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1001 Reasons LA is Better than Florida - #8, #9, #10

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#8 Woman pissed off that she got the wrong change sets an Orange County Walgreens on fire with her cigarette. Quoth store employee Harry Ambriose: "You see flames all over the store, smoke all over the store, it was crazy...I smelled smoke in the cooler and I was like, 'What's going on? What’s going on?' Ran out and I see big black smoke all over the store, black on the ceiling, black everywhere...She just started the fire, arson basically, that's all it was, was arson" - WFTV

#9 Remember the story yesterday of former NY Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the possible Republican presidential nominee, having his briefcase stolen and 140-page strategy book photocopied? What state do you think this happened in? - New York Times

#10 Owner of Florida nightclubs called "Club Paris" choose to sever ties with the celebrity they named the club after and yet decide to keep the name - Entertainment Tonight

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#11 Florida ranks 31 out of 50 states and DC for "future prospects of children". The Miami Herald say "among the reasons Florida scored low: Nearly half the state's families live on twice the national poverty level or less (about $40,000 for a family of four); close to 20 percent of families aren't fluent in English; and only about a third of adults have two- or four-year degrees, according to the report." -

#12 Second senior citizen drowns in the Florida seas, this time a tourist from Pennsylvania - AP

#13 Middle School teacher given 3 years probation for accepting money from students to skip gym class - News 4 Jax

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