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((russell- wrong place at the wrong time. a mother and her nine year old roim wrong place, wrong time. a mother and 9-year-old daughter taken hostage in a florida store. >>laura: and trashing tampa. amy schumer pins an open letter to our area, and it's not very funny. >>russell: silky smooth. men shaving their legs. we have reaction to this trend that's gaining popularity. welcome to the 7:00 hour of "good day." i'm russell rhodes. >>laura: and i'm laura moody. all that ahead and a whole lot more. first the forecast from dave osterberg. >>dave: what did you say about >>russell: yeah. >>dave: do you want to say it? >>russell: no. >>laura: you'll be blinded by the light. >>vanessa: oh, my gosh. >>dave: i walked into it, everybody. i walked straight into it. >>russell: did it to yourself. >>dave: laura moody off the christmas card list. 75 in st. petersburg. look at the 60s. more 60s than 70s on the map and come sunday morning, we're going
map so yeah, definite dry, cooling trend. it will be a great start to the day. sunshine and warmth with high temperatures around 87 degrees. vanessa, good morning. >>vanessa: still stuck on the mental picture. maybe this will refresh your palate. we have a crash at nebraska and we had at one point three lanes two but it's very slow in the area.pthis crash does have some injuries reported. jumped the gun there. let me get back to it. a couple of miles of backups. almost backed up towards klosterman. this is reported at nebraska. take belcher road in the southbound direction around the crash. we'll keep you updated as we learn more information. expect some minor delays northed bound and southbound. u.s. 301 here at gibsonton
northbound direction. >>russell: hostage situation involving a mother and 9-year-old daughter. they were at dollar general. you can see the daughter and mom run towards the door but they're told to stop. the girl fell to the ground and huddles over near her mother. thieves took off after getting the crash. no one got hurt. >>laura: manhunt in pasco county for michael putputnam. he was last seen in the area state road 52 and altoona avenue in hudson and he's dangerous. do not try to approach him. there is a $3,000 reward for information leading to his arrest. call 911 if you see him. >>russell: citrus county caught a man on the run. markma'am -- markham accused of stabbing a man. he has a tattoo under his eye plus a distinctive neck tattoo
his street name. >>laura: seems like amy schumer might have a chip on her shoulder after offending about 200 people during an appearance at amalie arena. she will not drop the issue and now she's written an open letter to the city. shayla reaves is live to tell us what it says. >>reporter: yeah. good morning to you. just a few days ago, amy schumer performed right here at amalie arena in tampa. in fact, thousands of people came here to watch the amalie show but comedy show took a political turn and not everyone wanted to stick around to hear that. that's an experience that amy schumer discussed in new york last night at madison square garden. you're looking at file video of the comedienne. she performed last night and according to "people" magazine, schumer told the new york crowd, quote, dearest tampa. i'm sorry you didn't want me, a comedienne who talks about what
country right now. how could i think it was okay to spend five minutes having a peaceful information with someone with different views? schumer reportedly continued and shared her perspective on trump supporters. comedienne described those who would vote for the candidate as, quote, rich, entitled white people and, quote, the very poor people. the comedienne referred too the republican nominee as a, quote, social media and we're continuing to monitor the feed for updates. again, this all comes days after the performance right here at amalie arena over the weekend. we can tell you during that performance, as schumer stood on stage, at some point a person in the audience, tampa attorney who described himself as a trump supporter was invited onto the stage. at that point, we're told that schumer asked the attorney why
he expressed his views, returned to his seat at which point schumer commented on stage about that exchange. now, her response drew both cheers and boos from the adience and at some point, a number of people in the audience got up, left the show and did not return. we're going to continue to follow and keep you posted should we see any sort of response to the open letter via social media so we will keep you posted and i'll be back with another live report coming up in th back to you. >>laura: thank you. >>russell: florida senator marco rubio fighting to keep his job. new poll shows the race is too close to call. 49% for rubio, 47% for the democratic challenger. that's patrick murphy. they'll debate one more time a week from today. presidential election may come down to tonight. >>laura: hillary clinton and donald trump meet for the third and final debate tonight and doug is in las vegas with a look
