| Jan 29, 2014
| 3:45 PM
The scoreboard came down at the Florida Citrus Bowl on Wednesday, the ceremonial start of the 78-year-old stadium's demolition.
And along with it went a collection of rusty but well-loved pieces of Orlando lore.
The seats were uncomfortable and...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Let's kick off today's Friday Files with a recap of the story about Osceola County and the National Finals Rodeo:
It started when the Las Vegas-based rodeo wanted more money to stage its annual event.
Vegas said no.
So the rodeo turned to Osceola....
| Feb 5, 2014
| 12:52 PM
Orlando Police Chief Paul Rooney stood in front of about 200 Neighborhood Watch volunteers on Wednesday, thanking each of them for their efforts to help diminish crime in communities across Orlando last year.
In fact, he said without the teamwork...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 8:18 AM
Single session tickets go on sale today for the NCAA college basketball tournament games that will be played at the Amway Arena in Orlando.
The second and third-round games will be played on Thursday, March 20 and Saturday, March 22. The teams...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 3:31 PM
Orlando's Historic Preservation Board wants Tinker Field to be declared a local landmark — a designation that would stall the city's plans to tear it down.
It would be irresponsible not to try to save the rundown ballpark where Rev. Martin...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 4:54 PM
When Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer's staff announced the destruction of Tinker Field, it was presented as a done deal.
He didn't even ask the council's permission.
That is the Buddy Dyer way.
Treat council members more like décor than debaters. Keep them...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 9:00 PM
If a baseball scorekeeper were ruling on Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer's handling of the fate of the city's historic Tinker Field, he'd come to an obvious judgment: Error.
For the record, we don't oppose the mayor's plan to replace the rundown, 91-year-old...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 3:41 PM
Even as Orlando Museum of Art celebrates its 90th anniversary with an exhibition of centuries-old paintings, director Glen Gentele has an eye on the future.
"I want this museum to be resonant in the community, in the state, in the Southeast region,"...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 1:38 PM
This marks the 10th annual installment of "The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida."
The anniversary seems like a good time to remember why we publish this each year.
It's not to stroke egos. (Heaven knows, that's the last thing a few folks...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 11:31 AM
In local public-affairs programming this weekend:
University of Central Florida President John Hitt will be Greg Warmoth's guest on "Central Florida Spotlight" at 12:30 p.m. Sunday on WFTV-Channel 9. Their topics will include UCF's victory in the Fiesta...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 10:44 AM
Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn made a bet with Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer on the UCF-USF game.
On Friday, Buckhorn paid up.
USF owned a 4-0 advantage in the rivalry going into this year’s game, but the Knights survived an upset bid from the Bulls on...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 5:54 AM
Hot cocoa? Snow angels? Chestnuts roasting on an open fire?
While your Northern friends and family can brag about how pretty the snow looks on Christmas morning, we Floridians understand: It's just better down here.