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INTERVIEW CONCLUDES: David Susskind 50:55 Some of the people that have appeared in the various stories on the place that are well known celebrities are indeed quite sick, in answer to your question. All right. However, it may not have all been born their problems with Plato's retreat. Right? Have you known any people to be traumatized to be affected badly, and, you know, really suffered side effects from their experiences there. Philip Nobile - New York Magazine Syndicated Columnist 51:20 I don't think the effects last very long. But I have interviewed couples who have gone out of their very hurt. For example, a man in this usually happens the man takes the wife and he may do certain things, he may force her to get undressed, he may put pressure on her and maybe not force that's enough. And the wife will feel extremely uncomfortable being exposed, she will see things in a husband she didn't expect certain court coercion, maybe she didn't expect. But that there's this reverse of that coin. I talked to another couple specifically about how they felt watching each other make love of tight. I saw I've talked to a woman who saw has been make love in the Jacuzzi for the first time. First time she'd ever seen you make love with any woman. And she was shocked. She turned her eyes. She wanted to get out of that place. She wanted to scream. And yet, I interviewed the husband a week later. And I said how has it affected her? And he said, Well, she hated it when she saw it. But she told me that she masturbated in her tub, thinking of that fantasy two days later. So the point is, you cannot measure the effect immediately. Mary Levinson 52:33 Another thing that they've done is they've communicated their fears and their their joys and their fantasies. They've they've communicated their own reactions, which is a beautiful, helpful thing Larry Levinson Owner Plato's Retreat 52:45 We try to screen people David Susskind 52:47 they also destroyed a privacy of commitment and a privacy of oneness. Larry Levinson Owner Plato's Retreat 52:55 They don't have that anyway. There is no try they go. But everybody's cheating and running around. David Susskind 53:02 not everybody. I mean, don't don't make those sweeping a lot of cheat. Larry Levinson Owner Plato's Retreat 53:07 Well, I said the majority of people I don't want to go to 92% the majority. David Susskind 53:11 Once you've been into your swing movement, whether it Plato's retreat or elsewhere, can you return to the normal life? I mean, do people drop? You said they drop out for a year or so but they come back? Larry Levinson Owner Plato's Retreat 53:23 Of course they do why should they David Susskind 53:26 How have their lives how are your lives changed? Bonnie & Jack Swingers Couple 53:28 We dropped out for three years, three or four years. And then we came back on first and we started again, Westwood. Plato's meeting is great. It's really great. When we first went down there. I was told a little bit about it what it was going to be like. And I had had these thoughts in my own mind that reservation reservations, I was not going to get undressed. I was not going to fool around. Nothing Just go down and look and I went and that half an hour after I was there just listening to the music and the atmosphere and the people I just people make the members make the club doesn't really make him come on, let's go take her clothes off. And let's go in the Whirlpool, in the swimming pool and so on and just was really wonderful. David Susskind 54:20 At Plato's there is loved making every I should stop that. There was no sexual intercourse every way you look right? Larry Levinson Owner Plato's Retreat 54:28 Not really. You might see a couple in the Whirlpool, in a close encounter something what the usual thing is this certain areas, I'd say 99% of any sex that goes on at Plato's is either in the mat room which is a closed or the private rooms in the back. I mean there's we have liquidity or we have areas Bonnie & Jack Swingers Couple 54:44 we onlh go to private rooms Philip Nobile - New York Magazine Syndicated Columnist 54:44 one of the interesting things about Plato's we talked about satisfies people if you're an exhibitionist, you can certainly get off the interview a voyeur So it satisfies Larry Levinson Owner Plato's Retreat 54:53 areas with couches and everything where people could sit fully dressed out of the way by the disco floor and just watch The whole place has one big scope. And it's just very just sitting there and nobody bothers anybody. That's why Oh, is that a place where you have this many people coming in a premises where there's not one bouncer on these premises? You show me a disco, a bar anything without any bounces? We don't have one. We never fight. They're too tired to fight. Not too tired to fight. There's no reason to fight. I always David Susskind 55:23 you are about to hear about franchises, this thing of yours. And other cities, right? Larry Levinson Owner Plato's Retreat 55:29 Yes we are where Detroit we're opening up in Detroit, Los Angeles, that Florida and we're negotiating also New Jersey right now. David Susskind 55:38 What do you think was the response? What do you guess will be you were kind of neutral journalistic observer Philip Nobile - New York Magazine Syndicated Columnist 55:45 doesn't have itself sex sells here. It should sell other places. I can't imagine why not? David Susskind 55:50 Well, New York has a freer permissive Larry Levinson Owner Plato's Retreat 55:56 No it doesn't Philip Nobile - New York Magazine Syndicated Columnist 55:56 In a sense it does. But I think the sample of people I mean, they're 8 million people David Susskind 56:00 Fort Lauderdale, Florida. You're going to have your work cut out for you Larry Levinson Owner Plato's Retreat 56:04 why would we have our work cut out? David Susskind 56:04 in Fort Lauderdale florida. you ever been there. Larry Levinson Owner Plato's Retreat 56:06 Yes. But why would I David Susskind 56:08 It's a very conservative community and all the Easter vacation time when 1000s Larry Levinson Owner Plato's Retreat 56:14 Who do you think comes down to Plato's Plato's friends are very conservative, but they calm down. We got people from Fort Lauderdale. We got people from California. We got people from Paris, France coming to Plato's they fly in Bonnie & Jack Swingers Couple 56:26 7-10 Couples are from out of town David Susskind 56:29 what would you say we have a minute left? What would you say to the reaction that a lot of people will have? Well, that's symptomatic of immorality. Today, Philip Nobile - New York Magazine Syndicated Columnist 56:40 if you look for degradation, and depersonalization, in morale, if you look for it, you'll find it a Plato's, if you don't look for it, you won't. David, you would see that there. I didn't, I saw a, I think an anthropological phenomenon. And and I wrote about it as such, without any moral judgment David Susskind 56:58 make a moral judgment. Philip Nobile - New York Magazine Syndicated Columnist 57:03 I don't think it's immoral Larry Levinson Owner Plato's Retreat 57:06 With the eighth wonder of the world. Philip Nobile - New York Magazine Syndicated Columnist 57:09 I think it's different. Larry Levinson Owner Plato's Retreat 57:10 This is the biggest thing I hit New York City since the World's Fair. And it is true. I'm not just saying this, it really is, please, it's not really day by hour. We have a song out there as we treat that's number one in the country right now played on Philip Nobile - New York Magazine Syndicated Columnist 57:24 Would you amment your judgment that Plato's is sick after meeting these two couples. David Susskind 57:28 Well Mary Levinson 57:31 even without that would you allow us David Susskind 57:32 to me in my mind's eye, it's quite sick, Mary Levinson 57:36 would you would you still allow us the right to behave and swing David Susskind 57:41 Yes go back tonight and have a good time. Mary Levinson 57:45 Thank you. David Susskind 57:46 I Thank you very much for coming. And if you stick around, we have more program.
