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Romano: What does 47 cents buy? Florida schools are about to find out

Romano: What does 47 cents buy? Florida schools are about to find out


Superintendents for the largest school districts in Florida say the safety plans will eat up their entire allowance, and force them to dip into general classroom funds to make ends meet. The Legislature robbed education to pay for safety, John Romano writes.

A few weeks ago, I wrote a column that explained how the Florida Legislature had ignored a decade's worth of requests for additional funding for school safety.

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Miami Heat

The HEAT Dancers & Burnie are taking over Sioux Falls Skyforce’s last game! 🔥

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The HEAT Dancers & Burnie are taking over Sioux Falls Skyforce’s last game! 🔥 

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Love you 😍 hope we get you back and

Go heat🔥🔥🔥🔥😍😍😍😍😍

That's game. The boys return to action on March 31st at Orlando City Stadium. #NYCvORL ...

Thats game. The boys return to action on March 31st at Orlando City Stadium. #NYCvORL


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All you haters are going to be eating crow when full team is on the field and we are in the top three. This team is going to be good, mark my words. Go Lions!

It’s all Kaka’a fault. He doesn’t have the legs to perform or create in the midfield anymore. O wait.

They completely changed an entire team so that we can keep one stupid coach. He has now proven that even that doesn't work so far. Maybe we should change the whole team again. N other news, Adrian Heath in Minnesota is winning..

Angry. Just utterly upset. I’ve been here from the start. I am ocsc til I die. That doesn’t mean I’m ok with this. Not at all

OCSC is officially the worst team in MLS. If I would not have season ticket, I would not go to any game anymore! This is ridiculous! Now we have another worthless pro team in orlando! Great job!

I would say #KreisOut but we are missing so many players! Like Colman, Sascha, Sane.....oh wait. #KreisOut

Is it just me or is it even more annoying when we continue to lose to teams which cannot even fill 1/3 of their stadiums?

Can’t wait to hear the postgame coach’s interview...he must be running out of BS excuses at this point!! GM better start looking for a backup plan cause if this keeps up he will have to fire Kreis by end of April!!

Kreis needs to adjust his coaching to the players he has, not force the players he has to fit into his mold. If his formation doesn’t work, for goodness sake, CHANGE IT.

Tata Martino lost 4-0 and changed his formation right away! Kreis losses and sticks to the fucking diamond. Why is he afraid to try new things? We need a new manager and at least 2 decent strikers. I don’t think Dom Dwyer is going to make a difference.

Garbage stadium and empty stands aside.....we suck. I get that we're missing players - but that's not it. Tactically we suck. The guys look out of place, lost, and confused most of the time - and Kries changes nothing. Makes the most influential sub too late, and I'm sure will go on with the "I thought we played well" in his press conference. We have the players, just not the coach.

I don’t get it. Touch, pass. It’s that easy. And it doesn’t count if Meram passes to the other team. Is it a requirement that if you wear #9 on OCSC you have to be a ball hog? With the exception of Bendik, Dwyer (if he comes back), and Kljestan, everybody else including the GM, Kreis, and the rest of the coaching staff need to go. I normally give Cleveland Browns fans a hard time, but I think I’ll be nicer to them from now on since OCSC is the Browns of the MLS now.

For the sake of my rant I'm not going to count penalties as a goal (because you should really make all of your penalties). Orlando has 1 point in 3 games. Scored one goal, and conceded 5 goals. As a season ticket holder I'm really asking for the upper management to fire kreis. At some point the coach is the problem. Please take action before it is too late

They seem to struggle a little bit. A couple of defense mistakes led to 2 goals. Hopefully they will get it together next week. Johnson almost had a nice goal at the end. Hit the post.

New York Yankees need to ban soccer on their field. Such a trash field for the game and makes every team have to get lucky passes to find chances. Granted when the assist leader last season looks like he’s never played a pass in his life it doesn’t help.

If we get Messi we’d still loose ! Why? Because Kreis is the coach . 🙏🏻 get rid of this coach ! No heart, no emotion, nothing ! Just arms crossed like always .

And we salute you for it. Now don't come back.

Poor performance....what's the excuse now?? Higuita was in, Sacha was in, Colmán waa in.... Oh!! we we're missing Dwyer....as good as he is, he's not miracle boy, the team can't depend on 1 or 2 players....

