Monday, March 6, 2023

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‘Everything is burnt’: Family speaks after home lost in Collier Co. wildfire

One family has lived in Golden Gate Estates for more than a decade. They never thought in their wildest dreams that a wildfire would destroy the place they lived, laughed and loved for so long.

Lawmakers target treatments for transgender youths

Two House Republicans filed a proposal Friday that would make it illegal for doctors to provide treatments such as puberty blockers and hormone therapy to transgender minors. Also, a Senate Republican filed a bill that similarly seeks to prevent such treatments.

New Florida bill would impose restrictions on gender-affirmative care

A new Florida house bill would have ramifications on the transgender community, including a ban on gender-affirmation care for minors.

Florida House Bill 1421, titled “Gender Clinical Interventions,” was filed by State Representative Randy Fine on March. 3.

Two tours, one purse: New PGA, LPGA mixedteam golf event to debut at Tiburón Golf Club

The PGA TOUR, LPGA Tour and Grant Thornton LLP have announced a new mixed-team Challenge Season event that will see LPGA Tour and PGA TOUR players compete together in a unique co-sanctioned tournament.The Grant Thornton Invitational is set to debut Dec. 4-10, at Tiburón Golf Club and The Ritz-Carlton Naples, Tiburón. The precedent-building event will allow players from the PGA TOUR and LPGA Tour to compete for an equal prize and visibility — a format new to the current era of professional golf.

Fleetwood Max to play March 10 at Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center

The sounds of Fleetwood Mac’s most iconic songs are revisited through the musical storytelling cherished by fans worldwide by tribute band, Fleetwood Max, who will play March 10 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in the historic downtown Fort Myers River District.

Today in History

  • 1987 - The British ferry Herald of Free Enterprise capsizes in the Channel off the coast of Belgium. At least 26 are dead.

  • 1981 - President Reagan announces plans to cut 37,000 federal jobs.

  • 1973 - President Richard Nixon imposes price controls on oil and gas.

  • 1967 - President Lyndon B. Johnson announces his plan to establish a draft lottery.

  • 1965 - The United States announces that it will send 3,500 troops to Vietnam.

  • 1899 - Aspirin is patented following Felix Hoffman’s discoveries about the properties of acetylsalicylic acid.

  • 1862 - The USS Monitor left New York with a crew of 63, seven officers and 56 seamen.