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  • 8/2: Deaths in Central Florida

    Brevard ROSEMARY GORDON, 88, Titusville, died Wednesday. North Brevard Funeral Home, Titusville. PHILIP HALL, 77, Titusville, died Friday. North Brevard Funeral Home, Titusville. JUNE KLEIN, 80, Cocoa, died Wednesday. North Brevard Funeral Home,...
  • 8/1: Deaths in Central Florida

    Lake GARY ALEXANDER YATES, 67, Leesburg, died Tuesday. Loomis Family Funeral Home, Apopka. HELEN WADKINS DYKES, 78, Groveland, died Tuesday. Woodlawn Funeral Home, Gotha. Orange DENNIS ADKINSON, 59, Orlando, died Saturday. Dove Funeral Home, Orlando....
  • 'Face Off' has another Orlando contender

    'Face Off' has another Orlando contender
    Syfy's "Face Off" keeps turning to Central Florida. David O'Connell, who is known as "Doc," will be a contender when the special-effects makeup contest returns this month. O'Connell, whose hometown is Coconut Creek, is 26. He has worked in special-...
  • 7/31: Deaths in Central Florida

    Lake GEORGE P. MARKS, 95, Tavares, died Tuesday. Steverson, Hamlin & Hilbish Funerals and Cremations, Tavares. THOMAS F. QUINN, 85, Clermont, died Sunday. Brewer & Sons Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Clermont. MARIAN A. THAYER, 76, Clermont, died...
  • Medical-pot growers could truck product to patients, new rule says

    Medical-pot growers could truck product to patients, new rule says
    TALLAHASSE — Florida marijuana dispensers could truck their product to patients, under a revised rule proposed by health regulators in advance of a workshop Friday about the state's legalization of a limited type of medical pot. Despite complaints...
  • 7/30: Deaths in Central Florida

    Brevard KATHLEEN TAYLOR, 56, Mims, died Friday. North Brevard Funeral Home, Titusville. Lake JAKE LERAY BROWN, 38, Mount Dora, died Sunday. Marvin C. Zanders Funeral Home, Apopka. ALTA M. DESCHENES, 88, Leesburg, died Tuesday. Cremation Choices,...
  • Maynard Evans doesn't deserve to have name on a high school

    The debate over where to put Maynard Evans High School has raged for several years, but so far, no one has questioned whether a new school in a new location deserves a new name. Maynard Evans was a highly respected druggist who served as a member of the...
  • Plant cloner goes green to save water

    Plant cloner goes green to save water
    Using a scalpel, sterile lab and recycled rainwater, Randy Strode clones millions of fruit, ornamental and flowering plants every year. Back in the '60s, Strode was a hippie, with a beard, Afro and peace-love-happiness outlook. Then came family and a...
  • State Senate race features longtime rivals

    State Senate race features longtime rivals
    The race for Florida Senate District 12 pits two longtime Democratic rivals against each other: incumbent Geraldine Thompson and former state Sen. Gary Siplin. Two Republicans, Fritz Jackson Seide and Edward DeAguilera, are competing in the Republican...
  • Mayor defeated after taking office in 1949

    Mayor defeated after taking office in 1949
    Apopka voters decided that it was finally time for a change. After a historic run by 93-year-old Mayor John Land, they chose a new direction in the name of Joe Kilsheimer, 56, who campaigned on the need for younger, more energetic leadership in a city...
  • Exclusive video: In flight with a bald eagle

    Exclusive video: In flight with a bald eagle
    Imagine flying piggyback on an American bald eagle while a river of vivid scenery sweeps below. It's wondrous to think about, but thanks to a falconer and an Orlando Sentinel photographer who mounted a tiny video camera on an eagle, it's now something...