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  • 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...
  • Tax increases, TV interviews, public giveaways? Hmmm ...

    Tax increases, TV interviews, public giveaways? Hmmm ...
    In today's Friday files, we have news nuggets where the details either didn't add up or at least made me scratch my head. So our theme is a throwback to the 1990s: Things That Make You Go Hmmm... Thanks, but no thanks. Gov. Rick Scott is well known...
  • 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...
  • Lady Liberty, gay marriage, and Dyer: Letters

    Salute to Lady Liberty I was one of 25 World War II veterans on the Space Coast Honor Flight this past Saturday. What a wonderful surprise to arrive at Orlando International Airport about 4:30 a.m. and be greeted by hundreds of cheering local Orlando...
  • Scott OKs regional toll road authority

    Scott OKs regional toll road authority
    Orlando's expressway authority ceased to exist Friday after Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill turning it into a regional agency with the power to build roads not just in Orange, but also Seminole, Osceola and Lake counties. The immediate impact was mostly...
  • Uber will talk taxi rules with Orlando City Hall

    Uber will talk taxi rules with Orlando City Hall
    Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer is taking a diplomatic approach with Uber, the next-gen taxi service the city says is breaking its cars-for-hire laws. The San Francisco-based company has requested a meeting with the mayor, two weeks after it launched in...
  • Phil Rawlins talks World Cup, Orlando soccer

    Phil Rawlins talks World Cup, Orlando soccer
    UPDATED: Soccer, red-light cameras and political advertising will be topics this weekend on local public-affairs programs. There's also a look back at the hurricanes of 2004. Phil Rawlins, president of Orlando City, talks soccer on "Flashpoint" at 8 a....
  • New Florida Prize could raise profile of art, Orlando

     New Florida Prize could raise profile of art, Orlando
    A new award established by the Orlando Museum of Art could boost an appreciation for contemporary art, as well as Orlando's cultural reputation. That's the hope of Glen Gentele, the museum's director, who has instituted the Florida Prize, open to...
  • No. 1 hurdle for downtown Orlando: Image

    No. 1 hurdle for downtown Orlando: Image
    The most refreshing thing about the city’s Project DTO is that leaders are taking a hard, honest look at the community, good and bad. The good news is, downtown Orlando is a pretty cool place already. The bad news is, most people - even some...
  • Officials jazzed about Dr. Phillips Center opening

     Officials jazzed about Dr. Phillips Center opening
    Kathy Ramsberger said it succinctly on Thursday afternoon: "This November, we're on." The president of Orlando's Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Ramsberger was announcing many of the center's shows for its debut year. The $514 million...
  • Orlando loses red-light court case

    Orlando loses red-light court case
    The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Orlando and other cities did not have the authority to set up an automated camera system to catch red-light runners and ticket them. The ruling effects only the city's ticket camera program between Sept. 1,...
  • Mayor praises deal for the new tenants at the Loch Haven Community Center

    Mayor praises deal for the new tenants at the Loch Haven Community Center
    Standing inside the Loch Haven Community Center, Mayor Buddy Dyer noted that the neighborhood building next to a lake was ready to undergo a unique change – by taking on a new tenant. “This building,” the mayor said, “is going to...