for tonight's big showdown and adding to the drama is the fact that this race is quickly changing. a new fox news poll shows that hillary clinton has widened her lead. she has a six point margin. even by the standards of the vegas strip, this debate may be over the top. inside the debate hall, things look conventional enough but what is about to happen here may be unlike anything we've ever seen. >> she's home working. that's the way it will be in the white house, too. >> donald trump campaigning on the eve of the debate in colorado. hillary clinton giving a quick thumbs up but otherwise, out of view as she prepares. >> we're able to be more productive in how we prep, having gone through it twice before but i said earlier, even when he's attacking her, we think she shines. >> and beyond actual issue questions, she'll have to be
secretary of state and whether there was an attempt at a secret coverup deal between the state department and the f.b.i. for trump, this may be a final chance to turn things around and he will no doubt have to contend with allegations of a number of women who say he mistreated or even assaulted them. in the middle of it all will be the moderator, fox chris wallace who has been preparing for this debate with his small staff, keenly aware this gig could be a no win situation with moderators their roles. >> if i think there's a need for me to intervene, i will. but i would prefer not to. i would prefer to be almost invisible and let the two of them go at it and correct and argue with each other. >> both candidates continue to face major trust issues. latest fox news poll shows a majority of likely voters think that hillary clinton is lying about how she handles emails and that donald trump is lying about
allegations against him. >>laura: expanding on his platform, donald trump is proposing term limits for members of congress. it's not uncommon to see lawmakers serving 30, 40 and even 50 years in congress. meantime, the president can only serve two terms. a total of eight years. >>russell: and donald trump is breaking records for facebook. 300 million likes last hillary clinton's numbers also going up. she hit an all-time high of 206 million last week. that's the first time over two million. ? we're halfway there? >>russell: jon bon jovi coming to tampa to campaign for hillary. he'll also perform. we've not been told when and
find out. >>laura: and before the debate starts tonight, donald trump's childhood home will be sold at auction. starting bid for the house in queens will be $849,000. current owner paid $782,000 eight years ago. they expect that the price could end up as much as a million dollars, maybe more. donald trump was born in the house. his dad built it. family left when he was four. >>russell: who >>laura: a lot of men are shaving their legs. the surprising reaction. >>dave: 7:09. temperatures around 70 degrees this morning. getting the kids ready, off to the bus stop and it's another really spectacular day. that's 70. one of the warmer spots around. you go east, you go north, temperatures are starting off in the 60s. 7:33 the sunrise today. it should be a beautiful day. nice, toasty warm afternoon with
sun city center, 63 degrees. one, two, three areas that are sitting around 70 or above. i got lower 60s up in citrus county. i got dade city at 65 degrees. 68 in bradenton. 70 in sarasota and temperatures in the mid to upper 60s inland as well. it's going to be clear, a magnificent little start to the day. we have so much drier air aloft that you're really just cutting out the chance for shower the coastline, east coast and they just literally fall apart. and we kind of are in the dry season. we're exactly normal for precipitation for the month of october. i think 1.55 inches. that's where we should be for this time of date for october and that's exactly where we are. even with this front coming through, i don't think that's going to provide anything in the way of rainfall. it's still the hurricane season. we still have to watch the tropics and you can see a spin here.
this. that's a fantastic sign of wind shear. when you're looking at developing tropical systems and you see this, i can tell you there's all kinds of wind shear going on in the mid to upper levels not allowing this to develop. with that said, hurricane center says we think this is going to develop. there's an 80% chance that this develops over the course of the next few days so what happens as it does that. it starts to move northwest but then here dropping thursday down to the southeast. that will push it off towards the east. you see that push it gets and that low or that weak low may combine with that cold front up in new england but the point is that the front is going to hold most of the east coast out of the way of this system as it rides toward the ohs so that's good news. we'll always keep an eye on it but this front, it's making that charge, going to make that charge through the state.
