News archive from 28 November 2012

'Duty-Free' shopping - is it for you?

The duty-free shopping business is headed for a worldwide sales mark close to $50 billion this year, says a recent report from the Paris-based Tax Free World Association. Clearly, those deals must appeal to somebody, but my take is that they're...

 

Seniors on the Go: 'Head for where they ain't'

With a nod to Wee Willie Keeler ("hit 'em where they ain't"), if you're looking for a quick year-end vacation, your best bets are places where business is seasonally soft. And that gives you some important options: BEACH DESTINATIONS....

 
NY Knicks owner James Dolan lands on GQ's list of least influential people for 2012 ... but we nominate A-Rod and Fireman Ed as honorable mentions!

NY Knicks owner James Dolan lands on GQ's list of least influential people for 2012 ... but we nominate...

The December issue of GQ paints an unsparing portrait of who the magazine's writer, Drew Magary, views as the 25 least influential people from the past year. Knicks owner James Dolan lands at No. 17 on the distinguished list, two spots below...

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Freedom football coach resigns after 7 seasons

Freedom football coach resigns after 7 seasons

Freedom football coach Andy Johnson, who led the Patriots this season to only their second playoff appearance since the school opened in 2003, has resigned. Johnson served as Freedom's defensive coordinator for three seasons and was 37-35 as head...

 

Woman gets prison for stealing prescription pads, writing herself painkillers

An Apopka woman was sentenced to six years in federal prison for stealing prescription pads from the doctor's office where she worked, and then using the documents to write prescriptions for powerful drugs, the U.S. Attorney's Office reported...

 
AIDS activists arrested in nude protest at House Speaker John Boehner's office

AIDS activists arrested in nude protest at House Speaker John Boehner's office

WASHINGTON — Three women AIDS activists saying they wanted to highlight the "naked truth" about potential spending cuts in HIV programs were arrested Tuesday after taking their clothes off in the lobby of House Speaker John Boehner's...

 

Tradition obstructs the real $port

Gather around children, and hear me geeze. In olden days, a group of southern universities created the Atlantic Coast Conference. It allowed them to play other nearby schools and, over the decades, spirited regional rivalries grew up. During the dark...

 
Woman's body pulled from home amid UK floods

Woman's body pulled from home amid UK floods

LONDON -- British police say they found the body of an elderly woman in a flooded home, as hundreds of Britons struggle to contain damage done by the recent wet weather. North Wales Police said emergency rescue workers discovered the body Tuesday in...

 

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Cold Springs’ star out with broken wrist

COLD SPRINGS - Cold Springs' best boys basketball player has been involved in his fair share of show-stopping plays over the years but none quite as unfortunate as the one he experienced Monday night at home against Vinemont. Chayse Elliott literally...

 
Orlando resident takes top prize in Bach Festival Young Artist Competition

Orlando resident takes top prize in Bach Festival Young Artist Competition

Congratulations to the winners of the Bach Festival Society's 20th Annual Young Artist Competition, which took place this month. More than 60 entrants from around the state of Florida competed, with 12 prize-winning contestants advancing to the...

 
Woman's body pulled from home amid UK floods

Woman's body pulled from home amid UK floods

LONDON British police say they found the body of an elderly woman in a flooded home, as hundreds of Britons struggle to contain damage done by the recent wet weather. North Wales Police said emergency rescue workers discovered the body Tuesday in the...

 

49ers, Bowman agree to five-year deal

The San Francisco 49ers announced Tuesday they have agreed to terms with linebacker NaVorro Bowman on a five- year contract extension. "NaVorro epitomizes what we look for in a 49er," general manager Trent Baalke said. "We are excited...

 
Coinstar: Pour $40 for a iTunes gift card get a $10 bonus iTunes card

Coinstar: Pour $40 for a iTunes gift card get a $10 bonus iTunes card

Walmart shared this tip about CoinStar machines --- Between now and Dec. 9 Coinstar is giving you an extra $10 in iTunes when you cash in $40 or more and put it on an iTunes eGift Card. Grab your coin jar and head over to Walmart to find a kiosk. They...

 

Rob Winn Anderson wins new-play award

Orlando resident Rob Winn Anderson has won the 2012 Christopher Brian Wolk Award from New York's Abingdon Theatre Company for "The Tenth Son." Anderson will be presented with his award, which comes with $1,000, on Monday, Dec. 10, in New...

 

Reader comments chart path of 100 columns

I'm not big on anniversaries, but who can ignore a plump number like 100? This is my 100th column, a milestone considering that on my eighth, a light-hearted invitation to 85-year-old newlywed Spanish Duchess Cayetana de Alba to visit South Florida on...

 

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