Next week: The new "F as in Fat" report funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Trust for America's Health found that Florida's overall obesity rate is going down, and decreased to 25.2 percent of adults from 26.6 percent the year before. According to the article, Americans have gotten fatter in the past 30 years. In 1980, no state had an adult obesity rate above 15 percent. Today, not one state has an obesity rate below 20 percent.
Looking ahead: In the weeks ahead, the two dominant stories will be Congressional action on comprehensive immigration reform, and the go-forward impacts of the Supreme Court's decision invalidating the federal government's "Defense of Marriage Act."
Last week: The story of the past week was the Miami Heat winning back-to-back World Championships in Game 7 of the NBA Finals, after coming within 28 seconds of losing the championship in Game 6. Two reasons: 1) Lebron James' scored 37 points in that game, and tied the record for most points in a Game 7 of the NBA finals; and 2) the last and only other time a South Florida team won back-to-back championships was the 1973 and 1974 Miami Dolphins — and State Road 836 was renamed "The Dolphin Expressway" in 1974 in honor of their success.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun