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Archive for Thursday, December 4, 2014

Orion Launch Delayed by Weather, Technical Problems

https://wmfeimages.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Brendan_Byrne_Spaceview_Park.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSNASAs new spacecraft Orion will launch Friday, after technical and weather delays this morning.
Published in Central Florida News

Orange County Voters Say Partisanship Is Not A Good Idea

A funny thing happened on the way to November. You might recall that Orange County voters were asked to register their feelings on making local elections partisan, thereby moving the elections of wonderful lovers of transparency like Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs to presidential years. More of a fair competition, you say? Voters said no! By about 55 percent, your friends and neighbors said that this wasnt a good idea, because partisanship is awful.
Published in From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

Local businesses watching UPS pregnancy case

The US Supreme Court is hearing arguments Wednesday in a case that could affect how pregnant workers are treated on the job. Peggy Young was denied a request to go on light duty by her employer- UPS. Instead she was put on unpaid leave and had her health insurance suspended. The supreme court will decide if an employer who accommodates the medical needs of non-pregnant workers must do the same with pregnant workers. A ruling isnt expected until this Spring. Winter Park Attorney Travis Hollifield won a similar case before the Florida Supreme Court. Hollifield told 90.7s Abe Aboraya why this case isnt black and white.  
Published in Central Florida News

Before mission to Mars, Orion faces obstacles on Earth

NASA’s new spacecraft Orion launches for the first time Thursday. NASA says the unmanned test flight from Cape Canaveral Airforce Station is a first step toward putting astronauts on Mars. But Orion faces many obstacles on Earth before a mission to Mars.
Published in Central Florida News