| Sep 30, 2010
| 4:15 PM
The ribbon will be cut on the gleaming new Amway Center today, but the Orlando Magic's fight for a new arena started nearly a decade ago, with years of political horse-trading and hundreds of millions of dollars in the balance.
Building a new arena...
| Oct 31, 2010
| 4:42 AM
They've died in cars, in their beds, on a hotel-room toilet and on a Greyhound bus.
They're high-school students, new mothers, expectant fathers and grandparents.
They all took prescription drugs. And they all ended up in the Orange County morgue....
| Jan 30, 2011
| 2:47 PM
It's been nearly six months since the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission forced out its president and started looking for a new leader to focus on job creation and expansion in the region.
The search for the public-private business recruitment...
| Feb 12, 2011
| 2:59 PM
Business as usual in this town officially ended at noon on Feb. 10.
That's when Orange Mayor Teresa Jacobs hit the send button and delivered a scathing review of the planned performing-arts center to inboxes across Orange County.
Her staff uncovered...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 12:53 PM
Floridians who have endorsed Mitt Romney
- FL AG Adam Putnam is the state chairman
- FL CFO Jeff Atwater is the state finance chairman
- FL AG Pam Bondi is the national advisor
- State Sen. John Thrasher (District 8-Jacksonville)
- State Sen. JD...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 7:41 PM
On Monday night, the aspiring GOP hopefuls took the stage in Tampa.
Judging from the reactions I heard inside the debate hall, there was a little something for most conservatives.
Maybe you liked Rick Perry's swagger, Mitt Romney's business acumen or...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 2:56 PM
Does the NBA lockout have you blue?
Are you longing to cheer for the Magic?
Well, fear not. You may soon have the chance to cheer for the Magic against one of their weakest opponents — the Central Florida Taxpayers.
It might not be much of a...
| Sep 24, 2011
| 3:58 PM
Last week, Gov. Rick Scott made heads roll at Workforce Central Florida.
Good for him — because Central Florida leaders weren't doing squat.
That seems to be this community's M.O.
Scandals brew. Problems are exposed. And local "leaders" make...
| Nov 14, 2008
Drivers who inadvertently miss paying a toll or two could face a more lenient punishment under a plan being discussed by regional and state road officials.
Many of the details remain in flux, but the biggest change being contemplated is to do away with...
| Oct 23, 2008
Central Florida's road-building agency spent about $125,000 for a survey released Wednesday that found 91 percent of motorists are satisfied with the automated toll system.
Rich Crotty, chairman of the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority, was...
| Mar 25, 2009
Today, we'll see whether leaders at the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority are interested in cleaning up their own mess and restoring their credibility.
So far, this beleaguered agency has lumbered from one scandalous revelation to another,...
| Jul 17, 2009
We're slug-heavy in this round of hugs and slugs, thanks to bad behavior from a Democratic member of Congress and continued bad behavior from the perennial slug-seekers at the blood centers and the expressway authority. But we've managed to find some...