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Surveillance of morbidity during wildfires--Central Florida, 1998. (1/1417)

Several large wildfires occurred in Florida during June-July 1998, many involving both rural and urban areas in Brevard, Flagler, Orange, Putnam, Seminole, and Volusia counties. By July 22, a total of 2277 fires had burned 499,477 acres throughout the state (Florida Department of Community Affairs, unpublished data, 1998). On June 22, after receiving numerous phone calls from persons complaining of respiratory problems attributable to smoke, the Volusia County Health Department issued a public health alert advising persons with pre-existing pulmonary or cardiovascular conditions to avoid outdoor air in the vicinity of the fires. To determine whether certain medical conditions increased in frequency during the wildfires, the Volusia County Health Department and the Florida Department of Health initiated surveillance of selected conditions. This report summarizes the results of this investigation.  (+info)

Can restrictions on reimbursement for anti-ulcer drugs decrease Medicaid pharmacy costs without increasing hospitalizations? (2/1417)

OBJECTIVE: To examine the impact of a policy restricting reimbursement for Medicaid anti-ulcer drugs on anti-ulcer drug use and peptic-related hospitalizations. DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING: In addition to U.S. Census Bureau data, all of the following from Florida: Medicaid anti-ulcer drug claims data, 1989-1993; Medicaid eligibility data, 1989-1993; and acute care nonfederal hospital discharge abstract data (Medicaid and non-Medicaid), 1989-1993. STUDY DESIGN: In this observational study, a Poisson multiple regression model was used to compare changes, after policy implementation, in Medicaid reimbursement for prescription anti-ulcer drugs as well as hospitalization rates between pre- and post-implementation periods in Medicaid versus non-Medicaid patients hospitalized with peptic ulcer disease. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Following policy implementation, the rate of Medicaid reimbursement for anti-ulcer drugs decreased 33 percent (p < .001). No associated increase occurred in the rate of Medicaid peptic-related hospitalizations. CONCLUSIONS: Florida's policy restricting Medicaid reimbursement for anti-ulcer drugs was associated with a substantial reduction in outpatient anti-ulcer drug utilization without any significant increase in the rate of hospitalization for peptic-related conditions.  (+info)

A comparison of the reproductive physiology of largemouth bass, Micropterus salmoides, collected from the Escambia and Blackwater Rivers in Florida. (3/1417)

Largemouth bass (LMB), Micropterus salmoides, were taken from the Escambia River (contaminated site) and the Blackwater River (reference site) near Pensacola, Florida. The Escambia River collection occurred downstream of the effluent from two identified point sources of pollution. These point sources included a coal-fired electric power plant and a chemical company. Conversely, the Blackwater River's headwaters and most of its length flow within a state park. Although there is some development on the lower part of the Blackwater River, fish were collected in the more pristine upper regions. Fish were captured by electroshocking and were maintained in aerated coolers. Physical measurements were obtained, blood was taken, and liver and gonads were removed. LMB plasma was assayed for the concentration of 17ss-estradiol (E2) and testosterone using validated radioimmunoassays. The presence of vitellogenin was determined by gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) and Western blotting using a monoclonal antibody validated for largemouth bass vitellogenin. No differences in plasma concentrations of E2 or testosterone were observed in females from the two sites. Similarly, males exhibited no difference in plasma E2. However, plasma testosterone was lower in the males from the contaminated site, as compared to the reference site. Vitellogenic males occurred only at the contaminated site. Additionally, liver mass was proportionately higher in males from the contaminated site, as compared to males from the reference site. These data suggest that reproductive steroid levels may have been altered by increased hepatic enzyme activity, and the presence of vitellogenic males indicates that an exogenous source of estrogen was present in the Escambia River.  (+info)

Insurance coverage of unintended pregnancies resulting in live-born infants--Florida, Georgia, Oklahoma, and South Carolina, 1996. (4/1417)

