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  • Why do Angelina Jolie's health decisions resonate?

    Why do Angelina Jolie's health decisions resonate?
    In local public-affairs programming this weekend: "Flashpoint" and host Ginger Gadsden look at how actress Angelina Jolie's health decisions have resonated with the public. The program airs at 8 a.m. Sunday on WKMG-Channel 6.  The topics include...
  • Our to-do list for legislators: Editorial

    When the 2015 session of the Florida Legislature opens Tuesday, Central Floridians will be in an enviable position. Two of their representatives hold the top two posts in the Capitol: Senate President Andy Gardiner of Orlando and House Speaker Steve...
  • University Greek houses often segregated

    University Greek houses often segregated
    If 11 a.m. on Sunday is the most segregated hour in America, as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once observed about churches, then the next most segregated might be 11 p.m. Saturday on college campuses when the Greeks start partying. Fraternity and...
  • University system targets work force: My Word

     University system targets work force: My Word
    In June 2014, the governor and the Legislature directed $21.8 million in new money, known as performance funding, to the University of Central Florida as a reward for its excellence and improvement in areas from graduation and retention rates, to post-...
  • Satellite tracking reveals habits of young sea turtles

    Satellite tracking reveals habits of young sea turtles
    Marine scientists long have suspected that hatchling sea turtles dig themselves out of their beach nests and then clamber into the ocean to voyage on a raft of seaweed for a migration that lasts through much of their youth. But that may not be the case,...
  • Reading by Nine features Roald Dahl book

    Reading by Nine features Roald Dahl book
    With two film adaptations and numerous literary awards, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" is a favorite novel among schoolteachers and children alike. From April 12 through May 15, the Orlando Sentinel Media Group's One Book One Community program will...
  • UCF chooses new education college dean

    UCF chooses new education college dean
    A leader at Oklahoma State University has been tapped as the new dean at the University of Central Florida's College of Education and Human Performance, officials said Friday. Pamela Carroll will replace the college's interim dean, Grant Hayes, who is...
  • UCF recalls students it has lost

    Jill Bonn hated it when people avoided talking about Lauren. She didn't want to ever forget how Lauren Bonn loved her two tabby cats and once brought home an entire litter that needed a foster home. Or how Lauren drove a blue Mustang convertible and...
  • Former UCF star Kevin Smith apologizes for protesting traffic-related arrest

    Former UCF star Kevin Smith apologizes for protesting traffic-related arrest
    Former UCF star Kevin Smith apologized for protesting his arrest on campus following a traffic incident. Smith, a 28-year-old former NFL running back, was involved in a vehicle crash on UCF’s campus Saturday, according to an arrest affidavit....
  • Double shooting near UCF marks 2nd in 2 weeks

    Double shooting near UCF marks 2nd in 2 weeks
    The UCF-area shooting that left two men critically injured Thursday night has raised more concerns about student safety and gang activity in the neighborhoods bordering the campus off Alafaya Trail. Although the victims — ages 21 and 22 —...
  • Witness told deputies double shooting near UCF may have drug ties, report says

    Witness told deputies double shooting near UCF may have drug ties, report says
    The drive-by shooting that left two young men hurt in a neighborhood just west of UCF's main campus off Alafaya Trail last week was most likely drug-related, a witness told Orange County investigators. A report recently obtained from the Sheriff's...