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  • Scratch UCF off list of potential hosts for 2016 football finals

    Scratch UCF off list of potential hosts for 2016 football finals
    UCF hosted high-school teams on its practice fields for the Knights Shootout 7on7 passing tournament last weekend, but forget any thoughts of the actual football state championship games going to UCF. The school has expressed zero interest in hosting...
  • Another green building milestone for Central Florida

    Another green building milestone for Central Florida
    Wyndham Vacation Ownership will be showing off its LEED Gold certified interior at its headquarters on Wednesday.  The certification makes the building the largest LEED Commercial Interiors Gold level certified project in Florida. Other green building...
  • Maglev man Morris makes the rounds again

     Maglev man Morris makes the rounds again
    It sure sounds wonderful:  A privately funded magnetic train floating silently along from the Orange County Convention Center to Orlando International Airport. The problem is, magnetic levitation trains are not serving the public in the U.S. anywhere...
  • Convention Center wrapping up demolition for $55M project

    Convention Center wrapping up demolition for $55M project
    Construction crews are wrapping up demolition for Orange County Convention Center’s $55 million renovation. Dumpsters full of 1980s décor and fixtures are now being carted out. Coming soon is a more contemporary ballroom at the northern end of the...
  • Orange school tax déjà vu?

    Orange school tax déjà vu?
    I'm having a serious case of deja vu. Orange County's school district is asking voters to approve a sales tax to fix up old schools. They are buying billboards and sending voters mail pushing the catchy "Change 4 Kids" slogan. They've trotted out...
  • Florida travel calendar for March

    Florida travel calendar for March
    Check out festivals and events in March across the state. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County) Feb. 1 -March 9: Bands Brew and BBQ...
  • Stephen Hill's YouTube debate query put focus on gays in military

    Stephen Hill's YouTube debate query put focus on gays in military
    An American soldier sits alone in a wooden box in the desert, trying to erase himself. Off comes the Velcro patch that says CAPTAIN. Off comes the name tag that says HILL. He positions the camera so it will show nothing to betray his identity: just a...
  • Simulation-training contractors court global customers at trade show

    Simulation-training contractors court global customers at trade show
    Showcasing everything from virtual fighter jets to virtual surgery, Central Florida defense contractors cast a wider net Tuesday to haul in new customers at the country's largest military-training trade show. With U.S. military agencies battling major...
  • Marketing flourishes at simulation show

    Marketing flourishes at simulation show
    While the crowd numbers declined a bit at last week's military training and simulation trade show in Orlando, the marketing, pitching and deal-making were still at full throttle, organizers said. Hundreds of defense contractors, including many newcomers...
  • Lacking sufficient lodging, L.A. tourism growth lags rivals

    Lacking sufficient lodging, L.A. tourism growth lags rivals
    In the battle for tourists, Los Angeles is losing ground to rivals Orlando, Fla., New York, and Chicago. L.A. County has broken its own record for annual visitors three years in a row — thanks to a rebounding economy, sunny California weather...
  • Pasta alert: Aug. 23 O'Town Mac Down will benefit Give Kids the World Village

    Pasta alert: Aug. 23 O'Town Mac Down will benefit Give Kids the World Village
    “O’Town Mac Down,” a new mac-and-cheese cook-off at the Orange County Convention Center Saturday, Aug. 23, promises to be fun-filled family event for a wonderful cause: Give Kids The World Village where children with life-threatening...