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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 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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Key West’s Hemingway House, A Treasure Worth Seeing

January 22, 2012
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Key West’s Hemingway House, A Treasure Worth Seeing

Key West Florida is filled with tourist traps, eager to help relieve the tens of thousands of American as well as visitors from European and Asian who arrive on cruise boats, of their dollars. The Key West of today is a movie-set version of what it must have been like when Ernest Hemingway fell...

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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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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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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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Buy Your Holiday Airfare Now As Prices Will Go Up

October 20, 2011
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Buy now. If you’re planning a holiday trip, buy your airline tickets now. It seems obvious but even more obvious is the truth  that the airlines will skin us alive if we wait until November. More, there are even holiday fees ahead should we be so bold as to wish to fly somewhere for...

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