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School Board candidate profiles

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 11:40 am

The eight candidates in the three School Board races that will be decided on Aug. 26 (or go to a possible runoff Nov. 4) filled out campaign profiles that appeared in the Aug. 14, 16 and 21 News-Gazette print versions.

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Local boxer Melody Montes works with her trainer, Pedro Ramos, at PR Boxing Academy near Kissimmee.

Local boxer eyes 2016 Olympics

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 11:48 am

By Ken Jackson Staff Writer School, gym, homework, sleep. And find time in there to work in three meals. It sounds like the routine for a typical high school athlete.

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  • New year brings new curriculum, technology to Osceola School District

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 11:45 am

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Lisa Baker holds her daughter Maya’s hand as they walk to St. Cloud Elementary School on the first day of school on Monday.

    By Tiffanie Reynolds Staff Writer The 2014-15 school year is shaping up to be one of change in Osceola County, as students not only have a new curriculum and state testing, but they also are becoming more technology-friendly.

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  • School Board candidate profiles

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 11:40 am

    The eight candidates in the three School Board races that will be decided on Aug. 26 (or go to a possible runoff Nov. 4) filled out campaign profiles that appeared in the Aug. 14, 16 and 21 News-Gazette print versions.

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Sports

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City of Life quarterback Patrick Knight looks for his receivers during practice last week. The Warriors will open their regular season today at Vero Beach Masters Academy while the county’s public schools will wait until Friday to play their Kickoff Classics.

Kickoff Classics Friday

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 1:12 pm

By Rick Pedone Sports Editor While most Osceola County football teams are preparing for preseason Kickoff Classics Friday, City of Life Academy is getting right to business. The Warriors are traveling to Vero Beach Master’s Academy for their regular season opener Thursday at 4:30 p.m. The county’s seven public school teams take the field Friday night, and all are at home. Celebration will host Warner Christian and Poinciana welcomes Braden

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  • Football season is a toasty time

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Rick Pedone Sports Editor With the temperature touching the upper 90s this week it’s hard to get into a football frame of mind. The high schools play their Kickoff Classics Friday and the college season begins next week. Sorry, it feels more like fire-walking season. Not that there is anything unusual about the first half of the football season being a bit toasty here in Middle Florida. It’s only been

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  • Liberty ahead of the curve

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    News-Gazette Photo/Mark Clery Liberty’s Kyle Sharman gets a pat on the helmet from asstant coach Corey Edwards during practice.

    By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Kyle Sharman has the best award any high school athlete can receive – a state championship medal. He earned it running for the Liberty High 4×100 relay team in May, when the Chargers won the Class 3A state championship in Jacksonville. It’s football season now, and Sharman would like to see his Liberty teammates enjoy that same feeling of success. “I show it around. The

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Lifestyles

Boardwalk Empire season four arrives on Blu-ray/DVD

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 4:06 pm

By Peter Covino A&E Editor Before moving on to this week’s  movie/DVD column, I have to say a few words about the tragic  passing of Robin Williams. Williams, who I guess was always a troubled figure, will now, unfortunately, be added to Hollywood’s growing list of tragic stars  like Elvis,  Marilyn,  James  Dean  and  Judy  Garland. Whether his flame will burn as bright as those  now long-gone legends remains to

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  • Blockbuster Divergent arrives on DVD.

    Posted on August 8, 2014 at 4:20 pm

            By Peter Covino A&E Editor Divergent is back. If you missed this spring blockbuster that amassed more than $250 million in its theatrical release worldwide, you can now take all the action and adventure home with you on DVD and Blu-ray. Divergent (Lionsgate/Summit) is similar in feel to The Hunger Games, another teen novel trilogy, that of course, also hit in big at the theater box

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  • Seamore, never more. Clyde and Seamore at SeaWorld last show is this weekend

    Posted on August 8, 2014 at 4:00 pm

            SeaWorld guests, dressed in their spirited red pirate bandanas, turned out Friday to witness one of the final shows of Clyde and Seamore Take Pirate Island. After 15 years of hilarious hijinks and pinniped pranks, SeaWorld Orlando’s “Clyde and Seamore Take Pirate Island” show sails into the sunset, with its last show on Sunday.   You can find out that latest on Seamore’s newest adventures by staying 

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Entertainment

Come and fly with Peter Pan

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 4:32 pm

By Peter Covino A&E Editor You are never to old for Peter Pan, and adults and youngsters can get to see the latest version of this classic tale as the Osceola Center for the Arts presents Peter Pan, weekends through Aug. 31. Based on J.M. Barrie’s classic tale, Peter Pan, the show, will be presented just as you remember it when you were a kid. Peter and the sometimes-not-so-nice Tinkerbell,

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  • He did seize the day — goodbye, Robin

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 10:58 am

              By Peter Covino A&E Editor/Film Critic Before moving on to this week’s  movie/DVD column, I have to say a few words about the tragic  passing of Robin Williams. Williams, who I guess was always a troubled figure, will now, unfortunately, be added to Hollywood’s growing list of tragic stars  like Elvis,  Marilyn,  James  Dean  and  Judy  Garland. Whether his flame will burn as bright as

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  • Hip Hop legends are in town Saturday night

    Posted on August 8, 2014 at 4:31 pm

              By Peter Covino A&E Editor The big night for hip hop fans has finally arrived. Osceola Heritage Park and the Silver Spurs Arena presents the Hip Hop Legends Summer Jam 2014 featuring DMX, Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, Rakim, Biz Markie, Black Sheep and Special Ed. Tickets for tonight’s show (Saturday)  are available through Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000, Ticketmaster.com and the Silver Spurs Arena Box Office.

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