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High-need school districts helped by federal program

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March 25, 2009

Florida is one of two states in the U.S. with high-need school districts, and Duval County is one of nine counties with these districts, according to the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence. But a program...

Track treks to FSU

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March 25, 2009

The UNF men’s and women’s track and field teams are taking flight in the 30th annual 2009 Florida State University Relays March 26-28 at Florida State University. The men’s and women’s teams took first and second rankings...

Editorial: Students should adopt healthy habits

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March 4, 2009

Obesity isn’t something just your parents have to worry about anymore. During the past several years, obesity on college campuses has sky-rocketed, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2000, 15...

Our Two Sense – Feb. 25

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February 25, 2009

Mike Tomassoni Art Director Holli Welch Editor in Chief Rebecca McKinnon Staff Writer Jason Yurgartis Features Editor Due to budget cuts, many Florida high schools will be reducing their athletic programs. What s...

Mardi Gras: Celebration draws wild crowds at Universal

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February 25, 2009

Beads, beads, jambalaya and more beads – just a few of the items that take over Universal Studios in Orlando each spring for its Mardi Gras celebration. The theme of the 14th annual party is storytelling, and every type of literature g...

Special legislative session leads to 4 percent budget cut

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January 21, 2009

  Florida lawmakers approved a $2.8 billion package of budget cuts, reserve runs and fee increases, ending their 10-day special session Jan. 14. Educational spending will feel the brunt of the measure with a $466 mill...

Around the State, Nation, & World Jan. 20

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January 21, 2009

Former state lawmaker fired for violating handbook State officials released the termination letter of Rep. GusBarriero, a former state lawmaker, from his job at the Department of Juvenile Justice. The letter, made pub...

The News Around

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January 7, 2009

AROUND THE STATE Crist discusses plans for state budget deficit Florida lawmakers met Jan. 5 to discuss the looming $2.3 billion state budget deficit. The cuts are intended to be immediate to alleviate further deficit stra...

Our Two Sense

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January 7, 2009

Mike Tomassoni Art Director John Weidner Assistant Sports Editor Rachel Elsea Copy Editor James Cannon II Assistant News Editor With more budget cuts targeted to affect Florida universities next year, what should...

Commentary: Navy treading on endangered waters

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January 7, 2009

The smallest rabbit known to man, the pygmy rabbit, could fit in the palm of a hand – its fluffy fur and big floppy ears balled together to form one adorable little bunny. Not only was it cute, but the pygmy rabbit also stood...

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