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    Got some spare cash? The luxury shoe company Jimmy Choo is up for sale and looking for buyers. Shares surged in the company by as much as ten percent. But so far no buyers have stepped forward. Jimmy Choo is popular among female fashionistas with a pair of stilettos selling for over one thousand dollars. The firm gained internation fame after appearing in films and TV shows including Sex in the City...and The Devil wears Prada.
  • A new space record for Dr. Peggy Whitson. She now holds the record for time in space, breaking a record held by astronaut Jeff Williams who had 534 days in space. The 57 year old also holds the record for most spacewalks carried out by a woman and is the first woman to command the International Space Station.  She did that twice. Dr. Whitson first went into space in 2002.
  • The Hollywood Reporter says Director Clint Eastwood will make a movie out of the terror attack on a train twarted by three people. Three Americans, Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, and Spencer Stone were on the train running from Brussels to Paris in 2015, when they overpowered a man with an AK-47. The film will be based on the book “The 15:17 to Paris: The Trust Story of A Terrorist, A Train and Three American Heros.  No casting information is out yet. Eastwood does well with hero stories.  Sully made $240 million at the global box office, while American Sniper earned $547 million and made Bradley Cooper a household name.  Eastwood is also working on the true story of aid worker Jessica Buchanan, who was kidnapped by Somali pirates. 
  • Sean Hannity’s favorite author Ann Coulter is sticking to her guns.  She is promising to speak at U.C. Berkeley next Thursday. The school first cancelled her speech Wednesday but now is offering to give her a venue May second, on campus in the afternoon and only open to students.  Coulter is rejecting the offer, saying she’s busy May 2 and plans to go through with the speech at the invitation of Young Republicans.  U.C. Berkeley says it’s concerned about her safety and the safety of their students if a protest develops.  
  • This is Noor Salman’s second federal court appearnce in Orlando after being extradited from California.  She entered a not guilty plea April 12th. We are watching for two developments today in court. Her defense lawyer is expected to ask the judge to keep evidence in the case out of the public eye until the trial.  Her lawyer also wants to delay her June trial date, pushing it back by at least nine months.
  • You hear Ann Coulter on with Sean Hannity often. Yesterday she vowed to find a way to speak at UC Berkley even though school officials cancelled her speech. The Vice Chancellor of student affairs emailing a message that given current active security threats, it's not possible to hold the event successfully. Coulter was invited to speak on immigration at Berkley by the Young College Republicans.  Her seventeen thousand dollar speaking fee is getting picked up by two conservative groups at the school. While the University says they are looking at dates in the fall for the author to speak - maybe a Monday or Wednesday during the day, Coulter says she will be speaking next Thursday.  And the groups searching for a venue should spare no expense, since she expects to have legal fees to pay for it. 
  • Both CNN and New York magazine say Fox’s highest rated talk show host may be on his way out.  CNN quotes sources at the Fox network and in the O’Reilly camp.  NPR reports Fox is already working on a line up without O’Reilly.  Advertisers started dropping O’Reilly’s show after allegations that he sexually harassed several women. O’Reilly says he’s on vacation, one he had planned months ago.  His lawyer says his client has been subjected to a brutal campaign of character assassination that is unprecedented in post McCarthyist America.   Marc Kasowitz, according to one tweet, says the smear campaign is being orchestrated by far-left organizations.
  • Former President G.W. Bush is getting treated for pneumonia again. A source close to Presidnt Bush told CNN the former President is receiving IV antibiotics and will probably be kept at the hospital for a few more days for observation. The source said the Bushes had not previously announced the hospital visit because they did not want to worry anyone over the Easter weekend. Bush was last admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital in January to address 'an acute respiratory problem stemming from pneumonia' before being released from the hospital on January 30.  Bush's wife, former first lady Barbara Bush, was hospitalized in January over bronchitis before being released the same month. Just five days after his release from the hospital, Bush tossed the coin alongside his wife at the 2017 Super Bowl in Houston.  Former President Bill Clinton visited Bush earlier this month and gave him a few pairs of patterned socks.  The blue ones have bees on them, dogs on the green, and we are not sure what’s on the brown pair of socks. 
