Jeannie: “As you can see behind me the buildings are still in pretty good shape, and none the worse for wear, but whomever takes over and sponsors the new International Terminal for either ferry lines or the proposed cruise ship lines is still going to have a lot of work ahead of them to get everything up to new standards as per the NSA.”
Raymond: “And this terminal is just one of eight that the state has opened up in the coastal area for forming a new port authority including direct international ferries into Canada?”
Jeannie: “That’s correct, eight of them were selected by the state legislation, two have been supported by local council, this one makes three. They expect between the actual ferries, maintenance, security and inspection to open up a lot of job possibilities. Not immediately, none of the companies expect to be up and running before twenty-eighteen, but it’s good news for the local economy. Live from Green-Maple Ferry terminal, this has been Jeannie Webb.”
Kaylynn: “Thank you Jeannie.”
*The camera swings to a different angle showing Wilbert Woods who seems to be dressed up to the nines today, instead of his normal smart suit, he’s wearing a light blue Tuxedo with matching bow tie and cummerbund, A Bright orange Rose tucked into his lapel and his chest is absolutely showing with ruffles from the shirt beneath.*
Kaylynn: “And now we have the Dashing looking Wilbert with the weather we have coming up this week. I take it you are still advertising for the Adult Prom going on this Friday Wil?”
Wilbert: “That’s right, this particular tuxedo was what I wore to my own prom, yes yes…back in the day when I had a lot more hair to show off.” *there’s some background laughter as the screen behind him shows the active weather map indicating dense cloud cover moving along the area* “And I do have to thank all the ladies on my Chatter and Friendbook feeds who have offered to accompany me to the event this Friday, but both Dean and myself are intending on showing up stag...” *He looks in close to the camera with a playful wink* “now the question is whether or not we leave that way. But in the mean time…”
*He clears his throat and moves back to point out the display. The weather overlay showing an obviously photoshopped pair of muscular men in thongs running hand in hand along the beach with Wilbert’s head on one of the bodies, and Dean’s on the other. As usual Wil doesn't seem to see the display*
Wilbert: “Today, Our highs will be in the sixties, but also only having lows in the low fifties. Cloudy skies this morning will give way to rain showers across most of the Bay area. The wind doesn’t get too bad topping out with gusts of twenty miles per hour at times, Tonight the rain clears out and the winds die down a bit finally clearing out to be just cloud cover on Tuesday. Tuesday the temperature climbs back up to the sixties, with chances of scattered rain showers here and there. That pattern of intermittent scattered rain continues on into the night, the low back in the fifties after sundown.”
*The Actual weather display shows up indicating each of the days in the weekly planner. Only if one looks at the “clouds” on the individual days they appear to have animated rolled joints below them “puffing” the “clouds” out into the field.*
Wilbert: “Wednesday and Thursday are both partly cloudy, those temperatures continuing to rise up into the mid-sixties as that warmer weather continues to fight its way to dominance. Those clouds will clear out Thursday night, and Friday…”
*As he pulls up Friday several champagne bottles show up on the sides…shaking up and down and then bursting with an Eruption of “liquid” that settles on the weather indicator (And does kind of resemble a bukakke type shower if one has a dirty mind) forming the words “Prom Day!”*
Wilbert: “Friday we get temperatures in the high sixties for the daylight hours, maybe even reaching as high as seventy, a mix of sun and clouds all through the day with light winds. A perfect day to go out and get yourself ready, and with low humidity means those hairstyles should stay in place ladies, This won’t last all night, however, as the front coming in early Saturday morning is bringing in more rain showers for the day after, meaning Saturday will be a damp one – a good day to stay home and nurse any hangovers that you might have following Fridays festivities. And that’s the Weather for this week. Pay attention every day this week and take the poll on Thursday which of the Tuxedos you would want to see me in this Friday. The poll opens noon on Thursday and runs till Eight AM Friday and can be accessed on our website. I’m Wilbert Woods.”
*The camera cuts back to Raymond and Kaylynn at the news desk*
Raymond: “Thank you Wil, how about that…it’s almost like somebody can’t decide whether to turn Mother Nature’s sprinklers on full blast or not. But hey – at least it’s not snow, right?!”
Kaylynn: “That’s right, and speaking of snow, Local game wardens have charged six men for killing nearly seventy Snowshoe hares above the legal limit for hunting such. Five of the men it seems came up from Massachusetts and met with a local to travel to Grand Duck Island over the weekend. During the course of their trip they hunted and killed eighty-seven hares in total! most of which were within the township limits of Frenchboro. We advise viewers these images taken may be difficult"
Kaylynn: "All men face charges for exceeding the limit for their hunt, discharging firearms within radius of a township, poaching on public parkland, one moving violation and one hunting without a valid license. The open season on snowshoe hare runs from October through the end of March. Licensed hunters are allowed to take four in any one day and have a maximum of eight in their possession."
Raymond: "Well some of you may have gone flying off to warmer weather and the promise of sunshine. Our own Ariana Bening went to Miami Florida Bayfront Park this weekend for the invitation to cover the Ultra Music Festival."
