Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Gov. Rick Scott and state Cabinet agree to preserve thousands of acres in Florida

Posted By on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 4:46 PM

With little comment, Gov. Rick Scott and the state Cabinet agreed Tuesday to spend more than $22 million to preserve three pieces of land covering 14,000 acres, with much of the money coming from the Florida Forever conservation program. Two of the deals, involving cattle ranches in Polk and Okeechobee...

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Experimental composer Thad Anderson set to perform 'Northbound' twice this week

Posted By on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 4:40 PM

Avant-percussionist and Assistant Professor of Music at UCF Thad Anderson is reprising his adventurous "Northbound" piece of music - originally conceived as a soundtrack for a SunRail trip, combining electronics and live percussion. This Little Underground's Bao Le-Huu was impressed enough by this piece to call it a "a rich work...

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See new renderings of Disney's Paddlefish Restaurant, opening this winter

Posted By on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 3:21 PM

You'll doubtless recall the Empress Lily — the docked grande dame of a steamboat that once housed Fulton's Crab House at Disney Springs. Well, it's getting a multimillion-dollar bow-to-stern renovation and will reopen this winter as Paddlefish, a decidedly more contemporary seafood restaurant. New renderings were released today, and the...

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Orange County Sheriff actually thinks kids could get Halloween 'pot candy' if Amendment 2 passes

Posted By on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Florida is only a couple weeks away from potentially passing the pro-medical marijuana-friendly Amendment 2, so naturally anti-pot groups want you to worry about your kids getting "pot candy" this Halloween, something that absolutely never ever happens.  On Monday, October 24, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings capitalized on parent's seasonal...

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Marco Rubio boo'd off stage at Orlando's Calle Orange fest

Posted By on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 12:45 PM

Last Sunday, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a man who doesn't believe in climate change and who Donald Trump deemed too sweaty to be president, tried to win over a predominately Puerto Rican crowd at the Calle Orange street festival in downtown Orlando, but was instead overwhelmingly boo'd off the stage. ...

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Pre-pre-pare for the Fest with Orlando's Pre-Pre-Fest punk party tonight

Posted By on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 12:17 PM

If you can’t make it up to Gainesville for the big weekend take in this two-stage pregaming punkfest, Orlando Pre-Pre Fest. Two stages, sixteen+ acts from all over the country tonight at Will's Pub. Stacked ineup includes Timeshares, Dikembe, Dowsing, Joe McMahon (Smoke or Fire), Ratboys, Slingshot Dakota, Debt Neglector, You Vandal, Awkward Age, Dan Web and the Spiders, Henretta, Luvlost, Lost Boy, Irish Handcuffs, Aloha...

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Ravello at the Four Seasons celebrates Alba's coveted white truffle

Posted By on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 11:54 AM

If it's October, it must be white truffle season, and leave it to none other than the Four Seasons Resort to bring in one of the most prized and rare truffles known to man: the Alba white truffle. For the uninitiated, the white truffle's earthy pungency has been known to...

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Early voting in Florida shows how tight this race can still be

Posted By on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 11:35 AM

The first day of early voting has revealed a race that is still close, despite a large upswing in early Latino votes likely benefitting Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Numbers released today by the Florida Division of Elections show that over 1.6 million Floridians voted on Monday - the first day...

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Statistically, you'll probably get in an accident on I-4

Posted By on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 11:24 AM

Chances are you probably have been stuck waiting an eternity in standstill traffic behind a crash scene on I-4. Probably more than once.  Interstate 4 is among the most dangerous highways in the United States, according to statistics from the driving safety app, EverDrive. EverDrive gathers data and habits from...

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Disney has found yet another loophole to import cheap labor

Posted By on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 10:47 AM

In June 2015, the New York Times ran an article about 250 IT workers at Disney who were not only replaced by immigrants using the H1-B program, but were expected to train their replacements. The story has been used ever since to talk about the issues surrounding the H1-B...

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