sunrise at 7:33 so it's coming soon. mostly clear, mild tonight with a low temperature of 70 and tomorrow, we're back at 87 degrees. probably the last time we hit 87 for awhile. continued warm with that moderate humidity as we go through the next seven days, you're going to see that no rain chances but just cooler, drier, nice, fall-like air settling in. and that's going to be late friday night straight through the weekend and into beginning of next week. vanessa? >>vanessa: all right. and dave, right now we have sky fox arriving on scene of the 301 gibsonton drive crash that i mentioned, the one working in hillsborough county and we can see indeed northbound lane blocks and the left lane is blocked heading in that direction. it's going to be a little south of gibsonton where this is reported. we also might have some blockage here in the opposite direction so southbound and it's taking up the left lane as well, most of
just a little bit so make sure you're planning some extra time out the door, a few extra minutes, i would say, because it was just a little sliver of yellow. now it's a whole lot we're seeing particularly in the northbound direction. we still have pretty bad delays here along southbound u.s. 19. earlier crash that we showed you at nebraska, lane blockages still there. your best work around once again is going to be belcher road and we'll look at some usual suspects as far as congestion on the major roadways. ab south coming into the interchange downtown tampa. and i would say about normal as well if you consider i-4 westbound delays and the 75 southbound delays we're seeing right now. >>laura: thank you. more men are starting to shave or trim their legs. facebook poll done for men's health magazine shows almost half of all men admit to doing it. 15% do a complete shave while 33% trim some of their leg hair
as you can imagine, survey results are getting a lot of interesting reaction, too. >>reporter: with men's legs uncovered on this unseasonably warm day, oppressing question came to mind. >> more and more men are shaving or trimming leg hair. a lot of men are doing that. what do you think of that? >> i don't find that to be very manly. >> you witnessed a lot of men shaving their leg. >> a lot >> do you like it? >> i don't. i really don't. >> seems difficult and potentially unpleasant. i find shaving my face to be enough trouble. >> i found it's a little too feminine for me. >> you wouldn't shave or trim your leg hair. >> my underarm hair, yeah, because that smells but not this one. >> i like the hair on my legs. >> you're cuddling with your boyfriend, hair is just rubbing on his legs. his hair legs rubbing on you and it's just weird. >> you want a little trim. >> just a little trim.
that. >> men have leg hair and women don't. >> a new study discovered a trend toward groomed lower limbs. >> study that we ran on the men's health facebook page found that 15% of men shave their legs completely and that was a shocking number to us. also 30% of men do some light trimming and man scaping down there. all the models are always shirtless and hairless and i think a lot of guys are >> does men's health recommend shaifring your lelegs? >> for performance we say go for it. if you're there to see more definition in your body and that inspires you to maybe train harder and going for better results, absolutely. >> all that man scaping may actually be paying off. women's health study find over 50% of women polled like a man
>>russell: don't even ask. worth the wait. 40 years since his last album, coming up, rock n' roll legend working on new music. >>laura: don't worry. plus a dream come true. 13-year-old boy running for a touchdown. why his story should inspire each and every one of us. but first, lloyd sowers is filling in for charley belcher this morning. >> feels a couple of degrees we're at the little everglades ranch. take a look out here at this beautiful sight, great morning out here. we're going to be talking about the big savage race this weekend. 10,000 people will be out here competing. we're going to be talking about ranching later this hour so stay with us. "good day tampa bay" conti
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miles in pueblo county. high winds blew a metal building into a power line. crews are digging containment lines to keep it from spreading. >>laura: three crew members are on the way to the space station after launching from kazakhstan. the spacecraft is carrying one u.s. and two russian astronauts. they will bring the crew member total to six. the group will spend about four months conducting more than experiments. the three astronauts will get to the station early friday morning. >>russell: ecuador temporarily restricting internet access to wikileaks assange. ecuador says they're acting alone. there's been no pressure to silence assange three weeks before the presidential election. they've been releasing damaging
>>laura: a report falsely said that tom hanks and his wife was breaking up. hanks and wilson will soon celebrate their 29th anniversary. couple released a joint statement saying they consider marriage to be the foundation of our family and such stories or lies we will not put up with any longer. >>russell: chuck barry releasing mostly new material. it's been nearly four decades, four decades since chuck barry put out his last album. a lot of people credit him for the foundation of rock music in the late 50s. he was one of the first inductees in the rock n' roll hall of fame in 1968. chuck barry, 90. >>dave: no. >>russell: 90. >>dave: and new music? i love it. i love it. it's 7:25.
