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  • UCF trustees to discuss succession plan for Hitt

    UCF trustees to discuss succession plan for Hitt
    University of Central Florida trustees are expected to discuss next week a succession plan for when President John Hitt eventually retires. But a key trustee and a school spokesman said Hitt's departure isn't imminent. Hitt, 74, whose contract expires...
  • Scary moves, worthy cause: Shaking my booty with Buddy Dyer

    Scary moves, worthy cause: Shaking my booty with Buddy Dyer
    I believe Central Florida can be more than a low-wage mecca. I believe we can be on the cutting edge of technology. I want to support those working to improve our economy. It was for all of those noble reasons that I subjected myself to something...
  • State leaders tour downtown Orlando's UCF campus site before crucial vote

    State leaders tour downtown Orlando's UCF campus site before crucial vote
    During a tour designed to pitch the University of Central Florida's plans for a downtown campus, several state education leaders voiced plenty of support Thursday but also raised questions. UCF President John Hitt and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer were among...
  • Live: Mayor Dyer vs. Scott Maxwell at Otronicon

    Live: Mayor Dyer vs. Scott Maxwell at Otronicon
    Live video as Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orlando Sentinel columnist Scott Maxwell duke it out in "Super Smash Bros.," "Dance Central 3" and "Madden 15" for bragging rights as they engage in a rematch from Otronicon v.1 in 2006.
  • Orlando Eye capsules, Gatorland's Gator Spot keep I-Drive fresh

    Orlando Eye capsules, Gatorland's Gator Spot keep I-Drive fresh
    What do alligators and the tallest observation wheel on the East Coast have in common? Not much, except they both set International Drive abuzz Tuesday morning with the continued updates and expansion to the Orlando tourist destination. Things kicked...
  • Orlando's 'living wage' policy unchanged for 11 years

    Orlando's 'living wage' policy unchanged for 11 years
    Orlando adopted an $8.50-an-hour "living-wage" policy in 2003 but hasn't changed it in the 11 years since. Orlando's "living-wage" policy for city workers and contractors, the only one in Central Florida, was hailed as a way to lift the working poor...
  • As deadline nears, Uber pushes back on new rules

    As deadline nears, Uber pushes back on new rules
    Just two weeks before Orlando's new regulations take effect for Uber and other ride-hailing services, the tech giant continues to fight rules it says will hurt drivers and consumers. Uber executives have met with city administrators twice in the past...
  • Florida Central: 2015 será un año de grandes proyectos y logros

    Florida Central: 2015 será un año de grandes proyectos y logros
    El año pasado sin duda fue uno muy bueno para los residentes de la Florida Central: Pasajeros comenzaron a subir y bajar del tren SunRail, artistas demostraron sus habilidades en el Centro de Artes Escénicas Dr. Phillips, atletas se midieron en el...
  • Mennello's steward, Frank Holt, not ready to leave just yet

    Mennello's steward, Frank Holt, not ready to leave just yet
    Frank Holt has had his retirement party. But the museum director isn't going anywhere just yet. Since the city-owned Mennello Museum of American Art opened in 1998, Holt has been the man in charge. And although Holt, 71, had planned to leave his post...
  • OPD chief: Violent crime up in 2014

    OPD chief: Violent crime up in 2014
    When Chief John Mina took over the Orlando Police Department in April, his main focus was clear: He wanted to make sure there was less crime in 2014 than the previous year. And that's exactly what happened, Mina and Mayor Buddy Dyer announced Friday as...
  • Solar Bears to take center stage at ECHL All-Star Classic events

    Lake Eola won't freeze over because Orlando will host a hockey all-star game this week. Sales of hand warmers, thermal underwear and hot chocolate won't spike. Buddy Dyer might be willing to participate in a video-game dance-off at the Orlando Science...