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#132 Largo city manger's plans to become a woman got found out by the local paper. So instead of letting the paper announce it, he announced to the people of Largo to be understanding of his upcoming procedure. Nearly 500 people squeezed into City Hall and most asked for his head. At the end of the meeting the council decided to fire their city manager of 14 years. [Post-Trib]

#133 That teenage hiccuping girl finally stopped after over five weeks. The cure? She just stopped hiccuping. Which brings about a major question. Why aren't there two p's in "hiccuping"? Isn't the rule that you have to double the consonant if its preceded at the end of a word by a vowel? [Fox23]

#134 A 96-year-old Ft. Lauderdale man pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy on Wednesday owning up to years of being a mobster. Although he could be one of the oldest men in prison he will only get house arrest because of his age. [AP]

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#135 Dave Barry discovers Florida's giant underground weirdo magnet [Knight Ridder]

#136 A Florida state senator from Miami submits legislation that would ban the word "illegal alien" because "alien" sounds too "foreign". Also prefers "undocumented" to "illegal", as if their note from their school teacher became unpinned from the front of their sweater. [Fox News]

#137 A 61-year old college professor was given five years in prison for being a spy for Cuba and his wife was given three years. [Reuters]

#138 Central Florida man popped while trying to capture some upskirt hidden camera footage in a women's dressing room at an outlet mall. [Local 6]

#139 A firefighter from Central Florida arrested for showing porn to a 6 year old boy. [Local 6]

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