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  • Catch-Up with Busdeker: Eddie Selover, Orlando Pecha Kucha

    Catch-Up with Busdeker: Eddie Selover, Orlando Pecha Kucha
    Thirty-one people showed up for the first Orlando Pecha Kucha in 2010.  I was one of them. As a new reporter at the Orlando Sentinel, my editor assigned me to cover the event at the Cameo Theater.  (I wrote that 50 people attended the event in the...
  • Orlando man dies in motorcycle crash on John Young Parkway

    Orlando man dies in motorcycle crash on John Young Parkway
    A 23-year-old Orlando man died after crashing his motorcycle into a car turning onto John Young Parkway on Wednesday morning. Goun M. Seefin was driving a 2006 Ducati Superbike down the left lane of John Young Parkway when the crash happened, the...
  • Upgrades planned at 200-plus railroad crossings; here's what you need to know

    Safety improvements are coming to more than 200 railroad crossings in many of the coastal downtowns from Miami to West Palm Beach — so don't be surprised if you this fall start seeing construction work altering your commute. New lights, gates,...
  • MetroWest residents may pay $2M to gain control of community

    MetroWest residents may pay $2M to gain control of community
    Almost 30 years after the opening of MetroWest, its residents may get control of their community. The MetroWest Master Association, which oversees about 40 homeowner associations within the southwest Orlando development, is to vote Thursday on paying...
  • Orlando audition: Actor/instrumentalists for Mad Cow's 'The Dead'

    Mad Cow Theatre announces auditions for actors who play instruments for James Joyce's The Dead MAD COW THEATRE is holding auditions for its upcoming production of James Joyce's The Dead. Production dates are December 5, 2014 – January 4, 2015 with...
  • Florida police officer fired nine times in accidental killing

    ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida police officer who fatally shot an innocent bystander fired his weapon nine times during a confrontation with an armed man at the entrance of a bar, authorities reported on Wednesday. Maria Godinez, 22, was...
  • Florida ALS chapter seeks more 'ice bucket' money

    Florida ALS chapter seeks more 'ice bucket' money
    The Florida chapter of the ALS Association is seeking more funding from the popular ice bucket challenge sweeping the country. Some big Orlando companies have participated in the challenge to raise awareness and funding for ALS, a debilitating disease...
  • SeaWorld drops appeal in safety ruling over dead orca trainer

    ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - SeaWorld Entertainment has ended its appeal of a federal safety agency's citation in connection with the 2010 death of one of its killer whale trainers, the company has told investors. "We have elected not to pursue further...
  • Five things for Monday, August 18

    Five things for Monday, August 18
    Welcome to Monday. Five things for today in Orlando and Central Florida. 1. There was another night of unrest in Ferguson. After a night of chaos in which police said they used tear gas to disperse crowds after some protesters fired guns and threw...
  • Safer skies, NASCAR, and cartoon: Letters

    Make our skies safer Besides death and taxes, in Florida we can be sure of two other things happening: Children will be injured or killed through parental irresponsibility or volatility, and single-engine planes will fall from the skies, causing havoc...
  • Ferguson, Mo.'s truth: We have a human-rights problem

     Ferguson, Mo.'s truth: We have a human-rights problem
    A few years ago, I spoke at a human-rights conference at George Mason University. I had documented the number of unarmed African-American males killed by American police as well as the high rate of black men who are being held in county, state and federal...
  • 8/21: Deaths in Central Florida

    Lake MARTHA BUSH, 73, Tavares, died Tuesday. Beyers Funeral Home, Umatilla. DEAN R. CALABRARO, 50, Clermont, died Tuesday. Becker Funeral Home, Clermont. JOAN GUIDO, 81, Tavares, died Saturday. Unity Memorial Funeral Home East Inc., Apopka. GERTRUDE...