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  • City Council halts water utility revenue transfers

    City Council halts water utility revenue transfers
    The City Council on Tuesday discontinued the annual transfer of water utility revenues to pay for public services — a move city officials said would add to a looming $10-million budget deficit next fiscal year. The City Council voted unanimously...
  • Malarkey Meter: It's back to cut through the spin

    Malarkey Meter: It's back  to cut through the spin
    Eight years ago, when Buddy Dyer and Pete Barr were slinging mud in the Orlando mayor's race the way a fry cook slings hash, this column debuted its Malarkey Meter. The idea was to cut through all the bunk, baloney and balderdash we often hear from...
  • Starving education will lead to intellectual skeletons

    Starving education will lead to intellectual skeletons
    Second of two parts. Sunday's column took a look at the recent Tea Party rally that marked the unveiling of Florida Gov. Rick Scott's first budget. Scott claimed in a written statement distributed at First Baptist Church of Eustis, where the event was...
  • How endorsements enlighten voters

    In America the Constitution guarantees every citizen free speech. That includes Valley Sun columnist Anita Brenner’s “Folks, It‘s a Non-Partisan Election” column published Feb. 3, regarding her apparent frustration that the local...
  • Mailbag: District's claims of transparency fall short

    Long-serving Newport-Mesa Unified School District Trustees Dana Black and Martha Fluor state that the school district has become more transparent during the past 20 years, trying to learn and improve in terms of parent/community involvement, and they...
  • In Theory: Can Islam and democracy coexist?

    Q. The pro-democracy uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt have resonated around the world, with even the Wall Street Journal going so far as to headline one column, “The Arab World's 1989?” Hosni Mubarak's resignation from his position as...
  • Texas house to debate bill requiring a sonogram before an abortion

    Texas house to debate bill requiring a sonogram before an abortion
    For Tracy Brown it was a magical experience, seeing her 23-week old son on a sonogram. "I can see that person is growing inside me," the mom to be, said. Those often powerful images are at the center of a contentious political debate, as Texas lawmakers...
  • City may lose water revenue

    CITY HALL — The spigot for millions in water utility revenues that have been used to pay for public services could be turned off after the city attorney determined that recent court cases have thrown the legality of the practice into doubt. City...
  • Retired professor to challenge court order

    Retired professor to challenge court order
    Retired New Jersey chemistry professor Julian Heicklen scheduled an activity-filled trip to Florida this week: First, he handed out jury information pamphlets in Fort Lauderdale and then gave a speech to South Florida Libertarians. Today, Heicklen...
  • Is secularism a threat to religious freedom?

    Q. A Mormon leader recently made a speech, in which he claimed religious freedom in America is under assault from secularization and a growing gay rights movement. In his speech, Elder Dallin H. Oaks warned of “an alarming trajectory of events...
  • Some afraid to speak up at UC Irvine

    Editor's note: This updated version changes a description of UC Irvine student Hadeer Soliman's demeanor. IRVINE — It was like any other day at UC Irvine's Cross-Cultural Center, a hub where campus groups congregate for official events or just...