Monday, May 2, 2016

Rick Scott gets dragged by California Gov. Jerry Brown at Beverly Hills conference

Posted By on Mon, May 2, 2016 at 6:31 PM

Gov. Rick Scott spent the second day of his job-recruitment trip to California touting Florida’s business climate. California Gov. Jerry Brown, keeping an eye on Scott, continued to mock the Florida governor for taking such trips while ignoring the economic and social impacts of climate change. “So, while you’re enjoying...

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Local Puerto Ricans call out Congress after island misses debt payment

Posted By on Mon, May 2, 2016 at 4:35 PM

After Puerto Rican Gov. Alejandro García Padilla announced the U.S. commonwealth would not be making a $422 million debt payment due Monday, local Puerto Rican leaders and activists rallied in Orlando against Wall Street banks, vulture funds and politicians in Congress who won't help the island.  "The hardest thing to find...

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Propagation says they will close this month, and now the best Yelp page in Orlando is dead

Posted By on Mon, May 2, 2016 at 3:53 PM

Propagation, the Mills 50 furniture store and coffee shop that refused to offer WiFi, announced that they will be closing their doors for good this month.  The shop made the official announcement last Sunday, May 1, on their Instagram page:  As many of you know, coffee is not the only...

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Watch these Florida fishermen catch and release a massive and rare sawfish

Posted By on Mon, May 2, 2016 at 3:22 PM

A group of fishermen at the Naples Pier accidentally caught a massive smalltooth sawfish April 28, reports the Naples Daily News. Although it's not known how big the creature was, the video shows that it was too large for the fishermen to reel up, forcing them to bring it...

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Universal to hire 2,500 new employees, bumps hourly pay to $10

Posted By on Mon, May 2, 2016 at 2:34 PM

On Monday, Universal Studios announced that it is currently hiring 2,500 more full-time, part-time and seasonal team members to prepare for this summer season. Universal will be filling positions in Culinary, Food Services, Security, Custodial, Parking & Transportation and Warehouse, among others. They also announced an hourly base pay raise...

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This Jacksonville Jaguars fan has the best answer for why they've sucked for the last 20 years

Posted By on Mon, May 2, 2016 at 1:18 PM

This hardcore Jacksonville Jaguar fan is not surprised that her team claims to have had the best draft in the NFL. As you can see in the above clip, the fan rejected this News4 cameraman's notion that the Jags haven't been too hot the last few years by saying they've...

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Merlin, the parent company of Legoland and Orlando Eye, admits fault in major theme park accident

Posted By on Mon, May 2, 2016 at 10:43 AM

Merlin, the parent company of Legoland Florida and the Orlando Eye, has made an unusual move by admitting it was responsible for a major theme park accident. The accident took place at Merlin’s U.K.- based Alton Towers on the Smiler coaster, where a ride vehicle containing guests crashed into an empty...

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Congress members want answers on Florida's revised HIV numbers

Posted By on Mon, May 2, 2016 at 9:13 AM

Eleven of Florida's Democratic and Republican members of Congress want Gov. Rick Scott to explain how the Florida Department of Health revised its count of new HIV infections in 2014 from 6,147 to 4,613, according to the Tampa Bay Times.  The Times first reported the 25-percent change, saying the adjustment was...

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Revisit the Golden Age of Thrash when Prong tears up the Haven

Posted By on Mon, May 2, 2016 at 8:30 AM

Almost exactly 26 years ago, Prong released one of the most tightly wound, surgically effective, gloriously brutal thrash albums ever made. That Beg to Differ came at the tail end of the Golden Age of Thrash was irrelevant, as the New York trio was both closing the book on underground...

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Put on some make-up and turn up the 8-track for a Hedwig cabaret at the Abbey

Posted By on Mon, May 2, 2016 at 7:28 AM

When the earth was still flat and the clouds made of fire, there was a stylish punk rocker by the name of Hedwig. Her life, chronicled in the hit musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, is a tragic tale of sacrifice and communism, of love and loss, of surgery and...

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