  • Nasa says we can breathe easier - Astroid JO25- will buzz earth but very far away.   In fact it will stay a reassuring one point one million miles away or about five times the distance to the moon.  Smaller rocks pass around the earth all the time but this one is a giant, the size of six football fields or the Rock of Gibralter.  Nasa does not know alot about this space rock. But it does have a relective surface twice as bright as the moon. So Amateur astronomers with a telescope or even binoculars will be able to catch a peek.
  • United Launch Alliance is getting ready for it’s Tuesday morning launch.  It’s Atlas five rocket is rolling out to launch pad 41.  This will be a resupply mission. It’s capsule is carrying a number of research projects to the International Space Station, including one that will allow the astronauts to grow lettuce in space and eventually add the salad to their diet. Launch time is 11:11 am Eastern Tuesday.   You’ll hear it live on News 96.5 WDBO.
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    Marsha Taylor is co anchor of Central Florida's morning news.  She's no stranger to Orlando - she moved here when her father was a navigator on B-52's stationed at what was then Mccoy Air Force Base.  (It's now Orlando International Airport)  Marsha is a radio-TV graduate of Morehead State University in Kentucky.  After graduating she came home and started looking for a job!  Her first job was WDIZ - 100.3 - a rock station - after 3 years there Marsha moved to public radio - 90.7 in Orlando.  She arrived at WDBO in 1986-lured by a combo job reporting and anchoring...and a chance to say WDBO - 60 times a minute.  Or at least it sounded like that after public radio.  Marsha anchored - midday - the afternoon news...and has spent the last 17 years co- anchoring Central Florida's Morning News.  During her tenure as News Director - she won countless awards - including the 2012 Best Radio News Operation in the state - from the  Associated Press.

      She's married with 3 children.   Her oldest son is in the Army - her daugher is an RN with Orlando Health and her youngest son is an  8th grader.  Marsha keeps up with Longwood Babe Ruth baseball and middle school.  She enjoys reading and getting up REALLY early to join the show every morning at 5am.

     

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  • North Korea conducted large-scale artillery exercises on Tuesday to coincide with the 85th anniversary of its army’s foundation, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported. >> Read more trending news  Citing an unidentified South Korean government source, Yonhap reported that there were signs North Korea's military was carrying out large-scale, live-fire drills in areas around the east coast city of Wonsan. South Korea's defense ministry could not immediately confirm the report, according to Reuters. North Korea warned that the United States will have to choose between political and military surrender, according to the Yonhap report. 'If the U.S. and warmongers run amok with a reckless preemptive strike, we will stage the most brutal punishment of a preemptive attack in the sky and land as well as at sea and from underwater without any warning or prior notice,' according to Rodong Sinmun, spokesman of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea.
