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What does the one you love really want for Valentine's Day; how much do most people spend? - WYFF GreenvilleSunday, February 11, 2018
Oreos were big in Iowa and North Dakota. The first-place choices for Valentine’s Day gifts in each state were: Alabama: ChocolatesAlaska: Engagement ringsArizona: RosesArkansas: RosesCalifornia: RosesColorado: RosesConnecticut: ChocolatesDelaware: Engagement ringsFlorida: RosesGeorgia: ChocolatesHawaii: RosesIdaho: RosesIllinois: RosesIndiana: SunglassesIowa: RosesKansas: RosesKentucky: RosesLouisiana: RosesMaine: RosesMaryland: ChocolatesMassachusetts: RosesMichigan: ChocolatesMinnesota: RosesMississippi: ChocolatesMissouri: RosesMontana: Box of chocolatesNebraska: RosesNevada: Box of chocolatesNew Hampshire : Diamond braceletNew Jersey: Box of chocolatesNew Mexico: Bouquet of rosesNew York: RosesNorth Carolina: Flower bouquetNorth Dakota: Flower bouquetOhio: Wedding bouquetOklahoma: Teddy bearOregon Flower: BouquetPennsylvania: Bouquet of rosesRhode Island: Aquamarine ringsSouth Carolina: Chocolate trufflesSouth Dakota: Gold stud earringsTennessee: Bouquet of rosesTexas: Flower BouquetUtah: RosesVermont: Men’s ringsVirginia: Flower bouquetWashington: Box of chocolatesWest Virginia: SunglassesWisconsin: Bouquet of rosesWyoming: PerfumePro Flowers... http://www.wyff4.com/article/what-does-the-one-you-love-really-want-for-valentines-day-how-much-do-most-people-spend/16573899
Steven Avery Guilters Send Sheboygan Judge Flowers In Murder Case - Patch.comTuesday, December 19, 2017
Avery and his family call home. This week, Patch reported that Zellner celebrated another momentous legal victory as murder charges against another client, James A. Bates, were dropped. The Arkansas case drew national attention after prosecutors demanded access to audio from Bates' Amazon Echo smart home device, claiming it may contain evidence of a crime.RELATED: Zellner Successful In Amazon Echo Hot Tub Murder CaseBack to the Avery case.Several weeks ago, Judge Sutkiewicz, in a brief written ruling, rejected Avery's request for a new murder trial. The judge made her decision without even conducting an evidentiary hearing on Zellner's post-conviction motion that was more than 1,200 pages in length. This week, Judge Sutkiewicz issued a follow-up ruling that informed Zellner that she will not change her mind and rule otherwise. Zellner will now take up Avery's crusade before one of Wisconsin's appeals courts. Judge Angela Sutkiewicz of SheboyganBut what happened next stunned everyone, most notably the judge.On Thursday, Judge Sutkiewicz issued a letter to Zellner as well as Assistant Wisconsin Attorney General Tom Fallon and Manitowoc County District Attorney Jacalyn C. LaBre. She informed the lawyers for both sides about the gift she received as a result of her judicial rulings in the Steven Avery post-conviction process. The person who sent the judge flowers used Hoffman's Flowerland in Sheboygan.The company's website states that "Harry and Sarah Hoffman opened Hoffman's on October 30, 1929 at the start of the Great Depression ... Today, the third generation is in charge, and ensuring that the Hoffman name is synonymous with quality and service. That is why our slogan remains 'Pleasing you is our pleasure.'"Obviously, the Sheboygan judge wasn't so pleased about getting the flowers."Greetings: I wanted to notify the parties that an individual sent a floral arrangement to the courthouse on November 29, 2017, addressed to me and it was forwarded to my office," Angela Sutkiewicz wrote in the letter. "It contained a piece of paper which stated, 'Best wishes from your admirers at SAIG (Steven Avery Is Guilty).' A copy is enclosed."The Sheriff's Department was contacted in an abundance of caution. They determined that the sender is neither a party to the case nor representing a party in this case."Since the floral arrangement is a gift, I rejected it by returning it to the flower shop today (Thursday)," ...
