Emotionally Charged Meeting About Cancer Cluster

This is a follow-up to my article “Cancer Cluster Concerns In The Acreage, Florida.” “More than a thousand people spilled out of the emotionally charged auditorium at Seminole Ridge Regional High School Tuesday night as representatives of the State Heath Department, who were ridiculed for offering too little, too late, attempted to offer sympathy. ‘We […]

Florida Known for Sandy Beaches, Sunshine and Cancer Clusters?

  “State health officials have said a lot about The Acreage in the past week.  They said they’ve found a cluster of childhood brain cancer in the community, a semi-rural swath filled with dirt roads and private wells. They said they don’t see any apparent cause, and that they aren’t planning environmental tests to find […]

Florida Kite Surfer Dies From Shark Attack

A kiteboard surfer fatally bitten by a shark on Wednesday died of blood loss, a medical examiner’s doctor said this morning. After examining the body of Stephen Schafer, Dr. Linda O’Neil concluded that Schafer was bitten twice, once on the buttocks and once on the right thigh. She said the bites, which were 9 to […]

The Miracle Kitty From Spring Hill, Florida

“Giggle-Blizzard may really have nine lives. The cat disappeared from his Spring Hill home Nov. 15. Eleven days later, on Thanksgiving Day, owner Tracie Steger heard a faint meow on her front porch. Giggle-Blizzard was home – but with broken hind legs.” Non-cat lovers always chide cat owners that independent-minded felines will never develop […]

Orlando Cigar Company Offers Tiger Woods Endorsement Deal

“Orlando-based Corona Cigar Co. said it is offering the embattled golfer a $100,000 endorsement deal. That means the company is willing to have its name attached to a guy who isn’t even playing golf right now, so he can clean up his act and save his family.” Allison Walker/ Sometimes a cigar is just a […]

Woman Assaults Disabled Lover With Raw Steak

“A central Florida woman allegedly slapped the taste out of the mouth of her boyfriend with a steak because he didn’t want to taste her buns, police claim.   Elsie Egan, 53, was arrested late Tuesday night and charged with abuse of a disabled adult. The unnamed victim told police Egan repeatedly hit him with the […]