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Need an escape? ‘Friends of Midtown Reader’ have books to survive the election

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If this election has you stressed out, know this: You are not alone. A survey by the American Psychological Association found 52 percent of American adults said the 2016 election is significant source of stress. With Election Day almost upon us, just about everyone is experiencing sky high anxiety. Need an escape from the 24-hour news cycle and polls? A good book might be just the ticket. And Sally Bradshaw has a few up her sleeve. Bradsahw opened Midtown Reader,…

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American Conference Tournament: USF wins; UCF falls

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The Central Florida Knights ended their season in a highly disappointing fashion, falling to the Tulane Green Wave 65-63 in the first round of the American Conference Tournament at the Amway Center. The Knights had multiple chances to win the game, but could not overcome 21 turnovers and 36 percent shooting. Tulane was the 10th, and lowest, seed in the tournament, but the seventh-seeded Knights played a sloppy game that gave the Green Wave the ability to hang in the…

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UCF takes wild OT win over Bethune-Cookman

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The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats got off to a terrific start and had a near-miracle finish in regulation, but it wasn’t enough to come away with a win against Central Florida. The Knights prevailed 101-96 in overtime by engineering a 35-point turnaround, then holding for a wild victory at the CFE Arena in Orlando. Bethune-Cookman came out smoking, hitting 11 of their first 15 shots to take a 27-10 lead midway through the first half. LaRon Smith’s dunk gave the Wildcats a…

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Will Don Mattingly have the time to turn Marlins into winners?

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With the first two games of the World Series in the books, the annual baseball manager shuffle intensified late this week. The practice of hiring “retreads,” or managers fired in one place only to wind up in another, is alive and well. San Diego, disrupted that pattern this week by hiring Arizona Diamondbacks’ third base coach Andy Green. Green replaces the fired Bud Black, who takes over in Washington. The Nationals fired Matt Williams shortly after a monstrously disappointing season…

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Bill McCollum’s new attack ad: Profit over Principle

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Today, the McCollum for Governor Campaign launched a new television advertisement, “Profit over Principle.” In the ad, Bill McCollum directly highlights Rick Scott’s hypocrisy on issues critical to conservatives – including pro-life issues, illegal immigration, and government fraud, waste and abuse. The ad begins airing today in markets across the state. Scripts and viewing links are below. “Using dollars he walked away with from overseeing one of the most massive Medicare fraud schemes in history, Rick Scott has distorted Bill…

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Bill McCollum launches anti-Rick Scott website over alleged Medicare fraud

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Today, the McCollum for Governor Campaign launched www.RickScottFraudFiles.com, a website designed to educate voters on the massive Medicare fraud scheme Rick Scott oversaw during his tenure as Columbia/HCA CEO. The site contains detailed accounts from media reports on Scott’s tenure at Columbia/HCA, discrimination complaints at Solantic and a cache of original documents detailing his record. In the coming weeks, the website will be continually updated with more shocking facts about Scott’s questionable history. “Rick Scott is the only candidate in the…

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Bill McCollum’s campaign lays into…Bud Chiles

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Kevin Derby blogs: Despite conventional wisdom holding that new independent gubernatorial candidate Bud Chiles would hurt the Democratic nominee than the Republican one, GOP candidate Bill McCollum’s camp is tearing into Chiles. Bud Chiles may be running with no party affiliation, but he is still a lifelong Democrat with incredibly high name identification among Florida voters,” said Matt Williams, McCollum‘s campaign manager. “When Floridians have an opportunity to hear more from Mr. Chiles about his candidacy and vision for the…

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