Issue Over Concealed Handguns Crops up at RNC

ANNA M. TINSLEY The Fort Worth Star-Telegram Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson likes to be prepared. So when he headed to Florida to attend this week's Republican National Convention, he had his concealed handgun with him, as he usually does. "It's like a smoke detector. You don't know when you'll need it, but you keep fresh batteries in it anyway," said Patterson, a delegate to the convention. Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/08/27/3780987/issue-over-concealed-handguns.html#storylink=cpy … [Read more...]

Lawsuit doesn’t stop Siegels from celebrating Orlando debut of movie ‘Queen of Versailles’

By Sara K. Clarke, Orlando Sentinel -- David and Jacqueline Siegel have a date Friday evening with a couple hundred of their closest friends to watch a movie about how the recession threatened their 90,000-square-foot dream home and knocked the two of them on their butts. The critically acclaimed documentary "Queen of Versailles" finally makes its Central Florida debut this weekend, and even though David Siegel is suing the filmmakers for defamation, he and his wife — the royal couple of Orlando's time-share industry — will hold court during back-to-back private screenings at the Enzian Theater in Maitland. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-08-15/news/os-queen-of-versailles-orlando-debut-20120815_1_david-siegel-time-share-empire-time-share-industry … [Read more...]

IRS steps up probe of Miccosukee Tribe’s payouts of gambling profits to members

BY JAY WEAVER JWEAVER@MIAMIHERALD.COM The Internal Revenue Service has escalated its investigation into the Miccosukee Indians’ finances, demanding that the West Miami-Dade tribe hand over a mountain of internal records showing millions in allegedly unreported payments from its gambling profits to tribal members. The IRS’ sweeping new action, which the Miccosukees are trying to stop in Miami federal court, seeks internal documents of the tribe’s gaming distributions during 2006-2010 as well as its council meeting records on tax matters from as far back as 1985. Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/07/31/2923683/irs-steps-up-probe-of-miccosukee.html#storylink=cpy … [Read more...]

Nominees for Seventh Circuit Court Judge

NOMINEES FOR SEVENTH CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Seventh Judicial Circuit is pleased to announce the following named nominees have been submitted to Gov. Rick Scott for his consideration for appointment to the Circuit Court of the Seventh Judicial Circuit: Elizabeth A. Blackburn David Gillespie K. Judith Lane Judge Thomas Portuallo Catherine Swain Joseph Warren … [Read more...]