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  • 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...
  • Could you become the next toll victim? Keep files current and you'll be fine, road agencies say.

    We're not out to get you. That's the message the area's toll-road agencies are hoping to get out to drivers after being publicly scolded for putting one motorist through the ringer over unpaid tolls. The two agencies are launching public-education...
  • 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,...
  • 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,...
  • Thousands of drivers are back on hook for unpaid tolls

    A state appeals court has reinstated the cases of as many as 7,000 motorists who didn't pay their tolls in Seminole County, meaning they could be liable to pay thousands of dollars in fines and have their drivers licenses suspended. The decision by the...
  • Democratic omens, worker-bashing and much more

    Today we're talking about baggy pants, secret e-mails, teacher pay and politicians who are trying to rob Florida's retirees. But first, a quick observation that should worry Florida Democrats — those who believe in omens, anyway. Take a moment...
  • Florida's Shame Day 5: Rocky Roads

    Isn't it great to live in an area where you can trust your elected officials to learn from their mistakes? Don't know. We can't remember when it's happened here. And, sadly, the magnificent Wekiva River basin may be the next victim of our elected...
  • 2007 Most Powerful People in Central Florida

    As we have worked our way up the year's list of "The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida," we passed CEOs, philanthropists, political players and rising stars. But now we've reached the top and find five people who have control over the roads on...
  • 2006 Most Powerful People in Central Florida

    Who makes things happen here in Central Florida? Today, Taking Names columnist Scott Maxwell concludes the list of the 25 most powerful people. We are down to five -- three politicians, the head of the region's largest work force and the leader of one of...