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2:57 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Arts Supporters Still Optimistic After Tallahassee Venue Setback

The lot where the performing arts center would have been built may soon be up for sale.
Credit Donald DeBevoise

Tallahassee won’t be getting a stand-alone performing arts center any time soon. The Leon County Commission has decided to use tax dollars originally earmarked for building arts centers in other ways. It’s the latest in a series of struggles facing large arts venues in Tallahassee.

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5:30 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

FAMU Hires NFL Hall of Famer As Athletic Department Director

Kellen Winslow Sr. speaks at the FAMU news conference.
Credit Donald DeBevoise

Florida A&M University announced Wednesday the hiring of NFL Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow Sr. as the university’s next athletic director. Winslow believes he has the qualifications to revive FAMU’s athletic department.

FAMU President Elmira Mangum was among university officials announcing Winslow's appointment.

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4:44 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Food And Fun At Jewish Festival

Temple Israel gets its corned-beef from Carnegie Deli in New York
Credit ooitschristina via Flickr

A food festival aimed at raising cultural awareness of the Jewish community is steadily gaining popularity in the Tallahassee area. It’s the 5th year Temple Israel has shared Jewish food, art, music and culture with the North Florida community and this year’s festival features vast amounts of traditional Jewish food--from Temple Israel’s famous corned beef sandwiches,  to their black-and-white cookies.

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4:20 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

New FSU Logo Draws Ire Of Some, Indifference Of Others

Florida State University's original logo (left) and new logo (right).
Florida State University

It’s a warm Friday afternoon on Florida State University’s campus in Tallahassee. Maintenance workers are cleaning the sidewalks with pressure washers in front of one of the school’s campus coffee shops. Students here are reacting to the university’s attempt to “clean up” its iconic Osceola emblem.

Sophomore Carlene Gonzalez-Brown isn’t sure why the university felt the need to change the logo. She feels more emotionally connected to the classic Osceola head but she admits ultimately what and where she studies is more important than the logo that represents the school.

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4:25 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Leon County Officials Give Legislative Update On Local Priorities

County Commission President Bryan Desloge speaking to business leaders.
Credit Bob Howard

Leon County business leaders and politicians met early Tuesday to discuss how they’ve fared thus far in the legislative session.

“It’s a push-pull relationship," County Commission Chairman Bryan Desloge says, "there’s a fight between local and state government. You know, what happens is they’ve got the same restraints we do where there is a limited amount of resources and an unlimited amount of need."

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