Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Florida higher ed official says maybe women earn less than men for 'genetic' reasons

Posted By on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 6:38 PM

Among what seems like an epidemic of pale, stale males making misogynistic remarks this week, Florida can claim its very own: State University System board member Ed Morton, who suggested women's genes are to blame for their lower salaries. Jessica Bakeman at Politico was first with the story, which has since...

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Sabal Trail pipeline starts pumping natural gas to Florida

Posted By on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 4:19 PM

Despite constant protests and the continuing outcry from environmental advocates, the 515-mile Sabal Trail pipeline started pumping natural gas to Florida from Alabama last week. The Ocala Star-Banner reports the company confirmed the pipeline began flowing gas through 484 miles of the route starting on June 14. It's supposed...

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Indie rockers Afghan Whigs announce Orlando show for September

Posted By on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 4:19 PM

Indie rock survivors Afghan Whigs have announced a U.S. tour set for later this year in support of new album In Spades, and Orlando has the distinction of hosting the opening date of the whole shebang. The Afghan Whigs are set to play the Social on Wednesday, Sept. 6, at...

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Sanford aims to be Florida's top craft beer destination

Posted By on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 3:39 PM

Sanford wants to become a hub for craft beer connoisseurs. With two microbreweries already open and several new ones on the way, the city aims to become the next big craft brewery spot, emulating Asheville, North Carolina. Sanford Economic Director Bob Turk, Sanford Brewing owner Allan Jackson and others...

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Advocates call out Rick Scott for failing to sign LGBTQ anti-discrimination order after Pulse

Posted By on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 2:04 PM

A year after a gunman targeted the gay nightclub Pulse on "Latin Night" and murdered 49 people, LGBTQ advocates say Gov. Rick Scott broke his promise by failing to sign an order that would protect state employees against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Leaders with Equality Florida...

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Miami Uber driver fined for not speaking English

Posted By on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 1:54 PM

An Uber driver in Miami was fined $250 on Sunday for not speaking English. When a Miami International Airport officer approached Carmen Echevarría as she let her passengers out onto the curb, she asked one of the passengers to help translate what the officer was saying. "Then she asked why,...

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Real Radio 104.1's Jim Philips announces impending retirement

Posted By on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 12:35 PM

The longtime host of WTKS 104.1-FM's "The Philips File" announced yesterday that he will be retiring in January 2018. "I'm retiring. I'm not retiring from life, I'm just retiring from this business," he told listeners during his broadcast on Tuesday, June 20. "The Philips File" has been a staple of...

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First look at chef Tim Keating's revamp of the Urbain 40 menu

Posted By on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 12:34 PM

The art deco, Jazz Age, speakeasy feel is still in full swing – literally – at Urbain 40 with former Flying Fish Cafe chef Tim Keating coming over to helm the kitchen. The former trés Français brasserie is now a bastion of upscale global cuisine, and its new menu includes...

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Florida court allows ACLU's public records fight over police cellphone tracking

Posted By on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 12:22 PM

In a long-running dispute that centers on the state's Sunshine Law, a federal appeals court Tuesday said the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida can delve into information about a police officer's requests to use cell-phone tracking devices. The ruling by a panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of...

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28 free shows happening in Orlando this week

Posted By on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 12:20 PM

Wednesday, June 21 Eugene Snowden's Ten Pints of Truth 10 pm at Lil Indies, 1036 N. Mills Ave. Reggae Night with Hor!zen and DJ Red I 10 pm at the Caboose, 1827 N. Orange Ave. The Daniel Heitz Band 10:30 pm at Tanqueray's, 100 S. Orange Ave. Thursday, June 22...

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