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The owner of a restaurant in Boca Raton, Fla., says whoever stole his Buddha bust is in for some bad karma. Saba restaurant owner Zack Gardner, a native of Vietnam, said his eatery's 150-pound, 4-foot-tall Buddha head has not been seen since last weekend and its whereabouts remains a mystery, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Friday. I've never heard of someone stealing a Buddha, said Gardner, who is a Buddhist.
A 60-year-old man in Boca Raton, Fla., says he can find humor in being attacked by a rabid fox despite facing a month of painful shots.
The mayor of Hollywood, Fla., says it was a deft move to have his fellow city residents compete to see who can collect the most illegal roadway signs. Hollywood Mayor Peter Bober said the city's recent contest, which resulted in a $500 check for the top sign gatherer, has made a significant difference to the surrounding landscape, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Wednesday. I think it was a smashing success, Bober said of the contest, which resulted in nearly 2,300 signs being collected.
A clothing optional dude ranch offered by a Florida lottery winner is out of compliance with an anti-nudity county ordinance, officials say.
A 9-year-old Florida boy says he grew a mullet so he could donate his long hair to children who lost their hair while being treated for cancer. Dustin Amara of Plantation said after his mother told him about children whose cancer has left them without hair, he decided to grow his hair in a mullet style -- long in the back, short on top, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Saturday. My mom told me about the people who couldn't grow hair because they had cancer and I wanted to help, said...
High-profile Florida philanthropist Michael Bienes says he never suspected arrested investment guru Bernard Madoff of running an alleged scam. In an interview published Sunday in South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Bienes said he lost more than $10 million and is near bankruptcy because of money given to Madoff, who is accused by federal securities investigators of operating a $50 billion Ponzi scheme. Asked if he ever doubted Madoff, Bienes, 72, responded, "Doubt Bernie Madoff? Doubt Bernie? No.
An 81-year-old magician says he is deeply in love with his new 79-year-old wife, who he met during a magic show in Florida. Magician Joseph Marker said he met Camille Lewis last May at Southwest Focal Point Senior Center in Pembroke Pines when he asked her to serve as his show assistant, and less than a year later the couple married there, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Sunday. We just fell in love and are always telling each other that we love each other, Marker said.
Up to 80 percent of the entire wild bee population of South Florida has been hybridized by an aggressive African bee strain, experts say. Experts said since the first reported sighting of African bees in Tampa, Fla., seven years ago, the insects have been slowly colonizing domestic bee colonies and reproducing at an alarming rate, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Sunday. The increase of Africanized bees in the area has already resulted in multiple bee attacks, including the death of a...
Several burglars failed to notice their illicit actions in a computer store in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., were filmed by security cameras, the store's owner says. Computer Sights owner Todd Myers said after images of the burglars were captured by the store's security system, that video was shown on televisions throughout the store for the criminal visitors, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel said Thursday. They were watching themselves break in, Myers said of Wednesday's theft.
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
- A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).