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YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: charter fail, hobby hypocrisy and Dems without frontiers

April 3, 2014
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YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: charter fail, hobby hypocrisy and Dems without frontiers

EVERYBODY LOSES WHEN CHARTER SCHOOLS WIN. LOOK, IT’S A PROVEN FACT THAT PRIVATIZING PUBLIC EDUCATION IS REALLY DUMB: “Most Florida taxpayers are surprised to learn that charter schools are part of the public school system and are paid for by taxpayer dollars. Yet, in a yearlong study, the League of Women Voters of Florida...
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Pillowlando 2014: Public pillow fighting madness

April 3, 2014
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To celebrate International Pillow Fight Day, some magically fantastic Orlando residents have decided to host an super-cool orgy of pillow-fighting madness. Rules are as follows: Fight Featherless – feather pillows can make a feathery mess – also, some people are allergic Fight Nice – it’s a pillow fight, dummy. Fight in Style – we...
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Real invisibility cloaks are coming!

April 2, 2014
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A research team at UCF has been working on a light bending technology that could eventually make invisibility cloaks a reality.
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19 questions with an Orlando resident: Brad Gunnell

April 2, 2014
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Longtime Orlandoans answer 19 questions related to living in the City Beautiful. This week: educational publishing guy Brad Gunnell.
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Graffiti-lando: Can we make it work?

April 2, 2014
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OW caused a stink with a recent graffiti gallery. Rather than sit back and watch the click-count grow, we decided to do something about it.
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Fleet Farming comes to Orlando

April 2, 2014
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 This Sunday at 10 a.m. a swarm of cyclists will descend on Orlando. Their mission: to tend your gardens. A lot of people want more local food options but are fed up with the lack of variety at local markets. Cheap local, organic produce isn’t as readily available as you would think, so some...
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Car dealership threatens lawsuit over Sanford man’s bad review

April 2, 2014
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In the wake of a WFTV Channel 9 report about a Sanford man who was threatened with a lawsuit by a local car dealership for writing a bad online review, there’s only one thing for many to say: “What the fuck is going on?” Steven Dinsmore took his car to Evolution Auto for an...
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Tako Cheena to donate 15 percent of all proceeds to Zebra Coalition

April 1, 2014
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Go ahead, tack on an order of kimchi cheese fries. It's for a good cause.
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An April Fools retrospective: eating manatee steaks and Capital Orlando

April 1, 2014
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We revisit Orlando Weekly's best April Fools pranks including 'Eat at Doug's' and 'Capital Orlando.'
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