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  • Transformers, Disneyland attractions nab Thea Awards

     
    Orlando theme parks were shut out of the 2013 Thea Awards – but one winner will soon be added to the local lineup, and Disney attractions elsewhere were tapped as the best of the year. The awards, presented by the Themed Entertainment Association,...
  • Mayor Jacobs picks Canning to lead convention center

     
    Kathleen Canning, a favorite to take over the nation's second-largest convention center, was announced as the next executive director of Orange County's massive exhibit hall today. Canning will take over the top spot at the Orange County Convention Center...
  • On Assignment: Shooting Toilets

    On Assignment: Shooting Toilets
    Sometimes this business really stinks.  All puns intended. Last week, a day after popping corks and celebrating the Orlando Sentinel’s American Society of Newspaper Editor’s Freedom Forum/ASNE Award for Distinguished Writing on Diversity for...
  • Orlando Sentinel restaurant review: B-Line Diner is tasty throwback

    Orlando Sentinel restaurant review: B-Line Diner is tasty throwback
    Finding affordable sit-down eats in Orlando's posh resorts can be a challenge. Quick-serve take- away counters are not unusual inside mega hotels, but where do you go when you want to linger over a meal without a presidential suite price tag? The Peabody...
  • $200M downtown development would tie into SunRail station

    $200M downtown development would tie into SunRail station
    The company that built ChampionsGate and Hilton Orlando plans to build a $200 million mixed-use project that would tie into SunRail's main station in downtown Orlando, the Orlando Sentinel has learned. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer plans to announce details...
  • 2011 Central Floridian of the Year: I-Drive hotel magnate experiences joy in giving

    2011 Central Floridian of the Year: I-Drive hotel magnate experiences joy in giving
    Longtime readers of Orlando Sentinel editorials might think they've awakened in the Twilight Zone. The Sentinel's editorial board has had some epic disagreements with hotelier Harris Rosen. Over a light-rail system between downtown Orlando and...
  • Carrie Fisher to hold court at Star Wars Celebration VI

    Carrie Fisher to hold court at Star Wars Celebration VI
    Carrie Fisher has reigned over an empire for more than three decades. As a 19-year-old, she rocketed to fame playing Princess Leia, a regal rebel spy with a distinctive hairstyle, in the original "Star Wars" film of 1977. Two sequels and one shiny bikini...
  • What kind of view will the Orlando Eye deliver when it's built?

    What kind of view will the Orlando Eye deliver when it's built?
    The giant observation wheel planned for International Drive is supposed to rival the world-famous London Eye. But will the view from an Orlando Eye rival the well-known panorama provided by its English counterpart? Turns out you can see almost everything...
  • Photos: Scenes from the debate

     
    The nine 2012 presidential contenders –including Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney,  Rep. Michele Bachmann, Rep. Ron Paul, former House speaker Newt Gingrich, former Sen. Rick Santorum, Jon Huntsman, Gary Johnson, and...
  • Adam Hasner wins CPAC U.S. Senate straw poll for Florida

     
      After characterizing himself as an uncompromising, values-driven conservative, former Florida House majority leader Adam Hasner convinced Conservative Political Action Conference visitors to pick him in a Republican U.S. Senate Straw Poll. Hasner topped...
  • Herman Cain wins Florida “P5″ presidential straw poll

     
    By Scott Powers  In a stunner, Atlanta businessman Herman Cain – who campaigned hard in Orlando the past three days with a fiery message of tough decisions for tough times – has won the Florida Presidency 5 straw poll.  Cain, who has never...
  • Presidency 5: GOP candidates making last pitch for straw poll vote

     
    Five of the nine Republican presidential candidates returned to the Orange County Convention Center today for one more attempt to win over 3,500 delegates who'll be voting in Florida's Presidency 5 Straw Poll this afternoon. Texas Gov. Rick Perry spoke at...