Friday, November 10, 2017

Here's Buddy Dyer recording the new welcome message for the airport

Posted By on Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 3:42 PM

Almost like an early Christmas, it's that time of year again when Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer gifts us all with his homely rendition of a welcome message for the automated people movers at Orlando International Airport. From the Southern twang to the unique way Dyer pronounces Orlando, the welcome message makes...

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Florida lawmakers take aim at hurricane healthcare issues

Posted By on Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 3:31 PM

Though she's concerned that emergency rules requiring nursing homes and assisted living facilities to have generators and 96 hours of fuel supplies were vague, a leading House Republican said Thursday that state health-care agencies should move ahead with implementing a pair of permanent rules. Rep. Jeanette Nunez, a Miami Republican who chairs...

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I-4 is named the most deadly highway in the nation

Posted By on Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 3:10 PM

The fact that we all have a high likelihood of getting into an accident on I-4 shouldn't be surprising to anyone who's ever driven down this 132-mile stretch of Armageddon. But according to recently released data, we now know with some certainty that I-4 is indeed the worst. According to data...

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The maximal presentation of Team Love's Shana Falana and the new-look Welzeins

Posted By on Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 2:48 PM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND Shana Falana and the Welzeins, Will’s Pub, Nov. 8 The latest national name hosted by OYG Presents was New York’s Shana Falana, a Team Love Records band that operates on the brawnier side of the dream-pop realm. While many of their contemporaries float among the clouds like...

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Saturday will be a traffic nightmare in downtown Orlando

Posted By on Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 2:30 PM

This Saturday will be a perfect storm of events in downtown Orlando, so if you were thinking about driving anywhere near this area you will be in a world of pain. The City of Orlando issued a traffic alert for Saturday, Nov. 11, citing a slew of events, concerts...

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Publix suspends shipments from Florida dairy farm after video shows employees beating cows

Posted By on Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 1:08 PM

Lakeland-based grocer Publix has suspended its relationship with a Florida dairy farm after an undercover video surfaced showing employees literally  kicking cows in the face. The very graphic video, which was released yesterday by Miami-Beach based animal cruelty investigative organization Animal Recovery Mission (ARM), was shot at Larson Dairy in Okeechobee,...

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The Glass Knife opens today in Winter Park

Posted By on Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 12:47 PM

Get in line, sweet-tooths. The Glass Knife opens today in Winter Park. With its upscale stylings and modern decor, this pastry-palace's love for baked delicacies is written on the walls, not to mention the floor - those are custom made, studded stars you're looking at. Coconut Cream cakes, artisanal banana...

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Someone misplaced the UCF-UConn 'rivalry' trophy and now it's missing

Posted By on Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 11:54 AM

TheCivil ConFLiCT trophy, made to juice up the mostly-imaginary rivalry between the UCF Knights and the University of Connecticut Huskies, is nowhere to be found.  Jeff Jacobs of the Hartford Courant dialed phones far and wide to find the infamous award, but alas, not a single person seems to know...

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Florida Sen. Jack Latvala took a lie detector test to clear his name of sexual misconduct

Posted By on Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 11:21 AM

There's little doubt Sen. Jack Latvala isn't the most politically correct lawmaker in Tallahassee. The Clearwater Republican, who's been dogged for a week by accusations that he sexually assaulted or harassed female lobbyists and staff, even admits he's made remarks about women's appearances that could be construed as inappropriate. But...

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Hurricane Irma absolutely wrecked Florida's citrus crops

Posted By on Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 11:13 AM

Florida's struggling and storm-battered citrus industry took another hit Thursday as the orange crop forecast for the current growing season was reduced by 7.4 percent. And industry officials anticipate the forecasts will continue to decline as the season progresses. “Unfortunately, I don't think this will be the last decrease we see,” said...

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