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Full gallery »Training for Strait of Gibraltar

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For six hours, Katie Kramer swims at a pace above two and a half miles an hour along Naples Bay on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. She is spotted by her father, Bill Kramer, and friend, Kevin Kuck, who are riding in a boat just ahead of her. The swim is practice for the second week of May when Katie plans to be the youngest American female to swim the Strait of Gibraltar. Sometime after Katie was hit by a car just outside of the YMCA, and scars healed over a bimalleolar fracture in her ankle, she got the idea to swim the 7.7 nautical mile stretch of water that connects Spain to Africa. Kramer plans to use the swim to fundraise for the YMCA Norris Aquatic Center where she works out with the T2 Aquatic Club. After a recent fire which demolished the center, the pool needs a make-over.
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With 45 minutes left in a six hour swim in Naples Bay, Katie Kramer takes a drink during one of her 45 second feeding breaks on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. She asks friend, and driver of the boat, Kevin Kuck what his favorite dessert is. 'Anything to keep her going,' said father Bill Kramer, left. The swim is practice for the second week of May when Katie plans to be the youngest American female to swim the Strait of Gibraltar. Kramer plans to use the swim to fundraise for the YMCA Norris Aquatic Center where she works out with the T2 Aquatic Club. After a recent fire which demolished the center, the pool needs a make-over.
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Bill Kramer watches his daughter, Katie Kramer, who is taking on a six hour swim in Naples Bay on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Bill makes sure boats stay clear from Katie's swim and will provide a drink, and snack for her every 45 minutes. The swim is practice for the second week of May when Katie plans to be the youngest American female to swim the Strait of Gibraltar. Sometime after Katie was hit by a car just outside of the YMCA, and scars healed over a bimalleolar fracture in her ankle, she got the idea to swim the 7.7 nautical mile stretch of water that connects Spain to Africa. Kramer plans to use the swim to fundraise for the YMCA Norris Aquatic Center where she works out with the T2 Aquatic Club. After a recent fire which demolished the center, the pool needs a make-over.
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For six hours, Katie Kramer swims at a pace above two and a half miles an hour along Naples Bay on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. She is spotted by her father, Bill Kramer, left, and friend, Kevin Kuck, who are riding in a boat just ahead of her. The swim is practice for the second week of May when Katie plans to be the youngest American female to swim the Strait of Gibraltar. Sometime after Katie was hit by a car just outside of the YMCA, and scars healed over a bimalleolar fracture in her ankle, she got the idea to swim the 7.7 nautical mile stretch of water that connects Spain to Africa. Kramer plans to use the swim to fundraise for the YMCA Norris Aquatic Center where she works out with the T2 Aquatic Club. After a recent fire which demolished the center, the pool needs a make-over.
  • Dania Maxwell/Staff
For six hours, Katie Kramer swims in Naples Bay on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Katie says that most of the time she does not think of much, but every once and a while she will think of a song, or count strokes. The swim is practice for the second week of May when Katie plans to be the youngest American female to swim the Strait of Gibraltar. Sometime after Katie was hit by a car just outside of the YMCA, and scars healed over a bimalleolar fracture in her ankle, she got the idea to swim the 7.7 nautical mile stretch of water that connects Spain to Africa. Kramer plans to use the swim to fundraise for the YMCA Norris Aquatic Center where she works out with the T2 Aquatic Club. After a recent fire which demolished the center, the pool needs a make-over.
  • Dania Maxwell/Staff
Katie Kramer takes a drink during one of her 45 second feeding breaks that she receives every 45 minutes during a six hour swim in Naples Bay on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Katie is spotted by her father, Bill Kramer, who is holding the feeding poll they constructed so that Katie would not touch the boat during the swim. The swim is practice for the second week of May when Katie plans to be the youngest American female to swim the Strait of Gibraltar. Sometime after Katie was hit by a car just outside of the YMCA, and scars healed over a bimalleolar fracture in her ankle, she got the idea to swim the 7.7 nautical mile stretch of water that connects Spain to Africa. Kramer plans to use the swim to fundraise for the YMCA Norris Aquatic Center where she works out with the T2 Aquatic Club. After a recent fire which demolished the center, the pool needs a make-over.


