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SCPD to ‘shine light’ on domestic violence awareness

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 10:42 am

By Ken Jackson Staff Writer Editor’s note: This is the first of a four-part series on domestic violence, a hot-button topic  after National Football League players Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, Jonathan Dwyer, Greg Hardy, Ray McDonald are alleged to have participated in abusive behavior. This series will focus on how community leaders are trying to shine a spotlight on domestic abuse, where victims can go for help and what survivors

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Education Foundation – Osceola County ranks eighth in nation

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 4:40 pm

By Jennifer DiDomenico For the News-Gazette The Education Foundation for Osceola County ranked No. 8 in a national study of K-12 education foundations by Dewey & Associates released Sept. 24. It is one of six Florida foundations in the top 25.

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It’s Dogs vs. Horns

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 1:38 pm

By Rick Pedone Sports Editor The Soldier City Classic shifts to Harmony for the 10th edition Friday at 7:30 p.m. St. Cloud will try to snap a two-year losing streak against the rival Longhorns, who are struggling at 0-5. The winner earns the Brass Bugle trophy, and it also gains a 7A-6 district win. The Bulldogs are 2-0 and Harmony is 0-2. Harmony won, 12-7, last year and leads the

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  • Storm is 3-2 for first time

    Posted on October 1, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    By Rick Pedone Sports Editor For the first time, Celebration stands 3-2 at the midpoint of the football season. The Storm, which ground out 235 yards rushing behind Willie Boyd (21-101, 2 TDs) and Hezekiah Anderson (13-91) beat Cypress Creek, 21-10, Friday. Never before in their 11-year history have the Storm won three games by week 5. The last time they won at least three games in a season, 2010

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  • OHS ready for 4-0 Hounds

    Posted on October 1, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    By Rick Pedone Staff Writer Few teams in Central Florida can match Osceola High’s offensive backfield depth, but one of those will make an appearance at Kowboys field Friday at 7:30 p.m. Class 5A Auburndale, 4-0, brings three running backs who average 10 yards per carry or more. “They have a couple of running backs who can really go. If they get loose, I don’t know if we have anybody

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Jon Favreau has recipe for success with Chef

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 4:47 pm

  By Peter Covino A&E Editor Planning a weekend dinner? Invite Chef to the party. This tasty little confection, served up by director Jon Favreau  (who also stars and wrote the script) goes well with any dinner party. Favreau stars as the chef of a Los Angeles restaurant who gets sick of the food business after having a creative brawl with the owner of the restaurant (Dustin Hoffman). Hoffman is

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  • Keeping the heat on in season two, Chicago Fire on DVD, and Chicago PD DVD premiere

    Posted on September 19, 2014 at 10:11 am

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor Way back in the 1970s, Universal, with some help from Jack Webb’s productions, got rather innovative and created Emergency!, the first TV series that dealt with the relatively new world of the paramedic. When the show premiered in 1972, there were only about a dozen paramedic rescue units in the United States. By the early 1980s, nearly half of all Americans were within ten minutes

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  • Hanging around with the bats, bat exhibition at the science center

    Posted on September 18, 2014 at 3:35 pm

          Just in time for the fall and Halloween, the Orlando Science Center has gone batty. The center’s “Bats: Myths and Mysteries” opens today at noon. The bat exhibit features live animals, educational simulations, interactive displays and more. This hands-on, educational exhibit will introduce visitors to the amazing world of the flying mammal people are both frightened and fascinated by. After visiting, guests will have a new appreciation

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International Travel Company purchases Old Town

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 2:33 pm

Old Town, the iconic shopping and entertainment complex in Kissimmee that has drawn millions of visitors to its brick streets to enjoy the turn of the century atmosphere and experience weekly classic car shows, was recently purchased by The Travel Corporation (TTC –

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  • Horror-ble time: Rating the haunted mazes at Halloween Horror Nights

    Posted on September 25, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor Halloween Horror Nights is always unforgettable. It isn’t so much about all those haunted houses, though once again the scream team at Universal Orlando has done a fine job. It’s got more to do with the aftermath of walking what seems like five miles at a fairly steady clip on opening night, to make sure we see each and every house. Three days later, there

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  • Gone to pot (and proud of it) stoner veterans, Cheech & Chong, War hit the high notes in concert

    Posted on September 25, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor Sometimes it looked more like a rally for medical marijuana, then a rock concert, but I guess that is never a surprise when Cheech & Chong come to town. The famous comedy duo, along with War, a band they have identified with since the days of their stoner movies Up in Smoke and Nice Dreams, dropped in at the Silver Spurs Arena last Saturday. Many

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