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| 8/29/2013

› Expressway buys land for Orlando-to-Miami train project
Orlando's expressway authority agreed Wednesday to spend $12 million to buy 200 feet of land. The property would be used to lay tracks for All Aboard Florida, a $1.5 billion passenger train linking Orlando International Airport with South Florida.
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› Jack & Jill Children's Center launches Young Professionals group
It's a challenge for many South Florida nonprofits: How to engage young professionals and others in their 20s and 30s to give of their time, expertise and funds. That's why two Broward County women in their mid-20s — a lawyer and a financial adviser — are helping launch a new group.

› 20th Century Fox vision of Miami attraction
Miami-Dade County has scheduled meetings with two companies, Dinosaur Park Miami Corp. and Miami Wilds LLC, that submitted proposals last month to develop an entertainment complex area at Zoo Miami.

› Ducks get the pink slip in Peabody Orlando sale to Hyatt Hotels
The property, one of the original hotels to serve the Orange County Convention Center and one of Orlando's largest convention properties, has operated in the Orlando market under the Peabody brand for more than two decades.

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