| Dec 4, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Kathleen Canning, a favorite to take over the nation's second-largest convention center, was announced as the next executive director of Orange County's massive exhibit hall today. Canning will take over the top spot at the Orange County Convention Center...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 4:37 PM
TALLAHASSEE — With Florida legislative leaders promising another sweeping round of ethics reform, a research group has taken a snapshot of counties' efforts to clean up their own collective acts. The results: Not too shabby. Florida State...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 4:24 PM
In the wake of last week's deadly and tragic school shooting in Newtown, parents and commentators in various parts of the country called for more schools to be protected by police or armed guards. Orange County, Fla., Mayor Teresa Jacobs, for example, ...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 9:21 PM
The first movement of Gustav Mahler's massive Symphony No. 3 evokes the coming of summer.
So it was, as it happens, seasonally inappropriate for a late September concert. But the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra's performance of the work on Saturday...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 7:34 PM
Teresa Jacobs fought legendary battles against the political establishment as a county commissioner.
They pale compared with her first big one as county mayor.
Jacobs zeroed in on the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in February, pointing out...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 8:16 PM
As investigators dig into the finances of the region's workforce development board, federal law indicates that Central Florida taxpayers might have to repay any money that is ultimately determined to have been misspent.
Workforce Central Florida...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 2:32 PM
In today's letter's I respond to readers' questions and I had several people write to me because they wanted to know how to help Bithlo after a column I wrote that highlighted the east Orange County community's problems with poverty and concern about...
| 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...
| Jun 14, 2011
Should doctors be charged with murder when their prescriptions are linked to fatal overdoses?
It's one idea being considered in Central Florida as local officials and law-enforcement agencies wrestle with the prescription-drug epidemic sweeping the...