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Mariner grad, ex-Gators star Dupay tries out for Heat

news-press.com — At age 35, Teddy Dupay tried out for the Miami Heat. Dupay, a 1998 Mariner High School graduate who averaged 41.5 points per game as a senior before a career cut short at the University of Florida, tried out for the Sioux City Skyforce, Miami's South Dakota-based D-League affiliate.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @EDREED_NP: Mariner grad, ex-Gators star Dupay tries out for Miami Heat newspr.es/1tLZfMI via @thenewspress @Gator_sports @FLATODAYSPORTS #SWFL

Oct 22, 2014

@PhillipBuchanon In which Teddy Dupay tries out, at age 35, for the Miami Heat. And impresses. newspr.es/1rqL0FI

Oct 22, 2014

@MiamiNewTimes In which Teddy Dupay tries out, at age 35, for the Miami Heat. And impresses. newspr.es/1rqL0FI

Oct 22, 2014

@DerekBodnerNBA In which former Florida Gators guard Teddy Dupay tries out for the Miami Heat at age 35.. newspr.es/1rqL0FI

Oct 22, 2014

@IraHeatBeat In which former Florida Gators guard Teddy Dupay tries out, at age 35, for the Miami Heat. He impresses. newspr.es/1rqL0FI

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Tropical depression gets better organized

news-press.com — A poorly organized tropical depression has formed in the Gulf of Mexico, near the Yucatan Peninsula, the National Hurricane Center says. Tropical Depression Nine is currently stationary with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph. As of 7 a.m., the storm was 120 miles west-southwest of Campeche Mexico.

Festivals welcome fall with stone crab, river races

news-press.com — The tradition of celebrating the fall harvest goes back numerous millennia, likely to the beginning of human civilization. Although it takes on a slightly different twist in subtropical Southwest Florida, the cultural urge to come together outdoors and enjoy a festival remains.

Florida will start Treon Harris against Georgia

news-press.com — University of Florida coach Will Muschamp announced during Wednesday's SEC teleconference that Treon Harris will get his first career start next week against Georgia in Jacksonville. The Gators are off this week, losing three of their last four games with the head coach's future now in serious question.
Oct 22, 2014

Florida will start Treon Harris against Georgia newspr.es/1wkLQsI via @thenewspress #SWFL

Farm to Fork: Okra corn fritters

news-press.com — Yield: 12 fritters vegetable oil for frying 2 cups okra, sliced in ¼-thick slices 3/4 cup, corn kernels (grilled preferred) 1/2 cup leek, thinly sliced (white part) 4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 cup, plus 2 tablespoons flour 1/3cup buttermilk 1 egg ranch dressing for serving (optional) * Pour vegetable oil into a medium frying pan about a ½-inch deep.
Oct 22, 2014

Looking for a new southern recipe? Try farm-to-fork Okra corn fritters #nptaste ow.ly/Db1yV

Watch live at 6:30 p.m.: Medical marijuana town hall

news-press.com — The News-Press hosts six panelists on Amendment 2, including lawyer John Morgan and Charlotte Sheriff Bill Prummell, at its town hall meeting.
Oct 22, 2014

ICYMI: Passionate views on medical #marijuana. Our must see story and video of the debate here: newspr.es/1tIG4mZ via @thenewspress

Oct 22, 2014

Exclusive: FL Amendment2 - The great med pot debate; fireworks w/John Morgan. newspr.es/1tIG4mZ pic.twitter.com/pfSPLdm5F3 @marijuanapolicy

Oct 22, 2014

Exclusive: FL Amendment 2 - The great med pot debate; fireworks w/John Morgan. newspr.es/1tIG4mZ pic.twitter.com/pfSPLdm5F3 @hempnews

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Fort Myers nail artist wins on TV show “Nail’d It”

news-press.com — A Fort Myers fingernail artist won the $10,000 prize Tuesday on the reality-TV show "Nail'd It." Now she'll get to battle other nail artists in the show's two-part finale later this year. "It felt unbelievable!" said Ashley Craig, 27, after watching the show Tuesday night with friends, family and clients at Headpinz bowling alley in Cape Coral.
Oct 22, 2014

Fort Myers nail artist Ashley Craig won $10,000 on last night's episode of the @oxygen reality show "Nail'd It." news-press.com/story/entertai…

Small businesses get tuneup tips for growth

news-press.com — Running diagnostics and getting a tuneup isn't just for your car, it's crucial for maintaining a business too. That was the consensus of a Small Business Tune-Up workshop in Naples on Tuesday put on by the National Entrepreneur Center and the Florida Small Business Development Center.

Medical marijuana town hall held at News-Press

news-press.com — Attorney John Morgan, a proponent of Amendment 2 and Dr. Jonathan Daitch, an opponent of Amendment 2 spar during a medical marijuana town hall at the News-Press on Tuesday,

Police draw guns in News-Press parking lot

news-press.com — Just before 1 p.m., about a dozen police cruisers flooded the parking lot of The News-Press, officers with guns drawn. Lee County Sheriff's Office and Fort Myers Police Department units responded to the 2442 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard address around 12:50 p.m. Two people were reportedly detained for questioning related to a possible robbery.

Family-friendly events this weekend

news-press.com — Festivals, pumpkin patches, spooky happenings and more, Oct. 24-26 The fall fun continues strong this weekend. Family-friendly events include festivals, pumpkin patches, trunk or treating, spooky happenings and even a few that aren't related to autumn or Halloween at all, like the final events of Ding Days.