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  • 25 years after Challenger disaster: NASA officials, others reflect

    25 years after Challenger disaster: NASA officials, others reflect
    WASHINGTON — Two days before Challenger made its final, fateful flight, Carl McNair spoke to his brother Ron McNair on the telephone. It was mostly small talk: Super Bowl XX being played that day, William "Refrigerator" Perry, the weather. "He...
  • NASA is only one of the attractions on Florida's Space Coast

    NASA is only one of the attractions on Florida's Space Coast
    With the future of manned NASA missions uncertain, diversions along the Space Coast of Central Florida are becoming less about space and more about the coast. Not to worry. Towns such as Melbourne, Cocoa Beach and Titusville offer plenty of coast to...
  • Sand becomes art at this fall festival in Brevard

    Sand becomes art at this fall festival in Brevard
    My experiences with sand castles are inauspicious. On the beach, I'm more likely to have sand kicked in my face than to employ it in the creation of some miniature architectural gem. My lumpy, cup-shaped mounds of mud are quickly washed away and, trust...
  • RX for Danger: Fathers' painful bond — they lost sons to overdoses

    RX for Danger: Fathers' painful bond — they lost sons to overdoses
    On Sept. 20, Dan Phillips broke into his son Chad's bedroom, found the 20-year-old unresponsive from a drug overdose and tried to revive him. Eight days later, and just a few miles away, Jim Millar picked the lock to his 15-year-old's room and...
  • Cop crashes: 4 fatal Central Florida incidents

    Cop crashes: 4 fatal Central Florida incidents
    Four Central Floridians have died in crashes that authorities blame, at least in part, on officers in patrol cars. Ed Soistman Orange County Deputy Malinda Miller was on a routine patrol before dawn Aug. 17, 2010, when she overheard another deputy on...
  • Collision with the law, Day 2: Cop crashes leave devastated families

    Collision with the law, Day 2: Cop crashes leave devastated families
    Almost three years after her brother's death, Aluria Clarke is still furious. Victor Steen was riding a bicycle in 2009 when a Pensacola police officer tried to pull him over. The 17-year-old didn't stop, so Officer Jerald Ard shot him with a Taser...
  • Sheriffs, police chiefs offer money for pill database

    Sheriffs, police chiefs offer money for pill database
    Sheriffs and police chiefs from across Florida offered Monday to pay for a controversial database to track pain-pill prescriptions, a state project that legislators have so far declined to fund. The lack of definite funding source has been one of the...
  • Mike Thomas: A natural talent who kept his word

    Mike Thomas: A natural talent who kept his word
    The first time Mike Thomas appeared on my radar screen might have been Oct. 8, 1985. I was covering environmental issues for Florida Today in Brevard County. Thomas was covering the environment for the Orlando Sentinel. I opened the Sentinel that morning...
  • The search for probable cause in Trayvon Martin case

    The search for probable cause in Trayvon Martin case
    In order to arrest George Zimmerman for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, the special prosecutor heading the investigation must show a judge that she has found probable cause. Sanford police faced public outrage when they announced they found no...
  • A Florida treat: Take a short walk on a long pier

    A Florida treat: Take a short walk on a long pier
    When Jimmy Buffett was singing about a cheeseburger in paradise, his vision likely didn't revolve around the cold and rainy afternoon that was the backdrop for my road trip to the Venice pier, 26 miles south of Sarasota on Florida's Gulf Coast. A...
  • New Bahamas trip departs from Melbourne

    New Bahamas trip departs from Melbourne
    I don't know much about Melbourne International Airport. Heck, I can't say that I've ever taken a flight out of there, although the airport's three runways currently serve Delta Air Lines, Direct Air, US Airways, Baer Air and Airgate Aviation. What...