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FSU ranked eighth in final AP poll; three other state teams ranked

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In the final Associated Press poll of the year, the debate anymore is not who is No. 1. It’s how the rest of the field sorts out. This year, for instance, there was never any doubt that Clemson and Alabama would be 1-2 in the polls. But Southern Cal climbed to No. 3 in the final poll. The two national semifinal losers finished behind the Trojans. Washington was fourth and Ohio State sixth (behind Oklahoma). Four of Florida’s teams made the top 20…

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Airbnb reports 16,000 Florida homes rented for 750K visitors

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The home-sharing tourism company Airbnb reported Tuesday morning that its service arranged for 754,000 visitors to stay in 16,100 private homes in Florida in 2015. The most popular place for the home-based lodging program was the Miami-Fort Lauderdale market, which accounted for almost half of all the private homes participating and more than half of the visitors. Airbnb is an eight-year-old app-based, home-sharing service that connects visitors with people who have homes or rooms available for rent by the night. The company’s…

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Mitch Perry Report for 6.7.16 – Hillary now officially the candidate? Yes, according to AP

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Happy Tuesday, everybody. To paraphrase Bob Dylan, you won’t need a weatherman  to tell you how many streets will be inoperative in Tampa today, after an onslaught of rain touched down on the area overnight. We’ll have to wait and see how bad the flooding is, but one has to wonder how long before the Buckhorn administration will feel confident enough that they’ll have the four votes to pass an stormwater infrastructure bill that failed last fall. There’s been lots…

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AP adds award-winning sports writer to Tallahassee bureau

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Joe Reedy, an award-winning sports writer, is joining The Associated Press in its Tallahassee bureau to cover Florida State University sports and state government. The appointment was announced Wednesday by AP South Editor Lisa Marie Pane and Florida News Editor Terry Spencer. Reedy, 44, most recently covered the Cleveland Indians for and also worked for AP covering events on a freelance basis. Before that, he was at The Cincinnati Enquirer from 2005 to 2014, including five seasons as the Bengals beat…

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