| Jan 27, 2014
| 11:01 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida's top court on Monday approved the wording of a medical marijuana ballot question asking voters to join some 20 other states in legalizing the drug for medicinal use.
The Florida Supreme Court issued a divided, 4-3 opinion...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 12:35 PM
Gregg Allman turned 66 on Dec. 8, and not for a lack of trying not to. The lead vocalist for the Allman Brothers Band since 1969, Allman has, in no particular order, scaled mountains of cocaine; siphoned rivers of alcohol into his liver, which in 2010...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 8:02 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- With time running out to make this year's fall election ballot, Orlando trial lawyer John Morgan upped his game last month in a last-ditch effort to gather enough signatures to ask Florida voters to legalize medical marijuana.
| Jan 7, 2014
Dear Readers: Here are interesting prescription (Rx) and over-the-counter (OTC) items that became available in 2013. Please note: Some don't have working websites yet.
FluNada (nasal/throat spray) homeopathic, OTC: This new natural remedy contains a...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 8:39 AM
Responding to a growing concern about the health risks of tattoo parties, health department officials from Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake and Volusia counties joined to warn residents against unsafe tattoo
Those who want to get a tattoo...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 5:11 PM
Virginia scores better than most in its ability to protect its residents against infectious disease outbreaks, according to a report released Tuesday by Trust for America's Health, TFAH, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Virginia had a positive...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 1:42 PM
She'd never set foot in the place before. Yet somehow the basketball courts inside Liberty Middle School probably felt familiar. Even as the tweenagers sat cross-legged in quiet anticipation, I bet the sound of a bouncing basketball echoed faintly...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 8:33 AM
Nan Rich of Weston, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor, said Friday she supports a proposed ballot initiative that would legalize the use of medical marijuana in Florida.
“I’ve seen the research, I’ve studied the...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Jerry Stahl believes it's impossible to shock an audience anymore, but in his new novel, "Happy Mutant Baby Pills" (Harper Perennial, $14.99 pp.), he comes close.
His main character, Lloyd, falls in love with a murderous woman named Nora who wants to...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 8:23 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Orlando super-donor and trial lawyer John Morgan has now pumped nearly $1 million into his crusade to ask Florida voters to legalize medical marijuana next year.
Campaign-finance reports for November show his Morgan & Morgan law firm...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 10:23 AM
Whether or not we all agree on the importance of curriculum standards (I'm on record as supporting the Common Core goals), I expect most of us could list a few things we'd like more children to learn in school or elsewhere before they become adults....
| Oct 15, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Accused Libyan terrorist Abu Anas al Liby pleaded not guilty in federal court in New York on Tuesday to charges of conspiring to kill U.S. citizens in connection with the U.S. embassy bombings in Africa in 1998.
Al Liby , whose real name is Nazih...