Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Eagles and Jimmy Buffet to play Orlando show together next year

Posted By on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 1:16 PM

The Eagles have just announced a North American tour set for next year with an Orlando date AND a very unexpected (and yet incredibly fitting) opener - Jimmy Buffet. The surviving Eagles - Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit joined by Vince Gill and Deacon Frey - have also...

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The Orlando Sentinel has published arguably the worst letter to the editor in existence

Posted By and on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 11:31 AM

Congratulations to the Orlando Sentinel for publishing arguably the crappiest take on the #MeToo movement. In a letter to the editor posted on Nov. 20, Diane Panacek of Altamonte Springs managed to top millions of terrible Tweets and Facebook posts with an epic rant titled "Get off the #MeToo bandwagon,"...

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Thanksgiving hot take: There are better ways to prepare potatoes than just mashing them

Posted By on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 11:16 AM

For some people, Thanksgiving is the biggest day of the year to eat mashed potatoes. It's not solidly in the category of do-not-mess-with-this traditions, like turkey and cranberry sauce, but it's close. But – just playing devil's advocate here – there are already a lot of starches on the...

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All-vegan eatery Leguminati NOT opening in the Milk District

Posted By on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 10:20 AM

In a blow to vegans and lovers of meatless dining, all-vegan eatery Leguminati won't be opening in the Milk District as we first reported earlier this month. In a blog post, co-owner Bex Larsen cited a "series of unfortunate events" and "personal influences from select business owners in the neighborhood"...

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Florida Democrats look for new leader after chair resigns over inappropriate behavior

Posted By on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 8:50 AM

The fallout from the resignation of Florida Democratic Party Chairman Stephen Bittel continued Monday, with a top staff member stepping down and the interim party chair saying she won't pursue the permanent post. Bittel on Friday announced his resignation, effective at 11:59 p.m. Monday, after being accused by several women...

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Rick Scott wants to throw Florida Supreme Court justice off crucial case

Posted By on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 8:44 AM

Gov. Rick Scott is asking that a Florida Supreme Court justice be disqualified from ruling on a case focused on whether Scott has the authority to appoint three new justices before leaving office in early 2019. In a motion filed Monday, Scott's lawyers requested the disqualification of Justice Barbara Pariente...

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Protest planned outside Mar-a-Lago after Trump ends protections for Haitians

Posted By on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 8:38 AM

Hundreds of protesters are rallying Tuesday afternoon in front of President Donald Trump's Florida resort, the Mar-a-Lago, after his administration decided late Monday night to end immigration protections for almost 59,000 Haitian immigrants. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security says it will permanently terminate Temporary Protected Status, also known as...

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Putnam, Ross say relief proposal leaves out Florida's storm-ravaged citrus industry

Posted By on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 5:31 PM

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and Congressman Dennis Ross on Friday criticized a lack of funding for the state's storm-ravaged citrus industry in the latest disaster-relief package proposed by the White House. Putnam said a $44 billion request sent to Congress by the White House Office of Management and Budget...

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A damn crocodile was removed from a Florida beach this afternoon

Posted By on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 3:38 PM

Wildlife officers were called to help remove a 6-foot crocodile from a Florida beach this afternoon, because here in the Sunshine State we like our beaches croc free. According to WBPF, the croc was first spotted near Dania Beach this morning, before it drifted south and eventually swam ashore on...

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Federal judge blasts Florida prisons over hepatitis care

Posted By on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 1:48 PM

In a scathing ruling issued Friday, a federal judge found that Florida corrections officials have a “long and sordid history” of failing to treat inmates infected with the Hepatitis C virus and ordered the state to immediately come up with a plan to properly provide care. U.S. District Judge Mark...

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