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Mike Schneider has 10 articles published.

Woman: Florida license mistakenly labeled me a sex offender

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A Florida woman who was issued a driver’s license that mistakenly labeled her a sexual predator said Thursday that she plans to file a defamation lawsuit against a county tax collector’s office. Tammy Lemasters, 42, said she was denied service when trying to book a room at a hotel and has endured funny looks from cashiers when cashing checks because of the blue letters in the bottom-right corner of her license that say “SEXUAL PREDATOR.” “I was afraid to drive…

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SeaWorld mounts defense of its animal handling in new ad campaign after doc left park with declining revenue

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SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. is mounting a public defense of its animal handling in a new advertising campaign that began Monday, after a highly critical 2013 documentary left the park with declining revenue and attendance. The print and YouTube campaign focuses on the marine-life theme park’s efforts to care for animals in captivity and in the wild. Revenue and attendance at SeaWorld have fallen since the release of the documentary “Blackfish,” which examined what led a killer whale to drown a…

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Access to Florida online court records varies by hierarchy

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Florida’s clerks of court are leading the nation in making electronic state court records available to the public online. But in the process, they’re creating two-tiers of public viewers with varying privileges based on how much information users are willing to provide about themselves. Any member of the public will be able to look up most criminal and civil cases over the Internet anonymously in most Florida counties, once the clerks’ online records go live later this year. But to…

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