Tag Archives: Orange County

In The News: Parade Loses Beer Sponsor, Girl Strangled by Snake was “Safe”, Drowning Baby Girl Saved, Gunmen Rob Publix

By on March 17th, 2014 | Last updated: March 17, 2014 at 10:31 am

Guinness boycotts St. Patrick’s Day parade over gay exclusion – Guinness has dropped its sponsorship of the New York City St. Patrick’s Day parade, as fallout continues from the parade’s decision to ban gay and lesbian groups from identifying themselves [...]

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In the News: No Deal on Orange County Teachers’ Raises, County Bans Human Signs, Local Charities Receive Less From Shelter Grant, US Deciding How To Strike Syria

By on August 28th, 2013 | Last updated: August 28, 2013 at 10:32 am

No raises for Orange’s 12,000 teachers amid union-district stalemate – A deal isn’t close on promised raises for teachers in nation’s 10th largest district after months of discussions between union president and school district negotiator. Tensions are high after several [...]

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In the News: tutoring profits, eyeball wars, Alachua Co. texting rules, phone/cable tax overhaul, pope resigns

By on February 11th, 2013 | Last updated: February 18, 2013 at 9:29 am

With millions at stake, tutoring lobby goes into action – Every year for nearly a decade, private tutoring companies have made millions in Florida because the federal government required school districts to hire them. That was in danger of changing [...]

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Four cases of fungal meningitis confirmed in Marion County

By on October 9th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Four fungal meningitis cases have been confirmed in Florida, according to Gov. Rick Scott. The national outbreak of this disease, which usually results from a spread of a fungus to the spinal cord, has killed eight people.

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In the News: UF attempted rape, Voter registration fraud, Hong Kong ferry collision, Sugarcane season, Florida’s Amendment 3

By on October 2nd, 2012 | Last updated: October 2, 2012 at 11:07 am

Attempted rape on UF campus | Gainesville.com – A man attempted to rape a University of Florida student on Monday night near Weimer Hall. An alert was sent to students and staff. As of last night, the man had not [...]

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