Monday, April 9, 2018

Rubio asks followers to vote for Rick Scott after promise not to campaign against Bill Nelson

Posted By on Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 10:19 PM

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio promised last month not to campaign against his best chum and fellow Florida Sen. Bill Nelson. But about 10 minutes before Gov. Rick Scott officially launched his campaign for the Democratic incumbent's seat, Rubio seemingly reversed course and asked his followers to vote for his frenemy...

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Steve Spurrier wants Tim Tebow to play for Orlando's new pro football team

Posted By on Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 5:00 PM

Tim Tebow, a Double-A baseball player and the last NFL player white people allowed to take a knee, has been invited to join Orlando's professional football team in the new Alliance of American Football league. Speaking to Mike Bianchi on the Open Mike radio show Monday afternoon, 72-year-old Hall of...

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The 2018 March for Science rally returns to Orlando this month

Posted By on Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 3:31 PM

Last year on Earth Day, more than 1 million people worldwide took to the streets in support of science. This year's second annual March for Science will take place on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Lake Eola on the corner of East Robinson Street...

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Five people were struck by lightning this weekend in Florida

Posted By on Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 3:25 PM

Lightning struck down in Hamilton County on Saturday afternoon killing one person and injuring four. The Bradford resident Kourtney Lambert, 23, died after lightning struck a tree that was 25 feet away from a nearby trailer where she and others were taking shelter, Hamilton County Sheriff J. Harrel Reid told Palm...

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Disney releases full menu for Woody's Lunch Box at Toy Story Land

Posted By on Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 3:17 PM

This morning Disney unveiled their full menu for Woody's Lunch Box, set to open at Toy Story Land this summer. According to the Disney Parks Blog, the Toy Story-themed counter-service restaurant will offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner, which will be included in the Disney Dining Plan. Meals will range from $8.99 to...

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Florida GOP says it can fend off Democratic 'blue wave' this November

Posted By on Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 3:03 PM

Florida Republican leaders who gathered this weekend in Tampa believe they can hold back a Democratic wave in November to keep the “Trump agenda alive.” But to retain congressional and legislative majorities and to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, that means ramping up messaging about economic growth, boosting...

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Florida AG Bondi asks appeals court for stay in voting rights restoration fight

Posted By on Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 3:03 PM

Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office Friday asked a federal appeals court to block a judge’s order that would require the state to quickly revamp its process for restoring the voting rights of ex-felons. Bondi’s office filed a 24-page motion at the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals seeking a...

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Orlando Weekly parent company Euclid Media purchases Creative Loafing Tampa

Posted By on Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 1:39 PM

Orlando Weekly parent company Euclid Media Group announced this morning it has bought Creative Loafing Tampa.  The award-winning Tampa Bay alternative weekly publication, formerly owned by SouthComm Inc, is now the ninth property for Euclid Media Group, which is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. Since 1988, Creative Loafing has been committed to...

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Disney World debuts new 'Avatar' mech suit to teach guests about nature

Posted By on Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 12:49 PM

To help ring in the one-year anniversary of Animal Kingdom's "Pandora: The World of Avatar," Disney released a short clip of a new mech suit, which they plan to have walk around the park, greet guests and teach everyone about plants and animals. The Pandora Utility Suit is designed...

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Op-Ed: Rick Scott does not care about us

Posted By on Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 11:48 AM

This year’s worst kept secret is out and trust me, it’s a flop. Florida’s completely ineffective governor, Rick Scott, has announced that he’s not done begging for our approval. He has officially entered the ring for a U.S. Senate seat. Like everything else he has done in our state,...

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