| Aug 1, 2009
In a University of Central Florida classroom, a robotic mannequin named David lay on a hospital bed moaning in pain like a sick animatronic Disney character.
"Oooooh. It hurts. It hurts," the dummy groaned, its chest rising and falling with the help of...
| Sep 5, 2009
New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced Saturday a number of transactions in order for the team to reach the league-mandated roster level of 53 players to begin the regular season.
The Saints have placed...
| Sep 28, 2009
For consumers worried about E. coli on their cantaloupe or pesticides on their peaches, there's a new form of alleged assistance on grocery store shelves: bottled washes that promise to remove pesticide residues, wax, dirt and bacteria from fruit and...
| Sep 26, 2009
| 9:06 PM
Some of Central Florida's most prized recruits were on the field Friday night when Apopka traveled to Groveland South Lake.
Apopka has six players mentioned on the Sentinel's lists of top recruits, South Lake has three players.
Of those listed, two...
| Apr 2, 2009
| 6:29 PM
Bryan Bixler is dying.
He feels it in his bones a little more each day, as if passing the mirror in his Laguna Beach apartment and glancing at himself isn't evidence enough. Here's what greets him: sunken eyes, paper-thin arms and legs that hang like a...
| Aug 17, 2010
Commercial shrimpers out for the first season since BP's disastrous spill indicated their catch was plentiful and free of oil, despite a report by scientists that much of the crude remains below the surface of the Gulf.
Fishermen spent much of the summer...
| Aug 17, 2010
| 2:14 PM
James Wilder will announce Wednesday at 5 p.m. from Tampa Plant High that he will be heading to the University of Georgia to further his football career, according to website FanHouse.com.
FanHouse attributed anonymous sources for the information.
| Aug 25, 2010
| 7:49 PM
The script for the BP oil spill is falling apart.
There will be no environmental calamity. The Gulf of Mexico is healing itself faster than anyone imagined.
And for the many critics of BP's and the government's handling of the disaster, there is even...
| Sep 20, 2010
| 5:24 PM
"Please Come Back to Me"
By Jessica Treadway University of Georgia Press, $24.95
"Fiction is about everything human," writer Flannery O’Connor said, and Jessica Treadway's novella and story collection, 'Please Come Back to Me,' showcases that...
| Nov 10, 2010
| 5:21 PM
I hate to be the bearer of good news when it comes to the Gulf of Mexico because it upsets so many of my fellow environmentalists still hoping for an oily Armageddon.
But the rest of you might want to call in sick, grab your fishing poles and head out to...
| Nov 12, 2010
"I prune, therefore I am."
Gardening writer Lee May is joking, but he has a point.
Since he and his wife, Lyn, moved from Atlanta to East Haddam in 2001, May has created a fascinating Asian-style garden, using bonsai techniques on his trees and shrubs...