FLORIDA: ‘ Law requires some single mothers to publish ads naming sexual partners ‘

#AceNewsReport – FLORIDA:June.09: While Jeb Bush was governor of Florida, the state approved a law forcing single mothers seeking to give their children up for adoption to publish their sexual histories in a newspaper in an attempt to contact the children’s fathers — even if the mothers were rape victims or minors.

The measure, passed in 2001 and soon nicknamed the “Scarlet Letter” law, wasn’t actually signed by Bush — though he chose not to veto it, either — and was repealed in 2003 after courts found it to be unconstitutional. But the bizarre and anachronistic policy, flagged by the Huffington Post’s Laura Bassett Tuesday in a review of Bush’s past rhetoric and policies toward single mothers, could be a problem for the presidential hopeful who once bemoaned that the GOP is viewed as an “anti-woman” party.


#florida, #jeb-bush, #scarlet-letter-law


#AceNewsServices – FLORIDA – November 05 – Two ministers and a 90-year-old homeless advocate in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, face up to 60 days in jail and a $500 fine for violating a city ordinance that effectively outlaws sharing food with homeless people in public.

' Love Thy Neighbour Feeding the Homeless for 20 years - UNTIL NOW !

‘ Love Thy Neighbour Feeding the Homeless for 20 years – UNTIL NOW !

Homeless advocate Arnold Abbott, head of the group Love Thy Neighbor, has been feeding the homeless for more than 20 years.

Abbott, along with pastors Dwayne Blackand and Mark Sims, were arrested on Sunday after distributing food to the needy on a public sidewalk.

“As contemplated on Sunday, I was arrested for feeding the homeless and received a citation to appear in court,” Abbott explained on Facebook. “However, only 4 people were fed before an officer told me to, ‘Drop that plate immediately!’

As though it were a weapon I was holding, and to go with him to the police car.

After a time I was allowed to get the food back on the van and we were able to find a small churches [sic] driveway, where we set up, and fed the people who followed us over.”

The city commission voted Oct. 22 in favour of an ordinance that limits where outdoor feeding sites can be located, requires the permission of property owners and says the groups have to provide portable toilets, the Sun-Sentinel reported.

The law took effect last Friday.




` Joint Investigations are Under-Way in US States Over Alleged Cyber-Attacks and Ebays Security Practices '

#AceSecurityNews – UNITED STATES – May 23 – Several U.S. states, including Connecticut, Florida, and Illinois, are jointly leading an investigation into eBay’s security practices, following eBay’s reveal this week of a massive cyber-attack which the company says compromised a large number of users’ personal information.

Courtesy of LoopNews

Though eBay claims that financial data, which was stored separately, was not acquired during this breach, these U.S. States Attorney Generals’ offices are taking the matter seriously after a series of high-profile attacks at retailers like Target, Neiman Marcus and Michael’s have left U.S. consumers vulnerable to identity theft.

#ans2014, #connecticut, #ebay, #florida, #illinois, #united-states

` Gas Explosion at Escambia County Jail leaves at least 100 people Injured and 2 Dead Causing Partial Collapse of Building '

#AceWorldNews – FLORIDA – May 01 – At least 100 people have been injured and 2 are dead in a gas explosion at jail in Pensacola, Florida according to a spokeswoman. The blast caused partial collapse of one of the buildings.

Pensacola Police Officer Maria Landy confirmed to ABC News Radio that there were two casualties. She would not specify though if those dead were inmates or guards. The blast caused partial collapse of one of the buildings.

The accident took place at the Escambia County Central Booking and Detention Facility on Wednesday night.

“There was an apparent gas explosion in the central booking area of the Escambia County jail,” Escambia County Public Information Officer Kathleen Dough-Castro said during a news briefing, as cited by the Pensacola News Journal.

“We had approximately 600 prisoners in the facility at the time. Injured prisoners are being transported under guard to area hospitals. Uninjured prisoners are being taken to other detention facilities in Escambia County as well as Santa Rosa County.”

Latest at 11.16 GMT – AP – Reported 2 people are Dead. #shaunynews


#florida, #santa-rosa

` Car Crashes into ` Day-Care-Centre ‘ `Killing One Child and Injuring 14 others then Drove Away from Scene ‘

#AceWorldNews – ORLANDO/FLORIDA – April, 10 – A car crashed into the wall of a day-care centre and drove into the building in Orlando, Florida. As a result, one person died and 11 got injured, among them children.

All of the injured have been hospitalized, some of them being in serious condition.

The driver fled the scene, a search is under-way.

