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  • UCF student's blood tested for alcohol after crash kills Orlando man

    UCF student's blood tested for alcohol after crash kills Orlando man
    A University of Central Florida student's blood was tested for alcohol after she was accused of causing a fatal head-on crash early Saturday. Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Kim Montes said the test was ordered after first responders to the 5:30 a.m....
  • UCF student tries to heal after domestic-violence attack

    UCF student tries to heal after domestic-violence attack
    Kaylyn Martin and her best friend had rented movies in the University of Central Florida library and grabbed a bite to eat when — as they were walking through a campus parking garage — a black car with its headlights off came screeching toward...
  • My Word: UCF med-school grads are ambassadors

    On Friday, 36 students from the University of Central Florida's College of Medicine's charter class will graduate. All had full scholarships funded by local businesses, foundations and individuals. This outstanding accomplishment was the brainchild of...
  • A license plate for every cause, but how much is raised?

    A license plate for every cause, but how much is raised?
    Do you care about the survival of sea turtles? Dolphins? Do you ride horses, watch whales or fish for large-mouth bass? Did you serve as a paratrooper — or care for someone who did? If so, you can tell the world — with your license tag....
  • Review: Cirque du Soleil's 'Quidam'

    Review: Cirque du Soleil's 'Quidam'
    The tumblers and aerialists fly high in Cirque du Soleil's touring show "Quidam," stopping through the weekend at the UCF Arena. So does the imagination, which soars in this thrilling show through costumes, imagery, light and sound. Cirque du Soleil...
  • Rick Scott's university promise proves elusive thanks to budget cuts, rising enrollments

    Rick Scott's university promise proves elusive thanks to budget cuts, rising enrollments
    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott promised on the campaign trail that he would build "world-class universities" as part of his plan to jump-start the state's stagnant economy and bring new jobs to the Sunshine State. He pledged higher levels of state...
  • Hispanic chamber of commerce leader pleads 'Fix the debt'

    Hispanic chamber of commerce leader pleads 'Fix the debt'
    A Lake Worth man is going to Washington with a simple message: Fix the debt. Julio Fuentes, president of the Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, will appear at the national capital with other grassroots activists to plead with leaders to solve...
  • Theater review: 'Zombie Town: A Documentary Play' from Theatre UCF

    Theater review: 'Zombie Town: A Documentary Play' from Theatre UCF
    This season, the Orlando Shakespeare Theater's production of "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)" mined comedy from the clunky phrase that technically follows that organization's name. Officially, it's Orlando Shakespeare Theater in...
  • Palm Beach County Sheriff's plan to avert mass shootings

    Palm Beach County Sheriff's plan to avert mass shootings
    Most South Florida law enforcement agencies say they drill continually for mass shooting events, and if they haven't made it a regular practice, they're partnering with larger departments to prepare. But Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw said...
  • Florida Council marks 25 years with conference

    Florida Council marks 25 years with conference
    The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling will hold its 25th Anniversary Conference, Problem Gambling in Florida:  Past, Present and Future, Thursday and Friday at the DoubleTree Hilton Orlando, Florida at SeaWorld.   The conference will feature former...
  • Letters find young voters ambivalent, unenthusiastic

    Letters find young voters ambivalent, unenthusiastic
    Dear President Obama and Gov. Romney, Four years ago, voters younger than 30 shaped history. They went to the polls in droves and helped make then-Sen. Barack Obama the nation's first black president-elect. Your performance with young voters, Mr....
  • Report: 4 Florida colleges make Newsweeks's list of least rigorous schools

    Florida, be proud. Your colleges are ranked among the nation's best — of the worst — in terms of being the best party schools and the least rigorous institutions of higher education. Go Gators! In June The University of Florida ranked as the...