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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Hope to Revive Florida’s West Coast Football With New Head Coach

January 27, 2012
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are Greg Schiano has the blueprint to build a championship team. Schiano, 45, who took Rutgers from a laughingstock to perennial Big East contender, was hired Thursday, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The selection of Schiano (pronounced SHE-ah-no) after a 24-day search, which included 11 known candidates, might say...

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Florida Thieves Targeting Air Conditioners For Metal – Officials Blame Poor Economy

January 27, 2012
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SPRING HILL — Hernando County authorities have arrested a third suspect in connection with a series of air-conditioning thefts that plagued the county earlier this month. The thieves disassembled the air-conditioning units to remove metal components that they later intended to sell. Shane Edward Winn, 24, was charged Thursday with more than a dozen...

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Obscure Florida Law Could Require Sports Stadiums to House Homeless or Return Public Funding

January 26, 2012
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A little-known Florida law could have such a massive impact on the state’ss professional sports venues that they begin to serve as homeless shelters. According to NBC Miami, Sen. Mike Bennett has pushed state lawmakers to enforce a rule that requires publicly funded arenas to be used as homeless shelters when no official events...

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Florida Division of Consmer Services Provides “Savvy Consumer” Tips

January 26, 2012
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The Florida Department of Agriculture an   Each new year brings the opportunity to look forward and consider implementing resolutions to improve some aspect of our lives. This year, consider making a resolution to be a more informed and savvy consumer. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services provides numerous resources to help...

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Florida Attorney General Nabs Illegal Nursing Home for Elder Neglect, Theft

January 25, 2012
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Attorney General Pam Bondi has announced that a St. Lucie County health care provider is in custody after being charged with false imprisonment, neglect of an elderly person, grand theft and operating an unlicensed assisted living facility. Rose Mary Joseph, 42, of Ft. Pierce, was arrested on a felony warrant by the Attorney General’s...

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Florida Agriculture Commissioner Announces Prescribed Fire Awareness Week

January 25, 2012
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TALLAHASSEE, FL – Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam  has announced today the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Florida Forest Service will actively promote and encourage the use of prescribed fires in recognition of Prescribed Fire Awareness Week to run through Saturday. “Prescribed burning is the most effective way to minimize the risk of...

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Unscrupulous Car Dealers Targeting Young Servicemen

January 24, 2012
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Unscrupulous Car Dealers Targeting Young Servicemen

Reports of unscrupulous car dealer tactics targeted at young servicemen and servicewomen have recently become a cause for concern within the U.S. military community. And while there are still many honest dealers in the marketplace, enough bad cases have been reported across the country to drive the creation of the Office of Servicemember Affairs,...

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Jury Awards Record $200 Million in Florida Nursing Home Negligence Trial

January 23, 2012
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A Pinellas County has jury handed down a $200 million verdict against a company accused of not doing enough to prevent a 92-year-old woman’s fatal fall at a Pinellas Park  nursing home. The jury returned the verdict in the case of Elvira Nunziata who died in October, 2004 at the Pinellas Park Care and...

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Islamorada Fish Company Restaurant: A Delightful Florida Keys Day Trip

January 19, 2012
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Islamorada Fish Company Restaurant: A Delightful Florida Keys Day Trip

Every time we go to Key Largo we make at least one stop at the Islamorada Fish Company Restaurant for lunch or just a drink. No matter how often we go, I never tire of this beautiful harbor area with its incredible scenery, boats, fresh fish, and its lagoon where several times a week...

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Florida’s Tropical Fish Business May Go Cold With Temperature Drop

January 7, 2012
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Florida’s Tropical Fish Business May Go Cold With Temperature Drop

The ongoing cold snap not only is frustrating to beachgoers and theme park patrons, it also is putting unwanted stress on Florida’s tropical fish business. Popular breeds such as platies, mollies and guppies that are raised in outdoor ponds do not respond well to sudden drops in the temperature and become vulnerable to sickness...

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