| Apr 4, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Anyone who has read this column for any length of time knows that I'm not exactly Buddy Dyer's biggest booster.
I've knocked the mayor of Orlando for everything from improper arrests by his police department to no-bid deals at City Hall.
| Apr 5, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Hash House A Go Go, a new restaurant at 5350 International Drive in Orlando will have a ribbon cutting April 10 with Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Commissioner Samuel B. Ings. After that the eatery -- which is part of a chain with restaurants in Las...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 10:26 AM
Glenn Richards is marking 20 years in the Orlando TV market this month. But it's an unusual anniversary because it is split between two stations: WFTV-Channel 9, where he worked 10 years, and WOFL-Channel 35, where he has been chief meteorologist since...
| May 20, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Sir Paul McCartney finished his two sold-out shows last night in Orlando.
And if you’re still wondering who got pre-sale access to the show – the first shot at good seats and the coveted right to pay face-value to tickets – well,...
| May 20, 2013
| 2:50 PM
Orlando revamped an economic development program Monday to offer job-creation incentives to companies that match the Dyer administration's favored downtown projects: the Creative Village and SunRail.
Since 2006, the city has offered incentives of as...
| May 7, 2013
| 2:51 PM
In many ways, sports teams and leagues are like children.
You have the spoiled brats who are used to getting everything they want when they want it. And when they don't, they hold their breath, stomp their feet and threaten to take their ball and go...
| May 1, 2013
| 7:23 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- A showdown over expanding health-care to more than 1 million Floridians slowed the Legislature to a crawl for a second day Wednesday, with the fate of an elections reform, a sick-time fight, sports stadium tax breaks and other bills hanging...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 7:31 PM
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer leaves little doubt that Central Florida is going to be awarded a Major League Soccer franchise and says it might even happen in the next few weeks.
"It's going to happen," Dyer assured us on our Open Mike radio show Thursday....
| Jun 21, 2013
| 1:02 PM
Orlando City Soccer Club could be on a fast track to Major League Soccer.
Club president Phil Rawlins believes his organization can gain admittance into MLS by the end of the summer, several months ahead of what was believed to be a realistic timeframe....
| Jun 21, 2013
| 3:44 PM
Running off at the typewriter. …
I got a text message the other day from Victor Gray, the ultra-popular and talented UCF defensive lineman and Dr. Phillips High School product who will not get to play his senior season because of a rare spinal...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 4:14 PM
Right now, the folks trying to bring major-league soccer to Orlando are flailing around like a goalie without a defensive line.
Their original funding plans fell apart. Costs for the franchise may be going up. And superstar David Beckham is making noise...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:55 AM
Mayor Teresa Jacobs used her third State of Orange County speech Friday to push the idea that a 'sustainable' environment was one of the area's three crucial pillars, along with a sound economy and strong sense of community.
"Above all, I believe that...