Full gallery »World's largest video board at Texas Motor Speedway

  • Fireworks light up near a high-definition video board that was unveiled Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. The screen is 218 feet wide and about 95 feet high. It is about 125 feet above ground level in the middle of the backstretch at the 1 1/2-mile track. (AP Photo/Fort Worth Star Telegram, Paul Moseley) MAGS OUT (FORT WORTH WEEKLY, 360 WEST); INTERNET OUT
  • Fans were able to watch tonight's episode of Duck Dynasty on Big Hoss, one of the stars, Willie Robertson on screen here, and his wife were in attendance at TMS. Texas Motor Speedway debuted their new Big Hoss TV screen, a 218 x 94 foot screen over the east grandstands of the racetrack, Wednesday, March 19, 2014. The first show to be seen on the screen by the public is Wednesday's episode of 'Duck Dynasty', sponsors of the upcoming April NASCAR race, the Duck Commander 500. (AP Photo/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Paul Moseley)
  • Duck Dynasty stars Willie and Korie Robertson. Texas Motor Speedway debuted their new Big Hoss TV, a 218 x 94 foot screen over the east grandstands of the racetrack, Wednesday, March 19, 2014. The first show to be seen on the screen by the public is Wednesday's episode of 'Duck Dynasty', sponsors of the upcoming April NASCAR race, the Duck Commander 500. (AP Photo/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Paul Moseley)
  • Duck Dynasty stars Willie and Korie Robertson at Texas Motor Speedway debuted their new Big Hoss TV, a 218 x 94 foot screen over the east grandstands of the racetrack, Wednesday, March 19, 2014. The first show to be seen on the screen by the public is Wednesday's episode of 'Duck Dynasty', sponsors of the upcoming April NASCAR race, the Duck Commander 500. (AP Photo/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Paul Moseley)
  • Indycar driver Helio Castroneves speaks at Texas Motor Speedway on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Fort Worth, Texas, where a high-definition video board was unveiled. The screen is 218 feet wide and about 95 feet high. It is about 125 feet above ground level in the middle of the backstretch at the 1 1/2-mile track. (AP Photo/Fort Worth Star Telegram, Paul Moseley) MAGS OUT (FORT WORTH WEEKLY, 360 WEST); INTERNET OUT
  • Duck Dynasty stars Willie and Korie Robertson at Texas Motor Speedway as they debuted their new Big Hoss TV, a 218 x 94 foot screen over the east grandstands of the racetrack, Wednesday, March 19, 2014. The first show to be seen on the screen by the public is Wednesday's episode of 'Duck Dynasty', sponsors of the upcoming April NASCAR race, the Duck Commander 500.  (AP Photo/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Paul Moseley)


Full gallery »Spaghetti dinner, Marco Island, 2014

  • Early birds Cecilia Veal, Sam Terilli, and Harry Veal. The Knights of Columbus hosted a spaghetti dinner Wednesday evening in the parish hall at San Marco Catholic Church. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Betty Arrigo, Sal Arrigo, and Buddie Baranak. The Knights of Columbus hosted a spaghetti dinner Wednesday evening in the parish hall at San Marco Catholic Church. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Columbiettes, from left, Roseanne Hill, Joan Pidherny, Nancy Nadeau, Mary Cay Moll, Carmen Bingham, Kathleen Reynolds, Sophia Bartucci, Barbara De Rosa, and Georgia Pavin. The Knights of Columbus hosted a spaghetti dinner Wednesday evening in the parish hall at San Marco Catholic Church. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Kathleen Reynolds, volunteer and beneficiary for the event, awaits diners at the event's beginning. The Knights of Columbus hosted a spaghetti dinner Wednesday evening in the parish hall at San Marco Catholic Church. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Dan Moll stirs the big sauce pot. The Knights of Columbus hosted a spaghetti dinner Wednesday evening in the parish hall at San Marco Catholic Church. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • An unidentified Daughter of Erin loads up a plate with (secret) spaghetti sauce.The Knights of Columbus hosted a spaghetti dinner Wednesday evening in the parish hall at San Marco Catholic Church. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

What a difference a day makes. While the Knights of Columbus fish fry Friday has pulled in as many as 800 diners to the San Marco parish hall, Wednesday’s spaghetti dinner drew “only” 270, said K of C Deputy Grand Knight Joseph Fatony. “It’s very light. There were other things going on on the island,” he said, mentioning a lunch that day at the Italian-American Club, as well as the Mutts & Martinis event at the Esplanade. In an ironic blend of cultures and cuisines, the dinner, hosted by the K of C, was a benefit for the Sons and Daughters of Erin, to help defray the expenses of their recent St. Patrick’s Day parade. Sons and Daughters founder Kathleen Reynolds, who is also a Columbiette, the knights’ ladies auxiliary, was on hand helping out.



