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  • Orlando Paper Endorses Grayson Foe, Calls Congressman an 'Embarrassment'

    10/15/2010 4:17:20 PM PDT · by I still care · 4 replies ^ | Oct 15. 2010 | Foxnews
    Central Florida's largest newspaper is endorsing challenger Dan Webster over Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson in the 8th Congressional District race, calling Grayson's antics -- including misrepresenting Webster's discussion of the Bible -- an "embarrassment" for Floridians. The Orlando Sentinel editors wrote in Friday's edition that Grayson "carries the hyper-partisan fever" and Webster is the "antidote."
  • Cop Who Broke Elderly Man's Neck Cleared

    10/15/2010 1:11:19 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 43 replies
    wftv ^ | October 15, 2010
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Orlando police say an officer, who broke an 84-year-old man's neck, did nothing wrong. Officer Travis Lamont was cleared by the department late Friday morning. Orlando Police Chief Val Demings said Officer Lamont did not violate policy. He broke 84-year-old Daniel Daley's neck in September while arresting him. Since the department has cleared Officer Lamont's use of force, there will be no internal affairs investigation into the officer's actions. WFTV spoke with Daley's lawyer, Mark NeJame, Friday. NeJame told WFTV he is not surprised that the Orlando Police Department cleared the officer, but says it was wrong...
  • Don't Tickle Me Elmo: Sesame Street Character Kicks Florida Man's Butt

    09/28/2010 12:10:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Tue, Sep 28, 2010 | TODD WRIGHT
    Man in Elmo costume is attacked and breaks man's fingers He's cute. He's cuddly. He's red all over. And he throws a mean right hook. Introducing Florida's version of Elmo. A man wearing the Sesame Street character's costume for a promotional event pummeled a guy in Orlando after he was attacked in a guitar shop over the weekend. The costumed fighter's name hasn't been released, but he left a pretty good impression on his attacker, who told police he felt threatened by the Elmo costume. Police believe the attack was unprovoked and the attacker might have mental issues. That guy...
  • Did Far-Left Dem Congressman Alan Grayson Scam The City Of Orlando? (FR exclusive)

    09/14/2010 6:05:20 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 46 replies
    Friends and Fiends | MB26
    Did Far-Left Dem Congressman Alan Grayson Scam The City Of Orlando? (FR exclusive) Citizens of Central Florida are accustomed to being scammed by far-left Congressman Alan Grayson. Grayson recently spent $73,000 of federal taxpayers’ money on a re-election DVD. The DVD was supposedly an “informational” recording, but everyone who held their nose and watched it saw that it was clearly a “re-elect me” piece from Florida’s most infamous Congressman….. paid for by us. Grayson is well known and reviled throughout the country for announcing on the House floor that Republicans wanted old people to die to reduce health care costs....
  • Passenger Removed from Flight to Florida from Detroit [Flight 1721]

    09/11/2010 3:56:25 AM PDT · by Cindy · 40 replies · 1+ views
    (AP) via ^ | UPDATED: 11:43 pm EDT September 10, 2010 | n/a
    ROMULUS, Mich. SNIPPET: "Delta Air Lines Inc. spokesman Kent Landers said flight 1721 left the Detroit airport in Romulus at about 7:30 p.m. Friday and returned about an hour later. He said the passenger was removed from the plane. FBI spokeswoman Sandra Berchtold said the female passenger wasn't arrested but wouldn't be allowed back on the plane."
  • Orlando home prices hit 12-year low

    09/10/2010 5:32:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | September 10, 2010 | Mary Shanklin
    For the first time in more than a decade, the median price of a home in Orlando has dropped to less than $100,000... Sales prices were down 22 percent from a year earlier. The last time existing houses were so cheap in Orlando was May 1998, when a mid-range home cost $98,984. In comparison, it was just three years ago when median prices peaked at $264,436... more than 70 percent of August sales were distress properties. " With foreclosures and short sales dominating the market, the median price continues to be lowered," said Kathleen Gallagher McIver, Re/Max Town & Country...
  • Some can't afford the cost of being homeless in Orlando

