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DIRECTORS PAGE I~75 DEATH INVESTIGATION-SOTVO
BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP FLOODED CARS-TCMON VOWIPE
AFGHANISTAN SHOOTING-VOTOPS BNC SS FLOODED CARS-SOTVO
AFGHANISTAN SHOOTING-PKG FLOOD 911 CALLS UPDATE-TCMON SOTVO
EBOLA LATEST-TCMON VOWIPE BUSINESSES HOMES CLEANING UP-VOWIPE
EBOLA LATEST-SOTVO BUSINESSES HOMES CLEANING UP-SOTVO
MIDEAST CEASE FIRE-BNC VO QUAIL RUN DRAINAGE MEETING-VOWIPE
RUSSIAN JET CHASED US PLANE-VOWIPE QUAIL RUN DRAINAGE MEETING-SOTVO
RUSSIAN JET CHASED US PLANE-SOTVO YOUR VOICE, YOUR VOTE-CLIP
BIOGENESIS FOUNDER SURRENDERS TO DEA-TCMON VO CHARLIE CRIST ANNOUNCEMENT-TCMON
ORANGE CO. HOME INVASION-TCMON VOWIPE GOV. SCOTT CAMPAIGN NAPLES-TCMON VOWIPE
ORANGE CO. HOME INVASION-SOTVO WIPE GOV. SCOTT CAMPAIGN NAPLES-SOTVO WIPE
DUNKIN DONUTS ROBBERY-TRX VOWIPE FL AMENDMENT ONE-VOTOPWIPE
DUNKIN DONUTS ROBBERY-SOTVO FL AMENDMENT ONE-SOTVO
AMERICAN DETAINED IN CUBA-VO GOV SCOTT SNAKE ENCOUNTER-VO
3YEAR OLD ACCIDENTALLY SHOT-VO-WIPE CHAR CO 911 SYSTEM DOWN-VOWIPE
12 YEAR OLD BUS JOYRIDE-VOTOPS CHAR CO 911 SYSTEM DOWN-SOTVO
VACATION SURVIVALS SETUP-EANI BOXES LEE COUNTY DAS PLANS-VOWIPE
a) river otter attack-votops LEE COUNTY DAS PLANS-SOTVO-WIPE
b) kayak rescue-votops MANATEE PARK MONEY APPROVED-VOTOPS
KAYAK RESCUE-NATSVO-WIPE PARATRANSIT BUSES APPROVED-VO
KAYAK RESCUE-SOTVO-WIPE LEE GARBAGE FEES-OTS
RIVER OTTER ATTACK-SOTVO-WIPE CAPE BANNERS FOR VETS-VOWIPE
RIVER OTTER ATTACK-(2)SOTSVO CAPE BANNERS FOR VETS-SOTVO
RESTAURANT SINKS INTO RIVER-VO HONORING SGT WILSON-VOWIPE
HOT CAR CAM-VO-WIPE HONORING SGT WILSON-SOTVO
HOT CAR CAM-SOTVO NORMAN LOVE EXPANSION-VOWIPE
NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP NORMAN LOVE EXPANSION-SOTVO
TEASE FOUR------------ NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP
TZ4 A HI TECH WORKOUT GEAR-SOTVO TEASE ONE
TZ4 B TIGER SHARK CAUGHT-VO TZ1 A) BACK TO SCHOOL CHECKUPS-VOTOPS-WIPE
WEATHER TEASE-WXWALL TZ1 B) APPARENTLY KID-SOTVO
JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP WX TEASE-WXWALL
FORECAST-PHC JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP
FORECAST-WXWALL WEATHER-PWC
HI TECH WORKOUT GEAR-TCMON WEATHER-WXWALL
HI TECH WORKOUT GEAR-PKG BACK TO SCHOOL CHECKUPS-TCMON VOWIPE
SELF DRIVING CARS-VOWIPE BACK TO SCHOOL CHECKUPS-SOTVO
GEN Y BUYING MORE CARS THAN GEN X-TRX VO NUTRITION LABELS-OTS VO
HUGE TIGER SHARK CAUGHT-VOWIPE APPARENTLY KID-SOTVO
HUGE TIGER SHARK CAUGHT-SOTVO COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP
NBA FEMALE ASSISTANT COACH-OTS VO TEASE TWO-POP
NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP TZ2 SPORTS-VO
TEASE FIVE------------ WORLD NEWS TEASE-BLK-SOT
TZ5 A OSU BAND LEADERS SPEAKS-VO TONIGHT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP
OSU BAND LEADERS SPEAKS-VO IN TCMON TZ 7 1) BODY FOUND ON I75-VOTOPS-WIPE
OSU BAND LEADERS SPEAKS-PKG TZ 7 2) MEDIA CHANGES-VOTOPS
NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
COMING UP AT 6PM------------ TONY BOSCH-VOTOPS
TZ 6 1) LEE COUNTY DAS-VOTOPS SAMMY WATKINS-POPMON
TZ 6 2) NORMAN LOVE-VOTOPS SAMMY WATKINS-VOTOPS
TZ 6 3) APPARENTLY KID-SOTVOTOPS SAMMY WATKINS-SOTTOPS
CLOSE-2SHOT MIAMI DOLPHINS-VOTOPS
HEADLINES MIAMI DOLPHINS-SOTTOPS
HL1) I~75 DEATH INVESTIGATION PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-POPMON
HL2) COLLIER FLOODING AFTERMATH PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-VOTOPS
HL3) CAPE BANNERS FOR VETS PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-SOTTOPS
STORMWARN 7 OPEN-CLIP FGCU HOOPS-VOTOPS
FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL FGCU HOOPS-SOTTOPS
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP BECKY HAMMOND-VOTOPS
I~75 DEATH INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS BNC FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS
I~75 DEATH INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS WIPE GOODBYE-4SHOT


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BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


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AFGHANISTAN SHOOTING-VOTOPS BNC SS


OUR BIG STORY AT 530 --

AN AMERICAN TWO-STAR GENERAL IS DEAD.

SHOT AND KILLED AT AN ARMY FACILITY IN AFGHANISTAN.

HERE'S WHAT WE KNOW TONIGHT.

A SHOOTER WEARING AN AFGHAN ARMY UNIFORM OPENED FIRE THIS MORNING AT THE MILITARY ACADEMY.

DOZENS WERE HURT --

IN ADDITION TO TWO STAR MAJOR GENERAL HAROLD GREENE.

TONIGHT ABC 7 CONFIRMS HE'S A NATIVE OF UPSTATE NEW YORK--

BUT HE GREW UP IN FLORIDA.

KAREN TRAVERS HAS THE LATEST NOW ON THE HIGHEST RANKING PERSON KILLED DURING THE ENTIRE AFGHAN WAR. Return to index of stories...


AFGHANISTAN SHOOTING-PKG


IT WAS APPARENTLY AN INSIDE JOB.

John Kirby SOT 12;41;46;09

it's a terrible day, a terrible tragedy

A GUNMAN WEARING AN AFGHAN ARMY UNIFORM TURNED HIS WEAPON AGAINST AMERICANS,

AFGHANS AND NATO SOLDIERS.

A US OFFICIAL TOLD ABC NEWS THAT A TWO STAR MAJOR GENERAL WAS KILLED -

MAKING HIM THE HIGHEST RANKING FATALITY IN EITHER THE AFGHANISTAN OR IRAQ

WARS.

15 WERE WOUNDED - INCLUDING 8 AMERICANS. ALL ARE EXPECTED TO SURVIVE.

THE ATTACK HAPPENED AT THIS MILITARY TRAINING FACILITY, ABOUT 11 MILES

OUTSIDE KABUL.

A SPRAWLING COMPOUND.STARTING LAST FALL, IT WAS USED TO TRAIN AFGHAN

FORCES. THE GROUP OF COALITION MEMBERS WERE ON SITE FOR A VISIT WHEN THE

ATTACK OCCURRED.

THIS IS THE LATEST IN A STRING OF SO-CALLED GREEN ON BLUE ATTACKS IN

AFGHANISTAN - WHERE MEMBERS OF THE AFGHAN FORCES HAVE ATTACKED US AND

COALITION FORCES.

John Kirby SOT 12;41;46;09

Afghanistan is still a warzone. So, it's impossible to eliminate, completely

eliminate, that threat, particularly in a place like Afghanistan

THE LAST MAJOR INCIDENT IN AFGHANISTAN WAS IN 2010, JUST BEFORE THE AMERICAN

TROOP SURGE THERE.

A SUICIDE BOMB RIPPED THROUGH A NATO CONVOY IN KABUL - KILLING 12 PEOPLE

INCLUDING 5 AMERICAN SOLDIERS.

BUT THOSE ATTACKS HAVE BECOME LESS FREQUENT EACH YEARAS FEWER US TROOPS HAVE

BEEN ON THE GROUND THERE.

