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1 hr ago | Beacon

Editorial: Safer than most, but is that enough?

Sex crimes are a misfortune and we could only hope the numbers would be zero every year, but unfortunately this is not the case.


Related Topix: Florida State University, University of Central Florida, Florida, Florida International University, Opinion

5 hrs ago | Florida Trend

Exclusive Grocery wars in Florida: Publix vs. Walmart

Consumer confidence among Floridians rose two points in July to 84, hitting another post-recession high for a second consecutive month, according to a new University of Florida survey.


Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government

10 hrs ago | Cleveland Daily Banner

Dorman to deliver address at Lee: Commencement set to start at

Dr. Steve Dorman, president of Georgia College & State University, will deliver the commencement address at Lee University's summer commencement ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 2, in Conn Center.


Related Topix: University of Georgia Georgia College, State University, AR, Lee University, Texas A&M University, University of Tennessee

14 hrs ago | CBS Local

Kevin Sabett: 'It's Ironic That We're Pushing Against Smoking...

Chris Stigall talked with Kevin Sabet, the author of Reefer Sanity about the recent push to legalize marijuana.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Smoking, Medicine, Health

15 hrs ago |

Daniel Radcliffe shaves fan's head

Daniel Radcliffe shaved a fan's head on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on Tuesday . The 25-year-old actor warned his willing victim, Dan from Florida, that he wasn't "known for haircutting skills" but the eager young man didn't appear too concerned as the 'Woman in Black' star got to work.


Related Topix: Daniel Radcliffe, Entertainment

16 hrs ago | Capital Soup

Lead in teeth can tell a body's tale, UF study finds

A study led by University of Florida geology researcher George D. Kamenov showed that trace amounts of lead in modern and historical human teeth can give clues about where they came from.


Related Topix: Environment, Science

16 hrs ago | Financial News & Daily Record

Possible Fort Caroline site will be tested

State Rep. Lake Ray believes he can put an end to that speculation once and for all - that the historic landmark truly is in Jacksonville.


Related Topix: Jacksonville, FL, University of North Florida

19 hrs ago | Reuters

In Florida governor's race, Democrat woos crucial black vote

As the leading Democratic candidate for Florida governor, Charlie Crist would be expected to draw overwhelming support from the state's more than 1.6 million registered black voters.


Related Topix: US News, Florida, Charlie Crist, US Governors, Rick Scott, African-American

21 hrs ago | Highlands Today

Fruit genome database seeks to enhance crop quality

Researchers who study citrus, rosaceae and vaccinium crops will be the primary users of the portal, said Mercy Olmstead, assistant professor of horticultural sciences at UF's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, but agricultural producers will also reap the benefits.


Related Topix: Life, Fruits, Food, Agriculture, Science, Genetics, Medicine, Lake Alfred, FL

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Highlands Today

App unveiled for Florida-friendly plants

Planting decisions are now easier with the release of a mobile web application from the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Home Gardening, Home, iPhone

Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

Consumer confidence up U.S., Florida indexes rise to highest levels...

U.S. consumers are more confident about the economy than they have been since before the start of the Great Recession in late 2007.


Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Volusia County, FL, Flagler County, FL

Student group wants Machen to boycott Israel

A pro-Palestinian student group plans to march to University of Florida President Bernie Machen's office in Tigert Hall on Wednesday and demand he retract statements he made against a boycott of Israeli universities.


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News

The Orlando Sentinel

Here's a guide to Florida's back-to-school sales tax holiday

It's time for back-to-school shopping, and Florida families will get a break on sales tax this weekend when they buy clothing, supplies and computers.


Related Topix: Florida, Computers, Seminole County, FL

CBS Local

Florida QB Will Grier Catches Football While Doing A Back Flip [VIDEO]

It seems like we are always seeing trick shots and clever catches nowadays. It's the current trend with young athletes.



St. Judea s James Downing

James Downing was bound for the big leagues. Not quite big enough to continue playing football in college, Downing had what he thought it took as an outfielder at Aquinas High School in Southgate, Michigan.


Related Topix: Southgate, MI, Biochemistry, Biology, Science, University of Michigan Dearborn


300: 5 things to know in the SEC

The SEC has 77 committed prospects in the updated ESPN 300 rankings . The league continues to dominate on the recruiting front and there are no signs of the momentum slowing down.


Related Topix: University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN


UF/IFAS Study: When It Comes to Gluten-Free Diets, Unfounded Beliefs Abound

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - While necessary for some, many people eat gluten-free diets because they believe they'll gain certain health benefits, but these beliefs are not all supported by research, a University of Florida nutrition expert says.


Related Topix: Gainesville, FL, Celiac Disease, Health, Medicine, Nutrition, Life, Food

The Miami Herald

Florida Gov. agrees to appear in 3 debates

The Republican incumbent announced on Tuesday that he would appear in debates hosted by Telemundo, CNN and Leadership Florida that will be occur in October.


Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, US Governors, Charlie Crist

The Press-Enterprise

USC adds 2013 state shot put champion

If there's one thing Nick Ponzio wants known about his recent transfer to USC from the University of Florida, it's that the move had nothing to do with being homesick.


Related Topix: Temecula, CA

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Conquest Chronicles

USC Lands Three-Star Running Back Aca'Cedric Ware

Making his announcement live on KDFW, a local news station in Dallas, three-star running back Aca'Cedric Ware held his own collegiate hat display spurning Ohio State, Notre Dame and Iowa for Cardinal and Gold.


Related Topix: Sports, NCAA Sports, University of Southern California NCAA