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Bill filed to increase penalties for attacks on real estate agents

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A state representative from Naples has filed a bill to heighten penalties for crimes committed against real estate agents when they show a house. But one criminal law expert already is questioning the need for such an enhancement. GOP state Rep. Kathleen Passidomo filed the legislation (HB 47) this month. It would bump up the maximum penalties by one level whenever someone is convicted of assault, battery, or sexual battery against a “broker, broker associate, or sales associate while he or…

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Charlie Crist says prayer has spared Florida from hurricanes

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Charlie Crist believes in the power of prayer. He recently told a group of real estate agents Friday that Florida has been hurricane free thanks to prayer notes he placed on the Western Wall in Jerusalem. He said each year he has placed them there or has asked someone to place them. The notes, he said, say this: “Dear God, please protect our Florida from storms and other difficulties. Charlie.” He said he left the first note in 2007 during…

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