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  • More on Florida’s refusal to expand Medicaid Letters to the editor | 4/16/2014
  • Win Tix to Universal Studios Mardi Gras | 3/5/2014
  • Win a pair of tickets to The Great Orlando Mixer | 2/19/2014
  • Be a Judge at the Downtown Food & Wine Fest | 2/11/2014
  • Win An Orlando Magic VIP Package! | 1/15/2014
  • Critics doubt value of space station's science WASHINGTON - After the White House decided recently to prolong the life of the International Space Station until 2024, the nation's top science official declared that the four-year extension would help NASA get a big return on its $100 billion investment | 1/28/2014
  • Win An Orlando Magic VIP Package! | 1/15/2014
  • Saying Goodbye: Notable 2013 Obituaries You may have never heard of them, but these notables we lost in 2013 probably touched your life. | 12/30/2013
  • People Who Died 2013 Our annual tribute to the late, the great and the underappreciated | 1/2/2014
  • Maakies: "Turducken" | 12/5/2013
  • Win A Pair of Tickets to Naughty and Nice At Universal Studios | 11/27/2013
  • Drinking, parties and nightlife Where to drink and party in Orlando this week | 11/20/2013
  • Holiday Guide 2013 A calendar full of more Christmas Carols, holiday lights, Trans-Siberian Orchestras and jingle balls than you can shake a nutcracker at | 11/20/2013
  • Paid sick leave is bad business First Words: Your letters and comments | 11/20/2013
  • Sassy Pants $50 Gift Card | 10/10/2013
  • Win Halloween Horror Nights Tickets - If you DARE! | 9/17/2013
  • Win Free Cupcakes for a Year! | 8/5/2013
  • Win Meet & Greet passes to Jason Derulo and Kat Dahlia | 7/5/2013
  • NASA's course drifting WASHINGTON - Where should NASA astronauts go next? That's been the question for the past decade, since President George W. Bush ordered a now-canceled mission to return Americans to the moon. And disagreement over the answer continues to paralyze U.S. sp | 6/22/2013
  • Win VIP tickets to RumFest Saturday, June 22nd at Wall St Plaza | 6/11/2013
  • Mystery energy in clouds ORLANDO, Fla. - Scientists have discovered an exotic and dynamic form of energy lurking in the thunderclouds above: dark lightning. Scientists at the Florida Institute of Technology on the Space Coast are traveling the world explaining the mysterious bur | 4/29/2013
  • Drinking, Nightlife and Parties Sanford Pints N' Paws Craft Beer Festival, Bark and Brew Beerfest, Beer School, Harlem Shake Edition Crazy College Paint Party and MORE! | 3/20/2013
  • Drinking, Nightlife and Parties This week's best bets for Orlando's partying set | 3/12/2013
  • St. Patrick's Day Events in Orlando A list of shenanigans to keep you busy (and buzzed) this St. Patrick's Day | 3/12/2013
  • Internet goes hog wild over disabled piglet with a wheelchair ORLANDO, Fla. — This little piggy has wheels, and he knows how to ham it up for the camera. Chris P. Bacon, a month-old piglet from Clermont, Fla., born without use of his hind legs, has become an Internet sensation since his owner posted a video showing him learning to use a wheelchair. | 2/13/2013
  • Internet goes hog wild over disabled piglet with a wheelchair ORLANDO, Fla. — This little piggy has wheels, and he knows how to ham it up for the camera. Chris P. Bacon, a month-old piglet from Clermont, Fla., born without use of his hind legs, has become an Internet sensation since his owner posted a video showing him learning to use a wheelchair. | 2/13/2013
  • Internet goes hog wild over disabled piglet with a wheelchair ORLANDO, Fla. — This little piggy has wheels, and he knows how to ham it up for the camera. Chris P. Bacon, a month-old piglet from Clermont, Fla., born without use of his hind legs, has become an Internet sensation since his owner posted a video showing him learning to use a wheelchair. | 2/13/2013
  • The man who stands for all of us More than 30 years ago, there was a party at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California. It was a big party, and it left quite a mess. When the partygoers awoke the next morning, they beheld the remains of their debauchery. Furniture overturned, cloth | 2/3/2013
  • Immortal beloveds Our annual tribute to the late and the great | 1/2/2013
  • EARLY BIRDS Terri Avellone usually celebrates Thanksgiving before starting serious Christmas shopping. But this year, she couldn't resist the sales. Stores such as Kohl's had "crazy racks of things on clearance," in October, said Mrs. Avellone, 50, a Longwood, Fla., | 11/22/2012
  • Your Guide to Halloween in Orlando A compendium of haunted pub crawls, costume contests, scare trails, horror movies and more | 10/24/2012
  • Seniors helping seniors into the digital age ORLANDO, Fla. - Claire Cox has two computers, but about a year ago, she didn't know how to use either. Ms. Cox, 73, turned to an instructor at Senior CompuCare, a computer-learning company "for seniors, by seniors." The company, started by Didier Nichola | 7/21/2012