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US Anna Nicole 2 - Court hearing about model Anna Nicole Smith's body
NAME: US ANNA NIC 2 20070215Ixx TAPE: EF07/0189 IN_TIME: 10:53:58:24 DURATION: 00:03:12:09 SOURCES: ABC/WSVN-TV DATELINE: Fort Lauderdale, 15 Feb 2007/File RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST: ABC Fort Lauderdale, Florida - 15 February 2007 1. Zoom in from wide shot of Florida Circuit Judge Larry Seidlin as he enters courtroom and sits down 2. Cutaway of lawyers in courtroom 3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Judge Larry Seidlin, Florida Circuit Court Judge: "And the overriding issue in this court's mind is the welfare of this child. That's where we don't want to lose sight. When you look at this, and I was thinking about this last night, we're in a French labyrinth, we're in a maze. But when you look at the centre of the maze, it all points to one issue, what's in the best interest of the child, this little baby, this little girl that was born." 4. Wide shot of hearing 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Krista Barth, Lawyer Representing Howard K. Stern: "Your honour, with all due respect, at this point, my client is the father of Dannielynn Marshall Stern. There is a proceeding to overturn a legal presumption. My client is on the birth certificate. My client is the named father under California law, under Bahamian law, under Florida law... (Another lawyer interrupts: No, Not under Florida law...) All right, well not under Florida law, but we're not in Florida... (debate between lawyers ensues)" 6. Cutaway of Judge Seidlin 7. (English) Krista Barth, Lawyer Representing Howard K. Stern: "It's not, today is not about Dannielynn. Of course she is the most important thing, your honor, and no one agrees with you more than my client. But today is about Ms. Arthur and Mr. Stern and their respective claims to bury Anna Nicole Smith, Vicky Lynn Marshall, that's it. What they have done, all due respect, is hoodwink this court, bootstrap in a California order." ABC FILE - Washington, DC - 28 February 2006 8. Shots of Anna Nicole Smith walking towards US Supreme Court with her lawyer and companion, Howard K. Stern ABC Fort Lauderdale, Florida - 15 February 2007 9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Stephen Tunstall, Lawyer Representing Vergie Arthur, Ann Nicole Smith's Mother "My position is clear: counsel argues that he is, quote, 'an executor.' He is not an executor. They have never produced a will. They have never filed a will for probate in any jurisdiction, either Florida, California or the Bahamas. Now how can he be, which is the basis of their attempt to argue, having anything to do with this body? They say he's an executor. You are not an executor or a personal representative until a court appoints you, and the way you do that, your honour, is you present a will. And they have refused to present a will." 10. Wide shot of hearing WSVN-TV - No Access Miami/Mandatory Courtesy: WSVN FILE - Hollywood, Florida - February 8, 2007 11. Anna Nicole Smith's body being brought to medical examiner's office STORYLINE: There were fireworks in a Florida courtroom on Thursday during a hearing about the custody of the remains of Anna Nicole Smith. Smith died on February 8 after collapsing at a Florida hotel. She was the widow of Texas oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II, whom she married in 1994 when he was 89 and she was 26. She had been fighting his family over his fortune since his death in 1995. It seems nearly everyone with links to Smith was trying to be heard at the Fort Lauderdale hearing on Thursday. The circuit judge presiding over the matter will determine who gets custody of her remains. Judge Larry Seidlin said his overriding concern was "what's in the best interest of the child," Smith's five month old daughter Dannielynn. Smith's body has been at the Broward County Medical Examiner's Office since she died. The judge says it will stay there until he makes his ruling. Smith's longtime companion, Howard K. Stern, and her estranged mother, Vergie Arthur, each hope to win control of the body. Stern wants to bury Smith in the Bahamas. Her mother wants her buried in Texas. Photographer Larry Birkhead, who claims to have fathered the former centrefold's baby daughter, hopes DNA will prove his case. Birkhead simply wants to prove he is the father of Dannielynn, who potentially could inherit millions. Prince Frederic von Anhalt, the husband of the actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, has also said he had a decade-long affair with Smith and may also be the father. He said he plans to file a paternity challenge in court and wants a DNA test.
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Entertainment US Anna Nicole - Medical Examiner comments on Anna Nicole Smith's embalming
NAME: US NICOLE 20070218E TAPE: EF07/0202 IN_TIME: 10:22:43:12 DURATION: 00:02:57:17 SOURCES: AP/ABC DATELINE: Various, 16, 17 Feb 2007/File RESTRICTIONS: Part no access NAmerica/Internet SHOTLIST AP Television Broward County, Florida - 17 February 2007 1. Mid of medical examiner Doctor Joshua Perper walking out of building, pulls out and zoom in 2. Sign outside medical examiner's office 3. SOUNDBITE (English) Doctor Joshua Perper, Medical Examiner, Broward County, Florida: "They started basically at 9:15 the embalming. They did an excellent job and the body will be ready for viewing with no problem. In other words, she's basically looking like she looked in life or very, very close to that. " 4. Mid cutaway of police car 5. SOUNDBITE (English) Doctor Joshua Perper, Medical Examiner, Broward County, Florida: "I don't have any kind of really reservations or fears that there will be any further deterioration of the body because of the delay in the decision of the judge. It is my belief that the judge will make the decision as soon as the party will present their case." 6. Wide pan to exterior of medical examiner's office 7. Woman taking picture 8. Pull out of woman walking backward taking picture of makeshift memorial for Anna Nicole Smith 9. Cutaway of unidentified woman walking to police car 10. Woman bending over near memorial, does sign of the cross, pull out to memorial AP Television Fort Lauderdale, Florida - 16 February 2007 11. Virgie Arthur, Anna Nicole Smith's mother, walking into court ABC - No Access N. America/Internet Fort Lauderdale, Florida - 16 February 2007 12. Mid of court 13. Wide pan of court with zoom-in to judge AP Television Fort Lauderdale, Florida - 16 Feb 2007 14. Various of Anna Nicole Smith's will and signature AP Television File - Washington DC - 2006 15. Various of Anna Nicole Smith outside US Supreme Court THE DISPUTE CONTINUES Lawyers in Florida spent a third day on Saturday, arguing in the custody dispute over Anna Nicole Smith's body. The former glamour mode's will, written in 2001 and released on Friday, leaves more questions than it answers about who will inherit Smith's potentially huge estate. The 19-page documents put no figure on the possible value of Smith's estate. Her body was embalmed on Saturday but it's still not clear what will happen next because the will made no mention either of Smith's preference for funeral arrangements. It named Smith's lawyer and boyfriend, Howard K. Stern, as her executor, stipulating that he hold her estate in trust for her son Daniel Smith. But Daniel died last September aged 20, apparently from drugs-related causes, days after the birth of the Smith's daughter, Dannielynn. And the will explicitly leaves out anything for anyone other than Daniel Smith. "I have intentionally omitted to provide for my spouse and other heirs, including future spouses and children and other descendants now living and those hereafter born or adopted," Smith said in the will, which was signed under her legal name, Vickie Lynn Marshall. Circuit Judge Larry Seidlin ordered the release of the will in the latest round in the tangled legal dispute that erupted after the voluptuous blonde died at a Florida hotel February 8, 2007, at age 39. The cause of death is under investigation. Stephen Tunstall, a lawyer for Smith's estranged mother, Virgie Arthur, had questioned the veracity of the will before its release, calling it a "phantom will," but did not answer questions about the document as he left court on Friday. Ron Rale, once a lawyer for Smith and now representing Stern in his case to prove fatherhood of Dannielynn, said he was aware that the will alone would not settle the dispute. The document was released hours after Seidlin - who is trying to settle a three-way dispute over the body - agreed to the embalming. Two embalmers started that process Saturday morning at the Broward County medical examiner's office, after being searched for objects like cameras and signing a confidentiality agreement that stated they would not talk about, write about, photograph or draw the body, said the medical examiner, Doctor Joshua Perper. "They started basically at 9:15 the embalming. They did an excellent job, and the body will be ready for viewing with no problem. In other words, she's basically looking like she looked in life or very, very close to that," said Perper. Meanwhile mourners have been leaving flowers outside the medical examiner's office. One woman was seen taking pictures of the memorial and offering prayers at the site. Stern and Arthur are fighting over where Smith should be buried and who will get custody of the baby. Stern, who is listed as the baby's father on the birth certificate, says Smith wanted to be buried next to her son in the Bahamas. Arthur wants her buried in Smith's home state of Texas. A third figure in the dispute, photographer Larry Birkhead, claims to have fathered Dannielynn and won permission to take DNA from Smith's body in hopes of proving it, a request that held up the embalming. The will made no mention of Smith's mother, who the starlet had venomously said she would never speak to again. The judge ordered Stern, who was in the Bahamas and did not attend Friday's hearing, to appear in court Tuesday when the case resumes.
