Tim Tebow, Jake Owen And The Prez: The AM Buzz

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More people went to hear Tim Tebow's Easter sermon in small town Texas than attend Miami Dolphins games! (AP Photo)

The stories making noise in South Florida this a.m.:

– Call him Tim Tebow Superstar! The former UF standout attracted 15,000 people to his Easter sermon yesterday at the Celebration megachurch in Georgetown, Texas. Many in the flock wore Tebow’s new New York Jets jersey. Some clutched a bible. But all listened, and cheered at times, especially when a smiling, relaxed Tebow blasted fellow professional athletes who worry more about wealth than character. “As an athlete, it’s an obligation and a responsibility to be a good role model,” Tebow said. “It’s so frustrating to me when you have athletes saying, ‘I’m not a role model.’ Well, yes you are. You’re just not a good one.’’ Tebow, who relied on stream of consciousness rather than a prepared speech, also told the crowd he used to be unable to sleep at night as a teen because he worried he was headed to hell. There’s no more of that! “Everything we have is a gift from God,” Tebow said. “The talents that God has given us, make the most of it!” (Click here for more from the New York Post)

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Jake Owne proposes Saturday in Vero Beach (via tcpalm.com)

Country music charts topper Jake Owen proposed to his girlfriend before about 5,000 people watching his Saturday night concert in the Vero Beach High School stadium! The singer of Alone With You kneeled and asked longtime galpal Lacey Buchanan to be his wife as the crowd cheered. Buchanan said yes. Vero Beach native Owen’s show was supposed to take place as part of a fundraiser in December but was rained out. (Click here for more from tcpalm.com)

– President Barack Obama is headed to Palm Beach Gardens for a fundraiser in the fancy Frenchman’s Reserve gated community on Tuesday. The $10,000-a-plate lunch will be hosted by Hansel Emory Tookes at his and wife Paula‘s $1 million-home. Tookes, 63, is a former Pratt & Whitney boss who’s now on the board of FPL. Expect a traffic nightmare all over South Florida. Air Force One is exptected to land  at 11:45 a.m. at Palm Beach International and head to Tookes’. Obama then has a speech at Florida Atlantic University at 2:55 p.m. in Boca Raton, another fundraiser at the Westin Diplomat in Hollywood and a dinner at the home of well-known Miami attorney Jeremy Alters. Obama is scheduled to motorcade back north for a 9:20 p.m. departure from Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International. (Click here from WPBF-Channel 25)

 

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