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  • Pearson, Miller compete in District 47 Republican primary

    Pearson, Miller compete in District 47 Republican primary
    Two political newcomers are competing in the Republican primary on Aug. 26 for state representative in District 47. The district includes Winter Park, Orlando and Belle Isle. Local business owner Maurice Pearson and Rollins College marketing director...
  • Alex Fong: Photonics plays a growing role in computing, medicine

    Alex Fong: Photonics plays a growing role in computing, medicine
    Alex Fong, 49, is a physicist and president of the Florida Photonics Cluster, an industry advocacy group in Orlando. He is an executive with the Orlando unit of Gooch and Housego PLC, a company based in Great Britain. Fong received an MBA degree from...
  • Leesburg's Elizabeth Fechtel gears up for spotlight after being crowned Miss Florida

    Leesburg's Elizabeth Fechtel gears up for spotlight after being crowned Miss Florida
    LEESBURG — Spending time at mom and dad's house during her summer break from UF is the most perfect setting for Elizabeth Fechtel as she prepares for the next year in the spotlight and all that comes with being Miss Florida. The 20-year-old...
  • 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...
  • Gators' women win Capital One Cup

    Gators' women win Capital One Cup
    National championships in gymnastics and softball paved the way for the Florida Gators to win their first Capital One Cup in women's sports. The season-long competition awarded points for top-10 finishes in NCAA tournaments and national coaches polls...
  • UF seeks input of Gator fans with new fan advisory council

    UF seeks input of Gator fans with new fan advisory council
    Stagnant season ticket sales and flagging game attendance in recent seasons have led the University Athletic Association to reach out to Gator fans for answers. One of the results is a new, Fan Advisory Council the school unveiled on Wednesday. The...
  • 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...
  • Girls Lacrosse: South River's Farrell steps down

    South River girls lacrosse coach Sam Farrell has stepped down after just one year, South River athletic director Dave Klingel announced on Thursday. Farrell, who returned to Anne Arundel County following her graduation from the University of Florida in...
  • FDP unveils Spanish-language ad attacking Rick Scott on education

    TALLAHASSEE -- Florida Democrats unveiled a Spanish-language TV ad Thursday that makes similar claims to its earlier English version about Gov. Rick Scott's education record: basically, that he cut classroom spending and scholarship dollars. The ad...
  • DUI arrest casts shadow on Broward judicial race

    The race for Broward Circuit Judge Group 8 was supposed to be between an appointed incumbent and a challenger who felt he was better suited to the job. But the race changed abruptly on May 27, when the incumbent, Broward Circuit Judge Lynn Rosenthal,...
  • 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...
  • UCF spends less on instruction than other Florida public universities

    UCF spends less on instruction than other Florida public universities
    UCF ranks tops in the state in one area of financial efficiency -- the university spends the least on instructional costs. Florida's largest public university spent, on average, $21,060 on instructional costs per bachelor's degree in recent years,...