TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Friday, October 19.
1. Zimmerman hearing scheduled for today
A hearing is scheduled for today in the case against George Zimmerman, the Sanford neighborhood watch volunteer accused of murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
At 1:30 p.m., the court will address issues related to the discovery of documents in the case. The Orlando Sentinel has reported that the hearing will be focused on whether Zimmerman's lawyers can look at Trayvon Martin's school disciplinary records, attendance, test scores and other school information.
Attorneys for the prosecution and the defense recently asked for more time to prepare their cases for trial and review thousands of pages of documents from both sides.
Today's hearing is expected to last about two hours.
2. Biden campaigning in Florida today
Vice President Joe Biden will be attending a campaign event here in Florida today. Biden will talk to voters at a grassroots event in Sun City Center this morning.
He's scheduled to take the stage at 11:35 a.m. The event will be held at:
Sun City Center Community Association
1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd.
Sun City Center, FL 33573
The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required for entrance. One ticket per person will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
3. October 20 to be declared "Lee Roy Selmon Day"
Late Hall of Fame Defensive Lineman Lee Roy Selmon will be honored at One Buc Place this afternoon.
The state of Florida is passing a resolution--officially proclaiming October 20 "Lee Roy Selmon Day" in Florida.
Community leaders will gather at 2:30 p.m. today to make the announcement and honor the former Tampa Bay Buccaneer and USF Athletic Director.
Selmon's wife, Claybra Selmon, will attend the announcement, and several other distinguished names are expected including Florida State Representative James W. Grant, Tampa City Councilman Charlie Miranda,
USF President Judy Genshaft, current USF Athletic Director Doug Woolard, among others.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Co-Chaizrman Bryan Glazer, is also expected to be in attendance.
In a press conference, Claybra Selmon will be presented with the Official State Resolution naming October 20, 2012, "Lee Roy Selmon Day."
In addition, details will be unveiled about a new partnership between the University of South Florida and Lee Roy Selmon's restaurants to benefit a new program at the university.
4. You can see Florida's Largest Home Show - for free!
Florida's Largest Home Show is back in Tampa, and today is ABC Action News' "Free Friday." That means visitors who mention our station can get into the show for free!
This year's home show is being held at the Florida State Fairgrounds. More than 900 vendors are expected to be there throughout the weekend.
The show opens today at 11:00 a.m. and runs through Sunday--but after today--it will cost $8 per ticket to get in.
For more on the home show, visit http://www.bighomeshow.com/
5. Make plans to watch our special: Taking Action Against Domestic Violence
Here at ABC Action News, we are committed to taking action against domestic violence. October is domestic violence awareness month, and crime statistics show that the Tampa Bay area exceeds the state average for the number of reported cases of abuse.
Nationally, one in every four women will face domestic violence in her lifetime, and it's an issue that is affected one in every eleven teenagers--with dating violence!
Tonight at 9 p.m., don't miss our primetime special, "Taking Action Against Domestic Violence." It's an hour of powerful and inspiring stories of the horror, hope, help and heroes behind the scenes of this all-too-common crime.
For more information, go to www.abcactionnews.com/dv.
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