Reported from WINTER PARK, Fla. by A car smashed into an Orlando-area day care Wednesday, killing a girl and injuring 14 others, at least a dozen of them children, and authorities were searching for the driver of an SUV who they say started the crash, officials said.

A Toyota Solara convertible went out of control after it was struck by a Dodge Durango, jumped a curb and smashed into the day care, breaking through the wall and into the building, said Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Wanda Diaz. The convertible driver was not hurt.

The Durango left the scene but was located almost two hours later after it had been abandoned at a home. The highway patrol said it is looking for 26-year-old Robert Corchado, who has been arrested eight times since 2000, according to Florida Department of Law Enforcement records.

Troopers said he was the driver of the Durango, but wouldn’t say how they established that. Troopers said Corchado may be trying to leave the area, and troopers and deputies headed to Orlando International Airport to look for him.

Diaz said a girl died at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, but she didn’t have any more information on her. One person at the hospital was in critical condition and five others were in serious condition, said spokeswoman Katie Dagenais.

In all, 13 people were hospitalized and two others were treated at the scene, said John Mulhall, a spokesman for the Orange County Fire Rescue. http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_25531509/vehicle-crashes-into-florida-day-care-center


#florida, #orlando

` Justice is Served for ` Jonathan Fleming ‘ who Served 25 years in Prison for `Brooklyn Murder ‘ – Released ‘

#AceNewsServices – NEW YORK – April 09 – (PTV) – A New York man who spent nearly 25 years in prison for a Brooklyn murder that took place while he was on vacation in Florida was set free Tuesday in a highly emotional hearing.

“The day is finally here. I have dreamt about it many nights,” Jonathan Fleming said as he walked out of court. “I’m finally a free man.

“I feel wonderful,” Fleming said. “I am going to have dinner with my mother and my family and I’m going to live the rest of my life.”

Evidence that was not disclosed to the defence during his trial — which would have confirmed his alibi for the August 1989 slaying in a Williamsburg project — was unearthed during a review of the case by the Brooklyn district attorney’s office.

That included a phone receipt from an Orlando hotel showing he was there just hours before the murder and a report from local police, which interviewed hotel staff who remembered him.

Both documents were found in the case file.

In 1989 according to the report from the New York Times – Mr. Fleming was convicted of second-degree murder in the killing of Darryl Alston, a rival drug dealer, on Aug. 15, 1989, at the Williamsburg Houses.

His alibi was simple: He was in Orlando at the time of the shooting, on a family trip to Walt Disney World.

During the trial, Mr. Fleming’s lawyers gave evidence showing that he was in Orlando around the time of the murder — plane tickets and video footage and vacation photos from family members.

But prosecutors argued he could have returned to Brooklyn and shot Mr. Alston, producing a list with 53 possible flights he could have taken, according to a document prepared by Mr. Fleming’s lawyers, Taylor Koss and Anthony Mayol. And they cast doubt on the testimony from Mr. Fleming’s family members about his whereabouts.

A woman who said she was an eyewitness, Jacqueline Belardo, identified Mr. Fleming as the killer.

Though she recanted what she said before sentencing, saying she had identified Mr. Fleming in exchange for a dismissal of grand larceny charges against her, the prosecution contended that Ms. Belardo was lying, according to the document. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/09/nyregion/brooklyn-district-attorney-overturns-conviction-in-1989-murder.html

All he could say on his release was – Thank God My Prayers Have Been Answered.


#brooklyn, #florida, #new-york, #williamsburg-project

` US Commercial Drones fly around the `Globe ‘ taking ` Publicity Photos’ without Permission from Federal Aviation Authority ‘

#AceWorldNews WASHINGTON (AP) – A small, four-rotor drone hovered over Washington Nationals players for a few days during spring training in Florida last month, taking publicity photos impossible for a human photographer to capture.

But no one got the Federal Aviation Administration’s permission first. “No, we didn’t get it cleared, but we don’t get our pop flies cleared either and those go higher than this thing did,” a team official said when contacted by The Associated Press.

The drone flights ceased the next day.

The official wasn’t authorized to speak publicly and asked not to be named.


#ap, #faa, #federal-aviation-administration, #florida, #the-associated-press, #washington

` Florida jury convicts `Michael Dunn ‘ of attempted murder and not actual murder’

#AceWorldNews says that a Florida jury convicts Michael Dunn of attempted murder, but not actual murder, in the shooting death of black teenager Jordan Davis, the hashtag (hash)dangerousblackchildren popped up on Twitter.

