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FLORIDA TODAY is transforming

floridatoday.com — With a bright future for Brevard County in mind, FLORIDA TODAY will continue to evolve so that it remains a strong and important institution for the Space Coast community. We'll continue to serve our most loyal customers, but we are equally as committed to broadening our audience, including younger, up-and-comers.

Police investigating complaint by Brevard School Board member

floridatoday.com — Palm Bay Special Operations Division detectives have opened an investigation into a complaint filed by Brevard School Board Member Andy Ziegler that he was followed by a former political opponent, said Yvonne Martinez, police spokeswoman. Ziegler made the complaint about 11:30 p.m. Monday in the police station parking lot, Martinez said.
Oct 30, 2014

Police investigate complaint by #Brevard School Board member and alleged stolen signs, car chase on.flatoday.com/1wDXbEu via @Florida_Today

Oct 29, 2014

Why I always leave it to the cops to investigate campaign-sign complaints. Pure crazy, #Brevard. on.flatoday.com/1wDXbEu via @Florida_Today

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Orbital might move more quickly to phase out Soviet-era engines

floridatoday.com — Orbital Sciences Corp. could phase out its use of decades-old Soviet rocket engines more quickly than planned if investigators determine they were responsible for Tuesday's dramatic explosion of an unmanned Antares rocket soon after lifting off from Virginia, company leaders said Wednesday.

Viera High girls win state golf title

floridatoday.com — A year after losing a first-day lead and finishing second, the Viera High girls golf team brought home the Class 3A state golf championship at Deer Park Country Club in Tavares. It was the second title for the Hawks, who won the 2A championship in 2010.

Florida Tech football coach motivates team as a player

floridatoday.com — It may be Halloween week, but Florida Tech head football coach Steve Englehart was not in pads for a night of horrors. Englehart ran the scout team offense Wednesday, helping the defense prepare for Saturday's game with Shorter University.

Carl Hiaasen: Who’s least worst for Florida governor?

floridatoday.com — Rick Scott. Charlie Crist. Nineteen million souls in Florida, and this is the best we can do? You could toss a mullet net over any park bench between Key West and Pensacola and drag in two people who'd be more inspiring.
Oct 30, 2014

Carl Hiaasen tries to help #Brevard with: 'Who’s least worst for Florida governor?' on.flatoday.com/1u8iK29 via @Florida_Today

Magic open season with little star power

floridatoday.com — This wasn't quite the start to the 2014-15 season the Orlando Magic envisioned when they traded Dwight Howard in 2012 and embarked on a massive rebuild. By this time they were supposed to have young, exciting difference makers in place, giving fans and the organization hope.

Florida Today's Newsroom of the Future

floridatoday.com — FLORIDA TODAY will connect with readers as never before as the journalists there shape the Newsroom of the Future. By Tim Walters and Mackenzie Ryan Posted Oct.
Oct 30, 2014

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Endorsement: Scott has made Brevard a priority

floridatoday.com — If you're still deciding your vote for governor, as we were until after the debates, consider this. Of the two major-party candidates, Republican Gov. Rick Scott has made the Space Coast economy, workforce and signature industry a higher priority in Tallahassee.
Oct 29, 2014

RT @MattReedWrites: Two #Brevard subscription cancellations so far over Scott endorsement, 'conservative bias.' on.flatoday.com/1wBe6rj via @Florida_Today

Oct 29, 2014

Two #Brevard subscription cancellations so far over Scott endorsement, 'conservative bias.' on.flatoday.com/1wBe6rj via @Florida_Today

Oct 29, 2014

FloridaToday, one of the 3 newspaper edit brds @FLGovScott visited, endorsed him today floridatoday.com/story/opinion/…

The dish: New York bagels in Brevard? Fuhgeddaboutit

floridatoday.com — Here are some of the most recently reviewed restaurants by FLORIDA TODAY freelance writer Lyn Dowling. Agree or disagree? Post your comment below. The Bagel Box & Creamery This review was published Oct. 24, 2014, in TgIF, FLORIDA TODAY's weekly entertainment section. Three stars ★★★ Info: 5410 Murrell Road, Viera.

Live: Atlas V launch from Cape Canaveral

floridatoday.com — Follow live coverage of today's planned 1:21 p.m. liftoff of an Atlas V rocket.
Oct 29, 2014

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Oct 29, 2014

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Oct 29, 2014

RT @spaceteam: Today's #AtlasV launch is for the @USAirForce's new #GPSIIF8 satellite. Live updates: on.flatoday.com/1tNbM1V

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Teacher asks Brevard Schools to recognize gay marriage

floridatoday.com — A high school science teacher called on the Brevard School Board on Tuesday to recognize his marriage to another man - and change the school district's non-discrimination policy to include sexual orientation and gender identity. Daniel Wall-DeSousa married his partner, Scott, in New York last December.

Atlas V rocket blasts off with GPS satellite

floridatoday.com — CAPE CANAVERAL -- A new Global Positioning System satellite is on its way to orbit after blasting off from Cape Canaveral today atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The on-time 1:21 p.m. liftoff was shown live by cable networks including CNN, reflecting national attention one day after an Orbital Sciences Corp.

Port CEO: Chances good for auto project

floridatoday.com — Port Canaveral has a 90 percent chance of landing an auto import/export business that would create hundreds of local jobs, the port's chief executive officer, John Walsh, said Wednesday. The port is one of three finalists for the project, which involves a deal with an auto processor that would work with a major automaker to import cars to an East Coast port for distribution to dealerships in the Southeast.
Oct 29, 2014

#Port #Canaveral CEO: Chances good to land car import/export deal, up to 320 #jobs. on.flatoday.com/1u8vx4P via @Florida_Today @CanaveralPort

Gators won't face Georgia's top back, but face other challenges

Video: News in :90 | Antares rocket explodes, Disney cruise deal, 700-pound kale salad

floridatoday.com — Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket explodes on liftoff, Disney Cruise Line says it's extending its major commitment to Port Canaveral into 2016 and Brevard store aims for world record 700-pound kale salad. Posted Oct. 29, 2014

All hail kale for salad celebration

floridatoday.com — Nature's Market in Melbourne will attempt to build the largest kale salad in the world on Nov. 8. Brevard's known for a lot of things: the space program, Cocoa Beach Pier. After next week, we'll also be known for producing the largest kale salad in the world.
Oct 29, 2014

Nature's Market is planning to make a 700-lb kale salad. @byjensangalang, where's our sample? on.flatoday.com/1tidvJB

Oct 29, 2014

FLORIDA HEADLINE OF THE DAY: Brevard store aims for 700-pound kale salad on.flatoday.com/1wB9jpN via @Florida_Today

Photos: Atlas V launch 10-29-2014

floridatoday.com — A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. The rocket is carrying a GPS satellite for the Air Force.