October 21, 2014

Friday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 5/24/2013

› After veto, Florida coast-to-coast bike trail boosters look for other sources of money
A paved bike trail stretching from coast to coast across the center of Florida can still get built despite Gov. Rick Scott's veto of $50 million for the project, state Sen. Andy Gardiner said Thursday.

› UF helping develop insecticide to target malaria-carrying mosquitoes
In malaria-ridden parts of Africa, mosquito netting protects people from being infected while they sleep; now, a University of Florida entomologist wants to improve the netting by coating it with insecticide toxic only to mosquitoes.

› SeaWorld hopes new ride ready for the spotlight
After more than a year of construction and two years of hype, SeaWorld Orlando's Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin formally opens Friday to what the marine park expects will be a sea of excited guests. They're betting the icy attraction won't slip up on its first day in the spotlight.

› Brevard entrepreneur wins cool $1,000 on the 'Hot Seat'
Wherever Jeff Lammers goes next with PadStar Publishing, he’s going to be $1,000 richer. He can thank the Founders Forum, a local group with a core mission of supporting free enterprise and entrepreneurship in Brevard County.

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