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South Florida Sun-Sentinel

CFO: Get proper car coverage -- South Florida Sun-Sentine...

This reader is absolutely correct. I elected to drop PIP a few years ago and my premiums went down $400/yr. It really is double protection. The only people who stand to lose if the law is repealed are those without health insurance, which the article says, is 20% of Floridian's.  (Aug 14, 2007 | post #21)

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Airlines look to cash in on where passengers sit. -- Sout...

Hiding your head in the sand doesn't make you any safer.  (Aug 7, 2007 | post #107)

SouthFlorida.com

Airlines look to cash in on where passengers sit. -- Sout...

Maybe it's time for you to go back to your high school economics textbook and look up the definition of "supply and demand". Christmas week has always been the most heavily traveled time of the entire year. Millions want to fly when only hundreds of thousands of seats are available.  (Aug 6, 2007 | post #52)

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Fort Lauderdale man faces uphill battle with a mountain o...

One thing struck me about this story. He said he watched his parents declare bankruptcy yet it obviously had no affect on his behavior. My parents also declared bankruptcy when I ws 12 and it had a profound affect on me that still haunts me to this day. Because of that event, I hoard money (I'm now 44) and have managed to save nearly 3/4 of a million. Saving is my primary goal in hopes that I never have to live through that experience again. I save at every opportunity and carry no debt other than my mortgage and (low) car payment. The only thing that comes through my mailbox each day is junk mail.  (Jul 20, 2007 | post #85)

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Pompano man fights mutual fund mailings

As an investor that is deluged by these mailings almost on a weekly basis, I'm all for these proposals. I'm just surprised it has taken so long given that my statements are sent to me electronically.  (Jul 6, 2007 | post #5)

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Speeding crackdown on S. Fla. section of I-95 nets more t...

The responses here are exactly what I expected to hear. The first one was great, go after the cars driving 20mph under the limit. The only ones getting hurt by those people are the speeders that ram into them. Fact of the matter is, and posters here try to spin the facts around, speed does kill. Would a person be more likley to survive a crash into a wall at 30 or 75? Then there are those that say, raise the DUI fines to $25k. How many people out there could afford that, and would it stop them from getting behind the wheel. Hardly. Then there are those that say that FHP should be going after criminals. When was the last time FHP left the highways for neighborhood crime watch?  (Jun 20, 2007 | post #184)

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

U.S. Passport rules hurt business for Caribbean hotels

What truly amazes me is that hotel prices in Caribbean have remained steady. Common wisdom would say that when demand is low, prices will fall but that hasn't been the case. I've been waiting for "passport bargains" in St. Martin, Grand Cayman as well as Aruba but prices are still way way up.  (Jun 19, 2007 | post #21)

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

FHP identifies driver that caused fatal wrong-way crash o...

Boy does this speak volumes. I've always wondered how the judges that let these people off feel after a catastrophe like this happens.  (Jun 12, 2007 | post #15)

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Going the distance

I drive just about at the speed limit and shake my head when somebody careens passed me doing 80-85. These are the same people that bellyache the most about gas prices. Not many people know that every 10mph over 60 decreases mileage by 10%. Being the skeptic I am I experimented using the onboard mileage computer on my car. Sure enough, the mileage went down about 9% between 60 and 70 and another 9% between 70 and 80. What this means for somebody constantly doing 80, they could save 60 cents a gallon (assuming $3/gal) by slowing down to 60. But it will never happen because getting to ones destination 10 minutes earlier is more important than saving money. I guess we will just have to live with their bitching and moaning.  (Jun 1, 2007 | post #13)

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Jury rules against Ford, awards $10.4 million in damages ...

Your statement is the most intelligent one here. All responses blame the lawyer for winning and think the other driver was illegal and uninsured. For crying out loud, the lady was left without use of her arms and legs probably due to seats that failed. Lastly, attorney's in these cases typically sign up for 25-30% of the settlement, not half as most here have been decrying.  (May 31, 2007 | post #54)

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Jury rules against Ford, awards $10.4 million in damages ...

Toyota and Nissan are constantly bombarded with suits and payout plenty, don't kid yourself.  (May 31, 2007 | post #11)

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Father of Anna Nicole Smith's baby sued over legal bills

What was missing from the article was the fact that Birkhead feels he was taken to the cleaners by Opri. She charge him for some meals that were in excess of $1500, first class flights, hotel suites, fees for her publicist, the list goes on. Check this out for more on what she's trying to get away with: http://www.tmz.com /2007/04/01/debra- opri-bills-birkhea d-kings-ransom/155  (May 30, 2007 | post #27)