    09/01/2010 8:14:18 AM PDT · by inflorida · 17 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | September 1, 2010 | Kate Santich
    If being homeless had an upside, you might suppose that at least it's free. Except it's not — not if you want to stay at most Central Florida shelters. For years, the region's shelters have charged small fees to those who spend the night — in part to offset their own costs, in part to encourage people to get a job and move on. But in the worst economy in decades, even the homeless are getting poorer, with many struggling to come up with as little as $2 to $10 a night. "How can you charge someone who doesn't have...
  • Professor Accuses UCF Officers Of Racial Profiling

    09/01/2010 2:05:54 AM PDT · by VeniVidiVici · 24 replies
    WFTV-TV ^ | 30 August 2010 | Staff
    ORANGE CO., Fla. -- Both the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Orlando police are investigating a traffic stop involving a UCF professor who accused officers of discriminating against her. The same professor has made public statements in the past about racial profiling. While there was no comment from the police department itself, the university is calling this an "urgent matter." Dr. Jennifer Vest is a multi-racial, distinguished philosophy professor at the University Of Central Florida. She writes poetry about discrimination and she's an activist for gay rights. "Everywhere I go there's somebody who's got a problem with me racially,...
  • Captured on Video: Fundraising for Hamas in U.S. Mosque

    08/31/2010 12:54:42 AM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Andew Breitbart Presents Big Peace ^ | August 30, 2010 | Staff
    An alarming, must-see video at Big Peace shows prominent leaders of the Islamic community in the United States openly raising money for terrorism at a Saudi-funded mosque in central Florida. Organized by the Islamic Society of Central Florida’s Imam Muhammad Musri, the compelling video features leftist former UK MP George Galloway and three-time felon Mahdi Bray of the Muslim American Society’s Freedom Foundation raising at least $55,000 for Hamas. The fundraiser– held at Masjid Al-Rahman mosque in Orlando, Florida– was intended to raise money for Galloway’s Viva Palestina, then funneling money openly to the Islamist terrorist movement of Hamas in...
  • Dengue Fever Showing Up In Central Florida

    07/24/2010 5:23:48 AM PDT · by driftdiver · 15 replies · 2+ views ^ | July 21, 2010 | Staff
    Dengue fever has infected a handful of people in Central Florida, health officials said. “This is not a regular flu virus that you get, you feel a lot worse,” said Dr. Todd Husty. “You get a real great fever, a horrible fever; it's called ‘break bone fever.’ You feel like your bones are breaking, but it's really joint pain,” Husty said. Health officials said more than a dozen people have picked up the virus from Mosquitoes in the Keys. More than 30 more across the state of Florida have the fever after picking it up out of the country.
  • Report: Democrat Rep. Alan Grayson Tied Financially to Florida Tea Party Candidates

    06/25/2010 9:37:43 AM PDT · by kristinn · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Friday, June 25, 2010 | Kristinn
    A video report by WKMG 6 Orlando reporter Tony Pipitone titled "Money Trail Links Grayson to Fla. Tea Party" exposes financial ties between Democrat Representative Alan Grayson and several "Florida Tea Party" candidates. Grayson is suspected of fronting bogus Tea Party candidates, including Peg Dunmire who is running against Grayson, to split the Tea Party vote so that Democrats win elections.Pipitone reports "Florida Tea Party" candidate Raoul Rodriguez (sp?) recently bought radio ads for Grayson on an Orlando station. On the paperwork for the ads, Rodriguez identified hmself as the treasurer for Friends to Re-Elect Alan Grayson, a committee authorized...
  • Fight Over "Tea Party" Name Gets Heated

    06/24/2010 10:10:21 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 18 replies
    WFTV ^ | June 24, 2010 | WFTV
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- A fight over the “Tea Party” name is getting ugly in Orlando. Late Thursday morning, a news conference by one group turned into a shouting match and police had to be called out. At the Supervisor of Elections Office Thursday, there was some pushing, shoving and name-calling. It happened between two groups that both claim to be part of the Tea Party. Members of the Tea Party Movement insist their name was hijacked by political consultant Doug Guetzloe and local attorney Fred O'Neal, who registered a third party called the Florida Tea Party. But Guetzloe, O'Neal and...
  • New Road To Bear President Obama's Name

    06/18/2010 6:43:16 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 70 replies · 957+ views ^ | June 18, 2010 | Dave D’Marko
    ORLANDO -- Is it too soon to name a road after President Barack Obama? A new road being built through Orlando will have his name. Roads in Orlando honor some of our greatest presidents, from Washington to Jefferson and now Obama. On Friday, Orlando leaders made President Barack Obama Parkway the first road under construction in the nation named after our 44th President, and surely one of the few in history to be named after a sitting president in his first term. "I think it’s great if people want to support their presidential candidate, but I think it's a little...
  • Freep Kosmas Today!