Full gallery »Mutts & Martinis, Marco Island, 2014

  • Zoe is Bichon in electric aqua. Mutts and Martinis, raising funds for Bedtime Bundles, returned to the Esplanade on Wednesday evening. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Helen Kocoras dogsits Kenny. Mutts and Martinis, raising funds for Bedtime Bundles, returned to the Esplanade on Wednesday evening. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • A dog and a drink- Jaime, a golden retriever who came with Helene and Warren Sabatino, gets his own (non-alcoholic) drink. Mutts and Martinis, raising funds for Bedtime Bundles, returned to the Esplanade on Wednesday evening. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Lance and Kelly Van Hooren have the martini part covered. Mutts and Martinis, raising funds for Bedtime Bundles, returned to the Esplanade on Wednesday evening. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Yorkie poo Isabella is a shrimp as half of Laurie Harris' 'bait and tackle.' Mutts and Martinis, raising funds for Bedtime Bundles, returned to the Esplanade on Wednesday evening. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • The original party animal. Mutts and Martinis, raising funds for Bedtime Bundles, returned to the Esplanade on Wednesday evening. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

No dog has a burning desire to dress up in a fancy costume. Their owners, on the other paw, eat this stuff up like dog yummies. Hundreds came out to the Esplanade on a beautiful Wednesday afternoon for “Mutts & Martinis,” the sixth annual “Yappy Hour” event. Mutts & Martinis raises funds for Bedtime Bundles, the local children’s charity, and does a great job of it.



Full gallery »The Gulf Coasters Barbershop Quartet

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From left, Tim McShane of Cape Coral, Rod Johnson of Estero, Jack Slamka of North Fort Myers and Bart Blescia sing during a barbershop practice Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at the Plescia residence in Naples. The group, The Gulf Coasters, have been assembled since November and have a goal to win a world championship together. Each has had their fair share of international and national acclaim belonging to other groups. They still have to win their district here in Florida to advance to the world stage in Louisiana.
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Jack Slamka of North Fort Myers gets the group on key using a pitch pipe sing during barbershop practice Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at the Plescia residence in Naples. The group, The Gulf Coasters, have been assembled since November and have a goal to win a world championship together. Each has had their fair share of international and national acclaim belonging to other groups. They still have to win their district here in Florida to advance to the world stage in Louisiana.
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Sheet music is seen on the counter during barbershop practice Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at the Plescia residence in Naples. The group, The Gulf Coasters, have been assembled since November and have a goal to win a world championship together. Each has had their fair share of international and national acclaim belonging to other groups. They still have to win their district here in Florida to advance to the world stage in Louisiana.
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Jack Slamka of North Fort Myers sings during barbershop practice Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at the Plescia residence in Naples. The group, The Gulf Coasters, have been assembled since November and have a goal to win a world championship together. Each has had their fair share of international and national acclaim belonging to other groups. They still have to win their district here in Florida to advance to the world stage in Louisiana.
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Bart Plescia of Naples sings during barbershop practice Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at the Plescia residence in Naples. The group, The Gulf Coasters, have been assembled since November and have a goal to win a world championship together. Each has had their fair share of international and national acclaim belonging to other groups. They still have to win their district here in Florida to advance to the world stage in Louisiana.
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Rod Johnson of Estero sings during barbershop practice Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at the Plescia residence in Naples. The group, The Gulf Coasters, have been assembled since November and have a goal to win a world championship together. Each has had their fair share of international and national acclaim belonging to other groups. They still have to win their district here in Florida to advance to the world stage in Louisiana.


