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  • Education summit's four "vision statements": Deep standards, accurate tests, fair grades, uniform teacher evaluations (but little practical advice)

    The education summit that wrapped up on Wednesday concluded with participants devising four "vision statements" on four key (and controversial) topics: state standards, state tests, school grades and teacher evaluations. You can read them here. The four...
  • Watch this! Amputee, 8, swims with prosthetic-clad dolphin

    Cieran Craig Kelso, an 8-year-old lad from England, and Winter the Dolphin, the tailess star of the movie Dolphin Tale, have a lot in common. Clearwater tourism officials flew Cieran and his family from England to Florida for a surprise visit to the...
  • Negron committee hauls in nearly $1 million

    A political committee led by Senate Appropriations Chairman Joe Negron, R-Stuart, raised $961,000 during little more than two weeks in November, according to recently filed finance reports. Negron, one of the most influential members of the Florida...
  • Tuesday Morning Reads: House Dems, lobbyist audits and Internet cafes

    TALLAHASSEE -- Good morning and happy Tuesday. Here's what we're reading this morning.   * Orlando Sentinel reports that the stae is retreating from Common Core exams being developed by PARCC in favor of a Florida-designed assessment.   * Sun...
  • Romance and regret at the Lucky Hearts Poker Open

    The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, Fla., hosted the World Poker Tour's inaugural Lucky Hearts Poker Open in mid-February. Instead of being shown on TV, the final table was streamed online with a 30-minute delay, and commentary for the event was my...
  • Negative equity dropping as housing market improves

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Negative equity. There was a time when most borrowers had never even heard the term. But with the housing market crash five years ago, millions of homeowners became intimately familiar with the concept of their...
  • Florida man could be penalized for killing gator

    Florida man could be penalized for killing gator
    Big Al was known to the locals who frequent Boyd Hill Nature Preserve in St. Petersburg as being a "lover" that never bothered anyone, according to the Tampa Bay Times.  At 13 feet long and 770 pounds, Big Al was the largest gator in the area, but his...
  • Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale's new director Bonnie Clearwater

    Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale's new director Bonnie Clearwater
    Bonnie Clearwater just about capsized South Florida's cultural scene when the 18-year curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, announced she would be trekking north to become the new director of the Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale. "The...
  • Real estate agents feel trusted at Rutenberg

    Real estate agents feel trusted at Rutenberg
    In the haze of the mortgage crisis, Denise Nowak was close to giving up on the profession she had worked in for more than a decade. She felt constant pressure to close deals. And large chunks of her commissions were going to fees for her real estate...
  • Andrea McNichol has made her mark as a handwriting expert

    Andrea McNichol has made her mark as a handwriting expert
    The gig: Los Angeles graphologist Andrea McNichol is no stranger to high-profile court cases. As an examiner of questioned documents, she has worked on the murder trials of O.J. Simpson and Ted Bundy and the legal challenge of Howard Hughes' will. Clients...
  • Florida woman forgives ex for trying to kill her

    Florida woman forgives ex for trying to kill her
    A Florida woman stood in front of a packed courtroom in Clearwater and recounted the horrific night last year when her ex-boyfriend stabbed her 32 times and left her for dead. Then, she forgave him. What a saint. The attack on Melissa Dohme began...