while it is a bit breezy from this camera, it's a delightful start to the day. we're still about seven minutes from sunrise. who is counting, though? back to 87 degrees for a high temperature this afternoon. same for tomorrow as well. now, we'll bring it down to 85 on friday and friday night, cold front comes through the area and that's going to lead to a much drier, much cooler condition just in time for the weekend so we'll talk about that in the let's see what's happening on the roads. >>vanessa: right now we're watching i-4 westbound in the area of mlk. we have a crash reported and it appears to be tying up a left lane, causing some delays with this already busy area. a look at our travel times passing through the area. 75 to 275, overall not terrible. we haven't hit the red zone but it's taking 15 minutes to pass through. so we'll keep you updated on that, make sure the delays don't get too bad that you have to
you'll avoid the area. howeer, 19 southbound at nebraska, belcher is the work around as i told you in the last report. some delays here on the veterans expressway but overall, no big complaints, i would say, as you start off at 17 miles an hour. we have improvements hitting gunn highway. 14 minutes from the top to the bottom. not bad for this time of morning. >>russell: okay. you get social security? you're going to get a raise. but it' gallon of milk. we'll have that for you. >>laura: and a driver sees something very creepy under the hood and ken is on that story. good morning. >>reporter: it's not a scary clown, at least this time, but some people say what happened is
>>reporter: you know, i think this goes back to my mom. she's a pretty smart person. she always told me, don't pick up hitchhikers. this guy just did and look what happened to him. something you probably don't want happening to you. tim was coming home from work monday, driving along u.s. 19 when he realized he was not alone. this six foot snake had hitch hiked a road with him. rather than freaking out, he said he pulled into the parking lot of a video. how can this happen? it's florida. enough said. after a little while, the snake disappears and he may have slithered away but then there's the less desirable possibility. >> i look up and it's gone and i pull forward and looked around on the ground behind me, didn't see him anywhere so i'm assuming he's still in there somewhere. >>reporter: that's a nice, pleasant thought to start your
foot snake in your vicinity, possibly around your legs. he was thinking it might have been a moccasin. they're aggressive and come after you. then on second thought, maybe it's just a black snake. those are the docile guys. either way, he's not into the snake thing. so the issue is, is it still hidden in his vehicle? bottom line is, it may be and so he's always going to have that question in the back of his mind. i guess if ask a snake expert, what do we have here? i have a sneaking suspicion he would just rather that it went away and doesn't really care what breed it is, just the fact that it's gone. back to you guys. >>russell: agreed. all right, kenny. thank you. >>laura: charges are pending this morning after police say a man set his tampa home on fire. it happened on gunn highway early this morning. police were called after someone reported an unstable man. when they arrived, officials say
people were inside at the time when firefighters showed up, they immediately started dousing the flames. others searched for three people. no one was found in the end. family members told police that the man lives alone. fire was put out about 30 minutes later. one firefighter suffered a minor injury. a fire at the big deals grocery store on monday night was accidental. investigators say an electrical malfunction above the kitchen is to blame. er there's extensive damage. the owner is not sure if they'll be able to reopen at all. >>russell: from bad to worse. a new pool of mosquitos carrying zika has been found in miami beach. that's the same area of the state where other mosquitos were spreading the virus. another 1,000 floridians got zika while travelling outside the u.s. virus is usually pretty harmless except in pregnant women. it can cause some severe birth
next year to cover the annual cost of living but not much. it averages to $3.92 a month. that's better than last year when there wasn't any increase. 66 million americans receive social security benefits right now. monthly payments depend on earning history and age at retirement. >>russell: another sunny day outside. am i right, dave? sunny today? >>dave: sunny sunny. >>russell: that's not uncommon days a year. there's our sunrise right now. pretty, huh? critics say we're not taking enough advantage of the sun, especially when you consider just 5% of our power in florida comes from the sun. that, however, could be changing this election day and our money adviser geoff simon from raymond james in to talk about amendment one on the ballot. how are you doing? >> good. how are you? >>russell: good. thank you. what is amendment one?
