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  • Dueling education records define gubernatorial campaigns

    TALLAHASSEE — It's a blisteringly effective strategy for both Rick Scott and Charlie Crist: burn down the opponent's education credentials. And as the summer and the ad wars heat up, both gubernatorial candidates have facts on their side. Crist,...
  • Florida universities get $200 million in performance funding

    Florida universities get $200 million in performance funding
    After years of financial struggles, Florida public universities are in the unusual position of having to figure out how best to spend what amounts to a $200 million bonus check. Many schools will receive tens of millions of dollars under the state's new...
  • Study: Diet soda drinkers lost more weight than water drinkers

    People taking part in a weight loss program did better over 12 weeks if they drank diet soda than if they drank only water, researchers reported Tuesday. Among the 303 dieters, the people who drank only water lost 8.4 pounds; those who drank diet soda...
  • New Scott ad continues sniping over tuition hikes

    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott's ad-buying fund has released a new ad taking more shots at Democratic candidate Charlie Crist over higher education costs which were allowed to increase under his watch. The line of attack centers on Crist's decision in...
  • Report: UCF special-education program for teachers ranks 11th nationally

    Report: UCF special-education program for teachers ranks 11th nationally
    The UCF program that trains students to become special-education teachers ranks 11th in the country, according to a report this week from the National Council on Teacher Quality. The Council's new report includes an evaluation of 1,612 teacher-...
  • Illinois anticipates return of black bears

    Illinois anticipates return of black bears
    Illinois is gearing up for a re-emergence of black bears, but wildlife experts say it's unlikely the animals will roam Chicago-area streets any time soon. The number of black bears nationwide is slowly increasing and a male cub recently appeared in...
  • Osceola, UCF confident about building research center

    Osceola, UCF confident about building research center
    With about half of the nearly $200 million they need, UCF and Osceola County officials said Tuesday that they are confident they can quickly build a state-of-the-art research facility in Kissimmee to create "smart" sensors. Supporters say the center...
  • 7 local buildings vie for AIA People's Choice award

    7 local buildings vie for AIA People's Choice award
    Seven buildings in the Orlando area are vying for a “People’s Choice” award from the Florida Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Florida). They are: the Amway Center, Nemours Children’s Hospital, Adventist Health...
  • Better communication is key to overall oral health

    Many people delay and even skip visits to the dentist due to anxiety and fear. Now University of Florida researchers have discovered that difficulty understanding and using health information, a skill known as health literacy, is another key reason they...
  • At FSU, Sen. John Thrasher a strong pick for president

     At FSU, Sen. John Thrasher a strong pick for president
    Florida Sen. John Thrasher is a personable, powerful and highly partisan politician. He chairs Gov. Rick Scott's re-election campaign. He's a recent chair of the Republican Party of Florida. He also chairs the Senate Rules Committee, which can make or...
  • Mad Cow Theatre adds 4 to board of directors

     Mad Cow Theatre adds 4 to board of directors
    Orlando's Mad Cow Theatre has increased the size of its board of directors — which once numbered just three — to include a dozen members. Announced as new members on Friday, June 13, were: • Jonathan Miller, director of the Olin...
  • With 4 adopted children, former FSU swim coach brings family atmosphere to Clermont

    With 4 adopted children, former FSU swim coach brings family atmosphere to Clermont
    CLERMONT — A stork dropped a baby on the doorstep of a couple who had been in love since they were teenagers. The fairy tale was real life to Don Gibb. "Everything changed after that," the former Florida State swim coach said. "I would always...