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  • Romney sets up education panel, names Phil Handy a co-chair

     
    Mitt Romney's campaign today announced appointment of a 19-member Education Policy Advisory Group that includes a number of folks from Harvard; President George W. Bush's education secretary, Rod Paige of Houst0o; and a host of other education thinkers....
  • Report: Tea party frosh embrace banking industry

     
    WASHINGTON — A new report from a liberal advocacy group draws a link between the banking industry and Tea Party lawmakers, arguing that campaign contributions have turned these freshman legislators — who rode to power in 2010 on an anti-...
  • DOE task force on school grading and inclusion includes parents with ties to Fl’s powerbrokers

     
    UPDATE: The Florida Department of Education says one other parent has been added to the panel, a mother from Gadsden County. This woman is a migrant worker and has children who are still learning English. Because she does not speak English fluently, she'...
  • Amaryllis Say Spring has Sprung

     
    One sign spring is here is my amaryllis plantings are coming in bloom. I have some in the ground but a majority are in containers that can be moved to displays on the windowsills and patio. It’s one plant I can count on for good spring color. But...
  • Winter the dolphin gets the Legislature to loosen up on hotel taxes

     
    The dolphin “Winter,” the tail-less star of a Clearwater aquarium and the movie “A Dolphin Tale,” was popular enough to persuade the Florida Legislature to loosen its grip on hotel taxes. By a 38-2 vote, the Florida Senate on...
  • Winter Park grad Allyssa Lane to play for DII national title

     
    Winter Park alum Allyssa Lane, the starting point guard for Shaw University (N.C.), will play in the NCAA Division II women’s basketball national championship game Friday night in San Antonio. She competed against a number of familiar faces...
  • Florida Film Festival: Lights, camera and food!

     
    UPDATED INFO! Culinary superstars such as Marcel Vigneron (Syfy Network’s Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen, Bravo’s Top Chef) are adding a foodie edge to the 21st annual Florida Film Festival at the Enzian in Maitland. On Friday, April 13 at 8...
  • Area soccer players excel in Olympic Development Program

     
    Four area players helped Florida win the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program Championships title in the 1996 boys division. Alex Chopra (Hagerty), Johnny Nartowicz (Dr. Phillips), Salvador Perez (Freedom) and Dennis Zapata (Orlando University)...
  • Marc-Eddy Norelia, BillyDee Williams added to Hardwood Classic roster

     
    Olympia senior Marc-Eddy Norelia and former Winter Park basketball standout BillyDee Williams, who played his senior season for Faith Baptist of Brandon, have been added to the Team Florida lineup for Friday’s 2 p.m. Florida vs. USA Hardwood Classic...
  • Austin Rivers is rare All-ACC freshman; Shane Larkin also honored

     
    Winter Park grad Austin Rivers is the first Duke freshman to make the five-man All-ACC first team, and the league’s first freshman All-Conference player since Tyler Hansbrough (2006). The Blue Devils (27-6) open their NCAA Tournament bid vs....
  • With his district invalidated, Gardiner worries about the voters

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Senate Majority Leader Andy Gardiner got some bad news last week. The Florida Supreme Court ruled that his newly drawn Senate seat was one of eight that ran afoul of the Fair Districts anti-gerrymandering reforms. But he's not giving...
  • Speaker Dean Cannon bids adieu, tells House to fear not

     
    TALLAHASSEE — House Speaker Dean Cannon gave his farewell remarks to the chamber Thursday, referencing the turbulence the Legislature has experienced during his eight years in office and imploring them to continue resisting compromise. The Winter...