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Entertainment US Anna Nicole - UPDATECourt hearing on custody of Smith's body
NAME: US ANNA NIC 20070221E TAPE: EF07/0216 IN_TIME: 10:02:36:22 DURATION: 00:04:40:14 SOURCES: See script DATELINE: Various - 20 Feb 2007/File RESTRICTIONS: See script SHOTLIST AP Television Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - 20 February 2007 1. Photographers and ladders falling as Howard K. Stern walking towards the court, surrounded by media 2. Anne Nicole Smith's estranged mother, Virgie Arthur, getting out of vehicle, surrounded by media, and walking towards courthouse POOL Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - 20 February 2007 3. Smith's ex-boyfriend, Larry Birkhead, walking into courtroom 4. Virgie Arthur and Birkhead hugging 5. Wide of courtroom, Judge Larry Seidlin walking in POOL Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - 20 February 2007 6. Anna Nicole Smith Attorney and boyfriend Howard K. Stern walking up to witness stand and talking 7. People in courtroom 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Howard K. Stern, Anna Nicole Smith attorney and boyfriend: "She was my best friend, my lover, the mother of my daughter, everything to me, I mean, literally everything, my whole world." 9. Mid of Stern, sitting in witness chair 10. SOUNDBITE (English) Howard K. Stern, Anna Nicole Smith attorney and boyfriend: "I actually, at the time, was trying to convince Anna that maybe it would be better if Daniel were laid to rest in Los Angeles. And Anna was very firm, very firm, on the Bahamas was her home, that's where she wanted to raise Dannielynn, and she wanted Daniel to be near her. And she was pretty firm on that decision." POOL Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - 20 February 2007 11. Wide of courtroom 12. SOUNDBITE (English) Howard K. Stern, Anna Nicole Smith attorney and boyfriend: "She had the people open the casket, and she was just inconsolable and hugging Daniel and grabbing onto him, and she wanted to go down with Daniel right then. She said, 'If Daniel has to be buried, I want to be buried with him.'" POOL Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - 20 February 2007 13. Wide shot of courtroom as "Entertainment Tonight" video is about to be played 14. Close up of television screen as "Entertainment Tonight" video clip of Anna Nicole interview is played 15. Close up of screen showing Anna Nicole Smith appearing on "Entertainment Tonight" on October 28th, 2006 during an interview in which she expressed hatred for her estranged mother 16. Virgie Arthur walking up to witness stand, taking oath 17. Wide of Judge Seidlin talking to Arthur 18. SOUNDBITE (English) Virgie Arthur, Anna Nicole Smith's mother: (Seidling: "When did your relationship with her go sour?") "Probably in 1995-96." (Seidling: "What would you say was the cause of it?") "Drugs." (Seidling: "She started to take drugs?") "Yes, sir." (Seidling: "In 95?") "Yes" (Seidling: "What type of drugs?") "She was on Valium... I can't remember the other name of that drug... She liked downers, she didn't like uppers, she liked downers." (Seidling: "And you started to worry about her big time?" ) "Yes" 19. Wide of courtroom as Arthur is seated in witness chair WSVN - No Access Miami/MANDATORY COURTESY Hollywood, California - 8 February 2007 20. Anna Nicole Smith's body being taken on a stretcher into the medical examiner's office AP Entertainment Los Angeles, California - 7 August 2005 21. Anna Nicole Smith on red carpet STORYLINE: The transcontinental battle over what to do with Anna Nicole Smith's body and her infant daughter took place in two courtrooms on Tuesday in Florida and California. In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Smith's boyfriend, Howard K. Stern, took the stand to pursue his quest to "carry out what Anna Nicole wanted" for her burial. Also present were Smith's estranged mother, Virgie Arthur and Smith's former boyfriend, Larry Birkhead, who claims he is the biological father of Smith's 5-month-old daughter Dannielynn. Stern and Arthur are in court arguing over what to do with the model's remains, while another hearing in California dealt with questions about the paternity of Smith's infant daughter. Called to the stand to testify, Stern called Anna Nicole "my best friend, my lover, the mother of my daughter, everything to me." He said Smith wanted to be buried next to her son Daniel in the Bahamas, where she had been living with Stern. Stern recounted Smith's actions at her 20-year-old son Daniel's funeral after he died of apparent drug-related causes. "She had the people open the casket and she was just inconsolable and hugging Daniel and grabbing onto him, and she wanted to go down with Daniel right there," Stern testified. "She said, 'If Daniel has to be buried, I want to be buried with him.'" Smith died in Florida on Feb. 8 at age 39. The cause of death is under investigation. Without written proof of Smith's own wishes, Judge Seidlin is forced to hear testimony from those who claim to know what Smith wanted. Arthur wants Smith brought home to her native Texas, insisting that despite their estrangement, she has the right to bury her own daughter, not a man to whom Smith wasn't even married. A bodyguard, doctor, neighbour and friend all have submitted affidavits claiming Smith told them she wanted to be buried next to her son in the Bahamas. Stern's attorney, Krista Barth, said she had bank documentation proving Smith had agreed to pay for two cemetery plots in Nassau. Barth showed an "Entertainment Tonight" interview in which Smith expressed hatred for her estranged mother. In that video clip, Smith said she "would never speak to" her mother again. Arthur also took the stand Tuesday, testifying that drugs soured her relationship with her daughter. Arthur said the two talked only every few months and that Smith often called her in the middle of the night sounding "drugged." "She was on Valium. She liked downers," Arthur said. "She didn't like uppers." In Los Angeles, Stern's lawyers argued with attorneys for photographer Larry Birkhead, who claims he fathered the girl. Dannielyn could be worth millions of dollars, depending on how her estate is divided up. Superior Court Judge Robert A. Schnider declined to relinquish the paternity case but suggested there were still questions to be resolved before the courts can determine which state has jurisdiction. Smith was the widow of Texas oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II. The two married in 1994 when he was 89 and she was 26. She had been fighting his family over his estimated 500 (m) million US dollar fortune since his death in 1995.
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US Anna Nicole 4 - Update on court hearing over burial of Anna Nicole Smith
NAME: US ANNA NIC4 20070221I TAPE: EF07/0219 IN_TIME: 10:46:50:11 DURATION: 00:04:27:07 SOURCES: See Script DATELINE: Various, 21 Feb 2007 RESTRICTIONS: See Script SHOTLIST ABC (WSVN) - No Access N America/Internet Broward County, Florida - 21 February 2007 1. Anna Nicole Smith's mother, Virgie Arthur being escorted out of medical examiners office and getting into a vehicle 2. Anna Nicole Smith's boyfriend, Howard K. Stern getting into a different vehicle outside medical examiners office POOL Fort Lauderdale, Florida - 21 February 2007 3. Interior courtroom, Arthur walks over to witness stand 4. Wide of lawyers standing as Virgie Arthur sits in witness chair POOL Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - 21 February 2007 5. SOUNDBITE, (English) Virgie Arthur, mother of Anna Nicole Smith: (Lawyer, off camera: "Did she ever talk about wanting to be buried in the same area with Marilyn Monroe?") Arthur: "Wherever the stars were buried, that's where she wanted to be buried, yeah. She said, 'Mum, I want to live this life, and this is my road, I want to live this life, and yes, she did mention that once that she would like to be buried by Marilyn Monroe." (Lawyer, off-camera: Which is contradictory to your statement that she wanted to be buried in Texas because she's a Texas girl.) Arthur: She was younger then." 7. Wide of Judge Larry Seidlin speaking to Virgie Arthur 8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Virgie Arthur, mother of Anna Nicole Smith: "(Lawyer, off-camera: And the last conversation you had with your daughter about her death wishes, meaning final remains, would have been that she wanted to be buried in California with the stars. Is that correct?" Arthur: "The last death...yes, probably so, yes." 9. Wide of Stern's lawyer questioning Arthur POOL Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - 21 February 2007 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Virgie Arthur, mother of Anna Nicole Smith: "That's when I said, um, 'Please, Vicky, baby, Danny is gone and you're going to be next. Please pay attention to what's around you and who's around you. Please be careful.' I said that on national TV because I knew she was going to be next. My grandson did not overdose. Howard was there when he died and Howard was there when my daughter died. And he has my granddaughter now and it's not even his child and I'm afraid for her life, as well. Please help us." POOL Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - 21 February 2007 11. Wide of judge talking to Stern's lawyer as she questions Arthur 12. SOUNDBITE: (English) Virgie Arthur, mother of Anna Nicole Smith: "(Lawyer: Have you in any fashion profited at all from the death of your daughter?" Arthur: "I'm trying to process that question... He has (pointing at Stern). Yes he has." POOL Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - 21 February 2007 13. Wide of the courtroom 14. SOUNDBITE: (English) Howard K. Stern, boyfriend of Anna Nicole Smith: "(Lawyer: What is your source of income?" Stern: "Right now? I'm borrowing money from my parents, to be here and to fight for Anna and what she wanted." "(Lawyer: Do we a favour and don't editorialise on it. When was the last time you earned your own income?) Stern: I had a law practise. (Lawyer: What year?) Stern: Until 2002." 15. Wide of the courtroom 16. SOUNDBITE: (English) Howard K. Stern, boyfriend of Anna Nicole Smith: "(Judge: "Where were you living in 2004? California?) Stern: Yes I have an apartment in California that Anna paid the rent on and I would stay at her house most nights. (Lawyer: And how about in 2005, what was your income?) Stern: It was the same thing all the way through to today (Wednesday)." 