| Jul 15, 2014
| 3:01 PM
Second of two parts.
Choosing a county judge is a task that leaves most voters flailing in the dark, and the August election is going to require even more scrutiny than usual from voters because of behind-the-scenes maneuvering.
A group of mostly...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Lake County Judge Terry Neal, who has been wielding a gavel for almost nine years, faces a challenge in the Aug. 26 election from Clermont lawyer Daniel Archer, who markets his services to motorcyclists.
County judges serve six-year terms and...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Jim Gimzewski grabs a silicon wafer with a pair of tweezers and raises it to the light, thinking about Jackson Pollock, snowflakes and Tibetan mandalas.
No bigger than a quarter, the wafer looks like a small circuit board with a dozen or so electrodes...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 6:05 AM
When Kennar Johnson, Tereseo Guevara and Mike Weed left Clermont East Ridge High School in 2010, they headed west for California and a little two-year school named Reedley College, just southeast of Fresno.
They did fine, with each earning a starting...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 8:01 AM
"Southland," "Girls," "Game Change," "Louie," "Doctor Who" and "Saturday Night Live" mastermind Lorne Michaels are among this year's Peabody Award winners honoring the best in electronic media.
It's nice to see "Southland"--one of the best shows the Emmy...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 7:36 AM
Dr. Phillips rising sophomore linebacker Jonathan Pollock worked out at the University of Memphis on Wednesday and he impressed coaches so much that he had a scholarship offer by Thursday morning.
Pollock said linebackers coach Galen Scott offered the...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 1:46 PM
Oviedo Hagerty quarterback Jason Driskel must have put on a pretty good show at the University of Memphis camp this past Sunday.
When he called to check back in with head coach Justin Fuentes and recruiter Galen Scott, both coaches were quick to let the...
| Jan 14, 2011
Actor best known for 'Touched by an Angel'
John Dye, 47, an actor best known for his role as Andrew in the long-running CBS-TV series "Touched by an Angel," was found dead Monday at his home in San Francisco, the San Francisco medical examiner'...
| Jul 9, 2011
| 5:49 PM
July 9, 2011
Henry Ackerman had plans — big, cross country, into-the-wild plans.
It was 1998, and he was 48 years old, alone, sad and somewhat peculiar. He lived with threecats and a big, sandy-colored dog in an unkempt Baltimore County apartment...
| Dec 18, 2011
Chandeliers were the first thing Joe Niermann designed. And it was five years before he sold one. Now the bejeweled iron and crystal silhouettes are his signature.
"I don't really care for the crystals, one way or the other," said Niermann, though...
| Mar 9, 2012
Receiving a bad grade in a college — whether "bad" is considered an F or a B — can be disheartening to students expecting better marks.
Dan Ariely, who used to teach at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management,...