News archive from 1 August 2015

Dad Rock podcast serves up Meat Loaf

Dad Rock podcast serves up Meat Loaf

In the late '70s, when rock operas were at their peak, a theatrical singer made his major label debut with an album that would go on to sell 14 million copies in the USA. The album was Bat Out of Hell by Meat Loaf, released in 1977. It struck a chord...

 

Video shows boy beating disabled student while bus monitor looks on

A Seminole County school-bus monitor appeared to be knitting in the aisle while a student walked past her twice and beat up an autistic boy strapped into his seat for his own safety, a surveillance video shows. The monitor remained a few seats away as...

 
Orlando City eyes sorely-needed win against budding rival Columbus Crew

Orlando City eyes sorely-needed win against budding rival Columbus Crew

Some 30 minutes away from Orlando City's training ground, the lights were just about to go up on the club's revamped stadium design. Luke Boden has seen the renderings, praising the European-style design with four roofs that should keep midsummer...

 
Families won't stop looking for teens lost at sea as Coast Guard ends search

Families won't stop looking for teens lost at sea as Coast Guard ends search

The massive search by rescuers and military personnel from two nations for two teenagers lost at sea ended at sunset Friday, eight days after the boys' ill-fated fishing trip began at Jupiter Inlet. Tequesta residents Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen,...

 
Employment discrimination: The next frontier for LGBT community

Employment discrimination: The next frontier for LGBT community

Hundreds of advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights gathered on the steps of the Supreme Court on June 26 to celebrate a historic decision to legalize same-sex marriage. After years of legal battles, the higher court put the issue...

 

Judge blocks release of recordings by anti-abortion group

A federal judge has blocked the release of any recordings made at meetings of abortion providers by an anti-abortion group that previously revealed secretly recorded videos of a Planned Parenthood leader. The federation says the Center for Medical...

 
Never 'Fear,' more 'Dead' is on the way

Never 'Fear,' more 'Dead' is on the way

BEVERLY HILLS - Never fear: More walkers are headed your way. On August 23, AMC will debut the first six-episode season of its Walking Dead prequel Fear the Walking Dead. But even before that debut AMC wants to make sure you know the show is coming...

 
N.Y. man hopes to S-C-O-R-E national title in Scrabble

N.Y. man hopes to S-C-O-R-E national title in Scrabble

Will Anderson of Croton shows his Scrabble playing skills at the Peekskill Coffee House. WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — When was the last time you sat down and played a word game? Maybe it was the Jumble puzzle in today’s newspaper, Boggle with a stranger via a...

 
Feds contacted by representative for dentist who killed lion

Feds contacted by representative for dentist who killed lion

Federal authorities say they've now been contacted by a representative for the Minnesota dentist who killed a protected lion in Zimbabwe. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service tweeted Friday that the agency was voluntarily contacted a day earlier by a...

 
Robbins: Evaluating Tobias Harris' re-signing and Orlando's postseason chances

Robbins: Evaluating Tobias Harris' re-signing and Orlando's postseason chances

One of the best perks of my job is interacting with readers. So on Twitter the other day, I invited you to send me questions about the Orlando Magic and the NBA. Many of you responded. Our first question comes from @designershop63, who asks, "Do...

 

Delta: Plane from Orlando airport landing at JFK in New York saw drone

The pilot of a Delta flight from Orlando International Airport said he saw a drone during the landing approach to JFK airport in New York on Friday evening, an airline spokesman said. dharris@tribune.com or 407-420-5471 Copyright © 2015, Orlando Sentinel

 
Never 'Fear,' more 'Dead' is on the way

Never 'Fear,' more 'Dead' is on the way

BEVERLY HILLS - Never fear: More walkers are headed your way. On August 23, AMC will debut the first six-episode season of its Walking Dead prequel Fear the Walking Dead. But even before that debut AMC wants to make sure you know the show is coming...

 

Judge orders Goodell, Brady appear in court Aug. 12, 19

The federal judge handling Tom Brady's attempt to overturn his four-game suspension ordered the New England quarterback and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to appear in court twice in mid-August. U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman told the sides...

 
Step aside Boston and let Orlando host the 2024 Olympics

Step aside Boston and let Orlando host the 2024 Olympics

Running off at the typewriter. ... Orlando City coach Adrian Heath, a huge sports fan and a traveler of the world, likes my idea, but everybody else seems to think I'm crazy. My concept: Now that Boston has backed out and is no longer in the running...

 
Gawker Media names interim editors amid fallout

Gawker Media names interim editors amid fallout

Gawker Media, an online media company, named Thursday John Cook as temporary executive editor following a staff exodus stemming from a controversial story posted earlier this month. Cook, the company's investigations editor, replaces Tommy Craggs, who...

 
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