A Florida jury found Michael Dunn guilty on four of the five charges in a case in which he was accused of shooting a teenager to death over loud music, but they could not come to a decision on the murder charge and a mistrial was declared on that count.

Dunn, 47, had faced a first degree murder charge for the shooting death of Jordan Davis, 17, in a Jacksonville convenience store parking lot on Nov. 23, 2012.

The judge had instructed the jury that they could consider lesser charges, including second degree murder, manslaughter, justifiable homicide or excusable homicide, but they said the could not come to an agreement on any of those charges.

More plus video at: http://abcnews.go.com/US/michael-dunn-trial-mistrial-declared-murder-charge-loud/story?


#florida, #jacksonville, #twitter

Republican Governor `Charlie Crist’ says in `TV Interview’ supports `Lifting Embargo’ on Cuba”

#AceWorldNews says `Majority of Americans Support Normalizing Relations with Cuba  according to the latest poll

English: Coat of arms of Cuba. Español: Escudo...

English: Coat of arms of Cuba. Español: Escudo de Cuba. Русский: Герб Кубы. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A strong majority of Americans support normalizing relations with Cuba, Reuters reported, citing a poll released on Tuesday by the Atlantic Council.

The poll, carried out by the Washington-based think tank, found that 56 percent of respondents nationally favored changing the US’s Cuba policy. The number rose to 63 percent when just counting Florida residents.

On Friday, Florida’s former Republican Governor Charlie Crist said in a TV interview that he supports lifting the embargo with Cuba.


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#aceworldnews, #atlantic-council, #charlie-crist, #cuba, #florida, #reuters, #washington, #wikipedia

#USDA : " Beef Bars from Diseased and Unsound Animals is recalled by `Rancho Feeding Corporation' of Petaluma"

#AceFoodNews says Rancho Feeding Corp of Petaluma, a California-based company, is recalling 3,950 tons of beef bars because it used “diseased and unsound animals”, the USDA said.

The beef, which also lacked proper federal inspections, was produced between January 1 and January 7 and is unfit for human consumption.

The meat was shipped to California, Florida, Illinois and Texas, the department’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said in a statement.

#animals, #beef, #california, #consumption, #diseased, #florida, #food-safety-and-inspection-service, #human, #meat, #usda

A Republican vision for America – ‘Florida House candidate Joshua Black calls for hanging of President Obama’

#ANS2014 ” Never Surprised by this World “

The Last Of The Millenniums



joshua black

This is today’s Republican Party.

Oh no it isn’t you say. You’re really just the normal, everyday people like those that voted for Ronald Reagan. Even Democrats voted for Ronald Reagan.


A Republican candidate for a Florida House seat, Joshua Black IS the face of today’s Republican Party.

You ‘normal. everyday’ people have sat on the sidelines for 3 years. Too cowardly to stand up to the fringe, the tea party, because they will say your not a ‘real’ American.

A ‘real’ American doesn’t call those that disagree with him ccommies (even though Newt Gingrich in 1995 suggested that).

A ‘real’ American doesn’t want the destruction of our political process regardless of how bad it seems at times.

A ‘real’ American doesn’t want the destruction of our government agencies, department by department, defunding, nullifing until agencies are crippled, hurting and unable to provide even basic services to Americans…

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#aceworldnews, #florida, #republican

#NSA : “High Court Agrees to Delve into Privacy and Technology to Test Whether Cellphones and Smartphones Can be Searched without Warrant”

#AceBreakingNews says WASHINGTON — Delving into the legal jungle of privacy and technology, the Supreme Court agreed Friday to consider two cases that test whether cellphones and smartphones can be searched without a warrant.

The cases, which could be heard by the court in April and decided by late June, involve searches performed by police that turned relatively minor traffic and drug infractions into major felony convictions. In both cases, the crucial information was found on the suspects’ mobile phones.

On one level, the cases represent an inevitable Supreme Court entry into the world of cellphones, owned by more than nine in 10 American adults. In the past few years, courts from California to Texas to Florida have split over the issue of cellphones and digital content.

For more on this story, go to http://usat.ly/1dYBqU3.

