FLORIDA - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/FLORIDA News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Florida State tops preseason coaches’ poll http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58247955-77/state-carolina-poll-florida.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58247955-77/state-carolina-poll-florida.html.csp">Florida State tops preseason coaches’ poll</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Staff and Wire Reports </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-31T23:18:01.546-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 11:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Defending national champion Florida State is ranked No. 1 in the preseason Amway coaches’ poll. Florida State received 1,543 overall points and earned 56 of a possible 62 first-place votes in the poll, which was released Thursday. Alabama was second in the poll despite not receiving any first-place votes. Rounding out the top five were Oklahoma, Oregon and Auburn with the first-ever playoff looming at the end season. Ohio State was sixth, UCLA seventh, Michigan State eighth, South Carolina ninth...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58247955@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:18:01 MDT Crayola to open family attraction in Orlando http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58237873-79/crayola-orlando-attraction-company.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58237873-79/crayola-orlando-attraction-company.html.csp">Crayola to open family attraction in Orlando</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL RUBINKAM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T14:19:02.72-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 02:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Easton, Pa. • Crayon manufacturer Crayola is building a family attraction in Florida, similar to the one it operates in its home state of Pennsylvania, and more could be on the way around the country if the new one does well. The company said Tuesday that Crayola Experience Orlando will open next summer at The Florida Mall. Crayola Experience Orlando will feature 25 hands-on activities in 70,000 square feet of space. One attraction will let children create their own unique crayon with a personal...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582378732014-07-29T14:19:02.72-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-29T14:19:02.72-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58237873@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:19:02 MDT Crayola to open family attraction in Orlando http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58236772-68/crayola-orlando-company-attraction.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58236772-68/crayola-orlando-company-attraction.html.csp">Crayola to open family attraction in Orlando</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL RUBINKAM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T09:08:02.334-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 09:08AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Easton, Pa. • Crayon manufacturer Crayola is building a family attraction in Florida, similar to the one it operates in its home state of Pennsylvania, and more could be on the way around the country. The company said Tuesday that Crayola Experience Orlando will open next summer at The Florida Mall. Crayola Experience Orlando will feature 25 hands-on activities in 70,000 square feet of space. One attraction will let children create their own unique crayon with a personalized wrapper. Another wil...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582367722014-07-29T09:08:02.334-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-29T09:08:02.334-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58236772@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:08:02 MDT Juan Valdez goes after Starbucks in Florida http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58206474-79/starbucks-coffee-juan-valdez.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58206474-79/starbucks-coffee-juan-valdez.html.csp">Juan Valdez goes after Starbucks in Florida</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Leslie Patton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T12:10:59.572-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 12:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chicago • Juan Valdez, the coffee brand backed by the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation, is opening franchised cafes in Florida in a fresh attempt to challenge Starbucks on its home turf. The first store is slated to open Monday in downtown Miami and four more will be added in the area by year-end, according to Hernan Mendez, chief executive officer of Procafecol, the company that oversees the Juan Valdez brand. Within five years, Procafecol is planning 60 of the new stores in Florida. As Juan...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58206474@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:10:59 MDT Judge asked to lift Fla. Keys gay marriage stay http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58206214-68/gay-marriage-judge-florida.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58206214-68/gay-marriage-judge-florida.html.csp">Judge asked to lift Fla. Keys gay marriage stay</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CURT ANDERSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T08:53:01.904-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 08:53AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Miami • The attorney for a gay couple is asking a Florida Keys judge to lift a stay in his ruling that Florida’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional. The motion was filed Monday morning with Monroe County Circuit Judge Luis Garcia. The judge ruled last week that the ban on same-sex marriage added to the state constitution by Florida voters in 2008 is discriminatory and violates gay people’s right to equal treatment under the law. Garcia ruled marriage licenses could be issued in Monroe Count...