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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...
  • 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...
  • $200M downtown development would tie into SunRail station

    $200M downtown development would tie into SunRail station
    The company that built ChampionsGate and Hilton Orlando plans to build a $200 million mixed-use project that would tie into SunRail's main station in downtown Orlando, the Orlando Sentinel has learned. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer plans to announce details...
  • 2011 Central Floridian of the Year: I-Drive hotel magnate experiences joy in giving

    2011 Central Floridian of the Year: I-Drive hotel magnate experiences joy in giving
    Longtime readers of Orlando Sentinel editorials might think they've awakened in the Twilight Zone. The Sentinel's editorial board has had some epic disagreements with hotelier Harris Rosen. Over a light-rail system between downtown Orlando and...
  • 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 —...
  • What kind of view will the Orlando Eye deliver when it's built?

    What kind of view will the Orlando Eye deliver when it's built?
    The giant observation wheel planned for International Drive is supposed to rival the world-famous London Eye. But will the view from an Orlando Eye rival the well-known panorama provided by its English counterpart? Turns out you can see almost everything...
  • 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...
  • Johnson’s 4 minutes: dog joke, balance budget now, and recognition

     
    Former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson got, by his estimate, four minutes of debate time in tonight's Presidency 5 Republican debate on Fox News but he won't likely be forgotten for it. Appearing in the post-debate spin room, the question Johnson was...
  • Presidency 5 Debate Press Room: plusher than a closet

     
    If you know me, you know I'll work out of a closet if I have to. So like everyone else walking into the press room set up at the Orange County Convention Center for tonight's Presidency 5 GOP debate and related activities, I was taken aback. Sponsored...