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  • Orlando Airport To Open $250,000 Muslim Prayer Room

    08/12/2015 3:34:58 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 76 replies
    Tampa CBS local.com ^ | August 12, 2015
    ORLANDO (CBS Tampa) — The Orlando International Airport will soon be opening a Muslim prayer room. WKMG-TV reports the airport will spend $250,000 to build the “Reflection Room” where Muslims can pray. The airport decided to build the room after Emirates Airlines announced it will make non-stop flights from Orlando to Dubai. “These rooms provide travelers an opportunity to pray in their own way and have peace before they take on a long flight,” Imam Muhammad Musri, president of the Islamic Society of Central Florida, told My News 13. Many Muslims currently pray in public, and even the bathrooms, at...
  • Romney rally today [6:30AM doors open - Orlando-Avion Jet Center for 9AM speech]

    11/05/2012 1:52:44 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | November 5, 2012 | Scott Powers and Susan Jacobson
    Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is squeezing in one last visit to Central Florida Monday, while First Lady Michelle Obama will rally support for her husband in south Orange County the same day. .....This will be Romney's fourth visit to Central Florida in as many weeks. President Barack Obama's only scheduled visit to the area during the past month was canceled because of Hurricane Sandy.Romney will speak at 9 a.m. at Avion Jet Center, 2841 Flightline Ave., Orlando Sanford International Airport. Doors open at 6:30 a.m. Free tickets are are available at mittromney.com/FL or through Romney For President offices at:...
  • Elderly travelers to get break on searches at Orlando International Airport

    03/14/2012 2:14:27 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3/14/12 | Staff
    Starting Monday, travelers over age 75 at Orlando International Airport and three others nationwide will get a break at security checkpoints under a test program that could allow them to keep their shoes and light jackets on and skip pat-downs. The new guidelines announced Wednesday by the Transportation Security Administration are part of an effort to move away from its one-size-fits-all security procedures and speed lower-risk passengers through while focusing on those who may need more scrutiny. Similar changes were made last fall for travelers 12 and younger.