| Jul 5, 2011
| 2:48 PM
Local businesses deserve a big share of the credit for keeping SunRail alive and pushing for Gov. Rick Scott's approval of the commuter train.
Now, those businesses will be even more critical in determining whether the train is the boon for the local...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 7:55 AM
One in 10 Floridians has diabetes, a "disturbing" trend revealed in the nation's fat report last week. Though Florida ranks as the 29th-most-obese state in the country, the Sunshine State is No. 10 for diabetes. It's a distinction that comes with a...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 8:11 PM
Executives at EA Sports did a bit of damage control this week as news broke out ofTexas that the company was growing 150 permanent jobs there.
They quickly tried to reassure local officials that EA Sports' Tiburon studio inMaitland, where signature...
| Jul 24, 2011
| 3:09 AM
Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark is a man of faith. But he wasn't looking for his doctor's prayers while sick in a hospital bed, suffering from a mysterious condition that sent sharp pains under his left rib and caused him to quickly lose more than...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 5:31 AM
University of Central Florida police are investigating the death of a student who was found unresponsive in her on-campus apartment early Thursday.
Ann Marie Hefferin, 18, of Maitland, was discovered by her roommates in her residence hall, according to...
| Jul 22, 2011
The black Chevy Tahoe slows to a gentle stop. You open the front door on the passenger's side and hear Radiohead's "There, There" spilling out of the speakers, filling the cabin.
J.J. Redick shifts the SUV out of park, merges into traffic and offers...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 1:54 PM
When Aridhana Tiwari's mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in December, Tiwari wanted to do something, anything, to help.
The Orlando-based writer-director quickly turned to her craft.
"I feel like art is very healing," Tiwari said. "As an artist,...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 5:41 PM
They control some of the largest workforces, biggest budgets and loudest bully pulpits in town.
And they can impact everything from your morning commute to your family's health care and entertainment options.
They are Central Florida's power players....
| Jan 9, 2012
| 2:32 PM
In today's letter's I respond to readers' questions and I had several people write to me because they wanted to know how to help Bithlo after a column I wrote that highlighted the east Orange County community's problems with poverty and concern about...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 1:52 PM
University of Central Florida trustees decided on Thursday to spend $15.1 million on 25 acres -- just more than $600,000 an acre -- in Lake Nona's Medical City. By one longtime land developer and investor's estimate, that's 25-33 percent more than it...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 7:14 PM
At 48, after a potpourri of jobs including movie ticket-taker, restaurant server and car stereo installer, Bob Schmerling now works full time in a call center of a major retailer. He lives in a studio apartment, does not have cable TV, pays for his own...