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  • Carrie Fisher to hold court at Star Wars Celebration VI

    Carrie Fisher to hold court at Star Wars Celebration VI
    Carrie Fisher has reigned over an empire for more than three decades. As a 19-year-old, she rocketed to fame playing Princess Leia, a regal rebel spy with a distinctive hairstyle, in the original "Star Wars" film of 1977. Two sequels and one shiny bikini...
  • 'Star Wars' is serious business to comedian Chris Hardwick, host of Celebration VI

     'Star Wars' is serious business to comedian Chris Hardwick, host of Celebration VI
    Comedian Chris Hardwick has clear memories of his first"Star Wars" experience back in 1977. He was 5 years old, and his mom was flying to visit relatives. He and his dad dropped her off at the airport and went straight to the theater. The film made a big,...
  • Siete atractivos de Orlando como sede de convenciones

    De la ciudad de Orlando y sus atracciones podemos escribir varios libros. Son conocidas a nivel mundial. Como lugar de entretenimiento para todas las edades, es difícil de igualar. Pero algunos se sorprenden también al conocer que es un lugar para hacer...
  • Ivey Lane's evolution: From Rodney King to Trayvon Martin

    Ivey Lane's evolution: From Rodney King to Trayvon Martin
    Two decades ago, a largely white jury from a Los Angeles suburb lit a perilously short racial fuse with two words: "Not guilty." Four white Los Angeles police officers were freed on charges of excessive force in the brutal beating of Rodney King —...
  • Natural Perspectives: Conservation Corps graduates 112 in 2012

    Vic and I last week attended graduation ceremonies for the Orange County Conservation Corps. Our allergies must have been acting up, because tears were streaming down both of our faces as we listened to the stories about the many challenges and...
  • Director Kevin Smith to share 'Star Wars' thoughts

    Director Kevin Smith to share 'Star Wars' thoughts
    Director-actor-podcaster Kevin Smith has never worked on an official "Star Wars" project, but he's enthusiastically talked about the films enough to be added to the upcoming Star Wars Celebration at the Orange County Convention Center. "An Evening...
  • Orlando Sentinel restaurant review: B-Line Diner is tasty throwback

    Orlando Sentinel restaurant review: B-Line Diner is tasty throwback
    Finding affordable sit-down eats in Orlando's posh resorts can be a challenge. Quick-serve take- away counters are not unusual inside mega hotels, but where do you go when you want to linger over a meal without a presidential suite price tag? The Peabody...
  • Valencia culinary students win state competition

     
    For the 10 Valencia culinary students cooking in the statewide culinary competition on Sept. 8, the stress was just part of the high-pitched atmosphere. In the end it was all worth it:  One of Valencia’s teams won the gold medal and will advance...
  • P5 Debate warmup: Faith & Freedom’s Ralph Reed blasts Obama’s Israel support

     
    Firebrand activist Ralph Reed warmed up the Republican Presidency 5 conference in Orlando by attacking President Barack Obama's handling of relations with Israel and the Middle East. At a packed rally for the Faith & Freedom Coalition that also will...
  • Thaddeus McCotter drops out of GOP presidential field

     
    Thaddeus, we hardly knew you. The Detroit News is reporting that the Michigan congressman has dropped out of the Republican presidential race, the afternoon of the Orlando Presidency 5 debate that he was denied access to and the day before he was to speak...
  • Presidency 5 fest: delegates mill booths for causes, candidates, trinkets

     
    The 3,500 delegates and others are beginning to trickle or stream into the Orange County Convention Center in advance of tonight's 9 p.m. Republican Party of Florida/Fox News Presidency 5 debate tonight withnot much to do but mingle and wander a political...