In the United States during 1994, approximately 49% of all pregnancies, excluding miscarriages, were unintended. Unintended pregnancy can result in adverse health outcomes that affect the mother, infant, and family. Little is known about the distribution of unintended pregnancy with respect to the payment source for health care. In the absence of data for periconceptional payment source for health care, prenatal-care payment source is used as a surrogate. To develop recommendations to reduce unintended pregnancy, CDC analyzed insurance coverage-specific prevalences of live-born infants from unintended pregnancies among women aged 20-34 years using data from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment and Monitoring System (PRAMS) for 1996 (the most recent year for which data are available). This report summarizes the results of this analysis, which indicates that the highest rates of unintended pregnancy occurred among women covered by Medicaid, with lower rates among women covered by health-maintenance organizations (HMOs) or private insurance.  (+info)

Medicare HMOs: who joins and who leaves? (5/1417)

Medicare risk health maintenance organizations (HMOs) are an increasingly common alternative to fee-for-service Medicare. To date, there has been no examination of whether the HMO program is preferentially used by blacks or by persons living in lower-income areas or whether race and income are associated with reversing Medicare HMO selection. This question is important because evidence suggests that these beneficiaries receive poorer care under the fee-for-service-system than do whites and persons from wealthier areas. Medicare enrollment data from South Florida were examined for 1990 to 1993. Four overlapping groups of enrollees were examined: all age-eligible (age 65 and over) beneficiaries in 1990; all age-eligible beneficiaries in 1993; all age-eligible beneficiaries residing in South Florida during the period 1990 to 1993; and all beneficiaries who became age-eligible for Medicare benefits between 1990 and 1993. The associations between race or income and choice of Medicare option were examined by logistic regression. The association between the demographic characteristics and time staying with a particular option was examined with Kaplan-Meier methods and Cox Proportional Hazards modeling. Enrollment in Medicare risk HMOs steadily increased over the 4-year study period. In the overall Medicare population, the following statistically significant patterns of enrollment in Medicare HMOs were seen: enrollment of blacks was two times higher than that of non-blacks; enrollment decreased with age; and enrollment decreased as income level increased. For the newly eligible population, initial selection of Medicare option was strongly linked to income; race effects were weak but statistically significant. The data for disenrollment from an HMO revealed a similar demographic pattern. At 6 months, higher percentages of blacks, older beneficiaries (older than 85), and individuals from the lowest income area (less than $15,000 per year) had disenrolled. A small percentage of beneficiaries moved between HMOs and FFS plans multiple times. These data on Medicare HMO populations in South Florida, an area with a high concentration of elderly individuals and with one of the highest HMO enrollment rates in the country, indicate that enrollment into and disenrollment from Medicare risk HMOs are associated with certain demographic characteristics, specifically, black race or residence in a low-income area.  (+info)

Counting the uninsured using state-level hospitalization data. (6/1417)

OBJECTIVE: To assess the appropriateness of using state-level data on uninsured hospitalizations to estimate the uninsured population. METHODS: The authors used 1992-1996 data on hospitalizations of newborns and of appendectomy and heart attack patients in Florida to estimate the number of people in the state without health insurance coverage. These conditions were selected because they usually require hospitalization and they are common across demographic categories. RESULTS: Adjusted for the gender and ethnic composition of the population, the percentages of uninsured hospitalizations for appendectomies and heart attacks produced estimates of the state's uninsured population 1.6 percentage points lower than those reported for 1996 in the US Census March Current Population Survey. CONCLUSION: Data reported by hospitals to state agencies can be used to monitor trends in health insurance coverage and provides an alternative data source for a state-level analysis of the uninsured population.  (+info)

The role of medical problems and behavioral risks in explaining patterns of prenatal care use among high-risk women. (7/1417)

