| May 12, 2013
| 11:03 AM
Florida's elected officials can be generous to a fault – at least with your money.
They're particularly gracious handing out incentives and tax breaks to companies and organizations dangling the prospect of jobs. Even if the company plans to add...
| May 15, 2013
| 6:57 AM
Goggles on, boys and girls. The test kitchen food processor is wobbling like a Tilt-A-Whirl at the county fair. Before the tidbits go wild, let's dish:
Think before you eat. Friday's Food Revolution Day is part of celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's...
| May 4, 2013
| 5:30 AM
After Cedrick Royce Swinson, a 37-year-old North Carolina man, his girlfriend and her two kids, ages 6 and 11, had driven overnight to take a Disney cruise leaving Brevard County, he discovered the cash for his final payment on the tickets was not...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 11:03 AM
You're feeling a little better about the state's housing market, aren't you?
Don't worry. You won't jinx it by admitting that.
In Metro Orlando, the median home price has risen 22 percent in the past year. Statewide, the median sale price for single-...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 8:48 AM
The Osceola County Grown Farm to Picnic will be a chef-inspired celebration of seasonal dishes from 3-6 p.m. on May 4 at the Diamond P Ranch, 5700 E. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway in St. Cloud. The event will feature a local growers market and hayrides....
| Apr 25, 2013
| 8:25 AM
Five Central Florida students who've already won top awards at county and state science fairs will compete this weekend in the Dr. Nelson Ying Science Competition.
The five competing for the "Ying Prize" will explain their research to a panel of judges ...
| Apr 26, 2013
Illinois homeowners at odds with their community association have little recourse. They can try to resolve the matter with the board, or they can pay an attorney to do it for them.
Another option recently was introduced to the General Assembly: HB1293,...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 6:24 AM
Now it can be said: The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is for the birds. Make that the Angry Birds.
The attraction has just opened Angry Birds Space Encounter, which brings the fowl characters from the digital-gaming world to real life in hopes of...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 4:35 PM
In Sunday's column, I mentioned that I was glad that Gov. Rick Scott had brought in an outside prosecutor to look at the case involving Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman. My reason: I simply don't trust Seminole-Brevard State AttorneyNorm Wolfinger ...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 4:33 PM
The campaign of Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich officially announced that former Orange County Mayor Rich Crotty and former Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, plus former state health care administrator Alan Levine, would lead his...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 4:33 AM
TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers christen the start of the 2012 legislative session today with midday speeches from Gov. Rick Scott and House and Senate leadership. The session officially starts at 9:30 a.m., which means campaign-checks have to be...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 4:34 PM
TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Senate, in its first order of business int he 2012 session, passed two claims bills — one for William Dillon who was wrongly incarcerated for 27 years for murder and another for Eric Brody who was catastrophically...