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  • State lawmakers aim cash at Everglades cleanup

    State lawmakers aim cash at Everglades cleanup
    Flush with cash in state coffers, Florida lawmakers are pouring money into cleaning the mucky, polluted waters surrounding the Everglades. But the Legislature is poised to adjourn May 2 without addressing some of the most persistent polluters of...
  • 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...
  • American Craft Beer Week

    American Craft Beer Week
    Rare craft beers don't last long in South Florida. Often, when a new beer is released, people run to liquor stores and buy it in bulk. Julian Siegiel, co-owner of Riverside Market and Cafe, often orders those beers. But he doesn't sell them right away....
  • Greg Fitzsimmons: Cry till you laugh

    Greg Fitzsimmons: Cry till you laugh
    When younger comedians ask him for advice, Greg Fitzsimmons, 48, often promotes the fight-or-flight approach. "Either you're eaten by the lion, or you're going to run. I think that if you're [a good comedian], you will succeed," Fitzsimmons says during...
  • Boxer wins GOP help in bid to boost funds for L.A., Long Beach ports

    Boxer wins GOP help in bid to boost funds for L.A., Long Beach ports
    In Congress, seniority still matters. Although lawmakers can no longer earmark funds for home-state projects, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) has written into a massive water bill a measure that promises to bring more money to the ports of Los Angeles and...
  • AirTran's last flight to be in December, then it blends into Southwest

    AirTran's last flight to be in December, then it blends into Southwest
    AirTran Airways is set to fly into the history books Dec. 28 when it makes a final flight from Atlanta to Tampa, Fla. AirTran Flight 1 will retrace a route that's a nod to the airline's first flight in October 1993. The carrier, now owned by Southwest...
  • Four Broward, Palm teams in top nine of flag football state rankings

    With the girls’ flag football district tournaments going on this week and the FHSAA first-round play-in games set for Saturday, Joe Pinkos has released his latest Florida Flag Football Power 25. Four of the top nine teams are from Broward and Palm...
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  • Firefighters battle large Everglades blaze

    Firefighters battle large Everglades blaze
    Wildfire season is starting to sizzle, as firefighters battled a 2,630-acre Everglades blaze in western Palm Beach County on Friday. Fueled by dry conditions and steady winds, the fire was burning near high-voltage power lines that run west toward...
  • Pictures: 7 nearby trails you haven't hiked

    Pictures: 7 nearby trails you haven't hiked
    We hear a lot about Central Florida's paved bike trails but less about the even more abundant unpaved hiking trails. Here are seven gems all within an hour's drive of downtown Orlando: Florida Trail, Flagler Trail, Shingle Creek Trail, Wekiva River Buffer...