OBJECTIVE: To examine the associations between maternal medical conditions and behavioral risks and the patterns of prenatal care use among high-risk women. DATA SOURCE/STUDY DESIGN: Data on over 25,000 high-risk deliveries to African American and white women using multinomial logistic regression to predict the odds of adequate-plus care relative to three other categories of care. DATA COLLECTION/EXTRACTION METHODS: Data were extracted from records maintained by the University of Florida/Shands Hospital maternity clinic on all deliveries between 1987 and 1994; records for white and for African American women were subset to examine racial differences in medical conditions, health behaviors, and patterns of prenatal care use. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Net of sociodemographic and fertility-related characteristics, African American and white women with late antepartum conditions and hypertension problems had significantly higher odds of receiving adequate-plus care, as well as no care or inadequate care, relative to adequate care. White women with gynecological disease and medical/surgical problems were significantly less likely to receive no care or inadequate care, as were African American women with gynecological disease. CONCLUSIONS: Maternal medical conditions explain much but not all of the adequate-plus prenatal care use. More than 13 percent of African American women and 20 percent of white women with no reported medical problems or behavioral risks used adequate-plus care. Additional research is needed to understand this excess use and its possibilities in mediating birth outcomes.  (+info)

Screening for breast cancer: time, travel, and out-of-pocket expenses. (8/1417)

BACKGROUND: We estimated the personal costs to women found to have a breast problem (either breast cancer or benign breast disease) in terms of time spent, miles traveled, and cash payments made for detection, diagnosis, initial treatment, and follow-up. METHODS: We analyzed data from personal interviews with 465 women from four communities in Florida. These women were randomly selected from those with a recent breast biopsy (within 6-8 months) that indicated either breast cancer (208 women) or benign breast disease (257 women). One community was the site of a multifaceted intervention to promote breast screening, and the other three communities were comparison sites for evaluation of that intervention. All P values are two-sided. RESULTS: In comparison with time spent and travel distance for women with benign breast disease (13 hours away from home and 56 miles traveled), time spent and travel distance were statistically significantly higher (P<.001) for treatment and follow-up of women with breast cancer (89 hours and 369 miles). Personal financial costs for treatment of women with breast cancer were also statistically significantly higher (breast cancer = $604; benign breast disease = $76; P < .001) but were statistically significantly lower for detection and diagnosis (breast cancer = $170; benign breast disease = $310; P < .001). Among women with breast cancer, time spent for treatment was statistically significantly lower (P = .013) when their breast cancer was detected by screening (68.9 hours) than when it was detected because of symptoms (84.2 hours). Personal cash payments for detection, diagnosis, and treatment were statistically significantly lower among women whose breast problems were detected by screening than among women whose breast problems were detected because of symptoms (screening detected = $453; symptom detected = $749; P = .045). CONCLUSION: There are substantial personal costs for women who are found to have a breast problem, whether the costs are associated with problems identified through screening or because of symptoms.  (+info)

