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Bad can happen in happiest of places

The public heard the inevitable mid-afternoon Wednesday. The Orange County sheriff announced that emergency officials found Lane Graves’ body in Disney World’s Seven Seas Lagoon. According to published reports, the 2-year-old was wading about 10 feet from...

Nightmare on a dream vacation

Imagine going on a dream vacation, or a vacation of a lifetime, and it turns into a nightmare. It happened Tuesday evening to a family of five from Nebraska. They checked into Walt Disney World’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. The establishment sits along a...

Books and flash cards, please

With summer vacation off to a good start for most youngsters, no doubt that reading, writing and ‘rithmetic are the last things on their minds. Sure, their brains need rest from the rigors of tests, projects and classroom instruction during the school year....

Some of the best talents right here

A sports-related meme sparked a thought about local athletic and musical talents. A photo shows a young baseball player named Luke at bat. On the photo are the words, “You DON’T need a ticket to SEE some of the BEST BASEBALL in the WORLD. YOU JUST NEED TO...

Assault case speaks to us all

If you haven’t heard, a former standout swimmer from Stanford University was sentenced last week for his role in the sexual assault of an unconscious woman last January after a party on campus. Brock Turner could have spent 10-plus years in prison. Instead, the...