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  • Teenagers, sleep and school start times (and a Fl bill introduced and withdrawn)

    Teenagers, sleep and school start times (and a Fl bill introduced and withdrawn)
    Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, confessed on Facebook that while in high school he was a "zombie at 7:15 a.m." and would have appreciated if school started later. Citing research on teenagers and sleep -- information that has prompted some schools...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • Roads are inviting in Hobe Sound

    Roads are inviting in Hobe Sound
    In reporting hundreds of these travel columns, I've had the chance to drive many of Florida's scenic roads. West of Tallahassee on State Road 12, the rural path through tiny destinations unpublicized in guidebooks — Greensboro, Bristol,...
  • 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...