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  • An Explosive Reality

    While you might not think of the Sunshine State as being a big consumer of natural gas, approximately 97 percent of Florida’s population is located in counties served by natural gas. In fact, Florida uses 894 billion cubic feet of natural gas annually, with roughly 85 percent attributed to the generation of electricity. Florida receives most of its natural gas from two pipeline companies -- ...
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  • School Safety Tips for Drivers

    School has been back in session only a short while and already there have been local traffic accidents involving students. In mid-September, a North Miami Senior High School student was killed and two others injured after they were hit by a car as they crossed the street on their walk to school in the early morning hours. The father of the deceased student, overcome with emotion, collapsed at the ...
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  • Driver & Pedestrian Halloween Safety Tips

    The end of October brings with it the thrill of Halloween, which is a favorite holiday for many children. Putting aside the religious discussion over its roots, Halloween mixes the enjoyment of dressing up in disguise with the adventure of going door-to-door for a haul of free candy. But nothing can put an end to the fun faster than a personal injury and if last year is any indication, safety ...
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  • Smooth Sailing?

    Surrounded on three sides by magnificent waterways, the Florida peninsula offers a great variety of water activities, including fishing, sailboating, windsurfing, paddleboarding, canoeing, and snorkeling. One of the more unique recreational choices is parasailing, where a giant parachute lifts you hundreds of feet in the air, as you take in beautiful views. But what begins as a peaceful ride can ...
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  • Car Recalls and Your Rights

    Compared to buying a microwave oven, purchasing a car is a big decision. Yet, at their core, appliances and vehicles are both simply products made for human consumption -- and any product can be recalled because it is either defective or potentially harmful. Some automotive recalls affect the entire car, while others involve replaceable equipment such as bulbs, floor mats or seat belts. It’s not a ...
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  • Trampoline Parks: All Fun & Games Until...

    Janet Jackson’s “wardrobe malfunction” at the Superbowl. The start of “Facebook.” The death of President Reagan. The aftermath of Hurricane Charley. Amid these noteworthy events in 2004, you may have missed the opening of the SkyMania Fun Center in Las Vegas. Now part of the SkyZone empire, that first indoor trampoline park launched an industry that currently boasts around 350 locations ...
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  • When Injuries are the Theme

    Many of us fail to take advantage of the adventures that await us in our own backyards. When we dream of getting away from it all, we tend to imagine ourselves in completely new environments. New Yorkers tend to skip over Niagara Falls; Texans don’t remember the Alamo; Kentuckians forget about Mammoth Cave. However, at least one informal survey suggests that Floridians don’t follow that trend. ...
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