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  • Freebie Friday: coffee and other free stuff this week

    Freebie Friday: coffee and other free stuff this week
    Welcome to Freebie Friday, where everything is free.   Get free coffee on National Coffee Day, Sept. 29 Dunkin’ Donuts Guests can walk into any participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant in the Orlando area and receive a free medium cup...
  • 30-word rant: 9/27

    30-word rant: 9/27
    America has survived many calamities and bad presidents like Barack Obama, but I fear we cannot survive the uninformed and self-serving sycophants who vote for people like this. President Obama is right to insist that Arab coalition forces — not...
  • High Tech Corridor rebrands as 'The Corridor'

    High Tech Corridor rebrands as 'The Corridor'
    One of the leading advocates of Central Florida’s tech economy, the Florida High Tech Corridor, has rebranded itself as, simply, The Corridor. The Corridor helps to attract and retain tech companies from Tampa to Jacksonville, along the Interstate...
  • Lake County parents protest to get recess for kids

    Lake County parents protest to get recess for kids
    Sometimes when Dominic Getty gets home from school, his father said, the 9-year-old drops to the floor and cries. Dominic's father, Josh Getty, said his son has attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and he attributes the boy's meltdowns to the...
  • Former UCF student gets probation in campus window-breaking dispute

    Former UCF student gets probation in campus window-breaking dispute
    Victoria King, the former University of Central Florida student who refused to roll down her window during a traffic stop on campus last year, was sentenced to probation and community service Friday. She was found guilty of battery and resisting arrest...
  • Orlando tech companies aim for smart-sensor breakthroughs

    Orlando tech companies aim for smart-sensor breakthroughs
    An optical-sensor camera captures a 3-D image of Blair Barbour's face, scanning every line and crease. It instantly cross-matches the image with a huge database and determines whether he is anxious or calm; happy or angry; a possible terrorist or a...
  • Downtown UCF campus could transform Orlando : Editorial

    Downtown UCF campus could transform Orlando : Editorial
    The Medical City. The Institute for Simulation and Training. The Florida High Tech Corridor Council. The Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers. The Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center. Each of these efforts to add high-wage...
  • Orlando area sees surge in women technology entrepreneurs

    Orlando area sees surge in women technology entrepreneurs
    Beth Caffera has made a living by taking people into "the cloud." The Orlando telecom expert and chief executive officer of Cloud 3C LLC sets up phone- and Internet-based services for clients big and small. She started Cloud 3C mostly because she...
  • Many Florida voters avoid polls for lots of reasons

    Many Florida voters avoid polls for lots of reasons
    TALLAHASSEE — A Florida think tank wants to know why so many voters steer clear of the polls. There are plenty of worthy reasons. The business-backed Florida TaxWatch is launching a new Center for Florida Citizenship, designed to educate voters and...
  • Sotloff's sacrifice personal to fellow grad: My Word

    Sotloff's sacrifice personal to fellow grad: My Word
    Steven Sotloff's death was tragic, and all who knew and loved him are missing him terribly. Abraham Lincoln's famous letter to Lydia Bixby expressing his condolences on the loss of her five sons comes to mind: "I feel how weak and fruitless must be...
  • UCF's Hitt touts new projects, scholarship push

    UCF's Hitt touts new projects, scholarship push
    The University of Central Florida, the state's largest university, is in "excellent" shape, "aggressively moving forward" with plans to expand facilities, faculty rosters and scholarships for needy students, President John Hitt said Wednesday. It is...
  • Former UCF student guilty of battery, resisting arrest without violence

    Former UCF student guilty of battery, resisting arrest without violence
    Victoria King, the former University of Central Florida student who refused to roll down her window during a traffic stop on campus last year, was found guilty Friday of battery and resisting arrest without violence. The officer who stopped her, Timothy...