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Wild flowers

Wild flowers

From bold and bright to soft and sweet, spring arrives in a riot of floral-inspired colour.

Thursday, 8 March, 2012, 12:00am

Sharks invade Florida coast in annual migration

Florida's popular Spring Break resorts have attracted some extra visitors to the beach this year - thousands of blacktip and spinner sharks on their annual migration north.

9 Mar 2013 - 3:33am

Petraeus scandal's Jill Kelley a socialite who enjoys parties but has debts

Jill Kelley, who had been identified as the woman who allegedly received harassing e-mails from General David Petraeus' paramour, Paula Broadwell, holes up in her Tampa home. Photo: AP

Jill Kelley, the Florida woman whose complaint about harassing e-mails opened an FBI investigation ensnaring two four-star US generals, is known for hosting military officers at her waterfront mansion in Tampa and once cooked alligator on a Food Network reality-show.

15 Nov 2012 - 8:59am

Florida Democrats declare Barack Obama has won state

Florida's Democratic Party has finally declared victory for US President Barack Obama in the closely divided battleground state, as he clung to a narrow but apparently insurmountable lead in the glacially slow count of votes from Tuesday's election.

10 Nov 2012 - 3:00am

Briefs, October 22, 2012

A massive clean-up was under way in the French pilgrimage town of Lourdes yesterday. Pilgrims were evacuated from flood-hit hotels. Photo: AFP

Fidel Castro appears in public after months

22 Oct 2012 - 5:15am

Governor's bad call in fungal scare

In an embarrassing mistake, Florida Governor Rick Scott gave out a phone-sex number to people seeking information on a fungal meningitis outbreak.

Scott was providing an update on the outbreak at a cabinet meeting on Tuesday when he announced what he said was the hotline's toll-free phone line, but gave out the wrong number.

12 Oct 2012 - 4:04am

Obsession: Florida exotic bag

Exotic skin bags may be luxurious, but so many styles tend to be fussy and formal rather than hip and covetable. Accessories brand Hogan, known for timeless styles with a twist, has made python cool again with its limited-edition Florida bag (HK$21,500). This versatile messenger-style bag features plenty of inner pockets and a funky double-knot detail on the strap.

13 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

The Sound of Madness Shinedown (CD)

Fans of hard rock rejoice - Shinedown's third album will rock your piercings off with its fierce intensity. Prepare for an energetic romp through everything the genre has to offer, from fast-paced demonstrations of vocal vigour to heart-rending power ballads.

16 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

A place in the sun

Florida offers some worthwhile homes at low prices that can make nice nest eggs, and year-round clement weather, hurricanes permitting

For the international investor looking to commit some money to foreign property, or even to set down a marker for a pleasant future retirement home, Florida ticks all the right boxes. At least in principle.

24 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Third time's the charm

Fans of hard rock rejoice - Shinedown's third album will rock your piercings off with its fierce new songs. Prepare for an energetic romp through everything the genre has to offer, from fast-paced demonstrations of vocal vigour to heart-rending power ballads.

12 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Stolen Time: One Woman's Inspiring Story as an Innocent Condemned to Death

Stolen Time: One Woman's Inspiring Story as an Innocent Condemned to Death

by Sunny Jacobs

Doubleday, HK$247

Love is blind, says Florida death row survivor Sunny Jacobs. This is now known to be true because brain circuits responsible for critical social assessment and negative emotions are literally switched off when you fall for someone.

10 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Sarasota, Florida

One in five people in Sarasota, Florida, a small city on the state's unhurried west coast, is said to be a millionaire. With the city's perfect beaches, glorious year-round weather and outstanding restaurants, it's no wonder the ultra-leisure class wants to winter here.

4 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Key holder

THE LAST TIME Lara Shah was in Hong Kong - in 2003 - she was offering a form of healing called transmutation therapy, which is said to have its roots in ancient Peru.

Those who practise the therapy are few and far between, and those who do are mainly based in Peru. Shah says she's one of the first to bring the treatment to the world's modern cities.

7 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

The mouse that roared

An international city does not usually mean people of different races and backgrounds mixing and merging together, and coming up with the best that east and west, or north and south, have to offer.

22 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Hunting grounds

When the notorious American bank robber Willy Sutton was asked why he robbed banks he famously said: 'Because that's where the money is.'

Likewise, criminal psychologists agree that paedophiles - sexual deviants who prey on children - will purposely find employment where children are: at schools, playgrounds, day-care centres and amusement parks.

17 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

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