June 24, 2007
INDIANAPOLIS -- James Carter has been to two Olympics, two world championships and one World Cup. He has been ranked in the top 10 of the world's 400-meter hurdlers six of the past eight years. He has run on every continent but Antarctica. But you'll never catch this 29-year-old Baltimore native, out of Mervo and Hampton University, taking a "been there, done that" attitude. For Carter, there was new excitement in his triumph yesterday at the USA Outdoor Championships. He won it in 47.72 seconds, the best time in the world this year.
February 11, 2007
More than 2.8 million freshmen are expected to enter college this fall. That's the easy part. Until then, however, parents are experiencing: Stress. Worry. Worry, followed by stress. Stress, followed by worry, then stress, followed by this truth: If we had to apply to college today, not only would many of us be rejected on a litany of academic counts, we would probably be fined for even applying. In 1981, I graduated from the University of Florida, an esteemed state university (not too shabby in sports, either)
September 16, 2006
Tip--Soot removal-- To remove soot from walls, use a vacuum cleaner with a wand attachment, taking care not to touch the soot. -- University of Florida
June 28, 2006
Passed away on June 12, 2006, four days before his 90th birthday. The youngest of six children, he was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. Following service in the Australian Air Force during World War II, David came to the United States to attend graduate school. He received his Ph D in statistics from Iowa State University in 1947. After several years at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, the University of Florida and the University of North Carolina, he joined the Johns Hopkins University Department of Biostatistics in 1960, working as a professor until his retirement in 1984.
May 17, 2006
It's not alligators you should be afraid of. It's Bambi."- FRANK MAZZOTTI, University of Florida wildlife scientist, explaining that despite three recent fatal gator attacks, the deadliest animal in the United States is the deer, which is involved in roughly 130 fatal car accidents each year; alligators have killed only 20 people in Florida since 1948 [SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL]
January 10, 2006
MIAMI -- A Miami college professor and his wife have been indicted as illegal foreign agents and accused of passing on nonclassified information to Cuba. Florida International University education professor Carlos Alvarez, 61, and his wife, Elsa, 55, were ordered held without bond yesterday after U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrea Simonton sided with a federal prosecutor's argument that the couple would leave their five children and flee to Cuba if granted bail. The couple did not enter pleas in Miami federal court to the charge that they failed to register as "agents of a foreign government" with the U.S. attorney general's office.