Garbage!! I guess that’s what happens when you hire a fitness coach instead of a soccer coach. I’m tired of defending Kreis, maybe it’s time to move on.

Jason kries decimated Heaths team. Who is now in Minnesota , they beat our asses last week. So it seems we are now in the running for last place. I don’t think kries is a good manager. the team has no heart. I’m a saddened season ticket holder #firejasonkries

Tommorrow, we learn the eCommerce xbox player OC signed wins a tournament. Monday, we see great dribbling skills from the game. Tuesday we talk about our great fans. Let's face it....PR teams needs to report the terrible job Kries has done in the last 30 games and that management finally fires him. PR spin doctors sugar coat our winless start!!!!

Engineered our own downfall unfortunately. Thought up until Yotuns hospital pass we were comfortable. Positive good to see Colman come on, looks good, him Sachs and Meram behind Dwyer and this team will look good going forward

A team with Johnson and Higuita in the core of a diamond (that still hasn’t worked for us consistently) isn’t strong enough to win games... Uri Colman and Dwyer can’t get 100% quick enough

We should’ve gotten Tata Martino before Atlanta scooped him up... or another real coach, with real experience!!

That’s what happens when you break up the team that got you here... those USL days and players are gone, no hunger anymore. Welcome to the ML$

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HALF: NYC - 0 | City - 0

Tight affair in the first 45 for both sides but the boys are in it! #FaceOfCity

HALF: NYC - 0 | City - 0 

Tight affair in the first 45 for both sides but the boys are in it! #FaceOfCity


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Game over. New players, same results. Kreis out. What else is left to say?

How long it takes to figure out the current coach was a mistake

We need a formation change and for the love of god please quit playing will Johnson.

So very frustrating. Lack of discipline. Lack of basic skills. How in the world do we keep getting worse no matter who we bring in. Meram passes to nycfc more than us. Kries can't possibly keep his job too much longer. 0 and 3 and looking worse each game

I truly don’t mean this to be taken as trash talking but NYCFC have to get a real stadium. Every time we play there it’s just ugly. That small pitch just kills the flow of the game.

Frustrating watching them play on this crappy small field

For the past week OC has been filling my Facebook feed acting like Pornstash was our savior and he’s played like utter dogshit

OMG I don't know why I even bother to keep thinking that they are going to play better 😕

One... Higiuata needs to go. He is too dangerous with his tackles. Two, the team seems to be lacking heart. It feels like they are playing for the draw.

There is a systematic problem within this team. A lot of us have said it for a while now. Kreis just can’t figure it out.

Meram isn't himself today. He and Sacha are not connecting at all.

If we get Messi we’d still loose ! Why? Because Kreis is the coach . 🙏🏻 get rid of this coach ! No heart, no emotion, nothing ! Just arms crossed like always .

5 wins in the last 31 games and Kreis is still employed. He has dirt on management for sure. But according to many, I’m not a loyal fan because I say my team sucks!

We suck in the final third. We keep giving away the ball in their half. I know these new guys need to gel but c’mon haven’t y’all practiced at least. Gotta get Higuita out in the second half, his tackles and fouls scare me.

Let be honest here...Regardless of how ridiculous this field is they are playing pretty shitty. They are making stupid fouls. They can't connect a pass.

Al-Toid Negron, what is this mess? We need to locate Alessandro Nesta, immediately! Alessandro Nesta, where are you? Please come to Orlando to coach OCSC!

Another disappointment among many dissapointmets. Carrying over from last year and now into this year. Can't say it's totally a coaching thing but the players seem to be in the same mindset as the ones we had last year and they are supposed higher quality players. A leader who commands respect can inspire the whole team. Ultimately in the end it's up to the players to decide to perform.

Just how long is management going to put up with this so called coach you can bring Messi Neymar and renaldo and he still couldn’t win .hell we got beat by our old coach missing his main striker and Molino face it he is just a bad coach

Are they playing on a U-10 field.

Just like the old days. Social Media goes fucking silent in the second half of a shot effort.

All this talent and we can't even connect simple passes.

I literally believe this the worst Ive seen them play, ever.

Really miss the 104.1 coverage. This Twitter B.S just made me more mad

As usual defense is there but the offense is like trying but still non existant. We need to get an attack going to start the second half.

A number of missed chances due to bad vision or poor passing.