  • I am excited to represent Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center as a contestants in this year's Mr. Central Florida competition. (qgiv.com)
  • The contestant with the MOST votes at the end of the night will be named 2017 Mr. Central Florida! (qgiv.com)
  • Together, we can help Central Florida communicate better! (qgiv.com)
  • Orlando, FL, November 5, 2004 - Central Florida leaders-hoping to rein in on the sharp rise in obesity among residents-today announced Florida's affiliation with America on the Move (AOM). (wphf.org)
  • Beginning with the introduction of "Florida On the Move" in Central Florida, Florida becomes the 20 th state to affiliate with the AOM national health improvement initiative. (wphf.org)
  • Those gathered for today's announcement included Orange County Chairman Richard Crotty, leaders and representatives of health-conscious organizations from Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Brevard counties, as well as fitness enthusiasts and walkers from the Central Florida YMCA, Orange County Government, LifeSteps senior walking groups, Walt Disney Sports Cast Members and VoluntEARS, and approximately 100 fifth-graders from Brookshire Elementary School in Winter Park. (wphf.org)
  • The affiliation is the result of efforts by a group of Central Florida community leaders who represent a unique collaboration of diverse organizations (see list below). (wphf.org)
  • Their plans call for the formal launch of "Florida On the Move" in Central Florida in early 2005, with ongoing efforts throughout the year and expansion throughout the state. (wphf.org)
  • The regional organizing group will be called "Central Florida on the Move" and will focus on ways to develop and implement a campaign to raise awareness about the nation's obesity epidemic and promote ways for Central Florida residents to take action. (wphf.org)
  • FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will actively support the Feb. 22 Construction Association of South Florida (CASF) 2007 Safety Expo, which focuses on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards in the construction industry. (osha.gov)
  • The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) South Florida Chapter is committed to providing education, assistance, services, programs and activities for people with Parkinson's disease (PD) and their care partners. (apdaparkinson.org)
  • WASHINGTON - La Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés) anunció que asistencia federal por desastre está disponible para el estado de Florida para suplementar los esfuerzos de recuperación para el estado, las tribus y gobiernos locales afectados por la enfermedad pandémica del Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) empezando el 20 de enero 2020, y continúa. (fema.gov)
  • FLORIDA - FEMA announced that federal emergency aid has been made available for the state of Florida to supplement the state, tribes and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic beginning on January 20, 2020, and continuing. (fema.gov)
  • Trey Burton #8 of the Florida Gators runs between Jared Morse #97 and Kyle Woestmann #92 of the Vanderbilt Commodores at Vanderbilt Stadium on October 13, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (latimes.com)
  • Bradley Beal #23 of the Florida Gators dunks the ball as Erik Murphy #33 celebrates while taking on the Marquette Golden Eagles during the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball West Regional Semifinal game at US Airways Center on March 22, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. (latimes.com)
  • Despite Maryland's 16-14 win over Florida two weeks ago, the Gators jumped over the Terps, who dropped to No. 5. (baltimoresun.com)
  • The Florida Gators are the varsity sports teams that represent the University of Florida in the NCAA Division I intercollegiate sports competitions. (excite.com)
  • Florida Gators Lexington tickets will give you the opportunity to catch the Gators away games at the University of Kentucky, and will give you an opportunity to watch some of the sports stars of tomorrow, live in action today. (excite.com)
  • Currently the average price for Florida Gators Lexington KY tickets is $172. (excite.com)
  • The minimum get-in price for Florida Gators Lexington KY tickets is $89. (excite.com)
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  • Dallas Baker caught a 21-yard touchdown pass from Chris Leak that gave Florida the lead in the fourth quarter and the Gators held on to beat No. 13 Tennessee, 21-20, on Saturday in a Southeastern Conference game. (latimes.com)
  • Not even Steve Spurrier, who was 8-4 against Tennessee when he was at Florida, started 2-0 against the Vols as Gators coach. (latimes.com)
  • The No. 7 Gators (3-0, 1-0) preserved the victory when Reggie Nelson got his second interception of the game after Tennessee (2-1, 0-1) went for it on fourth down at the Florida 45. (latimes.com)
  • This project is headquartered at Gainesville, Florida, within the campus of the University of Florida. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences of the University of Florida provides faculty, staff and laboratory support to more than 1,800 volunteers. (wikipedia.org)
  • Are you aware of the aquaculture education resources and curriculum available through the University of Florida? (google.com)
