Archive for October, 2011

Boeing brings jobs, Commercial Crew center to NASA.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER – In a big boost for the economically ailing Space Coast, Boeing announced today that it would manufacture and test its Crew Space Transportation-100 spacecraft, and move its Commercial Crew program office, manufacturing and operations, to Kennedy Space Center. The deal sets up a long-range partnership between Boeing, one of the largest [...]

A Halloween treat: the scary tricks inside the Enzian Theater’s Haunted Swamp.

MAITLAND – From the view in the parking lot, the Enzian Theater doesn’t look like it’s going to be a particularly scary place. Granted, the large outdoor screen in the open field near the theater’s Eden Bar was showing “Night of the Living Dead” on Saturday evening, director George Romero’s classic zombie thriller, with Barbara [...]

Freelining with Mike Freeman: Not-so-irrational fears.

With Halloween coming up in two days, this might be a good time to ask: what scares you? Knowing I have a lot of pragmatic-minded friends, I can easily anticipate the sorts of answers I’m likely to get. “My tax bill.” “Obama’s re-election.” “My wife in 10 years.” “The scale in my bathroom.” “The responses [...]

Anti-tax group targets Osceola County over a proposed property tax hike.

ORLANDO — With Gov. Rick Scott in charge of state government, Florida is unlikely to experience any tax hikes in the foreseeable future, the chairman of the anti-tax organization Ax The Tax noted. “At this point, Scott has not proposed any tax increases,” Doug Guetzloe said, adding that the 2012 state legislative session – when [...]

Wounded Warriors ride from the Space Coast to Disney to raise awareness of veterans with disabilities.

ST. CLOUD – Walt Eatman watched with a great deal of pride as a group of bicyclists rode past him on U.S. 192 in St. Cloud. “We lined the streets, we waved the flags, and the smile on their faces was incredible when they saw that,” Eatman said. “Then we provided them lunch, and they [...]

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