everybody has the right to install solar power on their home or their office, their buildings. but they already have that so it's just making a constitutional amendment but it also puts a limit of the liability and responsibility of utility companies to perhaps purchase some of the solar electricity you might be generating. it has something for the utility companies, some something for people who install solar. >>russell: let's talk install solar. do we know of a cost, how much it would cost to do something like that, to put solar panels on the roof? i see them every now and then. >> right. and it's surprising. it's only 5% of the solar energy in the state but only 17th in the nation in terms of how many homes have solar. the average cost for a five kilo watt system which is what i normal house might have on average is $20,000 to install, get it up and running but the
tax credit of $6,000 at least to the end of the year so their effective cost of installing it is about $14,000. so it's actually reasonably cost effective. important question is how much does it really save you in the long run in order to -- you don't have to pay anything necessarily to hook up to the power company but if you're using solar, obviously you're not going to be drawing any or very little power from the electric utility company. and we have done some analysis of that you know, on average in the tampa bay area, the average electricity bill from the -- one of the power companies in the area is about $140 a month. if you have solar energy, you should only use $40 a month in electricity from the power company. that means you're saving $100 a month. and if you add that up, it's $1200 a year and of that $14,000 that you would be putting out
using your solar system to get back that investment in that solar energy system. so that's kind of the math. if you're going to be in the house for the long run, it probably makes a whole lot of sense f. you're not there that long, you probably won't receive the benefit of that installation. but it could very well increase the value of your house when it comes time to sell. >>russell: i apologize for asking a question. i know you're a money guy and not a technical guy but maybe you have the answer. so if you get sol you do start using solar, can you choose at what point in the day you want to use electricity from teco or your solar power or does the system figure it out for you? >> i think it's sort of a thermostat, a regulator. when you get the solar power, you're storing it in batteries, right? and so your system will keep replenishing just like your car with the battery and alternator. you'll replenish the solar power while the sun is shining.
cloudy or when it's nighttime and so the system would automatically go back and forth. but there's probably a switch. i'm not an engineer. you're right. there's probably a switch somewhere that says i want to go on the grid or off the grid. power in your batteries will determine whether you're going to go with solar. >>russell: i like the phrase, i'm going to go off the grid now. i don't want to get too political. but we are the sunshine state and i guess mbe taken as advantage of our sunshine as other states have. >> we're 17th in the nation in use of solar power and we're the third largest state in the nation probably with almost more sunshine than anybody. >>russell: okay. thanks for shedding some light. >> well done. going off the grid and shedding light. >>russell: we have two.
>>dave: we wish russell would go off the grid after that comment. in sports, dramatic finish at home for the lightning. captain steven stamkos, this was awesome, sends the game into overtime by scoring with just five seconds left in regulation. five seconds. the teams went six rounds in a shootout before the lightning finally won. right there, the game winning shootout goal. bolts beat the that's three wins in a row to start the season. bucs are going to have to play the rest of the season without wide receiver vincent jackson. they put the wide receiver on the injury reserve list. looks like he tore his acl in the last game against the panthers. this is the final year under contract with the bucs. now, there's a good chance the team won't resign him. we wish him the best in his
they beat the cubs 6-0 last night. that's the first time this season that chicago has been shutout in back to back games. game four tonight in los angeles. cubs manager joe madden knows his team needs to do a better job hitting the ball. >> they've pitched well, obviously. i have no solid explanation. we have to keep working at it. we're not the batting practice is the same or lack of it is the same. we're not getting results. there's no excuse. we just have to pick it up quickly. >>dave: can't win if you don't score. american league, the blue jays figured that out because they avoid being swept. they beat the indians at home 5-1 by holding the tribe to just two hits. game five of that championship series today in toronto. >>laura: thank you, dave. 20 minutes from the top of the
genetic disorder is inspiring everyone around him by fulfilling a dream. little guy. they call him eddie. he was always a member of his seventh grade football team but one day he told the coach that he wanted to do it for real, to suit up with his teammate and to score a touchdown and eddie didn't think it was possible but then his coach said, okay. >> i was jumping for joy and i -- i was really speechless. >> number 11, eddie. >> i knew this was happening today for a couple of weeks but i never thought it would be this crazy with everyone here and the support from everyone. just overwhelming, a great feeling. >>laura: yeah. on the big day, eddie ran down the field with his ball and his team right beside him the whole
eddie says that he immediately broke down in tears and thanked his teammates profusely. what about that love? sweet. >>russell: nice. very nice. >>laura: do you want me to do it? >>russell: i'm back. we have an exciting announcement about the pep rally winner. the vote was between bartow and fort meade middle center high. >>laura: and the winner is -- drum school. alcides segui will be out there all morning on friday as they get ready for the big matchup. congratulations, bartow. we're looking forward to seeing ?? halloween excitement is back at dunkin' with 2 dozen donuts for $12.99. drizzled, decorated, and all dressed up for the season, share the fun with 2 dozen donuts for $12.99.
