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  • 25 most powerful people in Central Florida 2008

    There's a new No. 1 this year. But before we get to him, let's first reveal the others who topped this year's list of "The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida." The top 10 includes three business executives, two mayors, two members of Congress, one legislator, a philanthropist and an educator. Collectively, they control the region's largest work force, provide us entertainment and hold key positions in every level of government. They affect the taxes we pay, the quality of our education system and how long it takes us to get to work in the morning. If you like what's happening in Central Florida, these people deserve much of the credit. If you don't, they share in the blame. As mentioned in Wednesday's paper, when we unveiled those in 11th to 25th places, this ranking was determined by a panel of 15 plugged-in panelists from the nonprofit, religious, government and business communities. Their goal was to determine who has the ability to make things happen on a big scale in Central Florida.
  • Is Burnham the next Disney?

    The arrival of the Burnham Institute for Medical Research and the surrounding "medical city" in Lake Nona has been repeatedly compared to the advent of Walt Disney World. That's not a comparison to be taken lightly. Disney is nothing short of the...

    Marilyn Monroe nail salons, cafe in the works

    Among the Marilyn Monroe branded projects in the works a half-century after the actress' death on Aug. 5, 1962, are Marilyn Monroe Cafes and and a chain of Marilyn Monroe nail salons, 'glamour rooms' and luxury spas.

    Disney names new president of Disneyland Resort

    George Kalogridis, a 38-year Disney veteran who got his start as a busboy at the Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., has been named president of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim. As president, Kalogridis will oversee a...

    Caption this: Giant pig descends on Michigan town

    Dennis Krafft of Frankenmuth, Mich., got a big -- and we mean big -- birthday surprise when he turned 60 on Jan. 5. Al Weiss, a friend of Krafft's, had unexpectedly found himself in temporary possession of a giant foam...