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Published: Sunday, January 11, 2009 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 11:51 p.m.


School district holds info session

The Alachua County School District will hold an informational forum on its high school career academy programs Monday in the auditorium of Buchholz High School, 5510 NW 27th Ave.

Teachers and current students enrolled in the programs will be there to provide information and answer questions. The event runs from noon to 7 p.m.

For those who cannot attend Monday, the school district has scheduled open houses on the programs, which will include tours of labs and classrooms:

Tuesday: 6:30 p.m. at Eastside High School Institute of Culinary Arts. 7 p.m. at Santa Fe High Academy of Agriscience.

Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. at Gainesville High Academy of Health Professions.

Jan. 27: 6:30 p.m. at Buchholz High Academy of Finance and Academy of Entrepreneurship.

Jan. 29: 7 p.m. at Newberry High Academy of Criminal Justice.

Feb. 5: 7 p.m. at Loften High Academy of Agriculture & Environmental Resources; Academy of Automotive Technology; Academy of Business Ownership; Academy of Early Childhood Education; Academy of Fire & Emergency Medical Services; Academy of Information Technology.

— Staff report


Disney to install new defibrillators

ORLANDO — Walt Disney World is installing additional electronic devices that can revive cardiac-arrest victims at publicly accessible areas throughout the resort.

Spokeswoman Andrea Finger said Saturday that since 2001, Disney has installed more than 700 automated external defibrillators throughout the property. The 30 additional devices will be installed in guest and casting areas.

—The Associated Press

Teen severely burned at bonfire

PIERSON — Volusia County emergency officials say a 17-year-old was severely burned when she was accidentally doused by gasoline at a bonfire.

EVAC spokesman Mark O’Keefe said Saturday that the girl was airlifted to Orlando Regional Medical Center’s burn unit. He said the girl was doused with gasoline Friday night, but it was an accident.

—The Associated Press

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