O/C CLOSE: A SENIOR US OFFICIAL SAID THERE IS NO INDICATION THAT THE US

GENERAL WAS SPECIFICALLY TARGETEDTHAT THE SHOOTING WAS RANDOM AND THE

SHOOTER FIRED INTO A LARGE GROUP. KT ABC NEWS WASHINGTON. Return to index of stories...


EBOLA LATEST-TCMON VOWIPE


THE SECOND AMERICAN INFECTED WITH EBOLA IN WEST AFRICA IS BACK IN THE UNITED STATES TONIGHT.

A SPECIALLY-EQUIPPED MEDEVAC PLANE CARRYING NANCY WRITEBOL ARRIVED AT DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE IN GEORGIA THIS MORNING.

WRITEBOLL WAS THEN TAKEN TO EMORY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL -- WHERE SHE WILL BE TREATED -- ALONG WITH FELLOW AID WORKER DOCTOR KENT BRANTLY.

BOTH PATIENTS ARE SAID TO BE MAKING PROGRESS SINCE RECEIVING AN EXPERIMENTAL SERUM IN LIBERIA.

RESEARCHERS ARE DEVELOPING AN EBOLA VACCINE -- AND ONE OF THE DOCTORS WORKING ON IT SAYS PROGRESS IS BEING MADE. Return to index of stories...


EBOLA LATEST-SOTVO


"As far as the animal studies go, we're just about there. The hurdle really has been on meeting the human side of the criteria which is to conduct phase one clinical trials and to show that the vaccines and treatments are safe and don't cause diseases in normal healthy humans."

MEANWHILE -- BRITISH AIRWAYS IS TEMPORARILY STOPPING FLIGHTS TO AND FROM SIERRA LEONE AND LIBERIA THORUGH THIS MONTH DUE TO THE "DETERIORATING PUBLIC HEALTH SITUATION" IN BOTH COUNTRIES.

CUSTOMERS WITH TICKETS ON THOSE ROUTES ARE BEING OFFERED SEVERAL OPTIONS -- INCLUDING A FULL REFUND AND THE ABILITY TO REBOOK THEIR FLIGHTS FOR A LATER DATE. Return to index of stories...


MIDEAST CEASE FIRE-BNC VO


A THREE-DAY PAUSE IN FIGHTING BETWEEN ISRAEL AND HAMAS --

APPEARS TO BE HOLDING.

CLEARLY IT'S TENUOUS --

BUT THE CEASEFIRE'S STILL IN TACT.

ISRAEL PULLED ALL OF ITS TROOPS FROM GAZA.

THEY PLAN TO A DELEGATION TO CAIRO FOR TALKS --

IF THIS HUMANITARIAN TRUCE HOLDS.

IN GAZA CITY -- WHERE STREETS HAD BEEN DESERTED DURING THE FIGHTING -- TRAFFIC HAS PICKED UP.

SHOPS BEGAN RE-OPENING THEIR DOORS.

BUT THE CARNAGE IS SIGNIFICANT.

NEARLY A MONTH OF FIGHTING HAS KILLED 19-HUNDRED PALESTINIANS, 64 ISRAELI SOLDIERS AND THREE CIVILIANS IN ISRAEL. Return to index of stories...


RUSSIAN JET CHASED US PLANE-VOWIPE


WE'RE LEARNING TONIGHT --

ABOUT A NEAR-CONFRONTATION BETWEEN A RUSSIAN FIGHTER JETS AND AN AMERICAN SPY PLANE.

WE FOUND OUT --

A RUSSIAN FIGHTER JET PURSUED A U-S SPY PLANE OVER THE BALTIC SEA LAST WEEK.

U-S OFFICIALS SAY THE PLANE -- AN R-C 135 -- WAS IN INTERNATIONAL AIRSPACE.

THEY EAVESDROPPING ON THE RUSSIAN MILITARY -- WHEN THE RUSSIAN AIRCRAFT WENT TO INTERCEPT IT. Return to index of stories...


RUSSIAN JET CHASED US PLANE-SOTVO


"We've had repeated incidents of not only Russia testing air sovereignty of neighboring countries, but taking a bit more provacative and aggressive action as the conflict in Ukraine continues to escalate."

ANALYSTS SAY ESCALATED TENSION BETWEEN THE U-S AND RUSSIA RIGHT NOW IS ESPECIALLY DANGEROUS.

THE RUSSIANS ARE STARTING LARGE-SCALE AIR-DEFENSE EXERCISES THIS WEEK --

ALONG THEIR BORDER WITH UKRAINE. Return to index of stories...


BIOGENESIS FOUNDER SURRENDERS TO DEA-TCMON VO


AT HOME -- HERE IN FLORIDA -- THE MAN ACCUSED OF ILLEGALLY PROVIDING STEROIDS TO MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYER ALEX RODRIGUEZ IS NOE IN FEDERAL CUSTODY.

TONY BOSCH SURRENDERED TO THE D-E-A THIS MORNING.

BOSCH IS THE FOUNDER OF BIOGENESIS -- A MIAMI CLINIC TIED TO PERFORMANCE ENHANCING DRUGS IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL.

SEVERAL OF BOSCH'S ASSOCIATES WERE ALSO ARRESTED.

THE SCANDAL HAS LED TO THE SUSPENSION OF MORE THAN A DOZEN MLB STARS -- INCLUDING RODRIGUEZ.

ALSO ARRESTED WAS A COUSIN OF RODRIGUEZ'S.

HE'S ACCUSED OF GETTING THE DRUGS FOR AND INJECTING THEM INTO RODRIGUEZ. Return to index of stories...


ORANGE CO. HOME INVASION-TCMON VOWIPE


ORANGE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR TWO SUSPECTS THEY SAY VIOLENTLY BROKE INTO AN APARTMENT AND ROBBED A MAN INSIDE.

THE 59-YEAR-OLD VICTIM SAYS HE WAS JUST ABOUT THE SHUT THE DOOR TO HIS APSRTAMENT WHEN TWO MEN CARRYING GUNS BARGED IN.

ONCE INSIDE - THE THIEVES - ZIP TIED THE MAN'S HANDS TOGETHER - WRAPPED HIS HEAD WITH A BATHMAT AND HELD A GUN TO HIS FACE.

THE TWO SUSPECTS - ALLEGEDY MADE OFF WITH THOUSANDS IN JEWELRY AND CASH. Return to index of stories...


ORANGE CO. HOME INVASION-SOTVO WIPE


Howard Epstein - Victim One gut had his knee on my back, one guy had his

knee.

BUTT TO

Howard Epstein - Victim- - This has never happened here in years and years

OFFICIALS AND RESIDENTS ALIKE SAY BURGLARIES ARE UNUSUAL FOR THAT NEIGHBORHOOD. Return to index of stories...


DUNKIN DONUTS ROBBERY-TRX VOWIPE


TONIGHT - SURVEILLANCE VIDEO IS OUT OF AN ARMED ROBBERY AT A DUNKIN DONUTS IN MIAMI.

IT HAPPENED LATE LAST MONTH WHEN TWO MEN WEARING JOKER MASKS -- WALKED INTO THE STORE WITH GUNS DRAWN.

THEY FORCED A CUSTOMER AND EMPLOYEE TO THE GROUND AT GUNPOINT WHERE THEY THEN TOOK CASH FROM THE REGISTER DRAWERS AND A TIP JAR BEFORE RUNNING OFF. Return to index of stories...


DUNKIN DONUTS ROBBERY-SOTVO


i'm thinking to myself.just happened in movies."

THAT WOMAN HAS SINCE QUIT HER AT DUNKIN DONUTS BECAUSE SHE NO LONGER FEELS SAFE.

SHE ALSO CLAIMS THAT THERE WAS A PROBLEM WITH THE PANIC BUTTON -- BUT OFFICIALS WITH DUNKIN DONUTS HAVE NOT YET CONFIRMED THAT.

INVESTIGATORS ARE STILL LOOKING FOR THE SUSPECTS. Return to index of stories...


AMERICAN DETAINED IN CUBA-VO


AN AMERICAN -- DETAINED IN CUBA -- IS PREPARING TO DIE.

ALAN GROSS'S WIFE VISITED HIM EARLIER THIS YEAR --

AND SAYS HE LOOKED GAUNT AND FRAIL.

SHE SAYS HER HUSBAND SAID HIS FINAL GOODBYES TO HER AND THEIR DAUGHTER.

GROSS HAS SPENT THE LAST FIVE YEARS IMPRISONED IN CUBA.

THE 65-YEAR-OLD IS SERVING A 15 YEAR SENTENCE FOR BRINGING SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT INTO CUBA.

CUBAN AUTHORITIES SAY GROSS WAS PART OF A PLOT TO DESTABILIZE THE COUNTRY'S COMMUNIST GOVERNMENT. Return to index of stories...


