Misc

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 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’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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Granny Snatching: Florida’s Elderly Should be Aware of Holiday Fraud!

December 12, 2011
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When my son was first venturing out into the world he took a year to work and enjoy a sense of independence before starting college. He looked into numerous possibilities across a broad range of occupations, including offers to sell magazines and water filters in which the “salesman” has to buy the product up...

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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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Granny Snatching: Finding Assisted Living Gets Easier

October 26, 2011
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Granny Snatching: Finding Assisted Living Gets Easier

The aging of the US population is forcing many Americans to make choices they may have been putting off or not even considering regarding the best form of care for themselves or their loved ones. For many families, obtaining sufficient information to make the right choices often is pretty much an individual effort, talking...

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Granny Snatching: Battle Over Right To Die

June 29, 2011
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Granny Snatching: Battle Over Right To Die

Usually this column is devoted to issues of elder abuse, or elder care, but today I want to explore another issue that affects the elderly, and is growing significantly and encompasses both elder abuse and elder care simultaneously. As our population ages and useful life far outstrips our life expectancy, we nonetheless are still...

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Sunscreen Advice From Consumer Reports

June 29, 2011
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“No one type—spray, cream, or lotion—protected best. We found three Best Buys: Up & Up Sport SPF 30 (Target), No-Ad with Aloe and Vitamin E SPF 45, and Equate Baby SPF 50. The Up & Up is a spray while the other two products are lotions. “Although most products were excellent against UVB rays...

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