News archive from 26 August 2015, page 16

Disney: FastPass+ set for Eat to the Beat concerts

Disney: FastPass+ set for Eat to the Beat concerts

Disney World visitors will be able to use FastPass+ for this year's Eat to the Beat concerts, nightly performances tied to the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Pictures: Upcoming Florida theme-park concerts Check out which acts are on tap...

 

Sadly, still no leadership from Seminole on bear problem

Apparently, Seminole County Chairwoman Brenda Carey is just fine with her next-door neighbors burning their trash. Or burying it in their backyards. "People don't want government intervention telling them what to do with their garbage,"...

 

Orlando City has much to fix, but needs time to make corrections

Orlando City is losing a lot right now, and it's causing fans to ask the question: What's wrong with the Lions? The answer: a lot and nothing at all. With the high expectations locally, many of them created by the club itself, it's easy to forget...

 
Search for wins leaders led through dusty yearbooks to proud widow

Search for wins leaders led through dusty yearbooks to proud widow

They say you must enjoy the journey, not the destination. But until I found kindhearted Alfreda Gary and the house where she has lived since 1967, and she found the box that held her late husband's coaching record for the Jones Tigers, I felt only...

 
Kelvin Benjamin's injury might be the most painful of the NFL preseason

Kelvin Benjamin's injury might be the most painful of the NFL preseason

The injuries that have swept through the NFL this offseason are a reminder of how fragile a franchise’s playoff hopes are. For some teams, the news is devastating. For others, it is something that can be controlled. That’s life in the NFL. Teams need...

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Shortcut to Contemporary, Polynesian hotels among Disney road improvements in the works

Shortcut to Contemporary, Polynesian hotels among Disney road improvements in the works

A flyover letting visitors to Magic Kingdom hotels bypass a parking toll plaza is among several new road improvements planned at Walt Disney World. A $350 million bond issue by Reedy Creek, the Disney-controlled taxing district, will provide funding....

 

Human link helps addiction recovery but it's not panacea

When I was 13 years old, I decided to never touch drugs or alcohol due to my family's history of addiction. And I stuck to it. But if I trust author Johann Hari's recent TED Talk, "Everything you know about addiction is wrong," I should feel...

 

Sadly, still no leadership from Seminole on bear problem

Apparently, Seminole County Chairwoman Brenda Carey is just fine with her next-door neighbors burning their trash. Or burying it in their backyards. "People don't want government intervention telling them what to do with their garbage,"...

 
Voices: Trendy recruitment tactics do sororities a disservice

Voices: Trendy recruitment tactics do sororities a disservice

Dance moves, aviator sunglasses and bikinis — that’s what the members of Alpha Phi at the University of Alabama are all about. Well, at least that’s what I thought after watching Alpha Phi 2015, a recruitment video released by the sorority that went...

 
Weekly champ: Jimmy Carter; chump: Brenda Carey

Weekly champ: Jimmy Carter; chump: Brenda Carey

Champ Jimmy Carter: The former president is still widely considered a failed leader, 35 years after voters turned him out of the White House. But his graceful response to doctors' discovery of cancer in his liver and brain has been worthy of praise...

 
Weekly champ: Jimmy Carter; chump: Brenda Carey

Weekly champ: Jimmy Carter; chump: Brenda Carey

The pathetic record of the Florida Legislature has as its root causes gerrymandering, term limits, the House's method for picking the speaker and disdain for initiatives passed by we the people. Why is the Florida Legislature and its members not in...

 
Civil rights icon Amelia Boynton Robinson dies at 104

Civil rights icon Amelia Boynton Robinson dies at 104

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Amelia Boynton Robinson, whose fight for civil rights spanned eight decades and turned her into an icon of the movement, died on Wednesday. She was 104. Boynton Robinson suffered a stroke in July, her family said in a statement....

 
Donald Trump not a textbook bully, psychologists say

Donald Trump not a textbook bully, psychologists say

Donald Trump says he's not a bully and, clinically, he may be right. On Wednesday, Trump was again defending himself following the latest in a series of spats with network television personalities — this time with Univision anchor Jorge Ramos, who...

 
NASA: SpaceX not receiving special treatment in crash probe

NASA: SpaceX not receiving special treatment in crash probe

​WASHINGTON — NASA is defending its probes into the crashes of two private rockets following suggestions by a key congressional lawmaker that the agency is showing favoritism to the aerospace company that built one of the rockets. NASA Administrator...

 

Posey should immunize against MMR autism fears

In July, Jim Carrey, star of "Dumb and Dumber," took to Twitter to slam a new California law that requires most kids be vaccinated. He spewed, well, some dumb and dumber stuff: "California Gov [Jerry Brown] says yes to poisoning more...

 

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