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AP Top 25 Takeaways: Oklahoma upset; Miami over FSU, finally

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Four of the top five teams in the country kicked off their games at noon Eastern on Saturday, which suggests that all were expected to roll. No. 2 Clemson, No. 4 Penn State and No. 5 Georgia all did just that. Then there was No. 3 Oklahoma. The Sooners and Iowa State provided some early drama and the first really big upset of the season. Then No. 13 Miami and Florida State played another classic, with the Hurricanes finally getting some…

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Top 25 takeaways: Super Saquon; Gators’ streak grows to 31

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There was a moment Saturday afternoon when No. 2 Clemson was tied with Boston College heading into the fourth quarter and No. 5 Southern California was tied in the fourth quarter with California. No. 8 Michigan was struggling to score against Purdue and No. 14 Miami was struggling to stop Toledo. No. 12 Florida State had already lost. The college football season was all set to be turned upside down.

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Incumbent, newcomer take office in Kenneth City

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The two open seats on the Kenneth City Town Council were filled without an election when only two residents qualified for office. Incumbent Joanne DeSimone will take one seat. Newcomer Robert J. Howell will take the other. DeSimone formerly served on the Redington Beach council. She was first elected to the Kenneth City council in 2010, but lost a 2012 bid to become mayor. She was again elected to the council in 2013. Howell is a retired businessman who is…

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Kenneth City welcome sign is unwelcome sight for some

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People who live at the edge of cities often face special difficulties. Just ask Jennifer Garwood. She lives in St. Petersburg on the edge of Kenneth City near the border with unincorporated Lealman. Like many in that situation, she and her neighbors often have trouble getting city services because officials can be unclear about who’s in what jurisdiction. Take the garbage service. Even with St. Pete waste containers “we get passed over time and time,” Garwood said. And now, it’s…

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