3YEAR OLD ACCIDENTALLY SHOT-VO-WIPE


A COLORADO TODDLER IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION RIGHT NOW --

AFTER POLICE SAY A FIVE-YEAR OLD ACCIDENTALLY SHOT HER.

THEY STILL DON'T KNOW HOW THAT FIVE YEAR OLD GOT THE GUN.

BUT THEY DO KNOW --

THE THREE-YEAR-OLD WHO WAS HIT --

NEEDED EMERGENCY SURGERY.

OFFICERS SAY THE GIRL'S MOTHER AND HER BOYFRIEND WERE HOME AT THE TIME. Return to index of stories...


12 YEAR OLD BUS JOYRIDE-VOTOPS


A 12-YEAR OLD BOY IN INDIANA IS FACING THE MUSIC TONIGHT --

AFTER TAKING A SCHOOL BUS ON A JOYRIDE!

HE LED POLICE ON A THREE COUNTY CHASE.

IT ENDED WHEN HE RAN OVER STOP STICKS--

SMASHED THROUGH SOME BUSHES--

AND CRASHED INTO A GARAGE.

IT STARTED WHEN HE SAW THE BUS SITTING EMPTY WITH THE KEY IN THE IGNITION.

LAW ENFORCMENT DETAINED HIM BUT HE'S NOT FACING CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


VACATION SURVIVALS SETUP-EANI BOXES


TWO FAMILY VACATIONS--

TWO INCREDIBLE STORIES OF SURVIVAL--

AN OTTER ATTACK IN WASHINGTON STATE--

AND A SINKING BOAT IN HAWAII LEAVES A FAMILY STRANDED AND CLINGING TO KAYAKS. Return to index of stories...


a) river otter attack-votops


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b) kayak rescue-votops


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KAYAK RESCUE-NATSVO-WIPE


NATS video -"we're about to get rescued! / we're gonna live"

RESCUE AT SEA--

FOUR TEENS, FOUR ADULTS CLINGING TO SAFETY AFTER THEIR BOAT SANK.

SOME OF THEIR HEADS JUST BARELY BOBBING ABOVE WATER.

THE COAST GUARD PLUCKED THE FAMILY OF EIGHT FROM THE WATER IN HAWAII.

ONE OF THE VICTIMS--

A 16-YEAR OLD CAUGHT THE ENTIRE ORDEAL ON HIS GO-PRO CAMERA.

FORTUNATELY THE GROUP WAS ABLE TO GRAB LIFE JACKETS AND KAYAKS FROM THE BOAT BEFORE IT SANK. Return to index of stories...


KAYAK RESCUE-SOTVO-WIPE


Jeff Kozlovich

"it got scary rough real fast where waves were breaking over the bow/before we knew it too much water was in the boat

THEIR 12 FOOT BOAT STARTED TAKING ON WATER ABOUT 12 MILES OFF SHORE.

THEY ENDED UP BOBBING IN THE WATER AND CLINGING TO KAYAKS THEY TIED TOGETHER FOR TWO HOURS.

THE COAST GUARD SAYS A SPECIAL TRACKING DEVICE ON

BOARD THE BOAT AUTOMATICALLY WENT OFF WHEN IT CAPSIZED AND THAT'S HOW THEY LOCATED THE FAMILY. Return to index of stories...


RIVER OTTER ATTACK-SOTVO-WIPE


it just started biting on me, and biting into me. It

felt like little knives going in

THIS GRANDMOTHER DESCRIBES HOW IT FELT WHEN A RIVER OTTER ATTACKED HER--

AFTER SHE TRIED TO PULL IT OFF HER GRANDSON.

TONIGHT SHE HAS HUNDREDS OF STITCHES ON HER HEAD AND FACE.

SHE SAYS THE OTTER TRIED TO PULL THE 8-YEAR OLD UNDER WATER. Return to index of stories...


RIVER OTTER ATTACK-(2)SOTSVO


Lelani Grove

OTTER ATTACK VICTIM

I just remember trying to hold it as tight as I can

and yelling, "get him out of the water. Get him out of the water!"

Lelani Grove

OTTER ATTACK VICTIM

could see that it was biting into his head and it had its claws

around

SHE AND HER GRANDSON WERE RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL, WHERE DOCTORS FOUGHT TO SAVE HER RIGHT EYE.

THE BOY ENDED UP WITH NINE STAPLES IN HIS HEAD, BANDAGES ON BOTH ARMS AND INJURIES ON HIS LEFT LEG

WILDLIFE OFFICIALS ARE WORKING TO TRAP THE OTTER. Return to index of stories...


RESTAURANT SINKS INTO RIVER-VO


YOU'VE GOT TO SEE THIS.

A KENTUCKY RESTAURANT --

IS ABOUT TO DISAPPEAR!

AND IT'S NOT MAGIC.

TAKE A LOOK!

THE BARGE THAT ONCE HOUSED THE POPULAR "WATERFRONT RESTAURANT" --

IS SINKING INTO THE OHIO RIVER.

THAT RESTAURANT CLOSED BACK IN 20-11

AND THE BARGE HAS HAD SEVERAL INCIDENTS SINCE THE RESTAURANT CLOSED.

OTHER BARGES SMACKED IT.

IT BROKE FROM ITS MOORING AND FLOATED DOWN RIVER.

THE OWNER IS PLANNING TO REBUILD THE RESTAURANT ON DRY LAND. Return to index of stories...


HOT CAR CAM-VO-WIPE


A GROUP OF FLORIDA PARENTS HAVE DEVSED A SOLTUTION --

TO STOP CHILDREN FROM BEING LEFT IN HOT CARS.

IT'S KILLED 21 KIDS IN THE U-S THIS YEAR ALONE.

SO --

A SMALL GROUP OF PENSACOLA PARENTS CREATED 'THE GUARDIAN CAM.'

EACH TIME THE IGNITION IS TURNED ON OR OFF --

OR THE KEY IS REMOVED --

AN INTERIOR PANORAMIC CAMERA TAKES BACK SEAT PICTURES.

IF THE CAMERA SPOTS A CHILD --

THE ALARM GOES OFF.

WITHIN 15 SECONDS OF THE DRIVER LEAVING THE CAR, THE WINDOWS GO DOWN AND THE ALARM SOUNDS.

IT DOESN'T STOP UNTIL THE CHILD IS REMOVED FROM THE CARSEAT. Return to index of stories...


HOT CAR CAM-SOTVO


Denise Samuel

Concerned Parent

"As you listen at the various news reports you're hearing people say there's no solution, no solution, but I'm saying if we can send a man to the moon, surely there has to be a solution to our kids dying in a car."

THE GUARDIAN CAM ALSO WORKS ON MOTION DETECTION.

SO IF A CHILD SLIPS INTO A CAR TO PLAY AND GETS LOCKED IN --

THE SAME ALARMS TRIGGER.

THE GROUP IS WORKING WITH A DESIGNER TO GET A COPYRIGHT AND DESIGN TO RETROFIT CARS. Return to index of stories...


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


Chris Powell - "Working out has everything to do with your own personal intensity in the workout."

AND MAKING SURE YOU'RE LOOKING GOOD AND FEELING GOOD.

ABC7 HAS THE HOTTEST AND COOLEST WORKOUT GEAR ON THE MARKET.

HOW IT KEEPS YOU SWEAT AND STINK FREE.

WE PUT IT TO THE SWEAT TEST NEXT.

PLUS - LOOK AT THIS HAUL.

13 FEET LONG.

800 POUNDS.

THE MASSIVE SHARK AND WHY THE MAN WHO REELED HIM IN CALLS HIM JAWS.

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


TZ4 A HI TECH WORKOUT GEAR-SOTVO


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TZ4 B TIGER SHARK CAUGHT-VO


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WEATHER TEASE-WXWALL


ONSHORE WIND PATTERN CONTINUES

Onshore wind from the west and southwest will continue to push in scattered showers from the Gulf of Mexico through this morning and early afternoon.

The wind pattern in place will keep the opportunity for scattered afternoon and evening showers in the region as well. The most widespread coverage of afternoon rain though should mainly pop in the inland areas of the state. Highs today should range from the upper 80s along the immediate coastline to low 90s further inland.

On Wednesday we'll enter a bit of a transition phase with winds become more northwesterly. That should push our most widespread rain opportunities further back in the day toward the afternoon and evening. Highs on Wednesday are expected in the low 90s.

TROPICAL UDPATE

The newly-downgraded Tropical Storm Bertha continues to churn in the Atlantic.

The storm is located well off the east coast of the Carolinas and moving away from the mainland United States to the north-northeast at 22 mph.

Max sustained winds are holding at 65 mph, with a storm central pressure of 1005 mb.

The storm will continue its north-northeast progression and remains no threat to Southwest Florida or the east coast of the U.S. Return to index of stories...


JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


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FORECAST-PHC


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

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


FORECAST-WXWALL


ONSHORE WIND PATTERN CONTINUES

Onshore wind from the west and southwest will continue to push in scattered showers from the Gulf of Mexico through this morning and early afternoon.

The wind pattern in place will keep the opportunity for scattered afternoon and evening showers in the region as well. The most widespread coverage of afternoon rain though should mainly pop in the inland areas of the state. Highs today should range from the upper 80s along the immediate coastline to low 90s further inland.

On Wednesday we'll enter a bit of a transition phase with winds become more northwesterly. That should push our most widespread rain opportunities further back in the day toward the afternoon and evening. Highs on Wednesday are expected in the low 90s.

TROPICAL UDPATE

The newly-downgraded Tropical Storm Bertha continues to churn in the Atlantic.

The storm is located well off the east coast of the Carolinas and moving away from the mainland United States to the north-northeast at 22 mph.

Max sustained winds are holding at 65 mph, with a storm central pressure of 1005 mb.

The storm will continue its north-northeast progression and remains no threat to Southwest Florida or the east coast of the U.S. Return to index of stories...


HI TECH WORKOUT GEAR-TCMON


SQUELCH THAT SWEATY SMELL!

A COMPANY CLAIMS THEY'VE COME UP WITH WAYS TO MAKE WORKING OUT --

STINK LESS!

CECILIA VEGA WENT TO THE GYM --

TO PUT THEIR NEW WORKOUT GEAR THROUGH A SWEAT TEST. Return to index of stories...


HI TECH WORKOUT GEAR-PKG


NO WORKOUT IS COMPLETE WITHOUT A GOOD SWEAT. WELL NOW THE MAKERS OF THE

HOTTEST WORKOUT GEAR ARE INTRODUCING HIGH TECH FABRICS THAT PROMISE TO KEEP

YOU SWEAT FREE AND SMELLING FRESHER AT THE GYM.

Cecilia: 1650 is this kind of the trend we are seeing in the market right

now?

Elizabeth Harris / NYT Retail Reporter

1654 E: it's a big one. athletic apparel is selling better than all other

apparel right now - so all these different brands and retailers are trying

to get a bigger and bigger piece of the pie.

the new york times' ELIZABETH HARRIS RECENTLY WROTE ABOUT THESE NEW

TECHNOLOGIES.

ANTI-ODOR AND ANTI-SWEAT CLOTHES ARE FLOODING THE MARKET, WTH LULU LEMON

UNDER ARMOURATHLETA UNIQULO AND DULUTH TRADING COMPANY GETTING IN ON THE

ACTION. DULUTH EVEN HAS "BUCK NAKED" UNDERWEAR DESCRIBED AS, "NO SWEAT, NO

STINK AND NO PINCH."

Elizabeth Harris / NYT Retail Reporter 2127 / it helps the sweat evaporate

more quickly. and the anti stink stuff. there is anti microbial things in

the thread so you might get sweaty and smelly but the clothes don't hang on

to smells.

REEBOK HAS EXERCISE SHORTS MADE WITH CORDURA - A MATERIAL USUALLY

found in CAR SEATS AND LUGGAGE

Cecilia Vega 2627 so why do you want to be working out in the same material

you might be sitting in the car on the way home.

Elizabeth Harris / NYT Retail Reporter 2633 part of what you can do when you

sell something fancy is raise the price a little bit. not only am i selling

you running shorts, i'm selling you running shorts so they never smell and

will cool you off

They'll cost you more. but WILL THEY REALLY MAKE YOUR WORK OUT BETTER??

Chris Powell: 15:05.52:33 / Working out has everything to do with your

own personal intensity in the workout. 15:06.01:53 when it comes to this

technology especially with our apparel, it makes working out more enjoyable.

If it's more enjoyable we're more likely to do it.

Cecilia in Central Park: 11;11;46;24 I am outfitted in the latest

technology. This headband is anti-sweat, this shirt they tell me is anti-

stink, these pants are sweat absorbing. I'm about to go on a run and put all

this stuff to the test.i'll let you know how it does

11;18;26;32 RUNNING SHOT

11;47;37;20 Okay, I'm back from my run, I am significantly sweaty,

out of breath too as you can see. These clothes, I have to say, totally dry.

As for this shirt whether or not it stinks, I don't know if I want to

submit anyone to have to be the judge of that one.

Prices in tag

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SELF DRIVING CARS-VOWIPE


MORE AMERICANS ARE GETTING ON BOARD WITH SELF DRIVING CARS.

IN A NEW STUDY OUT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN--

DRIVERS SURVEYED LISTED A VARIETY OF BENEFITS INCLUDING--

FEWER CRASHES--

DECREASED EMISSIONS--

AND LOWER INSURANCE RATES.

BUT EVEN WITH THE BENEFITS--

MOST OF THOSE QUESTIIONED ARE STILL HESITANT ABOUT GETTING IN ONE. Return to index of stories...


GEN Y BUYING MORE CARS THAN GEN X-TRX VO


AND SPEAKING OF CARS -- FOR THE FIRST TIME -- MILLENNIALS HAVE SPED PASSED THEIR GENERATION X COUNTERPARTS WHEN IT COMES TO BUYING NEW CARS.

MILLENNIALS BORN BETWEEN 1977 AND 1994 -- BOUGHT 26-PERCENT OF NEW VEHICLES SO FAR THIS YEAR.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO A NEW REPORT BY J-D POWER AND ASSOCIATES.

GEN X-ers--

THOSE BORN BETWEEN 1965 AND 1976 -- ACCOUNTED FOR ONLY 24-PERCENT OF SALES. Return to index of stories...


HUGE TIGER SHARK CAUGHT-VOWIPE


IT WAS QUITE A FIGHT -- BUT AFTER A LONG BATTLE -- A SAN ANTONIO FISHERMAN CAUGHT HIS TROPHY.

THIS MASSIVE TIGER SHARK WAS CAUGHT OFF THE COAST OF TEXAS LAST WEEKEND AFTER AN 8 HOUR FIGHT.

THE SHARK WEIGHED IN AT 809 POUNDS -- AND WAS NEARLY 13 FEET LONG. Return to index of stories...


HUGE TIGER SHARK CAUGHT-SOTVO


He's just ginormous, I've never seen something like that, maybe on Jaws.

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Dragging the boat around in circles, all over the place.

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Couple of hours later, oh he's going to give up. Kept on going. I didn't think he was ever going to give up.

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Man I've been around this kind of thing for 30 years and this would be the first and biggest one I've seen.

THIS ISN'T EVEN THE BIGGEST SHARK EVER CAUGHT IN THAT AREA.

THE BIGGEST WAS 13-AND-A-HALF FEET LONG AND WEIGHED MORE THAN 11-HUNDRED POUNDS -- REELED IN BACK IN 19-92. Return to index of stories...


NBA FEMALE ASSISTANT COACH-OTS VO


A WOMAN IS MAKING HISTORY IN A MAN'S GAME!

TODAY --

THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS HIRED BECKY HAMMON AS AN ASSISTANT COACH.

SHE BECOMES ONLY THE SECOND FEMALE ASSISANT COACH IN N-B-A HISTORY.

HAMMON HAS PLAYED 16 SEASONS IN THE W-B-N-A, BUT IS RETIRING AT THE END OF THIS YEAR.

THEN SHE'LL JOIN THE WORLD CHAMPIONS ON THE BENCH THIS FALL. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP


NEXT AT 5 OPEN Return to index of stories...


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


"I think that I was the victim of a rush to judgment."

HE'S THE MASTERMIND BEHIND THE FAMOUS OHIO STATE MARCHING BAND.

NOW HE'S KNOWN AS THE BAND LEADER FIRED FOR HAZING, SEXUAL HARRASSMENT AND MORE.

TONIGHT - HE BREAKS HIS SILENCE. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A OSU BAND LEADERS SPEAKS-VO


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OSU BAND LEADERS SPEAKS-VO IN TCMON


THE FORMER BAND DIRECTOR OF THE WORLD FAMOUS OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY MARCHING BAND IS BREAKING HIS SILENCE TONIGHT.

FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE BEING FIRED FOR SEXUAL CULTURE ALLEGATIONS--

JON WALTERS IS DEFENDING HIMSELF.

ABC'S ALEX PEREZ REPORTS FROM COLUMBUS OHIO. Return to index of stories...


OSU BAND LEADERS SPEAKS-PKG


Nats Michael Jackson

HE'S THE MASTERMIND BEHIND SOME OF THE MOST INTRICATE, JAW-DROPPING, COLLEGE

MARCHING BAND PERFORMANCES IN THE COUNTRY.

