March 18, 2018

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What you need to know about Florida today

| 2/18/2013

› NBA’s best player (LeBron James) isn’t best-paid
LeBron James sacrificed money for success when he joined the Miami Heat, but it begs the question: How much would he be worth if there was no salary cap?

› AuthenTec's future in Brevard murky
Apple purchased AuthenTec last summer, paying an estimated $356 million for the Melbourne company. AuthenTec was a Harris Corp. spinoff and though it had yet to post any meaningful profit, it was inking contracts with major customers who were using the company’s technology.

› Biomass plant nearly finished, but issues remain
After two years, an estimated 1.6 million hours and as many as 700 workers on site at the peak of construction, the Gainesville biomass plant is 85 percent complete.

› South Florida reflects trend: Hispanics a key group for next pope
If there is any indication of the future of Catholicism in the United States and especially in South Florida, it is the phone message at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, which gives callers the option of English, Spanish or Portuguese.

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