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  • FloriDUH: Heroin not working? Try a yoga striptease buzz

    FloriDUH: Heroin not working? Try a yoga striptease buzz
    By any stretch of the imagination the sight was odd, even by Florida standards. Michele Rene Cerna, 51, was jailed on drug charges after being found peeling off her clothes and doing yoga in the middle of an Ocala street, cops said, reports the Ocala...
  • Florida cities pass, consider saggy pants ban

    Florida cities pass, consider saggy pants ban
    Several Florida cities are cracking down on a saggy pants problem. This week, Ocala voted unanimously to approve an ordinance that prohibit anyone from wearing pants two inches or more below their natural waist. The ordinance is enforceable on city-...
  • Cat's fascination with running water could be dangerous

    Cat's fascination with running water could be dangerous
    Q: My cat seems happy, but sometimes it's like she wants to commit suicide. Whenever I take a bath, she jumps into the tub. Then she screams as if she can't get out. We've tried to keep her out of the bathroom, but she's determined. Does she have a...
  • Release of Medicare doctor payments shows some huge payouts

    Release of Medicare doctor payments shows some huge payouts
    Ending decades of secrecy, Medicare is showing what the giant healthcare program for seniors pays individual doctors, and the figures reveal that more than a dozen physicians received in excess of $10 million each in 2012. The Obama administration is...
  • Historic ride on Fort Gates Ferry in Crescent City

    Historic ride on Fort Gates Ferry in Crescent City
    In case you're keeping track, the odometer on my intrepid 2003 Ford Mustang — the unofficial car of the Postcards From Florida column — just turned over 291,000 miles. So I'm always alert for ways to shave a few highway miles off a Florida...
  • Barbecue guide covers Orlando, Central Florida

    Barbecue guide covers Orlando, Central Florida
    If you want to throw fuel on a barbecue get-together, start a debate about sauce, the type of meat and the heat source for cooking. Then stand back before you are consumed by the whoosh of the verbal fire. In North Carolina, folks prefer a vinegar-based...
  • Titusville attorney suspended over failure to pay federal tax timely

    Titusville attorney suspended over failure to pay federal tax timely
    Titusville attorney Susan K.W. Erlenbach has been suspended by the Florida Supreme Court for one year, according to a news release from the Florida Bar. Erlenbach’s suspension, which begins June 2, was due to failure to file tax returns in a...
  • Fox-Owned Stations Tap Rentrak For Alternate TV Ratings

    TV stations owned by 21st Century Fox will soon have more data with which to judge the performance of their programs. Rentrak, a media-measurement company that tries to marry demographic information with consumer-purchase behavior, said it had entered...
  • Florida House advances warning shot, Pop Tart gun bills

    Florida House advances warning shot, Pop Tart gun bills
    TALLAHASSEE -- At the behest of the gun lobby, the Florida House is poised to pass two gun bills that would let people fire warning shots in the air but not get kicked out of school for biting pastries into the shape of firearms. One of the bills...
  • Mad Cow Theatre adds 4 to board of directors

     Mad Cow Theatre adds 4 to board of directors
    Orlando's Mad Cow Theatre has increased the size of its board of directors — which once numbered just three — to include a dozen members. Announced as new members on Friday, June 13, were: • Jonathan Miller, director of the Olin...
  • History in Rice's grasp after a lifetime of training

    History in Rice's grasp after a lifetime of training
    Linda Rice had tried college, lasting a couple of years at Penn State while realizing that studying bloodlines, speed ratings and past performance charts for horses interested her far more than what she was studying in computer science classes. "I...