Former Florida Gov. Reubin Askew, who guided the state through a period of school busing to achieve integration in the 1970s, died Thursday at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare after suffering pneumonia and a stroke. He was 85. Askew rose from obscurity in the Florida Legislature to become the Democrats' surprise gubernatorial nominee in 1970 and then beat the incumbent Republican, Claude Kirk. His eight years in office coincided with the end of the Vietnam War, Watergate and dramatic social change across the nation. read more
A young girl tried to wake-up her mother, who was possibly under the influence of drugs, on a bus in Philadelphia. The heart-wrenching 4 1/2 minute video shows the little girl prodding her mother to stay awake, while she nods her head in a daze.
Once upon a time, etiquette was important: One needed to know which fork to use, which glass to sip from. Those days, my friends, are over. Now, questions of etiquette mainly revolve around how many Instagrams each guest is allowed to take during dinner.
But there remains one corner of the world where table etiquette remains a vexing and important issue: at nude resorts. And it's a problem for a growing number of people.
"We're seeing a rise in nakations,' especially among people in their thirties,'" says Sue Nerud, spokesperson for the American Association for Nude Recreation. Exact statistics are hard to come by, however, since many nudists prefer to remain anonymous. (In fact, several nudists in this article spoke only on the condition their names not be used.) And while Nerud said recent studies show that nakations are great stress relievers, there remain those pesky etiquette issues -- which we are about to solve for you.
A sign in front of a church in Harlem, N.Y. led by a controversial pastor contains a hate message directed at President Barack Obama and gays. The ATLAH Worldwide Missionary Church is led by James David Manning, who has been outspokenly critical of the Obama administration and the progression of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights over the past six years. The sign contains an anti-gay slur and reads, "Obama has released the h--- demons on the black man. Look out black woman. A white h--- may take your man": read more
After being touted as a huge job creator for Bay County, a new call center in Lynn Haven is now cutting up to half of its workforce.
General Dynamics gave letters to 730 employees this week to notify them their jobs are ending.
The center signs people up for and answers questions about the new government healthcare program.
Medicare and Medicaid say that the call center "staffs up and down" throughout the year. Open enrollment for the healthcare plan ends the end of March, and the call center expects a drop in call volume. read more