17. Wide of Stern and Judge Seidlin 18. SOUNDBITE: (English) Howard K. Stern, boyfriend of Anna Nicole Smith: "(Judge: And when you went to a restaurant who paid the cheque?) Stern: Anna paid for most things, she paid for everything basically. (Judge: When you bought a pair of shoes who paid for that?) Stern: I did not buy to many pair of shoes, but she did. (Judge: Did she give you a credit card?) Stern: No (Judge: She would give you cash? Stern: Yes." AP Television Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - 21 February 2007 17. Howard K. Stern, surrounded by police, walking out of courthouse during hearing break STORYLINE Anna Nicole Smith's estranged mother, Virgie Arthur visited the medical examiner's office on Wednesday where her daughter's body has been held under police guard. Arthur, and Smith's boyfriend Howard K. Stern, made the morgue visit during a lunchtime break from the Florida court hearing that will determine who gets custody of the late 39-year olds body. For the second day in a row, Stern and Arthur appeared before circuit judge Larry Seidlin in Fort Lauderdale, each hoping to convince him that they should be responsible for the burial of the former Playboy model's remains. The legal manoeuvring has been going on for about a week, and it was almost two weeks since Smith died on 8 February, 2007. Seidlin has said he will make a ruling on the matter by on Friday. But for a second time, Broward County's chief medical examiner warned the judge that little time remains before Smith's body becomes too decomposed for a public viewing. Before the court broke for lunch, Arthur tearfully acknowledged that her daughter last told her she wanted to be buried in California near her idol Marilyn Monroe - an admission that could hurt the woman's fight to have the pinup laid to rest in her native Texas. Arthur said her last conversation with her daughter about her burial came more than 10 years ago. She said Smith told her, "Wherever the stars are buried, that's where she wanted to be buried." During the court battle with Stern, Arthur has said she wants her daughter - and her grandson, Smith's deceased son Daniel buried in their native state of Texas. Arthur added that Smith told her, during her twenties, that she wanted to be buried in the family burial plot in Texas. However Stern wants her body to be laid to rest next to her son Daniel in the Bahamas, where he died last year from apparent drug-related causes In perhaps the most emotional exchange so far, Arthur implied that Howard K. Stern was responsible for the deaths of both Anna Nicole and her son. Arthur was hammered by Stern's lawyers with questions about any compensation she has or would receive from news organisations for access to interviews or footage after the deaths of her daughter and grandson. When asked pointedly if she "in any fashion profited at all from the death of (her) daughter," Arthur pointed at Stern and said, "He has." After the break Howard K. Stern, took the stand and was questioned before about the finances of the couple after Arthur had accused him of benefiting financially from Smith's death. Stern admitted that his law practise finished in 2002 and the former Playmate had been supporting them, which included paying for an apartment for Stern in California. "Anna paid for most things, she paid for everything basically," he added. Without written proof of Smith's wishes, Circuit Judge Larry Seidlin was forced to hear testimony from those who claim to know what Anna Nicole wanted after her death and try to come to a solution. Also at issue in a court in Los Angles is the paternity of Smith's five-month-old daughter, Dannielynn. Stern is listed as the father on the birth certificate, but a photographer who once dated Smith, former boyfriend Larry Birkhead, says the girl is his daughter. Smith was the widow of Texas oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II. The two married in 1994 when he was 89 and she was 26. She had been fighting his family over his estimated 500 million (m) US dollar fortune since his death in 1995. The cause of her death is under investigation.
Entertainment US Anna Nicole - Death of model caused by 'accidental overdose'
NAME: US ANNA NICO 20070326Ex TAPE: EF07/0361 IN_TIME: 10:29:25:15 DURATION: 00:04:51:04 SOURCES: ABC / AP Ents DATELINE: Ft Lauderdale, 26 March 2007/File RESTRICTIONS: No Access NAmerica/Internet SHOTLIST ABC - NO ACCESS NORTH AMERICA OR INTERNET ABC Fort Lauderdale, Florida - 26 March, 2007 1. Wide of press conference 2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Chief Charlie Tiger, Seminole Police Department: "It has been a little more than six weeks since the death of Anna Nicole Smith. During that time, detectives of the Seminole Police Department have conducted a thorough investigation into her unexplained death. Our detectives interviewed numerous individuals involved in the case and they found them to be cooperative. The Broward (County) Sheriff's Crime Scene Unit completed a thorough investigation of the case, of the death, of the scene of the death and found no evidence of illegal drugs. We have reviewed hundreds of hours of video tape captured by the hotel security cameras and we found nothing unusual. We analysed the contents of a laptop computer belonging to Mr Stern with the approval of his attorney and we found nothing to indicate any foul play. We are convinced based on an extensive review of the evidence that this case is an accidental overdose with no other criminal elements present. The investigation has been carried out with the full cooperation and participation of the office of the Broward County State Attorney. We have worked closely with the Royal Bahamian Police Force. We have been in close cooperation with the Broward Medical Examiner, Doctor Joshua Perper, who I want to thank for his ongoing commitment and professionalism. Today's release by Dr Perper of the cause of death effectively closes the case on the death of Anna Nicole Smith. Thank you." 3. Wide shot of press conference 4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Joshua Perper, Broward County Medical Examiner: "Therefore the cause of death combined drug intoxication, with chloral hydrate being the major component, and the other drugs which I mentioned being contributory." ABC - File Washington, DC - January 2006 5. Various of Anna Nicole Smith and Howard K. Stern walking to US Supreme court ABC Fort Lauderdale, Florida - 26 March, 2007 6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Joshua Perper, Broward County Medical Examiner: "Chloral hydrate is a sedative and a sleeping medication. It's usually not used very much today because there are a lot of other medication which are either safer, or more convenient. In the case of Anna Nicole Smith - apparently she tried other type of medication which were not effective, and that's the reason she preferred this one." VNR - File Date and location unknown 7. Anna Nicole Smith talking about the last movie project she was involved in ABC Fort Lauderdale, Florida - 26 March, 2007 8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Joshua Perper, Broward County Medical Examiner: "When she arrived to the hotel at about 7.30pm, it was found that her temperature was extremely high, it was 105 degrees Fahrenheit. She was asked by her friends to go to an emergency room, to a hospital, call 911 and she firmly refused." 9. Wide of news conference 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Joshua Perper, Broward County Medical Examiner: "She had a long history of multiple prescription drug use and over self-medication in the past. And apparently she was, most likely, not aware of the risk of using multiple drugs, particularly when she was sick." AP Entertainment Los Angeles, 7 August 2005 11. Anna Nicole Smith on red carpet AP Entertainment Australia 3 March 2005 12. VS Anna Nicole Smith at MTV awards AP Entertainment New York, 7 April 2004 13. VS Anna Nicole Smith at book launch ANNA NICOLE'S DEATH 'ACCIDENTAL' Former Playboy model Anna Nicole Smith died from an accidental drug overdose, authorities in the US announced on Monday. Seminole Police Department Chief Charlie Tiger said the autopsy finding effectively closed the case on Smith's sudden death in February. He told a news conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, no evidence of illegal drugs had been found and there was nothing to indicate foul play. "We are convinced based on an extensive review of the evidence that this case is an accidental overdose with no other criminal elements present," Tiger said. The case was, he said, now "effectively closed.'' Broward County Medical Examiner Joshua Perper said Smith died of "combined drug intoxication" with the sleeping medication chloral hydrate as the major factor. "Chloral hydrate is a sedative and a sleeping medication," Perper said. "It's usually not used very much today because there are a lot of other medication which are either safer, or more convenient," he added. According to Perper, Smith was taking a lengthy list of other medications, including methadone for pain. "She had a long history of multiple prescription drug use and over self-medication in the past. And apparently she was, most likely, not aware of the risk of using multiple drugs, particularly when she was sick." Smith, 39, was found unresponsive on 8 February in her room at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood. Smith had arrived at the Hard Rock on 5 February and planned to leave four days later aboard a new yacht that her companion Howard K. Stern was arranging to buy. She was seldom seen outside her room during her stay and was said to be suffering from flu before she died. "When she arrived to the hotel at about 7.30pm, it was found that her temperature was extremely high, it was 105 degrees Fahrenheit. She was asked by her friends to go to an emergency room, to a hospital, call 911 and she firmly refused,'' Perper said. The weeks after her death were filled with public courtroom drama and private whispers about what might have killed her. Because her death was so sudden, and because her 20-year-old son Daniel died under suspicious circumstances five months earlier, there has been speculation about possible criminal activity surrounding the deaths. The Seminole Police Department investigated the case because the casino is on tribal land. An inquest into Daniel's death is scheduled to start on Tuesday in the Bahamas, where he died. Smith grew up in Texas and went from topless dancer to Playboy Playmate of the Year, Guess jeans model and bride of 89-year-old Texas oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II, whom she married in 1994 and who died the next year. Smith's infant daughter, whose full name is Dannielynn Hope Marshall Stern, could inherit (m) millions from Marshall's estate. Smith had been fighting Marshall's family over his estimated 500 (m) million US dollars fortune since his death. Stern and two other men have claimed to be the baby's father.
Tate Sentencing
LIONEL TATE, THE TEEN ACCUSED OF KILLING A 6-YEAR-OLD PLAYMATE BY EMULATING WRESTLING MOVES, IS BEING SENTENCED.
