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  • Should Orlando welcome Uber?: Front Burner

    Should Orlando welcome Uber?: Front Burner
    San Francisco-based Uber has rattled the taxi industry around the world by offering a competing "ridesharing" approach to transportation. Under the company's UberX service, passengers can use a smartphone app to summon drivers willing to give them a...
  • Orlando Philharmonic joins city's 4th of July fireworks

     Orlando Philharmonic joins city's 4<sup>t</sup><sup>h</sup> of July fireworks
    For the first time, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will provide accompaniment to the city's traditional "Fireworks at the Fountain" in downtown's Lake Eola Park this July 4. "When the Downtown Development Board approached us, we were deeply...
  • Orlando celebrates Civil Rights Act with eye on the future

    Orlando celebrates Civil Rights Act with eye on the future
    The city of Orlando celebrated the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on Monday with one eye on the past and a focus on the future. "In this city, we value diversity," said Mayor Buddy Dyer. "Today we celebrate the 50th...
  • Water, judgments, and abortion: Letter

    Wise up to water Samuel Taylor Coleridge noted in "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner": "Water, water every where, nor any drop to drink." The sailor in the story was stranded in a becalmed ocean, punished for killing a benevolent albatross. In Florida,...
  • Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on 'new urbanism' community

    Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on 'new urbanism' community
    Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando formally broke ground on its $8 million Butler's Preserve community Friday – a project expected to help revitalize the Greater Washington Shores neighborhood. More than 100 people, including Orlando Mayor...
  • Taxi, limo companies vent to police over Uber invasion

    Taxi, limo companies vent to police over Uber invasion
    Orlando's taxi and limo companies met Friday with the Orlando police division that regulates them to complain about what they see as a major threat: Uber, the smartphone-based ridesharing company that hit town this month. The meeting follows a...
  • Fort Lauderdale's Jack Seiler and Orlando's Buddy Dyer: so similar, yet far apart on same-sex marriage

    Fort Lauderdale's Jack Seiler and Orlando's Buddy Dyer: so similar, yet far apart on same-sex marriage
    Original post | 8:36 a.m. Updated | 12:13 p.m. Jack Seiler and Buddy Dyer are both baby boomers. They’re both former Democratic members of the Florida Legislature. They’ve both wanted to serve in statewide elected office. They’...
  • Orlando tickets drivers, tows cars in Uber crackdown

    Orlando tickets drivers, tows cars in Uber crackdown
    Three weeks after Uber brought its not-quite-a-taxi service to Orlando, City Hall has fired the first shot in the "rideshare" war by ticketing five drivers and towing their vehicles. The undercover sting happened Tuesday evening, the night before Uber...
  • Uber's Orlando launch 'among the best ever'

    Uber's Orlando launch 'among the best ever'
    A regional manager for Uber said Wednesday that the car service app’s launch in Orlando on June 4 was “among the best ever” for the company, partly because of pent up demand from tourists at Disney World who had used the app in other...
  • SunRail costs plenty — but roads cost even more

    SunRail costs plenty &#8212; but roads cost even more
    For two glorious weeks, SunRail was the place to be in Central Florida. Riding was free. And folks flocked to it — including families, commuters and especially retirees, who swarmed the trains as if they were running directly to an early-bird...
  • Open Orlando's skies to cheaper competition: Editorial

    International visitors are gold in Central Florida's tourism-driven economy. On average travelers from abroad stay longer and spend more than their U.S. counterparts. Their regional economic impact has been measured at $2 billion a year. So it's no...