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10 hours ago

Orlando City Soccer Club

‪The boys. ‬

‪#NYCvORL | #FaceOfCity ‬

‪The boys. ‬

‪#NYCvORL | #FaceOfCity ‬


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OMFG get rid of Higuita. Geezzzzz

Bad decision by coach to sit Higuita our first 2 games.

Why is Sutter not starting...?

I hate this diamond formation

Uh, is the game being televised in English?

Game time...

That's an ugly ugly stadium. Ugh😖

When MLS Live says i have no blackouts associated with my zip code but when i try to watch the game, it says it's blacked out in my area. this is why i would never pay for this.


When's Dom expected to return?

Can we please just sit will Johnson up in the stands with us!

Same predictable formation. Why does he coach insist on the same formation every game? Someone needs to buy him a copy of coaching soccer for dummies.

Wow yotun had an assist and we didn't even score....

Even I don’t speak Spanish, I prefer the excitement of the announcers on Univision over the boring commentary on 27.

We the fans need a WIN

I love Orlando Fc so much, great team, great city and great people, I love you all

Higuita is on. Good call. Lindley needed a break. David Villa won't be playing. Let's capitalize on that.

The moment I saw this I stated, Higuita is starting... Bring on the cards...he's lucky he's not to a red yet, but it's early... When Kreis goes, he should take Higuita with him... Otherwise... GO CITY!!

I hope Colman plays today ! He is going to shine for us


El munir 💪😍

I really wish I have the chance to play for this great team

The diamond ..... yaaayyy

I like Mueller he’s good up front. Hopefully with Sacha on, our midfield is better today.

Yay. Can't watch or listen to the game though because of blackouts. Thanks orlando. Thanks ML$

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‪The Boss on today’s match. #NYCvORL ‬ ...


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How many more loses before the front office fires Kreis? It’s been 30+ games since a win that is unacceptable!

I like Kreis. Offensively, Orlando looked better than NYCFC. Unfortunately Spector was knocked out by NYCFC dirtbag. Too much confusion out the back. :(. All in all, I'm happy. Go Lions.

Do you really expect us to turn the sound on for this?? We don't care what he thinks anymore. Next...

OCSC wake up, and listen to your fan base. Need new Ideas, new coaching.

NYCFC became a good team after they fire the previous coach 🤔

Not feeling very optimistic, and neither is the coach. #firekreis

NYFC missed the play off one time! .....oh you was the coach that time! Thank you to continue the same trend here in Orlando! Please find another team to ruin!

Two things were very clear. 1) NYC's pitch should be left to YMCA games, and 2) this team isn't good at all.

I love that he blames the small field like they sprung the news on the field size to him this morning. We are going to be out of the post season by mid May at this rate.

Hopefully he has more energy and fighting spirit in the locker room talks.

He’s in hot seat with the people the matter, the fans. Needs to improve the team and fast.

Question is , are we gonna win a game with this coach ??

Kreis you should of left with Larin

Kreis should have been gone last season when the team went from 1st to 2nd to dead last in the east. That to me was a sign that Kreis is terrible. Is it time to start wearing brown bags over our heads yet?

Same results! New players! SAME COACH!

Hahahahahahhahahaha how does someone like him work in US Soccer?

Kreis out

Orlando city isn’t good.We need a new coach.👎🏻 Because we are supporting the team and there is no results.


BREAKING NEWS: Orlando City “officially” eliminated from playoffs

This is not the way to make it to the playoffs Jason!!

Lot of positives here lol

This dude sucks. 2nd year and ge still isnt doing dick.

And by boss you mean???

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13 hours ago

Miami Heat

Goran Dragic reached the 30-point plateau for the 5th time this season Friday night vs the Lakers!

And Miami needed every single one of those points.


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Riddle me this...how many 30 plus point games has the dragon had in his career??? DUN DUN DUN...

Nice win, but can we switch back to the way our jerseys were before? You know the same ones we used when LeBron was on the team?

Can we say ..No Playoffs?

Our only All star! Beauty to watch...

I use to be like trade this guy what are the #HEAT doing 🤔 now I understand 😳😂

The dragon at his best.The heat MVP.