US Anna Nicole 2 - Court rules on release of Anna Nicole's body ADDS Stern attorney comment
NAME: US ANNA NIC 2 20070214I TAPE: EF07/0186 IN_TIME: 10:34:50:17 DURATION: 00:02:33:10 SOURCES: Various DATELINE: Various, 14 Feb 2007/Pool/File RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST: AP Television Los Angeles, California - 14 February 2007 1. Mid of Ron Rale, Lawyer who represented Anna Nicole Smith in her paternity suit walking 2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ron Rale, Lawyer who represented Anna Nicole Smith in her paternity suit: "There is sufficient DNA. There is no need to in any way delay this process. We want Anna Nicole to have a proper burial." 3. Cutaway of Rale 4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ron Rale, Lawyer who represented Anna Nicole Smith in her paternity suit: "We all know that Anna Nicole would not want Vergie (Vergie Arthur, Anna Nicole Smith's mother) to have control of her body and I am hoping and praying that justice follows what the intent of Anna Nicole was, and that Howard Stern (Smith's lawyer and partner) will be able to follow up on the wishes were of Anna Nicole for the disposition of her remains." WSVN Hollywood, Florida - 8 February 2007 5. Aerial of Anna Nicole Smith's corpse being brought to Memorial Regional Hospital Pool Fort Lauderdale, Florida - 14 February 2007 6. Various of courtroom 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Larry Seidlin, Florida Circuit Judge: "I'm not releasing her. This body belongs to me now. I'm not releasing the body. From what I read this body's staying right here. We'll decide what condition and what place we put the body, but the body belongs to me now." 8. Cutaway of courtroom 9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Larry Seidlin, Florida Circuit Judge: "And he has it in cold storage, very cold storage. Because I used to be the legal advisor of the Sheriff's department. It's cold. But it won't decompose so fast. That baby is in a cold, cold storage room, it's not decaying so fast. I can go over there now and look at it and then go back there in a month and still look at it. So there's no rush, we're not rushing. I am not rushing. We're crossing every "T" and dotting every "I". We're going to spend a lot of time together. It's a nice group." AP Television Fort Lauderdale, Florida - 14 February 2007 10. Krista Barth walking through hallway 11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Krista Barth, Lawyer acting on behalf of Howard K. Stern: "Every day that goes by that there is not a resolution to this matter is a day when Mr Stern is up all night and dealing with these things, and very sad, and not because it's Mr. Stern, but because he knows what Anna wanted." ABC FILE: Washington, DC - 28 February 2006 11. Anna Nicole Smith walking towards US Supreme Court with her lawyer, Howard K. Stern 12. Anna Nicole Smith walking towards US Supreme Court with her lawyer, Howard K. Stern STORYLINE: Lawyers for Howard K. Stern, one of several men claiming paternity of 5-month-old Dannielynn, on Wednesday called for Anna Nicole Smith's body to be released for burial. "There is sufficient DNA. There is no need to in any way delay this process. We want Anna Nicole to have a proper burial,'' said Ron Rale, the lawyer who had represented Smith in the California paternity battle, before a hearing in Los Angeles. "We all know that Anna Nicole would not want Vergie (Vergie Arthur, Anna Nicole Smith's mother) to have control of her body and I am hoping and praying that justice follows what the intent of Anna Nicole was,'' Rale added. Smith's mother, Vergie Arthur, and Stern had been opposing last week's decision by a Los Angeles judge ordering the body not to be released, fearing that if the body is not embalmed, even though it is refrigerated, it will not be suitable for viewing or funeral purposes. Meanwhile Florida's judicial circuit ordered the body be held for ten days after a brief meeting on Wednesday morning with lawyers for photographer Larry Birkhead, who also claims to be the baby's father. "From what I read this body's staying right here. We'll decide what condition and what place we put the body, but the body belongs to me now," said Florida Circuit Judge, Larry Seidlin. Birkhead's lawyers feared that accurate DNA testing would not be possible if the body were released and moved out of state. A lawyer representing Stern said the lack of resolution in the case was sad. "Every day that goes by that there is not a resolution to this matter is a day when Mr Stern is up all night and dealing with these things, and very sad, and not because it's Mr. Stern, but because he knows what Anna wanted," said lawyer Krista Barth. Smith, 39, died on February 8 after collapsing at a hotel. She was the widow of billionaire J. Howard Marshall II, whom she married when he was 89 and she was 26. She had been fighting his family for years over his fortune and baby Dannielynn could inherit millions from her mother's estate. Prince Frederic von Anhalt, the husband of the actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, has said he had a decade-long affair with Smith and may also be the father. A hearing was set for next Tuesday in Los Angeles to consider whether DNA from Smith can be used in the paternity case.
US Anna Nicole 2 - Update on court hearing over burial, Birkhead evidence
NAME: US ANNA NIC2 20070222I TAPE: EF07/0221 IN_TIME: 11:14:17:05 DURATION: 00:01:06:23 SOURCES: POOL DATELINE: Fort Lauderdale, 21 Feb 2007 RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST ++SHOTS 3 AND 4 MUTE++ 1. Former boyfriend of Anna Nicole Smith, Larry Birkhead taking oath in court 2. SOUNDBITE (English) Larry Birkhead, Smith's former boyfriend: "I guess the problem that I am having with it is that I am a California resident and if and when I get the daughter that I know and believe is mine, she won't live in the Bahamas, so is that a place that she is going to have to travel to go see her brother and her mother's grave." (Judge: "It's a long car ride huh?") Birkhead: "Or do you consider bringing Daniel back here and I hate to do that because ..." (Judge: "But that's a serious matter, we talked about that. It's a serious matter, exhuming a body, because it's just a serious matter, it's something we'll talk about.") Birkhead: "I don't want to separate the mother from the child." 3. Birkhead in court (++MUTE++) 4. Smith's boyfriend, Howard K. Stern walks out of court (++MUTE++) STORYLINE Lawyers battling for the remains of former glamour model Anna Nicole Smith are now fighting the clock. US Circuit Judge Larry Seidlin has set a self-imposed Friday morning deadline to issue a decision in the case, which boils down to a tug-of-war between Smith's estranged mother, Virgie Arthur and her lawyer-turned-boyfriend Howard K. Stern, who wants a burial in the Bahamas. A third figure in the dispute is Smith's former boyfriend Larry Birkhead, who is subject to a paternity test as he claims to be the father of Smith's five-month-old daughter, Dannielynn. Arthur and Birkhead have both testified that the starlet said she wanted to be buried in California, not the plots in the Bahamas or Texas that have been the focus of the fierce weeklong legal debate. Birkhead told the Florida hearing on Wednesday that he thought Smith should be buried close to where Dannielynn will be living and he was adamant this would be in California with him. "The problem that I am having with it is that I am a California resident and if and when I get the daughter that I know and believe is mine, she won't live in the Bahamas, so is that a place that she is going to have to travel to go see her brother and her mother's grave," Birkhead said. Judge Seidlin indicated earlier on Wednesday that he wanted to broker a compromise between Arthur and Stern. The Florida hearing is just one part of the legal battle surrounding Smith. At issue in a California court is who fathered Dannielynn, who could inherit millions of dollars depending on how Smith's estate is broken up. Stern is listed as the father on the birth certificate, but Birkhead says the girl is his.
Citrus - Canker - Ruling
BROWARD COUNTY CIRCUIT JUDGE RULES FLA. DEPT. OF AG. CAN NO LONGER CUT DOWN HEALTHY TREES WITHIN 1900 FEET OF TREES INFECTED WITH CITRUS CANKER.. RULING APPLIES ONLY TO BROWARD CNTY.
JUDGE, DEFENDER, HERO! 2009
JUDGE LEAPS (LITERALLY) TO WOMAN’S DEFENSE BSO Case Number: N/A PIO Number: 09-3-28 Date: March 24, 2009 Time: 11:30 a.m. Place of Occurrence: Broward County Courthouse, Fort Lauderdale, courtroom 5810 Victim(s): * Nicole Word, female, 28, Lauderhill Suspect(s): * John Charles Reasee II, 29, 8/24/79, male, 2118 N.W. 57th Ave., Lauderhill Description of Incident: After Broward County Circuit Court Judge Ian Richards remanded John Charles Reasee into custody on a domestic violence charge, the defendant ran around his attorney and attacked the woman who had testified against him. As Reasee chased Nicole Ward toward the judge’s bench, pummeling her with his fists, Judge Richards jumped over the bench to help the woman. A BSO court deputy, or bailiff, also tried to separate the two. Two Lauderhill police officers who had been in the courtroom also helped, and after a few tense moments, Reasee was back into custody. Reasee, who was charged with domestic violence, now faces new charges of resisting arrest and domestic battery.
