Twitter users hate on Zimmerman for pulling family from wreck07/23/13 ,via Daily Caller
George Zimmerman arrives for day 23 of his trial in Seminole circuit court in Sanford, Fla. Thursday, July 11, 2013. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. (Gary W. Green/Orlando Sentinel).
IRS head met with top White House official one day before revising targeting ...
Only Zients and the three men from the IRS attended the meeting, according to White House visitor logs. Their meeting ran for just under eight and a half hours, the logs reveal. The very next day, April 25, the IRS's chief counsel's office — led by
George Zimmerman pulls crash victim from overturned truck
Florida police are reporting that George Zimmerman has emerged from hiding in order to rescue an individual from an overturned truck. Sanford Police Capt. Jim McAuliffe told ABC News that Zimmerman “pulled an individual from a truck that had rolled
Report: 'Gasland' director made false breast cancer claims
In fact, the story that Fox cited noted that while “local breast cancer rates are up, they are still below the national average.” The AP notes: “When Fox was told that Texas cancer researchers said rates didn't increase, he replied in an email that the
Embattled IRS chief counsel met with Obama 2 days before agency changed ...
The Obama appointee implicated in congressional testimony in the IRS targeting scandal met with President Obama in the White House two days before offering his colleagues a new set of advice on how to scrutinize tea party and conservative groups
Lakewood Ranch couple's wedding site is off the beaten path - Bradenton Herald
LAKEWOOD RANCH -- Lauraine Strussion's wedding will be anything but traditional.
For starters, there's no white dress.
No decorations, either.
Her dog, Rosa, will be in the wedding party, and so will her brother, who's serving as her "maid of honor."
And maybe most unique of all, the Oct. 12 wedding won't be in a church or on the beach, but deep inside one of Lakewood Ranch's nature parks, under one of the biggest and oldest trees in the area. It's truly an Old Florida setting, hidden in the middle of the sprawling residential community of Summerfield.
"People that know me expect it because I'm kinda off the beaten path," Strussion said.
Strussion, 50, grew up in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus, where she says she and her family spent much of their free time in a rural setting.
"Yeah, the beach is OK, but I'm one of those rare people, I love the woods," said Strussion, who was hired in August as events coordinator for Lakewood Ranch Community Activities.
Strussion moved to Florida about 2 1/2 years ago and eventually moved in with her fiance, Larry Marshall, a 49-year-old golf instructor at IMG Academies' David Leadbetter Golf Academy in Bradenton. The two knew each other growing up in Reynoldsburg, but didn't re-connect until 2009 through Facebook.
Strussion had been living in Fort Worth, Texas, and Marshall had been in Bradenton for years. The relationship began with a lot of phone calls.
"I thought to myself, 'Man, I need to find somebody like Larry,'" Strussion said. "Well, why don't I just date Larry?"
The couple would often bring their dogs for walks along the trails in the 110-acre Heron's Nest Nature Park adjacent to their Summerfield neighborhood.
Along the way, they would admire one particular tree along one of the trails, a massive southern live oak Strussion guesses to be at least 200 years old.
The southern live oak, often synonymous with the Old South, is usually draped with Spanish moss and "can measure its lifetime in centuries if properly located and cared for," according to the University of Florida Extension.
What started as a "ha, ha, what if" suggestion from Strussion became a reality when she was able to convince her fiance this is where she wants to hold the wedding ceremony, right under one of the arching tree branches. She'd previously been married "for about five minutes" and did the whole white-dress-and-a-church...Source: www.bradenton.com
Flood alert as river levels rise08/04/13 ,via Daily Mail
Rail services remain badly hit with services between Tonbridge and Ashford, Hastings and Tunbridge Wells and from Brighton and Lewes to Haywards Heath all cancelled because of flood water. Although the vital Brighton line into Victoria remains fully open ...
It's all about taking the bad with the good in life08/04/13 ,via Las Cruces Sun-News
They went white-water rafting and repelled off 200-foot cliffs and joined the drill team Mike ... Amanda and I also shrieked with laughter over my experience shopping for wedding dresses that made me look, as a friend wryly noted, like a 70 ...
Losing Ground: Cash assistance no longer an entitlement for poor08/04/13 ,via Starnet - The Arizona Daily Star
Yet only 4,000 were receiving cash assistance as recently as May. Since the campaign to "end welfare as we know it" began in the mid-1990s, many states have seen plunging cash-assistance caseloads. Arizona's drop-off has been the steepest. Since mid-2010 ...
Where can I find decently priced wedding dresses?
I live in the San Antonio, TX area, and I am planning a wedding on a budget. Are there any places online or in town where I could get a good deal on a wedding dress? (Under $200) Looking for something simple, not too ornate or pouffy.
I don't know how close one is to you BUT David's Bridal is pretty good. They regularly have a 99.00 sale.