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degrees and it's well above the upper 60s where it should be, but it is nice. we still have two or three spots sitting around the 70-degree mark this morning. sarasota at 70, even frost proof still at 70 degrees and then everybody else in the mid to upper 60s, althouh i see nice, lower 60s in crystal river, brooksville and back up to i-10, you've got tallahassee at 63 degrees. panama city at 64. the east wind coming across the state so far this morning, you see the upper 60s, all the way through key west. for today, i mean, it's going to be like copy and paste from yesterday. sunshine, back to the upper 80s. we're watching the disturbance, a tropical disturbance at south and east of the u.s. hour, you notice we haven't really worried about it too
something, you see the spin here. by the way, this is your future cast. this is what the models think is going to happen, say, by friday morning. so you get this sub tropical system, maybe a tropical system here, well east of the carolinas but here comes your cold front and you can see that line or the very broken line of showers that goes along with it. by the way, when the front comes through friday night, next to month in terms of rainfall so i wouldn't really count on start to whip in from the northwest and that will drag the dew points down, bring the humidity down. i remember a few weeks ago we had a front come through, and i think the dry air lasted a few hours. this time it's going to last for several days, which is good. other good thing is as the front moves off the eastern seaboard, it's going to take this with it so in general, it's nice to see
here are the forecast dew points. this is just, again, a computer model set up. what's going to happen with the humidity the next few days? mid 60s, moderate with the humidity and you can feel it if you're working outside and that's not going to change much until we get into friday and notice this. here comes that yellow color, that drier air. by saturday, it's right through the area. so that's why. look at saturday morning at 7:00 a.m. you're going to wake up to just and i like this time because this is the time when i go out to the grocery store and everybody says, thanks for the drier air, dave, rather than, can you cool it down? i'm looking forward to be out and about this weekend. it's the small things, right? just try to please everybody out there. 87 tomorrow, 85 for a high on friday. upper 70s for the weekend. even lower 80s with nice, comfy air next week as well. >>vanessa: can you do that voice again? can you cool it down?
