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Hillsborough sheriffs look to keep drugs, money siezed after tasing suicidal man

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After telling friends on Facebook he was suicidal, a Tampa man was tased by sheriff’s deputies, who found marijuana and money in the home. Now the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is going to court to keep the cash. Andres Eduardo Javage, 30, is a self-employed mechanic and the founder of Auto Nutrition in Tampa, which offers vehicle maintenance service at customer’s homes. On Feb. 15, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call at 11422 Wheeling Dr. in Tampa,…

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Jeremy Ring: Money matters for Florida’s high school students

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Florida’s schools are supposed to prepare our students for success in life. Whether pursuing higher education or entering the workforce, we expect that students are ready for the real world based on what they learn in the classroom. But there is one area where we are perpetually failing the next generation: financial literacy and managing money wisely. Nearly half of Florida’s high school seniors lack an understanding of financial basics, like responsible credit use, income taxes, loan repayment and savings…

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Must-read analysis of Charlie Crist vs. Marco Rubio:

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I urge you to read Jordan Raynor’s analysis of the Crist vs. Rubio race in which he applies his formula that using the Internet to drive message directly to voters, victory is now possible for candidates who don’t have big money to kick-start their campaigns, by following a “New 3M” model that looks like this: MESSAGE → MOMENTUM → MONEY: It was clear from the beginning that Charlie Crist would run a Traditional 3M style campaign as he had done…

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Leslie Waters raising money by the bucketload

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Leslie Waters, a former Republican member of the state House of Representatives who termed out of office, has been a fundraising machine. As of the last reporting deadline, she has raised $8,150, more than double the $3,495 that incumbent Tom Barnhorn has raised. Waters has also drawn heavily on her Republican pals in her run for this nonpartisan seat: the Belleair Women’s Republican Club ($500), the Suncoast Republican Women’s Club ($100), and the St. Petersburg Republican Club ($100). Waters also…

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