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Lockheed Martin Grant For STEM Programs


Bethesda, Md.-based Lockheed Martin, which has a large local presence, will give a $2 million multi-year grant to support the expansion of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, programs for Orange County Public Schools. It’s a move Lockheed Martin hopes will build interest in technology careers. The firm wants to hire 100,000 engineers in the next 15 years, and according to the U.S. Department of Commerce, STEM jobs are expected to grow 17 percent by 2018. Based on that, 1.2 million STEM job won’t be filled due to a lack of skilled workers.
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Charlotte’s Web Medicinal Marijuana


While we all sit on our hands and wait to see if either the legislature or the general-election voting public in 2016 will actually legalize medicinal marijuana, the wayward weaving of the already approved Charlotte’s Web strain of cannabis – the legislature approved the low-THC for children in 2014 – continues to be a source of regulatory confusion. At issue, beyond the fact that only five nurseries will be allowed to cultivate and dispense the medicine in Florida, is the fact that the law doesn’t mitigate the differences between state and federal laws on illegal drugs. Last week, according to political website Saint Petersblog, Director of the Office of Compassionate Use Patricia Nelson negotiated for a mind-numbing 25 hours with …
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A memory wall at Soaring Spirits International’s “Camp Widow” showcases special moments with deceased spouses. Photo: Daylina Miller, WUSF News
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Love In the Air at ‘Camp Widow’


Valentine’s Day is almost here. Reminders to buy roses, chocolates or jewelry for that special some one are everywhere. For those whose spouses and partners have died, all that commercialized romance just plain hurts. Health News Florida went to a retreat last week in Tampa, designed to help take the sting out of Cupid’s arrow. Called Camp Widow, the conference lets surviving loved ones laugh and cry through the loss.
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