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Amy Wimmer Schwarb

Florida celebrates 500th anniversary but history blurred by myth

Apr 06 2013

ST AUGUSTINE, Florida Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon was only 4-foot, 11-inches tall, a trolley tour operator told his passengers as they rolled down a picturesque street in St. Augustine lined with moss-draped live oak trees.

Florida celebrates 500th anniversary but history blurred by myth

Apr 06 2013

ST AUGUSTINE, Fla., April 6 Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon was only 4-foot, 11-inches (1.5 meters) tall, a trolley tour operator told his passengers as they rolled down a picturesque street in St. Augustine lined with moss-draped live oak trees.

U.S. conference highlights slaves' southern path to freedom

Jun 20 2012

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla With the North Star as the guiding light for runaway slaves and Canada as the Promised Land, the underground railroad that U.S. schoolchildren read about in textbooks points to freedom in just one direction - the north.

Florida woman jailed for firing 'warning shot' at husband to appeal

May 30 2012

JACKSONVILLE, Florida A New York attorney well-known for representing battered women in homicide cases is now legal counsel for a Jacksonville woman serving a 20-year sentence for firing a gun in the direction of her husband.

Shooter of black Florida teen Trayvon Martin charged with murder

Apr 11 2012

JACKSONVILLE/SANFORD, Florida A special prosecutor in Florida charged neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman with second-degree murder on Wednesday in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, a move protesters had demanded for weeks in a racially charged case that has riveted the United States.

Shooter of black Florida teenager charged with murder

Apr 11 2012

JACKSONVILLE/SANFORD, Florida A special prosecutor in Florida charged neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman with second-degree murder on Wednesday in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, a move protesters had demanded for weeks in a racially charged case that has riveted the United States.

Shooter of black Florida teenager charged with murder

Apr 11 2012

JACKSONVILLE/SANFORD, Florida A special prosecutor in Florida charged neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman with second-degree murder on Wednesday in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin - a move that protesters had been demanding for weeks in the racially charged case.

Trayvon Martin shooter charged with murder

Apr 11 2012

JACKSONVILLE/SANFORD, Florida A special prosecutor in Florida charged neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman with second-degree murder on Wednesday in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin - a move that protesters had been demanding for weeks in the racially charged case.

Shooter of black Florida teenager charged with murder

Apr 11 2012

JACKSONVILLE/SANFORD, Florida A special prosecutor in Florida charged neighbourhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman with second-degree murder on Wednesday in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin - a move that protesters had been demanding for weeks in the racially charged case.

Shooter of black Florida teen arrested, charged with murder

Apr 11 2012

JACKSONVILLE, Florida A Florida prosecutor filed a murder charge on Wednesday against the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed unarmed, black teenager Trayvon Martin in a case that has captivated the United States and prompted civil rights demonstrations.

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