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  • 'Mary Poppins' has taught us more than supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

    Let's pause here to honor what's surely one of the best children's movies ever made, musical or otherwise. (Heck, one of the best movies, period.) Let's pause, too, to reminisce about "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" and "Chim chim cher-ee" and "I...
  • When worried about hackers, cash is king

    Back in the day, a hack was not an act but a person -- a writer who elevated the use of cliches to an art form or an artist too lazy to stray from a tried-and-true formula. Hack now means something altogether different. The mere mention of the word spurs...
  • Common Core: hearing draws critical crowd in Broward, final meeting tonight in Tallahassee tonight, more than 6,600 leave online comments

    Common Core: hearing draws critical crowd in Broward, final meeting tonight in Tallahassee tonight,  more than 6,600 leave online comments
    The state's second public hearing on Common Core lasted more than five hours last night, dominated by critics "calling the standards an unwelcome federal intrusion into education and warning the untested standards would negatively affect learning," the...
  • Florida couple forced to uproot 17-year-old garden

    Florida couple forced to uproot 17-year-old garden
    A Florida couple was forced to uproot a garden they've had for nearly two decades thanks to a new city ordinance that prohibits vegetables in front yards. Husband and wife Hermine Ricketts and Tom Carroll grew a variety of vegetables in front of their...
  • An onion or a ticket: The Grinch lets Florida drivers decide

    An onion or a ticket: The Grinch lets Florida drivers decide
    An onion or a traffic citation. That's the choice some South Florida drivers are getting this holiday season. The Grinch is giving drivers in the Florida Keys the choice of the vegetable or a ticket in a police effort to enforce safe driving in school...
  • Tony Pipitone departing WKMG for Miami

    Tony Pipitone departing WKMG for Miami
    Tony Pipitone, one of the finest reporters in Orlando TV history, is leaving WKMG-Channel 6. He will become an investigative reporter next month at WTVJ, the NBC-owned station in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale market. Pipitone, 53, is moving to South Florida...
  • Reggae singer 'Bunny Rugs' of Third World dies in Orlando

    Reggae singer 'Bunny Rugs' of Third World dies in Orlando
    Reggae singer William 'Bunny Rugs' Clarke has died in Orlando, according to news reports. Clarke, who was the lead singer of the seminal Jamaican reggae band Third World for more than 30 years, died Sunday. He had been receiving treatment in Orlando for...
  • Thanksgiving is for family and friends, not shopping

    I won't. Never will, either, and you have my word printed here in black and white. I don't care how enticing a discount, how wonderful the product. I will not shop on Thanksgiving. Ever. Enough is enough. Leave Turkey Day alone. Keep it free of the...
  • In Florida cyberbully case, where were the parents, teachers, friends?

    There is perhaps no more heartbreaking story in the news these days than the suicide of a bullied 12-year-old Florida girl, a death all the more distressing because it was a preventable loss of young life. The sadness extends beyond the obvious. Two...
  • Who's winning the battle of the bugs?

    The Hubby complains that I'm waging an unwinnable war. Every time I sally forth in armor, he grumbles, "Give it up, already." I can't. I won't. If I don't take a stand against the bugs, who else will? What will happen to our way of life? To my plants? To...
  • Texas teen's 'affluenza" defense is absure

    It's so difficult to avoid absurdity these days, and more difficult yet to witness how outlandish defenses, ridiculous justifications and bizarre explanations work in favor of those who need the book thrown at them. Those who, if our justice system weren'...
  • Best Christmas toys use a child's imagination, not their thumbs

    I felt like a little girl all over again, pig-tailed and knock-kneed, eager to be left alone to play. One bin brimmed with sealed packages of shiny new jacks and little pink balls, another with a collection of Pickup Sticks. In this cramped back room of a...