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  • Snooty the manatee stars at Bradenton stop

    Snooty the manatee stars at Bradenton stop
    It's good to be Snooty. No, we're not talking about an attitude. This Snooty is the oldest manatee in captivity and the star attraction of the South Florida Museum in Bradenton, about three hours south of Orlando. Visitors can explore history, science...
  • Safer skies, NASCAR, and cartoon: Letters

    Make our skies safer Besides death and taxes, in Florida we can be sure of two other things happening: Children will be injured or killed through parental irresponsibility or volatility, and single-engine planes will fall from the skies, causing havoc...
  • Motorist dead after driving into pond at OIA

     Motorist dead after driving into pond at OIA
    A motorist died Monday morning after driving into a pond at Orlando International Airport, according to Orlando police. Airport firefighters and divers from the Orlando Fire Department found the driver in the retention pond at 8401 Casa Verde Road near...
  • Get off message boards and join a real fraternity of college football fans

    Get off message boards and join a real fraternity of college football fans
    Steve Gunter is worried about college football fans. He's worried they are becoming so connected to their iPads and iPhones that they are becoming disconnected from each other. "We are creating a nation of loners," says Gunter, a member of the Orlando...
  • Florida's science centers offer you big bang for your buck

    Florida's science centers offer you big bang for your buck
    Where can you dig up a dinosaur, take an airboat ride and fly a space mission? At the science center, of course, but here's where you've got decisions to make. Which one? Florida has 21 museums that are part of the international Association of Science-...
  • Animals

    AUDUBON SOCIETY'S CENTER FOR BIRDS OF PREY: conservation, education and raptor rehabilitation facility: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday (except holidays); 1101 Audubon Way, Maitland; $5 adults, $4 ages 3-12; 407-644-0190. BLACK HAMMOCK ADVENTURES:...
  • Two charged in out-of-control party at apartment complex, deputies say

    Two charged in out-of-control party at apartment complex, deputies say
    Revelers scattered early Sunday after an officer crashed what he described as an "out-of-control" party at a University of Central Florida-area apartment complex. Two residents — 20-year-old Twanee Kaitlyn Ryan and 19-year-old Tatyana Jenae Johnson...
  • Ferguson, Mo.'s truth: We have a human-rights problem

     Ferguson, Mo.'s truth: We have a human-rights problem
    A few years ago, I spoke at a human-rights conference at George Mason University. I had documented the number of unarmed African-American males killed by American police as well as the high rate of black men who are being held in county, state and federal...
  • Top 10 reasons why Central Florida is a football recruiting hotbed

    It's quite a statement about the quality of high-school football players in Central Florida: Our region produced more Bowl Championship Subdivision signees than 28 states. The "State of Central Florida" ranks No. 22 nationally, with 29 local players...
  • We all make history, positively, says advocate for area's past

    About halfway through her 30-year tenure as a guardian of Central Florida's history, Sara Van Arsdel thought her dreams might go up in smoke, literally. "It was one of the worst days of my life," she remembers of that hot Monday in July 1999 when a...
  • 8/21: Deaths in Central Florida

    Lake MARTHA BUSH, 73, Tavares, died Tuesday. Beyers Funeral Home, Umatilla. DEAN R. CALABRARO, 50, Clermont, died Tuesday. Becker Funeral Home, Clermont. JOAN GUIDO, 81, Tavares, died Saturday. Unity Memorial Funeral Home East Inc., Apopka. GERTRUDE...
  • Soto: Hispanics might lose clout

    Soto: Hispanics might lose clout
    As Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis decides the fate of virtually all the Congressional districts in Central Florida, some of the area's Democratic state lawmakers gathered in Kissimmee and Orlando to decry the possibility that Hispanics may lose...