News archive from 25 August 2015

UCF disabled students move into dorms, experience college

Amanda Carbonneau's new student ID lanyard hung from her neck, a proud symbol of her freshman status. Two hours before her first class Monday, she mentioned the hip-hop class at the gym she wants to try. She had already discovered how good school food...

 
China troubles trigger soul-searching for Apple investors

China troubles trigger soul-searching for Apple investors

While panic stock selling Monday zapped markets around the world, the drama and intrigue of the day could be illustrated in one company's shares -- Apple. Down as much as 10% in the first half hour of Wall Street trading, as the Dow Jones average fell...

 
National Zoo: Panda cubs doing well after challenging night

National Zoo: Panda cubs doing well after challenging night

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The two newborn panda cubs are doing well after a challenging night, the Smithsonian National Zoo said in a statement Monday morning. According to zoo officials, they tried to swap the cubs around 11 p.m. Mei Xiang, the giant...

 
School officials check trash to see what really kids eat

School officials check trash to see what really kids eat

Gwinnett County officials are getting an idea of what kids choose to eat by studying the food they throw away. LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — To determine what kids really eat at school, cafeteria workers here have come up with a modified version of dumpster...

 
Colonial, Celebration football players suspended by FHSAA

Colonial, Celebration football players suspended by FHSAA

The Florida High School Athletic Association handed down six-week suspensions for a top football player from both Colonial and Celebration on Monday in the aftermath of a Friday night Kickoff Classic altercation. Both names were redacted from the...

 
GNAC volleyball coaches pick UAA to win league

GNAC volleyball coaches pick UAA to win league

The UAA volleyball team, coming off consecutive 21-win seasons and owner of five NCAA tournament berths in the last six seasons, has been picked by Great Northwest Athletic Conference coaches to win the league. The Seawolves earned five of 11...

 
Showdown looms for new No. 1 West, new No. 2 Dimond

Showdown looms for new No. 1 West, new No. 2 Dimond

Not surprisingly, given the top three large-school football teams in the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network tumbled over the weekend, the latest rankings represent significant shuffling. West (2-0, 1-0 Cook Inlet Conference), fresh off a 48-6...

 
Sports league keeping an eye on Periscope, Meerkat

Sports league keeping an eye on Periscope, Meerkat

As Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao met in a Las Vegas ring in May, another fight was being contested around the world. Instead of paying Showtime and HBO $89.95 to $99.95 to watch Mayweather beat Pacquiao or hundreds or thousands of dollars to...

 
Cancer patient surprised by Adam Sandler dies

Cancer patient surprised by Adam Sandler dies

MELBOURNE, Fla. — Gaige Robbins, the 19-year-old Melbourne man who, during his fight against non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, earned a legion of fans and a surprise visit with Adam Sandler, died Monday in Texas. A notice was posted after 3 p.m. Monday on the...

 
Timeline: Hurricane Katrina and the aftermath

Timeline: Hurricane Katrina and the aftermath

Hurricane Katrina changed the Gulf Coast landscape and face of its culture when it hit in 2005. Key events show the progression and setbacks of the damage, rescue and rebuilding. Aug. 25, 2005 Hurricane Katrina hits the Florida coast as a Category 1...

 
FSU RB Dalvin Cook found not guilty of misdemeanor battery

FSU RB Dalvin Cook found not guilty of misdemeanor battery

FSU running back Dalvin Cook was found not guilty of misdemeanor battery. Email Brendan at bsonnone@orlandosentinel.com. Follow Brendan's FSU coverage on Twitter at @OSFSU Copyright © 2015, Orlando Sentinel

 
FSU RB Dalvin Cook found not guilty of misdemeanor battery

FSU RB Dalvin Cook found not guilty of misdemeanor battery

FSU running back Dalvin Cook was found not guilty of misdemeanor battery. Email Brendan at bsonnone@orlandosentinel.com. Follow Brendan's FSU coverage on Twitter at @OSFSU Copyright © 2015, Orlando Sentinel

 
Jury hearing battery case for FSU's Dalvin Cook is in deliberation

Jury hearing battery case for FSU's Dalvin Cook is in deliberation

The jury hearing FSU suspended running back Dalvin Cook's misdemeanor battery case is in deliberation. He wore a black suit with a white dress shirt and had his hair - normally worn in dreadlocks - braided into four neat strips. He was attentive, his...

 
New way to sell cars without classifieds

New way to sell cars without classifieds

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. - There’s a new way to sell cars, and it doesn’t involve classified ads or letting a stranger bring your car to a mechanic. “We’re replacing the used car salesman with your mobile device,” says Allon Bloch, the CEO of Vroom....

 
Social media must-dos for entrepreneurs

Social media must-dos for entrepreneurs

Q: More and more, I see big companies using social media to deal with customers, customer service, customer announcements, and customer complaints. That makes me wonder if we should start doing that too in my business. Thoughts? -- Mary A: The short...

 

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