May 23, 2015

Friday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today.

› Roofing Industry Questions A Roofing Solicitation
Usually, the complaints about roofers are from consumers, but this time it is the roofing industry complaining about a roofing promotion. It is printed on an 8" x 11" sheet of paper and the words causing concern are: "2012-Roof Stimulus Plan." Levi Matthews said he was a target of the so-called roofing stimulus plan.

› Jacksonville tries to live up to self-described 'logistics' title
In the three years since the state Department of Transportation installed the “America’s Logistics Center” signs at the city limits along interstate highways, UNF has seen a surge in interest in its logistics program. The signs are part of a broader effort by the chamber of commerce to drive growth in logistics, the catch-all name for the movement of cargo through the global supply chain.

› Zoning change clears way for IMG expansion
Despite neighbor concerns, and lingering questions about what exactly is planned for the site, IMG Academies was granted a rezoning of 220 acres in west Manatee County Thursday that it can now develop.

› First U.S. zip-line roller coaster rips into Osceola
When the Rattlesnake debuts Friday, it will turn a theme park staple into a thrill ride like no other in the United States. And it will launch the next generation of zip lining.

› Papa John's rises from the ashes
The dough has risen from the ashes. Nearly five months ago the Papa John's on U.S. 90 in Gainesville was burned down - authorities believe by two managers at the time of the Domino's Pizza down the street. On Thursday the three Papa John's owners reopened their rebuilt store.

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This Memorial Day weekend, besides honoring men and women who lost their lives in military service, what are your plans?

  • I plan on having some fun (barbecuing, shopping, beaching) with friends or family!
  • No concrete plans -- going to keep it low-key.
  • I'm not taking Monday off... too much work to be done!

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