  • Gainesville is home to the University of Florida, which is one of the largest universities in the United States as well as Santa Fe College. (forbes.com)
  • The University of Florida, along with being the birthplace of Gatorade sports drinks, is a major financial boost to the community with hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenues created by the athletic events that occur at UF and SEC football games. (forbes.com)
  • She attended the University of Florida where she earned her bachelors and masters degrees in accounting and juris doctorate. (naag.org)
  • On January 25, 2018, First Lady Ann Scott recognized the winners of the Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! (fldoe.org)
  • The Florida Department of Education is proud to announce the 2018 FL Teacher of the Year Tammy Jerkins, 2017 Assistant Principal of the Year Kelly Stedman, and 2017 Principal of the Year Dr. Rachel Shelley. (fldoe.org)
  • In 2018, she was elected the 38th Attorney General of Florida. (naag.org)
  • The Florida Keys Chapter of IWLA works to conserve, maintain, protect and restore the fragile natural resources of the Florida Keys and South Florida, to educate the public, particularly our youth, regarding those resources, and to promote ways to enjoy and use those resources in ways that simultaneously protect those resources and the ability of future generations to enjoy and use them. (google.com)
  • Since 1962, the Florida Keys Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America has worked to protect the natural resources of South Florida. (google.com)
  • MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (AP) - Justin Brown, T.J. Lang and Alexis Yetna scored 11 points apiece and South Florida closed the first half with a 26-3 run to help the Bulls beat Ohio 73-46 on Friday in the Jamaica Classic. (ap.org)
  • Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated mean undiscovered, technically recoverable resources of 49 million barrels of oil and 18 billion cubic feet of gas in the onshore and State waters part of the South Florida basin. (usgs.gov)
  • Here are the cities participating in South Florida. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • With a recount all but certain in Florida's U.S. Senate race, Republican Governor Rick Scott sued elections supervisors in two Democratic stronghold counties in South Florida Thursday night, claiming they're illegally denying him a chance to oversee ballot counting. (courthousenews.com)
  • There is simply not enough public land in south Florida to maintain even a single viable population. (defenders.org)
  • Washington - Today, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), U.S. National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and Conservancy of Southwest Florida announced they have teamed up to radio-track Burmese pythons in Big Cypress National Preserve, Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge and other areas of Southwest Florida. (usgs.gov)
  • Then the margin in Florida drastically narrowed, the networks retracted their verdict, Gore withdrew his concession, and his campaign began pressing for a Florida recount and investigations of purported election irregularities. (slate.com)
  • It also conflicts with the equal protection guarantee that the United States Supreme Court invoked in December when it halted a statewide manual recount and effectively handed Florida to Mr. Bush. (angelfire.com)
  • Their aim in releasing the report , the researchers said, was not to attack the results of the 2004 election in Florida, where Bush won by 350,000 votes, but to prompt election officials and the public to examine the e-voting systems and address the fact that there is no way to conduct a meaningful recount on the paperless machines. (wired.com)
  • The chaotic 2000 recount takes center stage once again - Trump returns to Miami - Is Florida putting a positive spin on Covid-19 numbers? (politico.com)
  • With his lead holding firm in the final stages of a Senate race recount in Florida, the campaign of Republican candidate Rick Scott lashed out at his Democratic opponent, calling three-term incumbent Bill Nelson an "angry bitter career politician" for not conceding his defeat. (courthousenews.com)
  • The mandatory machine recount in Florida wrapped up Thursday to the joy of Congressman Ron DeSantis as he unofficially became governor-elect. (newsbusters.org)
  • These include (all in the Florida Lakewatch website): Bathymetric maps of approximately 320 Florida lakes Various types of data grouped by subject matter An online library of almost all the project's newsletters Information about all the other Florida Lakewatch publications Information about periodic volunteer meetings at the county level The Florida Lakewatch website contains links to the Florida Atlas of Lakes, produced by the University of South Florida's Water Atlas program. (wikipedia.org)
  • Florida Vacations For much of the twentieth century, Florida's warm sunshine and long sandy beaches have been associated with an exotic escape from the northern states' frigid winter wea. (bookrags.com)
  • Explore Florida's underground at Florida Caverns State Park, the only dry caverns that you can tour in Florida. (visitflorida.com)
