| Feb 12, 2011
| 2:59 PM
Business as usual in this town officially ended at noon on Feb. 10.
That's when Orange Mayor Teresa Jacobs hit the send button and delivered a scathing review of the planned performing-arts center to inboxes across Orange County.
Her staff uncovered...
| Feb 15, 2011
| 4:50 PM
Today we're talking about political waste, arts-center plans, the wrongfully convicted and elderly Floridians who are neglected and abused.
Let's start with the waste.
I've argued for years that Orange County taxpayers needn't keep spending money on...
| Feb 20, 2011
| 5:16 PM
At Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs' second job summit last week, she heard everything from how the county needs to offer domestic partner benefits to how government needs to keep weekend or night hours to increase access for business owners.
| Nov 4, 2010
| 4:18 PM
Today we're looking back at this week's elections — the winners and losers, the game-changing moments and some details you may not know about the folks you just elected.
Losers: Dean Cannon and Mike Haridopolos. No, they didn't get bounced from...
| May 4, 2011
| 5:04 PM
Former Miami Herald columnist Dave Barry once called us the "low-forehead, nose-picking yahoos of Orlando.''
That impression must still exist, because a developer from South Florida is making us an offer that only low-forehead, nose-picking yahoos...
| May 15, 2011
| 2:41 PM
Orlando's Buddhist Guan Ming Temple was at capacity Sunday for the celebration of Buddha's birth. Men carrying incense, women bearing candles, children with fruit and flowers, walked solemnly down a red carpet to offer symbolic gifts to the founder of...
| Nov 25, 2010
| 8:11 PM
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...
| Dec 22, 2010
| 5:50 PM
Orlando is $61 million short in getting the performing-arts center off the ground. So the city and arts supporters are hitting up Teresa Jacobs, Orange County's mayor-elect, for an advance on almost half of it.
She might as well get used to people...
| Dec 26, 2010
| 2:40 PM
The good news for Central Florida is that 2010 can't be written off entirely as lost to a sour economy.
This year's list of the region's top business stories begins and ends on a positive note.
Joblessness, the housing slump and an overall slow recovery...
| Jan 1, 2011
| 3:00 PM
Collectively, they control tens of thousands of jobs, billions of dollars in tax money, a sports franchise — and one very famous mouse.
They are the region's power players. And today we unveil the Top 10 in our rundown of "The 25 Most Powerful...
| Jan 6, 2011
| 4:35 PM
We're giving hugs and slugs today, starting with a round of hugs for a trio of Republicans who started their new terms the right way.
Sure, the governor made the biggest headlines for kicking off his first day in office by sucking up millions of...