Menu for Taco Fusion in Tampa, Florida, has removed “Lion” from it’s choices of meats.
*There’s been several raids of chinese restaurants attempting to serve some of your favorite pets to you, but another restaurant has been raiding zoos and roadways for your meal.
Taco Fusion in Tampa, Florida, was doing fine until they added “lion” to their exotic menu.
The tacos served at the restaurant include unusual meat ingredients that turn their tacos into a delicacy.
Some of the meats they use include: alligator, beaver, shark, kangaroo and formerly lion, according to Gawker.
Angel Adams with her many children in a hotel room after being evicted from their apartment.
*The “system” has been blamed for dropping the ball for a lot of needy, at-risk families.
In a lot of cases, their disorganized bureaucracy has cost children their lives and shattered families forever.
But, in this particular case it appears that the system may have been somewhat exhausted. (more…)
*Wrestling legend Macho Man Randy Savage died in a car accident today in Tampa, Florida. He was 58.
According to reports, Savage suffered a heart attack while driving his Jeep Wrangler around 9:25 a.m. and lost control of his car.
Florida Highway Patrol officials say the car veered across the concrete median and collided with a tree.
Savage was transported from the scene, but died from his injuries at Largo Medical Center.
His wife Lynn was also in the car, but she survived. Officials say they were both wearing seatbelts and alcohol was not a factor in the crash.
*McDonald’s is getting tired of the old look and trying to step into the new millennium.
Several of the franchise’s locations have already been updated and are reaping the benefits of the new look. One of America’s favorite fast food chains may not be recognizable from the details given so far.
According to USA Today, they have seen the numbers double at their Tampa location where the new look has (more…)
*Who knew embattled reggae star Buju Banton was up for and won a Grammy on Sunday? Yep, he won the Best Reggae Album Grammy for “Before the Dawn.” While we’re sure he’s grateful for that bit of good news, he’s also got the super serious issue of being tried of drug trafficking charges to deal with.
Actually, beginning yesterday, jury selection for Banton’s new trial began in Tampa, Fla., the state where Buju was arrested for allegedly possessing and attempting to distribute over 5 kilos of cocaine.
The selection process took two hours, during which time 14 jurors were selected to sit on the panel for the retrial, according to boombox.com. Though the jury is largely white, the jurors have sworn in court that race will not play a factor in the case, nor will Banton’s celebrity status have an impact on their decision.
“Buju is optimistic and hopeful,” said his attorney, David Markus. “He is in good spirits. He is a rock. No one realizes how hard it is to fight the federal government in one trial, let alone two.”
In the retrial, the reggae star faces additional charges of attempted possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking offense and using the wires to facilitate a drug-trafficking offense.
“The prosecution is trying the oldest trick in the book: They are throwing everything against the wall hoping that something sticks and it’s not going to work,” said Markus.
The retrial is expected to last a week or two. If convicted, Banton could face 20 years in prison.
*Lee Daniels, the “Precious” director, has signed on to head a new project – the film adaptation of “Anna in the Tropics.”
The story is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway play by Nilo Cruz and takes place in Tampa in the 1920s.
It’s about a family of Cuban cigar rollers whose lives are changed by the power of literature.
“I always saw it as a film,” says Cruz. “Even though I wrote is as a play, I just think it has endless possibilities as a film. The play itself is full of images and I want to open it up to the world film offers.”
Cruz will meet with Daniels in January to begin tackling the project, and sees a lot of common ground between the two artists.
“I loved his use of fantasy and quotidian life in Precious. It was a wonderful combination. I think my piece also deals with similar level of reality,” says Cruz.