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  • Rick Scott is holding SunRail hostage to push his agenda through Legislature

     Rick Scott is holding SunRail hostage to push his agenda through Legislature
    The odds of riding SunRail to downtown Orlando are now about the same as riding Moby Dick to Atlantis. This is not all that surprising. SunRail has been a dead train chugging since Rick Scott became Florida's first Maximum Leader. It's how he is...
  • $20 Million Infusion May Revive Hartford's Constitution Plaza

    $20 Million Infusion May Revive Hartford's Constitution Plaza
    Fifty years ago, plans for Hartford's Constitution Plaza called for soaring office towers, a television broadcast studio, a hotel, storefronts for specialty shops and one more thing: apartments. Yes, apartments. In the wake of a recession that hit in...
  • City scrambles to curb agency losses

    Burbank could be stuck with a $50-million tab if Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to disband local redevelopment agencies goes through. With local governments holding their breath over the budget proposal, Burbank last week joined other cities in...
  • Indiana Senate OKs amendment to ban gay marriages

    INDIANAPOLIS — A movement to add a ban on same-sex marriage and civil unions to the state constitution won another victory Tuesday. The Indiana Senate voted 40-10 in favor of a measure that would allow Hoosiers to vote on an amendment to prohibit...
  • Blagojevich accuses prosecutors of railroading him

    In an impassioned -- if orchestrated -- speech outside his home Wednesday evening, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich accused federal prosecutors of trying to railroad him by hiding critical evidence from the jury in his upcoming corruption retrial. With a...
  • Steve Hummer, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

    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...
  • David O'Brien, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

    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...
  • Reel Critics: 'Rio' takes you on a fun, wild adventure

    Reel Critics: 'Rio' takes you on a fun, wild adventure
    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...
  • Ruling on Douchebags: Judges Say Connecticut High School Did Not Violate Student's Right To Free Speech

    BURLINGTON — When high schooler Avery Doninger wrote a blog post in 2007 calling school administrators “the douchebags in central office” for canceling a scheduled battle of the bands, few would have predicted that it would spark a...
  • Conservative Group Files A Lawsuit Asserting State Budget Is Unconstitutional

    A conservative group and several Republican lawmakers is filing a legal challenge to the newly adopted state budget, alleging that its assumption of $2 billion of yet-to-be-determined savings violates the Connecticut constitution. "In 1992 the people...
  • Commodore Mayo: A man of adventure and tragedy

    Commodore Mayo: A man of adventure and tragedy
    He was a famed seaman — a prodigy who won a congressional medal at 18, fought in three wars and ended up commanding the 44-gun USS Constitution, "Old Ironsides," as it tracked slave ships off the coast of Africa. The reputation of Commodore Isaac...