CUBA: CUBAN BOY PROTESTS
TAPE_NUMBER: EF00/0042 IN_TIME: 04:15:53 - 10:10:28 // 19:03:29 LENGTH: 02:26 SOURCES: All APTN except shots 1-3 = CUBAVISION RESTRICTIONS: Cubavision = No Access Cuba/Internet FEED: VARIOUS (THE ABOVE TIME-CODE IS TIME-OF-DAY) SCRIPT: Span/Eng/Nat The Miami relatives of six year old Elian Gonzalez have won a legal battle which will postpone his return to his father in Cuba. A Florida judge on Monday ruled that her court has jurisdiction over the case of the boy and issued a temporary protective order, allowing his Miami relatives to fight for custody of him. Last week the U-S Immigration and Naturalization Service said that the boy had to return to Cuba by Friday. Now, a hearing in the Florida courts is scheduled for March 6. Thousands rallied in the capital Havana singing songs and chanting 'Elian come home!' While the rally was not in response to the Florida court's decision to appoint a legal guardian in the U-S, when asked many Cubans were outraged by the news. Elian was found November 25 clinging to a raft off the coast of Fort Lauderdale and has been at the centre of a legal wrangle ever since. In the latest twist, Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Rosa Rodriguez says she will listen to arguments filed by the attorneys on behalf of Elian Gonzalez and set a hearing for March 6th. This means that Elian's great uncle can now petition to be the boy's legal guardian. If Lazaro Gonzalez is appointed, he could seek political asylum for the boy. The I-N-S ruled last week that Elian must be returned to Cuba by Friday. An I-N-S spokeswoman says the agency would have no comment on the ruling until its lawyers had a chance to examine it. There was no immediate reaction from the Cuban government. But one protestor in Havana reacted to the recent court decision with disgust. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) "I think the idea is absurd. What they are doing is prolonging the process. They know at the end of the day that they have to bring him to Cuba, all they are doing is prolonging the inevitable." SUPER CAPTION: Leonil Feliu, protestor And it's not only Cuban's that condemn what's happening to Elian. Sara Simpson from Indiana is on an exchange programme to Cuba from Wellsley College. SOUNDBITE: (English) I definitely think Elian should come back to Cuba. We as North Americans are ashamed that this has taken so long and we are supportive of Elian and his family here in Cuba." SUPER CAPTION: Sara Simpson, college exchange student In Cardenas, the home town of the father of Elian, placards and banners adorn the streets. Elian's father, Juan Miguel Gonzalez, says his ex-wife did not get his permission to take Elian out of Cuba on the raft that capsized and killed her. Gonzalez, with the backing of the Cuban government, has demanded that his son be returned. SHOTLIST: Havana & Cardenas, Cuba - January 10, 2000 XFA Havana - Cubavision 1. Various of protests 2. Various of singers 3. Close up protestors APTN - Havana 4. Protestors 5. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish )Leonil Feliu, protestor 6. Various protestors 7. Various of American college students 8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Sara Simpson, college exchange student APTN - Cardenas 9. Various of Cardenas?
DEA AGENT KILLED BY FELLOW AGENT (12/15/1997)
A D.E.A. AGENT IS KILLED BY ANOTHER D.E.A. AGENT IN MIRAMAR AFTER A CHRISTMAS PARTY; THE SUSPECT MAY HAVE BEEN DRUNK.
US Anna Nicole - WRAP Court rules on body release; lawyers comment on paternity fight
NAME: US ANS WRAP 20070215I TAPE: EF07/0190 IN_TIME: 10:58:36:23 DURATION: 00:03:09:03 SOURCES: AP TELEVISION DATELINE: Various, 14 Feb 2007/Pool/File RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST: AP Television Los Angeles, California - 14 February 2007 1. Mid of Ron Rale, Lawyer who represented Anna Nicole Smith in her paternity suit walking 2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ron Rale, Lawyer who represented Anna Nicole Smith in her paternity suit: "There is sufficient DNA. There is no need to in any way delay this process. We want Anna Nicole to have a proper burial." WSVN Hollywood, Florida - 8 February 2007 3. Aerial of Anna Nicole Smith's corpse being brought to Memorial Regional Hospital Pool Fort Lauderdale, Florida - 14 February 2007 4. Mid of courtroom 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Larry Seidlin, Florida Circuit Judge: "I'm not releasing her. This body belongs to me now. I'm not releasing the body. From what I read this body's staying right here. We'll decide what condition and what place we put the body, but the body belongs to me now." 6. Wide of courtroom AP Television Fort Lauderdale, Florida - 14 February 2007 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Krista Barth, Lawyer acting on behalf of Howard K. Stern: "Every day that goes by that there is not a resolution to this matter is a day when Mr Stern is up all night and dealing with these things, and very sad, and not because it's Mr. Stern, but because he knows what Anna wanted." ABC FILE: Washington, DC - 28 February 2006 8. Various of Anna Nicole Smith walking towards US Supreme Court with her lawyer, Howard K. Stern ++MUTE++ 9. Wide of cemetery where Anna Nicole Smith's son Daniel is buried ++WITH AUDIO++ 10. Close-up of sign reading (English): Lakeview Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum ++WITH AUDIO++ 11. Mid of flowers 12. SOUNDBITE: (English) Wayne Munroe, Lawyer for Anna Nicole Smith's estate in the Bahamas: "If it's the case that somebody has determined that Anna Nicole is not to be embalmed, her looks are to deteriorate, then I would say that would be sad. And I would say that all of you ought to question the person who would be seeking an order that the body of deceased be permitted to deteriorate so that she could not be buried in an open casket. If that has happened, I would say that that would be demonstrable proof that whoever did that could never have had one iota of feeling about Anna Nicole. That would prove that beyond doubt." 13. Pan of demonstration against Bahamian Immigration Minister, Shane Gibson, banner reading (English): "Go Shane Go!!" 14. Pan of demonstration 15. Tilt down on police officer 16. Wide of marina where Smith and her lawyer Howard K. Stern had a yacht 17. Various of 39 foot boat "Cracker" 18. Wide of gates to disputed Bahamian mansion "Horizons" where Smith lived 19. SOUNDBITE: (English) Desmar Henfield, Lawyer for Anna Nicole Smith's mother: "Howard Stern's environment, all the media attention, all the uncertainty. I don't think in that sense that would be a stable and secure place for a baby at this point." 20. Cutaway of lawyers sitting at table STORYLINE: Lawyers for Howard K. Stern, one of several men claiming paternity of 5-month-old Dannielynn, on Wednesday called for Anna Nicole Smith's body to be released for burial. "There is sufficient DNA. There is no need to in any way delay this process. We want Anna Nicole to have a proper burial,'' said Ron Rale, the lawyer who had represented Smith in the California paternity battle, before a hearing in Los Angeles. Smith's mother, Vergie Arthur, and Stern had been opposing last week's decision by a Los Angeles judge ordering the body not to be released, fearing that if the body is not embalmed, even though it is refrigerated, it will not be suitable for viewing or funeral purposes. A lawyer for Anna Nicole Smith's estate in the Bahamas said on Wednesday that it would be sad if the former model's body were to significantly deteriorate before her funeral. ''If it's the case that somebody has determined that Anna Nicole is not to be embalmed, her looks are to deteriorate, then I would say that would be sad,'' said Wayne Munroe. ''And I would say that all of you ought to question the person who would be seeking an order that the body of deceased be permitted to deteriorate so that she could not be buried in an open casket,'' Munroe added. Florida's judicial circuit ordered the body be held for ten days after a brief meeting on Wednesday morning with lawyers for photographer Larry Birkhead, who also claims to be the baby's father. "From what I read this body's staying right here. We'll decide what condition and what place we put the body, but the body belongs to me now," said Florida Circuit Judge, Larry Seidlin. Birkhead's lawyers feared that accurate DNA testing would not be possible if the body were released and moved out of state. A lawyer representing Stern said the lack of resolution in the case was sad. "Every day that goes by that there is not a resolution to this matter is a day when Mr Stern is up all night and dealing with these things, and very sad, and not because it's Mr. Stern, but because he knows what Anna wanted," said lawyer Krista Barth. With the paternity battle for baby Dannielynn heating up, Vergie Arthur obtained an order keeping her granddaughter Dannielynn in the Bahamas. Arthur's attorneys flew to the Bahamas in an unsuccessful bid to see her five-month-old granddaughter after Smith died in Florida last week, hoping to persuade a Bahamian judge to order Stern to give up the child at a February 22 hearing. "Howard Stern's environment, all the media attention, all the uncertainty. I don't think in that sense that would be a stable and secure place for a baby at this point," Desmar Henfield, one of Arthur's lawyers, told The Associated Press. Henfield declined to explained what evidence would be used against Stern, who is back in the Bahamas in the oceanfront mansion he shared with Smith and did not return phone calls seeking comment. Meanwhile, some members of the Bahamas political opposition repeated their calls for the resignation of Immigration Minister Shane Gibson, who was seen embracing Anna Nicole Smith in photographs that emerged earlier this week. The photos revived claims that Gibson showed Smith preferential treatment by approving her application for permanent residency. Smith, 39, died on February 8 after collapsing at a hotel. She was the widow of billionaire J. Howard Marshall II, whom she married when he was 89 and she was 26. She had been fighting his family for years over his fortune and baby Dannielynn could inherit millions from her mother's estate. Prince Frederic von Anhalt, the husband of the actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, has said he had a decade-long affair with Smith and may also be the father. A hearing was set for next Tuesday in Los Angeles to consider whether DNA from Smith can be used in the paternity case.
