Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Hedge funds: Puerto Rico, it’s us or the kids

Posted By on Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 4:49 PM

Earlier this month, we reported on Puerto Rico’s financial crisis: How the island, with its staggering $72 billion debt, is in an economic death spiral as thousands of Puerto Ricans flee to the United States, especially Florida. Puerto Rico's governor has said the U.S. territory's debt is unpayable, and legislators...

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This Little Underground: Riding Easy Records raises profile with Electric Citizen, Mondo Drag, Slow Season (Backbooth)

Posted By on Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 4:12 PM

In the indie ranks where music labels operate closer to the heart and often specialize, label showcases are telling and therefore high-value experiences for good labels. The most recent jackpot was the touring one for West Coast imprint Riding Easy Records (July 24, Backbooth). In one knockout night, this...

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My Morning Jacket's soulful new album trickles funds toward the Waterfall Project

Posted By on Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 3:49 PM

MY MORNING JACKET 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4 | Hard Rock Live, 6050 Universal Blvd. | hardrock.com | $43-$54.50 Since first forming in 1998 in Louisville, My Morning Jacket has always been involved with philanthropic endeavors. But now, with the release of its new album, The Waterfall, the band...

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Florida's 'environmental disaster' Gov. Rick Scott awarded for environmentalism

Posted By on Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 3:34 PM

No, it’s not opposite day, and yes, you read that right. Gov. Rick Scott, the same governor who banned the word climate change in state offices and who was called an environmental disaster by the Tampa Bay Times, is being awarded for his conservation work by the Fish & Wildlife...

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Florida's youngest convicted murderer walked free Tuesday

Posted By on Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 2:42 PM

Almost 16 years after 12-year-old Curtis Jones and his 13-year-old sister were sentenced to prison for shooting and killing their father’s girlfriend, Jones was released Tuesday morning. Florida Today reports that in 1999, Jones and his sister, Catherine, told the Brevard County Sheriff's Office they killed Sonya Nicole Speights....

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Orange County Commission reduces trash pickup to once a week

Posted By on Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 2:42 PM

Guess that smelly takeout you ordered Monday is going to languish in your trash can for a little bit longer.   The Orlando Political Observer says Orange County commissioners voted Tuesday morning to cut trash removal services to once a week to try to "reduce costs and encourage sustainability."  The...

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Find Orlando City gear and more at United World Soccer's new store in Downtown Disney

Posted By on Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 1:59 PM

In a move that's sure to please futbol-loving foreign tourists, Downtown Disney adds a branch of United World Soccer, "the world's greatest soccer store," to its retail lineup today. United World Soccer specializes in jerseys from clubs and countries from around the world and they'll even let you add your...

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Ravenous Pig pulls the plug on pig roasts

Posted By on Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 1:21 PM

The days of going whole-hog at first-Saturday-afternoon pig roasts at the Ravenous Pig are just about over (sort of). The restaurant is putting the kibosh on the prix fixe lunch event and moving it just across the street to sister restaurant Cask & Larder. The demise of RavPig's roasts makes...

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Monday, July 27, 2015

The Jeb Bush Vine that will surely secure his presidency

Posted By on Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 6:52 PM

 We started writing words to accompany this genius Vine video of presidential hopeful Jeb Bush, but they just get in the way. If you're a true American, you'll go to Vic Berger IV's Twitter account and give him the RT he deserves for creating it. ...

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Florida clerks’ budget reductions could affect guardianship oversight

Posted By on Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 6:48 PM

Like pretty much every hotel conference, the most interesting part of the Florida State Guardianship Association conference Friday was probably the mixed drinks at the pool bar. Still, we found some interesting tidbits at a presentation by four Florida county court clerks. For those who don’t know, a guardian is...

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