- Associated Press - Monday, February 24, 2014

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FLORIDA RELEASES PERFORMANCE SCORES FOR TEACHERS

Florida is releasing individual performance scores for more than 100,000 teachers across the state. The Department of Education on Monday released the data after losing a lawsuit. The Florida Times-Union in October 2012 first asked for the information the state planned to use as part of a new evaluation system for teachers. An appeals court sided with the newspaper late last year.

PRICE OF ADMISSION AT THE MAGIC KINGDOM IS NOW $99

Walt Disney World has raised the one-day ticket price to the Magic Kingdom by $4 for visitors over age 9. Single-day tickets for Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom also went up by $4 to $94 for visitors over age 9.

TAMPA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYER WHO HIT HIS HEAD DURING PRACTICE PLANS TO SUE SCHOOL DISTRICT

Wharton High School player Sean McNamee lost his balance and struck an unattended paint machine used to line the field. He wasn’t wearing a helmet, and he was in a coma for nine days. His attorney says a piece of unattended equipment and a trainer’s delay in seeking medical attention put his life in danger.

HAITIAN COMMUNITY ADVOCATES IN SOUTH FLORIDA CRITICIZE UNITED NATIONS OVER CHOLERA LAWSUIT

The Haitian Lawyers Association and Haitian Women of Miami say the United Nations’ lack of response to a lawsuit seeking compensation for cholera victims in Haiti is part of a pattern of evading responsibility for the outbreak. The groups have filed a friend-of-the-court brief supporting a motion asking a federal court to affirm that the U.N. had been properly served with the lawsuit filed in October.

STATE SAYS CLEANUP CREWS HAVE NEUTRALIZED ACID SPILLED IN TRAIN DERAILMENT

One tanker car released roughly 30,000 gallons of phosphoric acid into an Escambia County creek when an Alabama-bound freight train derailed during a Jan. 28 ice storm. Department of Environmental Protection officials say crews have removed the derailed train cars and the acid has been neutralized. Water quality monitoring in the creek and surrounding waterways will continue.

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