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Disney World eatery bans kids

BY : | 2008

Walt Disney World has banned children under 10 from its nicest restaurant, the five-diamond rated Victoria & Albert's.The move is unusual, not only for Disney World, which allows children in its 97 other full-service restaurants, but also for...

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Officials: Playground with bombs is OK now

BY : | 2008

Officials at the Florida school where 49 World War II-era bombs were discovered over winter break say the yard is safe for students.Odyssey Middle School in Orlando opened in 2001 on a range that was used for military target practice during the...

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Walt Disney artist Carlson dies at 84

BY : | 2008

Joyce Carlson, whose work with the Walt Disney Co. included a New York World's Fair attraction, has died in Orlando, Fla., at the age of 84.After enjoying a life that included spending 54 years creating Walt Disney films such as Peter Pan and the...

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NBA: Houston 96, Orlando 94

BY : | 2008

Yao Ming scored 26 points Friday and the Houston Rockets got the benefit of a questionable call at the buzzer to edge Orlando 96-94.Rafer Alston put Houston in front on a lay-up with just 4.3 seconds remaining in the fourth period and Orlando's...

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NBA: New Jersey 96, Orlando 95

BY : | 2008

New Jersey's Vince Carter sank two late free throws and the Nets foiled a last-second Orlando desperation shot Wednesday in a 96-95 squeaker over the Magic.Carter finished with 18 points to lead the scoring for New Jersey, which had trailed by up to...

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COL FB: Michigan 41, Florida 35

BY : | 2008

Chad Henne completed 25 of 39 passes for 373 yards and three TDs Tuesday, guiding Michigan to a 41-35 win over Florida in the Capital One Bowl. Adrian Arrington caught nine passes for 153 yards and two touchdowns for Michigan (9-4), which capped...

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Florida drought not expected to let up

BY : | 2007

Meteorologists say the drought in Florida is approaching the worst in state history following two of the driest seasons in more than 100 years.Weather experts said a La Nina weather system is partly to blame for keeping rain out of the state -- and...

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NBA: Orlando 104, Charlotte 95

BY : | 2007

Hedo Turkoglu scored a team-high 28 points Saturday in the Orlando Magic's 104-95 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats.Trailing 56-55 early in the third quarter, the Magic used a 13-2 run to take the lead, with Rashard Lewis scoring eight of his 18...

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COL FB: Boston College 24, Michigan St. 21

BY : | 2007

Matt Ryan threw three touchdown passes Friday in carrying Boston College to a 24-21 decision over Michigan State in the Champs Sports Bowl.It was Boston College's eighth straight bowl victory, the longest active streak in college football.Ryan...

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NBA: Orlando 110, New York 96

BY : | 2007

A 26-point effort from Hedo Turkoglu Wednesday helped Orlando hand the New York Knicks their third straight loss, 110-96.Rashard Lewis added 25, and Dwight Howard had 16 and 11 rebounds. Orlando had lost four of its previous six.New York was paced...

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Sewage flood evacuates apartments

BY : | 2007

Multiple Orlando, Fla., families have been evacuated after raw sewage from a burst pipe flowed into their homes.Officials said more than 12 families were trapped Wednesday in their Lake Village apartments until rescue crews were prepared to take...

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Central Florida's Smith returning in 2008

BY : | 2007

University of Central Florida junior running back Kevin Smith, the nation's rushing leader, said Tuesday he plans to remain in school for his senior season. I had some time to go home and do some thinking with the advice of Coach (George) O'Leary,...

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