Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Falcon hosts a Drunk Spelling Bee – for adults, probably

Posted By on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Finally, a bar competition we can get behind: Show off your knowledge of silent letters and etymology while getting revenge for getting knocked out of your middle school spelling bee on a bullshit word like “narthex.” Throw five bucks in the hat to compete and receive a draft beer and...

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Dinosaur Jr. take to the Beacham to prove the haters wrong

Posted By on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Dinosaur Jr. formed in 1984 after J. Mascis and Lou Barlow’s hardcore band, Deep Wound, called it quits. While Dinosaur Jr., for the most part, deviates from their blisteringly fast predecessor, they aren’t an ordinary indie band. Instead, they’re a trio that has thoughtfully utilized their experiences with music of...

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Patty Sheehan says LGBTQ communities omitted from 'Orlando United Day' announcement

Posted By on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 8:32 PM

Orlando Commissioner Patty Sheehan is calling out top local officials for leaving out LGBTQ communities during announcements for the one-year commemoration of the attack that left 49 dead at the gay nightclub Pulse. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs both appeared in a 44-second video...

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Florida House moves forward with 'restrictive' medical marijuana bill

Posted By on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 7:06 PM

Pledging that it is only a start, a Florida House panel gave a thumbs-up Tuesday to a medical-marijuana proposal castigated by supporters of a constitutional amendment that legalized cannabis for a broad swath of patients with debilitating conditions. The House Health Quality Subcommittee overwhelmingly approved the measure (HB 1397), sponsored...

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Florida House amends school bill to no longer require daily recess

Posted By on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 5:48 PM

We all have fond memories of swing sets and monkey bars from our school days, but this generation of students might soon lose most of their recess time. The Tampa Bay Times reports that on Tuesday, March 28 members of a Florida House subcommittee amended a bill that would have...

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What to expect when Ace Cafe revs up and opens doors next month

Posted By on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 4:49 PM

We were given a hard-hat tour of the soon-to-open Ace Cafe situated on what's now known as "Ace Corner" — a three-acre downtown block at the corner of West Livingston Street and Garland Avenue. The site was once home to this very publication and, in fact, the upstairs...

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Florida lawmakers want to cut Ayala's budget by $1.3 million

Posted By on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 3:02 PM

Republicans in the Florida House want to cut the budget of Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala by almost $1.3 million after her controversial decision not to seek the death penalty during her administration. The proposed budget from House Judiciary Appropriations Subcommittee would eliminate millions from Ayala's budget and 21 positions in...

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Democrats request visitor logs at Mar-a-Lago, but there aren't any

Posted By on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 2:44 PM

Though Democrats filed a recent bill to force President Donald Trump to cough up a list of visitors to his private clubs, it seems this task may be impossible. Politico reports that currently, Mar-a-Lago doesn't keep a list of guests who come and go on a routine basis. Although it's...

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Judge rules against Ayala in Loyd case but her dispute with governor continues

Posted By on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 2:17 PM

A judge ruled against Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala in the case against murder suspect Markeith Loyd on Tuesday, allowing for the prosecutor appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to stay on the case. Ayala was removed by Scott from the case after she announced she would not seek the death...

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Major Lazer, A-Trak and more headed to Sunset Music Festival

Posted By on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 2:11 PM

The Sunset Music Festival organizers today revealed the full lineup for this year's Memorial Day blowout in Tampa. And besides Major Lazer as one of the surprise headliners, there is plenty to look forward to at this dance festival. Confirmed to play this year's Sunshine Music Festival are: Major Lazer, RL...

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