Full gallery »Search continues for missing Malaysia Airlines plane

  • Relatives of Chinese passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines, MH370 comfort each other as they wait for a news briefing by the airlines' officials at a hotel ballroom in Beijing, China, Thursday, March 20, 2014. Flight 370 disappeared March 8 on a night flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Malaysian authorities have not ruled out any possible explanation, but have said the evidence so far suggests the flight was deliberately turned back across Malaysia to the Strait of Malacca, with its communications systems disabled. They are unsure what happened next. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
  • A man walks past a board displaying messages dedicated to the passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 at a hotel ballroom in Beijing Thursday, March 20, 2014. Flight 370 disappeared March 8 on a night flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Malaysian authorities have not ruled out any possible explanation, but have said the evidence so far suggests the flight was deliberately turned back across Malaysia to the Strait of Malacca, with its communications systems disabled. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
  • Relatives of Chinese passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines, MH370 walk out from a hotel ballroom after attending a news briefing by the airlines' officials in Beijing, China, Thursday, March 20, 2014. Flight 370 disappeared March 8 on a night flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Malaysian authorities have not ruled out any possible explanation, but have said the evidence so far suggests the flight was deliberately turned back across Malaysia to the Strait of Malacca, with its communications systems disabled. They are unsure what happened next. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
  • A relative of Chinese passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 walks out of a hotel ballroom after attending a news briefing organized by the airlines' officials in Beijing Thursday, March 20, 2014. Flight 370 disappeared March 8 on a night flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Malaysian authorities have not ruled out any possible explanation, but have said the evidence so far suggests the flight was deliberately turned back across Malaysia to the Strait of Malacca, with its communications systems disabled. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
  • A woman places her wishing note on a board dedicated to the passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 at a hotel ballroom in Beijing, China, Thursday, March 20, 2014. Flight 370 disappeared March 8 on a night flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Malaysian authorities have not ruled out any possible explanation, but have said the evidence so far suggests the flight was deliberately turned back across Malaysia to the Strait of Malacca, with its communications systems disabled. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
  • A woman writes a message on a board dedicated to the passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 as they wait for a news briefing organized by the airlines' officials at a hotel ballroom in Beijing, Thursday, March 20, 2014. Flight 370 disappeared March 8 on a night flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Malaysian authorities have not ruled out any possible explanation, but have said the evidence so far suggests the flight was deliberately turned back across Malaysia to the Strait of Malacca, with its communications systems disabled. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)


Full gallery »Collier County Fair Food

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Jared and Danielle Butterworth, of Naples, try bacon on a stick, including chocolate-covered bacon, Sunday at the Collier County Fair.
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Roasted turkey legs await consumption at the Collier County Fair.
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Arepas.
  • Deep-fried Oreos, both crispy and creamy. Chris Silk/Daily News Staff
  • Blooming Potato, covered with cheese and bacon bits.
  • Mashed potato balls.

If it's occurred to you in your wildest food-fun dreams, you'll find it at the Collier County Fair. Entries range from the sublime Latin American cheese sandwiches to deep-fried Oreos and red-velvet flavor funnel cakes. Photos by Chris Silk and David Albers



Full gallery »Cattle show at Collier County Fair

  • Brianna Blocker, 11, shows her winning 810 lb. heifer.Among many varieties of livestock, cattle and their young handlers were judged Tuesday evening at the Collier County Fair. Lance Shearer/Citizen Correspondent
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 A show goat grazes on a neighboring goat's food in the livestock barn at the Collier County Fair on Sunday, March 16, 2014, in Naples.
  • Joshua Williams, 14, works to convince Thumper to come along into the ring. Among many varieties of livestock, cattle and their young handlers were judged Tuesday evening at the Collier County Fair. 
  
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  • Victoria Willis, 16, preps T-Bone, her Brangus steer, before the show. 
  
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 Eight-year-old Hyacinth Brown, of Naples, kisses Mr. Cochi, her black cochin, as she waits to participate in the 4-H poultry showmanship event at the Collier County Fair on Sunday, March 16, 2014, in Naples.
  • Judge Dale McQuillen looks over T-Bone and Victoria Willis in the ring. 
  
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Full gallery »Collier County Fair food

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Roasted turkey legs await consumption at the Collier County Fair.
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Jared and Danielle Butterworth, of Naples, try bacon on a stick, including chocolate-covered bacon, Sunday at the Collier County Fair.
  • Deep-fried Oreos, both crispy and creamy. Chris Silk/Daily News Staff
  • Chris Silk/Staff
Arepas.
  • Blooming Potato, covered with cheese and bacon bits.
  • Mashed potato balls.


