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  • Scott Maxwell: GOP needs grit — not Bill McCollum

    As Florida's top Republicans begin convening in Orlando today for two days of socializing and strategizing, they should give serious thought to how badly they want to hold on to the governor's mansion. If they do, they may want to rethink their...
  • State lets innocent languish in prison

    When James Bain was released from prison last week after 35 years, he wanted two things: A glazed doughnut. And to hug his mother. The scene -- a grateful and humble 54-year-old man emerging from a cell after science indisputably proved his innocence --...
  • Check out the sculptures at the monthlong Art of Sand Festival in Cape Canaveral

    Check out the sculptures at the monthlong  Art of Sand Festival in Cape Canaveral
    Castles made of sand, fall in the sea, eventually. With apologies to Jimi Hendrix, I don't think he was talking about the kind of seashore architecture at the heart of the monthlong Art of Sand Festival, which runs April 2-May 1 on the beach next to...
  • Charlie Crist sets record for fastest flip-flop

    In today's edition of the Friday files, we disclose which politician is a descendant of a Siamese twin, which one is a "Pants on Fire" liar, and more. But first, we have a new record for Florida's fastest flip-flop. Not surprisingly, the honor goes to...
  • Rollover danger remains with us

    Steven Cole Smith, Sentinel columnist We haven't heard much about rollover accidents since the Ford Explorer-Firestone tire debacle peaked in 2001, but judging from recent news reports, they are still with us. Boy, are they. Some of them related to tire...
  • Innovation Way East disguised as jobs creator

    Economic development has reached a new low in Orange County. The landowners for the proposed Innovation Way East are trying to win approval for their 6,300-home development in the eastern reaches of the county by tying it to a far-from-guarenteed deal to...
  • Did magical dog jail a 4th innocent man?

    In hindsight, it's hard to believe that John Preston and his magical dog were ever allowed to testify in court. Preston's claims — that his dog could track scents through water, even years after a suspect supposedly left them — were...
  • How many more are innocent?

    Last weekend, we looked at the case of Bill Dillon, the Brevard County resident imprisoned for 27 years before DNA tests set him free. That, however, is only part of a bigger story of twisted justice in Central Florida -- an unsolved mystery that begs...
  • Unforgiving law creates new injustice

    Bill Dillon's story captivated the state last year. After 27 years in prison, the Brevard County resident was freed -- the result of belated tests that proved his DNA wasn't actually on the bloody T-shirt used in his murder conviction. An alleged...
  • Want to recall Rick Scott? Sorry, that's not how it works

    Want to recall Rick Scott? Sorry, that's not how it works
    In a moment, we'll run through some of the outrageous things happening in Tallahassee. But first, a quick note to all those Rick Scott-haters who are dying for a recall election: Shut up. And I mean that in the nicest possible way. Yes, the guy...
  • Tackling wrongful convictions — will Bondi keep her word?

    Tackling wrongful convictions — will Bondi keep her word?
    Last year, when Pam Bondi was in the throes of a cut-throat campaign for attorney general, she vowed to be a crusader for justice. Specifically, she promised to do more than her predecessors about Florida's shameful record of wrongful convictions —...