IF ANY OF THIS IS TRUE, WE HATE SPORTS AGAIN: “When the attorney contacted Detective (Scott) Angulo immediately after Winston was identified, Detective Angulo told the attorney that Tallahassee was a big football town and the victim needs to think long and hard before proceeding against him because she will be raked over the coals and her life will be made miserable," the family said. (Tampa Bay Times) http://www.tampabay.com/sports/college/statement-police-warned-accuser-about-pursuing-jameis-winston-matter/2153364
WELL, AT LEAST HE SHARED?: “According to a statement of offense submitted as part of the plea, Radel came to the attention of the FBI and DEA in the fall of 2013, during an investigation into cocaine trafficking in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Agents learned that Radel would purchase cocaine for his personal use and sometimes share it with others.” (Tampa Bay Times) http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/authorities-radel-bought-cocaine-for-personal-use-and-sometimes-shared/2153377
SO WHAT’S THE PROBLEM WITH WEED AGAIN, PAM BONDI?: “Florida voters support 82 - 16 percent allowing adults to legally use marijuana for medical use if it is prescribed by a doctor. Support is overwhelming among every group surveyed, ranging from 70 - 26 percent among Republicans to 90 - 10 percent among voters 18 to 29 years old.” (Quinnipiac) http://www.quinnipiac.edu/institutes-and-centers/polling-institute/florida/release-detail?ReleaseID=1979
YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE OBSESSIVE ABOUT YOUR COLLECTIONS? MEET MARION STOKES, A WOMAN WHO TAPED 35 YEARS (140,000 VHS TAPES!) OF, GULP, TELEVISION NEWS: “But the majority of her days were structured around paying attention to and saving whatever was on the news. ‘Pretty much everything else took a back seat,’ says her son, Michael Metelits. ‘It provided a certain rhythm to her life, and a certain amount of deep, deep conviction that this stuff was going to be useful. That somehow, someone would find a way to index it, archive it, store it--that it would be useful.’” (Fast Company) http://www.fastcompany.com/3022022/the-incredible-story-of-marion-stokes-who-single-handedly-taped-35-years-of-tv-news
OH MY GOD, YOU GUYS. THE CHAMBER IS ENDORSING THOMPSON AND JACOBS: But the plug from the political arm of the Central Florida Partnership usually means the business community is going to line up with coveted donations. These early nods likely signal a potential vulnerability with both politicians, and that a hat needs to get passed quick and often. Jacobs is doing well so far on the money front, having raised more than $332,000, with a potentially big fundraiser set for Friday. But former Orlando police Chief Val Demings is considering a challenge, and that could be a bruising race where money would be vital. (Orlando Sentinel) http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/blogs/political-pulse/os-jacobs-thompson-nab-early-endorsements-from-business-lobby-20131120,0,4831649.post?track=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+news%2Fpolitics%2Fpoliticalpulse+%28Central
BONUS HIT! BILLY MANES (ME) IS JUST AS MUCH OF A LOCAL CHARACTER AS JACKIE SIEGEL. WINNING!: “Jackie Siegel emerged from the local scene to a national one. A documentary about her and time share tycoon husband David's attempt to build the largest home in America, may have left her over-exposed. But this former beauty queen knows how to relish the glare as well as the limelight. Billy Manes, a writer at the Orlando Weekly, is on a vertical blur to wider recognition this year thanks to a documentary of his own. Though his dealt with the less superficial issue of why marriage equality matters.” (Orlando Sentinel
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