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  • 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...
  • UCF students protest higher tuition for 'excess' classes

    UCF students protest higher tuition for 'excess' classes
    Kevin Diatezua wasn't sure what he wanted to study when he transferred to the University of Central Florida. "I wanted to take a little taste of everything before I made a definite decision," said Diatezua, 24. "I was under the impression that college...
  • Jurors in Goodman case begin 'hotel arrest'

    Jurors in Goodman case begin 'hotel arrest'
    For 10 Hillsborough County residents, Friday marked the start of a free, three- to four-week stay at a West Palm Beach hotel. The six women and four men will pay nothing for their meals, have access to a pool and golf course, and be taken to movies and...
  • UCF ranks 12th in awarding degrees to minorities, report says

    UCF ranks 12th in awarding degrees to minorities, report says
     A nationally known magazine released a study today saying the University of Central Florida ranks 12th nationally in awarding degrees to minority students. "Diverse: Issues in Higher Education" magazine released the ranking as part of a special...
  • Harris Rosen, John Hitt, Geraldo Rivera: weekend guests

    Harris Rosen, John Hitt, Geraldo Rivera: weekend guests
    A look at local public-affairs programs this weekend: News 13's "Political Connections" starts 30-minute conversations with the three major candidates for governor. First up: Libertarian Adrian Wyllie talks to Ybeth Bruzual at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday....
  • 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 PHANTASMAGORIA props, costumes, puppets and more give an inside  look into the "Phantasmagoria" theatrical production. 8:30 a.m.-5  p.m. today, Monday-Oct. 10 (reception 4-5 p....
  • Disney scales back its late-night event at Epcot

    Disney scales back its late-night event at Epcot
    Walt Disney World has scaled back one of its newest events, Epcot Food and Wine Late Nights Live. The $79 three-hour party during the Food & Wine Festival that starts this week was originally scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays. Disney has cut it...
  • South Florida incomes keep declining as recovery grinds on, new data show

    South Florida incomes keep declining as recovery grinds on, new data show
    Did you get a raise last year? No? How about the year before that? Or the year before that? Didn't think so. Don't feel lonely. Few of us are seeing our incomes increase, even after five years of recovery from the Great Recession, according to...
  • Tech companies fuel UCF's new $1 million lab facilities

    Tech companies fuel UCF's new $1 million lab facilities
    Backed by money from two major tech companies, the University of Central Florida on Tuesday will launch a new $1 million complex of laboratories, creating an informal co-working setting for science, art and imagination to morph into new technologies....
  • Businessman Nik Patel arrested on $150M federal fraud charges

    Businessman Nik Patel arrested on $150M federal fraud charges
    Orlando businessman Nikesh A. Patel has been arrested by federal authorities on fraud charges. Authorities say Patel fraudulently sold $150 million in loans to an unidentified Milwaukee company. The FBI alleges he sold the loans as being guaranteed by...
  • Sunday Assembly is like church for atheists

    Sunday Assembly is like church for atheists
    Sunday, the atheists went to church. They sang to lyrics on a video screen showing the sun rising and fast-moving clouds over the mountains. They had news and announcements. They consumed cookies and coffee. They took 60 seconds for silent reflection,...