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  • Freebie Friday: Free stuff to do this week

    Freebie Friday: Free stuff to do this week
    Welcome to Freebie Friday, where everything is free.   Freebie Spotlight Fair/Festival   Community Unity Festival: Backpack giveaway, exercise programs,  games, entertainment and a DJ, live music by LA Robinson and  Streetlife. 9 a.m. Saturday,...
  • Some warn that Gov. Jay Nixon's curfew for Ferguson, Mo., may backfire

    In an unusual declaration for an American city, Gov. Jay Nixon imposed a midnight-to-5 a.m. curfew Saturday after fresh violence erupted here amid public anger over the shooting death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer. The governor's...
  • AP classes challenge the smart kids

    To the editor: Another indignant academic lambastes school curriculum and multiple-choice tests. What's the problem? More students are completing Advanced Placement classes — the horror! ("The Advanced Placement numbers racket," Op-Ed, Aug. 12)...
  • Great War touched Orlando from far across the seas

    As decades roll by, events seem to move closer together in the telescope of time. While the 150th anniversary of the Civil War continues, historians remind us it's been a century since the beginning — on July 28, 1914 — of World War I, also...
  • Are we ready for another Revolution?

    The woman was pointing to my book on the American Revolution. She was inquiring if I believed people were fed up with the way the country was being run and ready for a repeat of 1776. I wasn't totally surprised by her question. I've heard the subject...
  • Animals

    AUDUBON SOCIETY'S CENTER FOR BIRDS OF PREY: conservation, education and raptor rehabilitation facility: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday (except holidays); 1101 Audubon Way, Maitland; $5 adults, $4 ages 3-12; 407-644-0190. BLACK HAMMOCK ADVENTURES:...
  • Orlando theme park and attractions discounts, prices and hours

    Orlando theme park and attractions discounts, prices and hours
    Here's a selection of attractions offering reduced prices:   Aquatica: off BeachLine Expressway at Interstate 4 southwest of Orlando; 407-351-3600; Guests can purchase a "Splash and Save" ticket with admission starting at $28 when tickets are...
  • Mayor meets with residents over E. 26th Street collapse

    Mayor meets with residents over E. 26th Street collapse
    City and CSX Transportation maintenance crews did not do a good job responding to repeated complaints from residents about street damage on the Baltimore block that collapsed in the spring, according to the city's transportation director and a report...
  • If not for twist of fate, Bobby Bowden, Perry Moss might have perished in Marshall plane crash

     If not for twist of fate, Bobby Bowden, Perry Moss might have perished in Marshall plane crash
    "You never know. "You just never know." Perry Moss uttered those words a few years ago when discussing how our lives can be determined in the most fateful — and fatal — ways. Moss, whose 50 years in the coaching business included stops...
  • Former Swedish House Mafia DJ Steve Angello on His Label, New Album

    During his years as one third of supergroup Swedish House Mafia, Steve Angello did as much as anyone to mainstream EDM in the U.S., becoming the first dance act to headline Madison Square Garden. Yet Angello's roots go far beyond that project, with his...
  • Musical journey history of jazz

    Musical journey history of jazz
    Mount Dora composer and pianist Justin Ward Weber will explore the rich history of jazz by taking the audience on a musical journey featuring jazz selections from 1860 to the 1970s and beyond. "A Musical History of Jazz" is at 7 p.m. Saturday at the...