Links from the Times for Oct. 20: Chickens in Ybor; medical marijuana; PSC text messages
A dog chewed on chicken karma: Tommy Stephens' pet Chicken Nugget met a fowl fate. A dog got him. It had happened before, to other defenseless chickens. Stephens wanted justice. He never thought it would come the way it did.
Nov. 9, 2008 story: Rooster roundup raises hackles in Ybor City
Medical marijuana: People who use marijuana for medical purposes and those who distribute it should not face federal prosecution, provided they act according to state law, the Justice Department said on Monday. Read a PDF of the memo from David W. Ogden, the deputy attorney general, to the U.S. attorneys in the affected states.
Read the story: Pot advocates say looser guidelines leave questions
PSC text messages: The e-mail records and instant messages obtained by the Times/Herald from staff and commissioners at Florida's utility regulator offer a glimpse into the personal relationships at the embattled agency, and a window into the unbridled thoughts of Public Service Commissioner Nancy Argenziano.
Howard Troxler's take: Utility interests go sleazy in targeting PSC's Nancy Argenziano
Sept. 15 story: PSC BlackBerry flap raises concerns about compliance with public records law
Sept. 6 story: PSC staffers, FPL executive had BlackBerry connection