| Apr 15, 2011
| 9:49 AM
Old joke about the relationship between writers and editors:
A writer and an editor are lost in the desert. Just as they are about to wither from thirst, they stumble upon a cool, clear oasis.
The writer falls to his knees and fills his cupped hands...
| Apr 15, 2011
| 9:52 AM
He was tough and kind. Crusty and caring. Witty, honest, professional and so smart. I would have never been where I am today if not for Fred.
I'll never forget his compassion and advice when I was at a crossroads. Most of us would like to be half the...
| Apr 21, 2011
| 6:56 PM
The makers of the "Ice Age" films take their animation skills to the tropics in the rollicking movie "Rio." The story centers on two rare birds living thousands of miles apart. But they are destined to meet in a series of wild adventures that will...
| Apr 28, 2011
| 7:41 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Six medical marijuana dispensaries have filed lawsuits against the city of Los Angeles for what they claim is a "game of chance" when it comes to giving out operating licenses.
Wednesday's filings brings the number of legal...
| Feb 9, 2011
| 7:55 AM
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...
| Feb 13, 2011
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...
| Feb 14, 2011
| 7:55 PM
A group gathered at a Midtown intersection on Monday to protest what they say is a violation of their Constitutional rights.
The target of their ire? The city's red-light cameras, which they say are taking away their freedom. A handful of protesters...
| Feb 16, 2011
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...
| Mar 9, 2011
| 12:59 PM
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...
| Feb 16, 2011
| 6:55 PM
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...
| Mar 4, 2011
| 6:28 AM
MADISON, Wisc. -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday warned 14 absent lawmakers trying to stall his controversial budget bill to return to the state Capitol immediately to vote on the measure, or layoff notices will be sent to 1,500 public...