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Donald Trump rides chutzpah to victory in presidential race

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
He felt it in the breeze.
Nearing the end of his long, improbable journey to victory in the presidential race, Donald Trump, the candidate of so much tumult and bluster, waxed nostalgic about how he got there.
“I had great parents, great parents,” Trump told the crowd at a rally in steamy Orlando, Florida. “I just felt that nice breeze, so they’re helping us out.”
The candidate who for more than a year had unapologetically demonstrated he would say anything sensed it was time to rein it in.
“Stay on point, Donald, stay on point,” he publicly admonished himself just days before the

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Personnel note: Harry Sideris is Duke Energy Florida’s next president

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
Duke Energy Florida is getting a new president — Harry Sideris, whose promotion takes effect Jan. 1.
Sideris has served as senior vice president for environmental, health, and safety since 2014. He will work from the company’s Florida headquarters in St. Petersburg.
He succeeds Alex Glenn, who will become senior vice president for state and federal regulatory legal support at corporate headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina.
“Harry’s decades of diverse industry experience have prepared him well for this important role,” said Doug Esamann, who oversees operations in the Midwest and Florida.
“I look forward to my new role in Florida working with the employees, customers,

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169,000 Florida utility customers remain without power post-Matthew

Monday, October 10th, 2016
More than 169,000 Florida utility customers remained without power Monday as power companies struggled to repair damage caused by Hurricane Matthew.
Twenty percent — nearly 92,000 — of those customers live in Duval County. Ranking next was Volusia County, with 44,268; Flagler County, with 16,256; and Brevard County, with 5,460.
Other counties affected include Indian River, Putnam, Seminole, St. Johns, and St. Lucie.
Gov. Rick Scott released the numbers Monday.
Local officials were assessing storm damage, Scott said. A federal disaster declaration will cover debris removal and emergency protective measures in eight counties.
As of noon, seven shelters were open and housing 120 people.

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