  • Arkansas completed the first double execution in the country in 17 years Monday night, as the state executed death row inmate Marcel Williams, KARK reported. >> Read more trending news Williams was executed at 10:33 p.m. by lethal injection on the same gurney where fellow inmate Jack Jones died at 7:20 p.m. It was Arkansas’ first double execution since Sept. 8, 1999, according to the Department of Corrections, and the first in the United States since two men were put to death by the state of Texas in 2000. Williams was the third Arkansas inmate put to death in the past week. Ledell Lee was executed by lethal injection on April 20. Williams had labored breathing, and then grimaced slightly before losing consciousness, according to an Associated Press reporter who witnessed the execution.  Jones’ execution was close to its scheduled time, beginning at 7 p.m. Williams was supposed to follow at 8:15, but the execution was postponed after District Judge Kristine Baker issued a temporary stay as questions arose about whether Jones’ execution was humane or not, KARK reported. The stay was lifted about an hour later and Williams, who had been on death row for more than 20 years, was put to death. Jones also had been on death row for more than two decades, KARK reported. Gov. Asa Hutchinson originally scheduled four double executions over an 11-day period, which would have been the most by a state in such a short span since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976. Arkansas said the executions needed to be carried out before its supply of one lethal injection drug expires on April 30, the Los Angeles Times reported. Williams was sentenced to death for the 1994 murder of Stacey Errickson. On Nov. 20, 1994, Errickson, then 23, was forced into a car at gunpoint by Williams. He drove her to several ATMs to make 18 different transactions, then raped her, strangled her in an abandoned storage shed, and buried her body in a shallow grave, KARK reported. Two days later, Williams kidnapped and raped two other women within 12 hours. In 1996, Jones was convicted and sentenced to death for the June 6, 1995, rape and murder of Mary Phillips. Phillips was strangled to death with a coffee pot cord while her 11-year-old daughter Lacey was tied to a chair. Lacey Phillips regained consciousness as police photographers took pictures of the crime scene, CNN reported.
  • Hours after a U.S. Senator accused the Trump Administration of using taxpayer dollars to promote President Donald Trump’s private club in Florida, the State Department pulled down a story written by government employees about the resort, what some ethics experts said was nothing more than an advertisement for Mr. Trump’s personal business interests. “Use of public office for private gain pure and simple,” said Richard Painter, a former White House ethics attorney for President George W. Bush. “Realtor.com — not the State Department– should help President Trump sell club memberships for $200,000,” Painter added on Twitter. At issue was a post done by an internal unit at the State Department about the Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, lavishing praise on its history, much like a vacation brochure. Trump's not treating @StateDept websites like brochures anymore, but that doesn't come close to fixing his flagrant conflicts of interest. — Richard Blumenthal (@SenBlumenthal) April 25, 2017 “I am curious,” tweeted Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR). “Why are taxpayer dollars promoting the President’s private country club?” The State Department was silent about the post, but after it began to ricochet around social media – and in the political arena – the story was removed from the “Share America” platform, which can be used by diplomatic posts around the world to highlight American items of interest. “The intention of the article was to inform the public about where the President has been hosting world leaders,” a statement read on the Share America website, which is run by the State Department. “We regret any misperception and have removed the post.” “One Trump emolument down. Soon to follow: many more,” said Trump critic and ethics expert Norm Eisen. Yes, I am curious @StateDept. Why are taxpayer $$ promoting the President's private country club? pic.twitter.com/IlPhUlvMwa — Ron Wyden (@RonWyden) April 24, 2017
  •   It’s the beginning of snake season in Texas and authorities are warning people to watch out for the reptiles as they emerge from hibernation. >> Read more trending news The Laguna Vista Police Department posted the warning on its Facebook page after a close call between a giant rattler and a group of hikers on a local trail.  Police posted photos of the massive snake and another photo showing a fearless cat staring down a big rattler. Rattlesnakes emerge from hibernation in Texas in March or April, according to the police post. They favor temperatures that remain 60 degrees Fahrenheit or above, and are most active when temperatures reach 80 to 90 degrees.
  • The people who run Orlando International Airport are tired of apologizing for problems with the Automated People Movers, now calling out the manufacturer to rescue their reputation. Three times in the last five days, the new tram stopped working, forcing hundreds of passengers to take a bus or walk to their gates. Some flights had to be delayed, but yesterday 56 passengers missed flights, according to Executive Director Phil Brown.  The tram was down for 53 minutes on Monday, but no passengers missed their flights, he said. He told reporters today that the airport operations has verbally contacted Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, to make this a priority. “This afternoon we sent them a letter notifying them... We expect them to salvage their reputation,” said Brown. He also said he wants Mitsubishi to repay those passengers affected and a third party will be employed to receive those claims. Details to come. Monday’s shutdown was due to human error, he said, involving a contractor for Mitsubishi.