1. Florida Politics


Published Jan. 16, 2014

The most SYG-relevant paragraph in the Wesley Chapel movie shooting coverage in today's paper?

A critical element, Escobar said, is the difference in the men's ages. Oulson was 43. Reeves is 71. He noted the law takes age into consideration, making misdemeanor battery into a felony if the victim is 65 or older, for example. He said at a bail hearing that Reeves suffers from arthritis, respiratory issues, hypertension and bursitis.

These people say in an earlier instance Reeves acted like the "referee of the movie theater" and "was looking to start a confrontation."

Guns. Anger is one thing. Guns make the difference.

What preoccupies us most? Stuff. Warhol knew it.

Who's America's reigning foreclosure king? That's right.

First Tampa is competing with the world and winning. Now Pinellas County is "in the big boy leagues."

St. Pete's cool. See?

Pot? It's only a matter of time. And not just for medical purposes.

The chair of the state university system's governing body is struck by the many challenges facing Florida and its students.

I'd read a profile of the Gulf View Square Mall in Port Richey.

Semi-obligatory itemization of idiocy that happened to happen in Florida: A man in West Palm Beach was arrested after he called 911 to say he was being kidnapped while sheriff's deputies were standing right next to him, a man in Delray Beach wants back the $70,000 engagement ring he gave to a woman who then called off their wedding, and Ronald McDonald battered his landlord.

The government is here to help.


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