Entertainment US ANS Court - Hearing over what to do with Anna Nicole Smith remains drags on in court
NAME: US COURT 20070216E TAPE: EF07/0195 IN_TIME: 10:54:14:22 DURATION: 00:01:38:17 SOURCES: ABC DATELINE: Fort Lauderdale, 16 Feb 2007 RESTRICTIONS: +++QUALITY AS INCOMING+++ SHOTLIST:- 1. Exterior court building 2. Zoom in to Circuit Judge Larry Seidlin taking his seat 3. Wide of court 4. SOUNDBITE (English), Broward County Circuit Judge Larry Seidlin: "The court rules that he be here physically present, really I... In the past always required the parties to come here because they're the ones putting all this burden upon us. Aren't they? Can they be here?" 5. Cutaway wide of court 6. SOUNDBITE (English), Broward County Circuit Judge Larry Seidlin: "We want him here. I'd like him to be here Tuesday morning. We're starting Tuesday morning I want him here Tuesday morning. (lawyer out of vision: "can we take Mr (Howard. K) Stern out order first so we can get him back as quickly as possible to his daughter?) That's fine. (lawyer out of vision: "Thankyou your honour." That's fine. He'll be here Tuesday morning 9:30 (a.m) we start. We wait for no-one." 7. Lawyers talking in court 8. SOUNDBITE (English), Broward County Circuit Judge Larry Seidlin: "I want complete finality. I've been in this system long enough to know.... I want every loose end tied up. I want peace and tranquillity. Not only for the dead, but for the living, for the living that want to visit her site." 9. Lawyer approaching Seidlin with Anna Nicole Smith's will 10. Wide of court JUDGE TRIES TO BROKER DEAL A judge tried to broker an agreement on Friday among the three people fighting over Anna Nicole Smith's remains, about how and when to embalm the former Playboy Playmate's body. Even if they settle that, as expected, lengthy legal fights loomed over where she will be buried and who will get custody of her infant daughter. The hearing over Smith's final resting place was in its third day. "I want every loose end tied up," Broward County Circuit Judge Larry Seidlin said. "I want peace and tranquillity. Not only for the dead, but for the living, for the living that want to visit her site." Friday's proceedings moved out of Seidlin's chambers and into a courtroom to accommodate the horde of media and attorneys in attendance. On Thursday, Seidlin had ordered that additional DNA be taken from Smith's body, saying he wanted to make sure her body would not have to be exhumed. Seidlin ordered Smith's longtime companion, Howard K. Stern, to appear in court on Tuesday. "He'll be here Tuesday morning 9:30 (a.m) we start. We wait for no-one," the Judge said. Stern, no relation to the radio host with a similar name, claims he was the executor of Anna Nicole Smith's will and wants her buried next to her son in the Bahamas. According to document released on Friday Anna Nicole Smith said in a 2001 will that all property of her estate should be given to Stern to hold in trust for her son, Daniel. However Daniel, the product of a short-lived marriage, died at the age of 20 in September, just three days after Smith's daughter was born. The will quoted Smith as "intentionally" omitting to provide for her spouse and other heirs, including future spouses and children and other descendants now living and those hereafter born or adopted. Stern and two other men claim to have fathered Smith's daughter, Dannielynn. The will did not say where Smith wanted to be buried, but named Stern as her executor. The attorney for Smith's estranged mother, Virgie Arthur, said the will was not filed in any court, so it was not valid. Arthur, wants her daughter buried in Smith's home state of Texas. Photographer Larry Birkhead hopes DNA taken from Smith will help prove he fathered the former centerfold's five-month-old daughter, Dannielynn. Dannielynn, could inherit millions from the starlet's will. Smith, died aged 39 on February 8 after collapsing at a Florida hotel. On Wednesday, Seidlin declared Smith's corpse would stay refrigerated in the medical examiner's office until he said otherwise. In California, Prince Frederic von Anhalt, the husband of actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, filed legal documents on Thursday seeking a DNA test to determine if he fathered the Dannielynn. Von Anhalt, who says he is 59, has said he and Smith had a decade-long affair. Smith was the widow of Texas oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II, whom she married in 1994 when he was 89 and she was 26. She had been fighting his family for a decade, over part of the 910 million UK pounds (1,775 (m) million US dollars) fortune left to her, following his death in 1995.
USA: LATEST RESULTS FROM BROWARD FLORIDA BALLOT
TAPE_NUMBER: EF00/1323 IN_TIME: 07:24:24 - 10:05:26 // 13:18:11 LENGTH: 03:00 SOURCES: POOL RESTRICTIONS: FEED: VARIOUS (THE ABOVE TIME-CODE IS TIME-OF-DAY) SCRIPT: English/Nat XFA Al Gore has reaped the benefits of the drawn out hand recount in Broward County, Florida. The latest tally has given Gore a net gain of 567 certified votes. The county canvassing board finished its painstaking manual recount just after midnight Saturday. The count started on November the 15th. The recount of Democratic-leaning Broward finished as it began - with the board surrounded by observers and media in a small courtroom as they squinted at more than 24-hundred questionable cardboard ballots. In the end, Gore made a deep cut into George W. Bush's official lead of 930 votes in Florida. SOUNDBITE: (English) \"These are the final counts including all the precincts. That's correct?\" \"We've got the precinct counts too.\" \"I'm not going to for the purposes of tonight going to read to you the other party candidates and their totals but I will read to you the Bush and the Gore totals that we are intending to certify. The total votes hand counted for George Bush 177,902. For Al Gore 387,703 votes. As for the changes George Bush gained 579 votes Al Gore gained 1142 that's a net increase for Al Gore of 563 votes and that's the results at this time that we intend to certify.\" SUPER CAPTION: Judge Robert W. Lee, Election Board Chairman SOUNDBITE: (English) \"These are what we hand counted. These are not overseas.\" \"Hand counted.\" SUPER CAPTION: Judge Robert W. Lee, Election Board Chairman Bush now unofficially leads Gore in Florida by 464 votes. SOUNDBITE: (English) \"I think we did a great job in Broward County in getting it done even if people didn't like it. The law required us to do a computer recount. We voted to do the manual recount, we decided to do it, we stuck to it despite the fact that so many people tried to get us to stop doing it and we got it done and you know there are a lot of people wished that we hadn't done it but I hope there are a lot of people who recognise that once we decided to do it we did the best job to get it done.\" SUPER CAPTION: Judge Robert W. Lee, Election Board Chairman The Republicans came out claiming the hand recount would lead to more uncertainty and hinted at more legal action. SOUNDBITE: (English) \"This is a reflection of what happens when you move away from principle. When you simply ignore the law you end up in a situation that becomes very unpredictable and that's really why we have set about in this nation to be a nation of laws and not of individuals and unfortunately in this instance the Florida Supreme Court moved in a direction that led to a great deal of unpredictability.\" SUPER CAPTION: Governor Marc Racicot, Republican from Montana At the same time, the vice president's staff were making tentative plans for a Monday address by Gore. The speech would give the vice president a chance to explain why he was fighting the certification and set the stage for the historic clash before the U-S Supreme Court. SOUNDBITE: (English) \"I think what all of us now know is that the computers cannot read partially detached chads holes in the chads, writing on the ballots and what was done on Broward was a fair and accurate count of the voters in Broward County as provided by Florida law. Over one thousand votes of people who voted were counted because of this manual recount. Many of them for Governor Bush, obviously more for the vice president.\" SUPER CAPTION: Peter Deutsch, Democrat U-S House Member Meanwhile, The Gore campaign on Saturday said it intended to challenge the certified vote counts in potentially decisive Palm Beach County. David Boies, Gore's lead lawyer, told Associated Press that the vice president had decided to add that key county to the list of others where challenges are to be raised. Members of Gore's team said they were not satisfied with the standard election officials were using to examine disputed ballots in Palm Beach. They believe Gore is being held back by officials who refuse to count as legitimate votes those ballots with indentations next to the vice president's name. SHOTLIST: Fort Lauderdale, USA - November 25, 2000 1. Wide of scrutineers and judge in courthouse 2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Judge Robert W. Lee, Election Board Chairman 3. Wide of courtroom 4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Judge Robert W. Lee, Election Board Chairman 5. Wide of court room 6. Set up shot Judge Lee 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Judge Robert W. Lee, Election Board Chairman 8. Lee exits room 9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Governor Marc Racicot, Republican from Montana 10. Wide of media conference 11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Peter Deutsch, Democrat U-S House Member ?