Nats More band

BUT --FORMER OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY BAND DIRECTOR JON WATERS IS

SPEAKING OUT ABOUT HIS MORE RECENT AND TROUBLING CLAIM TO FAME-- A SCATHING

REPORT THAT COST HIM HIS JOB

Jon Waters

the fact that this report makes, that the culture is some kind of some kind

of animal house culture fraternity is just not accurate

GRFX

THE 92-PAGE REPORT ALLEGES WATERS KNEW ABOUT AND FAILED TO STOP A QUOTE "

SEXUALIZED CULTURE" OF PRANKS, TRICKS, AND RITUALS AMONG BAND STUDENTS. BUT

WATERS ARGUES MORE THAN THE 9 CURRENT AND FORMER BAND MEMBERS AS CITED IN

THE REPORTSHOULD HAVE BEEN INTERVIEWED.

GRFX

ACCORDING TO THE REPORT--STUDENTS REGULARLY HAZED ROOKIES, PERFORMED

SEXUALLY EXPLICIT STUNTS, AND MARCHED INTO THE STADIUM IN THEIR UNDERWEAR

LATE AT NIGHT IN A TRADITION CALLED MIDNIGHT RAMP.

IN A VIDEO STATEMENT, THE UNIVERSITY'S PRESIDENT ARGUING FIRING WATERS WAS

THE ONLY SOLUTION

Michael Drake/President OSU

Even one instance of harassment or hazing or assault is one too many.

AP: Do you feel you were a scapegoat?

JW: I think that I was the victim of a rush to judgment and a very

inaccurate report.

WATERS ARGUES THE PROBLEMS STARTED LONG BEFORE HE ARRIVED

Jon Waters

when you're dealing with a culture that is entrenched, again, since the 1930

's, this does not change overnight.

HE SAYS UNIVERSITY OFFICIALS NEVER ASKED HIM TO INVESTIGATE MISCONDUCT AND

INSISTS HE BEGAN WORKING ON CULTURE REFORM BEFORE THE INVESTIGATION.

Jon Waters

No one came to me and said the band's culture needs to change, I realized

that myself.

GRFX

IN A STATEMENT--OHIO STATE TELLS ABC NEWS ". the former director was aware

or reasonably should have known about this culture but failed to eliminate

it, prevent its recurrence and address its effects." Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


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


A NEW ANIMAL ORDINANCE FOR LEE COUNTY IS STALLED AGAIN--

AT SIX--

WHAT'S HOLDING IT UP NOW AND WHEN YOU CAN EXPECT CHANGES.

PLUS -- CHOCOLATE LOVERS REJOICE.

NEW AT 6--

THE NORMAN LOVE EXPANSION PROJECT THAT'S BRINGING NEW JOBS TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

it was great and apparently i've never been on live television before but apparently sometimes i don't watch the news because i'm a kid

AND -- GET A LOAD OF THIS KID.

HE MAY HAVE NEVER BEEN ON TELEVISION BEFORE -- BUT HE *APPARENTLY SOUNDS LIKE HE'S READY.

THE INTERVIEW THAT'S MAKING HIM AN OVERNIGHT SENSATION. Return to index of stories...


TZ 6 1) LEE COUNTY DAS-VOTOPS


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TZ 6 2) NORMAN LOVE-VOTOPS


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TZ 6 3) APPARENTLY KID-SOTVOTOPS


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CLOSE-2SHOT


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...


HEADLINES


A BODY RIGHT OFF THE INTERSTATE!

NOW AT SIX --

THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY ON I-75 IN FORT MYERS.

FLOODING AFTERMATH--

ONE DAY AFTER RECORD RAINFALL IN COLLIER COUNTY--

ABC 7 SHOWS YOU THE DAMAGE--

THE HUGE CLEANUP EFFORT--

AND WHY ONE COMMUNITY IS CALLING IT DEJA VU ALL OVER AGAIN.

AND TRIBUTE TO OUR VETERANS!

HOW SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S LARGEST CITY IS HONORING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA VETERANS. WITH STREETLIGHTS.

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


HL1) I~75 DEATH INVESTIGATION


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HL2) COLLIER FLOODING AFTERMATH


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HL3) CAPE BANNERS FOR VETS


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STORMWARN 7 OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL


ONSHORE WIND PATTERN CONTINUES

Onshore wind from the west and southwest will continue to push in scattered showers from the Gulf of Mexico through this morning and early afternoon.

The wind pattern in place will keep the opportunity for scattered afternoon and evening showers in the region as well. The most widespread coverage of afternoon rain though should mainly pop in the inland areas of the state. Highs today should range from the upper 80s along the immediate coastline to low 90s further inland.

On Wednesday we'll enter a bit of a transition phase with winds become more northwesterly. That should push our most widespread rain opportunities further back in the day toward the afternoon and evening. Highs on Wednesday are expected in the low 90s.

TROPICAL UDPATE

The newly-downgraded Tropical Storm Bertha continues to churn in the Atlantic.

The storm is located well off the east coast of the Carolinas and moving away from the mainland United States to the north-northeast at 22 mph.

Max sustained winds are holding at 65 mph, with a storm central pressure of 1005 mb.

The storm will continue its north-northeast progression and remains no threat to Southwest Florida or the east coast of the U.S. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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I~75 DEATH INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS BNC


WE'RE FOLLOWING DEVELOPING NEWS ON EYE-75 TONIGHT.

LEE COUNTY INVESTIGATORS ARE SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS AFTER A BODY WAS FOUND ON THE SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY NEAR THE COLONIAL BOULEVARD EXIT.

GOOD EVENING - I'M COURTNEY ROBINSON.

A-B-C 7 WAS AT THE SCENE WITH DEPUTIES ALL AFTERNOON -- NEAR THE RAMP TO I-75 SOUTH.

INVESTIGATORS ARRIVED BEFORE NOON TODAY WHEN THE BODY WAS REPORTED. Return to index of stories...


I~75 DEATH INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS WIPE


ONE LANE OF THE INTERSTATE WAS CLOSED AS THE BODY WAS RECOVERED.

THE CORONER ARRIVED ON SCENE AROUND 2 THIS AFTERNOON TO ASSIST IN REMOVING THAT BODY.

LEE COUNTY OFFICIALS HAVE LIMITED INFORMATION THEY'RE ABLE TO RELEASE AT THIS POINT. Return to index of stories...


I~75 DEATH INVESTIGATION-SOTVO


SOTSgt. Scott Lineberger, LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

Our major crime units are on scene conducting a death investigation. At this point in time it's very preliminary. We're just starting the investigation.:09

WE CAN TELL YOU THE BODY WAS FOUND ABOUT 100 FEET FROM THE SIDE OF THE INTERSTATE'S SOUTHBOUND LANES.

A HIGHWAY LAWN-CARE TRUCK WAS NEAR THE CRIME SCENE AS WELL.

WE REACHED OUT TO THAT COMPANY BUT HAVE NOT HEARD BACK. Return to index of stories...


FLOODED CARS-TCMON VOWIPE


SEVERAL HUNDRED DRIVERS IN COLLIER COUNTY DON'T HAVE THEIR CAR TONIGHT.

YOU CAN BLAME RECORD RAIN AND OVERWHELMING FLOODING MONDAY FOR THAT.

TODAY --

TOW TRUCK OPERATORS SPREAD OUT ACROSS COLLIER COUNTY --

PICKING UP DOZENS AND DOZENS OF STRANDED VEHICLES.

A-B-C 7 RODE ALONG WITH A TOW TRUCK DRIVER AS HE PICKED UP ABANDONED CAR AFTER ABANDONED CAR. Return to index of stories...


FLOODED CARS-SOTVO


Ben Kaye, Naples resident

20:25:16-:20

It was hours and hours. I thought it was going to stop, I kept hoping it would stop, but it just kept raining.

BUTT TO

David Nourse, Naples resident

20:21:14-:19

Just came down in buckets. It just didn't stop. I mean, I haven't seen anything like that probably ever.

THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS ITS DISPATCH CENTER RECEIVED 259 CALLS FOR HELP YESTERDAY WITHIN A THREE HOUR PERIOD.

THEY SAY THAT'S MORE THAN DOUBLE THAN AVERAGE. Return to index of stories...


FLOOD 911 CALLS UPDATE-TCMON SOTVO


WE DID WANT TO PLAY ONE OF THOSE 9-1-1 CALLS FOR YOU --

TO GET A SENSE OF HOW FRANTIC AND CHAOTIC THE SITUATION WAS.

i need help out here on quail force boulevard im stuck in the car and the water is going up to my door

no like the water is actually starting to sink up in the car.the water is rising? yeah

THAT WAS A COMMON CALL MONDAY --

AND THIS WAS A COMMON SCENE.

DRIVERS UNABLE TO GET TO THEIR CARS OR SIMPLY ABANDONING THEIR CARS IN NAPLES. Return to index of stories...


