| Mar 7, 2011
| 3:51 PM
If Rick Scott could create 1,000 jobs by barbecuing manatees, sea pigs would be roasting on a spit tomorrow.
They apparently taste like elephant.
Just how much outrage would that cause?
I'm beginning to wonder.
The green glory days are coming to an...
| Feb 23, 2011
| 4:23 PM
TITUSVILLE — This city never wanted the space program. Fifty years later, Titusville is getting its wish.
The shuttle is ending, Constellation is canceled, the city is dying, and there is no Buck Rogers from Washington coming to the rescue.
| Nov 15, 2009
Florida's Scenic Highway program was started in the mid-1990s through the state Department of Transportation to recognize roadways that show Florida's history, culture and resources. Since then, 24 roadways have been designated as either scenic or...
| Sep 23, 2007
Wonder why so few people trust government? Here's why:
Who could blame folks in Indian River County eight years ago for wanting to preserve forever more than 1,200 acres just west of Interstate 95? After all, the imperiled scrub jays and snail kites call...
| Mar 17, 2010
It is really hard to gaze into the huge saltwater aquarium at "The Seas" pavilion at Walt Disney World's Epcot without wishing mightily to jump in and swim with all those creatures.
In a place identified with wishes made upon stars, this one is easily...
| Jan 26, 2010
The state you're in is pretty amazing. People by the millions come every year from around the world to Florida for a slice of sunshine and a theme park thrill. There are lots of sights and activities that deserve your attention, too. Imagine all the...
| Jan 11, 2010
If you're looking to really get away from it all, here are a few spots in the Florida wilderness. Inexperienced campers should find someone who has been there to accompany them. This type of camping isn't for solo beginners.
Everglades National Park/...
| Nov 15, 2009
One of the most pleasing drives in Florida for Jim Thorsen is a nearly 60-mile stretch of State Road 40 between Ormond Beach and Silver Springs.
The mostly two-lane road winds through the heart of the Ocala National Forest and offers motorists a view...
| Jan 29, 2009
Congress is set to deliver major tax breaks -- tied to jobs, families, college education and home buyers -- in the economic stimulus package that got its first vote of approval by the House of Representatives on Wednesday.
The relief could start a...
| May 30, 2008
With miles of flats to pick and choose from, the Indian River Lagoon gives anglers the perfect place to fish.
The river, which stretches along the Atlantic Coast from Ponce Inlet to Jupiter Inlet, offers a huge variety of fish to target.
| May 9, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Sunday dispatched the head of the National Park Service, Jon Jarvis, to Mobile, Ala., and the acting head of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Rowan Gould, to Houma, La., to help with recovery efforts......