Kaylynn Garcia: "As you can see out behind me the two barges with the fireworks for tonight's celebration have been anchored and in position. Between them and the rig set up on Kitsune Plaza tower downtown, it looks like their intent to start launching at Midnight Eastern Standard and every hour on the hour till Pacific time hits midnight may just be a possibility. Kaylynn Garcia for AP news Channel Sixty Eight, reporting live from Long Beach."
*The camera cuts back to the studio with Raymond and Ariana in their familiar places at the news desk. The latter doing her best to hide the "death look" in her eyes.*
Raymond Wages: "Thank you Kaylynn, Can't wait to see what they come up with." *he turns and addresses the new camera angle* "And just a reminder, Only licensed pyrotechnic technicians are allowed to set off fireworks here in the bay area."
Ariana Bening: "That's Right Ray" *flashing a smile to the cameras* "Also celebratory gunfire is not only dangerous but illegal and many local police offices intend to crack down hard on offenders this year. So keep it in your holsters boys and girls."
*Ray turns to look at her and smiles*
Raymond: "And we will have live coverage tomorrow covering not only Kaylynn in Los Angeles, but Ari here will be heading out later on to New York for the Rockin Eve party in Times Square. Which we will be covering live tomorrow as live as we can make it."
*Which would, it seems, explain the look Ari had earlier...somebody lost a coin-toss and gets to freeze her tush off in New York while somebody else is on a Beach out west.*
Raymond: *Continuing on* "We have Continuing coverage of the hospital fire at the Local Hospital. Investigators are checking to see if the fire may have been set by parties unknown to help cover a robbery of medication from the pharmacy stores on site. Detectives and pharmacists are doing a strict inventory with hospital staff to check on the supplies and order replacements for damaged or contaminated drugs. "
Ariana: "The Detectives say there is no current evidence indicating anything was stolen during the fire, but are not yet prepared to rule that out. Meanwhile Nurse Peaks was quoted as saying that the staff is more concerned with making sure they know what they have especially with flu season coming upon them, and they don't want to be out of anything important should someone need it orally or other ways. She further mentioned that it was amazing the number of old men who she had to stick it to this season to keep them from getting dangerously ill."
*Raymond Adjusts his papers a bit and clears his throat as the camera swings back to him*
Raymond: "Coming up this hour, Thomas Jefferson's Polygraph? It isn't what you think it is, meet the museum staffer who has followed the trail of this device used by one of our Founding Fathers. Also, Former Shell Beach Police Chief arrested overnight for DUI and Solicitation for the second time this week. The story on just who he solicited while in such a state may surprise you."