Full gallery »Scene of deadly chopper crash near Seattle's Space Needle

  • Investigators look through the charred wreckage of a news helicopter and two vehicles after the chopper crashed into a city street near the Space Needle, Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Seattle. Two people were killed and another was critically injured, according to the Seattle Fire Department. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
  • Caution tape surrounds the charred wreckage after a news helicopter crash Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Seattle, Wash. A KOMO-TV helicopter crashed into a city street near Seattle's Space Needle, killing two people and critically injuring a person in a car on the ground. (AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Jordan Stead) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; SEATTLE TIMES OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT; TV OUT
  • KOMO-TV news producer Justin Paulsen briefly holds his hand to his face as he works on a story about the crash of one of their helicopters just outside the newsroom earlier Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Seattle. The news helicopter crashed into the street and exploded into flames near Seattle's Space Needle, killing two people on board, badly injuring a man in a car and sending plumes of black smoke over the city during the morning commute. The chopper was taking off from a helipad at the KOMO-TV station when it went down on Broad Street downtown and hit three vehicles, starting them on fire and spewing burning fuel down the street. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
  • This undated photo released by KOMO-TV shows helicopter pilot Gary Pfitzner. A KOMO-TV helicopter crashed into a city street near Seattle's Space Needle, Tuesday, March 18, 2014, killing Pfitzner and photographer Bill Strothman, and critically injuring a person in a car on the ground.(AP Photo/KOMO-TV)
  • A firetruck sits by the aftermath of a news helicopter crash Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Seattle, Wash. A KOMO-TV helicopter crashed into a city street near Seattle's Space Needle, killing two people and critically injuring a person in a car on the ground. (AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Jordan Stead) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; SEATTLE TIMES OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT; TV OUT
  • An investigators looks over the aftermath of a news helicopter crash Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Seattle, Wash. A KOMO-TV helicopter crashed into a city street near Seattle's Space Needle, killing two people and critically injuring a person in a car on the ground. (AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Jordan Stead) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; SEATTLE TIMES OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT; TV OUT


Full gallery »Concerns about cancer centers under health law

  • This photo taken Feb. 20, 2014 showsWashington state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler speaking to seniors at an annual lobby day for the group in Olympia, Wash. Cancer patients relieved that they can get insurance coverage because of the new health care law may be disappointed to learn that some of the nation's best cancer hospitals are off limits. Only four of 19 nationally recognized comprehensive cancer centers that responded to an Associated Press survey said patients have access through all the insurance companies in their state's exchange, or primary market. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
  • In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, Washington state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler takes a question while speaking to seniors at an annual lobby day for the group in Olympia, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
  • In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, Washington state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler, right, greets Jim Grayson, a board member for a retirement advocacy group, after Kreidler spoke to seniors in Olympia, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
  • This photo taken Feb. 24, 2014, provided by the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, shows Dr. Willie Underwood, a urologic oncologist at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, examining patient Richard Waldrop at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, in Buffalo, N.Y. Cancer patients relieved that they can get insurance coverage because of the new health care law may be disappointed to learn that some of the nation's best cancer hospitals are off limits. Only four of 19 nationally recognized comprehensive cancer centers that responded to an Associated Press survey said patients have access through all the insurance companies in their state's exchange, or primary market. (AP Photo/Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Bill Sheff)
  • In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, Washington state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler waits his turn to speak to seniors at an annual lobby day for the group in Olympia, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
  • In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, Washington state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler speaks to seniors at an annual lobby day for the group in Olympia, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)


Full gallery »Celebrities who wore L'Wren Scott dresses

  • FILE - This Oct. 25, 2012 file photo shows actress Sarah Jessica Parker in a L'Wren Scott dress at the 29th Annual 'Night Of Stars' in New York.  Scott was found dead Monday, March 17, 2014, in Manhattan of a possible suicide.  (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
  • FILE - This Feb. 24, 2013 file photo shows musician Keith Urban, left, and his wife actress Nicole Kidman wearing a L'Wren Scott gown at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.  Scott was found dead Monday, March 17, 2014, in Manhattan of a possible suicide.  (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, file)
  • FILE - This Jan. 13, 2013 file photo shows Tina Fey wearing a L'Wren Scott dress at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.  Scott was found dead Monday, March 17, 2014, in Manhattan of a possible suicide. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
  • FILE - This Jan. 14, 2011 file photo shows actress Jennifer Lawrence wearing a L'Wren Scott dress at the 16th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards in Los Angeles.  Scott was found dead Monday, March 17, 2014, in Manhattan of a possible suicide.  (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)
  • FILE - This Feb. 27, 2011 file photo shows actress Amy Adams wearing a L'Wren Scott gown at the 83rd Academy Awards in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles.  Scott was found dead Monday, March 17, 2014, in Manhattan of a possible suicide.  (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
  • FILE - This Jan. 29, 2012 file photo shows actress Shailene Woodley wearing a L'Wren Scott gown at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles.  Scott was found dead Monday, March 17, 2014, in Manhattan of a possible suicide. (AP Photo/Vince Bucci, File)