HIGH PROFILE: Little Rock florist's fascination with flowers began in his grandmother's garden - Northwest Arkansas Democrat-GazetteTuesday, December 19, 2017
I still put the same amount" of time and work into it, Walls says. "It's not enough for a bride to be happy about her wedding. I want her to be overjoyed."You can take the man out of Arkansas but as far as Walls is concerned, you can't take Arkansas out of the man."I think Arkansas is one of the most beautiful states," he says. "I'm so proud to be from here. And I'm sure I'll end up right back here someday. I plan on it."Don't get him wrong; he appreciates where he is. But, Walls says, "I cringe when people say 'Oh, you're a Los Angelean now.' I think, 'Well, no. I love L.A. and I'm proud of it, but I'm a Southerner and I always will be.'"These days, when he's not doing flowers at his home studio, Walls is gardening and doing yard design at the two-story, Spanish-style home he shares with three cats in the trendy, mid-Wilshire "Miracle Mile" district. Interestingly, his career also began in a yard ... the yard of his grandmother in Sherwood, where he picked flowers as a child.STOPPING TO SMELLTHE ROSESThe youngest of six children of Mary Ellen Pack and the late Clement Sampson Walls Sr., Walls grew up in North Little Rock. His grandmother just grew flowers, but it was Walls' aunt, Shannon Stormes Watts, who worked in the floral business. Visiting her at her job at Tipton & Hurst in Little Rock, and accompanying her to flower shows at the former Vestal Floral Supply in North Little Rock, then-11-year-old Walls felt he'd found his calling."I would sit there for hours and hours and hours and watch these three designers up in front, working on tables, creating these amazingly gorgeous arrangements with everything from branches they find in the yard to things they find at the fruit and vegetable department at the grocery store," Walls says.Around age 12-13, Walls got to work with his aunt. "When she would let me take the trash out, I would go through the trash and grab all the dead flowers and take them home and make arrangements," he says. Eventually Walls began helping out at Tipton & Hurst during the holidays, watching the florists work and getting ideas from them. During the off-season, he'd camp out in the basement, creating Christmas arrangements that would be sold starting in November. His work on the arrangements drew the attention of company owner Joe Hurst and took him from unpaid intern to paid employee.Eventually, Shannon Watts left Tipton & Hurst to start her own shop, at which Walls would hang out after classes at Catholic High School. It was there that he met Steinkamp -- "the 'it' caterer of the moment in Little Rock," says Walls, who accepted her invitation to come and work with her.Steinkamp remembers how conscientious the then-teenage Walls was when he came to work for her. "You [told] him something one time, he knew," she says. "He just has the most natural ability and I've never seen a work ethic in someone that young." Their working relationship turned into what has been a 35-year friendship, with Walls becoming like a member of Steinkamp's family.Doing food and, sometimes, flowers for Steinkamp's events, Walls knew he wanted to be a floral designer. But he also wanted a Plan B ... namely, a business degree. After graduating from Catholic High, he earned that degree from Christian Brothers College (now University) in Memphis.While working at his aunt's business, Walls met Tom Chandler, who'd offered him a job at his interior design firm after high... http://www.nwaonline.com/news/2017/dec/03/michael-rayburn-walls-20171203/
Support piling up in Arlene's Flowers request for Supreme Court review - Tri-City HeraldTuesday, September 26, 2017
Briefs also were filed with the Supreme Court by 14 states or their governors. They include Arkansas, Alabama, Arizona, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.Among the groups that filed friend-of-the court briefs were the Cato Institute, Becket Fund for Religious Freedom, the Restoring Religious Freedom Project and the Thomas More Society.Stutzman and her corporation were sued by Washington state’s attorney general, Bob Ferguson, and the American Civil Liberties Union, on behalf of Robert Ingersoll and Curt Freed, who were refused flower arrangements for their wedding.Stutzman, a Southern Baptist, said she declined her services not because of Robert Ingersoll and Curt Freed’s sexual orientation, but because of her religious views on marriage. She argued that arranging flowers is artistic expression protected under the First Amendment.“As a Christian, weddings have a particular significance,” she wrote in an op-ed for The Seattle Times. “I just couldn’t see a way clear in my heart to honor God with the talents He has given me by going against the word He has given us.”But the state Supreme Court justices affirmed the 2015 ruling in Benton County Superior Court. They unanimously agreed that the owner of Arlene’s Flowers violated Washington’s anti-discrimination law and the Consumer Protection Act by declining to provide services based on sexual orientation.If the U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear the florist’s case, friends-of-the-court briefs also are likely to be filed in support of the couple denied service. Many briefs were filed supporting the couple and the state of Washington when the case went to the state Supreme Court.“Religious freedom is a fundamental part of America,” said Kathleen Taylor, executive director of ACLU of Washington. “But religious beliefs do not give any of us a right to ignore the law or to harm others because of who they are.”When people experience discrimination, they feel they are not full and equal members of our society, she said. http://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/article169702567.html