August 1, 2015

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| 11/18/2013

› A city divided over Scientology for nearly 40 years weighs a fresh start
Scientology has not forged a good-neighbor image in Clearwater after 37 years of occupying prime space in the city's historic core, says Mayor George Cretekos and other city and civic leaders.

› Will Ph.D. in economics become extinct at UF?
Doctoral students in economics are an endangered species at the University of Florida, and the entire Economics Department is under threat of extinction as well. Funding for the doctoral program has been cut, and enrollment is frozen.

› Investors focusing on downtown Pensacola
The increasing number of lifting cranes and steel I-beams punctuating downtown Pensacola’s skyline doesn’t necessarily herald a building boom. But they are tangible signs of progress, and, like exclamation points, denote a certain degree of investor excitement.

› Money stops SunRail train from making it to OIA
One place the SunRail commuter train will not go when it starts carrying paying customers in May is Orlando International Airport, but officials are trying to come up with a way to make that happen eventually.

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