| Nov 7, 2013
| 4:36 PM
Today we're talking about death, criminal flag-flying and inspiring art.
Let's start with a much-needed effort to reform Florida's death penalty.
Republican state Sen. Thad Altman has filed a bill that would require unanimous jury verdicts for death...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 10:52 AM
In honor of our nation’s military and retired Veterans, local businesses take time to say “thanks” to those who serve our country
Abuelo’s Mexican restaurant will celebrate this Veterans Day with a promotion benefitting...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 9:56 AM
Normally the big art happenings occur during the weekend, with a smattering of smaller ones during the week. That trend reverses this week, which makes it easier for you to attend more than one event.
The big reveal
Arguably the biggest event in...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 9:03 PM
NEW YORK — Orlando Magic officials knew Victor Oladipo would experience growing pains after they decided to play him at point guard this season for the first time in his basketball career.
But Oladipo has surpassed expectations on the first...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 2:02 PM
The NCAA announced Wednesday that UCF and Orlando City SC will host the NCAA Women's College Cup in 2016 and 2017.
The NCAA's final four for the women's soccer championship will be co-hosted by the Knights and the Central Florida Sports Commission and...
| 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...
| May 6, 2013
| 10:10 AM
The Orlando Science Center is planning a monument-groundbreaking event that will honor Red Tail pilots of the Tuskegee Airmen at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Three Red Tail pilots from World War II are scheduled to be in attendance. Leo Gray, George Hardy and Hiram...
| Oct 5, 2013
Common Core fears: Who cares who controls education as long as Florida's students progress better than they do now to compete globally? Currently, we are failing them.
Here's a workable compromise: President Obama delays for one year the penalty for...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 3:49 PM
Running off at the typewriter. . . .
Gotta give Dwight Howard credit for one of the great Twitter comeback lines of all-time. A woman named Brittni chided Dwight earlier this week with a tweet that said, "You ain't never getting a ring." Howard,...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 1:36 PM
Amid the elation, celebration and fluffy, feel-good civic pride of Orlando being on the verge of building a stadium and landing a Major League Soccer franchise, let's take a timeout and address the massively apathetic elephant in the room.
| Aug 14, 2013
| 9:18 PM
On most calendars, it's merely Thursday. But in downtown Orlando, today is "Give Life Orlando Day."
To help boost the local blood supply during the summer months, when donations often ebb, the Central Florida Hotel and Lodging Association and the City...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 3:03 PM
Depeche Mode. The New York Yankees. And chickens. Not every political column will give you such variety. But this is Florida, where we do strange the way Georgia does peanuts. So welcome to the latest edition of the Friday Files.
•A long way from...