Full gallery »Naples Pier Surf

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Sterling Foster,18, catches a wave during a windy day at the Naples Pier on Monday, March 17, 2014.
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Surfers take advantage of the windy day at the Naples Pier on Monday, March 17, 2014.
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Sterling Foster,18, catches a wave during a windy day at the Naples Pier on Monday, March 17, 2014.
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Surfers take advantage of the windy day at the Naples Pier on Monday, March 17, 2014.


Full gallery »Bridge Run, Marco Island, 2014

  • Winner Josh Eaton had opened up a mile-long lead by the time he reached the bridge. The sixth annual Bridge Run had half marathoners climbing the Stan Gober Memorial Bridge by Goodland twice, plus 5k runners for a total of about 600 racing early on Sunday morning. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Mike Konopinski finished first in his age group and second overall. The sixth annual Bridge Run had half marathoners climbing the Stan Gober Memorial Bridge by Goodland twice, plus 5k runners for a total of about 600 racing early on Sunday morning. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Half marathoners start out. The sixth annual Bridge Run had half marathoners climbing the Stan Gober Memorial Bridge by Goodland twice, plus 5k runners for a total of about 600 racing early on Sunday morning. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Timers Amaury Da Costa, left, and Andres Hernandez compile the stats. The sixth annual Bridge Run had half marathoners climbing the Stan Gober Memorial Bridge by Goodland twice, plus 5k runners for a total of about 600 racing early on Sunday morning. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Organizer Fred Kramer refills the tub of water bottles.  The sixth annual Bridge Run had half marathoners climbing the Stan Gober Memorial Bridge by Goodland twice, plus 5k runners for a total of about 600 racing early on Sunday morning. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Winner Josh Eaton has opened up a mile-long lead by the time he recrossed the bridge, with the next runner still heading the other way . The sixth annual Bridge Run had half marathoners climbing the Stan Gober Memorial Bridge by Goodland twice, plus 5k runners for a total of about 600 racing early on Sunday morning. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

Over 500 got up early to run the 6th Annual Bridge Run, with both a half marathon and 5k distance available. The half marathoners set off first, starting from the Shops of Marco at 7:30 a.m. before the sun rose, although the spectacular full moon had just dipped below the opposite horizon. Over 300 ran the longer distance, which included ascending the Stan Gober Memorial Bridge by Goodland, then turning around and climbing it again, after running through the tree-lined streets of Key Marco.



Full gallery »Nest Fest, 2014

  • Bonny and Caleb Loring 
 /Kathleen Tuttle Special to the Eagle
  • Carla Mickes, lest, and Ginny Jermanok 
 /Kathleen Tuttle Special to the Eagle
  • Patty McPherson, left, and Jody Taylor 
 /Kathleen Tuttle Special to the Eagle
  • Susie Walsh, left, and Linda Turner 
 /Kathleen Tuttle Special to the Eagle
  • Jean Hartman 
 /Kathleen Tuttle Special to the Eagle
  • George and Carol Engstrom 
 /Kathleen Tuttle Special to the Eagle

A convocation of eagle lovers met at the Island Country Club for an evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing. The bywords for Marco Eagle Sanctuary Foundation’s March 16 Fourth Annual Nest Fest Gala’s were education and conservation. Their goal is to continue to conserve the eagles and Marco Eagle Sanctuary located on Tigertail Court, where over 100 species of birds have been identified.



Full gallery »Editorial Cartoons: March 16, 2014


Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, Comcast and Obamacare are current events or personalities featured this week in our editorial cartoons gallery. Check out more editorial cartoons at naplesnews.com/cartoons.



