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      Woe is Mee

      "My love is nt a game im real n dnt wnt a fake lien cheat" - Jennifer Mee, from her Myspace page On February 16, 2007, I wrote a post about the poor St. Petersburg girl who couldn't shake off hiccups. Believe me, I could relate. Although hers lasted more than a month, mine only hung around for about 2 weeks. Doctors tried everything with her, but in my case, a heavy dose of one medication in...

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      A Portrait of War

      There isn’t a day that goes by where the thundering echoes of war escape us. Today, we live in a world filled with radical extremists, defiantly justified to maim and kill in the name of their god. The following story is my hideous wake-up call. It came at a time when wars were fought over more mundane causes - patriotism, democracy, communism, bigotry and territorial rights. This was back when...

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      Slowly, the wiles of justice churn

      "Carla was my very best friend. We talked about everything and anything together. It didn't matter where we lived. If Carla was there, it was home to me. Now I feel very alone.'' - Jim Larson in 1999 When John Huggins was arrested for the murder of Carla Larson in 1997, several ministers who knew him said no way. He was not capable of doing such a horrible act. After all, they proclaimed, this...

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      When karma struck twice

      At 6:13 PM EDT on October 26, 2006, Danny Harold Rolling took his final breath. Florida's most notorious serial killer since Ted Bundy was executed by lethal injection for raping and carving up five college students in a ghastly spree that horrified and terrorized the University of Florida's campus in Gainesville back in August of 1990, just as the fall semester got underway. Each one was murdered...

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      Some of my handiwork

      These are two of my sign designs for a restaurant in downtown Orlando. If you're ever in the neighborhood, the address is 201 E Pine Street. It's a nice place to eat.

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      The Lyon Sleeps Tonight

      This is an opinion piece based on my observations in and out of the courtroom. "You're really not going to notice any difference in the way the team operates." - Cheney Mason I never planned on writing anything about my interaction with Andrea Lyon because it wasn't all that relevant. Yesterday, that changed when she stepped out from the Casey limelight and the shadow of Cheney Mason. To...

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      It's been two years

      Saturday afternoon, I took a ride down to Suburban Drive to shoot a video of the site where Caylee Marie Anthony was found. It’s been two years since she was tossed into those dark and lonely woods like a bag of trash and I wanted to give you another glimpse at how it might have looked back then. I knew before going there that the area where her bones were discovered had been cleared out and...

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      Now & Then

      In case you didn't know, I love the Beatles...Now and Then was part of two cassettes of material Yoko Ono gave Paul McCartney many years after John Lennon’s death. Of course, George Harrison is no longer with us, having passed away in 2001, but in the mid-90s, the three remaining Beatles took two songs John wrote and released them as Beatles tunes. They were Real Love and Free as a Bird, which I...

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      Breath deeply...

      Three of Casey's motions were ruled on yesterday by Chief Judge Belvin Perry, Jr. and those decisions will not help her defense team one bit. At the June 1 hearing, Casey Anthony's attorneys argued to keep her jail visitation logs secret because they didn't want the State to know who and what experts were consulting with her at the county facility. It sounded like a reasonable request, but the...

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      He can make them disappear

      I began writing this article in June, 2009. Today, I bring it up to date. In February of 2009, Chris George's car was found abandoned near a wooded area in Apopka, Florida. Also known as George Onda, family members and friends didn't think much of it because he often took off to go on drug-induced binges. Three weeks later, the family called Apopka police and a search ensued. One of the...

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