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Elliot James and Yaz Jade wow the Crowds

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Kids Learn Astronaut Pettit’s lesson with ‘Angry Birds’ Exhibit

Lesson Aboard ISS Resonates for Youngsters KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Angry Birds Space Encounter, an interactive exhibit for kids 6 to 60 years old, opened to throngs of enthusiastic gamers and fans of the well-known app Friday. On hand … Continue reading

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Dr. Beach names Top Spots by Donna Balancia

When asked by a Florida group to help get some ink from Dr. Beach, Donna arranged a visit by the famous beach scientist, whose ratings are anticipated annually.   By LAURA BLY, USA TODAY — With thousands of snowbirds pointing … Continue reading

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NASCAR Ban may hurt Tourism

By DONNA BALANCIA  — NASCAR’s ban on testing for 2009 was done to save money for participating teams, but it will cost Brevard County hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost tourism revenue, county officials estimate. Testing vehicles, a critical … Continue reading

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Melbourne Greyhound Park’s Poker Room Opens

Melbourne: More than 100 people were lined up outside Melbourne Greyhound Park Jan. 17 awaiting the opening of the track’s temporary 10-table poker room; 700 more poured in during the next 12 hours. “It’s turned out to be overwhelming,” said … Continue reading

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SheiKra Set to Reopen with ‘Floorless’ Cars

SheiKra Set to Reopen with ‘Floorless’ Cars BY DONNA BALANCIA FLORIDA TODAY June 12, 2007 Busch Gardens Africa in Tampa will reopen roller coaster SheiKra — one of the country’s most well-known “dive” roller coasters — on Saturday with “floorless” … Continue reading

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Fewer snowbirds migrate to Florida this winter

http://www.usatoday.com/money/biztravel/2007-01-16-snowbirds_x.htm By Donna Balancia, USAToday —   COCOA BEACH — Rising rents and insurance rates, gas prices and medical costs are among the reasons Florida businesses are seeing fewer “snowbirds” this winter. And the hotel owners, restaurateurs and others who … Continue reading

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Daytona’s Biketoberfest kick-starts Brevard’s tourist season

October 19, 2006 Daytona’s Biketoberfest kick-starts Brevard’s tourist season Visitors stay, play and pay on Space Coast BY DONNA BALANCIA FLORIDA TODAY Tim Buffaloe, owner of Beach Sportcycles motorcycle shop in Cocoa, looks forward to Biketoberfest every year. “With the … Continue reading

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Delta cuts back at Orlando

http://www.usatoday.com/travel/news/2006-01-20-delta-orlando_x.htm Updated 1/20/2006 By DONNA BALANCIA, Florida Today — Delta Air Lines on Thursday vacated 16 of its 24 gates at Orlando International Airport, as part of its reorganization plan aimed at emerging from bankruptcy court proceedings. But it was … Continue reading

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Travel Agents Survive by finding Niches

Travel agents survive by finding their niches Chicago Sun-Times April 25, 2004 | DONNA BALANCIA |   Adrienne Anderson is good with a calculator. She has to be because on a regular basis she arranges gatherings for 20 to 200 people, 600 … Continue reading

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