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Eastside High School Ranked 27th Most Challenging School

Congratulations to Eastside High School for coming in 27th on Washington Post's list of most challenging schools in the country. http://www.alligator.org/news/local/article_b45f3a06-c385-11e3-8640-001a4bcf887a.html
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KFC has a New Corsage Option for Prom

Only 100 are available...so order your KFC drumstick corsage before they are all gone! http://www.kfc.com/corsage/
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Tax Relief Promises Are A Heaven For Scammers

This may not come as a surprise but those ads that offer to settle your debt to the Internal Revenue Service for a fraction of the bill may be a scam.

According to the Washington Post, officials with the Federal Trade Commission are warning consumers to be aware of these so-called "rescue" programs that, in reality, can cost consumers thousands of dollars and provide no tax relief.

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Purchase Google Glass Tomorrow Only

If you've been dying to get your hands on Google Glass you'll get your chance tomorrow (April 15th.) Google says anyone in the U.S. with 1,500 dollars to spend can attempt to buy one of the controversial pieces of technology. Google says a limited number of the products will be available, and they'll go on sale 9 AM Eastern time. Google says it's making the move in an effort to get more feedback about Glass.

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5K Run for the Springs this weekend in Marion County

Marion County's 5K Run for the Springs is this weekend. Register here: http://www.marioncountyfl.org/about/corporate-run
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UF Named as on of the Top 20 Smartest Public Colleges in the US

The University of Florida makes the cut as one of the smartest colleges in the United States: http://news.distractify.com/people/the-20-public-colleges-with-the-smartest-students-in-the-u-s/?v=1
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Daycare Costs More In Florida Than College

Eek! New research blogged by The Washington Post reveals the costs of raising a child comes earlier than expected. A report from Child Care America reveals that the annual cost of day care for an infant exceeds the average cost of in-state tuition and fees at public colleges in 31 states (and Florida is one of them). The study found that in Florida, the average annual cost of daycare averages around $8,229, while a year of public college tuition runs around $6,882. The difference is $2,067.
Researchers say that in New York, for example, day care will set you back nearly 15 thousand dollars, while in-state college tuition is just 6,500 dollars. The other top states with huge price gaps between day care and public college are: Massachusetts, Maryland, Colorado and Oregon. In South Carolina, however, the opposite is true as college intuition is higher than the cost of day care by about four thousand dollars a year
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Geocache Is The Winning Word

Remember last month when I mentioned that Scrabble was updating their dictionary and asking for your help in adding a new word? Well the new word added is geocache, which means, "to seek items by means of a GPS device as part of a game." As an eight-letter word, it will be challenging to use, since players have only seven letters at a time. The Number 2 word was "zen," while other runners-up were: "bitcoin"; "cosplay"; and "ew." Hasbro had asked fans to nominate their picks on the company's Facebook page.The update will be available in stores this summer and is the first update ever in the 9 years the Scrabble dictionary has been available. So does this mean you can use the word now? Or wait until summer?
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3 New Movies Opening Today (With Previews)

Here is a rundown on new movies opening today:

Oculus-rated R and has a running time of 1 hour and 45 minutes
Stars Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites, Rory Cochrane and Katee Sackhoff. The film follows Kaylie and Tim who are determined to prove Tim's innocence ten years after their parents were murdered and track down the mirror they think contains a supernatural power that they think caused their parents' deaths. But when they find the mirror and discover that previous owners met the same fate as their parents, Tim and Kaylie realizes too late that their childhood nightmare is beginning all over again.



Rio 2-rated G and has a running time of 1 hour and 41 minutes
Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, will.i.am, Jamie Foxx, George Lopez and Tracy Morgan lending their voices for this animated flick. The film follows Blu, Jewel and their kids after their moved from the magical city to the Amazon. In his new home, Blu must face the vengeful Nigel and meets his most fearsome adversary yet, his father-in-law.



Draft Day-rated PG-13 and has a running time of 1 hour and 49 minutes
Stars Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Denis Leary, Ellen Burstyn and Frank Langella. The film, set on the day of the NFL draft, follows general manager Sonny, played by Costner, who has the chance to rebuild his team and trade for the number one pick. But when personal and professional lines are blurred, Sonny must quickly decide what he is willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection.



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Rally Being Held for Gainesville Resident

A Gainesville disabled man was attacked...and many people are shownig their support for the local street-corner rapper: http://www.gainesville.com/article/20140409/ARTICLES/140409595
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