A Florida judge took the GOP and their redrawn congregational district maps from 2012 to the proverbial woodshed on Thursday, when he ruled that the maps were drawn up illegally.
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Second Judicial Circuit judge Terry P. Lewis called the maps a mockery to the rules of transparency when he ruled that Florida GOPers schemed to manipulate the congregational district boundaries to better favor them by protecting their majority.More »
Rick Scott couldn't have found a better man than Bill Scherer to be special counsel in the Digital Domain fiasco. A veteran litigator with more than his share of courtroom wins, Scherer is sure to look for every possible legal grounds to sue the authors of flim-flam man John Textor's all-star scam -- a scam in which star-struck politicos shoveled millions of public funds into the self-proclaimed Tinsel Town magnate's hands.
So, turns out, according to ESPN, that the reason the entire basketball world is still being held hostage by LeBron James' indecision is over Cavs owner Dan Gilbert's infamous 2010 comic sans letter where he publicly blasted James. In the letter, Gilbert called LeBron's choice to freely sign with another team "cowardly," and mocked his "King" nickname.
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The letter had been on the Cavs website since LeBron came to play for the Heat in 2010, and remained there until just last week, when it mysteriously vanished after it was reported that Cleveland had a real shot at landing the four-time MVP.
"If it wasn't for that letter, this would've been done awhile ago," an ESPN source said.
Ever seen a gay man's living room? A bloody, mounted head of some Christian is not, I repeat NOT, there.
Jim and Tammy Fae Bakker co-founded Trinity Broadcasting Network, which broadcasts in South Florida.
But Rick Wiles, a former marketing exec for Trinity Broadcasting Network, thinks otherwise. According to him, gay rights activists are the second-coming of Nazis, because both groups were trying to create a "homosexual special race."More »
Police in Ocala yesterday responded to a public call about an apparently crazed woman doing yoga in the middle of a road. On their way to the scene, someone else phoned 911 to inform them the lady had begun "stripping in the streets," according to the probable cause affidavit.
Wearing nothing but panties, with her jeans around her ankles, 51-year-old Michele Cernak was placed in handcuffs shortly after twisting herself into a pretzel. About 10 feet away, officers noticed a running Chevy GMC pickup truck. Cernak confirmed it was hers.More »
Back in April, residents of Lake Mary (a small Florida town outside Orlando) said they'd seen a neighbor feeding a black bear. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) workers went to see what was up, only to find several bears responding to officers, looking and expecting food.
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A number of neighbors confirmed enough damning details that the FWC knew who the culprit was: one Eugene "Douglas" Cifers.
They said he hand feeds the bears and they come right up to the patio. They also said Cifers takes pictures of he and his wife feeding the bears and shows them to neighbors. On trash days, Cifers tells neighbors he'll leave food out so the bears "won't get into everybody's trash" but they inevitably do.More »
So it's come down to this. For now is the hour of desperation.
While the world waits (still!!) for LeBron James to make his decision on where he'll sign, and the Internet is being scoured for clues like a Dan Brown novel, South Florida sports talk radio station 104.3 FM The Ticket is holding a "Stay In Miami LeBron" rally.
Rumors and "reports" and sources have been swirling like an EF-5 tornado ripping through a trailer park, and all signs seem to be pointing to LeBron going back to the city that had pictures of his face made into urinal cakes at a local sports bar restroom.
Things, at least perceptively, are not looking good for Miami.
So, the station and its listeners have decided to hold an impromptu rally Thursday afternoon to show LeBron how he needs to not go back and play for an owner who publicly called him a coward and instead stay with the team that helped him win two championships.More »
A Broward man with the logo for Bentley luxury automobiles tattooed on his face has been charged with identity theft to file fraudulent income tax returns. Because what better way to pretend you're other people than with a car logo tattooed on your face?
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He also has a shark tattooed on his face and works at a shoe store. So, in case you were wondering exactly which guy with the Bentley logo tattooed on his face, it's the one with the shark tatted on his face who works at a shoe store.More »
The troubled Tribune Company - the newspaper conglomerate that includes the LA Times, Chicago Tribune, and local Sun Sentinel as well as other dailies across the US -- is reportedly being eyed by the biggest, baddest, paper baron left in world publishing: Rupert Murdoch.
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Yesterday afternoon, journalism insider site Poynter reported that News Corp is hungrily looking at Tribune properties, and a sale could go down as the latter company reshuffles its corporate DNA.More »