| May 14, 2011
| 12:22 PM
Stefan Duma is unlikely to join Bruce Smith, Frank Beamer and Michael Vick on Virginia Tech football's Mount Rushmore. But his contributions to the game may prove as enduring as any sack, game plan or touchdown pass.
A professor at the Virginia Tech-Wake...
| May 18, 2011
| 4:01 PM
Ladies and gentleman, we have clean water in Florida. Don't let any environmentalist tell you otherwise. It is clean; it smells good; it looks good. — Barney Bishop, president of Associated Industries of Florida
Barney needs to get out of his...
| May 23, 2011
| 3:12 PM
Environmentalists blasted me for downplaying the threat of BP oil in the Gulf.
They need to go out into their front yards and confront the real threat facing Florida.
Big Grass is worse than Big Oil.
Grass is destroying Florida, particularly St....
| Jan 14, 2011
The feedback has been flooding in about our story on Robyn O'Brien, author and founder of allergykids.com. Our readers seem to agree that allergies to dyes or preservatives among kids are on the rise. Here are some of the ways they've eliminated the...
| Feb 8, 2012
You get a bunch of baby boomers together and inevitably the conversation turns to aches and pains.
This, of course, is a topic to which everyone can relate. The only baby boomers who don't have something to moan and groan about at this stage are the ones...
| Feb 13, 2012
I have been attending trials in Los Angeles for 20 years. I've covered torture and murder, drug smuggling and bank robberies. I covered the trial of the officers who beat Rodney G. King and the rioters who beat Reginald O. Denny. I covered the murder...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 6:08 AM
Q. I am planning to grow blueberries in my yard and around my house. What is your advice and can I find good plants locally?
A. Start this fruit production project by having your soil tested at your local University of Florida Extension office. Take...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 6:08 AM
Average temperature High 79 Low 56
Rainfall 3.54 inches
Spring arrives: March 20
1. Moon phases
Full moon March 8
Last quarter March 14
New moon March 22
First quarter March 30
2. Moon sign planting dates
Above ground crops: 2, 3, 4, 7, 25, 26,...
| Jul 9, 2011
| 8:56 PM
If Casey Anthony had been tried 30 years ago in that same Orange County courtroom, she probably would be facing a death sentence today instead of the few measly years she spent awaiting trial.
The 25-year-old mother who last week slipped out of a...
| Jul 14, 2011
Only Jeff Garlin could get away with doing an entire show about his giving up sweet stuff — even titling the show "No Sugar Tonight" — while swigging from a bottle of Gatorade.
The thematic disconnect was particularly egregious because, by...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 4:11 PM
Next week,Florida leaders take a closer look at the state's assisted-living facilities.
They can start by looking at the body count.
In recent years, neglected and abused residents have been found beaten, burned and starved.
The body of a 75-year-old...