Everyone says we need a superstar??? It's just my opinion but I believe we have one in Goran Dragic! Go Miami Heat!!!🔥🔥🔥

heat need wins...Goran knows that and he do it...bravo

Miami heat PLEASE make cap room to sign Jabari Parker this summer in July! People can say what they want but I feel like he's gonna eclipse his 2nd ACL tear and continue to be a beast and a prolific scorer before said and done. He's only 23 and has a lot left in the tank, he has a lot left to improve on but he's consistently gotten better when healthy and he has rehabbed exceptionally well. Miami heat wouldn't have to sign him to a long term max contract and would possibly not only get a player worth it but also possibly get a future franchise player. I know no one will see or consider this within the franchise but as a life time Heat fan I pray this would happen lol #GoHeat #FanForLife

Goran was not playing 😬

💘🏃Watch my squirting videos,💦which can make you aroused😍😘

Wow-having his way with the court-from everywhere-unpredictable-great-unique player...🏀

Hot Heat🔥☄️☄️🔥

Majster 🐲🐉

Gustavo Angel Huesca-Cruz goran is the man



Žak Mikl Tadej Zver ❤

Great game

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13 hours ago

Florida Museum of Natural History

See fossils, gems, minerals and much more through 3 p.m.! www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/canyoudigit ...

14 hours ago

Miami Heat

Miami got their Friday night party in LA started on defense!

With the 92-91 victory over the Lakers the squad improved to 22-6 this season when holding opponents to under 100 points.


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Isaiah " mighty mouse " Thomas??

Wayne stole the ball like a candy from a kid

Great defense last night, go heat !!!!!

There's a certain veteran who is on this clip more than his fair share. Jay Troutt you know...

We still in this

Forever Miami Heat!!!

El Heats

Push for number 6


Valencia Cha muntik na..haha

Michael Shields

mira Ignacio Senitzky

Morgan Hill 🔒

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17 hours ago


Happy St. Patrick's Day from Florida's Emerald Coast! ...


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The Famous McGuire's Irish Pub of Pensacola youtu.be/J-w041GWHUQ

Top 5 Best Irish Pubs & Restaurants Across Florida bit.ly/2FozSMF

Happy st Patrick's day from a very cold Dublin ireland🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀👄

Would be nice to be there right now on the beach and warm

I go to the Caribbean to put on Blue glasses

Okaloosa island, emerald coast

A Great place to live!! Ft. Myers !

Wearing my green in PCB today!

One day!

I'll be there soon.

Be there in July !

Wish I were there

Good Morning 🌞

Yes... this is my green for today!!!

My favorite green

Thank you for this!


Me too

I know thats right, omw




what a better way than the best Florida

Kiss me I’m Irish, let’s go!

Wish I was here

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TODAY: Join us from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Can You Dig It? 2018! Enjoy hands-on activities, volcanic eruptions, a fossil dig pit, a fossil screen washing station, gems, minerals and much more! For a full list of 2018 activities, visit www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/canyoudigit. ...

TODAY: Join us from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Can You Dig It? 2018! Enjoy hands-on activities, volcanic eruptions, a fossil dig pit, a fossil screen washing station, gems, minerals and much more! For a full list of 2018 activities, visit www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/canyoudigit.


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Angela Surray

It was a great turn out and a lot of fun! So glad I got to volunteer again this year!

1 day ago

Miami Heat

A look at the Eastern Conference after game #70


A look at the Eastern Conference after game #70



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Toronto will finish you fast ...I am a fan of NBA ,I can’t understand why Miami Heat still figthing for the 8th ! Every year it seems the same

Get the 7. We have a great chance againat Boston without Smart, Hayward and hobbled Kyrie.

Shouldn’t they be seeded at 7 since they own the tiebreaker over Milwaukee?

It's not impossible to grab a 6 seed. We just need to go like 9-3 over the next 12 games

Raptors and?

We battle hard. We play most teams pretty tough. Actually the better teams we play well against

Wade deserves some playoffs this year

Man wtf....Cavs literally might not even make the playoffs this year

Raptors over Heat in 5. Celtics over Bucks in 5. Pacers over Sixers in 6. Cavs over Wizards in 5.


Miami struggle last night to get Bucket in 4th. . That’s why I’m glad we got Dwade back he’s our 4th quarter scorer.., these other guys just gets scared to takeover .

It's time for Whiteside to man up and play up to his potential, his contract and team's expectations

Just cause Toronto is sittin at #1 in da east, dont mean nothing, its all bout how u play against them, cause if u look at it, we beat da gsw at least 2 times, and they suppose to b da worlds greatest team in da nba, its bout team work, not record, #heatnation4life #heatnation #305 #miamiheat Lets try and win the last 13 games of the regular season and give us a great chance to move up in the east

The East is so wide open

We got toget out of the 8 sowe don't start out with Toronto. Boston isn't playing great Indiana has solid core but no depth

Luckely piston is suck.

