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Middle-aged white guy who believes in justice and equality for all. Math and computer analyst with additional 21st century jack-of-all-trades skills. I'm a stud, not a dud!

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Tallahassse high school crowns gay couple prom king and queen

TALLAHASSEE -- Leon high-schoolers crowned a gay couple prom king and queen last month, a first in the school’s 185-year-old history.

To the two girls — Lindsey Creel and Brie Grimes, seniors who have been dating for three years — winning prom king and queen was not about the titles, but about helping others and raising awareness about LGBTQ issues.

Read more: http://democratsforever.freeforums.net/thread/7725/leon-high-crowns-couple-queen
Posted by TexasTowelie | Tue May 3, 2016, 02:55 AM (5 replies)

Florida News - 5/3/2016

FSU's Nobel-winning chemistry professor Kroto dies

Leon High crowns gay couple prom king and queen

Gov. Scott, California governor focus on different climates

Speculation about Gov. Rick Scott as running mate increases

Jacksonville City Council Finance Committee approves August vote on pension tax

Jacksonville officer avoids charges over sex with prostitutes while in uniform

UCF downtown Orlando campus lands $1M gift

Plot to blow up Aventura synagogue ends with man’s arrest

Two teens busted for breaking into more than 100 cars in Broward County

Blind Florida woman reportedly regains sight after fall, surgery
Posted by TexasTowelie | Tue May 3, 2016, 02:52 AM (0 replies)

FSU's Nobel-winning chemistry professor Kroto dies (co-discover of "buckyballs")

Tallahassee has lost one of its brightest and most brilliant thinkers.

Florida State’s Nobel Prize-winning chemistry professor Sir Harold "Harry" Kroto died Saturday. He was 76 and had been battling a neuro-degenerative disease.

The world famous Kroto, who was born in England, earned the Nobel Prize in 1996 for his co-discovery of "buckyballs," a short term for a new form of carbon molecule called Buckminster-fullerenes. The molecule’s soccer ball-like shape resembled one of Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic domes, thus the name buckyball.

The bio-chemist was recruited from England in 2004 to join the faculty at FSU as a high-profile Francis Eppes professor. The university gave him a $200,000 annual salary and hundreds of thousands of dollars to start a laboratory in the campus's then-new chemistry building. The Eppes professorship provided him $40,000 in extra money each year for research purposes in the field of bionanotechnology.

Read more: www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2016/05/02/fsus-nobel-winning-chemistry-professor-kroto-dies/83822466/
Posted by TexasTowelie | Tue May 3, 2016, 01:29 AM (1 replies)

Maryland News - 5/2/2016

For faster train travel, Amtrak wants to fix railway bottleneck

Baltimore election chief defends primary process amid criticism

In chaotic 2016 election, Baltimore Greens hope to harness voter frustration

Maryland seeks federal OK to speed ex-inmates' Medicaid access

Annapolis begins inspecting its public housing

Salary hikes, more police but no tax cut in $1.4B Anne Arundel budget
Posted by TexasTowelie | Tue May 3, 2016, 12:09 AM (3 replies)

Delaware News - 5/2/2016

Delaware top court sets death penalty argument for June

Delaware bill would shed light on teacher discipline
Posted by TexasTowelie | Tue May 3, 2016, 12:05 AM (0 replies)

California News - 5/2/2016

Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants to use the minimum wage hike to steal California businesses

Top L.A. County sheriff's official resigns over emails mocking Muslims and others

California minimum wage hike hits L.A. apparel industry: 'The exodus has begun'

Thousands of California Democrats vie to be presidential delegates

New CEO rescues San Diego County pension system

Oakland: Roughly 1200 people demand social justice at May Day march

May Day rallies in Los Angeles
Posted by TexasTowelie | Mon May 2, 2016, 07:33 AM (1 replies)

Pennsylvania News - 5/2/2016

Kane won't fight ruling in case against Penn State leaders

Lawyer: Political player to admit wire fraud

House returns to session on Monday to get ball rolling on budget and more

State universities faculty union still at loggerheads with management over new contract

Non-unionized state employees still waiting on word about pay raise

AG Kathleen Kane cites 'selective and vindictive prosecution' in bid to dismiss charges

Sandusky due in court today for molestation case appeal hearing
Posted by TexasTowelie | Mon May 2, 2016, 02:43 AM (0 replies)

New Jersey News - 5/1/2016

Former New Jersey postal worker admits stealing $443,000 in tax refund checks

N.J. lawmakers clash over plan for public-sector pensions

New Jersey holding hearings to consider later school start

N.J. customers sue TD Bank, claiming coins miscounted

Second union rejects tentative agreement with NJ Transit

Christie faces Monday deadline to sign or veto pay equity bill

Gloucester City man throws Molotov cocktail at police car

Attack ad stirs up Atlantic City radio airwaves

Charge reduced for mall Easter bunny in brawl with kid's dad
Posted by TexasTowelie | Mon May 2, 2016, 12:47 AM (0 replies)

Rhode Island News - 5/1/2016

Lawmakers to consider bill curbing out-of-school suspensions

Plans submitted for 465-foot-tall wind turbine in North Smithfield
Posted by TexasTowelie | Sun May 1, 2016, 06:57 PM (0 replies)

Connecticut News - 5/1/2016

Malloy Receives 'Profile In Courage' Award From JFK Grandson

With Deficit — And Tensions — Growing, No Budget Deal Yet

Connecticut House backs bill beefing up human trafficking statute
Posted by TexasTowelie | Sun May 1, 2016, 06:54 PM (0 replies)
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