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2010

Associated Industries announces Champions for Business awards

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Sixteen Florida legislators from across the state are among a prestigious group of elected leaders selected by Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) as 2010 Champions for Business. The awards are annually presented to leaders who have proven to be strong and forceful advocates for Florida’s business community. Champions for Business are chosen for their support of meaningful and often controversial pro-business legislation that benefits employers and their workers. Established by AIF in 2003, the awards program was created to acknowledge the…

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Jeff Brandes takes to the airwaves in House District 52

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The Republican Party of Florida today released the first television advertisement of the 2010 election cycle for state legislative races. The thirty-second spot features a political newcomer, Army veteran and business owner Jeff Brandes, who is challenging Democrat incumbent Bill Heller in House District 52. “With a strong slate of candidates and the political climate in our favor, the Republican Party of Florida is committed to picking up multiple legislative seats in 2010,” said RPOF Chairman John Thrasher. “It’s refreshing…

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Summer Solstice

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The first sunrise of summer in the Northern Hemisphere for 2010.

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Qualifying Week: Number of NPA candidates surging in 2010

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The number of independent candidates running for statewide office is soaring. So far 27 people have announced their intentions to run as an independent for Congress, state Cabinet or the Governor’s Mansion. Just four years ago, only 11 people ran for statewide office with no party affiliation. As Whitney Ray reports, the surge in independent candidates may be a symptom of the growing distaste for incumbent candidates. State qualifying began Monday, and the first two candidates through the door were…

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2010 Oscar, Sundance winner subject Richard O’Barry at St. Petersburg screening Q&A for ‘The Cove’

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In the 1960s, Richard O’Barry was the original trainer of dolphins used in the Flipper TV series, which led to a worldwide obsession with the seemingly playful aquatic mammals. It also created the multi-billion dollar industry in Taiji, Japan that, on the surface, seems happily devoted to the dolphin entertainment industry, but has a “dirty little secret.” The documentary follows O’Barry’s attempt to expose the truth about the slaughter and the selling of the animals’ heavily mercury-tainted meat as counterfeit…

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2010 Oscar, Sundance winner subject Richard O’Barry at St. Petersburg screening & Q&A for ‘The Cove’

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In the 1960s, Richard O’Barry was the original trainer of dolphins used in the Flipper TV series, which led to a worldwide obsession with the seemingly playful aquatic mammals. It also created the multibillion- dollar industry in Taiji, Japan. that, on the surface, seems happily devoted to the dolphin entertainment industry, but has a “dirty little secret.” The documentary follows O’Barry’s attempt to expose the truth about the slaughter and the selling of the animals’ heavily mercury-tainted meat as counterfeit…

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Charlie Crist’s chances of winning GOP primary now trading for $5 a share on Intrade — down from $59

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I noticed that David Hunt of the Florida Times Union was looking to get down on some betting action about whether Charlie Crist would run as an Independent or not.  Hunt couldn’t find any odds comin’ out of Vegas although I would probably put it as a 3-to-5 likelihood that Crist will run as an Independent/No Party Affiliation, meaning you’d only get paid sixty cents for every dollar you bet (if Crist was a horse you’d bet that he was…

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