Valerie de la Valdene seemed larger than life. She was a heiress to a fortune, a world-class diver and a shark conservationist. When her body was found in her home on the Galapagos islands, authorities ruled it a suicide. But friends and family say there’s more to the story.
Same-sex marriage is set to begin Jan. 6 in Florida, after the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday evening denied Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s request to Justice Clarence Thomas that he extend a stay preventing the state from recognizing the marriages of eight gay and lesbian couples.
Rockale ‘Rocky’ Wiggins, who was born mentally disabled and who has severe chronic scoliosis, depends on shared transportation service that has drawbacks. His guardian would like to be able to ferry him in the family car instead.
In December 2009, the state panel that reviews child abuse deaths released a 179-page report. The document included a detailed analysis of what killed Florida children the year before, dozens of charts and graphs describing both the victims and perpetrators of child abuse, and brief memorials for several of the youngsters whose lives were cut short.
The holidays are a super-busy time of year, and it’s too easy, with all the hustle and bustle, to forget about what this season is really all about. So we will remind you: It’s about purchasing high-tech consumer devices at retail.