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Teresa Jacobs

An Orange County Commissioner who won the 2010 election to be the next Orange County Mayor over fellow commissioner Bill Segal. She takes over for Mayor Rich Crotty.
An Orange County Commissioner who won the 2010 election to be the next Orange County Mayor over fellow commissioner Bill Segal. She takes over for Mayor Rich Crotty. « Show less

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  • Will the fat lady ever sing in downtown Orlando?

    Will the fat lady ever sing in downtown Orlando?
    Teresa Jacobs fought legendary battles against the political establishment as a county commissioner.
  • 25 most powerful people in Central Florida 2008

    There's a new No. 1 this year. But before we get to him, let's first reveal the others who topped this year's list of "The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida." The top 10 includes three business executives, two mayors, two members of Congress, one...

    On readers' minds: Barbers and boneheads

    On readers' minds: Barbers and boneheads
    Today, I give thanks to readers — the funny ones, the passionate ones and even the ones who think I'm a "biased bonehead." Among the topics that have worked up readers lately: revelations that your very own state legislators have been funding and...

    Bogus boasting: '7-star' hotels, Brodeur's campaign

    Bogus boasting: '7-star' hotels, Brodeur's campaign
    The silliest story making headlines lately involves the International Drive developer who has announced plans for a "seven-star" hotel. It reminds me of asking a 4-year-old how many pieces of candy they would like to eat — and the toddler...

    Will SunRail bring a new tax?

    Will SunRail bring a new tax?
    Go ahead, Central Florida, sit back, relax and enjoy the view from your seat on SunRail. Today is a day to celebrate. The new $1.2 billion commuter train will begin shuttling passengers for the first time. Metro Orlando joins urban trendsetters such...