#california, #cellphones, #florida, #privacy, #smartphones, #supreme-court, #technology, #texas, #washington

#AceWorldNews says HuffPost and the Hill says FBI…

#AceWorldNews says HuffPost and the Hill says FBI TO RELEASE REPORT ON KILLING OF BOSTON BOMBING PERSON OF INTEREST – Ryan Reilly: “The internal FBI probe into the deadly shooting of a Russian immigrant who was being interviewed in Florida in May about his links to the Boston Marathon bombing suspect is “definitely” something the bureau will release down the line, FBI Director James Comey told reporters Thursday. Ibragim Todashev, a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was killed by an FBI agent while being questioned about his relationship with Tsarnaev. There were conflicting accounts about whether Todashev was armed when he allegedly attacked an agent. News reports quoted sources who said that Todashev was going to sign a statement confessing his involvement in a 2011 murder when he allegedly lunged at an agent, who was accompanied by other law enforcement officials. The Boston Globe’s editorial board recently called on Comey to release the report, saying the lack of information raises serious questions. “Was Todashev armed? Could not the trained law enforcement officials on the scene, including two Massachusetts state troopers, have subdued a potentially crucial witness in a non-lethal way?” the board asked.” [HuffPost]

#2011, #boston-bombing, #boston-marathon, #fbi, #florida, #huffpost, #ryan-reilly, #the-boston-globe

Tropical Storm Keith 1988 Came in Like a Lion and Left Like a Lamb with No Fatalities Reported – Travel Forward to Now and it is a Different Story

Tropical Storm Keith at Mexican landfall

Tropical Storm Keith at Mexican landfall (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

#AceWeatherNews says in 1988 according to the records a tropical storm named Keith arrived like a lion with winds reaching 70 miles per hour, then dissipated and left like a lamb. The resultant casualties were a few trees and power lines and damage to was fairly minor ,it cost overall for all subsequent repairs $7.3 million. The best thing was “No Fatalities Were Reported” and l thank God !

In the years preceding this until the last one only a month ago ,winds have reached upward of 200 miles per hour ,casualties are numbered in hundreds and sometimes even in thousands and the damage is measured not as slight, severe or even catastrophic ,but devastating! The fact is our weather is getting worst, we would like to say “Global Warming” is or is not to blame, or even “Climate Change” is not really causing it, or we are told this occurred years ago by certain scientists.

Though al we know is that by the time we have finished clearing up after “Super Typhoon Haiyan” , it will not matter what caused it, but how many families will have lost their loved ones ,leaving them homeless, starving and in desperate need. These are the things that really matter, not what we call the storm or its ferocity ,but how many people suffer.

All l can say is God willing one day we can return to the days of ” Tropical Storms” like Keith and eventually to a slight blow over the Atlantic, or Pacific.

English: Keith rainfall across Mexico. David R...

English: Keith rainfall across Mexico. David Roth, Hydrometeorological Prediction Center, Camp Springs, MD. http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/tropical/rain/keith2000filledrainblk.gif (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Extract Courtesy of Wikipedia:   

Tropical Storm Keith, the eleventh tropical storm of the 1988 season, was the latest North Atlantic tropical cyclone in the calendar year to strike the Continental United States since the 1925 season. Keith developed out of a tropical wave in the Caribbean Sea on November 17 and reached a peak intensity of 70 mph (110 km/h) shortly before striking the northeastern tip of the Yucatán Peninsula. It turned northeastward in the Gulf of Mexico, and made landfall near Sarasota, Florida, on November 23. Keith became extratropical near Bermuda on November 24. The extra tropical remnant persisted for two more days.
Keith produced moderate to heavy rainfall in Honduras, Jamaica, and Cuba. Minimal damage was reported in Mexico. The last of four named North Atlantic hurricanes to hit the United States during the season, Keith produced moderate rainfall, rough storm surge, and gusty winds across central Florida. Overall damage was fairly minor but widespread, totaling $7.3 million. Near the coast of Florida, damage occurred mainly from storm surge and beach erosion. Further inland there were floods, downed trees and power lines.

No fatalities were reported.

Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropical_Storm_Keith_(1988)>


#2001-pacific-typhoon-season, #atlantic, #atlantic-ocean, #caribbean-sea, #climate-change, #florida, #gulf-of-mexico, #maximum-sustained-wind, #mexico, #tropical-cyclone, #tropical-storm-keith

Science of Sink Holes: So Are the Builders Causing the Disaster's to Occur by Building Our Homes and Roads in the Wrong Places?

: Santa Fe River: Sinkhole where the river goe...

: Santa Fe River: Sinkhole where the river goes underground for 3 miles, forming a natural land bridge. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sinkholes are they causing the disaster to occur or are the builder’s by sighting our homes and roads in the wrong places, without due regard to how, what and why they occur?

