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  • Pool pumps to cement mixers: the House goes gaga for tinkering tax tweaks

    Pool pumps to cement mixers: the House goes gaga for tinkering tax tweaks
    TALLAHASSEE -- Although Florida's tax code is littered with hundreds of exemptions for select industries and specific businesses, lawmakers are using the rebounding economy to go bigger -- exempting everything from pool pumps to toilet seats. Florida...
  • House advances super-sized sales-tax holidays, shuts down Democratic amendments

    TALLAHASSEE -- Florida shoppers could get sales-tax "holidays" on computers, hurricane supplies, dryers, toilets, gym memberships and a raft of other goods under a plan advanced in the state House Wednesday.   Lawmakers are using the state's budget...
  • Looking for complaints, Rick Scott instead finds praise for Obamacare

    Looking for complaints, Rick Scott instead finds praise for Obamacare
     – Gov. Rick Scott visited a senior center Tuesday to warn about cuts he said Obamacare is forcing in a popular version of the Medicare health program and to collect their horror stories. What he found was a satisfied group with few complaints....
  • Family-friendly restaurants in South Florida are eager to serve you

    Family-friendly restaurants in South Florida are eager to serve you
    Eating out used to be one of your favorite pastimes. But now you are a parent, and the company sharing a meal with you these days just isn’t the same. Maybe you’re that mom with the crying infant and the unpredictable schedule. Or you have...
  • Nik Lentz on Saturday's fight, "Star Wars" and life in South Florida

    Nik Lentz on Saturday's fight, "Star Wars" and life in South Florida
    Nik Lentz says he’s never more confident in himself than he is during a fight week. That was certainly evident when Lentz spoke to Ground & Pound on Wednesday, three days before he steps into the Octagon against Manny Gamburyan on the undercard of...
  • Training your cat to use a scratching post far better than declawing

    Q: I want to have my 6-year-old male cat declawed. I've purchased scratching posts, but he ignores them. What else can I do? -- D.P., via cyberspace A: Keep in mind that all cats need to scratch; even declawed cats go through the motions. Of course,...
  • Condo commando gets his due

    Condo commando gets his due
    'Hanging by a Hair' By Nancy J. Cohen. Five Star Publishing, 288 pages, $25.95 Plantation author Nancy J. Cohen's lively 11th entry in her "Bad Hair Day" series explores a subject all too familiar to anyone who has had to deal with an out-of-control...
  • Zillow: Buying a home can beat renting in less than a year

    Zillow: Buying a home can beat renting in less than a year
    It doesn't take long for South Florida homeowners to see the value in buying over renting, a new report shows. In Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties, buying a home beats renting it after just 1.2 years, according to a first quarter analysis...
  • Seminole Coconut Creek for May

    Seminole Coconut Creek for May
    Seminole Casino Coconut Creek has handbag and Lord & Taylor gift card giveaways, then a Can Am Spyder Roadster and a SeaDoo RXT 260 on May 24. Michael Kors Handbag Event   Friday, May 9 – 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.   Earn $20 comp dollars between...
  • Mother's Day swag

    Mother's Day swag
    Products from New York designer Michael Kors are featured at two South Florida casinos this week, loosely connected to Mother's Day. Seminole Casino Coconut Creek (5550 NW 40th St., 954-977-6700, SeminoleCasinoCoconutCreek.com) will give away a Michael...
  • Last-minute Mother's Day gifts and freebies

    Last-minute Mother's Day gifts and freebies
    Mother's Day has arrived! I've rounded up freebies and fun things to do with the lady in your life, from free visits at South Florida attractions to dining deals and flower offers. I also have ways to save on last-minute gifts too, so you can let Mom...