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  • DeBary Mayor Bob Garcia doesn’t get office with job

     
    Orlando Sentinel Reporter Eloísa Ruano González, who covers Volusia County, writes in today’s Sentinel about the unusual work arrangement for Bob Garcia, the mayor of the City of DeBary – who has to tend to city business from his...
  • Streets Drove a Wedge Between Brothers

    For more than a decade Iran "Smurf" Nazario earned a reputation as a peacekeeper who mediated disputes before they could erupt into gang violence and counseled youths to stay away from that lifestyle. Nazario had learned the lessons the hard way, serving...
  • Hartford Hit-And-Run Victim Needs Permanent Hospitalization

    Hartford Hit-And-Run Victim Needs Permanent Hospitalization
    The family of Angel Arce Torres, the victim of a hit-and-run captured on video that garnered national attention, got the kind of news Tuesday that no family wants to hear. Doctors at Hartford Hospital told the family that their 78-year-old patriarch...
  • Puerto Rico independence activist Lolita Lebrón dead at 90

     
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Lolita Lebron, a Puerto Rican independence activist who spent 25 years in prison for participating in a gun attack on the U.S. Congress a half-century ago, died Sunday. She was 90. Lebron died at a hospital in San Juan of...
  • Help zoo help coqui by buying calendar

     
    Need a calendar for 2011? Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens sends this to help you out: Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is selling the 2011 Florida Girls of Herpetology calendar to benefit the zoo's coqui conservation efforts. The calenda...
  • Governor Crist picks Fernández replacement for District 3

     
    Florida Governor Charlie Crist announced today his replacement for the seat of suspended Commissioner Mildred Fernández, choosing a district resident who had run for the seat in 2004. He was one of seven candidates the governor interviewed to ...
  • Recall roundup: This week's consumer product recalls

     
    Here’s this week’s roundup of recalls: Umbrellas The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada announced the recall of about 7,600 Solar Lighted Cantilever Umbrellas. A plastic connector that attaches to the arm of the umbrella can break...
  • Puerto Rican chamber helping with birth certificates

     
    Puerto Rico natives in the Orlando area who have not yet applied for their new birth certificates will have an opportunity to obtain applications and get some assistance preparing their requests at an event hosted by the Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce...
  • New and notable at the Epcot International Food & Wine Fest

     
    The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival celebrates 15 years Oct. 1-Nov. 14 with celebrity chefs, cookbook authors and a walk-about global tasting with more than 25 marketplaces. The World Showcase promenade will showcase tapas-sized portions and...
  • Hispanic commissioner’s replacement appoints community liaison

     
    The first action of the newly-appointed Orange County Commissioner Lui Damiani, who is replacing a suspended Latina commissioner in a county district with many Latinos, was to appoint a Hispanic Community Liaison for his office. His liaison will be...
  • Photo exhibit, auction features San Juan, Puerto Rico, fights child trafficking

     
    Born2Fly, an organization that fights child-trafficking, is sponsoring a special art exhibit of Puerto Rican scenes this Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m. The exhibition, titled “24 Momentos en el Viejo San Juan,” features 24 framed art photographs of...
  • Finding island bliss -- and potcake pups -- in the Caribbean

    Providenciales, Turks And Caicos Islands Todd Weller visited the sandy beaches and turquoise waters of the Caribbean last fall, intending to kick back and relax. But he returned to his Bay Area home with more than just the usual souvenirs in his carry-on...