BUSINESSES HOMES CLEANING UP-VOWIPE


MANY OF THE ABANDONDED VEHICLES HAVE DRIED OUT TONIGHT -- BUT FOR SOME NAPLES BUSINESSES -- THE SOGGY CONDITIONS ARE STILL LINGERING.

CAMP BOW WOW - A DOGGY DAYCARE HAS HUGE DE-HUMIDIFIERS TRYING TO SUCK SOME OF THAT MOISTURE OUT OF THEIR WOODEN FLOORS.

ALL OF THE ANIMALS ARE OK - ONLY BECAUSE THE TEAM WORKED INTO THE NIGHT CLEANING UP.

SIGNATURE TREE CARE IS AIR DRYING IT'S CARPETS AND FURNITURE OUTSIDE.

INSIDE FANS HAVE BEEN RUNNING ALL DAY.

WOODEN CABINETS ARE WARPED FROM BEING SOAKED IN WATER.

BUT THE BUSINESS SAYS THE REAL COST AT THIS POINT ISN'T A DOLLAR FIGURE. Return to index of stories...


BUSINESSES HOMES CLEANING UP-SOTVO


Jean-Bernard terrete -signature tree care060901 the bottom of the cabinets are all soaking wet and deformed and yeah we're probably going to have to get rid of them. 9

Isel tiziano

Camp bow wow owner

062153 we were just afraid that we were going to have ably of damages and now we're making sure we have no mold. 6

CAMP BOW WOW IS ESTIMATING 12-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN DAMAGES. OWNERS ARE STILL TRYING TO FIND OUT IF THEIR LANDLORDS INSURANCE WILL REIMBURSE THEM. Return to index of stories...


QUAIL RUN DRAINAGE MEETING-VOWIPE


ONE NEIGHBORHOOD THAT EXPERIENCED A LOT OF YESTERDAY'S FLOODING WAS THE FOREST LAKES AREA.

MANY RESIDENTS ENDED UP WADING THEIR WAY BACK HOME AFTER THEIR VEHICLES GOT STUCK.

AND THIS IS NOTHING NEW FOR THAT AREA -- IT'S COMMON FOR STREETS TO FLOOD THERE.

BUT NEIGHBORS AREN'T HAPPY.

THEY SAY -- DRAINAGE ISSUES ALONG QUAIL RUN AND FOREST LAKES BOULEVARD WERE SUPPOSED TO BE FIXED -- SO THIS DIDN'T HAPPEN ANYMORE. Return to index of stories...


QUAIL RUN DRAINAGE MEETING-SOTVO


Dennis Lillis/Neighbor

08:41-48

Some kind of drainage has got to be done here ya know. Where they eliminate that water maybe going into the lakes over here or something like that.

NEIGHBORS DO ADMIT WATER DID RECEDE A LOT FASTER COMPARED TO LAST YEAR.

HOURS INSTEAD OF DAYS.

THE FOREST LAKES CONDO ASSOCIATION TELLS US IT IS LETTING THEIR ENGINEERS FIND AN AFFORDABLE OPTION TO FIX THEIR FLOODING CONCERNS. Return to index of stories...


YOUR VOICE, YOUR VOTE-CLIP


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CHARLIE CRIST ANNOUNCEMENT-TCMON


IN THE BATTLE TO BE FLORIDA'S NEXT GOVERNOR --

CHARLIE CRIST SPENT THE DAY IN FORT LAUDERDALE.

THE DEMOCRAT TALKED ABOUT TWO PLANS HE HAS.

ONE --

INCREASING EDUCATION FUNDING.

TWO --

RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE TO 10-10 AN HOUR. Return to index of stories...


GOV. SCOTT CAMPAIGN NAPLES-TCMON VOWIPE


ALSO TODAY --

CURRENT GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT ROLLED OUT HIS 1-BILLION DOLLAR ENVIRONMENT BLUEPRINT FOR FLORIDA --

AND HE DID SO IN NAPLES.

SCOTT MADE A CAMPAIGN STOP AT THE AUDUBON CORKSCREW SWAMP SANCTUARY.

THE GOVERNOR HAS FACED CRITICISM FROM SOME ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS FOR NOT DOING ENOUGH.

BUT HE SAID HE WOULD INVEST A MILLION DOLLARS INTO THE STATE'S ENVIRONMENT, IF RE-ELECTED. Return to index of stories...


GOV. SCOTT CAMPAIGN NAPLES-SOTVO WIPE


35:18 One of the most strategic investments we can make is our natural resources. So we'll continue to invest like this. 35:22

THE PLAN CALLS FOR INVESTING 20-MILLION DOLLARS INTO THE CORKSCREW SWAMP SANCTUARY.

DEMOCRATS CALLED SCOTT'S PROPOSAL AN ELECTION GIMMICK. Return to index of stories...


FL AMENDMENT ONE-VOTOPWIPE


GOVERNOR SCOTT'S PLAN IS SIMILAR TO AMENDMENT ONE.

THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT GOES BEFORE VOTERS THIS FALL.

IT WOULD DEDICATE FUNDING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT IN THE STATE BUDGET.

AMENDMENT ONE BACKERS CLAIM THEIR INITIATIVE WILL DO MORE TO PRESERVE THE STATE. Return to index of stories...


FL AMENDMENT ONE-SOTVO


Will Abberger, Vote Yes on One Campaign

"You would think that we could at least spend one percent of our state budget on water and land conservation in this state. That's what Amendment One represents: having that constitutional dedication so that no matter who's in public office, we know that there is going to be funding there."

60 PERCENT OF FLORIDA VOTERS HAVE TO SIGN OFF FOR THIS TO GO THROUGH. Return to index of stories...


GOV SCOTT SNAKE ENCOUNTER-VO


THE GOVERNOR'S AIDES SAY HIS UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL VIEW OF NATURE WAS A BIT TO CLOSE TODAY.

THEY'RE REFERRING TO THE GOVERNOR'S ENCOUNTER WITH AN EASTERN DIAMOND BACK RATTLE SNAKE.

A-B-C 7 CAMERAS WERE ROLLING AFTER THE VENOMOUS SNAKE SLITHERED AWAY FROM THE GOVERNOR AS HE WAS LEAVING THE SWAMP SANCTUARY TODAY.

AIDES WHO SPOTTED THE SNAKE SAY IT WAS JUST FEET FROM THE GOVERNOR AND HIS DAUGHTER WHO WAS TOURING WITH HIM.

THE GOVERNOR'S STAFF SAYS WHILE THE SNAKE WAS JUST FEET AWAY - THEY DON'T BELIEVE HE WAS IN ANY DANGER.

THE DIAMOND BACK IS THE MOST VENOMOUS SNAKE IN NORTH AMERICA. Return to index of stories...


CHAR CO 911 SYSTEM DOWN-VOWIPE


THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY 9-1-1 SYSTEM ENCOUNTERED AN OVERNIGHT GLITCH THAT PREVENTED PEOPLE FROM REACHING 9-1-1 OPERATORS.

THE PROBLEM LASTED A LITTLE MORE THAN 8 HOURS -- FROM TWELVE-THIRTY TO EIGHT-FORTY-FIVE THIS MORNING.

THE LAST TIME THE SYSTEM WAS DOWN AND PREVENTED CALLS FROM COMING THROUGH WAS BACK IN DECEMBER.

DURING THIS MORNING'S OUTAGE CALLERS WERE DIRECTED TO AN OFFICE NUMBER TO GET A HOLD OF DISPATCHERS.

9-1-1 ADMINISTRATORS SAY THAT THE PROBLEM CAN BE TRACED BACK TO A FAULTY CIRCUIT IN THE NETWORK. Return to index of stories...


CHAR CO 911 SYSTEM DOWN-SOTVO


"In some cases we wouldn't get a voice, so a call would ring into the dispatch center, but you wouldn't be able to hear their voice all the time. We did repeated tests."

DURING THE 8 HOURS -- NEARLY 200 CALLS CAME INTO THE 9-1-1 SYSTEM THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY.

AT LEAST ONE HUNDRED OF THOSE WERE TEST CALLS FROM 9-1-1 STAFF.

THE LINES ARE NO BACK UP AND RUNNING. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY DAS PLANS-VOWIPE


NEW SINCE 5 --

LEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES IS STILL WORKING TO TWEAK A NEW LAW ABOUT YOUR PETS.

THE NEW ORDINANCE HAS BEEN IN THE WORKS FOR YEARS.

IN MAY --

COMMISSIONERS APPROVED THE NEW RULES FOR PET OWNERS--

SPECIFICALLY DEALING WITH MANDATORY MICROCHIPPING -

SPAY AND NEUTERING--

BREEDER CERTIFICATION AND ANTI-TETHERING.

BUT STAFF SAYS THEY STILL NEED TO WORK ON IT TO MAKE SURE THE RULES CAN BE ENFORCED. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY DAS PLANS-SOTVO-WIPE


if we enact the ordinance as its been accepted, it's gonna have fallout. Already been lawsuits in other US Districts

none if what is there - the chipping and breeder certification, can really be enforced.