Will only Embarrass themselves if they make play offs

This team has blown a bunch of close losses. Shooting themselves in he foot.

We need full strength to make this playoffs push

Need to aim for spot 5 or 6 which seems realistic...heat will need to be at their best to have a chance for play offs

keep pushing Heat... Lets go...🔥☝💪😲

You lucky Detroit keep loosing and be away from you

Yes please as long as we don't play Cleveland in the first round. No way LeBron is exiting the playoffs in the first round

Weren't we on the 4th seed?

Y’all in the playoff anyway😂so y’all shouldn’t worry at all

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1 day ago

Miami Heat


Goran Dragic attacks and beats the Lakers!


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I am a Laker fan, first of all congrats on the Heat win, it could had gone either way Heat refuse to give up and won, Dragic simply terrific, as long Heat play the way they play they can make the playoffs and they have everything to make it and again congrats to Heat on their win and may God Bless the Heat. 😉

Could have won $1700 if this tosser didn’t score that bucket

Best player on our team, hand's down! The world needs to respect his game!

When is Goran Dragic going to get the respect he deserves? 👍🏀

What a terrific game for the Dragon!

The dragon can’t do it all by himself guys! Help him out and go for those Rebounds! Good win💪🏼🔥

Matt & Lochie - your Showtime Lakers continue to entertain. Thanks for the points. #gooddefencezo

Lol where's the D from Lonzo Ball?? Lavar won't be happy 😂😂 The Dragon 🐉 done ✔ circles on him.

Darren my boy just needs some decent young talent behind him and the heat could be real deadly with another season with wade

I am a lets go heat loyal true fan was seeing on foxsportssun miami win 92-91 points scored in a great basketball regular season game tonight on the road over la lakers. It was a wonderful victory for miami heat are with a 37-33 wins/losses records are still in 7th place eastern conference www.nba.com/standings or www.nbatickets.com like the directv commercials at our homes prp private residential properties houses and apartments. Very well deserved beating down the lakers. Lets go heat nation loyal fans are happy. Enjoy replays. Eric Reid. Play by play voice of the miami heat franchise 30 years. Congrats. Tony Fiorentino heat analyst and summer plus winter camp director for boys and girls between 7 to 16 years young. The Heat are with all of the offensive and defensive firepower playing very well. Excellent. Great. Outstanding. Spectacular. Terrific. Fine. Awesome. Wonderful. Fantastic. Superman or spiderman. Goran Dragic was spectacular scored 33 points. Good night. Take care. Bye.

The Dragon is the miami heat MVP

He's so lit! Score like this 👌🏻 he is so lit ...

I missed the UMBC-VA game to watch "my" Heat. It was worth it. they both won!!!!!!!

Interesting he didn’t run the shot clock down. He gave the Lakers a chance to win it. Obviously they must have missed.

Rod Morari no veo que me etiquese o digas nada al.respecto bro.

😂 drdrdrdragon style😊

Caught Big Baller flat footed!!!! Maybe time for new sneakers 👟

Are u sure that hes not an all star Nick van Kerkhoven

Clash of kings 1534 cordinates 597:237 take a look 😪

Gabe Clifton Bernabe thanks for the cold beverage next time I see You my dude. 😂😂

It's the Lakers really !!!

Andre Nguyen should have gotten a dragic tee bro

Charlie Thrasher wheres the D ???? Ur boy just let him shoot the game winner !!!! 4-15 from the floor , no doubles again !! 😂😂😂 cant see me

Jajuan Burton like this page for more Lake Show highlights. 🤣

Alex Kalafusz Dragic getting it done

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1 day ago

Florida Museum of Natural History

Thank you to all the artists and designers who joined us for the first SciArt Meetup at the Florida Museum in partnership with the Santa Fe College Art Gallery.Thank you to all the artists and designers who joined us for the first SciArt Meetup at the Florida Museum in partnership with the Santa Fe College Art Gallery. ...


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Samm Wehman Epstein you’re in a few of these

This looks amazing!

Do you have to be a student or enrolled in a school?

Go Ian! 😁!

Great to see drawing in the museum-yes!

Lyssa! ❤️

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