TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Tuesday, October 30.
(1) Casey Anthony defamation lawsuit hearing
Lawyers for Casey Anthony will argue the defamation lawsuit should be moved at a hearing in Orlando on Tuesday.
Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez is suing Anthony because Anthony told authorities in 2008 that a nanny with the name of Zenaida Gonzalez had kidnapped her 2-year-old daughter Caylee.
During Anthony's murder trial for killing her daughter, which she was acquitted of, Casey's defense team admitted the nanny did not exist.
Anthony's attorneys are claiming their client will not receive a fair trial in Orlando because of the publicity surrounding the 2011 murder trial. They will ask a judge during today's 9:30 a.m. hearing for a Change of Venue.
The defamation lawsuit trial is scheduled to begin on January 3, 2013.
(2) Tampa Riverwalk plan unveiling
The City of Tampa and the Tampa Downtown Partnership will unveil the plans for the completed Tampa Riverwalk on Tuesday.
In June the city was awarded a $10.9 million TIGER grant to allow for the Riverwalk and Selmon Greenway projects to be completed.
Currently there are two gaps in the Riverwalk: the Kennedy Boulevard Plaza segment and the Doyle Carlton segment. Once completed, the Riverwalk will run 2.4 miles along the Hillsborough River.
The Greenway project is a 1.7 mile, multi-use trail located within and adjacent to the Selmon Expressway right-of-way.
The grant will be used to build the Kennedy Boulevard Plaza segment and design and build the Doyle Carlton segment, which runs from the Straz Center north to Water Works Park.
The project unveiling will occur from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. in the Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel in downtown Tampa.
(3) It's a Great Day to Love a Veteran
AT&T is giving the Tampa Bay community the opportunity to record messages for veterans on Tuesday.
During the "It's a Great Day to Love a Veteran" event, you will be able to record a video message for a loved one, friend or stranger who is a veteran. The messages will be delivered on the morning of November 12, Veterans' Day.
There is no cost to record a message today or have it sent on November 12.
You can record messages from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the AT&T store at 1000 South Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa.
(4) Mix it Up at Lunch Day
"Mix it Up at Lunch Day" will be held at schools across Florida and the country on Tuesday.
The event is a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). The day encourages students to hang out with someone they normally wouldn't during lunchtime, in an effort to lower bullying and teach tolerance.
The SPLC says studies have shown that interactions across group lines can help reduce prejudice. When students interact with those who are different from them, biases and misperceptions can fall away.
For more information, visit www.tolerance.org/mix-it-up/what-is-mix .
(5) Free Doritos Locos Tacos
Everyone can "steal" a free Doritos Locos Taco at Taco Bell on Tuesday.
The fast food restaurant announced if a baseball player stole a base during the World Series, they would give customers the opportunity to steal a taco.
San Francisco Giants outfielder Angel Pagan stole a base during Game 2 of the World Series to activate today's promotion.
While supplies last at participating Taco Bell locations, you can receive one free Doritos Locos Taco from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. All you need to do is visit a Taco Bell and ask for your free Taco.
For more information, visit www.mlb.com/stealataco .
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