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October 11, 2012 | By David Zucchino, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
The hot line phone number was indeed hot - it was a phone sex line. The phone number given out earlier this week by Florida Gov. Rick Scott was supposed to be that of the state's information hot line for a deadly meningitis outbreak . But Scott was one digit off, briefly providing the state's residents an opportunity to hear the low purr of a woman's voice offering to talk dirty. [ Updated, Oct. 11, 8:52 a.m. Scott was informed of his error about 30 minutes later, his spokeswoman told the Los Angeles Times after this post was first published.
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December 13, 2013 | By Roger Simmons and Aaron Deslatte
Jameis Winston's sexual assault investigation is not going to be reopened, despite a plea from the accuser's attorney on Friday. Florida Gov. Rick Scott released a statement through a spokeswoman Friday afternoon saying there are no plans to look into the case again. "The state attorney's office and FDLE [Florida Department of Law Enforcement] did a thorough investigation of this case and they concluded that no further action on this matter is required," spokeswoman Jackie Schutz said in an email to the media.
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NEWS
May 26, 2011 | By Michael Muskal
Both of Florida's senators are looking very strong, but not Gov. Rick Scott, according to a Quinnipiac University poll. Sen. Bill Nelson, a Democrat, has a commanding lead over three potential Republican challengers in 2012, according to the poll released on Thursday; the closest any of the challengers comes is 20 percentage points behind. When those polled were asked to pick among the three Republicans seeking that party's Senate nomination, a staggering 64% said they didn't know.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 2013 | By Kate Mather, Matt Stevens and Robert Faturechi, Los Angeles Times
For five decades, Doheny Glatt Kosher meat market has been one of California's preeminent suppliers of food that meets the requirements of Jewish law, offering staples such as brisket and chicken as well as bison, prime steak and grass-fed beef. But on Friday, the esteemed butcher was at the center of an angry debate that had spread across L.A.'s Jewish community. The owner of Doheny faces accusations of selling meat that was not properly certified under kosher rules. Longtime customers doing their shopping before Shabbat were forced to decide how much they trusted their butcher.
NATIONAL
October 27, 2010 | By Robin Abcarian, Los Angeles Times
A brief moment during a break Monday night in the Florida gubernatorial debate became the focus of next-day stories after one candidate accused his opponent of cheating. The debate's moderator, John King of CNN, posted video of the moment on his blog. Both candidates were being primped by makeup and hair people, and at one point, the makeup artist working on Democrat Alex Sink showed her a smart phone. Sink read something on the phone as her Republican opponent, Rick Scott, whose bald pate was being powdered, turned to CNN political editor Mark Preston.
NEWS
November 3, 2010 | Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau
Democrat Alex Sink has conceded defeat in the race for governor in Florida, keeping the seat in Republican hands. Democrat Alex Sink has conceded defeat in the race for governor in Florida, keeping the seat in Republican hands. Rick Scott, a former healthcare executive who spent millions on his campaign, held a lead of about 1%, with all but 40 of the state's precincts reporting. Expecting losses in state races elsewhere, Democrats prized what they saw as a major pickup opportunity in the state.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 2011 | By Rich Connell, Los Angeles Times
California bullet train supporters began angling Wednesday for a sizeable share of $2.4 billion in federal high-speed rail funding that Florida Gov. Rick Scott rejected. Scott, a Republican, told reporters he didn't believe projections for a proposed high-speed train between Orlando and Tampa and feared Florida taxpayers would end up having to subsidize the service. The Obama administration, which has made high-speed rail development a signature initiative, said after Scott's announcement that it will consider redistributing the stimulus funds to states that are proceeding with new, high-tech rail systems.
NATIONAL
February 9, 2011 | By David G. Savage, Washington Bureau
Since the 1960s, state and local officials in the South have been required by law to seek advance approval from the Justice Department in Washington before making changes in their election rules, a legacy of the era when blacks were denied the right to vote. But in an unusual twist, new Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, is using the pre-clearance requirement in the Voting Rights Act to stall enforcement of a voter-approved initiative that bars partisan gerrymandering. Longtime champions of voting rights are crying foul.
NEWS
March 8, 2007
Nobody wrote you a letter this past week [Calendar Weekend, March 1]? You must be feeling like the Maytag repairman. RICK SCOTT Ventura
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October 11, 2012 | By David Zucchino, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
The hot line phone number was indeed hot - it was a phone sex line. The phone number given out earlier this week by Florida Gov. Rick Scott was supposed to be that of the state's information hot line for a deadly meningitis outbreak . But Scott was one digit off, briefly providing the state's residents an opportunity to hear the low purr of a woman's voice offering to talk dirty. [ Updated, Oct. 11, 8:52 a.m. Scott was informed of his error about 30 minutes later, his spokeswoman told the Los Angeles Times after this post was first published.
