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  • Want to get into FSU, UF? Get ready to type in grades

    Want to get into FSU, UF? Get ready to type in grades
    Students seeking a spot in FSU's or UF's freshman class have to type in their grades for all their high-school courses into a special website, reporting their own academic record rather than relying on their high schools to send in transcripts. The...
  • As it turns 40, Crealde School honors founder Bill Jenkins

     As it turns 40, Crealde School honors founder Bill Jenkins
    I've always wondered what the name "Crealdé" signifies — and the kickoff of Winter Park art school's 40th anniversary seems the perfect time for an explanation. Turns out, according to Crealdé lore, the name was devised by founder William Sterling...
  • Orlando sees boom in homes shared by roommates

     Orlando sees boom in homes shared by roommates
    Getting a "roomie" has become an increasingly popular way to share expenses in a region where rents have continued to increase as wages have generally flattened. More than 36 percent of working-age residents of Metro Orlando share a house, apartment or...
  • Hydrogen-detecting innovation earns national honors

    Hydrogen-detecting innovation earns national honors
    A hydrogen-detecting pigment attached to tape, developed by a team of scientists at the University of Central Florida and NASA'S John F. Kennedy Space Center, has been selected as one of the year's top new technologies. The invention, called...
  • Defense attorneys question deputies' use of marijuana citations

    Defense attorneys question deputies' use of marijuana citations
    When an Orange County deputy sheriff pulled over a University of Central Florida student not far from campus early July 26 and found a small bit of marijuana in the car he was driving, the deputy offered a potentially enticing option. The deputy told...
  • More sea turtles come to Florida, but reasons are mysterious

    More sea turtles come to Florida, but reasons are mysterious
    This year's early count of sea turtles nesting on Florida beaches is encouraging, though there are many unknowns in the numbers. Welcome to the mysterious world of sea turtles, which spend much of their life far from Florida's beaches encountering...
  • John Goodman retrial: Prosecutors, defense spar from the start

    John Goodman's highly-anticipated DUI manslaughter retrial started Saturday in a near empty Palm Beach County courtroom, with attention shifting quickly from the unusual selection of jurors in Tampa to a sharper focus on what the panel will see and hear...
  • Education key in House District 49 contest

    Education key in House District 49 contest
    Voters in Florida House District 49 will be deciding between two education-oriented candidates. State Democratic Rep. Joe Saunders has a record of supporting public schools and higher education;Republican Rene Plasencia is a Colonial High School teacher...
  • Researcher: veterans with PTSD need med pot study

    Researcher: veterans with PTSD need med pot study
    Are people waiting for controlled, scientific research to determine whether marijuana has legitimate medical effects for various illnesses, notably post traumatic stress disorder suffered by countless military veterans? So is Dr. Suzanne Sisley, an...
  • FAMU hazing trial begins Monday

    FAMU hazing trial begins Monday
    Robert Champion wanted respect. He got death. Nearly three years after the Florida A&M University drum major died from a hazing in Orlando, the ex-band member accused of organizing the ritual will stand trial Monday, charged with manslaughter. Dante...
  • Jay Porcher Yasuda: Public-relations pro was giving at home and work

    Jay Porcher Yasuda: Public-relations pro was giving at home and work
    Through her many years in the public-relations business, Jay Porcher Yasuda helped shine the spotlight on the best qualities of her clients. Thanks to her generosity and outgoing nature, she never had to do the same for herself. "All her girlfriends,...