| Apr 4, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Anyone who has read this column for any length of time knows that I'm not exactly Buddy Dyer's biggest booster.
I've knocked the mayor of Orlando for everything from improper arrests by his police department to no-bid deals at City Hall.
| Apr 5, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Hash House A Go Go, a new restaurant at 5350 International Drive in Orlando will have a ribbon cutting April 10 with Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Commissioner Samuel B. Ings. After that the eatery -- which is part of a chain with restaurants in Las...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 10:26 AM
Glenn Richards is marking 20 years in the Orlando TV market this month. But it's an unusual anniversary because it is split between two stations: WFTV-Channel 9, where he worked 10 years, and WOFL-Channel 35, where he has been chief meteorologist since...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 5:39 PM
Last week, I noted that the state spent $175,000 in public money to sponsor a NASCAR car to promote road safety … in a sport dominated by high-speed cars and wrecks.
As you know, Saturday's race featured a serious wreck that injured dozens of...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 2:32 PM
– Orlando took another step toward boosting its public art on Wednesday when Mayor Buddy Dyer announced seven artists have been chosen for a new sculpture program during his State of the City address.
The See Art Orlando program is designed to...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 11:40 AM
Chances are you haven't heard of Christina Bonarrigo or Johnny Castillo.
A couple decades ago I could have almost guaranteed you'd know at least one of them some day.
That's how certain the pathway was from student politics at the University of...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 2:58 PM
A federal check of more than $87 million was delivered to the state this week for the continued construction of the SunRail commuter train in Metro Orlando.
Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff made the official announcement Friday during a news...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 7:31 PM
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer leaves little doubt that Central Florida is going to be awarded a Major League Soccer franchise and says it might even happen in the next few weeks.
"It's going to happen," Dyer assured us on our Open Mike radio show Thursday....
| Jun 21, 2013
| 1:02 PM
Orlando City Soccer Club could be on a fast track to Major League Soccer.
Club president Phil Rawlins believes his organization can gain admittance into MLS by the end of the summer, several months ahead of what was believed to be a realistic timeframe....
| Jun 21, 2013
| 3:44 PM
Running off at the typewriter. …
I got a text message the other day from Victor Gray, the ultra-popular and talented UCF defensive lineman and Dr. Phillips High School product who will not get to play his senior season because of a rare spinal...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 4:14 PM
Right now, the folks trying to bring major-league soccer to Orlando are flailing around like a goalie without a defensive line.
Their original funding plans fell apart. Costs for the franchise may be going up. And superstar David Beckham is making noise...