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  • Windermere Prep girls team ties for second at state tournament

    Windermere Prep girls team ties for second at state tournament
    Windermere Prep’s girls tennis team tied for second in the Class 1A state tournament Thursday at Red Bug Lake Park in Casselberry. The Lakers tied American Heritage-Delray with nine points. Miami Ransom Everglades won with 19. Windermere Prep&...
  • Lawmakers look to conservation amendment for springs cash

    Lawmakers look to conservation amendment for springs cash
    TALLAHASSEE -- The next Senate president said Wednesday his chamber had backed off a plan to devote at least $378 million a year to cleaning up pollution-choked springs because Florida voters this fall could make the decision for them. Sen. Andy...
  • Florida Legislature's $75 billion budget talks are all wet

    Florida Legislature's $75 billion budget talks are all wet
    TALLAHASSEE – Inking a $75 billion spending plan for Florida government will require some last-minute trading over wetlands, springs, Everglades, lakes and other water-related hometown projects. With legislative budget negotiators closing in on...
  • Lawmakers conclude nuts and bolts of water-wrestling

    Lawmakers conclude nuts and bolts of water-wrestling
    TALLAHASSEE – Florida lawmakers completed their wrench-work on a $75 billion budget which boosts spending on classrooms and steers $171 million into trying to clean up pollution-wrecked waterways. House and Senate budget-writers had been wrangling...
  • Lawmakers hammer out water differences at night

    Lawmakers hammer out water differences at night
    TALLAHASSEE – Lawmakers trying to divide $1.3 billion in surplus cash haggled through the weekend over hometown water and education projects, health-care needs and hundreds of other dueling spending priorities. The Republican-controlled...
  • Peter Matthiessen dies at 86; novelist and naturalist

    In interviews, Peter Matthiessen always had to answer, in his correct, patrician tones, a question seldom put to other writers: Just what kind of writer, exactly, are you? The confusion was understandable. Matthiessen, the only writer to win the...
  • Weatherford: Scott's speech was the best ever

    Weatherford: Scott's speech was the best ever
    TALLAHASSEE -- House Speaker Will Weatherford used his opening-day speech to urge his membership to focus on "policy, not politics" over the two-month session. Two hours later, Gov. Rick Scott gave what amounts to a campaign-speech on the House floor,...
  • If we pray, let's pray for fewer political boneheads

    If we pray, let's pray for fewer political boneheads
    The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that politicians in Florida and elsewhere can continue to pray during public meetings. And frankly, I'm concerned. Not because I'm worried about how atheists will react. I'm worried about how God will....
  • Orlando attorney's Wild Florida attraction shows value of eco-tourism

    Orlando attorney's Wild Florida attraction shows value of eco-tourism
    As a big fan of nature myself, I can appreciate how Ranier Munns fell in love with Cypress Lake. A feature story on the front page of the Sentinel this Sunday explains how Munns, founder of Orlando law firm Bogin Munns & Munns, started a new tourist...
  • Legislature narrowly votes to send Gov. Rick Scott higher speed-limit bill

    Legislature narrowly votes to send Gov. Rick Scott higher speed-limit bill
    TALLAHASSEE – Despite impassioned critics from both parties, the Florida Legislature passed a plan Wednesday to green-light higher speed limits on some interstates. The controversial bill passed in the House by a one-vote, 58-56 margin, and now...
  • Video: Florida crocodile tries to eat GoPro camera

    Video: Florida crocodile tries to eat GoPro camera
    A volunteer at a South Florida animal estuary got some captivating footage when a 13.5-foot crocodile named Big Boy decided to take a big bite out of his GoPro camera. Chris Madden bought the camera so he could get some underwater video of the...