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Intersection

Intersection: Friday News Round Table


Governor Rick Scott says he wants to protect Floridians from hospital ‘price gouging’. The governor said this week he wants hospitals to post their prices and average payments, in an easily accessible place on their websites. The hospitals say he went too far with that statement- they’re calling it mean spirited.
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Archives

Mural Painting, Dapper Disney, Food and Jazz


Orlando mural artists will cover the outside of the Sam Flax store in a new mural and you can watch them do it live starting at 10 in the morning on Saturday. The will also be 3D printing, interactive stations, food and drink, music, raffles, free samples, face painting and more. Hundreds of well-dressed Disney fans clad in vintage crinoline, vests, up do swirl cuts, bowler hats and suspenders and sweat for the fashionably unofficial takeover of Hollywood Studios called Dapper Day at Disney. If you don’t have the required old people garb, show up anyways and take pictures. These people really do it up right and sweat. Maitland’s Taste of the Town is Saturday noon to 7 and will …
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Environment

UPDATE: Judge Affirms Florida Bear Hunt


A judge has ruled Florida’s first bear hunt in two decades may proceed later this month. The judge ruled Thursday against environmentalists who argue the hunt will damage the population of the animal that was removed from the state’s threatened list in 2012.
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Space

Hollywood, NASA Collide Over Journey To Mars


It’s a busy week for Mars. Earlier this week, scientists announced the findings of liquid water on the red planet. And this weekend, The Martian – a movie chronicling an astronaut marooned on Mars – premiers in theaters. NASA is working on its own mission to Mars, and today, some of that cast from the movie joined those NASA scientist and administrators to talk to students about the real journey to the red planet.
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