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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

Top Teresa Jacobs Articles

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  • 'Persistence, perseverance' gave birth to performing arts center

    'Persistence, perseverance' gave birth to performing arts center
    The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts opens its doors to the public for the first time next week, but the story of its birth is a long one — more than 30 years in the making — full of shifting allegiances, uneasy partnerships,...
  • Timeline: Building Orlando an arts center

    Timeline: Building Orlando an arts center
    Here's a look at milestone moments on the long quest to provide Orlando with a high-quality performing-arts center. 1926: Orlando Municipal Auditorium, later Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, is built for $175,000. 1962: A front-page Orlando Sentinel...
  • See live stream of arts center opening today

    See live stream of arts center opening today
    Today  at 10 a.m. the Orlando Sentinel will live-stream the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The official opening of the estimated $514 million center will include a ceremonial ribbon cutting honoring...
  • Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts officially opens

     Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts officially opens
    Buoyed by a $1 million commitment from the city of Winter Park and record-setting season-ticket Broadway sales, officials and supporters opened Orlando's long-awaited arts center with smiles on their faces and history on their minds. Under a warm and...
  • Nik Patel, now facing fraud charges, is prolific campaign donor

    Nik Patel, now facing fraud charges, is prolific campaign donor
    Nikesh A. "Nik" Patel, the hotelier and banker hit with federal fraud charges, has been a prolific political donor this year. Campaign finance records show the 30-year-old head of Alena Hospitality and CEO of First Farmers Financial has contributed at...
  • Leaders played starring roles for new arts center: Editorial

    Leaders played starring roles for new arts center: Editorial
    If the decades-long saga behind this past week's opening of the spectacular new Dr. Philips Center for the Performing Arts were a Broadway show, its playbill would list many stars. Here are some, but not all: ¿Bill Frederick: He called for a new...
  • Winter Park residents angry over 10-year DPAC gift

    Winter Park residents angry over 10-year DPAC gift
    When the city of Orlando hosted a ribbon- cutting ceremony in front of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, there was a lot of talk about what a long-term game changer this project will be for the entire region. “This dream started...
  • Florida Hospital pledges millions to help solve homelessness

    Florida Hospital pledges millions to help solve homelessness
    Florida Hospital will donate up to $6 million over the next three years to address the long-festering issue of homelessness in Central Florida, officials will announce Tuesday — a move that is being called historic in its potential to change the...
  • Orlando effort would replace ER visits with housing for homeless

    Orlando effort would replace ER visits with housing for homeless
    When outreach workers begin placing chronically homeless people in free apartments next year, it won't be hard to figure out who makes the list. The plan to bring enough permanent supportive housing to Orlando to cut the area's chronically homeless...
  • County, activist group spar over Jacobs' online file-sharing account

    County, activist group spar over Jacobs' online file-sharing account
    Lawyers for Orange County and a citizens organization squared off in court Wednesday, arguing over Internet Protocol addresses and best practices for computer security. Behind the technical jargon, the case is about Florida's public-records law and what'...
  • Hospital pursues right cure for homelessness: Editorial

    Still revered by doctors, the Hippocratic Oath dates back to the fifth century B.C. Of its nearly 400 translated words, most people recognize only a paraphrased snippet: "Do no harm." There's also a line that reads, "Whatever houses I may visit, I...