dave? it's too hot outside. >>vanessa: who is this person talking like that? >>dave: it's everybody. >>vanessa: try to please everybody but sometimes you can't. thanks, dave. 7:49. good news here, i-4 westbound, last report we showed you, left lane blocked in the area of mlk. this is off to the side, the crash on the left shoulder looking slow. we're in the red but it's kind of on the lighter side, i would say. 17 minutes from 75 to 275. at one point it was actually seeing the travel time go down a little bit from where we were peaking. if you're heading from pinellas into hillsborough along 275 north, no big complaints. we have no crashes reported, just moderate congestion and nort northbound, seven minute drive. we have the delays here so continue to avoid southbound 19 at nebraska. i mentioned belcher and alternate 19 but you can see that's looking a little slow
bit slow northbound here, u.s. 301. this earlier crash does appear to be working with lane blocked. so please plan a few extra minutes still. >>dave: okay. everybody loves getting flowers, especially if they're surprised. >>laura: and this morning, hundreds of people will be getting a surprise delivery. jennifer epstein is live for us in downtown tampa to talk about it. are you ready to see some happy people? >> oh, my gosh. i have an important question for the two of you. have you ever gotten in trouble in a relationship where you were in hot water and you needed to figure it out to get yourself out of it? russell? you know i'm talking to you. >>russell: of course. >>jennifer: or laura, you probably receive a lot of flowers. you know how happy you feel? just feels good, right? >>laura: it does. makes your whole day. >>jennifer: yeah. just walking down the street of downtown tampa and someone saying, for you, a bouquet of
bouquets. how cool would that be? it's happening today in downtown tampa. it's an effort called, pedal it forward. and the reason why people will be getting two bouquets, one is for you and they encourage you to give the other one to a stranger down the street or a co-worker or maybe a family member. you can basically give the second arrangement away to anyone. but they say four in 10 americans have at one time used flowers to help them get out of relationship and general it will works. botanica design studio are unpacking 400 bouquets of flowers. they're going to be walking up and down the streets of downtown tampa and they're going to be surprising people wnt one, but two bouquets of flowers and i'm sure it's going to brighten up the days of so many people out here. i hope to get in on the fun, too, and pass out some of my own. stay with "good day."
spreading cheer throughout franklin street and ashley streets and the rest of downtown tam pachlt -- tampa. lloyd sowers is in for charley this morning. >> we're trying to spread cheer in dade city area. beautiful morning up here at little everglades ranch. it is 2,000 acres of paradise up here. it's the site of the big savage run this weekend. why do they open up this big ranch to events like the we'll talk to the owner of this
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>> welcome back. i'm lloyd sowers in for charley belcher today at the
little everglades ranch near dade city and i'm with bob blanchard, the owner of this ranch. and you are 89 years young. >> that is correct. it's only fair and i are the owners of this ranch. >> she will remind us of that, i'm sure. >> you'll be gone. i'll get the blame for it. >> let me ask you this. you bought the ranch what, 20 years ago? 19 years? >> 19 years ago. >> you immediately opened it up to people. you had started to have events here like the steeple chase, you had different walks and so forth. why did you decide to open your
>> well, we put a conservation easement on this ranch. we wanted to do it and we felt some obligation because of the state having invested in a conservation easement for to us maintain the ranch like it is. so we felt like, well, you know, why not let folks come here and we'll put things on that they like, in and after all, the public's money owns part of it in that easement so we were sharing with the people. >> what kind of events have you held over the years? >> oh, the american cancer walk, we had a high school cross country races, we had -- let's see. we've had --
years. >> for about 10 years and we had as many as 15, 16,000 people here for the steeple chase on one day event. >> that's a big crowd. >> big crowd. >> that's bob blanchard. this weekend, they're expecting like 10,000 people for the savage race, a big obstacle race happening here. we'll talk more about that as we get a look at this ranch here at little everglades in pasco stay with us. i spent many years as a nuclear missile launch officer. if the president gave the order we had to launch the missiles, that would be it. i prayed that call would never come. [ radio chatter ] self control may be all that keeps these missiles from firing. [ sirens blearing ] i would bomb the [ beep] out of them. i want to be unpredictable. i love war. the thought of donald trump with nuclear weapons scares me to death. it should scare everyone.
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((russell kind words from canada.. our friends to the north talk kind words from canada. a friends to the north talking about why america is so great. >> and peek a boo, i see you schlitting surprise one man got while driving down u.s. 19. >> from tampa bay's number one news station, this is good day tamp hae efshths it's 8 o'clock automatic. i'm laura moody. we thank you for waking up with it is wednesday october 19th. it looks like a beautiful start to the day. we'll get straight to dave. >> hi guys. >> hi. >> hey. look at me. >> i'm outside early. nice >> ask me why. >> why, dave are you outside early? >> i have no idea they told me to come outside earlier. it's beautiful out here really, really is. the sun just came up 7:33.