Posts Tagged 'Florida'

Sleeping With The Fishes – Underwater Burial At Neptune Memorial Reef

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According to Slate –

Conceived as a living reef and modeled after the lost city of Atlantis, the Neptune Memorial Reef was created by cremation-services provider the Neptune Society. Anyone wishing to bury their loved one at the city can hand over the cremated remains—in person or by mail—to be mixed with cement and sand, poured into a shell- or starfish-shaped mold, and added to the reef. Family members are welcome to participate in the process, either by scuba diving or watching from a boat above. Post-burial, they may visit the reef at any time for free.

Continue reading Slate’s article HERE.

Neptune Memorial Reef site HERE.

Manatees Mating Causes Traffic Jam [video]

The Earl of Sandwich Owns A Chain Of Sandwich Shops

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From wikipedia – Earl of Sandwich is a restaurant franchise based in Orlando, Florida, United States. It was founded by the current Earl of Sandwich, his younger son Orlando Montagu, and businessman Robert Earl, founder of Planet Hollywood.

The restaurant’s web site HERE

wikipedia page HERE

Fireworks Up Close – Filmed With A Drone [video]

17 Year Old Girl Pitches Batting Practice To Major League Team

Chelsea-sAccording to MLB.com –

A 17-year-old girl from Plant City, Florida is making sure that baseball fans around the world remember Joe Niekro for more than just the emery board incident. See, Chelsea Baker is a high school pitcher for the Durant High School baseball team. Under Niekro’s tutelage, Baker began to master the art of the knuckleball when she was just 10 years old and has been torturing male hitters with it for a majority of her life, now. On Monday, Baker and her knuckleball took on their biggest challenge yet … the Tampa Bay Rays.

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A Great Site For The GOP Convention

Yiddish Curses For Republican Jews can provide much entertainment for Republicans, those attending the GOP convention in Tampa or perhaps for those with Republican friends. Click the ‘Show Me Another Curse’ button and enjoy!

Go to Yiddish Curses For Republican Jews.com

 

 

Kennedy Space Center Now On Google Street View [video]

Weatherman Admits ‘We Have No Clue’

Apparently, those living on the Gulf Coast need to be prepared for anything this weekend. Hurricane? Locusts? Zombies?

WWL.com is reporting –

A low pressure system in the Gulf of Mexico could be a hurricane by Saturday bringing ten inches of rain to Louisiana… or it could not develop at all… or it could go to Texas… or it could go to Florida.  Computer models are all over the map , and forecasters admit this one has them baffled. “It’s impossible to know yet what it is going to do,” Channel 4 Meteorologist Laura Buchtel said. “That’s why everybody just needs to watch it.” Buchtel says they hope to have better data after a Hurricane Hunter plane checks out the system this afternoon. Officials are urging people be prepared for anything.

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Larry Flynt Offered Casey Anthony $500,000 To Pose In Hustler

According to CNN –

If Larry Flynt has his way, Casey Anthony could reintroduce herself — nude — to America on the pages of Hustler magazine, and make well over $500,000 in the process. But Flynt insisted he was serious about the offer, which he said would include $500,000 up front plus 10% of all profits. He said any payment that the Orlando woman might receive for interviews with media outlets would be “chicken feed” compared to what she’d receive by appearing in Hustler. “If they want to get their hands on big money, they’ve got to go through me,” Flynt said.

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70 Year Old Woman Charged With Prostitution

And yes, it did occur in Florida.

The Herald-Tribune reports –

CHARLOTTE COUNTY – Authorities arrested four women, including a 70-year-old, on prostitution charges following a raid at a Port Charlotte spa yesterday. Acting on a tip, undercover sheriff’s detectives began surveillance at Mandala Health Spa, 675 Tamiami Trail, and determined the women had received compensation for sexual acts within the business on numerous occasions, according to an arrest report.

Continue reading HERE.

 

 

 

Orlando Airport Opts Out Of TSA Screening

The Orlando airport is requesting that a private security company take over screening duty from the TSA. Could this be the first domino? What appears to good news must be taken with several very large grains of salt :

1- it will take a year to become effective,

2- TSA rules must still be followed,

3- harassment by the Federal government is certain to follow.

WDBO.com reports –

The backlash continues over those new TSA screening measures, and now one Central Florida airport has decided to go with a private security screening firm. Orlando Sanford International Airport has decided to opt out from TSA screening. “All of our due diligence shows it’s the way to go,” said Larry Dale, the director of the Sanford Airport Authority. “You’re going to get better service at a better price and more accountability and better customer service.” Dale says he will be sending a letter requesting to opt out from TSA screening, and instead the airport will choose one of the five approved private screening companies to take over. Congressman John Mica, who’s expected to lead the powerful Transportation Committee next year, says the TSA is crying out for reform. “I think TSA is overstepping its bounds,” said Mica. Dale says, if all goes as planned, the private security firm could take over in about 12 months. The TSA points out that even if an airport decides to use a private firm for security, the screeners still must follow TSA guidelines. That would include using the full body scanners if they are installed at the airport.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Inspiration Is A Free Bird At Last

Yahoo reports –

Leonard Skinner, the high school gym teacher who inspired the band name Lynyrd Skynyrd, has died at age 77 in a Riverside, Florida nursing home. Skinner, born Forby Leonard Skinner, never intended to become a piece of rock-and-roll history. He was simply enforcing a dress code at Robert E. Lee High School in the late 1960s when he fatefully sent a few teenagers to the principal’s office for violating new rules about hair length. “The hair had to be two fingers above the eyebrows, couldn’t touch the collar,” Skinner explained in an interview several years ago. “One of the ones I sent down was in this band … called the One Percent,” he recalled, referring to the band that would later become Lynyrd Skynyrd.

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