Friday's Daily Pulse
What you need to know about Florida today
› Spirit orders 20 new Airbus A321 planes
Miramar-based Spirit Airlines announced Thursday that it had ordered 20 new Airbus A321 planes. The low-cost airline already had an order for 96 aircraft that are scheduled to be delivered between 2015 and 2017.
› Florida Bar honors attorneys for 50 years of service
The Florida Bar will honor 165 attorneys for 50 years of dedication to the practice of law during a luncheon at The Florida Bar's annual convention at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. To be recognized, attorneys must be members in good standing of The Florida Bar and attain their 50th anniversary of admittance to the practice of law in 2013.
› Column: Tax money pays for Venice golf makeover
The sun beats down. There's not a golfer in sight on the back nine of the Venice Lake Golf Club as general manager Rod Parry surveys an expanse of dirt and what appears to be dead grass. You know what he's thinking? Life is good. That's what having $1.5 million to spend will do for you.
› Room service still has fans among business, leisure travelers
Just as obituaries were being prepared for in-room dining, travel columnist Joe Sharkey of The New York Times told the world about a large, freshly made chicken Caesar salad delivered to his room in Central Florida's very own Peabody Orlando hotel — at 2 a.m., no less. Room service, Sharkey declared in his June 10 Times column, is here to stay, at least in high-end hotels.
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