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  • Obituary for Gov. Reubin Askew

    Obituary for Gov. Reubin Askew
    TALLAHASSEE -- Former Florida Gov. Reubin Askew, who led a growing mega-state through a period of modernization and public corruption, died Thursday morning. He was 85. A family spokesman said he had been admitted to the hospital last Saturday with ...
  • Common Core: Retired military leaders to urge Florida lawmakers to stick with standards (while GOP committe urges an end to implementaion)

    Common Core: Retired military leaders to urge Florida lawmakers to stick with standards (while GOP committe urges an end to implementaion)
    Two retired U.S. Army generals are to be in Tallahassee tomorrow, urging Florida's legislative leaders to stay the course on Common Core.  At a Capitol press conference, they plan to argue the new academic standards will better prepare Florida students...
  • Andrew Ivie commits to UF, where he will join older brother Joey

    Andrew Ivie commits to UF, where he will join older brother Joey
    Dade City Pasco defensive tackle Andrew Ivie committed to the University of Florida football program Thursday afternoon, following in his older brother Joey's footsteps. Pasco head coach Tom McHugh confirmed Andrew's commitment and said the 6-foot-1,...
  • Central Florida school leaders worry about quick implementation of new tests, new A-to-F grading

    Central Florida school leaders worry about quick implementation of new tests, new A-to-F grading
    Central Florida school leaders fear the state is rushing to roll out FCAT's replacement and a new school grading system. They worry the result will be more schools with lousy grades next year and a public that doesn't understand why their neighborhood...
  • House passes stadium-subsidy bill which would aid Orlando, Miami MLS dreams

    House passes stadium-subsidy bill which would aid Orlando, Miami MLS dreams
    TALLAHASSEE – The Florida House on Friday passed a plan to force future sports stadium projects to jockey against each other when they come to the Legislature seeking taxpayer subsidies. The bill, HB 7095, has immediate ramifications for $600...
  • OCP moves quickly, naming Matt Ruta to lead elite boys basketball program

    OCP moves quickly, naming Matt Ruta to lead elite boys basketball program
    Orlando Christian Prep has the only boys basketball program in Florida that has racked up five state championships in the past seven seasons. On Tuesday, OCP sent the message that it has no intention of seeing the success story end with the departure of...
  • Central Florida shutout in Miss Florida Softball player and coach selections

    Central Florida shutout in Miss Florida Softball player and coach selections
    The Sentinel readership area had no state softball champions  this year and also had no players or coaches  selected as the individual class finalists for the annual Florida Dairy Farmers Miss Softball and Softball coach of the year honors released...
  • Sen. Thrasher nominated for FSU president by former university president, newspaper reports

    Sen. Thrasher nominated for FSU president by former university president, newspaper reports
    A former FSU president thinks the university's next president should be state Sen. John Thrasher, the Tallahasse Democrat is reporting. The paper said former president Sandy D'Alemberte has written a letter nominating Thrasher -- a powerful Republican...
  • Florida film incentives: unhappy ending

    Florida film incentives: unhappy ending
    The Florida Legislative Session ended last week with no additional money allocated for financial incentives for the state's film and television industry. The reaction from the industry: great disappointment. In a statement, Sheena Fowler of the...
  • Read Senate President Don Gaetz's opening day speech. Please.

    Read Senate President Don Gaetz's opening day speech. Please.
    TALLAHASSEE -- Here's the session-opening speech as prepared for Senate President Don Gaetz, R-Niceville: Every teacher, Senator Legg, Senator Thompson, Senator Bullard, Senator Hukill and even we old superintendents, Senator Montford, we all know...
  • SunRail, FCAT: Weekend talk topics

    SunRail, FCAT: Weekend talk topics
    SunRail, FCAT testing and Tallahassee politics will be topics for local public-affairs programs this weekend. SunRail is explored by Greg Warmoth on "Central Florida Spotlight" at 12:30 p.m. Saturday on WFTV-Channel 9. His guests are Noranne Downs,...