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  • CAFCI awards scholarships to college-bound students

    Recently the Royal Palm Beach-based nonprofit Caribbean-Americans For Community Involvement had a ceremony in which they presented 22 awards to local students bound for college. This year's theme was The Future is Yours. The 21 graduating seniors who...
  • Eight candidates vie for three Lake School Board openings

    Budget constraints, class-size compliance and Superintendent Susan Moxley's leadership of the district are some of the key issues in three School Board races involving eight candidates. Incumbents Bill Mathias and Tod Howard are seeking re-election....
  • Madhu Acharekar: Laser scientist known as expert troubleshooter

    Madhu Acharekar: Laser scientist known as expert troubleshooter
    From the drawing board to the laboratory, laser physicist Madhu Acharekar saw the light, harnessed it and used it in myriad ways. He developed tiny lasers that could track enemy missiles; vaporize plaque in a heart artery; and measure greenhouse gases...
  • On Florida campuses, rape allegations don't bring convictions

    On Florida campuses, rape allegations don't bring convictions
    No one gets convicted of campus rape at Florida's public universities, an analysis of records has found. In 2012 and 2013, 55 rapes were reported to campus police departments, show records reviewed by the Orlando Sentinel. Arrests were made only in...
  • Help available for victims of sexual assault

    Help is available for campus rape victims through on- and off-campus counseling and support programs at the University of Central Florida. Medical and law-enforcement help are immediately available through a call to 911. Several rape-crisis sexual-...
  • UCF optics whiz turns lab work into marketable products

    UCF optics whiz turns lab work into marketable products
    Like a kindly uncle, physicist Shin-Tson Wu banters with his students as they work in an optics lab at the University of Central Florida. They become respectfully silent, however, when he sits down at a microscope to peer at the pixels of an iPhone...
  • Dr. Gregory Roth: Sanford-Burnham research scientist

    Dr. Gregory Roth: Sanford-Burnham research scientist
    Dr. Gregory Roth, one of the first scientists recruited to the Sanford-Burnham Research Institute at Lake Nona, died unexpectedly of natural causes on Aug. 2. He was 56. An associate professor at Sanford-Burnham, Roth planned and oversaw the opening...
  • Pearson, Miller compete in District 47 Republican primary

    Pearson, Miller compete in District 47 Republican primary
    Two political newcomers are competing in the Republican primary on Aug. 26 for state representative in District 47. The district includes Winter Park, Orlando and Belle Isle. Local business owner Maurice Pearson and Rollins College marketing director...
  • Orlando Museum of Art 2014-15 season

     Orlando Museum of Art 2014-15 season
    The Orlando Museum of Art continues celebrating its 90 years by looking forward and back. A substantial new collection and contemporary-art shows have an eye on the future, while a special exhibit pays tribute to the museum's Acquisition Trust. Favorite...
  • Brand-new teacher eager for first class

    Brand-new teacher eager for first class
    MINNEOLA — Today, Mrs. C will stand at the head of her very own classroom for the very first time. It's the first day of her first job as a schoolteacher, and Stephanie Casternopoulos is ready for her second-graders at Minneola Elementary...
  • UCF bar scene grows up

    UCF bar scene grows up
    I've racked up a lot of bar tabs in my time on the job, but nothing quite prepares me for the challenge of a night out with the college crowd. The students at the University of Central Florida can be a thirsty bunch — but they can also be fickle,...