STAFF IS FINISHING UP ON THE FINES AND FEES IT CAN LEVY FOR PET OWNERS WHO TETHER ANIMALS.

THEY PLAN TO BRING THE NEW ORDINANCE BACK TO COMMISSIONERS THIS FALL. Return to index of stories...


MANATEE PARK MONEY APPROVED-VOTOPS


NOW TO AN ABC 7 UPDATE ON MANATEE PARK.

TODAY LEE COMMISSIONERS APPROVED NEARLY 140-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO INSTALL A CONCRETE SEAWALL.

WATER FLOWING THROUGH THE CANAL AT MANATEE PARK IS EATING AWAY AT THE SHORELINE.

THE SEWALL WILL FIX THAT AND EXTEND TO STATE ROUTE 80.

EVENTUALLY - THE COUNTY HOPES TO BLOCK IN THE ENTIRE CANAL, AT A TOTAL COST OF NEARLY 600 THOUSAND DOLLARS.

THE PROJECT WILL TAKE ABOUT THREE MONTHS. Return to index of stories...


PARATRANSIT BUSES APPROVED-VO


LEE TRAN IS LOOKING INTO BUYING EIGHT PARATRANSIT VEHICLES FOR DISABLED RIDERS.

THE VANS RUN ON PROPANE GAS- INSTEAD OF GAS OR DIESEL.

LEE TRAN'S DIRECTOR SAYS THE NEW VEHICLES SHOULD SAVE TAXPAYERS 20 THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR IN FUEL COSTS.

IF SO, THEY MAY BUY MORE.

THE EIGHT VEHICLES ARE PAID FOR WITH FEDERAL MONEY - AND WILL COST CLOSE TO 700-THOUSAND DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


LEE GARBAGE FEES-OTS


FACED WITH A BUDGET DEFICIT OF 5 MILLION DOLLARS FOR NEXT YEAR -

THE DIVISION OF SOLID WASTE ASKED LEE COMMISSIONERS TO RAISE THE FEES BY ABOUT 4 DOLLARS ON HOMEOWNERS.

COMMISSIONERS DECIDED AGAINST THE MOVE--

INSTEAD OPTING TO BRING ON A CONSULTANT AND DECIDE HOW TO CLOSE THAT GAP FOR THE FOLLOWING YEAR. Return to index of stories...


CAPE BANNERS FOR VETS-VOWIPE


CAPE CORAL MAY ALREADY BE HOME TO SEVERAL TRIBUTES TO VETERANS -- BUT SOME PEOPLE THINK THE CITY COULD DO EVEN BETTER.

A-B-C 7 UNCOVERED THE PLAN THAT WILL PUT VETERANS ON TOP.

THE PLAN - NOW WITH THE FULL SUPPORT OF THE CITY'S C-R-A ADVISORY BOARD - WOULD ALLOW FOR THE PLACEMENT OF BANNERS WITH PICTURES AND INFORMATION OF THE CITY'S VETERAN'S ON STREETLIGHTS THROUGHOUT THE DOWNTOWN DISTRICT.

THE CAPE CORAL VETERAN'S MUSEUM HAD ALREADY BEEN MAKING THE BANNERS

BUT IT WASN'T UNTIL CITY OFFICIALS MADE NOTE OF OTHER CITIES PUTTING THEM UP ON THEIR LIGHT POLES THAT INTEREST GOT GOING. Return to index of stories...


CAPE BANNERS FOR VETS-SOTVO


00:15:49 "We never have a problem with the patriotism the city has

already shown, what we want to do is expand it to another level." Ralph Santillo, Founder & President, SWFL Military

Museum and Library

PROPONENTS HOPE THAT BUSINESSES WILL SPONSOR THE BANNERS -- AND THE CITY WOULD JUST COVER THE COST TO HANG THEM.

THE FINAL DECISION WILL COME FROM THE CITY'S C-R-A BOARD-

IF APPROVED THE BANNERS COULD GO UP BY THE END OF THE YEAR. Return to index of stories...


HONORING SGT WILSON-VOWIPE


TODAY --

MARKS ONE YEAR SINCE CHARLOTTE COUNTY SERGEANT MIKE WILSON WAS KILLED IN THE LINE.

HE WAS SHOT RESPONDING TO A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CALL IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

TODAY --

MANY PEOPLE AT THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE HONORED HIS MEMORY.

THEY WORE BLACK BANDS IN TRIBUTE ACROSS THEIR BADGES.

OTHER SHERIFF'S OFFICE STAFFERS ARE WEARING BLUE TO HONOR WILSON. Return to index of stories...


HONORING SGT WILSON-SOTVO


Sheriff Bill Prummell/ Charlotte County Sheriff's Office

"It can happen to anyone of us at any time, I don't think anyone here in CHARCO every really thought of that until 1 year ago today, it can happen here in Charlotte County."

SHERIFF BILL PRUMMELL SAYS AN OFFICER DIES ONCE EVERY HOUR IN THE U-S.

PRUMMEL WAS SUPPOSED TO THROW OUT THE FIRST PITCH AT THE CHARLOTTE STONE CRABS GAME LAST NIGHT IN HONOR OF WILSON.

IT WAS CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN BUT WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE. Return to index of stories...


NORMAN LOVE EXPANSION-VOWIPE


A SWEET DEAL IS BRINGING MORE JOBS TO LEE COUNTY.

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA BASED, NORMAN LOVE CONFECTIONS IS GROWING.

IT NOW HAS AN INTERNATIONAL DEAL WITH PRINCESS CRUISE LINES--

AND THE COMPANY IS BREAKING GROUND ON A NEW LOCATION A MIROMAR OUTLETS.

THAT WILL CREATE 15 NEW JOBS.

THE STORE IS SET TO OPEN IN JUST A FEW MONTHS. Return to index of stories...


NORMAN LOVE EXPANSION-SOTVO


39:49-40:00

"I am in the process of hiring production packaging facilitators shipping and receiving in order to beef up for that partnership."

LOVE IS ALSO WORKING ON PLANS TO OPEN LOCATIONS IN SARASOTA AND BROWARD COUNTIES. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


NEXT AT 6 OPEN Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE


MOMS AND DADS --

TIME IS RUNNING OUT.

ABC7 REVEALS THE EXAMS YOU SHOULD HAVE YOUR CHILD GET --

BEFORE THEY GO BACK TO SCHOOL.

THEN THIS--

i went down the super slide, i went down and i was scared half to death, i just freaked out

AND WAIT UNTIL YOU MEET THIS LITTLE GUY--

SEE HOW HE *APPARENTLY STEALS THE SHOW AT THE STATE FAIR.

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


TZ1 A) BACK TO SCHOOL CHECKUPS-VOTOPS-WIPE


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TZ1 B) APPARENTLY KID-SOTVO


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WX TEASE-WXWALL


ONSHORE WIND PATTERN CONTINUES

Onshore wind from the west and southwest will continue to push in scattered showers from the Gulf of Mexico through this morning and early afternoon.

The wind pattern in place will keep the opportunity for scattered afternoon and evening showers in the region as well. The most widespread coverage of afternoon rain though should mainly pop in the inland areas of the state. Highs today should range from the upper 80s along the immediate coastline to low 90s further inland.

On Wednesday we'll enter a bit of a transition phase with winds become more northwesterly. That should push our most widespread rain opportunities further back in the day toward the afternoon and evening. Highs on Wednesday are expected in the low 90s.

TROPICAL UDPATE

The newly-downgraded Tropical Storm Bertha continues to churn in the Atlantic.

The storm is located well off the east coast of the Carolinas and moving away from the mainland United States to the north-northeast at 22 mph.

Max sustained winds are holding at 65 mph, with a storm central pressure of 1005 mb.

The storm will continue its north-northeast progression and remains no threat to Southwest Florida or the east coast of the U.S. Return to index of stories...


JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


ONSHORE WIND PATTERN CONTINUES

Onshore wind from the west and southwest will continue to push in scattered showers from the Gulf of Mexico through this morning and early afternoon.

The wind pattern in place will keep the opportunity for scattered afternoon and evening showers in the region as well. The most widespread coverage of afternoon rain though should mainly pop in the inland areas of the state. Highs today should range from the upper 80s along the immediate coastline to low 90s further inland.

On Wednesday we'll enter a bit of a transition phase with winds become more northwesterly. That should push our most widespread rain opportunities further back in the day toward the afternoon and evening. Highs on Wednesday are expected in the low 90s.

TROPICAL UDPATE

The newly-downgraded Tropical Storm Bertha continues to churn in the Atlantic.

The storm is located well off the east coast of the Carolinas and moving away from the mainland United States to the north-northeast at 22 mph.

