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2013-08-07 23:22:21

Orlando Sentinel recognizes DiSTI's unique and motivational benefits. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) August 07, 2013 The DiSTI Corporation, a leading provider of 3D interactive user interface software and customized training solutions, has been ranked as a Top 100 Company for Working Families by the Orlando Sentinel. The Top 100 Companies for Working Families award recognizes Central Florida companies that maintain a beneficial and favorable work-life balance for their employees, through...

2008-09-08 18:00:06

By Robert Block CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA Administrator Mike Griffin said Thursday that he's examining what it would take to keep the space shuttle flying for five years past its 2010 retirement date. In an interview with the Orlando Sentinel, Griffin said the Russian invasion of Georgia will likely cut off access to Russian Soyuz rockets, leaving NASA with no way to get to the international space station except for the aging orbiter. Griffin also said that NASA is looking at...

2008-08-06 12:00:58

By Heather McPherson, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Aug. 6--Grab a seat. The weekly buffet of noshes and nonsense is open. Take time for tea. Drinking four to five cups of tea a day may help maintain a healthy mind and body, according to research published in a supplement to the August issue of Journal of Nutrition. One study's results suggest that many cups each day could improve attention and focus. This and other studies on tea polyphenols -- including research on neurological health,...

2008-08-06 12:00:57

By Debbie Manis, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Aug. 6--Visitors can take a trip around the world and sample food and music and purchase souvenirs from the bazaars during the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lake and Sumter Counties second annual "International Buffet" from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at its Teeter Unit, 400 Executive Blvd., Leesburg. Participants will be able to sample foods from countries including Jamaica, Egypt, France, Mexico, Italy, Kenya and Canada. The event is a project of the...

2008-08-06 12:00:57

By Debbie Manis, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Aug. 6--The Leesburg Regional Medical Center Wellness Center will waive all wellness program start-up fees and September membership dues for residents who donate new school supplies worth at least $15 before Aug. 31. The donations will go to elementary-school students. The Wellness Center is on LRMC's north campus at 700 N. Palmetto St. Programs include exercise and fitness training, nutrition, personal training, group exercise, aquatics,...

2008-08-06 12:00:57

By Robyn Shelton, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Aug. 6--ORLANDO Doctors at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Orlando have been awarded $2 million from the state for research into head, neck, lung and pancreatic cancers. The Florida Department of Health awarded the funds, including a $950,000 grant to Dr. Patrick Kupelian for a two-year study of smoking-caused lung tumors with the University of Central Florida. Other physicians will be studying the aggressive nature of head and neck tumors, and...

2008-08-06 12:00:35

By Jason Garcia, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Aug. 6--ORLANDO Airport-maintenance crews were called to Orlando International Airport's Airside 1 on Tuesday after U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents complained of a foul odor in the area. One worker said it was similar to the brutal stench that invaded the area in March, after crews doing renovation work on Airside 1 unearthed a rat's nest and exterminators were called in to kill them, leaving hidden carcasses to decompose. Ron Lewis,...

2008-08-06 12:00:35

By Beth Kassab, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Aug. 6--This weekend will mark two years since the Transportation Security Administration stepped up the war on terror with an attack on shampoo, toothpaste and bottled water. Remember the days when you could throw your toiletries into your carry-on luggage and hop on a plane for a quick business trip without checking a bag or carefully rationing hair gel and conditioner into 3-ounce containers? People recall the ease of packing pre-Aug. 10,...

2008-08-06 12:00:33

By Hal Boedeker, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Aug. 6--Orlando crime will receive a national showcase in the premiere of Real Vice Cops Uncut at 10 tonight on Spike TV. The six-episode series follows vice cops as they work in Memphis and Orlando. Officers from the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation are shown busting drug sales and making prostitution arrests. Real Vice Cops Uncut is a shorter, faster-paced version of a series that aired in the United Kingdom. Executive producer Jim...

2008-08-06 12:00:26

By Stephen Hudak, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Aug. 6--TAVARES Lake County won't be alone in its fight to stop a California-based company that wants to tap the Floridan Aquifer for a bottled-water plant. Orange County commissioners enlisted as allies Tuesday, approving a resolution that backs up Lake's opposition to a permit for Niagara Bottling to withdraw 177 million gallons of water a year. The symbolic resolution came the morning after the Groveland City Council pledged not just...