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  • Apparent lightning strike destroys DeBary church

    An apparent lightning strike destroyed a well-known DeBary church tonight, sending huge fireballs into the sky. First Presbyterian Church at 267 E. Highbanks Road caught fire about 9:40 p.m. Witnesses said they heard a loud clap of thunder and saw...
  • The readers write: From Isleworth to power rates

    You had lots to say on the issues I wrote about last week. Here's a look inside the mailbag. Dear Beth, If my house sells because of your article, I will send you a nice bottle of my favorite red wine. We still come down from time to time, but it was...
  • Businesses open wallets for 2010 political races

    We're still more than a year out from next year's race for governor and other key down ballot races — such as that of House Speaker-designate Dean Cannon of Winter Park — but the region's deep corporate pockets are already putting their...
  • PSC: Florida utility regulators' instant messages examined

    Public Service Commission members and their chief advisers exchanged more than 2,900 instant messages on their state-issued smart phones the past two years, some with staffers for utilities they regulate on pending PSC matters. Details about the...
  • Messages between Bill Garner, Jorge Chamizo and Paul Lewis

    Bill Garner, the chief advisor to Chairman Matthew Carter, jokes in one message that he envies the relationship Lorena Holley – chief advisor for former Commissioner Katrina McMurrian – has with FPL Attorney Ken Hoffman. He is chatting with Jorge Chamizo,...
  • Messages between Roberta Bass and Paul Lewis

    Roberta Bass, the chief advisor to Commissioner Lisa Edgar, discusses meeting with Paul Lewis, Progress Energy's director of Florida regulatory affairs. Edgar has put Bass on administrative leave pending review of the contact she had with utilities. But...
  • PSC applicants include former football player, legislators and former regulatory employees

    A former professional football player, three state legislators and several current and former Public Service Commission employees are among 61 people who have applied for two open seats on the PSC, which regulates Florida utilities. The PSC Nominating...
  • Who will regulate your utility rates? PSC nominees go to Crist

    The state is closer to filling two open seats on the Public Service Commission, which is responsible for ensuring your utility rates are affordable and the service is safe and reliable. The PSC nominating council –six legislators and six...
  • PSC staff: FPL's base rate hike should have been higher

    PSC staff: FPL's base rate hike should have been higher
    State regulators say that Florida Power & Light should have received $117 million instead of the $75 million base rate hike approved in January. The Public Service Commission rejected most of FPL's record $1.27 billion rate hike request. But FPL said...
  • Lawmakers need to keep politics out of public counsel office

    There's something funny going on. At least that's the conclusion you might draw when you hear about what's happening to Florida Public Counsel J.R. Kelly. For the first time in recent memory, a sitting public counsel — the person appointed by...
  • Tourism slogan plays it safe

    Florida unveiled a new tourism slogan last week: "Your Florida Side is Calling." Not exactly knocking your socks off, is it? But then, my guess is the folks at DDB Miami, the advertising agency that devised the $6.1 million campaign for Visit Florida,...