Max sustained winds are holding at 65 mph, with a storm central pressure of 1005 mb.

The storm will continue its north-northeast progression and remains no threat to Southwest Florida or the east coast of the U.S. Return to index of stories...


BACK TO SCHOOL CHECKUPS-TCMON VOWIPE


NOW WE TAKE YOU INTO THE ABC 7 SCHOOL ZONE!

THE BACK TO SCHOOL COUNTDOWN IS ON!

MANY STUDENTS HEAD BACK TO CLASS IN JUST 13-DAYS.

AND PARENTS IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY --

NOW IS THE TIME TO THINK ABOUT GETTING CHILDREN TO THE DOCTOR FOR THEIR ANNUAL WELLNESS EXAM.

A PEDIATRICIAN CAN ADDRESS PHYSICAL, SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL ISSUES.

THEY POINT OUT IT'S IMPORTANT TO GET A HEARING AND VISION TEST. Return to index of stories...


BACK TO SCHOOL CHECKUPS-SOTVO


Dr. Jennifer Shu

American Academy of Pediatrics

Those can affect the way a child performs in school. If you just send them into the classroom without that eye screen, they can have problems seeing the board, they can have problems reading their work and really have problems with their grades in school also.

THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS RECOMMENDS EVERY CHILD GET A PHYSICAL EXAM EVERY YEAR. Return to index of stories...


NUTRITION LABELS-OTS VO


SUGAR IS THE SUBJECT OF TONIGHT'S ABC 7 HEALTHY LIVING.

THE FDA IS PUSHING FOR A MAKEOVER ON NUTRITION LABELS.

THEY WANT THE LABELS TO SAY PRECISELY HOW MUCH ADDED SUGAR IS IN THE FOODS YOU EAT.

THAT'S A BIG CHANGE FROM CURRENT LABELS WHICH SIMPLY LIST TOTAL SUGAR CONTENT.

THIS IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE DOCTORS BLAME ADDED SUGARS--

LIKE HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP AND SUCROSE--

FOR THE OBESITY AND DIABETES EPIDEMICS. Return to index of stories...


APPARENTLY KID-SOTVO


NOW TO A LITTLE BOY WHO'S BECOMING A SUPERSTAR AFTER ATTENDING THE COUNTY FAIR IN PENNSYLVANIA.

HIS NAME IS NOAH--

AND *APPARENTLY IT'S HIS FIRST TIME ON LIVE TELEVISION--

TAKE A LISTEN--

reporter: what did you think about the ride:

Noah: it was great and apparently i've never been on live televsion before but apparently sometimes i don't watch the news because i'm a kid and apparently everytime, apparently grandpa gives me the remote after he watches the powerball"

reporter; tell me about the ride

noah: "well it was great and apparently you're spinning around and apparently everytime you get dizzy"

NOAH IS LOOKING FORWARD TO STARTING KINDERGARTEN IN THE FALL.

BUT HE DOESN'T WANT TO BE A REPORTER WHEN HE GROWS UP--

HE SAYS HE WANTS TO BE A PALEONTOLOGIST. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE TWO-POP


FORMER SOUTH FORT MYERS GREAT--- SAMMY WATKINS-- NOW A ROOKIE WITH BUFFALO BILLS-- TALKS ABOUT LIFE IN THE NFL

PLUS--- THIS GUY HAS BEEN ACCUSSED OF LEADING THE BIGGEST STEROID RING--- IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL-- NOW HE'S IN FEDERAL CUSTODY Return to index of stories...


TZ2 SPORTS-VO


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WORLD NEWS TEASE-BLK-SOT


WORLD NEWS TEASE Return to index of stories...


TONIGHT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


TONIGHT AT 7 OPEN Return to index of stories...


TZ 7 1) BODY FOUND ON I75-VOTOPS-WIPE


ABC 7 IS STAYING ON TOP OF DEVELOPING NEWS ON I-75 IN FORT MYERS--

A BODY WAS FOUND ON THE SIDE OF THE INTERSTATE--

NEW AT 7--

AN ABC 7 CREW IS ON SCENE AND INVESTIGATORS WORK TO FIND OUT HOW THE PERSON DIED. Return to index of stories...


TZ 7 2) MEDIA CHANGES-VOTOPS


THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS--

THE NEWS PRESS--

FOX 4--

SOME MEDIA OUTLETS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARE MAKING MAJOR CHANGES--

NEW AT 7--

HOW THOSE CHANGES WILL IMPACT YOU.

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


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


SPORTS OPEN Return to index of stories...


TONY BOSCH-VOTOPS


WE START WITH SOME BIG NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF SPORTS

TONY BOSCH--- THE MAN AT THE CENTER OF MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL'S BIGGEST DOPING SCANDAL--- SURRENDERED TO FEDERAL AGENTS THIS MORNING---

BOSCH-- THE HEAD OF THE BIOGENESIS CLINIC-- IS ACCUSSED OF DISTRIBUTING TESTOSTERONE TO PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES FROM 2008 TO 2012--- INCLUDING-- LEAGUE MVP'S ALEX RODRIGUEZ AND RYAN BRAUN--

TODAY BOSCH AGREED TO PLEAD GUILTY TO ONE COUNT OF CONSPIRACY TO DISTRIBUTE TESTOSTERONE--

HE COULD FACE UP TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON Return to index of stories...


SAMMY WATKINS-POPMON


SOFT HANDS AND QUICK LEGS-- MADE SAMMY WATKINS A FIRST ROUND PICK IN THIS YEAR'S NFL DRAFT-- HARD WORK AND A QUIET CHARM--- HAVE MADE HIM AN INSTANT FAN FAVORITE IN BUFFALO --- HE'S THE FIRST PLAYER ON THE FIELD AND LAST OFF---- AND THE BILLS ARE HOPING THAT TRANSLATES INTO A MONSTER ROOKIE SEASON Return to index of stories...


SAMMY WATKINS-VOTOPS


WATKINS THE SOUTH FORT MYERS GREAT--- PLAYED IN HIS FIRST PRESEASON GAME ON SUNDAY-- WHEN THE BILLS FACED THE GIANTS---

--- WATKINS DIDN'T GET MUCH ACTION--- WITH NO CATCHES--- BUT SAYS HE LEARNED THAT THE NFL IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT THAN COLLEGE Return to index of stories...


SAMMY WATKINS-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


MIAMI DOLPHINS-VOTOPS


THE DOLPHINS-- GET THE THEIR PRESEASON UNDERWAY THIS FRIDAY IN ATLANTA----

--- THE FINS ARE HOPING IT'S THE START OF A RUN TO THE PLAYOFFS-- FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 6 YEARS--- Return to index of stories...


MIAMI DOLPHINS-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-POPMON


RORY MCILROY IS THE NEW NUMBER ONE GOLFER IN THE WORLD-- AND SAYS--- MENTALLY --- HIS IN THE BEST PLACE OF HIS LIFE--- MAYBE THAT'S WHY HE'S THE OVERWHELMING FAVORITE TO WIN THE FINAL MAJOR OF THE YEAR-- THE PGA CHAMPIONSHIP---- Return to index of stories...


PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-VOTOPS


MCILROY--- HAS WON THE LAST 3 TOURNAMENT -- HE'S ENTERED-- INCLUDING THE BRITISH OPEN-- JUST 3 WEEKS AGO---

RORY WAS ON THE COURSE TODAY-- PLAYING A PRACTICE ROUND AT VALHALLA GOLF CLUB---

--- WITH TIGER WOODS FUTURE IN DOUBT--- RORY HAS TAKEN IT UPON HIMSELF TO BE THE NEW FACE OF GOLF Return to index of stories...


PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


FGCU HOOPS-VOTOPS


FGCU HEAD COACH JOE DOOLEY PUTTING ON ANOTHER CAMP -- FOR THE YOUNG BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA---

FORMER EAGLE GREAT-- SHERWOOD BROWN-- FOUND SOME TIME TO LEND A HAND---

BROWN-- WHO WAS THE ASUN PLAYER OF THE YEAR--- BACK IN 2012--- IS TRYING TO KEEP HIS BASKETBALL CAREER ALIVE0 Return to index of stories...


FGCU HOOPS-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


BECKY HAMMOND-VOTOPS


BIG MOMENT FOR WOMEN IN SPORTS TODAY---

BECKY HAMMOND-- A SIX TIME ALL STAR IN THE WNBA--- WILL RETIRE AT THE END OF THE SEASON TO BECOME AN ASSISTANT COACH FOR THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS--

SHE WILL BECOME THE FIRST FEMALE --- TO BECOME A FULL-TIME--- PAID ASSISTANT COACH IN THE NBA Return to index of stories...


FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS


AWESOME POSSUM---

THIS GUY TRYING TO GET IN THE OAKLAND A'S GAME FOR FREE---- Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE-4SHOT


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