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  • Rick Scott made Workforce heads roll — good, because locals didn't act

    Rick Scott made Workforce heads roll — good, because locals didn't act
    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...
  • Developer's plan to move Tampa Yankees to Orlando is foul

    Developer's plan to move Tampa Yankees to Orlando is foul
    Former Miami Herald columnist Dave Barry once called us the "low-forehead, nose-picking yahoos of Orlando.'' That impression must still exist, because a developer from South Florida is making us an offer that only low-forehead, nose-picking yahoos...
  • RX for Danger: Local officials, law enforcers step up prescription-drug battle

    RX for Danger: Local officials, law enforcers step up prescription-drug battle
    Should doctors be charged with murder when their prescriptions are linked to fatal overdoses? It's one idea being considered in Central Florida as local officials and law-enforcement agencies wrestle with the prescription-drug epidemic sweeping the...
  • Top EDC job remains unfilled

    Top EDC  job remains unfilled
    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...
  • Orange Mayor Jacobs gives Orlando a dose of reality on arts center

    Orange Mayor Jacobs gives Orlando a dose of reality on arts center
    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...
  • Magic crush Wizards with 112-83 season-opening victory

    Magic crush Wizards with 112-83 season-opening victory
    On a night the Orlando Magic franchise celebrated a new beginning in a new arena, its players repeated a script they had perfected during the preseason. The Magic crushed an opponent. Dwight Howard dominated the paint. Vince Carter performed like an...
  • Pill-mill crisis: Orange County officials to prepare ordinance targeting pain clinics

    Pill-mill crisis: Orange County officials to prepare ordinance targeting pain clinics
    In an effort to curb Central Florida's prescription-drug-abuse problems and overdose deaths, Orange County leaders on Tuesday agreed to draft an ordinance that could limit the number of pain-management clinics and their hours of operation. Officials...
  • History center sets holiday-lighting event, free admission on Dec. 1

    The Orange County Regional History Center will throw the switch on the holidays and throw its doors open to the public for free on the evening of Dec. 1. The event will begin in front of the history center at Heritage Square with entertainment by...
  • Moratorium imposed on new pain clinics in Orange County

    Moratorium imposed on new pain clinics in Orange County
    Commissioners imposed a moratorium Tuesday on new pain-management clinics in unincorporated Orange County in a move aimed at battling the area's prescription drug-abuse problem and stopping the death toll from overdoses. Officials say many pain clinics...
  • Which elected officials from Florida are endorsing the candidates?

    Which elected officials from Florida are endorsing the candidates?
    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...
  • 2011 Central Floridian of the Year: I-Drive hotel magnate experiences joy in giving

    2011 Central Floridian of the Year: I-Drive hotel magnate experiences joy in giving
    Longtime readers of Orlando Sentinel editorials might think they've awakened in the Twilight Zone. The Sentinel's editorial board has had some epic disagreements with hotelier Harris Rosen. Over a light-rail system between downtown Orlando and...
  • Burnham, UCF medical school break ground at Lake Nona

    Burnham, UCF medical school break ground at Lake Nona
    Orlando's business and academic powerbrokers came together today to symbolically break ground on the UCF medical school and Burnham Institute for Medical Research. The two buildings, which are to serve as the anchor for a medical city complex at Lake...