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Posted on June 6, 2014 at 12:12 pm

By Peter Covino A&E Editor Paris has the Eiffel Tower and New York, the Empire State Building, but soon the Orlando area may have two iconic structures in its skyline. Joining the Orlando Eye giant observation wheel, already under construction, is The Skyscraper, the world’s tallest roller coaster, the centerpiece for a new International Drive attraction called the Skyplex. Developers announced plans for The Skyscraper at Skyplex this week at

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  • Get ready to pay Florida sales tax for Amazon purchases

    Posted on April 28, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor The “free ride” is about to come to an end. Online retail giant Amazon will be charging state sales tax to Florida residents beginning May 1. I use Amazon quite frequently, particularly since signing on to Amazon Prime about two months ago. Prime gives customers free two-day shipping via its participating online stores and Amazon shopping departments. Amazon Prime was $79 for a 12-month period

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  • I-Drive attraction will be an Eye opener. Orlando Eye will be ready for visitors by next spring, as will Sea Life Aquarium

    Posted on April 18, 2014 at 9:36 am

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor You won’t be able to see the Orlando Eye from downtown Kissimmee when the 400-foot tall attraction opens sometime next year, but you just might be able to see downtown Kissimmee from atop the giant observation wheel. The off-again, on-again project, is most definitely on as media and invited guests got an inside look this week at what will be literally, the biggest project ever

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