Learn more about sinkholes.USGS Science Feature

The Science of Sinkholes

Picture of a sinkhole in Florida.Sinkholes are common where the rock below the land surface is limestone, carbonate rock, salt beds, or rocks that can naturally be dissolved by groundwater circulating through them. As the rock dissolves, spaces and caverns develop underground. Sinkholes are dramatic because the land usually stays intact for a while until the underground spaces just get too big. If there is not enough support for the land above the spaces then a sudden collapse of the land surface can occur. These collapses can be small, or, as this picture shows, or they can be huge and can occur where a house or road is on top.

The most damage from sinkholes tends to occur in Florida, Texas, Alabama, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania. The picture to the left shows a sinkhole that quickly opened up in Florida, apparently eating a swimming pool, some roadway, and buildings.

What is a “Sinkhole”?

Picture of a sinkhole that formed below part of a house.A sinkhole is an area of ground that has no natural external surface drainage–when it rains, all of the water stays inside the sinkhole and typically drains into the subsurface. Sinkholes can vary from a few feet to hundreds of acres and from less than 1 to more than 100 feet deep. Some are shaped like shallow bowls or saucers whereas others have vertical walls; some hold water and form natural ponds. Typically, sinkholes form so slowly that little change is noticeable, but they can form suddenly when a collapse occurs. Such a collapse can have a dramatic effect if it occurs in an urban setting.

Areas prone to collapse sinkholes

The map below shows areas of the United States where certain rock types that are susceptible to dissolution in water occur. In these areas the formation of underground cavities can form and catastrophic sinkholes can happen. These rock types are evaporites (salt, gypsum, and anhydrite) and carbonates (limestone and dolomite). Evaporite rocks underlie about 35 to 40 percent of the United States, though in many areas they are buried at great depths.

Map of the United States showing areas where rock that are prone to dissolution and sinkholes are prevalent.

Types of sinkholes

Since Florida is prone to sinkholes, it is a good place to use to discuss some different types of sinkholes and the geologic and hydrologic processes that form them. The processes of dissolution, where surface rock that are soluble to weak acids, are dissolved, and suffosion, where cavities form below the land surface, are responsible for virtually all sinkholes in Florida.

Dissolution sinkholes

Diagram of a sinkhole caused by dissolution of subsurface rock, generally limestone. Dissolution of the limestone or dolomite is most intensive where the water first contacts the rock surface. Aggressive dissolution also occurs where flow is focussed in preexisting openings in the rock, such as along joints, fractures, and bedding planes, and in the zone of water-table fluctuation where groundwater is in contact with the atmosphere.

Cover-subsidence sinkholes

Cover-subsidence sinkholes tend to develop gradually where the covering sediments are permeable and contain sand. In areas where cover material is thicker or sediments contain more clay, cover-subsidence sinkholes are relatively uncommon, are smaller, and may go undetected for long periods.

Cover-collapse sinkholes

Cover-collapse sinkholes may develop abruptly (over a period of hours) and cause catastrophic damages. They occur where the covering sediments contain a significant amount of clay. Over time, surface drainage, erosion, and deposition of sinkhole into a shallower bowl-shaped depression.

Diagram showing cover-collapse types of sinkholes.

Sinkholes can be human-induced

New sinkholes have been correlated to land-use practices, especially from groundwater pumping and from construction and development practices. Sinkholes can also form when natural water-drainage patterns are changed and new water-diversion systems are developed. Some sinkholes form when the land surface is changed, such as when industrial and runoff-storage ponds are created. The substantial weight of the new material can trigger an underground collapse of supporting material, thus causing a sinkhole.

Hydrologic cycle of water from atmosphere to g...

Hydrologic cycle of water from atmosphere to ground in Florida, including the formation of sinkholes, artesian wells, springs, and confluence of salt water from the ocean (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The overburden sediments that cover buried cavities in the aquifer systems are delicately balanced by ground-water fluid pressure. The water below ground is actually helping to keep the surface soil in place. Groundwater pumping for urban water supply and for irrigation can produce new sinkholes In sinkhole-prone areas. If pumping results in a lowering of groundwater levels, then underground structural failure, and thus, sinkholes, can occur.

Take our groundwater true/false quiz.  Groundwater true/false quiz

Sources and more information

 • Sinkholes, USGS Fact Sheet 2007-3060
• Land Subsidence in the United States, U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1182
• Land Subsidence in the United States, USGS Fact Sheet-165-00
• Carbonate-rock aquifers, Aquifer Basics


#acesciencenews, #alabama, #environment, #florida, #groundwater, #land-surface, #sinkhole, #terrain, #texas, #united-states, #united-states-geological-survey, #water-resources