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Thanksgiving runs precede major calorie fest

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The average American adult will consume about 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day. According to the Calorie Control Council, a traditional Thanksgiving spread consists of about 3,000 calories while Americans indulge in another up to 1,500 in appetizers and drinks. Worse, the council estimates that 45 percent of those calories come from fat. That means most people consume more than two times the recommended daily caloric intake with just one meal and exceed the recommended fat intake by 3.5 times. Thanksgiving…

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Today on Context Florida: Shutdown talk, big government, hating runners and knowing our place

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Today on Context Florida: Next week the Florida Legislature returns for an overtime session to fulfill their sole constitutional requirement of passing a budget. Not a Washington budget, says Bob Sparks, but one where bean counters must have the same number of beans on the expense side as well as the revenue side. Conversations containing the word “shutdown” have gained a little momentum in recent days. Doomsayers from both parties, including Gov. Scott, have offered their views on the dire effects…

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Paula Dockery’s FB status hints at a run

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I was just stalking Paula Dockery on Facebook and was intrigued by her current status: “Met all day with political expert. Another step in the due diligence.” Is there any doubt about her running? Bill McCollum can’t beat Alex Sink, but maybe Dockery could?

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