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Intersection Podcast

Intersection: Sinkholes; Theme Parks; Jacobsen Brothers

https://wmfeintersection.s3.amazonaws.com/051118_Intersection.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSA cluster of sinkholes in an Ocala neighborhood has forced some residents to move out. Engineers are testing the ground to see what’s caused the sinkholes and when it might be safe for those residents to return home. Florida is a sinkhole prone state, but there’s still a lot we don’t know about why they appear and when. On this episode of Intersection, UCF engineering professor Manoj Chopra joins us to explain the science of sinkholes  and insurance specialist Patrick Joy …
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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

Orlando unions file federal complaint against Disney for withholding bonuses

Disney unions in Orlando have filed a federal labor complaint against the theme park company. Union reps claim Disney is withholding bonuses from union workers as leverage in ongoing collective bargaining. The Walt Disney Company announced in January that it would give all non-executive domestic employees a one-time cash bonus of $1,000. But, union reps say, Disney informed the federal mediator overseeing current negotiations that they will withhold payment of the bonus to 38,000 union workers unless they accept Disney’s contract offer. If union employees don’t accept Disney’s proposal by Aug. 31, the bonus offer will expire. Unite Here Local 737 claims the bonus is being offered unconditionally to the more than 80,000 employees who are not union members or …
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The Daily City

Spotlight: Swan Lake, Craft Fair, Veg Fest and Disney History

For those who aren’t celebrating Halloween do I have some cultural event gems for you! Set to Tchaikovsky’s powerful score, and based on the folk tale of a young princess transformed into a swan by a vengeful sorcerer, Orlando Ballet’s production of Swan Lake promises an enchanting look at the classic romance. Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 2 at Dr. Phillps in downtown Orlando. For info go to orlandoballet.org. More than 400 crafters and artists from across the country offer their finest work for sale during the Mount Dora Craft Fair Saturday and Sunday 9 to 5 in downtown Mount Dora. For details go to mountdoracraftfair.com The annual celebration of vegan and vegetarian living with a little bit of …
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