October 31, 2014

Tuesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 6/24/2014

› FSU's championship season fueled by GPS technology
FSU started using the device on players several years ago to measure an athlete’s performance, manage fatigue and monitor health. The results have been extraordinary, according to coach Jimbo Fisher. He credits the technology for vastly cutting down on injuries, stating that preventable soft-tissue injuries are down by 88 percent the past two years.

› At Manatee school district, a $3 million mystery
The Manatee County School District is trying to determine where $3 million of a $45 million sales tax bond was spent and why proper documentation does not exist.

› Resort also serves as military test site
To the tourists who frolic in the crystal-blue surf of this picturesque, white-sand beach, the Fort Walton Beach Holiday Inn Resort looks like, well, a Holiday Inn with a large beach ball statue on top. But to military officials, it is known as Eglin Air Force Range Test Site A5.

› Florida Lottery rebranding Mega Money game
There were concerns about player confusion after the state introduced Mega Millions last year.

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