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582062142014-07-21T08:53:01.904-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-21T08:53:01.904-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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The decision promises to create plenty of jobs and thrills the oil industry, but dismays environmentalists worried about the immediate impact as well as the long-term implications of oil development. The cannons fill waters shared by whales and turtles with soun...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581987332014-07-18T14:18:02.13-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-18T14:18:02.13-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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SEC commissioner Mike Slive has even said the Big Five conferences could break away from the NCAA if players aren’t compensated more properly. South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier has advocated that players should be getting a bigger piece of college athletics’ substantial monetary pie for years. Maybe the most ambiva...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581960002014-07-17T23:12:03.049-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T23:12:03.049-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58196000@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 23:12:03 MDT 5 things to know about Cousteau’s undersea mission http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58142111-68/cousteau-underwater-aquarius-florida.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58142111-68/cousteau-underwater-aquarius-florida.html.csp">5 things to know about Cousteau’s undersea mission</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JENNIFER KAY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-02T10:27:40.769-06:00">Updated Jul 2, 2014 10:27AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Islamorada, Fla. • Fabien Cousteau comes from a famous family of filmmakers, advocates and ocean explorers, and now he’s added to their legacy of sea stories a 31-day expedition at an underwater laboratory in the Florida Keys. Here are five things to know about Cousteau’s “Mission 31,” which ended Wednesday. THE AQUANAUTS Cousteau spent 31 days living and working underwater at Aquarius Reef Base. Filmmakers and researchers from Florida International University, Northeastern University and MIT al...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581421112014-07-02T10:27:40.769-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-02T10:27:40.769-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58142111@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Jul 2014 10:27:40 MDT New owner for former Vegas Hilton where Elvis sang http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58137078-68/vegas-hotel-las-hilton.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58137078-68/vegas-hotel-las-hilton.html.csp">New owner for former Vegas Hilton where Elvis sang</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHELLE RINDELS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-01T08:05:03.145-06:00">Updated Jul 1, 2014 08:05AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Las Vegas • The storied former Las Vegas Hilton, famous for staging Liberace and more than 800 sold-out Elvis Presley concerts in the 1960s and 1970s, has a new name and owner. Florida-based timeshare company Westgate Resorts announced it purchased the LVH hotel from Goldman Sachs and Gramercy Capital and would rename it Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. Some of the nearly 3,000 rooms and suites will be converted to timeshare villas, while others will remain open to regular hotel guests. “We w...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581370782014-07-01T08:05:03.145-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-01T08:05:03.145-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58137078@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Jul 2014 08:05:03 MDT Cousteau nears end of underwater living experiment http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58112895-68/cousteau-living-mission-aquarius.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58112895-68/cousteau-living-mission-aquarius.html.csp">Cousteau nears end of underwater living experiment</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JENNIFER KAY and WILFREDO LEE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-25T08:02:02.518-06:00">Updated Jun 25, 2014 08:02AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Aquarius Reef Base, Fla. • Fabien Cousteau has a week left in his 31-day underwater living experiment in the Florida Keys, and he’s not exactly eager to return to the surface. “If anything, I’m panicking about the lack of time we have left,” he said. “I’m feeling really comfortable and happy down here.” In an interview Tuesday with The Associated Press inside Aquarius Reef Base, 63 feet below the surface of the waters off Key Largo, Cousteau said the scientists from Florida International Univers...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58112895@www.sltrib.com Wed, 25 Jun 2014 08:02:02 MDT Stray bullet kills Florida man from 200 feet away http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58096699-68/bullet-200-ayers-florida.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58096699-68/bullet-200-ayers-florida.html.csp">Stray bullet kills Florida man from 200 feet away</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-21T11:14:57.44-06:00">Updated Jun 21, 2014 11:14AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Panama City, Fla. • A new father in Florida was killed by a stray bullet that traveled more than 200 feet from a neighbor’s house and hit him in the back of the head. Bay County Sheriff’s officials were quoted by the The News Herald of Panama City http://bit.ly/1l30xwL as saying that 33-year-old Steven Justin Ayers was killed instantly during a family gathering he and his wife, Jessica, were having at their home to celebrate the birth of their 3-day-old son, born on Father’s Day. Police say Ayer...