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  • Iraq vet prevails in state's largest poker tournament

    Iraq vet prevails in state's largest poker tournament
    Derek Buonano of Palm Beach Gardens took home the top prize in the first event of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open -- which drew a state-record turnout.  The field attracted 3,391 entrants and lasted five days. That smashes the previous record of 2,607...
  • Aviation history unfolded at Curtiss flying school

    When the airplanes of the Curtiss Flying School first took to the skies over Newport News Point on Dec. 29, 1915, there was no Norfolk Naval Air Station or Langley Field. The pioneering Atlantic Coast Aeronautical Station — as it was also called...
  • Obituary for Gov. Reubin Askew

    Obituary for Gov. Reubin Askew
    TALLAHASSEE -- Former Florida Gov. Reubin Askew, who led a growing mega-state through a period of modernization and public corruption, died Thursday morning. He was 85. A family spokesman said he had been admitted to the hospital last Saturday with ...
  • Trial begins for doctors blamed in pill mill deaths

     Trial begins for doctors blamed in pill mill deaths
    Two South Florida doctors became "dope dealers" who prescribed massive doses of pain pills — resulting in the overdose deaths of nine people under their care, federal prosecutors said Friday as the physicians' criminal trial began. Defense...
  • Orlando woman lied about military service to avoid paying mortgage, feds say

    Orlando woman lied about military service to avoid paying mortgage, feds say
    No lie was too big to tell for an Orlando woman who wanted a new home in Pensacola, but didn't want to pay the mortgage for her Orlando home, federal officials said. Chantal M. Lanton, 37, of Orlando is accused of falsely claiming to be an officer in...
  • Defense attorney in pill mill case calls for former clinic owner to show his Nazi tattoos

    Defense attorney in pill mill case calls for former clinic owner to show his Nazi tattoos
    The trial of two pill mill doctors took a dramatic turn just before lunch when the defense asked a key witness - the former owner of the pain clinics - to take off his shirt for jurors.  Jurors were escorted out of the courtroom before attorney...
  • PASSINGS: Miller Barber, Jiroemon Kimura

    PASSINGS: Miller Barber, Jiroemon Kimura
    Miller Barber Champion golfer with unusual swing Miller Barber, 82, a golfer with a unique swing who made the most combined starts on the PGA and Champions tours, died Tuesday. The PGA Tour announced his death but did not provide details. He...
  • 'Proud to be an American' at La Cañada's Fiesta Days

    'Proud to be an American' at La Cañada's Fiesta Days
    After a ceremony honoring veterans in La Cañada Flintridge on Monday, Ron Dietel reflected on those he has lost. His mother, father and uncle all served in World War II. His uncle died during the war and his parents have since passed away. Dietel,...
  • Honor concept makes better officers

    Honor concept makes better officers
    I would like to thank Randall Leonard for his May 28 commentary, "Punishing honesty at the Naval Academy." Ethics is a subject not to be taken lightly, especially for those who hold coalition, enemy, and civilian lives in the balance. There is, however, a...
  • Astronaut Chris Hadfield's first book lands in October

    If astronaut Chris Hadfield can write as well as he can sing a David Bowie song, his upcoming book is going to be good. Hadfield has signed with Little, Brown to publish "An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth." The book lands Oct. 29. During the...
  • Jet pilots survive midair collision

    Jet pilots survive midair collision
    The automatic distress signal came in to the Coast Guard about 10:30 p.m. Thursday: A D.C. Air National Guard pilot had ejected from a fighter jet some 35 miles off Chincoteague Island in Virginia. As a rescue team sprang into action, another fighter...