Thursday, February 23, 2017

Protesters interrupt senator Marco Rubio's class at FIU

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 6:06 PM

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is really having a terrible day. After his aides told media outlets Rubio wouldn't be planning any town hall meetings in Florida during the congressional recess because he was going to Europe, the Republican senator was spotted at Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital on Thursday avoiding a...

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Volusia County deputy drives off with gas pump still attached to car

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 5:37 PM

It seems a Volusia County Sheriffs deputy was in a hurry to get back to work. The Volusia County Sheriff's Office posted the above picture to their Facebook account Wednesday, Feb. 22, along with the caption: "When you’re just in a hurry to get back on the job. No gas...

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PWR BTTM announce Orlando show for June

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 5:37 PM

New York queer punk duo PWR BTTM have announced an Orlando show for this summer as part of a world tour marking the upcoming release of their new album, Pageant. The band played an emotional set in Orlando last summer soon after the Pulse nightclub shooting, capping the set with...

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Florida dominates TripAdvisor's latest 'Best Beaches' list

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 4:28 PM

Florida beaches dominated TripAdvisor's "2017 Traveler's Choice Awards for Best Beaches," taking seven out of the top 10 spots. Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota took first place as the best beach in America, with Ka'anapalli Beach in Maui, Hawaii, coming in second. However, St. Pete Beach and Clearwater Beach closely...

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Florida congresswoman vows to reintroduce bill protecting transgender students

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 3:58 PM

After Trump's decision Wednesday to reverse transgender protections in school bathrooms, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a conservative congresswoman from Miami who has a transgender son, has vowed to reintroduce the Student Non-Discrimination Act (SNDA). "This lamentable decision can lead to hostile treatment of transgender students and studies have shown that bullying and...

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T.L. Williams, CIA veteran turned author, will answer most of your questions tonight at Orlando Public Library

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 3:41 PM

As Americans learn more about what Russia's role was in hacking the 2016 U.S. election, author T.L. Williams' spy thriller Zero Day: China's Cyber Wars couldn't be more timely. The 2017 novel by the former CIA operations officer is the third installment for his protagonist Logan Alexander, a former...

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Get a first look at Orlando City Stadium at their open house party this weekend

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 3:22 PM

The seesaw of Orlando sports interest may see Magic fans dragging their butts in the dirt on one end, but Orlando City fans couldn’t hoist their famous purple flags any hi gher on the other. That is, before 25,500 impassioned fans welcome (strong word) New York City FC in their...

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Marco Rubio has been found

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 2:40 PM

He's OK, folks. Marco Rubio, the Florida senator who has been noticeably absent from meeting with his constituents at citizen-organized town halls, has finally been located. Rubio was apparently in Europe over the last few days, but was spotted by a Miami-based labor organizer at the Jackson Memorial Hospital this...

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Skyplex announces new 'SkyJump' attraction

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 1:01 PM

The people behind the "vertical theme park" Skyplex announced the addition of Sky Jump, a new attraction that allows guests to leap from a small platform and free-fall from 500 feet above the ground. Similar to the SkyJump attraction at the Stratosphere in Las Vegas, the Skyplex version is sort...

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WFTV publishes Dr. Phillips Center report that was revised to remove criticism of CEO

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 12:05 PM

Local news station WFTV has published two versions of an organizational assessment produced for the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts that show the report was revised after its initial "final" version to delete or downplay criticism of CEO Kathy Ramsberger. Last year, the Dr. Phillips Center commissioned Strategic...

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