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  • UCF, you paid too much

    UCF, you paid too much
    University of Central Florida trustees decided on Thursday to spend $15.1 million on 25 acres -- just more than $600,000 an acre -- in Lake Nona's Medical City. By one longtime land developer and investor's estimate, that's 25-33 percent more than it...
  • Greg Dawson: Altamonte man shuns rat race for happier life

    Greg Dawson: Altamonte man shuns rat race for happier life
    At 48, after a potpourri of jobs including movie ticket-taker, restaurant server and car stereo installer, Bob Schmerling now works full time in a call center of a major retailer. He lives in a studio apartment, does not have cable TV, pays for his own...
  • Patients lose when hospitals take over doctors

    Patients lose when hospitals take over doctors
    When a big hospital chain buys an independent doctor's office, we often hear the move will "enhance care," "integrate care" or "improve health-care efficiency." Spare us the euphemisms. Patients are the losers in these deals. We pay higher costs. We...
  • HBIF, Hispanic Chamber announce Don Quijote Awards finalists

     
    At a press conference Tuesday, leaders of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando and the Hispanic Business Initiative Fund of Metro Orlando announced the 15 finalists of the 14th annual Don Quijote Awards. At the same time, the groups also...
  • Friday Morning Reads: Hospitals panic over Scott budget

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The week has finally come to an end and the lawmakers were sent on their merry way home to return in January for the start of the legislative session. Both the Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott were plenty busy this week with the release...
  • Winter Park school for disabled students wins grant, hosts event with Magic

     
    A Winter Park private school for children with cerebral palsy and other motor disabilities has won a $100,000 grant from the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation. The Conductive Education Center of Orlando offers a blend of education and therapy known as...
  • Tuesday Morning Reads: Redistricting, guns and Adam Putnam

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Good morning and welcome to this edition of the morning reads. It's a full day today in Tallahassee with the Senate looking at redistricting on the floor today. So to get you read, here are five stories you should be reading this...
  • US Surgeon Gen’l to Orlando:We want to bring health to you

     
    U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin spoke to health professionals, health ministry leaders and media at the Lake Mary Marriott Hotel Saturday, to kick off the Health Summit, an annual meeting sponsored by the Health Ministries of the Seventh Day...
  • Dr. Oz: I won’t show Paula Deen episode, but it would help people

     
    Weight is the main issue on "Dr. Oz"; the star estimated it's the topic of a third of his episodes. "It's our Angelina Jolie, our Brad Pitt. It always works," Oz said. "People want to hear that every single day. It’s remarkable. It is such a...
  • Florida Hospital performs region’s first heart transplant

     
    brightcove.createExperiences(); Nearly four years after it sought to establish the region’s first heart transplant program, Florida Hospital announced today that its transplant team had successfully completed Central Florida’s first one. Edwin...
  • Companies, interests, spend $127 million to lobby lawmakers

     
    TALLAHASSEE — They are waging multi-year campaigns to build billion-dollar casinos, get their tax bills reduced, break into the renewable energy business, and fight over the right of injured parties to sue. They are the more than 2,500 utilities, ...