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  • An Eye on I-Drive: Chasing girls and buying glasses

    An Eye on I-Drive: Chasing girls and buying glasses
    A pair of reading glasses costs $6 near the Days Inn where Paul Hatcher is staying with his nephew. But a mile away, a similar pair sell for a dollar. So Hatcher went for a walk.  “I saved five bucks,” he says. Those glasses, as well...
  • Universal plans new project on Turkey Lake Road

    Universal plans new project on Turkey Lake Road
    Universal Orlando Resort is planning a construction project at the southern part of its property, according to documents it has filed with the state. Universal would not say what it will build on the property east of Turkey Lake Road and south of its...
  • Reaction to UCF downtown plan: 'Great validation'

    Reaction to UCF downtown plan: 'Great validation'
    Developer Craig Ustler was in the audience Tuesday morning as UCF President John Hitt committed to building a downtown campus. “This is great validation,” Ustler said. “There’s still a lot of heavy lifting to do, but this was...
  • Crowd of 27,000 expected at IAAPA's annual expo

    The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions kicks off its annual conference and expo in Orlando on Monday. About 1,000 exhibitors from approximately 40 countries will showcase their products and services for 17,000 attraction...
  • Simon Cowell seeks 'ultimate Latino boy band'

    Simon Cowell seeks 'ultimate Latino boy band'
    Simon Cowell plans to put together "the ultimate Latino boy band" through Univision's contest series "La Banda," which debuts in fall 2015. Online auditions are open at LaBandaoficial.com, and Univision promised "the largest Latino talent search in U.S....
  • One Direction primetime TV special coming Dec. 23

    Merry Christmas, One Direction fans. The British heartthrob quintet is getting its first primetime TV special, cannily titled “One Direction: The TV Special” at 8 p.m. Dec. 23 on NBC. Perhaps even more noteworthy, NBCUniversal is opening...
  • Five things for Monday, Nov. 17

    Five things for Monday, Nov. 17
    The beginning of the week brings us: One Direction at Universal; who will replace Will Muschamp; silencers about to be allowed; and more. 1. The band One Direction performed this morning at Universal Orlando CityWalk for the "Today" show, but one...
  • First look: Justice League ride at IAAPA

    First look: Justice League ride at IAAPA
      The Joker, archenemy of Batman and other DC Comics superheroes, made an early (and animatronic) appearance on the expo floor of IAAPA on Tuesday morning. The bad guy sighting at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions was...
  • Universal wins three Thea Awards for Harry Potter attractions

    Universal wins three Thea Awards for Harry Potter attractions
    Universal Orlando won three Thea Awards on Tuesday for work based on its new Harry Potter attractions, including the Escape from Gringotts ride, the Hogwarts Express train and its interactive wands. The Thea Awards are presented by the Themed...
  • Lakeland special ed teacher named 'Mister Florida' on Universal-filmed 'Steve Harvey'

    Lakeland special ed teacher named 'Mister Florida' on Universal-filmed 'Steve Harvey'
    The "Steve Harvey" show is being broadcast from Universal Orlando Resort this week from shows recorded earlier this month and Monday's show featured some of Florida's most eligible bachelors.  In the first ever "Men of Florida" pageant, Lakeland special...
  • One Direction joy, then 'Today' firing

    One Direction joy, then 'Today' firing
    On the same day that "Today" presented a joyous One Direction concert from Universal Orlando Resort, the program's general manager lost his job. Talk about irony. The morning programs, such as "Today" and ABC's "Good Morning America," try to project a...