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  • Boy Scout policy banning gay leaders causes Disney to halt donations

    Boy Scout policy banning gay leaders causes Disney to halt donations
    Starting in 2015 the Boy Scouts of America’s policy banning adult leaders who are gay will cost the organization donations from the Walt Disney Co. Though Disney doesn’t provide money to the Boy Scouts' national or local councils, the...
  • Disney to end donations to Boy Scouts over ban of gay leaders

    Starting in 2015 the Boy Scouts of America's policy banning adult leaders who are gay will cost the organization donations from Walt Disney Co. Though Disney doesn't provide money to the Boy Scouts' national or local councils, the Burbank-based...
  • Disney to cut funding to Boy Scouts over ban on gay adult leaders

    Disney to cut funding to Boy Scouts over ban on gay adult leaders
    Walt Disney Co. said it will stop financial support for Boy Scouts-related organizations beginning next year because of the Scouts' policy banning adult leaders who are gay. The Boy Scouts said it is "disappointed" with the move. The company’s...
  • Caribbean tastes enliven upcoming Busch Gardens festival

    Caribbean tastes enliven upcoming Busch Gardens festival
    Busch Gardens is adding Caribbean flavors to its annual Food & Wine Festival. This year’s event opens May 23 and continues Fridays through Sundays until June 29. Caribbean cuisine was selected after the park surveyed its 500,000 Facebook fans to...
  • SeaWorld Orlando: Hank Williams Jr., Alabama wrap up Bands, Brew & BBQ

    SeaWorld Orlando: Hank Williams Jr., Alabama wrap up Bands, Brew & BBQ
    The final weekend of SeaWorld Orlando's Bands, Brew &  BBQ festival will have a country flair. The featured performers, announced Monday, will be Hank Williams Jr. and Alabama. Williams is known for hits such as "I Fought the Law" and "All My Rowdy...
  • California lawmakers report meals, sports tickets, other gifts

    California lawmakers report meals, sports tickets, other gifts
    SACRAMENTO -- While a state Senate panel considers further restrictions on gifts, California lawmakers reported Monday receiving thousands of dollars in sports tickets, meals, amusement park entries and other gifts, many from special interests that...
  • House panel approves minimum-wage increase

    House panel approves minimum-wage increase
    Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed increase in Maryland's minimum wage to $10.10 cleared its first hurdle Monday night as a House committee approved the bill and rejected a proposal to set a different standard for rural areas. The House Economic Matters...
  • Disney 'very forthright' on cutting Boy Scouts funding over gay policy

    The national commissioner for the Boy Scouts of America said the decision by Burbank-based Walt Disney Co. to cut funding for the organization over its ban on adult leaders who are gay was disappointing, but not a surprise. Tico Perez told the Orlando...
  • Theme parks' creative types set for Friday forum

    Theme parks' creative types set for Friday forum
    Twelve designers, writers, directors and other theme park creative types will gather for the fourth annual Entertainment Designers Forum on Friday. The event features two separate panels that will chat about design philosophies and styles. Q&As will...
  • Fantasy of Flight attraction to close

    Fantasy of Flight attraction to close
    Fantasy of Flight, an aviation-themed attraction in Polk County, will close to the public April 6 and will concentrate on its private-event business, owner Kermit Weeks told employees on Tuesday. The attraction did not give a reason for the change,...
  • Stanley Rubin dies at 96; prolific writer-producer of TV and film

    Stanley Rubin dies at 96; prolific writer-producer of TV and film
    There was a 69-year gap between the time that Stanley Rubin enrolled at UCLA in hopes of launching a writing career and 2006, when he actually graduated. And during that seven-decade break in schooling, the prolific film and television writer and...