Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Climate change activist walking barefoot across U.S. killed by SUV in Florida

Posted By on Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 4:24 PM

Mark Baumer, an activist who was walking barefoot across the U.S. to raise awareness about climate change, was killed in Florida by an SUV driver who officials say veered off the road. The Washington Post reports Baumer, 33, was a poet and author who started his barefoot journey in October....

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Lawmakers push for fracking ban in Florida

Posted By on Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 4:23 PM

Trying to end a debate about the possibility of fracking in Florida, a bipartisan group of lawmakers Tuesday backed a proposed ban on the controversial method of drilling for oil and natural gas. "This bill is concise and straightforward: It bans fracking of all types in Florida," said Sen. Dana...

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Turnbuckle Tuesdays celebrates one-year anniversary with a free Golden Pelicans show

Posted By on Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 3:51 PM

Celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Total Punk-helmed Turnbuckle Tuesdays nights with a free show from their in-house band Golden Pelicans. Spirits should be high as tonight doubles as an unofficial release party for the Pelicans' long overdue 7" on Jack White's Third Man Records. Turnbuckle Tuesdays starts tonight at...

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Orlando Pro Bowl will offer "autism-friendly" sports experience

Posted By on Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 3:45 PM

At this Sunday's Pro Bowl game in Orlando, the NFL is making a big move toward making its events more inclusive by offering "autism-friendly" accommodations for some of its young fans. According to the Orlando Sentinel, organizers at the event will over fans on the autism spectrum noise-canceling headphones, stress-relief...

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FWC hires snake-hunting tribesmen from India to help with Burmese pythons

Posted By on Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 1:57 PM

A couple of extremely effective snake hunting tribesmen from India are helping lower invasive Burmese pythons populations in Florida. According to a statement from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, researchers from the University of Florida have teamed up with two members of the Indian Irula tribe, and have already...

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Let Iron Chef Morimoto personally serve you sushi at the "Momakase" dinner this February

Posted By on Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 1:33 PM

If you're like me, you can count on one hand the number of times you've been to a celebrity chef's restaurant and they've actually been there. To make up for all those times, you can easily fork over $250 to have an Iron Chef personally hand you your meal. For...

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Citrus Restaurant closing; new concept moving in

Posted By on Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 11:35 AM

Citrus Restaurant, part of Craig Ustler's Urban Life Management Restaurant Group, will close Monday, Jan. 30, and a new concept by a prominent local restaurateur will open in its stead. Citrus Restaurant opened in the North Quarter District back in April 2007 to generally positive acclaim. Sister resto North Quarter...

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Orlando passes new drone ordinance, effective immediately

Posted By on Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 11:00 AM

It's now a little harder to shoot one of those slick drone videos over Lake Eola. The City Beautiful has passed a new drone law that requires permits for drone users, fines for violators and jail time for those operating the flying machines under the influence. According to the new...

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Rubio, elected on premise of defying Trump, announces support for Rex Tillerson

Posted By on Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 11:00 AM

Remember three months ago when U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio was trying his hardest to get Floridians to vote for him despite telling everyone "10,000 times" that he would be a private citizen? Back then, one of the Republican incumbent's main arguments against Democrat Patrick Murphy was that as a...

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Rumors point to Magic Kingdom closing Speedway as part of Tomorrowland facelift

Posted By on Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 10:54 AM

There’s plenty of evidence that Disney is looking to update Tomorrowland in Magic Kingdom, but exact details on the remodel have been all but absent. As work at Animal Kingdom winds down and Hollywood Studios moves from planning into construction rumblings of what is in the works for Tomorrowland are...

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