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5 hrs ago | Sunshine State News

Unemployment Rate Increases Slightly in March, but It's Called a ...

Florida's unemployment rate bumped up from 6.2 to 6.3 percent for the month of March, according to a report released Friday from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Rick Scott, US Governors

9 hrs ago | ECNmag

'Dressed' laser aimed at clouds may be key to inducing rain, lightning

The adage "Everyone complains about the weather but nobody does anything about it," may one day be obsolete if researchers at the University of Central Florida's College of Optics & Photonics and the University of Arizona further develop a new technique to aim a high-energy laser beam into clouds to make it rain or trigger lightning.

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Related Topix: University of Arizona

10 hrs ago | St. Augustine Record

Cook chosen as district's school-related employee of the year

So it's probably just about perfect that she is winner of this year's School-Related Employee of the Year award from the St. Johns County School District.

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Related Topix: St Johns County, FL, St. Augustine Beach, FL, Flagler College

14 hrs ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Sorority hazing report prompts UCF chapter suspension

A University of Central Florida sorority, the Chi Omega chapter, has been put on organizational interim suspension on charges of violating the university's hazing, alcohol and disruptive conduct rules, according to a letter UCF sent to the sorority president Monday.

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Related Topix: Chi Omega, Sororities

Thu Apr 17, 2014

TCPalm

Sebastian River Medical Center announces Kelly Enriquez as new chief executive officer

Before accepting this role, Enriquez served as chief operation officer, responsible for managing all aspects of hospital operations, employing financial and clinical performance responsibilities.

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Related Topix: Florida

I-Newswire.com

Hernon Manufacturing Wins 2013 SBA Exporting Award

Hernon Manufacturing, the innovator in adhesives, sealants and dispensing equipment, is pleased to announce that its President and CEO, Harry Arnon, was recently named the 2013 District, State, and Regional Exporter of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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WESH-TV

UCF Chi Omega fraternity accused of hazing students in woods

A University of Central Florida chapter of a women's fraternity has been suspended while police and university officials investigate allegations of hazing.

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Related Topix: Chi Omega, Sororities, Student Society

Business Journal

UCF group awaits The Coop: Photos from opening day

Good things come to those who wait. Especially if you were waiting by a red wall with a big painted chicken on the morning of April 17. The long-awaited opening day of The Coop did not disappoint in terms of lines, food and happy people.

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Click Orlando

UCF records lawsuit ruling due today

An Orlando judge must rule today on whether the University of Central Florida needs to release a professor's emails regarding his role in editing a controversial study cited by opponents of gay marriage at the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL, Gay/Lesbian, US News, US Supreme Court

WFTV Orlando

Man detained, other runs off after deputies respond to shots fired near UCF

Orange County Sheriff's deputies said they responded to a report of shots being fired outside a home on Coral Reef Drive Thursday morning near the University of Central Florida.

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The Orlando Sentinel

Report: Shooting near UCF, deputies on scene

At least a dozen Orange County deputies have surrounded a house just blocks from UCF, where they received a 911 call about a shooting this morning, according to WESH-2 News.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

OrlandoSentinel.com

Art events in and near Orlando include college exhibits

"Even Clowns Have Seen Happier Days" is featured in Valencia College's show honoring student artists.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL, Sanford, FL, Opinion, Entertainment

Holtville Tribune

Non-verbal autism innovation is adopted by leading clinical institutions in Florida, California

SPEAKall!!, an iPad application developed at Purdue University that facilities communication and language development for children and families affected by severe, non-verbal autism, has been adopted for use at speech and language clinics at San Jose State University in California and the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

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Related Topix: Purdue University, San Jose State University, Orlando, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

Robin Cowie's Orlando Story Club brings storytelling, competition to Maitland

If your vision of storytelling involves a sleepy child at bedtime, Orlando Story Club co-founder and film producer Robin Cowie is about to wake you up.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL, Maitland, FL, Storytellers, Entertainment, Television

MLive.com

Meet Grand Blanc High School's four National Merit Scholarship finalists

Grand Blanc High School has four students who are National Merit Scholarship finalists - the most the school has had in the last few years.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, Education Etc., Brown University

The Orlando Sentinel

Report: Hazing allegations surface against UCF sorority

University of Central Florida police are investigating the Psi Mu Chapter of Chi Omega after allegations of sorority sisters hazing two pledges surfaced on April 4, according to ClickOrlando.com.

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Related Topix: Chi Omega, Sororities, Student Society

Washington Times

Task force members urge malpractice cap amendment

Following a Florida Supreme Court decision that struck down caps on certain awards in medical malpractice lawsuits, the members of a 2002 task force that supported those caps are calling for a constitutional amendment that would place the caps on solid footing.

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Jeb Bush, University of Miami

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Click Orlando

UCFPD investigates sorority hazing allegations

University of Central Florida police are investigating allegations of hazing against a sorority accused of leading two blindfolded pledges into woods on campus and telling them to finish an entire bottle of rum before they could leave.

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Related Topix: Chi Omega, Sororities, Student Society

Business Journal

Brisket without the bull: Fun facts, photos from 4 Rivers near UCF

It's never a dull moment for Chef John Rivers. This week alone, Central Florida's legendary pitmaster on April 15 celebrated the grand opening of the 4 Rivers Smokehouse near the University of Central Florida and is preparing for the April 17 opening of his new restaurant concept, The Coop.

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CBS Local

Florida Grad Sentenced To Life In Prison In New York For Torture And Murder Of His Girlfriend

A University of Florida law school graduate was sentenced to life in prison without parole Tuesday in the torture and death of his girlfriend, who can be heard begging for her life after her cellphone apparently pocket-dialed a friend and recorded her dying words.

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Related Topix: University of Florida, Weight Watchers International, Recreation, Danville, KY

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