Friday, February 12, 2016

NYT: Alan Grayson's hedge fund work interfered with congressional duties

Posted By on Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 7:00 AM

For the past year, media outlets like Politico and the Tampa Bay Times have raised questions about U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, and his management of a hedge fund, which spurned an investigation into the congressman by the House Committee on Ethics. Now, The New York Times is reporting...

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Join a who's who of Orlando musicians at Will's Pub on Sunday to say goodbye to David Bowie

Posted By on Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 6:54 AM

Cancer is a motherfucker. You will most likely not get through this life without losing someone you love to it, and no one is immune – not even cultural icons like David Bowie. The man who redefined what it meant to be a rock star, who redefined the rock landscape...

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Bring a picnic and your sweetheart to the Mennello's lawn Saturday for the second annual Indie-Folkfest

Posted By on Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 6:43 AM

A good musical palate (or lack of) in a potential crush is a make-or-break factor for a lot of people, and a 20-minute Tinder date isn’t enough time to figure out if your potential boo likes Nickelback. Instead, figure out how harmonious you two might be at this year’s Indie-Folkfest...

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Randy and Mr. Lahey from the cult Canadian comedy 'Trailer Park Boys' get in character at Backbooth Saturday

Posted By on Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 6:41 AM

The shit winds roll into Orlando as Trailer Park Boys’ booziest (and sexiest) duo pack out Backbooth to prove once again that Canadians are neither nice nor orderly. Sunnyvale Trailer Park Supervisor Mr. Lahey (John Dunsworth) and his loyal sidekick Randy (Pat Roach) drunkenly slur stories about things like Randy’s...

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FanDuel plans to layoff 55 employees from Maitland offices

Posted By on Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 6:39 AM

The fantasy sports website FanDuel recently announced plans to layoff 55 employees from their Maitland, Florida, offices.  “In 2015, we saw continued growth with more than six million users registering for FanDuel and our largest NFL season to date, despite regulatory pressure,” said a spokesperson in a prepared statement. “As we...

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Monster Energy responds to Morgan & Morgan lawsuit, says it 'defies logic'

Posted By on Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 6:04 PM

Monster Energy Company fired back at Morgan & Morgan February 11, after the law firm filed several law suits claiming their clients suffered serious injuries after drinking the energy drinks. As previously reported, Morgan & Morgan's plaintiffs are claiming that Monster's high-caffeine drinks caused serious injuries. Morgan & Morgan's cases...

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SeaWorld returns four rehabilitated manatees to warm waters

Posted By on Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 5:30 PM

Over the last two days, four manatees were brought back to warm waters after being rescued and rehabilitated at SeaWorld Orlando.  Two manatees, named Carmine and Leonard, were rescued as orphaned calves in 2013. While the other two, Sheldon and Bernadette, were rescued from cold stress near Jacksonville, Florida, in...

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Watch this cute guide dog in training meet Pluto for the first time

Posted By on Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 5:15 PM

Every dog has his day, and Ace, a Guide Dog of America in training, got his when he met his hero Pluto at Disneyland.  The magical encounter occurred in December of 2015, when Ace was visiting the California theme park for a few hours as a socialization experience, according to...

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Tim McKinney announces his bid for Orange County Commission

Posted By on Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 5:11 PM

Tim McKinney officially threw his hat into the ring Thursday afternoon to compete for Orange County Commission District 5.  The executive vice president of United Global Outreach told us he was planning on entering the race after McKinney and Commissioner Ted Edwards, who currently represents District 5, had a public...

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Rapper Lil B will give an 'extremely rare' lecture at University of Florida

Posted By on Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 5:06 PM

Lil B, the rapper who successfully curses professional athletes, will be giving an "extremely rare" lecture at University of Florida this month.   On Wednesday afternoon, the rapper announced the UofF lecture, which will be held at the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom at 8:30 p.m. on February 18.  ...

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