5 things you need to know happening in Florida on Thursday, January 10
7:52 AM, Jan 10, 2013
10:52 AM, Jan 10, 2013
TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Thursday, January 10.
(1) Missing Collier County men announcement
Movie actor and producer Tyler Perry, the Rev. Al Sharpton, and NAACP CEO and President Ben Jealous will make an announcement in Naples on Thursday regarding the disappearance of two men.
Felipe Santos disappeared in October 2003 after his arrest by Collier County Deputy Steven Calkins for driving without a license.
In his report Calkins wrote he did not take Santos to jail, instead he dropped him off at a Circle K.
Three months later Terrance Williams disappeared after an encounter with Calkins. Witnesses said Williams was having car troubles when Calkins spotted him a North Naples Cemetery.
Calkins said at the time he took Williams to a nearby Circle K and never saw him again.
Calkins was fired from the Sheriff's Office in August 2004 after giving inconsistent accounts of the Williams encounter during an internal investigation. He is been deemed a person of interest in the case.
Perry and Sharpton spoke together in February on MSNBC about the North Naples cases in February 2012 after Perry saw a television show featuring Williams.
During today's news conference, Perry, Sharpton and Jealous are expected to discuss the next steps they are taking in their investigation in the disappearance of Williams and Santos.
The announcement will occur at 10:30 a.m. at Collier County's South Regional Library in East Naples.
(2) Sandra Prince announcement
After seven long years, the mystery behind the disappearance of Sandra Prince may finally be over. Temple Terrace Police Chief Kenneth Albano is holding a news conference on Thursday morning to make what he calls a major announcement on the case.
The 59-year-old Prince disappeared in December 2005. Officers found her back door unlocked and blood inside the trunk of her car. Her body has never been found.
Shortly after the Prince went missing, police labeled her boyfriend, Earl Pippin, as a person of interest.
Earl Pippin worked as a contractor, and at one point in 2006, police dug up a house he worked on with the hopes of finding evidence or maybe even her body. Nothing was found.
The announcement will take place at 10:00 a.m. at Temple Terrace City Hall. ABC Action News will be attending. Look for updates on the Prince case starting today on ABC Action News at Noon.
(3) Spider-Man cleans hospital windows
Pediatrics patients at All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg will get a superhero-sized visit on Thursday.
A window washer dressed up as Spider-Man is scheduled to clean windows on the outside of the hospital beginning at 8:15 a.m.
The man will stay in costume while cleaning all windows on the south side of the building and perhaps more, depending on the weather. He is expected to be outside the hospital until about noon.
All Children's Hospital is located at 501 6th Avenue South in St. Petersburg.
(4) Tampa Bay Times Forum job fair
The Tampa Bay Lightning and the Tampa Bay Times Forum are holding a part-time job fair from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday.
The fair is being held to fill positions for the upcoming Lightning hockey season as well as other events at the Forum.
The openings are in a number positions including: guest services, security, arena conversion, housekeeping, ticket office, concessions and retail.
People interested in applying must first complete an application online at www.tampabaylightning.com . Each applicant will then be informed of their meeting time at the Forum based on their interests and department manager availability.
Those coming for interviews should park in the Forum's West Lot. Applicants should enter through the Premium Entrance next to the McDonald's Ticket Office and take the elevator to the third floor to the check-in table.
(5) 20th annual Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend
Runners from across the country and world are coming to Walt Disney World for the theme park's 20th annual Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend which begins on Thursday.
While major race events do not take place until Friday, a number of kids races start today at the Wide World of Sports Track & Field Complex.
The Disney Family Fun Run 5K begins at 6:30 a.m. on Friday at Epcot.
The Walt Disney World Half Marathon and Marathon start at 5:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
All race events are sold out.
Disney is hosting a Cool Down Party at Downtown Disney Westside from 4:00 to 10:30 p.m. on Sunday allowing runners to unwind. Attendees can enjoy food, music and last minute commemorative merchandise shopping. Admission to the Cool Down Party is open to anyone.