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  • Zimmerman verdict: Reaction ranges from 'heartbreak' to elation as many wonder what's next?

    Zimmerman verdict: Reaction ranges from 'heartbreak' to elation as many wonder what's next?
    As news of George Zimmerman's acquittal spread through the media and cyberspace Sunday, it became clear that the trial may be over, but the hurt feelings — and the debate — linger on both sides. In parks, church pews and diners across the...
  • 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 —...
  • How to talk like Yoda on Talk Like Yoda Day

    How to talk like Yoda on Talk Like Yoda Day
    Talk Like Yoda Day, Tuesday is. In Orlando, it seems like there's always a reason to celebrate the "Star Wars" films. Right now, we're in between sessions of Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Last summer, Celebration VI, a convention...
  • To train Imagineers and attractions artists of tomorrow, college creates MFA in themed entertainment design

    To train Imagineers and attractions artists of tomorrow, college creates MFA in themed entertainment design
    If you’re in college and hoping to get a job in the themed-attractions industry, this week’s IAAPA Expo had to be a heartening sight, based on the event’s size and attendance. The annual trade show, hosted by the International...
  • Hard Knocks: International Drive location set for spring

     
    Hard Knocks, the Oviedo-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...
  • 2,000 Orange teachers to get scrapbooking supplies

     
    Two thousand Orange County teachers will get paper supply bags worth $375, signed with a personal thank-you note, as part of the national conference of a major scrapbooking company. Every art teacher in the district will receive one. The gift bags will be...
  • Star Wars Miniland set for Legoland Florida

     
     WINTER HAVEN — Legoland Florida will expand its Miniland area to include “Star Wars” scenes in November, General Manager Adrian Jones announced Thursday. The addition will include seven clusters to represent the six films plus the...
  • Politicians, experts talk on “Power of the Hispanic Market”

     
    Just a day before the kickoff of the Career Expo in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA)  presents “Power of the Hispanic Market,” an event that will feature political and business...
  • Orlando MegaCon adds Wil Wheaton

     
    The man who played Wesley Crusher is coming to town. Wil Wheaton will join Orlando MegaCon at the Orange County Convention Center. The event runs March 15-17. Wheaton will be in good company with co-stars from ”Star Trek: The Next Generation.”...
  • Deidre Hall: The days of her life are full, fabulous

     
    Hall's favorite food secret? Red pepper soup for its high concentration of Vitamin C. "You can make it in 12 minutes," Hall said. "Serve it with whole grain bread, and you have a spectacular meal."...
  • Teresa Giudice: ‘Real Housewives’ made family, marriage stronger

     
    Why has Teresa Giudice broken out as a reality star on “The Real Housewives of New Jersey”? “That's what I would love to know,” she said in a phone interview Wednesday. “Everyone has issues, but they're always talking about...