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Travel specialists highlight top trends in 2013

If you're planning to take a vacation in 2013, here are some trends travel specialists say are expected to be popular this year. Peter Friedman, a luxury travel specialist at Unique Travel of Palm Beach, Inc. in Delray Beach says river cruising and multigenerational travel are among the top trends he's seeing for 2013 based on customer demand, [Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel]

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Since 2010, Laird A. Lile has given nearly 50 speeches statewide, reminding Florida attorneys that they’ll have to start filing their cases electronically in state courts later this year. Traveling mostly on his own dime, Lile also tells them how they can make the transition from paper to computer as easily as possible.

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Florida inventor files hundreds of patent suits nationwide

Hundreds of patent lawsuits filed against major American companies and cities lead back to one South Florida-based inventor, Martin Kelly Jones, and a company associated with him, ArrivalStar S.A. In South Florida federal courts, the 75 suits filed by ArrivalStar comprised more than half the patent lawsuits filed in 2012. [Source: South Florida Business Journal]

Miami builder taps into multigenerational homes

For all sorts of reasons — financial, medical, personal — a rising number of Americans are moving into extended family households. Spotting a niche in the growing trend, Lennar Corp. has launched a new concept tailor-made for multigenerational family living. [Source: Miami Herald]

» FRIDAY PREVIEW: Coming next week to FloridaTrend.com:

  • Landlord inc.: Big investment firms are buying Florida single-family foreclosures in bulk, expecting to profit twice: First by renting out the homes and then by reselling them in a few years.
  • The Players: Who's buying single-family foreclosures
  • Debt Debate: Gov. Rick Scott makes good on a promise to cut the state's debt level, but some say the move is ill-timed.
  • Ski Slope Formulas: Florida executives who love to ski share their favorite slopes and some how-to tips.

» You'll find all these stories first on the Daily and Afternoon Pulse e-mails.

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Set Sails for History

lynxA ship created from the plans of an 1800s wartime vessel was set to sail into Tampa Bay on Friday afternoon in a booming display of cannons and history. The Lynx, a 122-foot-long wooden ship, will fire off some cannon rounds and dock at Harborage Marina for four days, giving tours and taking visitors on sailing adventures.

» Full story and video at the Tampa Bay Times

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USF team creates device to recycle human waste into water
USF team creates device to recycle human waste into water

NEWgenerator, a University of South Florida invention, transforms sewage into water for irrigation, methane gas that can be used to generate energy and nutrients found in fertilizer. 

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