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3 hrs ago | Citrus County Chronicle

ColumnsJane's Garden 4/20/14: Peaches, nectarines and Carolina Jessamine

Spring is the time to plant fruit trees. Nursery outlets offer grafted saplings grown in fast-draining bark soil medium.


Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Life, Fruits, Food

8 hrs ago | Hernando Today

Mother of autistic son ready to help others facing struggle

Raising a child with autism, while challenging, is somewhat easier today than a few years ago when little was known about the neurological disorder that affects one in 68 young people.

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Related Topix: Autism, Health, Alachua County, FL, Hernando County, FL, Alachua, FL, Graphic Design, Arts

14 hrs ago | Cincy Jungle

Report: NFL Draft hopeful Loucheiz Purifoy caught with marijuana and bath salts

Purifoy was in the driver's seat of the car, which was a rental Buick from Tennessee, and was holding a marijuana joint, the warrant states.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Alachua County, FL, Sports, NFL Football, Cincinnati Bengals

18 hrs ago | Summit County Voice

Biodiversity: Study shows continued threat to green sea turtles in Central America

Endangered green sea turtles aren't getting much of a break in Central America, where a 20-year assessment shows steeply declining catch rates in Nicaragua - as much as 56 percent in the past two decades, according to conservation scientists with the Wildlife Conservation Society and the University of Florida .


20 hrs ago | Naples Daily News

Immokalee agricultural research center still hoping to get seed money to expand

Agriculture assistant Lucas Vidaurri at the Southwest Florida Research & Education Center in Immokalee applies herbicide on plants affected by citrus greening in August 2009.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Immokalee, FL, Florida, Collier County, FL, Hendry County, FL

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Miami Herald

Florida unemployment rate ticks up slightly

Florida's unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 6.3 percent in March, with the ranks of the unemployed increasing by 17,000 to 606,000.


Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Palm Beach County, FL, Duval County, FL, Rick Scott, US Governors

Space Ref

Second Series of CASIS-Sponsored Research Payloads Launch to the International Space Station

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space is proud to announce several sponsored research payloads have launched to the International Space Station onboard Space Exploration Technology Corporation's Dragon cargo capsule.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space

The Florida Times-Union

Call Box: Making the Arlington River bridge a straighter shot Workers are constructing a temporary bridge off University Boulevard to carry traffic while the older bridge is removed and a new one constructed.


Related Topix: University, FL, Jacksonville, FL, Arlington (Jacksonville, FL), Florida College, Gainesville, FL

Trouble looms for immigrant tuition bill in Florida Legislature

Thousands of undocumented immigrants fighting for in-state college tuition rates might have had their hopes dashed Thursday when a top state lawmaker abruptly announced his committee would not hold a vote on the controversial bill.


Related Topix: Florida, US News, Illegal Immigration, Rick Scott, US Governors, Florida International University

The Miami Herald

5 Things to Know in Florida for April 18

The Florida Board of Governors is looking for people who want to oversee the University of Florida.


Related Topix: Florida, Palm Beach, FL, Miami, FL


UF/IFAS Research Findings Shed Light on Seagrass Needs

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Seagrass beds represent critical and threatened coastal habitats around the world, and a new University of Florida study shows how much sunlight seagrass needs to stay healthy.


Related Topix: Gainesville, FL, Medicine, Nutrition, Agriculture, Science, Environment

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Palm Beach Post

Boynton Woman's Club awards six $1,000 college scholarships

Lake Worth High student Imani Campbell has a 4.0 GPA and is a member of three honor societies.


Tallahassee Democrat

Leon County teaches homeowners to eradicate invasive plants

Invasive and exotic plants do two things. One, they compete with native Florida fauna, and two, they can be detrimental to and bog down the progression of the future of the natural environment.


Related Topix: Leon County, FL, Home Gardening, Home

Statesboro Herald

GSU anthropology professor honored in memorial service

Georgia Southern University faculty members and students celebrated the life of a longtime anthropology professor who recently died of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.


Related Topix: Anthropology, Science, Georgia Southern University, Southern University, Lymphoma, Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

The Orlando Sentinel

'Ask This Old House': Orlando questions attract show

A crew from PBS' 'Ask This Old House' films on the roof of the Orlando home owned by Benjamin Kennington.


Related Topix: us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Orlando Travel, Home, Home Improvement, Lake Buena Vista, FL, Entertainment

Earth Times

Green turtles need help

Here is the green turtle eating sea grass, found in extensive beds particularly of the Nicaraguan coast.


WRUF-AM Gainesville

Former Gator Baseball Player Brandon McArthur Excels as an Angels Scout

Former University of Florida baseball player Brandon McArthur continues to do what he loves best.



300: Top SEC targets

With Wednesday's release of the 2015 ESPN 300 , here is a look at five top targets for the top conference in college football.


Related Topix: University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Wed Apr 16, 2014

St. Augustine Record

History teaches skills, offers perspective

And that's reflected in the St. Johns County School District's approach to the subject, including an annual history fair that gives students a chance to do independent research.


Related Topix: Education Etc., St. Augustine, FL, Florida, St Johns County, FL, Gainesville, FL

The Miami Herald

Carver's Hall of Fame celebrates shared history

Nearly 60 years ago, May 17, 1954, in the landmark case of Brown v. Board of Education, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that the segregation of white children from Negro children in the public schools solely on the bases of race was unconstitutional.


Related Topix: Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, US News, US Supreme Court, Miami, FL, Coconut Grove, FL, University of Miami