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3January 15, 2017
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Joshua Rubush Dies In Crash
LEHIGH ACRES, FL. -- Joshua Rubush died in a crash in Lee county Friday at 5:05 a.m.
Joshua G. Rubush, 21 of LaBelle was traveling south on CR-884 (Joel Boulevard) north of Leighton Court in a 2006 Honda Civic and failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway while approaching Leighton Court.
Subsequently, the Honda traveled across the northbound lanes of CR-884 (Joel Boulevard) causing the front to collide with the guardrail face on the east shoulder. The vehicle came to final rest in the north travel lane of CR-884 (Joel Boulevard) facing east.
Rubish was pronounced deceased on scene. Results of testing for alcohol are pending.
Alden A. Rumfelt, Attorney At Law
202 E. Ventura Avenue
Clewiston, Fl. 33440
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For some reason, basically because of her naivety, no matter where we lived, my wife always managed to attract the neighborhood liar. I would no sooner get home from a business trip and my wife would immediately start telling the "latest" Janice "whopper."
Janice's "whoppers" were always "family" exaggerations, spiced with personal inuendoes of other neighbors family members "misbehaviors" and "shortcomings." I decide that without demeaning my kind wife's continuing "Janice" non-truth exposure, by getting together with our next door friend and his wife, and discuss a way to deal with the Janice "Jaundice" problem.
What we came up with was to make sure that every day the wives got Janice to come over for coffee and "plant" made up "rumors" about every neighbor on our block, and see how "long" it took for the Janice's "version" to get back to us. Within a week, Janice found the neighbors no longer answered her door knock or her phone calls.
Having just endured a "national" exhibition of Janice "Jaundice", advertised as the Presidential election campaign. I can't help but to be tempted and suggest that the individual political action groups might just go "Truth" congenital and "TAKE" a "neighborhood" to COFFEE, next time!.
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The Way Back Machine - News Archives
Look Back To 1999 Or Later Editions Of The Sunday Morning News
LABELLE, FL. -- Looking for a Sunday Morning News internet page from a decage ago? You can find many archived web pages from the past at the "Way Back Machine", a feature of Archive.org, keeping for posterity webpages from the past.
The Sunday Morning News is archived as far back at February 1999, and includes over 100 weekly editions of the Hendry and Glades area news pages. Most of the important editions of the Sunday Morning News/Southwest Florida Online pages can be found at the archive.
The "Way Back Machine" can search for any web address, just type it in and see what the web page looked like in the past.
http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://members.aol.com/kq4ym/news.html - Sunday Morning News "Way Back" Archive from 1999
Over Three Million Views To LaBelle's Live Video Webcast
LABELLE, FL. -- Don Browne has been publicizing LaBelle and Hendry-Glades county for over 14 years though his Southwest Florida Online web pages featuring news and information about the Hendry-Glades-Lake Okeechobee region.
A live web camera page has added a new twist to social networking while promoting the Hendry county area. In mid-November 2007 through 2010 the live video cast began to spread the word around the world about Southwest Florida, and the LaBelle/Hendry/Glades county area. In February 2009 a 3-D video camera was added.
A "featured producer" on the former Justin.TV, Don broadcast primarily on the weekends and his broadcast page had 10,000 to 20,000 viewers pass through each hour that he was broadcasting live. In October 2010, over 1,000,000 new viewers visited LaBelle online.
LaBelle's "lifecasting" video page attracted viewers from all around the world, even a surprise visit from a French man who was climbing Mournt Everest, the world's highest mountain. A map on the webcast's page showed from where the visitors were coming.
Today, newer technology has arrived for live webcam broadcasting including Google's "Hangouts On The Air" which incorporates live YouTube broadcasting. Don has been making live webcast in recent months with up to 10 simultaneous webcasters broadcasting live on his YouTube channel. One of the test broadcasts from 2012 is a 4 hour long YouTube Live broadcasts with 10 people.
Stories written about LaBelle's live webcast:
USA Today - Article On Live Video Broadcasting mentioning Don Browne
Indianapolis (In.) Star - Article About Don Browne And Live Video (Iink maybe outdated)
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