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  • Until there's an all clear on contamination, avoid jerky treats

    Q: You've written about jerky treats being bad for pets, so what else should I give my dog as a treat? He's accustomed to getting his jerky at night before bedtime. -- C.J., Las Vegas Q: I'm very angry and mistrusting of pet food companies now. What do I...
  • The 'last meal': Part of death-row lore

    The 'last meal': Part of death-row lore
    On the last day of their lives, Florida murderers Clarence Hill and Angel Nieves Diaz asked for taco fixings. Tampa rapist Oba Chandler ate two salami sandwiches on white bread and half a peanut-butter-and-grape-jelly sandwich. Panhandle killer Arthur...
  • Parents condone high school athletes' use of performance-enhancing drugs

    Parents condone high school athletes' use of performance-enhancing drugs
    As sports officials fight to end the use of performance-enhancing drugs by big-name athletes, they face a new foe in South Florida: Parents seeking the dangerous chemicals to help their teens fulfill athletic dreams, a Sun Sentinel investigation has...
  • International roots are career stepping-stone

    International roots are career stepping-stone
    Who: Iryna Ivashchuk, an attorney with Berger Singerman LLP, Fort Lauderdale, who practices in the areas of international and cross-border transactions, real estate, and corporate law, was recently named to the board of governors of the Ukrainian-American...
  • Rebranding beef: Industry markets more affordable cuts of steak

     Rebranding beef: Industry markets more affordable cuts of steak
    For generations, beef shoulder was a blue-collar cut of cow, fit for the meat grinder or crockpot but not much else. But where others saw pot roast, Tony Mata saw potential. Mata is a Dallas meat scientist whose mission is to find hidden gems in rough...
  • Survey: Florida consumers more upbeat after 5 gloomy months

    Survey: Florida consumers more upbeat after 5 gloomy months
    Floridians emerged more upbeat about the economy and their own finances in November after five months of dropping consumer confidence, according to a University of Florida survey released Tuesday. Consumer sentiment throughout the state especially...
  • Tour of University of Central Florida highlights clash between son and mom

    Tour of University of Central Florida highlights clash between son and mom
    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,...
  • Colorful Lake Circuit Judge Jerry Lockett, who sentenced seven men to death, dies

    Colorful Lake Circuit Judge Jerry Lockett, who sentenced seven men to death, dies
    As the body was carried out of the house, retired Tavares lawyer Jerri Blair rose to her feet on the front porch to deliver one final salute as he passed by. She snapped it off just the way former Circuit Judge Jerry T. Lockett liked it, so he'd know...
  • Dr. Patrick A. Taylor, president, Holy Cross Hospital

    Dr. Patrick A. Taylor, president, Holy Cross Hospital
    Last week: The University of Miami and University of Florida being ranked in the top 50 U.S. News best colleges is good news for all of us, having premier universities helps us retain and attract students to Florida. Universities help create diverse,...
  • Amid sagging attendance SEC looks to convince fans to leave the sofa and head to the stadium

    Amid sagging attendance SEC looks to convince fans to leave the sofa and head to the stadium
    GAINESVILLE — Win and they will come, the adage goes. But times have changed, even in the SEC where the league's streak of seven straight national championships has coincided with sagging attendance. Take Alabama. Winners of the past two...
  • The Prospector: Trent Harris the Gators fan becomes 'Canes man

    The Prospector: Trent Harris the Gators fan becomes 'Canes man
    Trent Harris proved Monday in committing to the University of Miami that it’s not about being a fan. When it comes to college-football recruiting, it usually doesn’t matter if a player’s past loyalties lie with the school he chooses....
  • Recruits arrive at Louisville with no coach, so OT Kavaris Harkless flips to Florida

    Recruits arrive at Louisville with no coach, so OT Kavaris Harkless flips to Florida
    Kavaris Harkless and Isaiah Ford were already on campus ready to start their college careers as early enrollees at the University of Louisville this week. Then came the news they were dreading. They weren't even on campus 48 hours and their head coach...