February 11, 2003 |
Florida began vaccinating public health workers against smallpox Monday, hoping to create a core group that is immune to the disease should it be used by bioterrorists. Up to 2,000 state public health employees who would respond to such emergencies will be vaccinated, state officials said. In about two weeks, the vaccine will also be offered to about 30,000 hospital workers. Smallpox vaccinations have begun in 18 states, although the number of volunteers has been fairly low.
April 30, 2006 |
In an energy plan being debated in the Florida Legislature, Gov. Jeb Bush proposes removing barriers to the construction of nuclear power plants, partly by allowing utilities to pass some costs on to customers years before a plant goes into operation. The thrust of the plan is to increase and diversify the state's sources of power, which Bush believes have become too dominated by natural gas.
December 13, 2001 |
Al Gore returned to Florida to speak at a Democratic fund-raiser Wednesday, the first anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that ended his quest for the White House. It was the former vice president's first visit to South Florida since last year's election debacle unfolded there. Gore was filling in for Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle of South Dakota and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, who stayed in Washington while the Senate remained in session.
June 29, 2005 |
A 16-year-old boy who lost a leg following the second shark attack in three days along the Florida Panhandle was in critical condition Tuesday and facing more surgery. Craig Adam Hutto was fishing in waist-deep water about 60 feet from shore Monday when the shark grabbed his right thigh, nearly severing the leg, said Capt. Bobby Plair of the Gulf County Sheriff's Office. Doctors amputated the boy's leg. Dr.
January 23, 2004 |
Walt Disney Co.'s real estate development division, Celebration Co., said it sold the Market Street shopping, office and residential center in Celebration, Fla., to closely held Lexin Capital. Terms of the sale weren't disclosed. The purchase encompasses 18 acres, including 16 retail stores, six restaurants, 94,000 square feet of office space, 105 apartments and three land parcels.
June 11, 2006 |
South Florida will probably be spared the worst of the season's first tropical depression as the storm passes through the Gulf of Mexico over the next few days. Still, the outer bands could produce up to 2 inches of rain and 45-mph gusts here between today and Tuesday morning, said meteorologist Roberto Garcia of the National Weather Service in Miami. The system, expected to strengthen into Tropical Storm Alberto, has dumped more than 30 inches of rain over some sections of western Cuba.
March 25, 2011
Southeast regional No. 2 Florida (29-7) vs. No. 8 Butler (26-9), New Orleans, 1:30 p.m. PDT, Channel 2 Florida can't be as sloppy offensively as it was against BYU if it wants to beat Butler. The Gators need to be patient against a smart Butler team on both ends of the court. Offensively, the Gators have more size up front and need to take advantage, not jack up 3-pointers. Butler runs a lot of screens, and Florida especially has to worry about Bulldogs guard Shelvin Mack from beyond the arc. Look for Butler's guards to have success applying defensive pressure against Florida's backcourt.
May 4, 2005 |
A judge ruled that a 13-year-old girl at the center of an abortion fight with the state could terminate her pregnancy, and Gov. Jeb Bush said Tuesday that the state would not appeal further. Juvenile Judge Ronald Alvarez ruled that the teen, who had been in state custody for four years, would not be physically or emotionally harmed by the procedure. Last week, Alvarez blocked the abortion until a psychological evaluation was completed.
August 28, 2004 |
A state rule barring the 15 Florida counties with touch-screen voting from conducting manual recounts is at odds with state law, which requires hand recounts in some close elections, a judge ruled Friday. A coalition including a labor union, government watchdogs and other interest groups sued the state, arguing that the law required provisions for hand recounts in every county, no matter what voting technology was used.
August 20, 2005 |
After 15 seasons in the major leagues, Mike Stanley finally made it to a world series. He can thank his son. Stanley and another former major leaguer, Dante Bichette, are coaches on the Maitland, Fla., team at the Little League World Series. Now, Stanley looks around and marvels at the sights: anxious kids punching gloves, groundskeepers tending pristine fields, green mountains towering beyond the outfield fence.