April 16, 2014

Tuesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 8/6/2013

› Clothing company Just Live spreads feel-good message
Ask Jared Lerner the secret to launching and building a clothing business, and he'll say it's all about embracing the life-affirming philosophy of carpe diem, or "seize the day." Lerner, 44, owns Just Live, a Hallandale Beach-based company that sells T-shirts, hats, hooded sweat shirts and accessories.

› Silver Springs was ‘one big family'
From her teenage years until she retired in 1988, Peggy Ann (Mixon) Collins worked at Silver Springs park on three separate occasions and in a variety of departments, including Paradise Park and Ross Allen's reptile institute. Though Collins left the area a couple of times to pursue a career on the stage, she kept coming back to Silver Springs, a place she had begun to call home.

› Former Florida Supreme Court Justice dies
Former Florida Supreme Court Justice Arthur Jay England died Thursday in Miami, Florida. He was 80. England had been a long-time attorney with Greenberg Traurig also, working especially in on tax matters.

› Duke Energy customers will pay $108 million a year for canceled nuclear plants
Duke Energy Florida customers will pay about $108 million a year from 2014 through 2017 for the broken and shuttered Crystal River reactor and the now canceled Levy County nuclear project. Part of that total resulted from a decision Monday by the state Public Service Commission to add 89 cents a month to the average customer's bill for costs related to the Crystal River plant as requested by the utility.

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