News archive from 20 June 2015

A few bad officers

While I do not condone the action of the police officer who is seen in a video kicking Noel Carter, I find it strange that bystanders are able to capture such incidents on their phones. Yet there seldom seems to be bystanders with a video device handy...

 

Shooting challenges U.S. to face racism, violence

It was the kind of unspeakable tragedy that makes you wonder if we've progressed at all since the turbulent 1960s. The racial hatred and violence that roiled the nation back in 1963, when four young girls died in the bombing of a church in Birmingham,...

 

Amendment 1 funds

Florida lawmakers should be commended for their wise and forward-looking priorities reflected in their environmental appropriations agreed to last weekend. They recognized the Everglades for what it is: a state treasure worthy of additional funds...

 
UF defeats Virginia, forcing rematch for spot in CWS title series

UF defeats Virginia, forcing rematch for spot in CWS title series

OMAHA, Neb. - Four days removed from a 1-0 loss to Virginia, the Florid Gators erupted in a 10-5 win Friday in a rematch at the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park. The teams will play a third time Saturday at a time to be determined. The...

 
Wekiva defensive lineman Tashawn Manning commits to Auburn

Wekiva defensive lineman Tashawn Manning commits to Auburn

Wekiva defensive lineman Tashawn Manning became the third member of the Sentinel's 2016 Central Florida Super60 to commit to Auburn after pledging to head coach Gus Malzahn this afternoon. Manning was at an Auburn minicamp today and after working out...

 
Stop deporting Haitians: Their Take

Stop deporting Haitians: Their Take

Haitians in peril Then a 2010 constitutional amendment was passed, limiting Dominican citizenship to children of legal immigrants, or those who had at least one parent of Dominican ancestry. In an appallingly unjust decision, the Dominican...

 
FSU-Alabama to meet in 2017, according to report

FSU-Alabama to meet in 2017, according to report

FSU will open the 2017 season against Alabama, according to a report from the Palm Beach Post. An interesting subplot of this contest - other than the fact that the two programs have won a combined three national titles in the past fours years - is...

 
Charles Barkley's mother dies at home in Alabama

Charles Barkley's mother dies at home in Alabama

LEEDS, Ala. (AP) — The mother of NBA great Charles Barkley, Charcey Glenn, has died at her home in Alabama. The Jefferson County Medical Examiner's Office says Glenn died Friday in her hometown of Leeds, east of Birmingham. She was 73. Deputy medical...

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Cops: 21-year-old arrested in Ivey Lane slaying of teen

Cops: 21-year-old arrested in Ivey Lane slaying of teen

A 21-year-old man was charged with first-degree murder in last week's shooting death of a 16-year-old boy at an Orlando apartment complex, police said. Carldarious was found shot in the head in front of a breezeway at the complex. He was taken to the...

 
Obama says we can't accept this level of gun violence

Obama says we can't accept this level of gun violence

SAN FRANCISCO — President Obama made clear in remarks to U.S. mayors on Friday that he's not fatalistic about the chances of bringing meaningful gun control laws to the United States, saying he refuses to accept the level of gun violence as "the...

 

Miners, Chinooks post Thursday ABL wins

The Mat-Su Miners and Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks doubled up their opponents on Thursday in Alaska Baseball League Action. The Miners improved to 4-2 with a 2-1 win over the Peninsula Oilers at Hermon Brothers Field. Alex Caruso was the hero for...

 
Haitians booted from Dominican Republic uncertain of future

Haitians booted from Dominican Republic uncertain of future

Saint-Soi Souverin sat on a bench resting and thinking about his plight after being uprooted from his longtime home on the other side of the border in the Dominican Republic, far from the Haitian shelter where he is staying. Dominican authorities...

 
Alex Rodriguez homers for 3,000th career hit

Alex Rodriguez homers for 3,000th career hit

Alex Rodriguez has homered for his 3,000th career hit, becoming the 29th major league player to reach the milestone. The New York Yankees star connected Friday night. He did it at Yankee Stadium in the first inning against Detroit ace Justin...

 
Condo reform does not help all owners

Condo reform does not help all owners

Gov. Rick Scott this week signed a law aimed at protecting the rights of condo owners when developers are trying to convert complexes into rental properties. The legislation is designed to restrict buyouts that enable companies that own the bulk of...

 
Condo reform does not help all owners

Condo reform does not help all owners

Gov. Rick Scott this week signed a law aimed at protecting the rights of condo owners when developers are trying to convert complexes into rental properties. The legislation is designed to restrict buyouts that enable companies that own the bulk of...

 
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