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Community spirit puts Osceola County on the map

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 1:27 pm

It is truly amazing how a show of community spirit can touch so many people. In the Feb. 14 edition of the News-Gazette, we published a story about Glenn Buratti, a boy from St. Cloud who turned 6 on Feb. 8. When none of his classmates showed up for the birthday party his family had planned, his mother, Ashlee, was nearly as broken-hearted as her son. According to the story,

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  • Letters to the Editor for February 28, 2015

    Posted on February 27, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    Stop wage theft To the Editor: Osceola County commissioners will review a proposal by Commissioner Mike Harford for a new wage theft ordinance. Wage theft is theft plain and simple.  If an employer robbed their employees by knifepoint, they would go to jail.  Yet under an employer-employee relationship, it becomes a civil matter with difficult remedies at best.  Ordinance opponents who label it “anti-business” are only protecting unscrupulous employers who

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  • Alive and bleeding

    Posted on February 27, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Robert Koehler Tribune Media Good and evil leap from the headlines: “Egyptian planes pound ISIS in Libya in revenge for mass beheadings of Christians.” It’s nonstop action for the American public. It’s the history of war compressed into a dozen words. It’s Fox News, but it could be just about any mainstream purveyor of current events. Once again, I feel a cry of despair tear loose from my soul and

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  • Facebook friend’s death sparks grief, curiosity

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    Mary Schmich Tribune Media I never met Angie Wallberg. I didn’t know how old she was. If she stood in front of me I wouldn’t have recognized her. Was she married? Did she have children? I’d have guessed that the answers were yes and yes, but I wasn’t sure. One thing I did know: Angie was a sports fan. I deduced that fact from her Facebook profile photo, which, depending

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  • Explore all options for Osceola stadium

    Posted on February 20, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    Many new promising and exciting developments are taking shape for Osceola County’s future such as the Florida Advanced Research Center at the Judge Farms property and proposed multi-million dollar attractions for West U.S. Highway 192 that may draw hundreds of thousands of visitors. But, last week, the Houston Astros rained on the party when they announced that they would move their spring training base from Kissimmee to West Palm Beach.

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  • The sociology of dead children

    Posted on February 20, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    Robert Koehler Tribune Media Experts have put urban violence under the microscope. You might call it the sociology of dead kids. There’s a lot less here than meets the eye, or so it seemed when I read about a new study by researchers at Yale called “Tragic, but not random: The social contagion of nonfatal gunshot injuries.” It’s an attempt to create categories of likely future shooting victims in Chicago

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  • Letters to the Editor for February 21, 2015

    Posted on February 20, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    Applauds Weisheyer To the Editor: An open letter to; Chairman (Tim) Weisheyer, I applaud your comments at the Feb. 17 Osceola County School Board meeting. You said, “Mr. (Jay) Wheeler, the fact that people don’t agree with you, does not mean that people somehow automatically are excepting mediocrity and you’re the only one that is for and are expecting excellence,” and, “I don’t really think there’s any value in making

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