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Cheers, jeers greet pot debators
Sat  Aug 30 2014 08:00AM
Orlando lawyer John “For the People” Morgan and Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd squared off Thursday in an Amendment 2 forum that drew both jeers and cheers from the standing … read more.
Ice, ice, baby — and add one more ice
Sat  Aug 30 2014 08:00AM
By now, almost everyone knows about the ALS ice bucket challenge, in which a person is challenged to have a bucket of ice water poured on that person; in doing … read more.
‘Wave of the future’
Sat  Aug 30 2014 08:00AM
In the next decade or two, you may be able to fire up your own 3-D printer to make replacement parts for home appliances, create a toy for your kid … read more.
Experimental treatment
Sat  Aug 30 2014 08:00AM
(At the beginning of 2014, Gail Murray, who works for the Community Redevelopment Agency, began experiencing an extreme bout of fatigue and eventually had bloodwork done that revealed she had … read more.
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Bartow drops shortened home opener, 19-7
Sat  Aug 30 2014 08:00AM
The hours of preparation and practice all led to the opening game of the 2014 season for the Bartow High School Yellow Jackets. The squad would have the home field advantage to meet the Auburndale Bloodhounds. Auburndale won the toss … read more.

Divine intervention leads to treatment
Wed  Aug 27 2014 08:00AM
(This is the first of a two-part series. Part two will appear in the Saturday, Aug. 30 edition) Gail Murray was growing weary of being tired. By day’s end, after putting in a full day at her job with the … read more.

Sellers keeps seat on School Board
Wed  Aug 27 2014 08:05AM
With most of Polk County’s election results in hand, it appeared late Tuesday that veteran Polk School Board Member Hazel Sellers would retain her District 3 seat on the School Board. Sellers had bested opponent Randy Wilkinson by some 7,000 … read more.

Helms wins Group 16 judicial seat
Wed  Aug 27 2014 08:00AM
In the end it came down to who voters felt most comfortable with in the race for the opening on the bench of 10th Circuit Group 16, and certain credentials that had been ballyhooed may not have been enough to … read more.

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State, National and World News
Nasty, brutish and artsy? Neanderthal hashtag engraving found
Mon  Sep 1 2014 08:21PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) — Belying their reputation as the dumb cousins of early modern humans, Neanderthals created cave art, an activity regarded as a major cognitive step in the evolution of humankind, scientists reported on Monday in a paper describing … read more.

NATO to create new ‘spearhead’ force to respond to crises
Mon  Sep 1 2014 08:21PM
BRUSSELS (Reuters) — NATO leaders will respond to the Ukraine crisis by agreeing this week to create a “spearhead” rapid reaction force, potentially including several thousand troops, that could be sent to a hotspot in as little as two days, … read more.

Syrian army, rebels fight on Golan where peacekeepers held
Mon  Sep 1 2014 08:20PM
EIN ZIVAN, Golan Heights/MANILA (Reuters) — Heavy fighting erupted on Monday between the Syrian army and Islamist rebels on the Golan Heights, where 44 peacekeepers from Fiji are being held by militants and scores of their fellow blue helmets from … read more.

Britain unveils powers to strip suspected Islamist fighters of passports
Mon  Sep 1 2014 08:20PM
LONDON (Reuters) — Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday announced plans to strip suspected Islamist militants of their passports temporarily, to combat the threat posed by radicalized Britons returning from Syria and Iraq. The proposals come days after Cameron raised … read more.

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