Education

FCAT writing scores to be released today

May 4, 2011

The easiest of the of Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests will be released Florida Dept. of Education at 10 a.m. today. The writing exams are are given to students in the fourth, eighth and 10th grades. The…

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Birthers become deathers

May 3, 2011

Got this email this morning: I don’t know about you. But I’m asking “Where’s the beef?” How come they allegedly disposed of Osama’s body at sea? And why did Obama delay the announcement for just long…

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Fairhope to get Pulitzer hotel and library

May 3, 2011

Press Release: Mac Pulitzer, great-grandson of Pulitzer Prize founder Joseph Pulitzer and son of New York Times best-selling author Roxanne Pulitzer, is moving to the coastal town of Fairhope, Ala., to open the nation’s first Pulitzer…

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Firehouse Subs helps tornado victims

May 3, 2011

Press Release: To benefit first responders and tornado survivors in the Southeast, Firehouse Subs has announced the “Round Up” program in most of the 427 locations. The program allows guests to round up their bill to…

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PPD looking for suspect (drawing)

May 3, 2011

Press Release: A composite drawing of a suspected involved in a recent carjacking and robbery of a fast food employee has been released. The incident occurred April 23 around 2 p.m. when a 55-year-old male employee…

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Bin Laden dead

May 2, 2011

Osama bin Laden, mastermind of the 9/11 terrorist attack on U.S., was killed by an American forces yesterday. New York Times: Bin Laden Is Dead Washington Post: Osama bin Laden is killed The Daily Beast: “Justice…

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Just like Congress?

May 1, 2011

Washington Post Fact Checker writes Republican lawmakers like House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) stretched the truth in saying their plan will give Americans the same health care that members of Congress have. Read more.…

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State Newspaper Roundup: May 1

May 1, 2011

Sun Sentinel gives rundown on what our state legislature will do this week. Public schools will get 7.9 percent budget cut. Bright Futures will be cut by 20 percent. Orlando Sentinel reports on segregation in charter…

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Problems with Assisted Living Facilities

May 1, 2011

Neglected to Death: Miami Herald looks at assisted living facilities and found that safeguards once hailed as the nation’s best have been ignored in a spate of tragedies never before revealed to the public. The Miami…

Billings case

Stallworth trial has hung jury…again

May 1, 2011

The State Attorney’s Office can’t convict Donnie Stallworth of the home invasion and the murders of Byrd and Melanie Billings. For the second time, the jury has failed to reach a verdict. The testimonies of two…