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Score: 322.55579560214346
URL: http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/This-teacher-married-her-girlfriend-Then-she-was-fired-by-a-Miami-Catholic-school-_165356997
Tweeted At: Sun Feb 11 20:38:08 +0000 2018
Publish Date: 2018-02-10T11:28:00+00:00
Author: Kyra Gurney

  • Parents at a Miami Catholic school are demanding answers after a beloved teacher was fired just days after marrying her partner.
  • Peter and Paul Catholic School on Thursday, the day after she returned from her wedding in the Florida Keys.
  • Archdiocese of Miami spokeswoman Mary Ross Agosta confirmed that Morffi had been fired, but would not elaborate on the reasons except to say that the teacher had broken her contract.
  • All employees, including school teachers, are considered church representatives and are expected to abide by Catholic teachings, the memo said.
  • One parent, Valentina Simon, said she considered withdrawing her child from the school when she heard that Morffi had been fired based on her sexual orientation.

Tags: sexual orientation, catholic school, Paul Catholic School, Miami Catholic school, teacher Jocelyn Morffi

Score: 241.07057769762548
URL: http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/hometeam/2018/02/07/armwoods-james-miller-continues-tampa-bay-exodus-to-indiana/
Tweeted At: Thu Feb 08 15:10:12 +0000 2018
Publish Date: 2018-02-07T13:34:00+00:00
Author: Bob Putnam

  • Armwood linebacker James Miller and Tampa Bay Tech defensive lineman Jonathan King waited until Wednesday to announce their college decisions.
  • Miller and King joined Tampa Bay Tech quarterback Michael Penix Jr. (an early enrollee) and Plant linebacker Micah McFadden, who both signed during December’s early period, in the Hoosiers’ latest haul of locals.
  • In all, Indiana landed four players on the HomeTeam top 25 list of area seniors, more than Florida (two), FSU (three), USF (one) and Miami (none).
  • When @millerboy256 signed… pic.twitter.com/OTQ6NzDThN Indiana Football (@HoosierFootball) February 7, 2018I just like what Coach Allen has going up there, Miller said.
  • Miller’s reasons for going to Indiana were due in part to the friendships he had with the area players already in Bloomington.

Tags: Tampa Bay, Tampa Bay Tech, Tampa Bay Times, Tech defensive lineman, Michael Penix Jr.

Score: 102.6727149161518
URL: http://wfla.com/2018/02/03/nurse-calls-out-sick-with-flu-then-gets-fired-for-violating-hospitals-attendance-policy/
Tweeted At: Sat Feb 10 19:32:56 +0000 2018
Publish Date: 2018-02-03T15:21:26+00:00
Author: KRON

  • We know this flu season is worse than normal, and when one fill-in nurse at University Hospitals said she was too sick to work two times over the course of a few days, it violated hospital policy.
  • That led to another sick day, opening her up to being fired because of UHs policy that temporary nurses called PRNs, like Theresa, may be dismissed after two non-approved absences over 60-days.
  • UH has a no-faultattendance policy, where the hospital says notes from a physician do not excuse an occurrence of absence.
  • The policy says only approved leaves of absence, workplace illnesses or injuries, scheduled paid time offlike vacation time or doctors appointmentsor jury duty or bereavement leave are considered excused.
  • That means even Theresas note from her own doctor saying she shouldnt interact with people who are already sick wasnt enough.

Tags: Christmas Theresa Puckett, time off–like vacation, flu season, non-approved absences, RICHMOND HEIGHTS

Score: 72.67297797356827
URL: http://www.tampabay.com/things-to-do/stage/Laura-Benanti-talks-about-her-Melania-impression-growing-up-the-odd-person-out-and-more_165336072
Tweeted At: Fri Feb 09 22:22:39 +0000 2018
Publish Date: 2018-02-09T17:04:00+00:00
Author: Andrew Meacham

  • Tony winner Laura Benanti (for best actress in a musical), who brings her cabaret act to the Straz Center this week, was a self-described ugly duckling.
  • I put up a good facade in order to try and fit in, Benanti told the Times in an email.
  • I loved that show so much and was delighted to work with such a brilliant cast.
  • Benanti dropped a dead-on impersonation following the 2016 Republican convention of Melania Trump, and says she has a soft spot for the first lady.
  • The cabaret show starts at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Straz Centers Ferguson Hall.

Tags: self-described ugly duckling, Tony winner Laura, Martin’s Who’s Afraid, Center’s Ferguson Hall., cabaret act

Score: 68.34740265774556
URL: http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/lightning/2018/02/11/yzerman-overpaying-at-deadline-wont-guarantee-cup/
Tweeted At: Sun Feb 11 23:54:53 +0000 2018
Publish Date: 2018-02-11T18:00:00+00:00
Author: Joe Smith

  • TORONTO Lightning fans aren’t the only ones who have dreamed about the team landing Senators star defenseman Erik Karlsson in a blockbuster trade deadline deal.
  • So has Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman, Karlsson’s close friend and fellow Swede.
  • Yzerman said there are available top-four-caliber defenseman that are realistic fits for the Lightning.
  • Or the Capitals, who dealt a first-round pick and a prospect for two months of defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk, who had previously nixed a deal to come to Tampa Bay.
  • Yzerman felt his team needed help on the blue line, so he acquired veteran defenseman Braydon Coburn from the Flyers.

Tags: defenseman Erik Karlsson, Tampa Bay, Lightning defenseman Victor, Yzerman, GM Steve Yzerman

Score: 61.02245525781175
URL: http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/hometeam/2018/02/10/boys-soccer-palm-harbor-university-advances-on-pks/
Tweeted At: Sun Feb 11 03:43:45 +0000 2018
Publish Date: 2018-02-10T22:25:00+00:00
Author: Darek Sharp

  • PALM HARBOR A region semifinal that felt more like a state final went to the very limit, with Palm Harbor University defeating Wiregrass Ranch 3-2 (3-1 in penalty kicks) thanks to someone who hadn’t played goalie all season.
  • PHU, at 18-0-1 Tampa Bay’s only undefeated team, won a pair of thrillers against Wiregrass, including 4-3 in the distict finals, but Saturday’s match topped it for intensity, drama and atmospere.
  • PHU was called for 19, Wiregrass 14, with players from both teams taking hard spills at times.
  • Whereas it was PHU that overcame a 2-0 deficit at districts, Wiregrass did in stunning fashion Saturday.
  • The Bulls bench wasdelirious, but PHU regrouped and both teams had plenty of chances at a game winner in the next half hour.

Tags: palm harbor, PHU head coah, penalty kicks, Wiregrass, Wiregrass Ranch

Score: 51.822623496020235
URL: https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/state/florida-ranked-the-worst-state-in-the-nation-in-every-way-according-to-website
Tweeted At: Mon Jan 29 14:09:04 +0000 2018
Publish Date: 2018-01-30T17:29:01+00:00
Author: Mary Stringini

  • FLORIDA The worst state in the nation in every way.
  • Thrillist has created a list to rank each of the 50 states based on everything, in itsDefinitive and Final Ranking of All 50 States.
  • The list ranks the states based on their contributions to America, according to their website.
  • Thrillistmust not have taken all of the many contributions Florida has made to society into consideration when compiling this list.
  • Here are a few things to thank Florida for: – – – Air conditioning – Incandescent light bulbs – Amazon Prime – Gatorade – Tropicana Orange Juice – Key Lime Pie – Tervis drinkware – Sunscreen – Pub Subs – IBM Personal Computer – Bondo – Amos Cookies – Burger…

Tags: florida, 50 states, list, worst state, awfulness resume

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