  • By the 16th century (the earliest time for which there is a historical record), major Native American groups included the Apalachee (of the Florida Panhandle), the Timucua (of northern and central Florida), the Ais (of the central Atlantic coast), the Tocobaga (of the Tampa Bay area), the Calusa (of southwest Florida) and the Tequesta (of the southeastern coast). (wikipedia.org)
  • Snorkeling photos from various trips I have taken to Destin, Florida in the Florida Panhandle. (flickr.com)
  • east of Destin, at Navarre Beach 20 mi west of Destin, and at freshwater springs in the Florida Panhandle. (flickr.com)
  • He founded the Neuropsychiatric Research Center of Southwest Florida that does so much important dementia research. (alz.org)
  • Since the first European contact was made in 1513 by Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León - who named it La Florida ([la floˈɾiða] "land of flowers") upon landing there in the Easter season, Pascua Florida - Florida was a challenge for the European colonial powers before it gained statehood in the United States in 1845. (wikipedia.org)
  • Powell contends that jurisdiction is lacking because the Florida Supreme Court relied on the State's Constitution as well as Miranda, hence the decision rested on an adequate and independent state ground. (cornell.edu)
  • While Florida has generally bounced back from a deep travel slump -- a record 75 million people visited the state last year -- the news hasn't been as good for some of the state's older, and decidedly kitschier, tourist draws. (wsj.com)
  • In the media's determination to vilify Florida and other Republican-led states as coronavirus hot spots, they are ignoring an alarming new report put out by a Fox Orlando affiliate which suggested the state's Department of Health published inflated, erroneous positive infection data. (newsbusters.org)
  • [ 2 ] It is part of the Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area , which had an estimated population of 436,575 in 2006. (princeton.edu)
  • Florida-based Politico reporter Marc Caputo was attacked for writing 'snarky nonsense' when he suggested the national media have been much rougher on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis than New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo -- you know, the media darling whose press conferences are broadcast nationwide and who gets puffball interviews from his brother on CNN. (newsbusters.org)
  • VISIT FLORIDA® is the Official Florida Tourism Industry Marketing Corporation. (visitflorida.com)
  • The opinions expressed in the getaway ideas, Floridians' Favorites and readers' comments do not necessarily represent those of VISIT FLORIDA. (visitflorida.com)
  • ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Sometimes voters put a check next to a candidate's name instead of filling in an oval that a voting machine can read. (ap.org)
  • ORLANDO, Fla. - Nearly seven months after Hurricane Dorian swept north along the east coast of the Sunshine State, federal funding approved to help communities defray response and infrastructure repair costs has topped $1 million. (fema.gov)
  • ORLANDO, Fla. - FEMA has approved $4,323,677 for the State of Florida to help the City of Miami Beach defray the costs of preparing for and responding to Hurricane Irma under FEMA's Public Assistance Program. (fema.gov)
  • VoiceOnyx was established in 2006 and is headquartered in Orlando, FL. (prweb.com)
  • With a stay at Florida Villas Direct in Davenport, you'll be 6 mi (9.7 km) from Highland Reserve Golf Club and 20.1 mi (32.4 km) from SeaWorld® Orlando. (vrbo.com)
  • A Gov. Gillum would be a significant obstacle for a Trump presidential campaign in Florida, and a Gov. DeSantis would be a significant asset," said Mac Stipanovich, a longtime Republican lobbyist in the state. (politico.com)
  • Writer Ben Terris and Josh Dawsey compared Ron DeSantis to the "oafish" Florida Man satire of dumb people in the sunshine state. (newsbusters.org)
  • The online headline sneered, "Does Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis know what he's doing? (newsbusters.org)
  • Behind the scenes, Trump aides have been in contact with top Florida Republicans on a near daily basis, and people close to the president concede that they are worried. (politico.com)
  • It is both my hope and my expectation that the president will be in Florida so much between now and the election that Floridians will be hearing 'Hail to the Chief' in their dreams," said Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, a staunch Trump ally who's been in touch with the president. (politico.com)
  • Early voting starts today in Florida - Will Latinos win the state for Trump? (politico.com)
  • A Thursday Washington Post profile lauded a black Florida Democrat as she argued for removing President Trump from office. (newsbusters.org)
  • Democrat Andrew Gillum is trying to take over the longtime Republican governor's seat in Florida in a fierce, closely watched campaign. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • After narrowly losing their respective governor's races in Florida and Georgia in the midterm election, Democrats Andrew Gillum and Stacey Abrams released a joint statement Tuesday saying they oppose President Donald Trump's nominee for a North Carolina federal judgeship based on his record on voting rights. (courthousenews.com)
