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March 18, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
A student at the University of Central Florida may have aborted his plan to massacre fellow students at his dorm and decided instead to kill himself, officials said Monday. Authorities identified the dead man as James Oliver Seevakumara, 30, of Lake Mary, Fla., who was found shot in the head in his bedroom of a four-bedroom suite in the Tower 1 residence hall. He had a .45-caliber handgun, a .22-caliber tactical rifle and a backpack containing four improvised explosive devices, officials said.
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March 18, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
A student at the University of Central Florida may have aborted his plan to massacre fellow students at his dorm and decided instead to kill himself, officials said Monday. Authorities identified the dead man as James Oliver Seevakumara, 30, of Lake Mary, Fla., who was found shot in the head in his bedroom of a four-bedroom suite in the Tower 1 residence hall. He had a .45-caliber handgun, a .22-caliber tactical rifle and a backpack containing four improvised explosive devices, officials said.
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August 18, 2012 | By Paul West
THE VILLAGES, Fla. -- Republican vice presidential candidate Paul D. Ryan's initial campaign visit to Florida, site of this month's Republican nominating convention, was to The Villages, a hotbed of Republican retirees. Residents were encouraged to arrive in their golf carts for the outdoor rally Saturday. Hundreds of supporters jammed one of the development's “town squares,” where free entertainment and boozy dances each night have helped this community of 60,000 seniors earn a somewhat double-edged reputation as Disney World for the Cialis set. Open-air bars at the event began pouring before 8 a.m. Happy-hour pricing was in effect: $2.75 for a 14-ounce margarita.
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August 18, 2012 | By Paul West
THE VILLAGES, Fla. -- Republican vice presidential candidate Paul D. Ryan's initial campaign visit to Florida, site of this month's Republican nominating convention, was to The Villages, a hotbed of Republican retirees. Residents were encouraged to arrive in their golf carts for the outdoor rally Saturday. Hundreds of supporters jammed one of the development's “town squares,” where free entertainment and boozy dances each night have helped this community of 60,000 seniors earn a somewhat double-edged reputation as Disney World for the Cialis set. Open-air bars at the event began pouring before 8 a.m. Happy-hour pricing was in effect: $2.75 for a 14-ounce margarita.
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December 10, 2003 | Sam Farmer, Times Staff Writer
George O'Leary, defensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings, embarked Tuesday on the first full day of his new life. His double life. O'Leary, who was hired Monday to coach Central Florida, giving him another chance at college football two years after Notre Dame forced him to resign for lying on his resume, will maintain his duties with the Vikings until the end of their season, which could include a playoff run. He has acknowledged pulling double duty will be a round-the-clock challenge.
BOOKS
July 7, 1991 | Kenneth Turan
The 50-year heyday of cowboy and Western songs began in 1905, well after most of the range had been fenced in by sodbusters. Often written by folks who didn't know one end of the horse from the other ("Hills of Old Wyoming," for instance, was composed in Palm Springs by two gentlemen who'd never visited the state in question), these songs have their charms nevertheless. This handsome volume features original sheet music and arresting anecdotes on 60 songs, from well-known items such as "Back in the Saddle Again" to prickly obscurities like "When the Cactus Is in Bloom."
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November 8, 2009 | Mike Penner
Evidently, there is a different set of Jordan Rules for the next generation. When Michael Jordan's son, Marcus, persisted in wearing a pair of white Nike Air Jordan shoes during the University of Central Florida's recent exhibition game against St. Leo, Adidas announced it was ending its sponsorship of Central Florida sports, proving this Jordan was not bigger than the game -- or a contractual obligation with a sporting goods manufacturer....
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February 17, 1989 | JEANNINE STEIN, Times Staff Writer
Their day begins at 6 a.m. and ends with lights-out at 9 p.m. They cannot drive cars or watch television in their rooms. Instead, they spend hours pacing the white beaches here, their world limited by the edge of the aquamarine water and the yellow lines on the paved parking lot outside their hotel. They are captives in paradise, this group of obese men and women who dwell in this small resort town.
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July 16, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The University of Florida team Sunday was declared the winner of the 10th annual Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Student Competition, sponsored by the Navy and the unmanned vehicle industry. It was the third straight victory for the team; first place prize is $8,000. Second place ($4,000) went to the University of Rhode Island; third ($3,000) to Ecole de Technologie Superieure of Canada; fourth ($2,000) to Cornell; and fifth ($1,000) to the University of Central Florida.
SPORTS
November 8, 2009 | Mike Penner
Evidently, there is a different set of Jordan Rules for the next generation. When Michael Jordan's son, Marcus, persisted in wearing a pair of white Nike Air Jordan shoes during the University of Central Florida's recent exhibition game against St. Leo, Adidas announced it was ending its sponsorship of Central Florida sports, proving this Jordan was not bigger than the game -- or a contractual obligation with a sporting goods manufacturer....
SPORTS
December 10, 2003 | Sam Farmer, Times Staff Writer
George O'Leary, defensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings, embarked Tuesday on the first full day of his new life. His double life. O'Leary, who was hired Monday to coach Central Florida, giving him another chance at college football two years after Notre Dame forced him to resign for lying on his resume, will maintain his duties with the Vikings until the end of their season, which could include a playoff run. He has acknowledged pulling double duty will be a round-the-clock challenge.
BOOKS
July 7, 1991 | Kenneth Turan
The 50-year heyday of cowboy and Western songs began in 1905, well after most of the range had been fenced in by sodbusters. Often written by folks who didn't know one end of the horse from the other ("Hills of Old Wyoming," for instance, was composed in Palm Springs by two gentlemen who'd never visited the state in question), these songs have their charms nevertheless. This handsome volume features original sheet music and arresting anecdotes on 60 songs, from well-known items such as "Back in the Saddle Again" to prickly obscurities like "When the Cactus Is in Bloom."
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June 17, 2005 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Christine Shearer Wilson, 86, a scholar influential in the development of nutritional anthropology, died May 31 of a stroke in Annapolis, Md. In the 1970s, Wilson joined a group of scholars in efforts to connect two dissimilar fields: the science of nutrition and the social science of anthropology. "She shaped the discipline with her own research publications and presentations," said Leslie Sue Lieberman, director of the Women's Research Center at the University of Central Florida.
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February 11, 1998
Dominic Richard Palmieri Jr., a cinematographer who worked for 13 years on television's landmark series "MASH," has died. He was 58. Palmieri died of cancer Feb. 2 at his home in central Florida. Born in Schenectady, N.Y., Palmieri attended film school at the Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara. His first studio job was loading film. He worked his way up to camera operator and eventually became director of photography for the "MASH" series starring Alan Alda.
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