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Living with ALS

Keith James has watched his body succumb bit by bit to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, since he was diagnosed with the fatal ailment five years ago. Now paralyzed but able to breathe on his own, James, 41, goes through the final stage of the disease as best he can. And so do the people who care for him—his wife and parents.

Doctor Stories

Read accounts from doctors about advances in robotics and other areas, along with stories about memorable cases -- including that of a shark bite victim who still had the shark attached.

Bigger Than Basketball

NBA superstardom has blessed Dwight Howard with wealth and worldwide celebrity. But he hopes the world will also recognize him for being great off the court. Howard knows it’s in his hands to make that dream come true

Be Dazzled

Bring out your inner sparkle with fall’s most illuminating trends. Professional stylist Tammara Kohler of Fused Fashion in Orlando offers tips on how to wear some of the season’s brightest fashions.

The Reader

Pat Williams hasn’t put a book down since he was a kid with a newspaper route, using the money he made from it to fund what became his passion—reading. Now 71, the Orlando Magic executive has read about 7,000 books and has a home library packed with all of them, including rare first printings. In other rooms are hundreds of other tomes anxiously waiting to be read. Be patient, Williams tells them, your time will come.

Order in His Court

The Casey Anthony trial may be the most sensational murder case since O.J., but don’t expect any courtroom showboating. With Judge Belvin Perry Jr. presiding, justice is serious business.

Get Out of Town

Ready to take a springtime vacation in Florida, even if it’s only for a long weekend? Here are 13 destinations—some you may have never considered or even heard of—that are near and far from home.

Hearts of Gold

They range in age from 12 to 89. They include a computer store owner and a pro golfer, a concert booker and a radio personality, a college student and a middle schooler, among others. They help children and veterans, arts organizations and hospitals, the hungry, the homeless, the helpless. They live among us and inspire by example. They are 11 local people with “hearts of gold” who give back to this community in so many ways.