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  • Governor, mayor lack roles in writers strike

    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa seem perfectly positioned to help resolve the Hollywood writers strike. But so far the former movie star and the onetime labor negotiator are at best bit players in the 4-day-old...
  • Florida Thanksgiving travel guide

    Florida Thanksgiving travel guide
    Want to hang up the apron this Thanksgiving? Those looking for ways to celebrate with a festive meal or resort getaway have more options in Florida than a turkey has feathers. Here are some packages and feasts offered at a dozen spots in our state: *...
  • Find a cheaper car rental rate away from the airport

    Find a cheaper car rental rate away from the airport
    The best rate Darren Popik could find on a weekend car rental at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport recently was $114. So he decided to look elsewhere. Popik, a Los Angeles-based blogger, widened his search to other car rental locations in the...
  • Humor Hotel: Paying taxes is a blast!

    Humor Hotel: Paying taxes is a blast!
    It's been a long, cold winter but spring is finally here. How do I know? I know because, just like last year at this time, it's a beautiful day outside and I'm trapped at my desk trying to figure out how to do my taxes. Let me amend that last statement:...
  • California deserts will soon burst with wildflowers

    California deserts will soon burst with wildflowers
    The valleys and hillsides of the Southern California deserts have been preparing all winter for their close-up. Silent and forlorn, often harsh and austere, they're ready to shed their mantle of earth tones and dress themselves in wildflowers, thanks to...
  • Burn notice: Seminoles charging cigarette tax too

    Smokers, beware: If you were eyeing Seminole resorts as a tax-free haven for cigarettes, think again. The tribe has begun charging the state tax on cigarettes for the first time since the state imposed it 66 years ago, coinciding with Florida's $1-a-pack...
  • Florida Gov. Crist signs $66.5 billion budget; blocks 2 percent state employee pay cut

    Gov. Charlie Crist signed a $66.5 billion budget Wednesday, arguing that naysayers had overstated Florida's fiscal woes and the final product was "not nearly as dismal as people thought it would be." The governor, who campaigned alongside President...
  • State economy improving, Gov. Crist tells Panhandle audience

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -- Gov. Charlie Crist told Panhandle residents on Tuesday that Florida's economy appears to be recovering. In a town hall-style meeting, Crist touted legislators' work on the state's $65 billion budget and their work to trim state...
  • Crist announces scaled-back deal to buy U.S. Sugar land

    Gov. Charlie Crist today announced a slimmed-down, $533 million deal to buy 72,500 acres of U.S. Sugar land in an attempt to restore water flow to the Everglades. This is the second time that economic reality has forced Crist to scale back his...
  • Crist signs university tuition hike bill, vetoes delay for condo sprinklers

    Florida's state universities will be able to increase tuition rates up to 15 percent annually until they reach the national average under a new law signed by Gov. Charlie Crist. Crist on Monday also signed laws that will strengthen the financing of a...
  • Crist names LeMieux to U.S. Senate

    Crist names LeMieux to U.S. Senate
    Turning away more seasoned candidates, Gov. Charlie Crist took a political gamble Friday and named his closest confidant and self-described campaign "maestro" to the U.S. Senate: Fort Lauderdale native George LeMieux. The decision trigged charges of...