to index of stories...


CHRIS SALE-POP


MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL WILL TELL YOU CHRIS SALE MADE THE ALL-STAR GAME THANKS TO THE MILLIONS OF FANS THAT VOTED HIM IN--- CONVENTIONAL WISDOM TELLS US--- IT WAS HIS 8-AND-1 RECORD AND A NASTY SLIDER THAT EARNED HIM A TRIP TO THIS YEAR'S MID-SUMMER CLASSIC--- Return to index of stories...


CHRIS SALE-VOTOPS-WIPE


CHRIS HAS QUICKLY BECOME ONE OF THE BEST PITCHERS IN THE MAJORS-- MAKING HIS 3RD ALL STAR APPERANCE

LAST YEAR--- SALE PICKED UP THE WIN AT THE ALL-STAR GAME---

HE WILL COME OUT OF THE BULLPEN ONCE AGAIN THIS YEAR----

THIS IS THE 5TH YEAR IN THE MAJOR LEAGUES FOR CHRIS--- SINCE LEAVING FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY-- HE HAS A 40-26 RECORD AND SAYS--- THE FAN VOTE-- MAKES THIS YEAR'S ALL-STAR GAME THAT MUCH BETTR Return to index of stories...


CHRIS SALE-SOT-WIPE


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ALL STAR GAME-VOTOPS-WIPE


WHILE CHRIS WILL COME OUT OF THE BULLPEN--- ADAM WAINWRIGHT WILL START FOR THE NATIONAL LEAGUE--- FELIX HERNANDEZ GOES FOR THE AMERICAN LEAGUE--- Return to index of stories...


ALL STAR GAME-SOT


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FLORIDA GATORS-POP


3 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS. 8 SEC TITLES. THOSE ARE THE FUN NUMBER TO TALK ABOUT WHEN IT COMES TO THE FLORIDA GATORS. THOSE NUMBERS ALSO BRING ABOUT VERY HIGH EXPECTATIONS. JUST ASK WILL MUSCHAMP. AFTER AN 8 LOSS SEASON. FANS ARE BEGGING FOR CHANGES IN GAINESVILLE Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA GATORS-VOTOPS-WIPE


THE GATOR WILL WIPE THE SLATE CLEAN BEGINNING AUGUST 30TH--- THAT'S WHEN THEY OPEN THE SEASON WITH IDAHO---

--- SEVERAL GATORS ARE IN HOOVER, ALABAMA FOR THE SEC MEDIA DAYS----

--- WILL MUSCHAMP ENTERS HIS 4TH SEASON IN GAINESVILLE AND SAYS THIS IS THE BEST TEAM HE'S HAD Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA GATORS-SOT-WIPE


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NCAA TROPHY-VOTOPS


THE GATORS HOPE TO BE PLAYING FOR THIS NEXT SEASON----

THIS IS THE NEW NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIOP TROPHY----- OF COURSE THIS YEAR--- COLLEGE FOOTBALL IS GOING TO A 4-TEAM PLAYOFF----

IT IS MADE OF 24 KARAT GOLD AND WEIGHS 35 POUNDS Return to index of stories...


BRITISH OPEN-POP


IF YOU LOVE GOLF BUT HATE TO SLEEP. THE BRITISH OPEN IS RIGHT UP YOUR ALLEY. TV COVERAGE OF THE OPENING ROUND STARTS AT 4 AM THURSDAY MORNING. OH BY THE WAY. ADAM SCOTT IS THE FAVORITE TO WIN THE. BUT PHIL MICKELSON IS THE DEFENDING CHAMP Return to index of stories...


BRITISH OPEN-VOTOPS-WIPE


LOCAL GOLFER GEORGE MCNEILL WILL BE PLAYING IN HIS SECOND BRITISH OPEN---

MCNEILL WILL TEE OFF A 10:33 EASTERN TIME ON THURSDAY--- HE WILL BE PLAYING WITH RICHARD STEARNE OF SOUTH AFRICA AND CHRIS STOUD OF THE U-S

MEANWHILE-- MICKELSON--- IS IN SEACH OF HIS SECOND STAIGHT OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP--- AND 6TH MAJOR OVERALL Return to index of stories...


BRITISH OPEN-SOT-WIPE


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WORLD CUP-VOTOPS-WIPE


FURTHER PROOF THAT SOCCER MAY BE CATCHING ON HERE IN THE UNITED STATES----

--- 115 MILLION PEOPLE WATCHED -- SUNDAY'S WORLD CUP FINAL WITH GERMANY AND ARGENTINA --

----- IT WAS THE 3RD HIGHEST RATED SOCCER MATCH IN AMERICAN HISTORY----

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FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS


REMEMBER THIS GUY----

LUIS SUAREZ-- THE URUGUAY STAR THAT-- BIT AN ITALIAN PLAYER DURING THE WORLD CUP---

WELL---- NEXT YEAR HE'LL PLAY WITH BARCELONA-- BUT IT'S IN HIS CONTRACT-- THAT IF HE BITES AGAIN-- HE COULD LOSE 5 MILLION DOLLARS---

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TOSS TO BREAK-POP


THAT'S A LOOK AT SPORTS.

UP NEXT --

YOU WON'T BELIEVE HOW FAR ONE FATHER WENT --

TO MAKE HIS DAUGHTER A *REAL* PRINCESS.

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DAD MAKES DAUGHTER A PRINCESS-SS


IN A KINGDOM -- FAR FAR AWAY --

THATS HOW ONE AMERICAN DAD HOPES TO BEGIN THE STORY.OF HIS COUNTRY.

JEREMIAH HEATON SAYS HE RECENTLY *CLAIMED* AN AREA IN AFRICA FOR HIMSELF --

A LAND WHERE HE HOPES HIS DAUGHTER WILL BECOME A PRINCESS.

THIS IS FOR REAL.

JEREMIAH RECENTLY PLANTED A FLAG BETWEEN THE COUNTRIES OF EGYPT AND SUDAN --

WHERE NO COUNTRY ACTUALLY CLAIMS THE LAND.

HE'S CALLING IT THE "KINGDOM OF NORTH SUDAN."

HIS 7 YEAR OLD IS THE PRINCESS.

AND HE HOPES TO GET SUDAN AND EGYPT TO RECOGNIZE THE KINGDOM.

ABINGDON, Virginia - An American man says he has claimed a kingdom in Africa so his daughter can be a princess.

Jeremiah Heaton tells the Bristol Herald Courier that he recently trekked to a small, mountainous region between Egypt and Sudan called Bir Tawil. No country claims the land.

Heaton says he planted a flag designed by his children there so that he could become a king - and more importantly, so his 7-year-old daughter Emily could be a princess. They named the area the Kingdom of North Sudan.

Shelia Carapico, a professor of political science and international studies at the University of Richmond, says Heaton would not have political control over the land without legal recognition from neighboring countries, the United Nations or other groups.

Heaton says he hopes to get Sudan and Egypt to recognize the kingdom.

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