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  • Jim Drake dies at 83; aeronautical engineer created the Windsurfer

    Jim Drake dies at 83; aeronautical engineer created the Windsurfer
    Aeronautical engineer Jim Drake had already solved the "puzzle" of pairing a surfboard with a sail when a young man who stopped to admire "the Baja Board" in the late 1960s suggested what he called "the perfect name": the Windsurfer.
  • Remembering Pearl Harbor: Arizona seeks gun from battleship Arizona

    Pearl Harbor anniversary: On the eve of the anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Arizona's secretary of state is leading an effort to bring gun barrels from the USS Arizona and Missouri to the state for a World War II memorial.

    'The Union of Their Dreams' by Miriam Pawel

    'The Union of Their Dreams' by Miriam Pawel
    The Union of Their Dreams Power, Hope, and Struggle in Cesar Chavez's Farm Worker Movement Miriam Pawel Bloomsbury Press: 372 pp., $28 It's hard to challenge a saint. And so, the story of the United Farm Workers union tends to start and stop with...

    Haridopolos and his unpublished book

    State Sen.¬†Mike Haridopolos' book might not be published but it's back in the news. The Associated Press has a story¬†(read it here) about the Senate president's unfortunately titled “Florida Legislative History and Processes,” a manuscript...

    PBS coming to town, but what happens to PBS lineup in Orlando?

    PBS will hold its annual meeting in Orlando next month, shortly after public broadcaster WMFE announced it is selling Channel 24. How do you like that for irony? The big question is what happens to PBS programming in Orlando.