Olympia High School engineering students took first place in design for both the hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicle and the solar energy innovation categories. The students competed in the Florida Energy Whiz Olympics on Saturday, May 9, 2009 at the University of Central Florida Solar Energy Center.
Tot Mom, Casey Anthony’s former death penalty attorney, Terence Lenamon released a statement Thursday that seems to be somewhat of a thinly-veiled criticism of Tot Mom’s current defense team. In his statement, Lenamon states that Florida law and the American Bar Association Guidelines require conflict free investigation, evaluation, and preparation.
The media interaction of George and Cindy Anthony, parents of Tot Mom Casey Anthony, who is charged with murdering her own daughter, Caylee, has been disastrous. According to Ron Sachs, George and Cindy have done just about everything wrong in public-relations terms. His Ron Sachs Communications in Tallahassee deals in crisis management. Many observers believe that, it is a safe bet the grandparents will flunk again on Larry King CNN show on Wednesday night.
The brush fire in Volusia County, which has already consumed more than 3,000 acres, continues to burn as residents voluntary flee their homes. Overnight, more firefighters were brought in to battle the blaze which is being fueled by high temperatures and wind. Officials say that initially, four brush fires started with two of them merging into a single blaze.
Florida Governor Charlie Crist announced Tuesday that he will be running for the U.S. Senate in 2010, instead of seeking re-election. Crist made the announcement in a statement rather than hold a press conference. Crist said that he would take to Washington his Florida approach, that “when we put people first and work together much can be accomplished.”
The jobless rate for a long time now used to mirror banks’ credit card write off rates. That trend is now changing as lenders are seeing losses outpacing layoffs. The recently released bank stress test results suggests that the nation’s 19 banks could face about $82.4 billion in credit card losses by 2010. And this could get worse if unemployment reaches 10 percent.