Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Federal judge refuses to dismiss Florida NRA lobbyist Marion Hammer's harassment case

Posted By on Tue, Sep 11, 2018 at 4:49 PM

A federal judge has refused a request by a California man to dismiss part of a lawsuit in which the National Rifle Association’s longtime Florida lobbyist alleges she received harassing and threatening emails in the aftermath of the February mass shooting at a Broward County high school. Lobbyist Marion...

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Country-punk pioneers Supersuckers revisit their best albums at Soundbar

Posted By on Tue, Sep 11, 2018 at 3:12 PM

Everyone has their own idea of what constitutes a big celebration. But the Supersuckers’ normal shows are already legend in both stamina and material. Now that the country-punk cult heroes are marking three decades of shit-kicking, however, they’re bringing their concept of what maximal partying really means. Instead of...

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Orlando among 19 cities to debut AT&T 5G technology

Posted By on Tue, Sep 11, 2018 at 2:49 PM

In early 2019, Orlando and Jacksonville will be among the 19 cities to debut AT&T's new standards-based mobile 5G technology, the company announced in a news release Tuesday. 5G is oft-viewed as the latest frontier of phone service, with increased speeds and quality. "We're at the dawn of something...

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Orlando SWAT moonlights as servers for Lighthouse Central Florida's Dining in the Dark

Posted By on Tue, Sep 11, 2018 at 2:35 PM

First introduced in 2010, Dining in the Dark is a unique culinary experience brought to you by Lighthouse Central Florida, where diners are treated to a multi-course, gourmet meal prepared by some of the best local chefs and served by … the Orlando Police Department’s SWAT team. Kind of...

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The first ever Orlando Flea comes to downtown this weekend

Posted By on Tue, Sep 11, 2018 at 2:30 PM

Lovers of local "artisans, designers, and creators," rejoice! This Sunday, the inaugural Orlando Flea comes to downtown Orlando. The indoor flea market goes from noon to 4 p.m. at Celine Orlando (22 S. Magnolia Ave.) and will feature local crafts, food, live music and a full bar. A collaborative project...

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Florida Man Festival to feature Weezer, Young the Giant, Bishop Briggs and more

Posted By on Tue, Sep 11, 2018 at 2:20 PM

There's a new entrant on the Central Florida rock festival scene. The Florida Man Festival, an alternative rock fest put on by local station 101.9FM and set for later this year, has just announced the headliners for this year and it's pretty impressive. The lineup so far includes: Weezer,...

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Cortex brings Scandi free jazz to Orlando's Milk District Wednesday night

Posted By on Tue, Sep 11, 2018 at 1:45 PM

Three months ago, on the frontlines of the massive 13-piece war ensemble that was Paal Nilssen-Love’s Large Unit, trumpeter Thomas Johansson and saxophonist Kristoffer Alberts alternately punched attendees in the face (metaphorically, we promise) and conjured deftly immediate jazz grooves for a sonic spectacle that was unlike anything the...

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Orlando-area Hungry Howie's slinging 45-cent pizzas in honor of 45th birthday

Posted By on Tue, Sep 11, 2018 at 12:38 PM

Michigan-founded Hungry Howie's has started slinging 45-cent pizzas in honor of its 45th birthday. Started in 1973, the franchise known for its flavored crust pizza will showcase large one-topping pies at a discount now through Sunday, Sept. 16. To score the special, however, patrons must purchase a large one-topping...

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Bill Nelson and Rick Scott have finally agreed to a first debate

Posted By on Tue, Sep 11, 2018 at 11:45 AM

Announced Monday evening, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and Gov. Rick Scott are set for their first debate to take place on Oct. 2. According to a news release from Nelson's campaign, the debate will be hosted by Telemundo 51 in Miami, and will be broadcasted in network stations in...

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Florida Board of Governors considering request of $5.2 billion for the state university system

Posted By on Tue, Sep 11, 2018 at 11:01 AM

The Florida Board of Governors is ready to consider a $5.2 billion budget request for the state university system for next year, representing a 3.6 percent increase in spending and including $75 million in additional state performance funding. The proposal, which will be considered by the university-system board during...

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