  • Album reviews | 5/31/2012
  • Drinking Events Orlando drinking events, festivals, pub crawls and more. | 5/17/2012
  • How to Fringe Your survival guide for Fringe's 13 days of fabulousness - tips, tricks and wisdom gained through the ages | 5/17/2012
  • BURIED ALIVE NO MORE ORLANDO, Fla. - Florida's approach to saving gopher tortoises from extinction a decade ago allowed developers to bury the docile reptiles alive in their burrows in return for what critics called "blood money" that was used to buy and protect tortoise hab | 5/10/2012
  • Dear white America: It looks different in black America I write to you as a fellow member, disturbed by a new development in our ranks. According to the latest polls, most of you believe that anti-white racism - or "reverse racism," as many of you refer to it - is now a bigger problem than anti-black racism. | 9/30/2011
  • Afghanistan: A recipe for more terrorism Barack Obama is daring the terrorists. He's standing in their front yard. He's calling them out. Of course, that's not how it's reported. "US troops may stay in Afghanistan until 2024," was the understated headline in The Telegraph. Under negotiation is | 9/1/2011
  • Sports and Recreation - Readers' Picks | 7/13/2011
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  • NASA's future path clear, panel claims ORLANDO, Fla. - NASA has a "clear path" to the future, and times will be good again one day at Kennedy Space Center - even though the 30-year space shuttle program ends in July and the agency has not yet revealed the next big thing in manned spaceflight. | 6/18/2011
  • NASA questioned on need for new rocket WASHINGTON - By month's end, NASA plans to present Congress with a design for a new rocket that one day could take astronauts to the moon or beyond. Several options are on the table, including one that recycles key parts of the space shuttle, set to reti | 6/16/2011
  • Thumbs up for shuttle Discovery's liftoff today CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Mission managers Wednesday gave space shuttle Discovery a go for today's planned launch on STS-133. The 39th flight of the orbiter is set to lift off from Kennedy Space Center at 4:50 p.m. This is the final flight of Discovery, the | 2/24/2011
  • NASA flails as forces pull from all sides CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA's human spaceflight program, once a symbol of America's technical supremacy, is flailing - beset by many of the same forces that once unified behind the agency to put a man on the moon. With the space shuttle set to retire thi | 1/19/2011
  • Shuttle may go Feb. 24 WASHINGTON - NASA officials said Tuesday that they aim to have space shuttle Discovery ready in time for a late February launch - a move that could end months of waiting for the orbiter's final flight. Discovery was scheduled to launch in early November, | 1/12/2011
  • Why Congress makes a terrible Santa Claus The government is a lot like your Aunt Mildred. (You don't have an Aunt Mildred? Just go with it.) Every Christmas, Aunt Mildred gives you an oversized, itchy sweater or brown-and-yellow, speckled socks or something else you don't want. You hint that nex | 1/7/2011
  • Minors fill ERs on holiday ORLANDO, Fla. - The number of emergency room visits caused by underage drinking swells more than 250 percent on New Year's Day, according to a federal government study. The brief study shows that on New Year's Day 2009, there were an estimated 1,980 emer | 1/1/2011
  • Can NASA really compete with private carrier SpaceX? CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Early this month, a private company called SpaceX launched an unmanned version of its Dragon capsule into orbit, took it for a few spins around Earth, and then brought it home with a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean. The total cost | 12/31/2010
  • QE2 can't fix broken economy By ANTHONY ORLANDO The economy is still broken. Still? Yes, still. In mid-2008, I wrote a sobering conclusion in these pages: "Over the last decade, the economy stopped working the way it was supposed to." "Recessions happen," I argued, "but wage stagnation should not. Des | 12/9/2010
  • Astronauts may face cuts WASHINGTON - With NASA's budget under pressure and the space shuttle set to retire, even the agency's most sacred cow - the 64-member astronaut corps - isn't safe from the possibility of cuts. At the behest of the White House, the nation's top science ad | 12/8/2010
  • Let it flow OW's guide to planning your holiday festivities | 11/18/2010
  • NASA: We're the rocket scientists ORLANDO, Fla. - NASA engineers - not Congress - must determine the design of America's next big spaceship to take humans beyond the moon, according to the agency's top technology official. Robert Braun, Ph.D., NASA's chief technologist, said that even th | 10/6/2010
