| Sep 25, 2012
| 9:05 AM
United Nations -- Embroiled in his campaign for re-election, President Barack Obama addressed the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday in a sweeping speech meant to honor slain Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, confront Iran and Syria, and...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 8:03 PM
A Newport Beach plastic surgeon will give some South American children something to smile about starting Tuesday.
Dr. Mark A. Anton, along with Operation Smile, will be in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, for two weeks to perform free facial surgeries on young...
| Mar 11, 2011
| 7:39 PM
Disaster survivors in Japan must not only deal with physical trauma from earthquakes and tsunamis, but with psychological distress that can strike immediately, soon after or long after the event.
"There will be people who will be able to move back to how...
| May 17, 2011
| 4:14 PM
Today we're toasting some local folks making big differences.
But first, we have the case of The Activist, the Cop and the Mysteriously Vanishing Video.
An article in Tuesday's newspaper told the story:
A local activist was videotaping cops in downtown...
| Jan 8, 2012
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...
| Jan 2, 2011
Here are five Central Floridian of the Year finalists who also made a difference.
Adonal Foyle: He retired from basketball in 2010, but the former Orlando Magic center continues to stand tall in the community. Foyle sets an off-court example for young...
| Sep 9, 2010
Like many Americans, John Clifton spent Sept. 11, 2001, in a panic.
As travel manager of Houston-based global engineering firm KBR, he scrambled for hours trying to determine whether his company had anyone on the four hijacked planes. KBR often has...
| Feb 11, 2011
| 1:50 PM
"Tent Life: Haiti"Photographs by Wyatt Gallery, essay by Edwidge DanticatUmbrage Editions, 128 pages, $39.95
"Pito nou led, nou la," goes the Haitian proverb, which means "Better that we are ugly, but we are here." Edwidge Danticat recalls this notion in...
| Mar 23, 2011
Prayer alone was no longer enough for Lisa Ballantine, who watched the families fill their baby bottles with murky river water that sickened and even killed their children.
After returning from a yearlong mission trip to the Dominican Republic in 2000,...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 9:51 AM
It was a good day for some foodie favorites as Bravo's "Top Chef" received four prime-time Emmy nominations and Travel Channel's "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations" also received four.
"Top Chef" was nominated for outstanding reality-...
| Feb 16, 2011
Ever since Mel Gibson's Aramaic flog-fest "The Passion of the Christ" brought in $84 million on its opening weekend in 2004, en route to a $612 million worldwide box office draw, film marketers have sought to emulate Gibson's courtship of the almighty...