| 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 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...
| Dec 24, 2009
| 11:51 PM
B.J. Butler has not decommitted from his pledge to attend the University of Georgia, but he's close.
The 6-foot-3, 240-pound athlete from Kissimmee Osceola is a Louisville offer away from putting the Bulldogs in his rearview mirror.
| 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 14, 2010
This month's column is about love. Not the Valentine's Day variety. The Siren's Call is interested in love as an elemental force — as something experienced by mystics and glimpsed by poets. Dante caught a glimpse — this column recently...
| May 23, 2010
If you have ever wondered how many trees are in Lincoln Park — on one of those days you weren't wondering what to wear or where to go to dinner — Liam Heneghan will tell you.
For more than a year, this professor in DePaul University's...