  • ROBOTS ON THE MARCH ORLANDO, Fla. - The work force at Lake Nona's Sanford-Burnham Institute includes 90 scientific staffers, 60 administrators and support personnel - and a team of three robots. The trio is part of a $15 million investment from the National Institutes of He | 7/30/2010
  • Ultra-rich a target for parks ORLANDO, Fla. - The economy could be teetering on the edge of a double-dip recession, and theme parks are still tossing discounts at reluctant travelers. But there are encouraging signs from at least one small segment of consumers: The super-rich. New da | 7/24/2010
  • Senate has own plan for NASA CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - The Senate subcommittee charged with NASA oversight will present a $19 billion bill this week that kills President Barack Obama's proposed shakeup of the agency's human-spaceflight program, in the process cutting billions from comm | 7/13/2010
  • Target beefs up groceries ORLANDO, Fla. - Groceries are in, gardening out at Target. The Minneapolis-based discounter known for trendy clothes and stylish home decor now is now expanding its stores' supermarket aisles. Target is adding meat, fresh fruits and vegetables, and packa | 7/3/2010
  • Target beefs up groceries ORLANDO, Fla. - Groceries are in, gardening out at Target. The Minneapolis-based discounter known for trendy clothes and stylish home decor now is now expanding its stores' supermarket aisles. Target is adding meat, fresh fruits and vegetables, and packa | 7/3/2010
  • Last shuttle flight delayed into 2 011 Obama calls for international cooperation in space CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA's space shuttle program will keep going until next year. The space agency made it official Thursday after weeks of hints of launch delays: More time is needed to get the cargo ready for the final two shuttle flights. What's mo | 7/2/2010
  • UNDER THE ROBOTIC KNIFE ORLANDO, Fla. - When Mea Figueroa of St. Cloud was told that a robot would be performing a delicate operation to remove uterine fibroids that were causing her pain and abnormal bleeding, she hesitated slightly. The machine looked like something straight | 6/24/2010
  • New technique in varicose vein treatment ORLANDO, Fla. - In the time it would have taken Jeff Sorensen to go out to lunch, the discomfort and swelling caused by his varicose veins was safely and painlessly treated at a Maitland, Fla., outpatient clinic. The 34-year-old pharmaceutical salesman w | 6/17/2010
  • SHAKING THE SALT HABIT ORLANDO, Fla. - Kevin Thomas has high blood pressure, so he shuns the salt shaker and thinks more Americans should do the same. But with sodium lurking in so many foods, it's not always easy to avoid. "It's so insidious," said Mr. Thomas, 60, of Orlando, | 5/19/2010
  • Obama's plan for NASA hits big turbulence WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's grand plans for NASA appear in big trouble. Three weeks after Mr. Obama told an audience at Kennedy Space Center that he wants to land astronauts on an asteroid by 2025, Congress remains unconvinced, largely because | 5/7/2010
  • MRIs, pacemakers don't mix ORLANDO, Fla. - Cristina McShane is 25 and an exceptionally fit long-distance runner. But a year ago, a rare heart condition left her hospitalized and needing a pacemaker. Ms. McShane, an Orlando physician's assistant at a cardiology practice, knew that | 2/26/2010
  • Endeavour off to bright start CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Space shuttle Endeavour brought an early dawn to Kennedy Space Center on Monday, punching its way through cloudy skies to close the curtain on nighttime shuttle launches and kick off the final year of liftoffs for the aging orbiter | 2/9/2010
  • NASA's new focus WASHINGTON - NASA heads into 2010 with the bittersweet assignment of retiring the space shuttle after nearly three decades. But that's not all the agency has planned: There are also launches of three new satellites aimed at better understanding the Earth | 12/28/2009
  • Some see doomsday, not economic recovery he old woman walked into a Leesburg, Fla., gun shop about two months ago and explained her situation. She was 80-something and wore the scars of the Great Depression. It had crippled her family, she told store owner Gordon Schorer, wiping out their savin | 8/9/2009
  • Stocks: Time to get back in? Remember the classic movie "Jaws," when people wondered whether it would ever be safe to get back in the water? Investors burned by last year's stock market crash know how they felt. But now a historic Wall Street rally has propelled the market up more t | 8/2/2009
  • NASA plan up for review WASHINGTON In a major turnaround, the Obama administration intends this week to order a review of the spacecraft program that NASA had hoped would one day replace the space shuttle, the Orlando Sentinel has learned. According to several administration o | 5/7/2009