| Dec 8, 2014
| 4:58 AM
Luner Axcius Jr. told investigators he didn't want to break into Esteban Calderon's home after he saw the frail man through a window watching TV in his living room.
But his childhood friend, Victor Wriden, had his mind set on stealing the new 42-inch LG...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Jason Lappies woke in his San Diego apartment on the morning of June 26. Not needing to report to work right away, he settled onto his couch to watch a World Cup soccer match. He teased his roommate, who had to rush off to a job.
When the friend...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Somehow the voting public confused medical marijuana with Disney tickets. That's right; many said, "No thanks," and "We have enough dopes already," and "The laws are best left as they are."
At Disney, if you have no ticket, you don't get into the...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 5:23 PM
An Uber experience
Recently the media, including the Orlando Sentinel, have printed articles in which the ride-sharing service Uber is criticized. On a recent trip to Washington, D.C., I downloaded the Uber app to see for myself what the experience...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 3:56 PM
Seattle officials are making a push to vacate every summons issued for smoking or possessing marijuana in public in 2014 after reports that one police officer issued more than 80% of the tickets this year.
Kimberly Mills, a spokeswoman for Seattle...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 7:29 AM
On Oct. 1, Connecticut joined 27 other states in banning e-cigarette sales to minors. That common-sense approach was supported by tobacco industry representatives as well as public health officials. The law lays out fines and timelines for anyone selling,...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 2:36 PM
Lazaro Monier saw a friend self-destruct as he dropped out of school, seeping further into underage drinking and drug use.
Because of that experience, the student at Piper High School in Sunrise decided to take action to help others. The Broward Youth...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 10:24 AM
Earlier this month, marijuana was partially decriminalized in Maryland, making possession under 10 grams (about a third of an ounce) subject to a citation, a fine and no jail time.
Despite some problems with the language of the law, taking jail time off...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 10:41 AM
While Amendment 2 may have good intentions — to provide relief to Floridians suffering from serious illnesses — the poorly written language of the amendment will have irreversible, unintended consequences on our reputation as a family-friendly...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 1:57 PM
Are people waiting for controlled, scientific research to determine whether marijuana has legitimate medical effects for various illnesses, notably post traumatic stress disorder suffered by countless military veterans?
So is Dr. Suzanne Sisley, an...
| Oct 31, 2014
Q: We have a friend who's started smoking cigarettes, and quite heavily. She claims to love animals. I wonder how second-hand smoke affects pets. I think I know the answer, but my friend needs a blast of reality from a professional like you.