| Jul 8, 2011
Andrew Rossi didn't realize that one of the more infamous snippets of video that he used in his documentary, “Page One: Inside the New York Times,” came from Orlando. A live-mike faux pas by Sam Zell, who had just taken over the company,...
| Oct 6, 2011
Billy Bob Thornton's estranged daughter Amanda Brumfield was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the 2008 death of her 1-year-old goddaughter. Billy Bob Thornton reportedly hadn't talked to Amanda Brumfield for "a substantial number of years," his rep...
| Mar 9, 2008
When Sergio Lopez decided it was time to build a swimming pool in the backyard of his College Park home, he knew he was limited. In fact, he wasn't even sure if he could fit a pool in his backyard.
Fast-forward six months and Lopez is the splashy owner...
| Feb 26, 2011
Jamie Oliver presses a "happy cow" veggie burger on me with the fervor of a believer handing out religious pamphlets. He asks me whether I love it, but his smile is pure certainty that I will -- and even love him for making it. He's stepped out from the...
| Jan 26, 2010
| 8:37 PM
The Legacy Grand Hotel, an eyesore for years in the heart of Orlando's tourist corridor, is finally getting a face-lift.
The 393-room hotel at 7400 International Drive will become CoCo Key Water Resort, an island-themed water-park hotel catering to young...
| Feb 23, 2011
| 5:11 PM
Looking for value? Our wine expert offers 11 wines with great taste and value. Here's a list of wines that are all under $15 a bottle with a few lessons on how to find foods to enjoy with them.
2010 Schild Estate GMS Old Bush Vine, Barossa,...
| Feb 28, 2010
Racing through a Panamanian archipelago by sport boat, I couldn't help but feel like James Bond. It was just me and a mustachioed driver, speeding toward a remote island where I would spend a few decadent days at an eco-resort, hiking the rain forest,...
| Feb 11, 2010
On a recent, chilly evening, I looked up and saw more stars than I ever had in the Florida sky. I was 45 feet above the ground and my heart was racing. Then, I stepped off my platform into an inky abyss. I could barely see the glimmer of a swamp below....
| Jul 8, 2008
| 10:53 AM
Owners of the massive Deseret Ranch pulled their request to get a portion of their Orange County property rezoned for development.
County Commissioner Linda Stewart said the decision was made because "there were too many questions" about the proposal....
| Dec 5, 2007
The congregation of one of Orlando's oldest churches voted Tuesday to sell some of its land so the new performing-arts center can be built downtown, clearing a major hurdle for the project's future.
The decision by First United Methodist Church of...
| Jul 15, 2009
| 5:36 PM
The Orange County school district is suing two engineering companies that gave the green light to build a middle school on part of a former World War II-era bombing range.
Tons of bomb debris and hundreds of unexploded bombs and rockets have been...