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  • Ponce De Leon Never Searched for the Fountain of Youth

    05/25/2013 5:47:56 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    Smithsonian magazine ^ | June 2013 | Matthew Shaer
    The real story goes something like this: In 1511, messy political squabbling forced Ponce to surrender the governorship of Puerto Rico, an appointment he had held since 1509. As a consolation prize, King Ferdinand offered him Bimini, assuming the stalwart conquistador could finance an expedition and actually find it. J. Michael Francis, a historian at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg who has spent decades studying the Spanish colonies in the Americas , says no mention of a Fountain of Youth occurs in any known documents from Ponce’s lifetime, including contracts and other official correspondence with the Crown. In...
  • Happy 161st Birthday Florida, the 27th State! (March 3, 1845)

    03/03/2006 3:03:33 PM PST · by bd476 · 5 replies · 419+ views
    Florida Capital: TallahasseeState abbreviation/Postal code: Fla./FLGovernor: Jeb Bush, R (to Jan. 2007)Lieut. Governor: Toni Jennings, R (to Jan. 2007)Senators: Mel Martinez, R (to Jan. 2011); Bill Nelson, D (to Jan. 2007)U.S. Representatives: 25Historical biographies of Congressional membersSecy. of State: Glenda Hood, R (to Jan. 2007)Atty. General: Charlie Crist, R (to Jan. 2007)Chief Financial Officer: Tom Gallagher, R (to Jan. 2007)Organized as territory: March 30, 1821Entered Union (rank): March 3, 1845 (27)Present constitution adopted: 1969Motto: In God we trust (1868)State symbols: flower orange blossom (1909) bird mockingbird (1927) song “Suwannee River” (1935) Nickname: Sunshine State (1970)Origin of name: From the...
  • Girl refused bathroom pass may sue teacher

    06/10/2002 9:20:28 AM PDT · by mvpel · 45 replies · 1,951+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | June 9, 2002 | Sofia Santana <ssantana@herald.com>
    An attorney for a Ponce de Leon Middle School student has filed notice to sue the girl's math teacher and Miami-Dade County Public Schools because the girl says her teacher refused to let her use the bathroom and forced her to have a bowel movement in class.The suit seeks unspecificed damages for humiliation that seventh-grader Sophia Gutierrez said she suffered, Coral Gables attorney Jason Setchen said.Sophia, 14, says she had a stomach ache April 24, but her teacher, Edwin Victor-Louis, did not give her a bathroom pass. Sophia says she asked several times and told Victor-Louis it was an emergency.Sophia...