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Linda Chapin

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  • Will the fat lady ever sing in downtown Orlando?

    Will the fat lady ever sing in downtown Orlando?
    Teresa Jacobs fought legendary battles against the political establishment as a county commissioner. They pale compared with her first big one as county mayor. Jacobs zeroed in on the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in February, pointing out...
  • Orlando ballet troupes turn to ‘The Nutcracker’ for Christmas

     
    For many children, holiday staple “The Nutcracker” is their entrance into the dreamy world of ballet. And what an entrance it is, with “Nutcracker’s” whirling snowflakes, toy soldiers and beautiful fairy, all seen through a...
  • Outgoing-Orange Mayor Crotty toasted, roasted for ‘cheap’ ways

     
    When out-going Orange County Mayor Rich Crotty traveled through 18 countries over the years with his Chief of Staff George Rodon, his long-time friend discovered just how frugal his boss was when they lost their luggage on a flight. Crotty was dismayed...
  • The Orlando Ballet dances to Latin music

     
    Salsa, milonga and tango will wear ballet slippers at the ¡Bailamos! Orlando Ballet fundraiser which will go on stage March 12 at the Linda Chapin Theater. “We learned that we have an audience for this kind of program. It is also good for the...
  • Fiesta Bowl BCS turmoil=Another blown opportunity for Orlando

     
      The Fiesta Bowl’s misery is ours too. The bowl imploded in scandal Tuesday. CEO John Junker was fired after an internal report found “an apparent scheme” to reimburse employees for political contributions and “an apparent...
  • Arts center backers screwing with wrong Mayor

     
    Here is the status of the downtown performing arts center. Orange Mayor Teresa Jacobs wants to see all figures on operating costs. She wants the stress tests to see how the center will pay its bills if a $25 million endowment has not been raised (they'...
  • Scott Harris: His colleagues rallied around him at the end

     
    "The lobby at Hospice of the Comforter looked like an extension of the newsroom," said public-relations executive Roger Pynn, who saw Harris on Saturday. "The love they showed Scott and his family was a tribute to a really kind guy who treated everyone...
  • Women leaders boosting Val Demings’ congressional bid

     
    Val Demings has rallied veteran women leaders for help in her congressional campaign to replace U.S. Rep. Dan Webster. Former Rollins College president Rita Bornstein will host a fund-raiser at her home for Demings on Nov. 16. Also hosting the event...
  • Orange sick-time fundraiser draws Kennedy Townsend, Pat Schroeder, Linda Chapin

     
    The workers' advocate group behind an Orange County sick-time ballot measure held a fund raiser last night that drew notable national and local Democrats, including former. U.S. Rep. Pat Schroeder, and past Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend....
  • Former Mayor Chapin to Jacobs: hold ‘fair, open’ vote on sick time

     
    Supporters behind a sick pay ballot measure released a statement today by former Orange County Mayor Linda Chapin that has her asking commissioners and current Mayor Teresa Jacobs not to “derail” the political process by offering a last-...
  • Orange County on sick-time: We’ll show you, grass-roots folks

     
    Long before I started writing a column , I used to cover the Orange County commission. I started back in the late 90s with Linda Chapin, covering Mel Martinez and Rich Crotty as well. As such, I sat through multitudes of county commission meetings. Yet...
  • Church will provide haven for those grieving death of Caylee Anthony

    Church will provide haven for those grieving death of Caylee Anthony
    First Baptist Church of Orlando has come to serve Central Florida the way the Washington National Cathedral serves the nation: It's a place where folks of all faiths can gather to grieve over a public tragedy. Today, First Baptist will be the site of a...