Full gallery »2014 Collier County Fair demolition derby

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- Demolition derby racers compete in an 10-lap enduro race at the Collier County Fair on Saturday, March 15, 2014.
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- Josh Hatcher, of Naples, celebrates winning the 10-lap enduro race at the Collier County Fair's demolition derby on Saturday, March 15, 2014.
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- An American flag hangs off a car entered in the Collier County Fair demolition derby on Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Naples.
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- Fort Lauderdale resident Kyle Weber speaks to an official after an introduction of racers at the Collier County Fair's demolition derby on Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Naples.
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- Racers circle the track during a 10-lap enduro race at the Collier County Fair's demolition derby on Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Naples.
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- Mud flies from the rear tires of Fort Lauderdale resident Kevin Weber's car as he races in the 10-lap enduro race at the Collier County Fair's demolition derby on Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Naples.


Full gallery »The late-night shift at a local Waffle House

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Patrons are seen eating inside Waffle House on Boatways Road just before 1:30 a.m. on Monday, March 10, 2014 in Fort Myers, Fla. The establishment was robbed Feb. 16. Detectives from both Lee and Charlotte Counties believe the same two men are responsible for targeting the three Waffle House locations, all located in close proximity to I-75.
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24-hour eateries that have been the site of a string of robberies on Monday, March 10, 2014 in Fort Myers, Fla.
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Neil McDonald, left, and Jimbo Carrieo, second left, and place their orders with Tait Dunford, right, at the Clock Restaurant  on Friday, March 7, 2014 in Naples, Fla. Dunford who has worked the graveyard shift for 3 years says that most patrons who eat during her shift are regulars. This is one of the few 24-hour establishment in Collier County that has not been robbed in recent memory.
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Bill Pinniger waits for his morning meal just before 3 a.m. at the Clock Restaurant on Friday, March 7, 2014 in Naples, Fla. Pinniger is a regular at the establishment. He comes to eat breakfast before the he clocks in at Ace Hardware. The Clock is one of the few 24 hour establishments in Collier County that has not been targeted by a robbery in recent memory.
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The place-mats at the Clock Restaurant in Naples depict a map of Florida, showing different highways, and activities one might expect to do in the state. The Clock is one of the few 24-hour establishments in Collier County that has not been targeted by robberies in recent memory. The restaurant is miles from the I-75 entrance. Other establishments that are closer to the highway have been targeted by recent robberies.
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Just after 1:30 a.m. the Pilot gas station is seen off the I-75 southbound  on Monday, March 10, 2014 in Fort Myers, Fla. The 24-hour establishment has had a robbery and a shooting since Feb. 10. The gas station is among a string of 24-hour locations that have been targeted by recent theft. It is believed to be connected to their close proximity to the I-75.


Full gallery »Collier County Fair opening day 2014

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Mindy Carter, Kayla Conde, Craig Deam and Morgan Carter, left to right, ride the Wild Claw during the Collier County Fair's opening night on March 13, 2014. This year's fair runs through March 23.
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Gladis Soriano and Christian Aviles, of Immokalee, walk through the stands at the Collier County Fair on opening night, March 13, 2014. This year's fair runs through March 23.
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Steve Conde, Kennith McGhee, Kayla Conde, Craig Deam and Mindy Carter ride Zero Gravity during the Collier County Fair's opening night on March 13, 2014. This year's fair runs through March 23.
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Mindy Carter, Kayla Conde, Craig Deam and Morgan Carter, left to right, ride the Wild Claw during the Collier County Fair's opening night on March 13, 2014. This year's fair runs through March 23.
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Fair mechanic Rusty Gray sits in the maintenance garage awaiting the start of the 2014 Collier County Fair on March 13, 2014. This year's fair runs through March 23.
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The Collier County Fair is seen from atop its ferris wheel on opening night, March 13, 2014. This year's fair runs through March 23.


Full gallery »Lion cub makes his debut at Zoo Miami

  • A lion cub made his debut at Zoo Miami for the first time Thursday. Courtesy of Zoo Miami
  • A lion cub made his debut at Zoo Miami for the first time Thursday. Courtesy of Zoo Miami
  • A lion cub made his debut at Zoo Miami for the first time Thursday. Courtesy of Zoo Miami
  • A lion cub made his debut at Zoo Miami for the first time Thursday. Courtesy of Zoo Miami
  • A lion cub made his debut at Zoo Miami for the first time Thursday. Courtesy of Zoo Miami
  • A lion cub made his debut at Zoo Miami for the first time Thursday. Courtesy of Zoo Miami

A lion cub made his debut at Zoo Miami for the first time on Thursday.




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