| Oct 22, 2013
| 11:10 AM
The University of Miami became the latest target of the NCAA Tuesday, as the football program was stripped of a total of nine scholarships and the basketball program a total of three scholarships during the next three years.
The NCAA cited a "lack of...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:38 PM
One only had to sit through a public hearing on gambling to get a taste of how diverse the state's interests are -- and the Florida Senate Gaming Committee did just that Wednesday.
Committee chair Garrett Richter, R-Naples, had proposed four...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 12:31 PM
Orlando has a starring role when "The X Factor" goes live Tuesday. Three acts from Central Florida are among the Top 16 that will perform in the singing contest at 8 p.m. on Fox.
"It goes to show that Orlando is the best-kept secret," said Rachel...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 12:56 PM
Gameday at the University of Central Florida begins early - sometimes more than five hours before kickoff.
Students, fans and graduates arrive on campus by the carloads to find that perfect spot for tailgating.
This week, No. 23 UCF (5-1) continues...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 6:14 PM
On an overcast Thursday morning, David Thi was a man with a mission.
OK, "man" might be a stretch. In any case, the Fern Creek Elementary second-grader was possessed with a burning task.
"David, what are you doing, buddy?" asked teacher Laura Bell....
| Sep 19, 2013
| 12:44 PM
What would have been a traffic citation turned into several felony charges when a University of Central Florida student refused to roll her window down.
Officer Timothy Isaacs said he was forced to smash her car window because she was closing the window...
| Nov 12, 2013
UCF President John Hitt has again received a mountain of praise during an annual review of his job performance. But university trustees probably won't give him a pay raise.
A committee of the University of Central Florida is recommending that Hitt's...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 9:24 AM
We embarked this week on our third college tour: the University of Central Florida. Aside from the uncharacteristically brisk weather (it was tough to pitch sunny Florida to the out-of-state potential students), it was a fine tour.
It's a lovely campus,...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 6:35 AM
Looking for things to do that won't cost you anything? Here are some events around the area:
MAYOR'S SOLE CHALLENGE: a 30-minute walk through downtown Winter Park, food, music, dancing and health screenings: 7 a.m. Saturday; Central Park,...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 1:48 PM
The University of Central Florida sent out this article this week, detailing a new student project at the College of Medicine that involves the arts. I found it interesting and wanted to share it. Here's the UCF report:
In their latest effort to show...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 2:48 PM
Last weekend's "bounce house brawl" was a chance for the University of Central Florida to play one of college's big boys on a big-network stage.
The nationally televised game was also a chance for UCF to sell itself off the field.
The school's pitch:...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 10:10 AM
On Wednesday (on Thanksgiving Eve), I’ll be running my annual list of “101 Things I’m Thankful for in Central Florida” -- full of my favorites and suggestions from readers as well.
Believe it or not, I can never get everything on...