April 24, 2014

Tuesday's Daily Pulse

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| 3/26/2013

› Venice MainStreet creates a 'destination'
Twenty-five years ago, downtown Venice desperately needed help and its merchants and property owners knew it. Seeing the plight that other downtowns across the nation faced as well, determined that downtown Venice would not become a retail ghost town, about 25 business men and women banded together and formed Venice MainStreet under the auspices of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's MainStreet program.

› Florida Poly Leaders Select School's First Degree Programs
Days before facing legislators to justify a need for $22 million in operating funds, Florida Polytechnic University leaders finalized a plan for initial degree programs and recruitment tactics.

› Students help Florida Lottery celebrate milestones at UNF
600,000 scholarships have been paid for through the Florida Lottery, which celebrated its quarter-century anniversary at UNF by announcing its $25 billion in transfers to Florida’s public schools, state colleges and universities and Bright Futures scholarships.

› New way to screen for disease markers
Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter said this week that they have developed cutting-edge technology that can successfully screen human blood for disease markers. Scripps Florida, the state’s $600 million investment to create an biotech industry anchor, employs about 60 scientists and a total staff of 495.

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