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580966992014-06-21T11:14:57.44-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-21T11:14:57.44-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58096699@www.sltrib.com Sat, 21 Jun 2014 11:14:57 MDT Florida man becomes 3rd executed in US in 24 hours http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58086586-68/henry-hours-executed-fatally.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58086586-68/henry-hours-executed-fatally.html.csp">Florida man becomes 3rd executed in US in 24 hours</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KAREEM COPELAND</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-18T19:51:36.241-06:00">Updated Jun 18, 2014 07:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Starke, Fla. • Florida has executed a man who fatally stabbed his wife and her young son in 1985. It is the third U.S. execution in less than 24 hours since a botched April lethal injection in Oklahoma. The governor’s office says John Ruthell Henry was pronounced dead at 7:43 p.m. Wednesday. The 63-year-old was convicted and sentenced to death for fatally stabbing his wife, Suzanne Henry. Just before his execution, Henry asked for forgiveness and apologized for what he’d done. He also was convi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580865862014-06-18T19:51:36.241-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-18T19:51:36.241-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58086586@www.sltrib.com Wed, 18 Jun 2014 19:51:36 MDT Florida governor signs late term abortion bill http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58066101-68/law-scott-abortion-bill.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58066101-68/law-scott-abortion-bill.html.csp">Florida governor signs late term abortion bill</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-13T19:45:34.524-06:00">Updated Jun 13, 2014 07:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tallahassee, Fla. • Under a new law, abortions will be illegal in Florida at any point in a woman’s pregnancy if her doctor determines that the fetus could survive outside the womb. Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill Friday that redefines that state’s current third trimester abortion ban. Current law prohibits abortions after 24 weeks of pregnancy unless the mother’s life is at risk. The new law will require women to have a doctor determine whether a fetus is viable before having an abortion. It als...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580661012014-06-13T19:45:34.524-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-13T19:45:34.524-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58066101@www.sltrib.com Fri, 13 Jun 2014 19:45:34 MDT Justices let stand $70M in awards to smokers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58046308-79/smokers-court-awards-justices.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58046308-79/smokers-court-awards-justices.html.csp">Justices let stand $70M in awards to smokers</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-09T13:13:59.772-06:00">Updated Jun 9, 2014 01:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Supreme Court has turned away appeals from cigarette manufacturers of more than $70 million in court judgments to Florida smokers. The justices did not comment Monday in rejecting the companies’ complaints. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Philip Morris USA Inc. and Lorillard Tobacco Co. wanted the court to review cases in which smokers won large damage awards without having to prove that the companies sold a defective and dangerous product or hid the risks of smoking. Those cases all...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580463082014-06-09T13:13:59.772-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-09T13:13:59.772-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58046308@www.sltrib.com Mon, 09 Jun 2014 13:13:59 MDT NCAA softball: Florida beats Alabama to win national title http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58025040-77/florida-alabama-run-gators.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58025040-77/florida-alabama-run-gators.html.csp">NCAA softball: Florida beats Alabama to win national title</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Cliff Brunt</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-03T22:10:06.816-06:00">Updated Jun 3, 2014 10:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Oklahoma City • Florida’s Kirsti Merritt hit a 3-run homer as the Gators beat Alabama 6-3 on Tuesday night to win its first NCAA softball championship. The Gators (55-12) swept the championship series 2-0. Florida was the national runner-up in 2009 and 2011. Jackie Traina, one of the nation’s best pitchers, gave up five runs in 1 1⁄3 innings before getting pulled for Alabama (53-13). Florida coach Tim Walton chose not to start ace Hannah Rogers, but she entered the game in the sixth inning afte...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580250402014-06-03T22:10:06.816-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-03T22:10:06.816-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58025040@www.sltrib.com Tue, 03 Jun 2014 22:10:06 MDT Sports briefs: Marino among latest to sue NFL over concussions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58019428-77/team-game-nfl-league.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58019428-77/team-game-nfl-league.html.csp">Sports briefs: Marino among latest to sue NFL over concussions</a></h4>

<h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-02T21:55:14.424-06:00">Updated Jun 2, 2014 09:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">NFL • Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino is among the latest group of football players to file a concussion-related lawsuit against the National Football League. The 52-year-old former Miami Dolphins quarterback is one of 15 former players who filed a lawsuit in federal court in Philadelphia last week. Marino and the other 14 plaintiffs join more than 4,800 others who have alleged the NFL misled players about the long-term dangers of concussions. The NFL has denied those claims. Villa first t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58019428@www.sltrib.com Mon, 02 Jun 2014 21:55:14 MDT