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Never Stiff Your Bartender

By J.C. Bruce Never stiff your bartender. That’s the lesson from how police were able to find and arrest the hooligans who burned Key West’s […]

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The Cage

The Cage Will Keep You Spellbound

A few weeks ago I was watching Jeopardy when a contestant was introduced as a novelist from Sarasota. I was curious about this fellow Florida writer and looked […]

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  • Hank Goldberg, longtime ESPN NFL personality, dead at 82 Hank Goldberg, a longtime ESPN NFL reporter and handicapper who was a fixture on the South Florida sports radio airwaves, died Monday on his 82nd birthday, his family told ESPN. Goldberg, a ghostwriter for Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder in the 1970s who became …
  • AP Sports SummaryBrief at 1:52 p.m. EDT Quieter Kyrgios overcomes shoulder, US foe at Wimbledon WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Nick Kyrgios has reached his first Grand Slam quarterfinal in 7 1/2 years by getting that far at Wimbledon with a five-set victory over Brandon Nakashima of the United …
  • Former Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey leads training sessions for young athletes DAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) - In the need to do something after he hung up his cleats, former Miami Dolphins all-pro center Mike Pouncey is proving the next generation of athletes with some valuable tools to maximize their potential. Knowing exactly how sport’s can …

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  • Teen will lose her leg after shark attack in Florida The teenager who survived a shark attack last week near Tallahassee, Florida, now faces an upcoming surgery to amputate one of her legs.  Addison Bethea, a 17-year-old from the nearby city of Perry, was scalloping in shallow waters off the coast of Keaton …
  • 10 Incredible Facts You Don't Know About Key West Florida Key West is famous for its fantastic weather, stretches of beautiful beaches, and coral reefs. It's also a perfect destination to explore in Florida as it's uniquely on the southernmost part of the state. Apart from the weather and geographical …
  • Miami Weather: hot & humid July 4th, nice night for fireworks MIAMI – Passing showers in the course of the morning hours on this 4th of July will finish by late morning as an easterly stream pushes them in the direction of the west. Summertime storms will develop inland and observe in the direction of the west coast. …

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  • Poll: Joe Biden’s Job Approval Underwater in 48 States, 30% Overall President Joe Biden is underwater in 48 states — including the typically dark blue California and his home state of Delaware — while his approval rating is down to the lowest in his presidency, at only 30 percent approval and 58 percent disapproval, …
  • Fury as rape victim, 10, is denied abortion under strict US laws after child abuse docs found she was 6 weeks pregnant FURY has erupted after a 10-year-old rape victim was denied an abortion under strict new US laws. The young girl, who was six weeks pregnant, was reportedly unable to undergo a termination after the state of Ohio’s six-week “trigger ban” came into effect …
  • 38 States That Don't Tax Social Security Benefits Retirees across the U.S. are not treated equally when it comes to their Social Security checks. There's a simple reason why that is the case. Some states tax these benefits and others don't.  Specifically, there are 38 states where you won't …

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  • Results of Sunday’s CONCACAF matches  There were wins yesterday for Cuba, Guadeloupe, Puerto Rico, and St Lucia In the CONCACAF Nations League Football Championship. Cuba defeated Antigua and Barbuda 3-1 in Group A in Cuba. Guadeloupe beat Barbados 2-1 in Guadeloupe in Group A in Guadeloupe. …
  • CONCACAF Nations League 2022-23: All you need to know The second edition of the CONCACAF Nations League began in June 2022. Here's a guide for all you need to know about the competition. JUMP TO: Format | Groups | Fixtures | Dates for USMNT and Mexico | Final Four | Promotion/Relegation | CONCACAF …
  • AI and machine learning are improving weather forecasts, but they won't replace human experts Meteorologist Todd Dankers monitors weather patterns in Boulder, Colorado, Oct. 24, 2018. Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post via Getty Images A century ago, English mathematician Lewis Fry Richardson proposed a startling idea for that time: constructing a …
  • Panam Sports marathon of meetings with Olympic committees MAY 24, 2022 Panam Sports President Neven Ilic met with the President and Secretary General of each National Olympic Committee of the continent over the course of 12 days in April and May to determine their needs, current projects and plans for the future. …
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The Cage Will Keep You Spellbound

The Cage

A few weeks ago I was watching Jeopardy when a contestant was introduced as a novelist from Sarasota. I was curious about this fellow Florida writer and looked up Bonnie Kistler on Amazon and discovered her latest book, The Cage, and ordered it. At the risk of sounding hyperbolic, The Cage is the finest mystery I have read in years. Move over Gillian Flynn, there’s a new […]

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Fun Fourth of July Facts

Fourth of July

Fun Facts to Help Celebrate July 4th In addition to fireworks and hotdogs, here are a few tidbits you can share with your friends while celebrating Independence Day. While July 4, 1776 is the date the Declaration of Independence was published, the vote to approve the document actually took place two days before. So, technically, July 2 is the day independence from […]

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Check Out My July Newsletter

Elvis

Did Elvis really sing to a hound dog on television?  Is falling into a vat of chocolate a dream come true or a nightmare? Did Abraham Lincoln pay more in taxes during the Civil War than Donald Trump did in his first two years in office? The answers to these and other vital questions are in my July SHARPEN UP […]

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West Virginia to America: Kiss This!

Kiss the Dog

West Virginia’s governor, Jim Justice, recently ended his State of the State address by telling singer Bette Midler to kiss his dog’s ass. Justice was responding to a swipe at West Virginians that Midler took–specifically designed to embarrass Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin–by calling West Virginians “poor, illiterate and strung out.” She was referring to Manchin’s blocking  his own political […]

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Feline Good: Noodles the Cat Has Been Found!

By Alexander Strange Noodles the Cat, well known for its habit of riding bareback—well, actually, just sitting—on horses, had gone missing from his farm west of Chicago. Ann Kandis, Noodles’ human, said the kitty’s misadventure began when it hopped into the trunk of her father’s car several years ago. Her dad heard a commotion in the trunk, pulled over, and […]

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No More Bird Brain Jokes, Please

Smart birds

By Alexander Strange Make all the jokes you want about ‘bird brains,” but these cockatoos have been intriguing scientists with their learning capabilities. The photo, above, really tells the story. What you are seeing is a sulfur-crested cockatoo in Sydney, Australia opening the lid of a trash can to forage for food. But notice how the other birds are watching. […]

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