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New Labor Stats Show Transport a Major Liability

May 10, 2009

New Labor Stats Show Transport a Major Liability

This month, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) presented a fifteen-year trend in work-related accidents and fatalities, as the country recognizes National Safety Month. The span of years between 1992 and 2007 shows a declining rate of workplace fatalities, but also spotlights other trends on accident occurrences in the workplace. Possibly…

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May 7, 2009

Swine Flu Hits Florida, School Closes

Health officials report the first case of swine flu appears to have happened in Clay County, according to a report. A probable case was identified Sunday and is just one of 15 in Florida that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are investigating. As a result, an elementary school in Clay County, Oakleaf School…

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April 20, 2009

Medical Error Kills 21 Polo Horses

The University Of Florida School Of Veterinary Medicine says it’s likely that too much selenium in a compound given to 21 polo horses is what killed them. The 21 polo horses were getting ready to compete in a Florida match on April 19, according to an article. They all had received an injection only described…

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April 13, 2009

Florida Foreclosures Soar, Moratoriums Ends On Mortgages

This is a good news/ bad news story. The good news is there is plenty of opportunity for first time home buyers to take advantage of the depressed home prices brought about by desperate owners and foreclosures in the marketplace. The bad news is that Florida is fourth in the nation in the number of…

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April 6, 2009

Payday Loans and High Interest Rates

Payday Loans have astronomically high interest rates, some as high as 400 percent, that take advantage of people in desperate need of cash. If you pay quickly, you are off the hook for a little, but if you don’t, a $300 loan can end up costing you about $800. If you see them you should…

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April 3, 2009

Should Florida Speeders Always Be Ticketed?

If there was ever an excuse to drive fast, I can’t think of a better one than driving your wife to the hospital who is in labor. That’s exactly what Kyle Nordman was doing when an officer pulled him over to get his wife, Rachel to the hospital fast. According to a report, she was…

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March 30, 2009

Kids Left In Cars To Die — A Fatal Distraction

If you ever carry a child in a car seat in the back seat of your car you must read this article. Fatal Distraction, an article published in the Washington Post on March 8, tells us that all kinds of adults have forgotten their child in the car, from rocket scientists, to doctors, to postal…

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March 26, 2009

Florida Senate Delays Vote on Parental Waivers

Parental waivers have been standard fare for quite some time and are favored heavily by Florida’s tourism industry – a big industry in Florida that ranges from swimming with the dolphins, horseback riding, or renting a boat. However, according to a report, a recent state Supreme Court ruling determined that parents do not have the…

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March 16, 2009

Florida Teen Drinking: The Party’s Over

St. Johns County has launched a new campaign to stop underage drinking. Just on the edge of spring break, “The Party’s Over” was announced by St. Johns County, south and west of Jacksonville by Sheriff David Shoar. Teens will be able to text in anonymously to report anyone who is drinking and under the age…

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