*As the camera splits screen to show Ariana in sunny Florida wearing a Bikini top that barely seems to be clinging on by the sheer grace of some deity, and a thin gauzy sarong wrapped about her hips, numerous Mardi Gras style beads dangling about her neck. One thing that is visible before she takes over the full screen is Kaylynn with a shocked look on her face then an obvious glare of "That bitch!" before the camera cuts away, it seems someone got cut out of a trip to a warm story and just found out about it.*
Ariana: "Thank you Raymond. Officials estimate that Fifty-five thousand people made their way here to enjoy the weekend's festivities. As you can see behind me things are still just winding down as locals are working to clean up afterwards. "
*The camera shows footage taken earlier of Several bands coming out on the stage, numerous gatherings and booths, a blurred image of someone streaking across the stage*
Ariana: "As of right now the local authorities have not released information on the number of arrests or citations made during the event, but plan to provide that information later on today or tomorrow. Unlike last year it seems all the bands who played were able to depart the grounds unimpeded. if you recall last year Kaylynn was covering a group of fans who had jumped onto a tour bus and nearly put it on it's side from shaking it violently. I'll have more coverage as the final numbers come in."
*The camera starts to cut back to the news room as Ariana picks up some kind of frosted iced drink and salutes the camera with it with a "shit eating" grin before tossing it back. Raymond naturally doesn't seem all that phased, Kaylynn, however looks like she could eat steel and spit nails. Raymond looks at her waiting for her cue...then Shrugs, seems to think better of nudging her to get her attention and shuffles his papers*
Raymond: "In local news, the Point Selectmen council have tabled the upcoming Marijuana moratorium vote scheduled for May. Citing that the State is looking into enacting it's own moratorium that would make it legal for people 21 and over to possess marijuana and use it in private settings, but put a indeffinite hold on the selling of such until they have settled numerous issues concerning, distribution set up, licensing, taxes and regulatory procedures. If the state enacts their moratorium it would be expected to last till at least the beginning of February twenty-eighteen. The Selectmen stated that with the State looking to hear testimony and concerns in April and may with a vote on this very issue at the beginning of June, there's no reason to push for a local vote on the process. They state that if the State doesn't pass the Moratorium in June, the issue will be available for the local Ballot in August."
*The camera closes back in on Kaylynn who seems to have regained her composure*
Kaylynn: "While Recreational marijuana seems to be debated, local authorities have struck a hefty blow in the battle to keep heroin out of the state. Last week the Coast Guard, Marine Patrol Officers and DEA officials interdicted four drug-laden vessels off the coast of Maine, Vermont and Massachusetts. The estimated seizure was nearly ninety-two million dollars worth of cocaine, Two-hundred million dollars worth in Heroin, and Three-thousand pounds of marijuana with Fifty three arrests off the coast and seizure of the vessels. Local law enforcement rounded up eighteen smugglers at various locations among the islands using thermo imaging helicopters and information from the smugglers on the ships which they hope will help put a dent in the local smuggling rings bringing these narcotics into the States."
Raymond: "And as Lobsterfest continues to the week it is once again tourist season. And with tourist season comes the opening of parks and the setting up of amusements for our out of state visitors. One such attraction is the Seasonal Shell Island Adventure Park. This year adding several new features, including the magic water hamster ball bumper pond, Montezuma's splash world, and Captain Nemo's undersea adventure. Looking to open up this Saturday for what already looks to be record setting crowds. we now go live to Dean Knopinski covering the final stages of setup. Dean?"
*The Camera cuts away to what appears to be a large shark standing on it's nose and waving around in the air. As things come into focus it's obviously a painted mechanical shark that still needs some touch-ups here and there, with a pair of human feet sticking out of the mouth at the bottom and a hand holding a microphone. Whatever lead to this particular situation, who can say, but it appears Dean got half his body stuck inside the mechanical shark and is now hopping around on the waterworld docks doing the "getitoffgetitoff!" dance. What he doesn't seem to realize is his steps take him closer and closer to the water pond behind him. The Camera cuts back to the studio right at the moment he seems to slip and topple backwards towards the water*
Raymond: "Well that wasn't as informative as we'd have expected. but I'm certain he'll be fine. "
*The camera pans back out to both Raymond and Kaylynn*
Kaylynn: "Coming up after the break, Lobsterfest may be in full swing, but the annual Pancake dinner for the Bay Area Junior firefighters association is expected to draw quite the crowd, how you can get in and your own stacks of fluffy goodness. And 'The Turkeys have just gone too far' Why a local woman is putting up fourteen over-sized birds up for auction this weekend at the farmer's market."
Raymond: "Also, Police finally capture suspect in a ring of truck robberies that have taken place all in the bay area. Drains backed up? Water kind of Cloudy? There may be a reason for that as we examine the ailing status of the water and waste systems. Finally are your tax forms in order for your building? When and why the Assessor's office is cracking down and investigating possible delinquent building and land tax information. Stay tuned."
*Cut to commercial*