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UCF’s long road back features short drive to Cure Bowl

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If one looks hard enough, a feel-good story in the world of sports can be found. As bowl season is set to begin next weekend, one needs to look no further than Orlando and the Central Florida Knights. Last year if someone talked about going bowling and UCF in the same sentence, the conversation would turn toward picking up a spare or rolling a strike. A nightmare 0-12 season in 2015 has turned into a 6-6 season capped off by…

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Former Tampa Tribune writer Holly Cain wins Spirit Award

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Former Tampa Tribune sports writer Holly Cain has been maned as the winner of the National Motorsports Press Association Spirit Award winner. The award is designed to “recognize character and achievement in the face of adversity.” Cain was diagnosed with breast cancer in July of 2014. “Cain has shown great courage and a tremendously positive attitude while engaged in a difficult battle,” the NMPA said. “She has been a long-time supporter of the Susan B. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation and…

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American Cancer Society’s influence arm says Legislature’s health cuts put women at risk

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The American Cancer Society’s affiliated Cancer Action Network issued a statement on Tuesday saying that the omission in the current Health & Human Services conference budget proposals of a line item for the “Mary Brogan Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program” threatens the lives of average Florida women who depend on public funds for screening programs. See ACS CAN’s full statement below: The Florida Legislature is planning to eliminate $1.5 million in funding for the Mary Brogan Breast and Cervical Cancer…

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Today on Context Florida: Healthcare vote, death penalty, breast cancer and depressing books

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Today on Context Florida: Daniel Tilson calls for conservative Florida Republicans of good conscience to unite … in demanding local state representatives in the Florida House be given the opportunity to publicly vote Aye or Nay on a Senate plan to provide health insurance coverage to more than 800,000 uninsured Floridians stuck in the “Florida Coverage Gap.” They’ve got nothing to lose, Tilson adds, except maybe the spiritual burden they carry when condoning the tactics employed and damage done by House…

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