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Archive for Friday, August 15, 2014

Spotlight: Local Author’s Tupperware Book Heads to Hollywood

Brownie Wise was a pioneering business woman heading up the sales division of the Orlando-based Tupperware company. Local news reporter and author Bob Kealing chronicled her life in the company and Central Florida in his 2008 book Tupperware Unsealed. The book is set to be made into a movie, staring Sandra Bullock and directed by Tate Taylor. 90.7s Matthew Peddie spoke with Kealing about the life of Brownie Wise in Central Florida.
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Blake Bortles Impresses in Jaguars Preseason

Former UCF Quarterback Blake Bortles saw his second NFL preseason game this week with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Despite a 20 19 loss to the Chicago Bears, third-overall pick Blake Bortles impressed on Thursday night. The rookie QB took over for veteran Chad Henne in the second-half. He completed 12 of 17 passes for 130 yards and a touchdown with no turnovers. Bortles performance followed another strong showing in week one against Tampa. The Jaguars staff announced he will be on the bench during the regular season with Henne as starting quarterback. In his final season with UCF Bortles helped propel the Knights to a Fiesta Bowl win. Meanwhile Peter DiNovo, a freshman from Tarpon Springs, has been named as UCFs ...
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Kittens of Industry

The artist known as "Kittens of Industry" is doing nine 2-artist shows this year because "all kittens have 9 lives". Tell that to Friskey, Moomers, and all the other cats I've owned over the years. Anyways, The first show will feature Kittens of Industry and the artist known as Wolfrich. This "slacker-fied eye-feast of new art" opened tonight and will be hanging until the 2nd week in September inside the bar/arcade/gallery called BART at 1205 N. Mills Avenue in Orlando. Free video games, parking and admission.
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To Replace the Shuttle, a New Space Race

For the first time in a generation American astronauts will fly into space aboard a new spacecraft beginning in 2017. But it won’t be a NASA spacecraft. Instead three private space companies are competing to design and build it under a NASA contract. When NASA announces the winner or winners in a few weeks, it will mark the start of a new era in human space flight. – – – “Of course this is going to be different. It’s not going to be the space shuttle. You see that it doesn’t have the interior volume. It doesn’t have the space. It doesn’t have the capability for 50,000 pounds of cargo.” Boeing’s CST-100 is a compact car of a spacecraft compared ...
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Fleeing War And Finding Work

Most countries in the developing world won't let refugees work. But Uganda is trying something different.
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