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  • George Crossley – preacher, convict, champion – dies

     
    Orlando lost one of its most unique personalities. George Crossley — the fiery radio personality who went from die-hard conservative to jailhouse convict on his way to being a champion for the downtrodden — passed away. I believe he was 69....
  • Sink to join Dyer at 9/11 ceremony

     
    Add Democratic gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink to the list of politicians who'll be attending 9/11 ceremonies in Orlando tomorrow. Sink will join Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and four city commissioners at Orlando Firehouse 1, 78 W. Central Blvd.,  at 7:...
  • Diamond wants to end big severance payouts

     
     When Orlando Council member Phil Diamond learned that Ray Gilley was getting more than $300,000 on his way out the door of the taxpayer-supported Economic Development Commission, Diamond thought that was a bit much. So, on Monday, Diamond is...
  • Catch sneek peak at new art for Amway Center

     
    Orlando's new Amway Center, home to the Orlando Magic, will feature artwork from 21 artists in the facility — 14 of them Central Floridians. One way the art will be promoted: On the Lynx buses that travel Central Florida, specifically the free Lymmo...
  • Pressure mounts on Orange Mayor Crotty to discuss gay rights

     
    Activists and a pair of commissioners will press Orange County Mayor Rich Crotty again today to hold a public workshop on a human rights ordinance that would include protections for the gay, lesbian and trans-gendered community — and they have lined...
  • Amway Center Art Collection unveiled on Lynx buses

     
    I checked out a few pieces of art from the Amway Center Art Collection this morning — and soon the whole city will see them. Three pieces of art have been painted onto new Lynx public buses that will travel the free Lymmo route downtown. Seems...
  • Gay rights fight in Orange not over

     
    Orange County leaders tangled over gay rights issues Tuesday, and it ended with county Mayor Rich Crotty teaming with a pair of commissioners to block an attempt to hold a workshop on passing a human rights ordinance and extending domestic partner...
  • Amway Center opens to the public

     
    Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orange County Mayor Rich Crotty and Orlando Magic President Alex Martins opened the doors to Amway Center this morning....
  • No details yet, but Bon Jovi will be coming to the new Amway Center

     
    In addition to delivering his State of Downtown Orlando address, Mayor Buddy Dyer slipped some music news into his appearance at the new Amway Center this morning: Bon Jovi is headed to the new Amway Center. Details are yet to be released, but Amway...
  • > Photos: Dyer & Co. gather for Amway opening

     
    Friday's much-anticipated opening ceremony of the new Amway Center provided a dramatic backdrop for Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer's annual State of Downtown address. It was a veritable who's who of central Florida pols, Orlando Magic executives and community...
  • Eagles concert at Amway Center postponed until Oct. 26

     
    The biggest concert in the Amway Center's opening month was put on hold Tuesday when the Eagles postponed Thursday's performance because band member Don Henley is ill. The show that had been planned as the splashy debut of the new $480 million arena has...
  • > Photos: Sink, McCollum, et al break ground on UF facility

     
    Democratic gubernatorial nominee/Florida CFO Alex Sink joined former Republican gubernatorial candidate/Florida attorney general Bill McCollum –and a high-profile roster of other local and state officials, academicians and medical executives–...