TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Tuesday, February 12.
(1) State of the Union
President Obama will go before a joint-session of Congress in Washington on Tuesday night to deliver his State of the Union Address.
The President is expected to push for additional government spending to promote infrastructure, manufacturing, clean energy and education.
Mr. Obama will also ask Congress to pass immigration reform, approve gun control legislation and avoid automatic spending cuts set to take effect on March 1.
The speech is expected to start around 9:00 p.m.
After the President addresses Congress, Florida Senator Marco Rubio will deliver the official Republican response. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul will give a response on behalf of the Tea Party.
You can watch the State of the Union and Senator Rubio's response live on ABC and online at abcactionnews.com .
(2) Geralyn Graham sentencing hearing
A South Florida judge is scheduled to sentence Geralyn Graham on Tuesday.
A Miami-Dade County jury convicted Graham of abuse and kidnapping in the case of missing 4-year-old Rilya Wilson. Jurors deadlocked on a murder charge.
Wilson went missing from Graham's home in 2000, but her disappearance was not noticed for 15 months. Rilya's body has never been found.
Even though authorities suspected Graham in Wilson's disappearance, they did not charge her until 2005. It was only after a career criminal negotiated a plea deal to testify against Graham did the case go to trial.
Circuit Judge Marisa Tinkler Mendez could sentence Graham to at least 30 years in prison.
(3) St. Petersburg car-sharing program
St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster and USF St. Petersburg Interim Regional Chancellor Bill Hogarth will announce the first car-sharing program in Pinellas County on Tuesday.
The alternative transportation program is expected to benefit both students at USF St. Petersburg and the general public.
The program unveiling will take place at 10:30 a.m. at Harborwalk near the University Student Center. The first two cards in the car-sharing program will be displayed and demonstrated.
( 4) World's Largest Baseball Card
Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder will help Topps unveil the World's Largest Baseball Card in Lakeland on Tuesday.
More than 75 local youth baseball players will join Fielder at Peterson Park for the 10:00 a.m. unveiling.
The card is nearly 90 feet tall and 60 feet wide. It is the largest card the Topps Company has ever made in its 75 year history.
Lakeland is the spring training home of the Tigers. Detroit pitchers and catchers for the team will hold their first public workout today.
(5) Dunedin Big Mama's Ya Ya Etouffee Mardi Gras parade
Tuesday is Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras, the last day before Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent.
The City of Dunedin celebrates Mardi Gras by holding its 22nd annual Big Mama's Ya Ya Etouffee" parade tonight.
The parade features colorful floats and lots of bead throwing. ABC Action News' helicopter pilot "Captain Al" Alan Taylor is this year's grand marshal.
The parade starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Florida Auto Exchange Stadium and heads north to Skinner Boulevard.
A free concert on the Pioneer Park stage on Main Street goes from 5:00 to 11:00 p.m. The Mudflappers open the concert which is headlined by T-Boussard and the Zydeco Steppers.
There will be food and wine, craft vendors, special beer and wine promotions and more.
For more information, visit www.dunedinmardigras.com or call (727) 480-9276.
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