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  • How to help Bithlo

    How to help Bithlo
    In today's letter's I respond to readers' questions and I had several people write to me because they wanted to know how to help Bithlo after a column I wrote that highlighted the east Orange County community's problems with poverty and concern about...
  • Why we're fat, Part 4: Outside forces affect what we eat, how much exercise we get

    Why we're fat, Part 4: Outside forces affect what we eat, how much exercise we get
    Beyond what we eat, what we're born with and what we do, our environment contributes in major — and mostly unnoticed — ways to our health and our weight. All have conspired to make two-thirds of adult Americans and one-third of American...
  • 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...
  • Lake County right to claim share of hospital-district taxes

    Back in March, county commissioners started making noises about asking for a piece of the taxes collected by two hospital districts that cover Lake. Last week, they did it. Commissioners asked for $145,165 total from the two, and the letters warned that...
  • How fat is America? New report gives nation an F

    How fat is America? New report gives nation an F
    Despite all the talk about the nation's obesity epidemic, despite all the free weight-loss and fitness advice around, not one state in the country got thinner this year, according to an annual fat report released last week. Florida got fatter for the...
  • Growing number of churches hiring nurses to motivate the faithful

    Growing number of churches hiring nurses to motivate the faithful
    Going to church may nourish your soul, but until recently it didn't offer much for your cholesterol level or body-mass index. Now, a growing number of congregations are hiring nurses to help inspire churchgoers to eat better, exercise, manage chronic...
  • Businesses key to making SunRail work

    Businesses key to making SunRail work
    Local businesses deserve a big share of the credit for keeping SunRail alive and pushing for Gov. Rick Scott's approval of the commuter train. Now, those businesses will be even more critical in determining whether the train is the boon for the local...
  • Florida ranks in top 10 of states with high diabetes rates

    Florida ranks in top 10 of states with high diabetes rates
    One in 10 Floridians has diabetes, a "disturbing" trend revealed in the nation's fat report last week. Though Florida ranks as the 29th-most-obese state in the country, the Sunshine State is No. 10 for diabetes. It's a distinction that comes with a...
  • EA Sports to grow, not shrink, in Florida

    EA Sports to grow, not shrink, in Florida
    Executives at EA Sports did a bit of damage control this week as news broke out ofTexas that the company was growing 150 permanent jobs there. They quickly tried to reassure local officials that EA Sports' Tiburon studio inMaitland, where signature...
  • All children in the U.S. are tested for sickle cell trait, but few athletes know they have it

    All children in the U.S. are tested for sickle cell trait, but few athletes know they have it
    Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark is a man of faith. But he wasn't looking for his doctor's prayers while sick in a hospital bed, suffering from a mysterious condition that sent sharp pains under his left rib and caused him to quickly lose more than...