April 17, 2014

Friday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

› Lawsuit threatens annual Florida Classic Clusters dog show in Hernando
For the past 14 years, Hernando County has played host to what is considered the largest accredited dog show in Florida. However, the future of the Florida Classic Clusters Winter Dog Show is in doubt because of a brewing legal rift between the principals of the four shareholder kennel clubs that own and operate the facility.

› Hub for veterans being sought at UF
Santa Fe College student Adam Duggan served five years in the U.S. Army, receiving a Purple Heart after being injured by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan. When he arrives at UF, he'll find a growing student population of veterans but just a tiny office where they can speak with officials about benefits.

› Legoland announces 'Star Wars' expansion
Legoland Florida says it will expand to add an interactive "Star Wars"-themed area in November. Star Wars Miniland will include Lego scenes from six-movie series of films as well as the animated "Clone Wars" television series.

› Riff over Tampa Bay trauma centers drags on in court
A fight between hospitals that could shape one high-profile aspect of medical care — trauma centers — reached the state's second highest court Thursday.

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ROV Deep Discoverer (D2) has arrived on the seafloor at site “Northwest Gulf Mid-Depth." Today (4/17/2014) the ROV will  visit two Monterrey shipwrecks. Deployment of the ROV is planned for 0930 Eastern, with D2 arriving at the seafloor around 1030. Live streaming will commence then. Click to watch the stream or go here for more info.

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