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Report: Arizona State ranked No. 2 up-and-coming school in the nation

According to a new ranking put out by the 2015 U.S. News and World Report, Arizona State University has climbed to the No. 2 among up-and-coming schools across the nation.

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Related Topix: Arizona State University, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Northeastern University, University of Southern California

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Universal may heat up competition in Orlando hotel market

As Universal Orlando builds more lodging for its visitors, the competition could pressure nearby hotels to fight back with room renovations or new amenities, tourism experts said. Universal last week unveiled plans for the 1,000-room, Caribbean-themed Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, scheduled to open in 2016.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

Push for downtown UCF campus quickly takes shape

The University of Central Florida - which already has a massive and growing campus in east Orange County - is moving quickly on a plan to build a $75 million satellite campus in downtown Orlando. The downtown campus would be a joint endeavor between UCF and Valencia College and would be part of Creative Village, the fledgling development that's supposed to rise from the site of Orlando's old NBA arena.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL, Arizona State University, Phoenix, Pop/Rock

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Blow-dry bars bring style without cuts to Central Florida

A new breed of salons that don't cut hair are catching on, the blow dry bar, harkening back to 1950s. Women can go get a blow dry and share cocktails and champagne.

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Related Topix: Florida, Orlando, FL, Winter Park, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

60 years later, Wally's keeps pouring

If the walls could talk at Wally's, the first thing they might say is, "Get me a T-shirt." The kitschy naked-lady wallpaper at the Orlando watering hole still leaves an impression, decades after it first went up at Wally's Mills Avenue Liquor.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Appeal of 'Les Miserables' endures

"I love 'Les Miz,'" said the Orlando resident, using the fans' nickname for the hit musical. She's not alone.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL, Theater, Arts, Musical Theater, Orange County, FL

NOLA.com

Defense Department gives Northwestern State, University of Louisiana-Monroe M-16 weapons

Police departments at Northwestern State and the University of Louisiana - Monroe have acquired M-16s from the U.S. Department of Defense. The U.S. Department of Defense has given Northwestern State University and the University of Louisiana - Monroe police departments 12 M-16 weapons each, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education .

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Related Topix: University of Louisiana at Monroe, Northwestern State University of Louisiana, Yale University, Ohio State University, US Politics, US News, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat

Business Journal

Restaurant roundup: Bar Louie, Pig Floyd's opening + Soco in Thornton Park update

Central Florida's ever-changing restaurant scene will welcome two new restaurants this week while anticipation builds for another.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL

Chronicle.com

On Campus, Grenade Launchers, M-16s, and Armored Vehicles

Should the campus police at the University of Central Florida ever need a modified grenade launcher, one sits waiting in the department's armory. Retooled to fire tear-gas canisters, the weapon was used several years ago for training purposes, according to Richard Beary, the university's chief of police.

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Related Topix: Department of Defense, US News, US Politics, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat, Representative Henry "Hank" Johnson, US House of Representatives, Representative Hank Johnson

Daily Record

Suit in the courtroom, stripes on the football field

Hello, Generation J.D.! As a long-time reader of the blog, I was thrilled when I saw the Uncle Sam "I want you" post asking for new bloggers. I thought I could bring to the blog a point of view that seems absent from its current writers, that of a civil government attorney.

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Related Topix: Blog News, Baylor University

Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

New early-voting site to open at UCF

East Orange County voters will have another early-voting option for the November 4 general election, on the University of Central Florida campus, the county's 13th early voting location. The site, at the Barbara Ying International Students Center, 12815 Scholarship Dr., is a couple of blocks in from Alafaya Trail, off Central Florida Boulevard, making it easy for non-students to find and outside the heavier traffic that congests most of the rest of the campus.

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Related Topix: Seminole County, FL, Winter Park, FL, University of Florida, Alachua County, FL

Rehab Management

Users Can Download and Create Own 3D-Printed Assistive Hand Devices

A growing network of volunteers from all over the world has come together to help create and design 3D-printed assistive hand devices for individuals in need. According to the website, this network, known as the e-NABLE Group, includes prosthestists, occupational therapists, engineers, students, makers, parents, designers, teachers, philanthropists, and many more.

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Business Journal

UCF alcohol delivery startup, music site now venture-backed

DrinkDrivers co-founder Craig Bolz, left, and CEO Jeff Nadel field questions at the 1 Million Cups Orlando event April 30. DrinkDrivers has since become Klink and received venture funding. Two companies founded through the University of Central Florida's Blackstone Launchpad have received venture funding, according to reports online.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL

The Orlando Sentinel

Casey Anthony: Jose Baez talks to WFTV

Casey Anthony probation hearing Casey Anthony's defense team, Jose Baez and Cheney Mason confer with chief judge Belvin Perry during the hearing on whether Anthony should serve probation in her check-fraud convictions, Friday, August 5, 2011. Anthony did not attend the hearing.

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Related Topix: Casey Anthony, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, Representative Alan Grayson, Orlando, FL, Entertainment, Television

Tue Sep 09, 2014

CBS Local

Murdered Journalist's Family Believes He Was Sold To ISIS

Steven Sotloff went missing in August 2013 while writing about the Syrian civil war as a freelance journalist for several publications. "We can say Steven was sold at the border," family spokesman Barak Barfi told CNN's Anderson Cooper, "We believe that the so-called moderate rebels that people want our administration to support, one of them sold him for something between $25,000 and $50,000 to ISIS and that was one of the reasons he was captured."

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Religion, Judaism

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Business Journal

Orlando facing new tourism competition in Boston, Nashville

Is Orlando's place among the top destinations threatened? Don't be silly, but there are some cities gaining steam that can kick up some dirt in the race to be No. 1. For example, data from Smith Travel Research shows hotel trends are growing fastest in cities such as Boston, Nashville and Dallas.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL

Business Journal

Inside East Orlando's new hospitality team-up

An area known for education is getting schooled in the finer points of hospitality.

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Sun Sep 07, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Winter Park looks to limit solicitors at farmers market

Winter Park's weekly farmers market has long been a popular way to spend a Saturday morning, with shoppers browsing among displays of fresh fruits, veggies, flowers and landscape plants. But it's also become a popular spot for candidates to campaign, for political activists to collect signatures on their petitions, and for charities to solicit donations.

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Related Topix: Winter Park, FL, Activism, Orlando, FL

Sat Sep 06, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Column: Radicals declare war on my Islam

Alastair Baines, 18, and Johnna Hauck, 18, take part in a candlelight vigil for slain journalist Steven Sotloff at the University of Central Florida last week. I was first invited to a beheading in Saudi Arabia while working as a physician in Riyadh.

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Related Topix: World News, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Opinion

The Orlando Sentinel

Orlando code schools train computer programmers online

Shortly after graduating from the University of Central Florida with a degree in digital media, Nick Pettit joined a key startup in Orlando's high-tech industry. Pettit was one of the first two employees at Treehouse, a computer-programming school with offices in Orlando's Thornton Park neighborhood.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL, Computers, Programming Languages, Science / Technology, Web Design, Arts

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