5 things you need to know happening in Florida on Tuesday, April 9
7:46 AM, Apr 9, 2013
11:06 AM, Apr 9, 2013
TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Tuesday, April 9.
(1) Casey Anthony bankruptcy hearing
The judge in Casey Anthony's bankruptcy case is scheduled to hear motions on Tuesday whether her trustee can sell the rights to her life story so she can pay her debts.
According to her Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing, Anthony claims to have about $1,100 in assets and $792,000 in liabilities. Her debts include $500,000 to Jose Baez for attorney fees and costs in her murder trial.
In July 2011, Anthony was acquitted of murder in the death her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee.
Judge K. Rodney May will have to give permission to trustee Stephen Meininger to sell the "exclusive worldwide rights" of Anthony's life story. Casey's attorney is asking the judge to block the sale, saying what the trustee is trying to do is against her 1st Amendment rights.
The hearing is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. in Courtroom 9B at the Sam M. Gibbons United States Courthouse in downtown Tampa.
(2) 39th annual SUN 'n FUN International Fly-In & Expo
The 39th annual SUN 'n FUN International Fly-In & Expo opens on Tuesday at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland.
The six-day event will bring an anticipated 200,000 visitors to Polk County this week.
The Fly-In & Expo features twice-daily airshows, exhibits and workshops.
sun-n-fun.org or download the SUN 'n FUN App for schedules and detailed information on all the activities planned for the week as well as ticket pricing.
(3) John Legend lecture at USF
Nine-time Grammy Award winner John Legend will speak at the University of South Florida on Tuesday.
During his career, Legend has worked to make a difference in the lives of others. In 2007, he launched the Show Me Campaign, an initiative that uses education to break the cycle of poverty.
At tonight's lecture Legend will speak on the importance of education and civic engagement. He will also perform a few of his songs during the event.
The free lecture will begin at 8:00 p.m. in the USF Marshall Student Center Ballroom.
Students with a valid USF student ID can bring one guest with them and will line up in the student line. Eighty percent of the seats will be reserved for students.
All non-students, including USF faculty and staff, will be allowed to enter the Ballroom 15 minutes after students are allowed to enter.
The hit Broadway musical
Priscilla Queen of the Desert opens at the Straz Center on Tuesday.
The show, based on the 1994 movie of the same name, tells the uplifting story of a trio of friends on a road trip of a lifetime in the Australian outback. The musical features dance-floor favorite songs including
It's Raining Men,
I Will Survive.
The Hollywood Reporter calls
Priscilla "funny and fabulous! Joyous entertainment with eye-popping visuals and unexpected heart!"
The show is for mature audiences ages 16 years and older.
Ticket prices start at $44.50. Special discounts are available for educators, students, military members, and city and county workers for performances on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Show times are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m.; Sunday at 6:30 p.m.; with matinee performances at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday and 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shops around the world and in Florida are hosting the 34th annual Free Cone Day on Tuesday.
This year the company wants to say "thank you" to all the Ben & Jerry's fans and celebrate the launch of three new Greek Frozen Yogurt flavors, including Liz Lemon, a lemon Greek frozen yogurt with a blueberry lavender swirl.
In the Tampa Bay are the participating Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shops are located at the University of South Florida (4204 East Fowler Avenue in Tampa) and Ben & Jerry's Sarasota (372 A Saint Armands Circle in Sarasota).
For other store locations, check out the Scoop Shop Locator at