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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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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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Granny Snatching: Florida’s Elderly Have Much for Which to Give Thanks

December 9, 2011
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Granny Snatching: Florida’s Elderly Have Much for Which to Give Thanks

I was watching the rioting in Cairo on the evening news last night and it reminded me of some information that my son passed on several months ago regarding the treatment of poor and disabled people in the United States versus elsewhere. My son is an airline pilot and occasionally flies with a co-worker...

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Florida’s Elderly Targeted by TSA

December 9, 2011
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“Three South Florida women, all elderly and with medical problems, say Transportation Security Administration officers made them take off their clothes during the screening process at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport last week,” says a report in the Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel. “All three, one with a defibrillator, one with a colostomy...

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Cuba Today, Yearning for Returning

December 9, 2011
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Cuba Today, Yearning for Returning

Cuba: A Visit in Three-Parts One. Cuba today Two. A mission to help Cuban kids enjoy their baseball Three. Travel restrictions and opportunities   HAVANA — There’s a bug-in-amber quality to this strong city and proud country that would be fascinating and precious were it not for the sad truth that the people here...

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Century Bank An ATM For Its Executives After Given TARP Money

October 20, 2011
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Written by Jake Bernstein U.S. Century Bank rocketed into being in 2002, with investors pouring in $30 million over three months. Four years later, the Miami-based bank boasted assets of more than $1 billion, had consistently shown a profit, and had won plaudits from banking analysts such as BauerFinancial and glowing reviews from The...

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From Now Until Dec. 7 Make Medicare Changes

October 20, 2011
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Medicare’s open enrollment season is here and Consumer Reports has a free guide to help seniors get the most out of changes to the program and new benefits available for Medicare participants. Free copies of “Medicare: 6 Things You Need to Know Now” are available for download at www.ConsumerReportsHealth.org/Medicare. The guide is also available in...

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