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David Beckham

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  • South Florida sports teams keep lining up for handouts

    In life, there are two certainties: death and taxes. In sports, there are three: winning, losing and begging for public money. The Panthers want more cash from Broward County. The Dolphins want to be permanently excused from paying property taxes. And...
  • In Tallahassee, star power opens doors

    It's not every day that politicians line up to get their photo taken with someone seeking a tax break, but that's what happened last week as soccer star David Beckham worked the halls of the state Capitol. Beckham wants to build a soccer stadium at...
  • Rename Citrus Bowl? OK, but share the wealth

    Rename Citrus Bowl? OK, but share the wealth
    It appears another piece of Orlando history is destined for the trash heap. City leaders have agreed to auction off the naming rights of the Florida Citrus Bowl to the highest bidder. Perhaps the Brownie's Septic Bowl is in our near future. Or...
  • Mayo: Talking Beckham, sports welfare on Issues

    Shameless plug alert: I'll be appearing this weekend on Issues, the weekly public affairs show on local PBS affiliate WPBT-Ch. 2 hosted by Helen Ferre. I'll be talking about David Beckham's pitch to bring soccer to Miami, along with the issue of...
  • Weatherford doesn't like Simmons plan for stadium-incentives

    Weatherford doesn't like Simmons plan for stadium-incentives
    TALLAHASSEE -- House Speaker Will Weatherford said Thursday he didn't support a plan that could allow Orlando's professional soccer backers secure state tax dollars for a future stadium as soon as this summer. Both the House and Senate are nearing floor...
  • Halfway through session, and foolishness abounds

    Halfway through session, and foolishness abounds
    We're nearly halfway through this year's legislative session, and it sure can be tough to keep track of the foolishness. There's just so much of it. I'm here to help with your 2014 Session Midpoint Folly Report. Let's get to the highlights. Don't be...
  • Lobbying for common sense as Legislature rolls along

    "We have a saying in the Legislature – common sense has no lobbyist," Rep. Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda, D-Leon, told me a few months ago. With that in mind, here's my shot at lobbying for common sense as I consider what the 2014 Legislature has...
  • On lawmakers lining up for David Beckham "selfies"

    Blame it on Ellen DeGeneres. The famed comedian, talk show host and most recent host of the Oscars glorified the “selfie” by taking one with several big-name Hollywood stars during the awards show. It became the most tweeted photo in...
  • Dzeko at the double as City beat United, Arsenal held

    LONDON (Reuters) - A clinical double from Edin Dzeko helped Manchester City move second in the Premier League with a 3-0 win at Manchester United on Tuesday while Arsenal's title hopes all but evaporated in a 2-2 draw with Swansea City. Manchester City...
  • David Beckham brings his soccer pitch to Tallahassee

    TALLAHASSEE — David Beckham, one of the world's biggest soccer celebrities, descended on Florida's capital city Tuesday hoping to persuade leaders to approve millions of tax dollars for stadiums in Orlando and Miami. The former player for...
  • David Beckham presses the flesh, Tallahassee style

    David Beckham presses the flesh, Tallahassee style
    TALLAHASSEE -- The world's most famous soccer celebrity descended on Florida's quaint political seat of power Tuesday to impress upon policymakers that the Sunshine State is ready for big-league soccer. David Beckham, the recently retired former...