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  • To infinity and beyond -- or dark side of the moon?

    To infinity and beyond -- or dark side of the moon?
    A House spending committee wants to whack NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. It is the planned super-duper replacement for Hubble, which is an orbiting toilet-paper tube by comparison. Astronomers say the Webb scope could pick up light waves from the...
  • First responders remember 9-11

    First responders remember 9-11
    When news broke that Osama bin Laden had been killed, it brought back vivid memories for those who were on the scene in New York almost 10 years ago when the World Trade Center was attacked. Some of the first responders from the fire and police...
  • The world's largest Zeppelin

    The world's largest Zeppelin
    To capture the arrival of the 246-foot-long "Farmers Airship" --the largest passenger airship in the world--  at Orlando Executive Airport, Friday, we used an extreme wide-angle, 180-degree-view fisheye lens. The resulting video is a striking look of...
  • Shark jumps over surfer at New Smyrna Beach | Video

    Shark jumps over surfer at New Smyrna Beach | <b>Video</b>
    Orlando Sentinel photographer Jacob Langston was out in the waters of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, making a video of a surfer when another surfer exclaimed, "Dude! Did you see that?!" Langston's focus was on his subject in the foreground of his camera --...
  • Florida Innocence Commission meets, seeks better justice

    Florida Innocence Commission meets, seeks better justice
    Alan Crotzer could not have been the man who, with two others, kidnapped and raped a Tampa mother and child in 1981 then tied the woman to a tree. That man was 6 feet tall and a light-skinned black man. Crotzer is 5-feet-5 and dark-skinned. Still, a...
  • Search: Florida criminal-justice databases on felons, sex offenders crime, clemency

    Search: Florida criminal-justice databases on felons, sex offenders crime, clemency
  • Reports of mayhem, fear distort reality: Crime on the decline

    Reports of mayhem, fear distort reality: Crime on the decline
    Are you afraid? Afraid of crime sprees, murderers, sexual offenders living down the street, home invasions, traffic homicides, child molesters, sex in school and violence in schools? These are dangerous times. Anyone who doesn't arm himself is a...
  • Nearly 20 years later, Philip Chandler's kidnappers must be resentenced

    Nearly 20 years later, Philip Chandler's kidnappers must be resentenced
    Eighteen years ago, two teenage boys abducted 16-year-old Philip Chandler of Ocoee, locked him in the trunk of his car and left him there for more than three hours on a broiling July afternoon. He was found comatose on a hot slab of pavement hours...
  • Mount Dora rallies to rid synagogue of hateful graffiti

    Mount Dora rallies to rid synagogue of hateful graffiti
    Anyone who thinks the written word has lost its power in this visual age should have been in Mount Dora on Saturday morning, watching tears stream down the faces of members of a Jewish synagogue whose new building was defiled by vandals. What a jolt to...
  • Villages artist-pastor felt tug of ministry but loved arts, too

    Villages artist-pastor felt tug of ministry but loved arts, too
    OXFORD — The Rev. Drew Willard, who grew up in Plainfield, N.J., was ordained as a United Church of Christ minister in 1996. He previously preached at churches in Mystic, Conn., and Holiday, on Florida's west coast. He served as a youth pastor...
  • Umatilla church 'blessed with growth,' moving ahead with ambitious building plan

    UMATILLA — The projected $4 million building that First Baptist Church of Umatilla will call home will adjoin the church's current 600-seat sanctuary via a corridor. It will house a children's ministry area, including its Sonshine School, adult...