| May 9, 2012
| 4:33 PM
The food service provider for the Orange County Convention Center breezed into the second phase of its ten-year contract this week when commissioners quietly approved to grant the extension. It’s not a big surprise, given the positive reviews...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 9:41 PM
Hard Knocks, the Oviedo-based combat-simulation arena, is adding a second location at Pointe Orlando, the shopping and entertainment complex on Orlando's International Drive. The goal is to be operating there by spring-break season, owner Joe Wheeler...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Two thousand Orange County teachers will get paper supply bags worth $375, signed with a personal thank-you note, as part of the national conference of a major scrapbooking company. Every art teacher in the district will receive one. The gift bags will be...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 1:44 PM
| Sep 8, 2012
| 6:49 PM
Two decades ago, a largely white jury from a Los Angeles suburb lit a perilously short racial fuse with two words: "Not guilty."
Four white Los Angeles police officers were freed on charges of excessive force in the brutal beating of Rodney King —...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 10:01 AM
Vic and I last week attended graduation ceremonies for the Orange County Conservation Corps. Our allergies must have been acting up, because tears were streaming down both of our faces as we listened to the stories about the many challenges and...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 1:14 PM
Director-actor-podcaster Kevin Smith has never worked on an official "Star Wars" project, but he's enthusiastically talked about the films enough to be added to the upcoming Star Wars Celebration at the Orange County Convention Center.
| Aug 16, 2012
| 5:34 AM
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...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 12:52 PM
Comedian Chris Hardwick has clear memories of his first"Star Wars" experience back in 1977. He was 5 years old, and his mom was flying to visit relatives. He and his dad dropped her off at the airport and went straight to the theater. The film made a big,...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 11:45 AM
Olympia stamped itself as a sleeper contender for the Class 4A state track and field championship by winning Saturday’s big Bob Hayes Invitational.
The Jacksonville meet draws an elite field and measures a team’s ability to produce the...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 10:11 AM
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...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 2:04 PM
March 22-24, guests at the Orlando Home & Garden Show at the Orange County Convention Center can watch cooking demonstrations and taste samples prepared by some of Central Florida's favorite chefs and cooking experts. Here's the lineup for the The...