NEWS
August 26, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
TAMPA, Fla. -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott urged delegates and other attendees for the Republican National Convention to avoid unnecessary travel in the Tampa area in the coming days because of the potential impact of Tropical Storm Isaac, but said that any further decisions regarding the scheduling of events are solely up to organizers. After a storm briefing with local, state and federal officials Sunday morning that also included Republican officials running the convention, Scott said high winds will probably be the greatest threat to the Tampa area from Isaac.
NATIONAL
August 23, 2012 | By Rene Lynch
Tropical Storm Isaac's outreach is expected to be felt in Florida by late Sunday night -- just as Mitt Romney , Paul Ryan and the GOP faithful are gathering in Tampa for the Republican National Convention. Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he will leave it up to Republican Party officials to decide whether to call off or delay the gathering in the face of a growing threat from Tropical Storm Isaac, according to the Associated Press. Just five days away from the start of Monday's convention, the weather predictions are far less certain than whom the Republicans will nominate to as their presidential candidate.
NATIONAL
June 25, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Carrying fierce winds and rain, Tropical Storm Debby continued to lash Florida on Monday, prompting Gov. Rick Scott to declare a state of emergency. In a proclamation emailed to reporters, Scott said the storm threatens Florida with a major disaster and that its effects have already been felt in the state. The declaration means that the state can suspend some laws to deal with the emergency and that agencies can cooperate more easily with the federal government. According to the declaration, Debby is about 90 miles south-southwest of Apalachicola, Fla. It's carrying winds of about 50 miles an hour.
NEWS
June 21, 2012 | By Michael Finnegan and Morgan Little, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
Few campaigns are more disciplined than Mitt Romney's about keeping tight control of their message. Apart from occasional candidate gaffes - “I like being able to fire people” will be remembered long after the November election - his campaign is ruthless about sticking to what it wants to say. But day after day, Romney is reminded that even the most disciplined campaign cannot fully control the day's message. President Obama knocked Romney off stride last week when he ordered a halt to deportations of many young illegal immigrants, forcing the Republican presidential candidate to address a topic he'd rather avoid.
NATIONAL
June 20, 2012 | By Laura J. Nelson
The Florida police chief who faced heavy criticism for his officers' failure to arrest the man who killed Trayvon Martin has been fired, Sanford city officials told the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday night. Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee met with the city manager earlier in the day to discuss the terms of his employment, officials said. “I have determined the police chief needs to have the trust and respect of the elected officials and the confidence of the entire community,” City Manager Norton Bonaparte said in a statement Wednesday night.
SPORTS
February 5, 1988 | JOHN LYNCH
Hart High Coach Rick Scott said he would consider accepting the football coaching position at Buena, although he denies he has applied for the position or been contacted by school officials. Mike Olgy resigned last month, creating the vacancy. Scott was mentioned as a candidate in a report in the Ventura Star-Free Press suggesting that Scott's ties to Ventura County would draw him to Buena, a Channel League school in Ventura.
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October 18, 1997 | ERIK HAMILTON
The Laguna Beach water polo team, ranked seventh in Orange County, will forfeit three victories because of an ineligible player, Artist Coach Rick Scott said Friday. School counselors discovered that Jessie Roth, a transfer from Lake Arrowhead Rim of the World, was a fifth-year senior during credit checks, according to Scott. "We had no idea," Scott said. "I wanted to take care of this right away. Better to find out now rather than late in the season."
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June 12, 2012 | By Rene Lynch
Trayvon Martin's parents appeared before a task force in Florida on Tuesday to denounce the way the state's controversial "stand your ground" law can be used to protect aggressors. Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton believe that's what happened in the case of their son, who was unarmed when he was shot and killed in February by a neighborhood watch volunteer. "They need to amend these laws," Fulton said, according to the Orlando Sentinel, which was covering the task force hearing.
NATIONAL
May 4, 2012 | By Richard Fausset
Was Trayvon Martin circling George Zimmerman's vehicle before the neighborhood watch volunteer and the unarmed teenager engaged in their now-infamous -- and tragic -- scuffle? That is the assertion that Zimmerman has made numerous times to investigators, according to a new report in the Orlando Sentinel, citing a source familiar with the criminal investigation into Martin's slaying by Zimmerman in February at a gated community in Sanford, Fla. According to the Sentinel, the source said Zimmerman told police he was so worried by Martin's behavior that he rolled up his windows to avoid trouble.
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