| May 23, 2013
| 11:06 AM
Trustees at the University of Central Florida this afternoon approved a $1.4 billion operating budget for the coming school year that includes no tuition increase.
But Chief Financial Officer Bill Merck explained that base undergraduate tuition for...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" | Joe Letteri, Eileen Moran, Eric Saindon, Kevin L. Sherwood
"Prometheus" | Paul Butterworth, Charley Henley, Allen Maris, Richard Stammers
| Apr 29, 2013
| 9:46 PM
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is a group promoting far-right legislation. Its tax exempt status is currently challenged, as its sole purpose is to formulate legislation promoting extremely conservative points of view and helping the...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 9:47 PM
Special thanks to Bob Mercer for reporting state legislative news. In a story April 24, I learned that our Legislature’s Executive Board authorized at least $10,5000 of state monies to pay two-year memberships for our 105 legislators and...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 4:34 PM
UCF's chief financial officer, Bill Merck, will give trustees an update this morning on the Internal Revenue Service's ongoing audit of Florida's largest public university. UCF is one of more than 30 colleges the IRS has been auditing over the past couple...
| Apr 19, 2012
Dick Clark, the youthful-looking television personality who literally introduced rock 'n' roll to much of the nation on "American Bandstand" and for four decades was the first and last voice many Americans heard each year with his New Year's Eve...
| Jan 14, 2012
| 7:29 PM
UNIVERSITY PARK, Penn. --Legendary football coach Joe Paterno, who was ousted from Penn State University over an alleged child sex abuse scandal, told the Washington Post he felt inadequate to deal with the initial allegation of abuse.
Paterno, the all-...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 10:30 AM
Fido needs a flu shot.
During this busy holiday season, as more pooches go to "doggie motels" while their owners travel, vets are increasingly offering vaccinations against a relatively new strain of canine influenza that induces coughing fits, fever,...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 8:07 AM
(Reuters) - Scientists, stymied for decades by the complexity of the human immunodeficiency virus, are making progress on several fronts in the search for a cure for HIV infections, a leading medical research conference was told this week in Seattle....
| Mar 15, 2012
When it comes to sleeping peacefully at night, it's not so much about the money under the mattress as the money invested in the mattress — and in white noise machines, blackout shades and medicinal sleep aids.
The long list of sleep-time...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Given the waning days of winter, one may conclude that dairy calves are beyond the added nutritional requirements of cold-weather feeding. Is this the time of the year that calf managers could start saving labor?
The answer is "no."
According to the...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 10:24 AM
McDonald'sCEO Jim Skinner, who is credited with turning the fast food giant around, is retiring.
His successor, company president Don Thompson, will become one of a small group of African-American CEOs at a major company.
Skinner, 67, will retire...