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  • James Blake retires as Army's top Orlando training executive

    James Blake retires as Army's top Orlando training executive
    James T. Blake, the U.S. Army's top high-tech training executive in Orlando, is retiring after nearly a decade as head of the Army's largest training and simulation contracting agency. Blake, 65, announced his retirement late last week, effective May...
  • New Trier takes state science title

     New Trier takes state science title
    Thirty seconds may seem like a short duration for a flight, but the feat helped New Trier High School's Science Olympiad team claim an overall first place finish at the Illinois State Science Olympiad Tournament at the University of Illinois at Urbana...
  • Reality check on Northrop's big plans

    Reality check on Northrop's big plans
    Now that the dust has settled after Northrop Grumman Corp.'s announcement of yet another big expansion on the Space Coast, it might be time for a reality check. Although it's possible the company might build the next-generation B-2 stealth bomber in...
  • Volunteers scrub away Wekiwa Springs algae scum

    Volunteers scrub away Wekiwa Springs algae scum
    With brooms, rakes, nets and bare hands, nearly 50 volunteers on Sunday scrubbed a scum of green algae off the floor of Wekiwa Springs, hoping to bring back its white sand and blue water. "What do you think, is it working?" said organizer Russell...
  • Space buffs hope to reawaken old NASA probe

    WASHINGTON — When NASA launched a space-weather probe called ISEE-3 in 1978, Jimmy Carter was president, the Commodores' "Three Times a Lady" topped the charts and sci-fi fans had seen only one "Star Wars" movie: the original. Thirty-six years and...
  • UF a showcase for Orlando firm's campus-security app

    UF a showcase for Orlando firm's campus-security app
    Sarah Spann heard the steps behind her and quickened her pace. The man pursuing her on the University of Florida's campus sped up too. She ducked into an apartment-complex parking lot, but he lurked across the street. Spann quickly tapped an emergency...
  • Democrats, Republicans see Hispanic voters as pivotal in governor's race

    Democrats, Republicans see Hispanic voters as pivotal in governor's race
    With the outcome of the governor's race hanging in the balance, Democrats and Republicans are aggressively competing for the support of Florida's Hispanic voters. Both sides have dramatically turned up the volume in recent days, with each side vying for...
  • Lobbying underway on research park

    Lobbying underway on research park
    Advocates of a new $60 million complex for the Central Florida Research Park say the region's delegation in Tallahassee has been receptive to their pitch for state tax dollars to fund the project. Construction of the proposed facility — which...
  • March Madness teams show no improvement in the classroom

    The teams invited to March Madness might be celebrating, but researchers who monitor academic performance among college athletes are not so thrilled. A study released Monday by the University of Central Florida suggests that, even though the NCAA...
  • Spring Break: Making it count

    Spring Break: Making it count
    In the midst of third-quarter shenanigans – whether it be tracking down teachers for that last-minute grade or stressing over the March SAT, Spring Break is a much-needed break from the harsh reality that is high school. Not all breaks are created...
  • 'And Then Came Tango' uses penguins to explore idea of family for kids

     'And Then Came Tango' uses penguins to explore idea of family for kids
    Roy and Silo, two male penguins in New York City's Central Park Zoo, just wanted to hatch an egg. Playwright Emily Freeman just wanted to provided a tool for children to see that families come in many different forms. So Freeman latched onto the story...