Orlando Christmas star 1998

Orlando's Christmas star crowns the intersection of Central Boulevard and Orange Avenue after being hung Sunday. The 500-pound star, which has decorated downtown during the holidays for many years, was going to be replaced this year. But Mayor <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007432" title="Glenda Hood" href="/topic/politics-government/glenda-hood-PEPLT007432.topic">Glenda Hood</a> was persuaded to save <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="12014001" title="Christmas" href="/topic/religion-belief/christmas-12014001.topic">the Christmas</a> tradition.

( FRANK RIVERA, ORLANDO SENTINEL / December 7, 1998 )

Orlando's Christmas star crowns the intersection of Central Boulevard and Orange Avenue after being hung Sunday. The 500-pound star, which has decorated downtown during the holidays for many years, was going to be replaced this year. But Mayor Glenda Hood was persuaded to save the Christmas tradition.

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