| Sep 15, 2011
| 2:56 PM
Does the NBA lockout have you blue?
Are you longing to cheer for the Magic?
Well, fear not. You may soon have the chance to cheer for the Magic against one of their weakest opponents — the Central Florida Taxpayers.
It might not be much of a...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 3:00 PM
A radio ad from Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s campaign that alleges primary challenger Debbie Halvorson is “crazy” for voting 88 times against President Barack Obama prompted Halvorson on Tuesday to accuse Jackson of “lying” and...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 5:30 PM
SANFORD — While publicly saying one thing — that they did not have enough evidence to arrest George Zimmerman — Sanford police did essentially the opposite: filing paperwork saying they had enough to charge him with manslaughter.
| Jul 21, 2012
| 8:07 PM
Old Sanford eats at the Colonial Room. The menu hasn't changed in 30 years and, despite new owners, is unlikely to change much in the future. Old Sanford likes predictability, familiarity, tradition and meatloaf on Mondays, fried chicken on Thursdays. Old...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 6:04 PM
They came by the busload from Atlanta. They came by the carload from throughout Central Florida and the rest of the state. They came wearing hoodies. They carried signs. And Skittles.
They came seeking justice for Trayvon Martin.
An estimated 8,000...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 8:56 PM
SANFORD — Vowing never to relent, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, other civil-rights leaders and the parents of slain teen Trayvon Martin demanded that city commissioners do their part to ensure shooter George Zimmerman is arrested.
"The whole world is...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 9:14 AM
Police are called to 1231 Twin Trees Lane, Sanford, after a report of shots fired. They arrive to find Trayvon Martin, 17, shot dead. A press release that night says that "there was an altercation between the two males and shots were fired."...
| Nov 28, 2011
The Florida Senate's Reapportionment Committee released its long-awaited maps drawing new districts for the state Senate and adding two congressional seats to Florida's existing 25. Eyeballing the congressional maps (available here), there are some major...
| Dec 18, 2011
Sunday's column focused on all six of Central Florida's Congressional reps in the U.S. House. My question for them: ”What have you accomplished this year?” No what you wanted to accomplished, wished you'd accomplished or tried to accomplish....
| Jan 9, 2012
TALLAHASSEE — A House committee advanced three options for new congressional maps Monday that would create a new Hispanic-leaning seat in Central Florida and make the statewide playing field slightly more Democratic. The maps (named House...
| Jan 11, 2012
TALLAHASSEE — The Senate Reapportionment Committee advanced a congressional and legislative re-drawing Wednesday that would create a new Orlando-area Hispanic congressional seat and preserves three African-American districts. The 21-5 vote came...