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STATE CAPITAL BRIEFS: WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10, 2012

  STUDENT INFO COMPROMISED IN LARGE DATA BREACH Personal identifying information about students from around Florida who were eligible for Bright Futures scholarships several years ago – including social security numbers in some cases – has been either stolen or accidentally released, state officials said Wednesday. The 200,000 records from 2005-2007 were part of an "information security breach" reporte ...

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SOUTHERLAND VS LAWSON BECOMING A MARQUEE RACE

By MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Posting or forwarding this material without permission is prohibited. Contact news@newsserviceflorida.com THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, October 10, 2012......... As the race for the White House tightens, Republicans and Democrats are battling for every congressional seat they have a chance of winning. And in a north Florida district, Democrats are targeting first-ter ...

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Profiles Of Courage: The Rich History Of African-American Firefighters

ByD.L. Chandler     The men and women who serve on the front lines as firefighters, rescuing citizens in harm’s way, should be saluted daily for their bravery. In one of the most-dangerous and selfless occupations in the world, firefighters risk their lives for the safety of others at a moment’s notice. Even though history has not been kind to the memory of African-American firemen, their contribution to fi ...

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Dwyane Wade announces shoe deal with Li-Ning

by Tim Reynolds, Associated Press Two-time NBA champion Dwyane Wade is signing with Chinese sportswear provider Li-Ning, which is giving the Miami Heat guard his own brand within the company along with plenty of creative and strategic input. The partnership will be announced Wednesday in Beijing, where Li-Ning is headquartered and where the Heat are visiting for the NBA China Games tour. Wade told The Assoc ...

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FBI arrests dozens in ID theft-tax fraud takedown in South Florida

By Jay Weaver     Federal authorities Wednesday stepped up their assault on the viral-like crime of identity theft and tax fraud, arresting dozens of South Florida suspects on charges of filing fake returns totaling millions of dollars. Federal prosecutors in Miami plan to unveil charges against more than 40 defendants accused of stealing the personal information of other people and using it to file fraudul ...

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Female Olympic Boxing Champ: ‘I Ain’t Never Seen A Woman Who Boxes Like Me’

By Associated Press <img title="Claressa Shields" src="http://ionenewsone.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/claressa-shields-boxing.jpg" alt="Claressa Shields profile" width="640" height="427" />FLINT, Mich.– The ferociousness that won Claressa Shields (pictured) an Olympic gold medal melted away as she climbed on the podium to claim it. She giggled and grinned as she caressed it, the prettiest thing the 17 ...

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High School Marching Bands to be Featured at Home Game

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida A&M University (FAMU) announces more entertainment for its 2012 football season with a focus on delivering an enhanced football experience and halftime entertainment for fans. On October 13, the matchup will be FAMU vs. Savannah State University for “Youth and Community Day.” The halftime entertainment will feature local Tallahassee high school marching bands from James S. Ri ...

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FMU Aviation Program Soars with New Plane Purchase

The Florida Memorial University (FMU) Aviation and Safety Department ushered in a new era of excellence with the purchase of a Cessna 172 SP airplane. The university invited institutional stakeholders and community members to help dedicate the newest addition to the South Florida skies at Miami Executive Aviation in the Opa-Locka Airport. The U.S. Air Force and the Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust provided gran ...

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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH COLLABORATES WITH STATEWIDE PROFESSIONAL HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS TO SHARE LATEST UPDATES ON MENINGITIS OUTBREAK

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Health (DOH) today announced further collaboration with numerous state health organizations to ensure that information is shared with their respective members in the health and medical communities. Information has been disseminated to 30 professional health care associations over the past several days.   “The Florida Society of Neurology (FSN) cannot overemphasiz ...

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Obama leaves L.A. after star-studded fundraising swing

Obama leaves L.A. after star-studded fundraising swing By Steven Herbert City News Service President Barack Obama shakes hands with supporters at a campaign event at the Nokia Theater, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) (Mark J. Terrill) LOS ANGELES - About a half-hour behind schedule, President Barack Obama left Los Angeles today bound for Keene in Kern County for the establis ...

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