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  • Hispanic chamber of commerce leader pleads 'Fix the debt'

    Hispanic chamber of commerce leader pleads 'Fix the debt'
    A Lake Worth man is going to Washington with a simple message: Fix the debt. Julio Fuentes, president of the Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, will appear at the national capital with other grassroots activists to plead with leaders to solve...
  • Letters find young voters ambivalent, unenthusiastic

    Letters find young voters ambivalent, unenthusiastic
    Dear President Obama and Gov. Romney, Four years ago, voters younger than 30 shaped history. They went to the polls in droves and helped make then-Sen. Barack Obama the nation's first black president-elect. Your performance with young voters, Mr....
  • Spring-break community service now the norm on Central Florida campuses

     Spring-break community service now the norm on Central Florida campuses
    Welcome to what college students once called Alternative Spring Break — which, these days, is not so alternative and really isn't much of a break. Though there may be no shortage of vacationing young people at Daytona Beach or Panama City this...
  • Signs of recovery may influence voters' presidential choices

    WASHINGTON -- About one-fourth of the nation's new jobs last month were created in Florida, a hopeful sign that the stricken state will slowly resume its customary role as an engine for economic growth over the next four years. Economists say it might...
  • Tensions still simmer in Trayvon Martin shooting case

    Tensions still simmer in Trayvon Martin shooting case
    A tumultuous week ended with a bombshell that is sure to ratchet up the anger and tension surrounding the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. A series of 911 calls from the last moments of Trayvon's life were supposed to shed light on why police...
  • Universal Orlando ponders how to take full advantage of Wizarding World's popularity

    Universal Orlando ponders how to take full advantage of Wizarding World's popularity
    When "60 Minutes" profiled Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg earlier this month, the TV piece included a look at some of Zuckerberg's personal posts online. They showed that the 26-year-old billionaire, whose website has more than 500 million users, had...
  • The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida: Familiar name at top of list

    The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida: Familiar name at top of list
    Collectively, they control tens of thousands of jobs, billions of dollars in tax money, a sports franchise — and one very famous mouse. They are the region's power players. And today we unveil the Top 10 in our rundown of "The 25 Most Powerful...
  • Stars, diamonds and other hotel ratings complicate travel decision

    Stars, diamonds and other hotel ratings complicate travel decision
    If friends or relatives tell you they have snagged a five-star Orlando hotel for their visit to Central Florida, a little skepticism is in order. Orlando doesn't have any five-star or five-diamond hotels — at least not according to Forbes Travel...
  • Holidays? Time to try ice-skating in Florida

    Holidays? Time to try ice-skating in Florida
    It's the holidays, the time of the year I search fruitlessly for someone — anyone — willing to accompany me on an ice-skating expedition. This wasn't always such a problem. When I was in high school, in a suburb of Miami, the gang always...
  • Disney sheds little light on Pleasure Island

    Disney sheds little light on Pleasure Island
    Sure, Pleasure Island has resembled a ghost town for two years, but now it's officially dead. Walt Disney World announced last week its plans to rename and reinvent the area, the center segment of Downtown Disney. Coming up is the Hyperion Wharf name....
  • Many demand answers on teen shot in Sanford

    Many demand answers on teen shot in Sanford
    SANFORD — Most of the people demanding justice for Trayvon Martin did not know the teen, who was shot to death by a crime-watch volunteer. But people in this community and beyond want to know how an unarmed 17-year-old who simply went to a nearby...
  • 2011 Central Floridian of the Year: I-Drive hotel magnate experiences joy in giving

    2011 Central Floridian of the Year: I-Drive hotel magnate experiences joy in giving
    Longtime readers of Orlando Sentinel editorials might think they've awakened in the Twilight Zone. The Sentinel's editorial board has had some epic disagreements with hotelier Harris Rosen. Over a light-rail system between downtown Orlando and...