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Controversy over school prayer in Seminole

Controversy over in-school prayer

An Oviedo family claims their 5-year-old daughter was told not to pray during her kindergarten lunch period at Carillon Elementary School last month.

Managing chronic pain and avoiding addiction

50 percent of veterans in the VA system suffer from chronic pain

The greatest effort has gone into determining when these opioids are appropriately prescribed when there are multiple medical conditions.

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Knights stay undefeated in AAC, face USF next

Face USF this week

Six games deep into American Athletic Conference play, the Knights haven’t lost a baseball game as they approach their grudge match of the season against USF.

Life is still good without an appendix

Millions of people worldwide live without an appendix

Life without an appendix goes on as normally as life with one.

IRS offers ‘fresh start’ to taxpayers

Find out if you might qualify

The Internal Revenue Service is continuing its expansion of the “Fresh Start” initiative by offering more flexible terms to its Offer in Compromise.

High-tech gadgets track our health

Do health trackers go to far?

These devices can fit into your cellphone and allow your doctor to keep track of your health, even if you’re not in his office.

Senior Calendar

Maitland Senior Center programs

The Maitland Senior Center presents a program for elders on the second Friday of the month that is staffed by counselors from S.H.I.N.E.

Louis Roney: Women and such

Men like to play with fire and are big risk-takers; women are fire extinguishers and lead men home safely from their adventurous tomfoolery.

We men lean individually and collectively upon women from the time we get up in the morning until we go to bed at night.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

The first Fairwinds Broadway Season at the new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts was unveiled in glittering Broadway fashion on March 18.

It’s an incredible season, and it’s your first chance to ‘subscribe’ for seats in the new Performing Arts Center.

Chris Jepson: You make America better

There is an undeniable inner joy and satisfaction that comes from doing good (for the benefit of humankind). Is that not then doing well while doing good?

It would seem, acts of charity and generosity definitely offer a return above and beyond the immediate feelings of happiness and control.

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Ice cream social to raise money for Ronald McDonald House

Ice cream for a cause

There are two Ronald McDonald Houses in the Central Florida area where families whose children are being treated in nearby hospitals can stay for free.

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Simulator offers insight into living with dementia

Training through simulation

The goal of the Virtual Dementia Tour is to reach all communities, from caregivers to grocery store workers, to give them an elevated social consciousness and awareness for dealing with those with dementia.

Bob Franken: Missing pay and the overtime scam

If it wasn’t before, it’s certainly clear now why the nation’s super-rich oligarchs work relentlessly to sabotage the Obama presidency.

These obese cats will use whatever it takes to neutralize anything that threatens their privilege, and they’ll work overtime to get their way.

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UCF baseball wins big over the Bearcats

UCF sweeps three-game series

The Knights spring-boarded off a surprise trouncing of Miami last week to pounce on Cincinnati in their first district series, sweeping the Bearcats in three games last weekend.

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Orlandoan in ‘The Voice’

Sisaundra Lewis is into the second round of the TV singing competition “The Voice” after her performance of Aretha Franklin’s “Ain’t No Way” wowed all four coaches on the show.

Family Calendar

Oviedo Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast

The Oviedo Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast is from 8 a.m. to noon March 30. It’s only $5, and kids younger than 3 eat free!

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State of Seminole County Luncheon

The State of Seminole County Luncheon will feature all five County Commissioners as they give us an update on what’s happening and what’s next for Seminole County.

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Central Florida Zoo welcomes new giraffes

Zoo welcomes giraffes

Two male giraffes – 19-year-old Emba and 2-year-old Rafiki – are drawing hundreds of visitors as they both get acclimated to their new home at the Central Florida Zoo.

Stetson's Corner: Signals of spring

Spring officially arrived last week, and did not disappoint with dazzling displays from our wildlife, flora and fauna.

A prom corsage, fresh-cut grass and orange blossoms bring all kinds of sweet memories to even the most grizzled grandpa.

Oviedo City Talk

April means spring and that brings the Easter Bunny (usually) and the city’s annual Marshmallow Drop for the kiddies.

April means spring and that brings the Easter Bunny (usually) and the city’s annual Marshmallow Drop for the kiddies.

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