HURRICANE KATRINA – SURVIVOR’S STORY, FIRST PERSON

Sheila St. Etienne, a New Orleans resident and Jacksonville native, survived Hurricane Katrina with her children, then wrote about it exclusively for the Florida...

A trail of destruction

Click here to view a chronology of Hurricane Katrina’s devastating path through the Gulf Coast in 2005

Homecoming king with Down syndrome dies at age 20

BY KATE SANTIC ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS ORLANDO — Travjuan “Bubba” Hunter — an exuberant, outgoing Florida teenager with Down syndrome who drew legions of Internet fans as...

A lifetime of civil rights

BY DAVID COLKER AND LAURA J. NELSON LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS In the late 1960s, civil rights leader Julian Bond was such a compelling figure that he...

Study: Widows often see hike in auto insurance rates

BY TIM GRANT PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE/TNS Women whose husbands die should not expect to receive much sympathy from many of the nation’s major auto insurers; it’s more...

More than half of Americans have gone a year without a vacation

BY HUGO MARTIN LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS If you haven’t taken a vacation in a year, you aren’t alone. More than 135 million Americans, or 56 percent, say...

Insurance commissioner: Flood rates are ‘unfairly discriminatory’

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty wants Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, to be patient when it comes to Florida’s approach...

Column addresses question about Social Security

TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE This column is prepared by the Social Security Administration. For fast answers to specific Social Security questions, contact Social Security toll-free at...

Youngsters have influence in back-to-school spending

BY LORRAINE MIRABELLA THE BALTIMORE SUN/TNS BALTIMORE — Five-year-old Cayden Richey had one criterion for his new back-to-school shoes: They had to be fast. Shopping last week with...

‘M4’ ready for opening performance in Orlando

BY TANEE NEWBY SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) Golden Lions is preparing for an eventful 2015-2016 school year. The...

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