The Florida protesters, mostly black and Hispanic college students, have made it a mission to target Scott, a 60-year-old Republican who polls show is vulnerable in his 2014 re-election bid. The pressure is on him because hes a year and a few months away from being able to be re-elected, said Melanie Andrade, 21, president of the Dream Defenders chapter at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. The protest is going to make him look bad, because we have national and international attention. Wearing a T-shirt that read The World is Ours under a sleeveless leather motorcycle jacket, she said: At some point, hes going to be forced to act. Summoning Lawmakers Scott met with the group two weeks ago, and rejected their request for a special session of the legislature, which isnt scheduled to convene again until March. Instead, the governor declared a day of prayer. The Stand Your Ground law should stay on the books, Scott told the protesters. Demonstrations in other capitals havent swayed lawmakers and governors.
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Florida running back Matt Jones http://www.23hq.com/wileydhjt/story/12550493 out indefinitely with viral tape infection
"But injuries happen. It's part of life. I'm starting to feel better already. ... Recovery time, they said it varies for everybody.
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Positions three through six belong to Oregon, Stanford, Georgia and Texas A&M, respectively. All four of these teams had legitimate arguments for a BCS berth in 2012. Oregon and Stanford received them and subsequently won, while Texas A&M and Georgia took care of business in their final games. celebrities tapes Most would agree that, for the time being, each deserves a ranking ahead of the Gators. After that, the debate can begin. South Carolina is at No.
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Florida Football: Gators Correctly Ranked in the USA Today Coaches' Poll
1, 2013, speaks during an April meeting at the Capitol. (Photo: Glenn Beil, Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat) Story Highlights Tony Bennett had been Florida's unelected education commissioner since December He came from Indiana after losing re-election as that state's superintendent of schools E-mails from his time in Indiana became public, showed conflict of interest SHARE 63 CONNECT 29 TWEET 1 COMMENTEMAILMORE TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Florida's education commissioner resigned Thursday following revelations that he altered the school grading formula in his former state of Indiana to benefit a charter school. Tony Bennett, the former Indiana state superintendent of public instruction, had directed staff to reconsider a new system after Christel House Academy in http://mohammadwpfa.xanga.com/774490607/playboy-twins-kristina-and-karissa-shannon-enter-celebrity-big-brother-2012-wearing-see-through-tops/ Indianapolis, operated by a donor to his campaign, dropped from an A to a C. The Florida Board of Education hired Bennett in December after he lost his re-election bid in Indiana. "We can put this issue to rest, said Bennett, who also said he would ask Indiana's inspector general to investigate his actions.
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Florida schools chief resigns amid Indiana grade scandal
Attorney." Howard Simon, executive director of the ACLU of Florida, blasted the decision in a statement. "It is extremely disappointing, given the incompatible and inconsistent explanations coming from the FBI, that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement would defer to them, allowing the only investigation to be the FBI investigating itself," Simon said. "A person was killed at the hands of law enforcement in Florida, and our states government has chosen to evade their responsibility http://nealmyxk.unblog.fr/2013/07/13/hollywood-aims-to-keep-tax-rate-the-same/ to explain to the people of Florida how that happened." Last week, Gov. Deval Patrick declined to comment on activists urgings that Massachusetts authorities launch an investigation into the death of Todashev. Patrick deferred to Attorney General Martha Coakley, whose spokesman has said the death of Todashev happened outside her jurisdiction. Separately, U.S. Rep.
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Florida Education Head Resigns Over Charter School Grade Scandal
"It is absurd that anyone would believe that I would change the grade of a school based on a political donor or trying to hide schools from accountability," Bennett said this week. "That's fictitious at best, and it's totally unfounded. We did nothing wrong. We did nothing covert. We did nothing secretive. But a report published in the Indianapolis Star on Thursday claimed that Bennett refused to act on a 2011 request from the Indianapolis schools superintendent to make similar changes to two charter schools with nearly identical issues as those facing the Christel House: low high school grades bringing down higher middle school grades. Both of the Indianapolis schools received failing grades and were taken over by the state.
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Florida authorities defer to FBI on Todashev shooting
1, 2013 at 06:28 p.m. 0 Likes | 0 Comments Kim Klement / USA TODAY Sports Running back Matt Jones will be unable to participate in the start of fall camp. Quarterback Jeff Driskel isn't the only member of Florida's starting offense who will be out of action to begin fall camp. UF coach Will Muschamp revealed that running back Matt Jones is out with a "serious viral infection" and that offensive guard Jon Halapio, one of the nation's top pro prospects at the guard position, is out with an injury as well. First up, Muschamp on Jones: " Matt Jones has a serious viral infection.
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