    06/16/2010 6:22:37 AM PDT · by Big Guy and Rusty 99 · 3 replies · 138+ views
    none | 06/16/2010 | Big Guy and Rusty 99
    Due to the big thunderstorm yesterday, we are doing the protest of Suzanne "Kooky" Kosmas regarding the finance reform bill today. Contact me if you are interested. It is going to be Tuesday 6/15 at 5:30pm at her Orlando office. 12424 Research Parkway Orlando, FL 32826-3249
  • Freep Kosmas today!

    06/15/2010 6:15:44 AM PDT · by Big Guy and Rusty 99 · 3 replies · 242+ views
    06/15/2010 | Big Guy and Rusty 99
    Hey, We are doing a protest of Suzanne "Kooky" Kosmas regarding the finance reform bill. Contact me if you are interested. It is going to be Tuesday 6/15 at 5:30pm at her Orlando office. 12424 Research Parkway Orlando, FL 32826-3249
  • Freep Suzanne "Kooky" Kosmas

    06/12/2010 8:26:31 AM PDT · by Big Guy and Rusty 99 · 11 replies · 329+ views
    none ^ | 06/12/2010 | Andrew Horvet
    Hey, We are doing a protest of Suzanne "Kooky" Kosmas regarding the finance reform bill. Contact me if you are interested. It is going to be Tuesday 6/15 at 5:30pm at her Orlando office.
  • Alan Grayson Has Opponent

    06/08/2010 6:54:24 PM PDT · by scottfactor · 13 replies · 50+ views ^ | 06/08/2010 | Scott Factor
    Republican Dan Fanelli is challenging the notorious nutbar Congressloon Alan Grayson. He has ran some interesting ads, the latest of which is this one about “Obamacare”. The ad suggests elderly people can be denied coverage under the new health care rules, because, well, they’re old.
  • Magic has shown no heart

    05/23/2010 1:04:40 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 59 replies · 838+ views
    Fox Sports ^ | May 23, 2010 | Jeff Goodman
    No heart. I’m not sure you can find a pulsation right now among Orlando’s trio of Dwight Howard, Vince Carter and Rashard Lewis. With their backs against the proverbial wall, all three came out and laid a gigantic egg. That’s $50 million that should have just stayed home and watched the Eastern Conference finals on television — because they were all bystanders on Saturday night in Boston’s 94-71 thrashing in Game 3. Howard went through the first 11:51 without scoring as the Celtics took a 27-12 lead after the first quarter. The NBA’s most dominant big man finished with a...
  • Emma the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort in Florida

    05/21/2010 9:49:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies · 1,104+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | May 21, 2010 | Chris Johnson and Matt Fortune
    Emma Watson took some time away from her studies to enjoy a behind-closed-doors tour of the muc- hyped Wizarding World Of Harry Potter at the Orlando Resort in Florida. The 20-year-old actress, who plays Hermione Granger in the films, was joined by some of her co-stars, including Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid), Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom) and Oliver and James Phelps (Weasley twins Fred and George). Dressed in a short blue summer dress, Emma, who is currently studying at Brown University in Rhode Island, was given a tour around the $200m stunning attraction ahead of its official opening in June.
  • Shopping mall has reptilian visitor

    05/20/2010 6:18:09 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 11 replies · 674+ views
    upi ^ | May 19, 2010
    ORLANDO, Fla.- A Florida shopping mall had an unexpected, and unwelcome, visitor Wednesday when a 10-foot alligator took up residence on a nearby sidewalk, authorities said. Trappers were called to the Millenia Mall in Orlando, Fla., early in the morning to capture and remove the animal, WESH-TV, Orlando, reported. They said more of the reptiles are seen at this time of year when the alligators' mating season begins. "Most of the time when you have a big single alligator, it's usually a male adult searching for a girlfriend," gator trapper Terry Parlier said.