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  • Group calls for removal of Confederate monument from Lake Eola Park

    Group calls for removal of Confederate monument from Lake Eola Park
    From the Centennial Fountain to the Walt Disney Amphitheater, Lake Eola Park has its share of landmarks. But one aging attraction, a memorial to soldiers who fought for the South in the Civil War, is drawing new scrutiny in the wake of the racially...
  • Eola's Confederate statue honors soldiers who died

    Eola's Confederate statue honors soldiers who died
    This seems like an easy call: Remove the Confederate memorial statue that stands in Lake Eola Park. Strike a blow for civil rights and make the world a better place. It is easy to envision Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer issuing a proclamation ordering the...
  • Demolition plan for 1920s-era Lake Eola buildings attracts controversy

    Historic preservationists are criticizing a plan to demolish two 1920s-era buildings to make way for a new 28-story apartment building on the shores of Lake Eola downtown. "We have so little history left in downtown Orlando; I'm definitely opposed to...
  • Governor vetoes money for several Central Florida projects

    Governor vetoes money for several Central Florida projects
    TALLAHASSEE — State money for several projects in Central Florida, including $15 million for the University of Central Florida downtown campus, vaporized Tuesday as Gov. Rick Scott vetoed $461 million in spending before signing the budget. Orlando...
  • Florida Hospital partners with AutoNation Cure Bowl

    Florida Hospital partners with AutoNation Cure Bowl
    Florida Hospital is the latest local partner for the AutoNation Cure Bowl, officials announced on Tuesday at the Citrus Bowl’s Florida Hospital entrance. The hospital will be the presenting sponsor of the bowl's kickoff game on Dec. 19. It will...
  • Florida Hospital signs up as sponsor for upcoming Cure Bowl

    Florida Hospital signs up as sponsor for upcoming Cure Bowl
    Dr. Annette Khaled was recently awarded a $250,000 grant from the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and the money will be used to fund her work on finding ways to treat metastatic cancer cells. When those cells begin to spread within breast cancer...
  • Move Confederate flags, tributes to museums

    Move Confederate flags, tributes to museums
    About a year ago the Confederate battle flag on a sign marking the rural Seminole County community of Geneva disappeared. Someone apparently was tired of looking at it and replaced it with an American flag. "Somebody unilaterally decided they were...
  • Kids across Central Florida join 'World's Largest Swimming Lesson'

    Kids across Central Florida join 'World's Largest Swimming Lesson'
    Everybody in the pool! Kissimmee, Orlando and more than two dozen other locations in the area made a splash Thursday when they joined an effort to break the record for "The World's Largest Swimming Lesson." "Team WLSL" holds the current Guinness World...
  • Vanished little houses persist in local legend

     Vanished little houses  persist in local legend
    Here's how the story goes: Small-scale homes near the railroad tracks in Orlando were built in the 1920s as housing for small people who worked for the James E. Strates Shows, based in Taft. They lived there until harassment by teenagers provoked one of...
  • Orlando mayor laments lack of cop cameras ... so get them!

    Orlando mayor laments lack of cop cameras ... so get them!
    In the wake of two Orlando police officers caught on camera kicking and using a stun gun on a seemingly cooperative subject, Mayor Buddy Dyer said something interesting. "I think this incident is a great example of why we should deploy body cams,"...
  • Orlando civil-rights group: Chief Mina should quit after latest police incident

    Orlando civil-rights group: Chief Mina should quit after latest police incident
    A local civil-rights activist on Monday called on Orlando police Chief John Mina to resign two weeks after a woman video-recorded one of his officers kicking a suspect at least six times as the man sat on a curb. Two hours later, the man who was kicked,...