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Florida's Turnpike

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  • Where to go during a hurricane: Central Florida evacuation routes

    Where to go during a hurricane: Central Florida evacuation routes
    It's not a matter of "if", it's a matter of "when" Central Florida will fall victim to a hurricane strike. Should you evacuate as the storm nears? The answer depends largely on where you live, the intensity of the storm, from where it's coming and its...
  • When should you take keys from elderly drivers?

    When should you take keys from elderly drivers?
    Angelo and Mary Virgona left their Apopka home for Orlando armed with a map, a GPS and a cellphone. More than 30 hours later, 91-year-old Virgona and his wife, who is 88, pulled into a gas station 150 miles away, disoriented, hungry and tired. Tollbooth...
  • Yeehaw Junction's Desert Inn still reflects its history

    Yeehaw Junction's Desert Inn still reflects its history
    What's in a name? Consider the origins of Yeehaw Junction, an unincorporated rural community in southern Osceola County that boasts one of Florida's iconic roadside attractions. Even for longtime Floridians, the Yeehaw Junction exit on Florida's...
  • The Prospector: Gators' commit Keanu Neal epitomizes the term All-American

    The Prospector: Gators' commit Keanu Neal epitomizes the term All-American
    In a packed gymnasium in this tiny town off I-75, just south of the Florida Turnpike merge, Keanu Neal sat shyly at a table on the stage last Thursday. Banners proclaiming him an All-American were draped behind him. Hundreds of adoring fans filled...
  • Florida's heart

    Florida's heart
    March 24 In a dozen years, Florida will celebrate the bicentennial of its capital city, Tallahassee -- diminutively known as “Tally.” Spain ceded what Ralph Waldo Emerson later called “a grotesque place of land speculators and...
  • Marlins' David Samson takes on Lorne Michaels role

    Marlins' David Samson takes on Lorne Michaels role
    Miami Marlins' President David Samson is taking a swing at acting. "I've been acting for 40 years," says Samson, laughing. "I've always liked it. I've always studied it." But this time it's a role outside of Major League Baseball. Samson will portray...
  • New York bound woman stole wrecker after breaking down on I-95

    New York bound woman stole wrecker after breaking down on I-95
    "I thought she was playin'," the tow truck driver told deputies. She wasn't. However, she was New York-bound and dtermined to get there. The tow truck operator responded to a call to help a stranded motorist on Thursday morning when her rental car...
  • Florida Beach Guide: Hollywood Beach and the Broadwalk

    Florida Beach Guide: Hollywood Beach and the Broadwalk
    Hollywood sits between Fort Lauderdale and Miami and has mostly escaped the new ritziness of the former and the trendiness of the latter. Yes, Hollywood Beach recently got a face-lift, including an attractive sea wall along the Broadwalk. But the people...
  • Mayo: Plantation should join Broward 911 regionalization

    Twenty bucks a year -- the projected average household property tax increase -- is a small price to pay for long-awaited regionalization of 911 calls in Broward. Here’s the problem: Tuesday’s agreement between the county and cities has a big...
  • Man is accused of stealing truck loaded with $75,000 worth of M'm! M'm! good -- and hot --soup

    The soup's on! On the run, that is. A Florida Highway Patrol trooper busted Eusebio Diaz Acosta, 51, of Orlando, the driver of a stolen tractor-trailer for the alleged heist of the truck on Florida's Turnpike in Tamarac. The trailer had beenĀ  hauling...
  • Isola Bella Estates in Lake Worth

    Isola Bella Estates in Lake Worth
    Ron Yuter, vice president of Ansca Homes, is giving a tour of one of the models at Isola Bella Estates, the company's single-family-home community in Lake Worth. Among the first stops is the kitchen. Yuter smiles as he points out the stainless-steel,...
  • GL Homes' single-family-home community in Boynton Beach, FL

    GL Homes' single-family-home community in Boynton Beach, FL
    Canyon Trails by GL Homes, the popular single-family-home community in Boynton Beach, offers the perfect family lifestyle. Three stunning collections of residences, priced from the $330,000s to the $630,000s, are available, with all featuring...