US Anna Nicole 2 - WRAP Court hearing on who will get custody of Smith's body for burial, Stern soundbites
NAME: US ANNA NIC2 20070220Ix TAPE: EF07/0212 IN_TIME: 11:11:44:06 DURATION: 00:02:32:13 SOURCES: AP/POOL DATELINE: Fort Lauderdale, 20 Feb 2007 RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION 1. Photographers falling over as Howard K. Stern walks towards the court, surrounded by media 2. Various of Smith's mother, Virgie Arthur, getting out of vehicle and walking towards court surrounded by media POOL 3. Smith's ex-boyfriend, Larry Birkhead inside courtroom 4. Virgie Arthur and Birkhead hug 5. Wide of courtroom as Judge Larry Seidlin walks in 6. Close up of Virgie Arthur POOL 7. Howard K. Stern walks up to witness stand and takes oath 8. Cutaway of people in courtroom 9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Howard K. Stern, Anna Nicole Smith's Attorney and Boyfriend "She was my best friend, my lover, the mother of my daughter, everything to me, literally everything, the whole world." 10. Wide of Stern, sitting in the witness chair 11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Howard K. Stern, Anna Nicole Smith's Attorney and Boyfriend "I actually, at the time, was trying to convince Anna that maybe it would be better if Daniel were laid to rest in Los Angeles. And Anna was very firm, very firm, on the Bahamas was her home, that's where she wanted to raise Dannielynn, and she wanted Daniel to be near her. And she was pretty firm on that decision." 12. Wide shot of courtroom STORYLINE Anna Nicole Smith's boyfriend, Howard K. Stern testified in a Florida court on Tuesday at a hearing to decide who would get custody of the actress's remains. Howard K. Stern told the court that the late Anna Nicole Smith meant everything to him. "She was my best friend, my lover, the mother of my daughter, everything to me, literally everything, the whole world.'' Stern said that he wanted to follow Smith's wishes and have her body buried in the Bahamas in a plot that was purchased next to her son Daniel, who died in September. During his testimony Stern said that he tried to persuade Anna that it would be better to bury her late son Daniel in Los Angeles. "Anna was very firm, very firm, on the Bahamas was her home, that's where she wanted to raise Dannielynn, and she wanted Daniel to be near her," said Stern. A lawyer for Stern handed over a copy of the former Playboy model's will on Friday, but it did not mention her burial wishes. Without written proof, Seidlin will be forced to hear testimony from those who claim to know what Smith wanted. Smith's estranged mother, Virgie Arthur wants her brought home to her native Texas. Smith's mother has a perhaps unlikely ally in Larry Birkhead, Smith's ex-boyfriend, who delayed a decision on the star's burial by fighting for another DNA sample he hopes will prove he is his baby's father. He was expected to testify for Arthur. But Stern has allies of his own. A bodyguard, doctor, neighbour and friend all have submitted affidavits claiming Smith told them she wanted to be buried next to her son. No immediate ruling on the burial question was expected from Circuit Judge Larry Seidlin. Meanwhile in Los Angeles, the dispute over who is the father of five-month-old Dannielynn was scheduled to be take place in a closed-door hearing. Stern is named father on the girl's birth certificate but Birkhead and Frederic von Anhalt, the husband of actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, have filed a separate paternity challenges. The former Playboy playmate died in Florida on February 8 at the age of 39. The cause of death is under investigation. Smith was the widow of Texas oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II, whom she married in 1994 when he was 89 and she was 26. She had been fighting his family over his estimated five hundred (m) million fortune since his death in 1995.
Entertainment US Anna Nicole 4 - WRAP Judge sets Friday deadline to decide where Anna Nicole's body is to be buried
NAME: US ANNA NICO4 20070222E TAPE: EF07/0220 IN_TIME: 10:51:50:13 DURATION: 00:03:46:02 SOURCES: POOL DATELINE: Fort Lauderdale, 22 Feb 2007 RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST: AP Television 1. Various of Howard K. Stern arriving at courthouse 2. Various of Larry Birkhead arriving at courthouse 3. Various of Virgie Arthur arriving at courthouse POOL 4. Larry Birkhead walks up to witness chair in courtroom, sits down 5. Cutaway of Virgie Arthur in courtroom 6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Larry Birkhead, Anna Nicole Smith's former boyfriend: "At times I took her medicine and I was told by Mr. Stern to give it back to her because she needed it to live. And, in addition to that, I just told her over and over, I said, 'don't, something is going to happen to you, something is going to happen." 7. Cutaway of Arthur, pan down to Stern with head in hands 8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Larry Birkhead, Anna Nicole Smith's former boyfriend: "You don't know how many times I had to help her and to carry her back and forth to make sure she was okay, sometimes I didn't even know if she was going to live. And they kept bringing more and more drugs in the house." 9. Wide shot of Birkhead on stand during hearing POOL 10. Pan across courtroom, UPSOUND: (English) Larry Seidlin, Florida Circuit Judge: "Now stay with me. Then we have Stern. Is he a bad guy or is he a fellow that has some form of a love for her? We don't know. It's a fact that will come out way beyond this hearing. But whatever relationship he had with her, he would be called maybe an enabler, because he lived...Your objection is still noted." 11. Defence witness, a friend of Smith's on stand, AUDIO: commotion, pan to security officials rushing over to area where lawyers are seated, everyone stands up as camera pans back and forth FRIDAY DEADLINE FOR DECISION OVER THE BODY OF ANS For a week, lawyers battling over the remains of former model Anna Nicole Smith have fought with one another, fought off the media and fought for a chance to speak. Now their biggest fight is against the clock. Circuit Judge Larry Seidlin has set a self-imposed Friday morning deadline to issue a decision in the case. It boils down to a tug-of-war between Smith's estranged mother, Virgie Arthur, who wants to bring her daughter's body home to Texas, and her attorney-turned-boyfriend Howard K. Stern, who wants a burial in the Bahamas. Seidlin said he has no time to waste since the county's chief medical examiner warned again that a decision needs to be made soon before Smith's body becomes too decomposed for a public viewing. Seidlin indicated at the start of testimony on Wednesday that he wanted to reach a compromise agreement, but it was unclear what that might be. Testimony over the past two days has been peppered with details of Smith's drug use, her sexual liaisons and the deals being pursued to profit from the deaths of the starlet and her son. When court resumed on Thursday, Smith's ex-boyfriend Larry Birkhead, who like Stern claims to be the father of 5-month-old child, Dannielynn, continued to be questioned about his relationship with the former model. Birkhead testified that he was deeply concerned about Smith's drug use, particularly after she told him she was pregnant with his child, which he claimed was in February of 2006. Birkhead said at times, he took Smith's prescription medication away from her, but said he "was told by Mr. Stern to give it back to her because she needed it to live." He claimed Howard K. Stern urged him repeatedly to "deny that (he) was the father of" Dannielynn, saying it would result in negative publicity for Anna Nicole Smith. Both Stern and Birkhead claim to be the father of Dannielynn. Stern is listed as the father on the birth certificate but Birkhead insists the baby is his. In a long diatribe, Judge Seidlin said the centrefold lacked a strong support system and speculated her relationships with estranged mother Virgie Arthur and ex-boyfriend Larry Birkhead soured because of overuse of prescription drugs. About Stern, Seidlin said, "Is he a bad guy or is he a fellow that has some form of a love for her? We don't know." He then added, "Whatever relationship he had with her, he would be called maybe an enabler." Stern's attorney, Krista Barth, rose in objection, but Seidlin continued in what promised to be a long day of testimony. At one point in the proceedings the attorney for Virgie Arthur fainted, prompting the judge to call a halt to the session. As the fight over Anna Nicole's body moves forward in Florida, the battle over paternity is taking place in another courtroom across the country in California. Though he has not been tasked with determining which man is the father, Florida Judge Larry Seidlin has repeatedly said his decision will be based on what is best for Dannielynn. Smith died February 8 in a Florida hotel, but the cause is still unknown.