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  • Mel Martinez leaves legacy of a quitter

    My daughter was practicing her violin last week and getting frustrated. Her bow was wobbling off the A string, occasionally scratching the high-pitched E. And "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" was a bit flat. She sounded exactly like what she is —...
  • Life after layoffs: Labor Day is no reward for weary job hunters

    Life after layoffs: Labor Day is no reward for weary job hunters
    Florida was built by guys like Victor Rivera. Guys who start work while the sun's still low and the grass is heavy with dew. Guys who buy coffee at 7-Eleven and shower at the end of their day, not the beginning. Rivera did work like that for 15 years,...
  • Expressway-authority board needs to get real -- fast

    Today, we'll see whether leaders at the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority are interested in cleaning up their own mess and restoring their credibility. So far, this beleaguered agency has lumbered from one scandalous revelation to another,...
  • Do records tie Orlando-Orange expressway authority director to political fundraising at agency?

    Newly obtained Orange County grand-jury records detail a sophisticated political-fundraising operation run out of Central Florida's toll-road authority and appear to place the agency's director in the middle of it — an allegation he flatly denies....
  • The good, the bad and the idiotic of 2009

    Before we dive into 2010, I thought we could take a few minutes to look back at some of the best — and worst — topics we covered in "Taking Names" during 2009. We witnessed some spectacular flubs, exposed some major hypocrites and covered all...
  • Jacobs has sights on Lynx, X-way

    Jacobs has sights on Lynx, X-way
    Teresa Jacobs went from neighborhood activist to Orange County commissioner who for eight years in office took on developers and powerful politicians. Now Jacobs wants Orange County voters to put her atop the establishment that she constantly challenged,...
  • Stewart touts activism, watchdog role

    Stewart touts activism, watchdog role
    Orange County Commissioner Linda Stewart won elected office as a community activist and government watchdog, and she is not changing that approach in her run for county mayor. Stewart has staked out politically risky positions on taxes, growth and social...
  • Orlando airport board appointments draw protest

     
    Gov. Charlie Crist's latest two appointments to the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority Board have stirred a diversity tempest in Orlando because the moves leave the airports board without a woman or black board member for the first time in more than 20...
  • A deal so risky it almost bankrupt a county – & the Orlando ties

     
    Not long ago, we spent a good deal of time looking at the risky “swap” method of financing bonds that the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority was engaged in. At the time, several people questioned this practice (which makes some of...
  • X-Way finally ‘fixes’ risky bond deal – costs public plenty

     
    In case you missed it, Thursday's front page had an interesting story  by reporter Dan Tracy about how the Expressway Authority was about to spend millions of dollars in public money to get out of a risky, variable-rate, swap bond deal — one...
  • Sopranos, Dan Webster, toll hikes in new Alan Grayson ad

     
    First, U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson called opponent Dan Webster a draft-dodger in a campaign ad. Next came a campaign spot labeling him “Taliban Dan.” Now, Grayson has launched a satirical ad that brings Tony Soprano to Florida's 8th Congressional...