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  • 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...
  • Hard Knocks: International Drive location set for spring

    Hard Knocks: International Drive location set for spring
    Hard Knocks, the Ovideo-based combat-simulation arena, is adding a second location at Pointe Orlando, the shopping and entertainment complex on Orlando's International Drive. The goal is to be operating there by spring-break season, owner Joe Wheeler...
  • CPAC-Florida conference schedule released for 9/23 conservativefest

     
    Ten presidential candidates, four U.S. Senate candidates in Florida, several governors and enough conservative talkers to fill a convention center — almost all Republicans or further right — pack the schedule released today for the...
  • Gov. Scott, Lt. Gov. Carroll to address CPAC-Florida next week

     
    The American Conservative Union today announced Gov. Rick Scott and Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll will address the Conservative Political Action Conference-Florida taking place a week from Friday at the Orange County Convention Center. Scott and Carroll...
  • 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...