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The Business of Sports | Sun-Sentinel BlogsDolphin Stadium has joined the ???green movement??? ??? with the help of Waste Management, which added automated recycling machines at the stadium and gave out tips for preserving the environment at the Dolphins' last home game of the season. Now,......
Occasionally, alert readers can catch a glimpse of the inner workings of the Postcards from Florida column, pull away the curtain to look behind the scenes at the creative process. Often, there's some culinary motivation involved. At other times, the...
This is the time of year when state Sen. Alan Hays usually tries to turn one of his extreme opinions into law by filing a bill that the Legislature has to consider with a straight face. Session 2013: The Umatilla Republican does not disappoint. Hays...
I am beginning to wonder if Casey Anthony and Josť Baez could pull off the impossible. Not exoneration from the jury but a death sentence from the judge. As satisfying as that may be to the multitudes who have posted comments on our coverage of this...
Tags: Casey Anthony, Social Issues, Murder, Democracy, South Carolina
I missed the sign when I first passed it on the stretch of County Road 42 that bridges Lake and Marion counties. That's uncharacteristic, because the sign said "BBQ" and that combination of letters is pretty much always enough to stop me, even in the...
Usually, a fall road trip to Gainesville involves a visit to the Swamp for a football game involving the mighty Florida Gators. But the Gators aren't so mighty this year, and the stadium on the University of Florida campus was quiet when I was in town...
Mike ThomasRaised in the woods so's he knew ev'ry tree Kilt him a b'ar when he was only three Davy, Davy Crockett King of the Wild Frontier Grab your musket, because the time might be near when we have to go kill us some bears in Central Florida's wild frontier....
With half a dozen competitive races, Central Florida voters have a chance to shape Tallahassee agendaCentral Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelIn one corner of Central Florida, a Republican state representative and the Democratic chairman of Volusia County are competing for a Senate district that reaches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Ocala National Forest. In another, a Democratic state...
Sentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelA Lake County charter school will be taking advantage of a recent law that lets them expand because of their status as a high-performing school. Spring Creek Elementary, a high-poverty school located on the edge of the Ocala National Forest, is...
FloriDUHRobert Simmons, 53, was arrested last year at a forest campsite where authorities recorded him describing his recipe, reports the Orlando Sentinel. A forest service officer suspected illegal activity and was doing surveillance when he warned Simmons he...
Animal Crazy - Orlando SentinelFrom Joy Hill of¬† the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, a story about what can happen when wildlife gets into the garbage: It took 10 days for FWC biologists in Marion County to catch a black bear cub that was days away from death. They....
Animal Crazy - Orlando SentinelOh bother! Oh beyond bother! A woman who lives near the Ocala National Forest in an area where nuisance black bears have been relocated has had more than her fill of nosy, noisy bruins. One of the neighborhood bears, whom she has nicknamed Big Daddy, is...
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