April 26, 2015

Wednesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 1/9/2013

› Bipartisan Florida team to revive Everglades Caucus in U.S. House
For all the partisan bickering that cripples Congress these days, there is one thing Florida lawmakers have generally been able to agree on: the need to restore the Everglades.

› New lottery scratch-off game commemorates Florida's 500th anniversary
The Florida Lottery is commemorating the state's 500th anniversary with a new game. It's called the Florida Treasure Hunt and it features a 500-year-old map of Florida that contains scratch-off symbols. A ticket costs $3 and the top prize is $50,000.

› Olive Garden's president is out at Darden
Olive Garden president John Caron is leaving Darden Restaurants. LongHorn Steakhouse president Dave George will take the helm of Olive Garden starting Monday, and chief restaurant operations officer Valerie Insignares will become president of LongHorn Steakhouse.

› UF helping unlock a way to prevent weight gain?
A pill for permanent weight loss? Not quite, but scientists are on the trail of potentially reversing obesity, from deep inside our own cells.

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About the Everglades, we should...

  • Increase efforts toward restoration, esp. in light of rising sea level
  • Status quo - keep trying to fix it, as we have been
  • Get realistic. We will never restore it with millions living in South Florida.

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