  • We welcome all residents and visitors in the Florida Keys to join with us in our efforts. (google.com)
  • In the Florida Keys you'll find the only state park that's underwater. (visitflorida.com)
  • Während in Deutschland meist der geschmückte Christbaum die Kinderaugen zum Strahlen bringt, gelingt das auf den Florida Keys dem einen oder anderen Kapitän, der sein Schiff anlässlich der sogenannten Bootsparaden in einen fahrenden, funkelnden Weihnachtsgruß verwandelt. (visitflorida.com)
  • Established in 2010 by co-founder Doug Kaplan , Gravis Marketing is a non-partisan research firm headquartered in Winter Springs, Florida. (prweb.com)
  • In Florida parks, there are botanical gardens and caverns, flowing rivers where visitors on inner tubes float gently down the stream, islands that have remained untouched and unpopulated for thousands of years, clear springs where you can watch mermaids at play or peek through the deck of a glass bottom boat and into the depths below. (visitflorida.com)
  • On Good Morning America , Bush spokesman Ari Fleischer, marveling that "the voters have spoken and [we] have been chosen to lead our nation," asserted that in Florida, "100 percent of the votes are in, all precincts, all absentee ballots. (slate.com)
  • After being told of The Times's findings, Ari Fleischer, the White House spokesman, said : "This election was decided by the voters of Florida a long time ago. (angelfire.com)
  • Florida voters speak out about how they feel about the amendment proposal as well as their support for potential candidates in both the state and national elections. (prweb.com)
  • A new Florida political poll conducted by telephone survey provides valuable insight for candidates about how voters are feeling. (prweb.com)
  • The networks said Bush had won Florida, and with it the Electoral College. (slate.com)
  • Despite the controversy in Florida, Bush has continued to project inevitability, leaking his plans for Cabinet appointments. (slate.com)
  • In the morning after Election Day, George W. Bush held an unofficial lead of 1,784 votes in Florida, but to his campaign strategists the margin felt perilously slim. (angelfire.com)
  • With the presidency hanging on the outcome in Florida, the Bush team quickly grasped that the best hope of ensuring victory was the trove of ballots still arriving in the mail from Florida residents living abroad. (angelfire.com)
  • The unequal treatment of these ballots is at odds with statements by Bush campaign leaders and by the Florida secretary of state, Katherine Harris, that rules should be applied uniformly and certainly not changed in the middle of a contested election. (angelfire.com)
  • The race between Al Gore and George W. Bush remains deadlocked over the results in Florida, with the stalemate threatening to go beyond the December 12th deadline to certify electors. (npr.org)
  • Electronic voting machines in Florida may have awarded George W. Bush up to 260,000 more votes than he should have received, according to statistical analysis conducted by University of California, Berkeley graduate students and a professor, who released a study on Thursday. (wired.com)
  • A Florida restaurant worker claims in a federal lawsuit that he was mistaken for an illegal alien from Jamaica and tossed in jail for three weeks by sheriff's deputies who blindly followed a bungled deportation order from Immigration and Customs Enforcement. (courthousenews.com)
  • The chair functioned as it was designed to function," is what Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's press secretary said. (slate.com)
  • Later in the day, Daley described Bush's apparent lead in Florida as "in doubt," "unclear," and a "reported gap. (slate.com)
  • President Donald Trump's aides have been in contact with top Florida Republicans on a near daily basis, a sign of their worry. (politico.com)
  • As they orchestrate the 11th-hour presidential push, senior Republicans are privately griping about the Florida Republican Party. (politico.com)
  • Ryan Taylor, 13, of Lakeland and other children from the Florida Baptist Children's Homes gather up Legos to take home during the press conference announcing that Legoland will open on the Cypress Gardens site in Winter Haven on Thursday Jan. 21, 2010. (chicagotribune.com)
  • Yo te estime ke li te gn 15,982,378 mun an lane 2004, Florida plase an 4yem pozisyon nan popilasyon. (wikimedia.org)
  • About two-thirds of Florida occupies a peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1763, when Great Britain acquired the Florida peninsula from Spain and eastern Louisiana from France, the combined territory was divided at the Chattahoochee River into two colonies: East and West Florida. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Florida is 25th nationally in passing at 288.5 yards a game and mostly has abandoned a traditional ground game. (yahoo.com)
  • Two large art festivals, the Spring Arts Festival and Downtown Festival and Art Show, attract artists and visitors from all over the southeastern U. S. Other sites of interest within the city include the Florida Museum of Natural History, Harn Museum of Art, the Hippodrome State Theatre, and the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. (forbes.com)