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  • Repair work seems endless

    Life on the front line of the Isabel cleanup isn't easy. By 10 a.m. yesterday, when the utility trucks and tree trimmers rolled into Prescott Avenue in North Baltimore, Gerald Mason and his eight-man crew had already been on the job six hours straight,...
  • Arnold Palmer anniversary, smart sensors: weekend topics

    Arnold Palmer anniversary, smart sensors: weekend topics
    In local public-affairs programming this weekend the topics range from politics and health to smart sensors and human trafficking. On "Flashpoint," Ginger Gadsden visits the Arnold Palmer Medical Center at 8 a.m. Sunday on WKMG-Channel 6. The center...
  • Library Task Force holds its first meeting to find a new location

    Library Task Force holds its first meeting to find a new location
    Location is key, Shawn Shaffer noted, and not just when it comes to selling real estate. For the Winter Park Public Library, where Shaffer is the executive director, an aging building that needs so many technical improvements that it has become nearly...
  • How much have you paid toward failed nuclear projects?

    How much have you paid toward failed nuclear projects?
    So, you're a Duke Energy (formerly Progress Energy) customer and you want to know how much you've paid toward two failed nuclear projects? My Saturday column revealed that since 2009, I've paid about $500 toward the boondoggle known as the proposed...
  • Records show overlap between campaign cash and legislation

     
    International Speedway Corp. is trying to win millions of dollars in tax breaks from the Florida Legislature this spring for an expansion of Daytona International Speedway. And the company found a perfect way to show off the racetrack: Free tickets to the...
  • In secret, Enterprise Florida hears utility-funded report

     
    TALLAHASSEE – A new report on Florida’s economic competitiveness recommends that the state beef up Gov. Rick Scott’s ability to lure new corporations with large checks and to also lower standards for the wages these companies would...
  • Across Florida, legislative candidates sidestep fundraising caps

     
    It may be the least effective law in Florida. For two decades, Florida has barred candidates for local or state office from accepting more than $500 from a single donor per election. And yet, more than ever this election cycle, candidates for the...
  • Take Legislature, elections out of PSC process

    Take Legislature, elections out of PSC process
    We're supposed to believe that Florida's system for selecting the people who set our utility rates is fair and free of political meddling. That's a bigger fake-out than Manti Te'o's girlfriend. The Legislature controls the selection of Public...
  • CFB Top Employers 2012 footnotes

    Adventist: Excludes 2,954 per-diem workers; includes Florida Hospital system and several Adventist Care Center nursing homes. Comcast: Universal Orlando resort; excludes local cable-TV operations. Orlando Health: Excludes 1,632 per-diem workers; does...
  • What will Florida nuclear power plants learn from Japan?

    What will Florida nuclear power plants learn from Japan?
    As federal regulators continue to look for lessons from Japan's nuclear disaster, critics are pleading for changes in three key nuclear emergency areas. It matters to Floridians because the state has five reactors, four of which are slated to expand,...
  • Nuclear power tax will cause a meltdown in your electric bill

    Nuclear power tax will cause  a meltdown in your electric bill
    The catastrophe in Japan hasn't dimmed my support for more nuclear-power plants. How we pay for them is another matter. Progress Energy has been billing us for two planned nuclear plants since 2009. Given the history of such projects, call it the Pay...
  • Reader gets response (but no comfort) from Public Service Commission

    In a recent column about the Public Service Commission's soft-ball questioning of the new Progress Energy boss (Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers), I encouraged fuming readers to write to the commission and make their outrage known.  After all, it is the Public...