| Dec 29, 2012
I celebrated the news that Commissioner Gerard Robinson had resigned. It's going to take the Board of Education a long time to clean up the mess he left behind.
I pray Florida will choose a successor who will take into account the views of school...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 6:15 AM
Captain Jack Sparrow swings down upon the gang of pirates overtaking the ship. Swords clash before he calms the rumble and they celebrate with fireworks bursting above.
Sound like a scene from the next "Pirates of the Caribbean" flick? It's actually a...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 10:16 AM
Landing the space shuttle seemed so routine. After so many landings, NASA’s shuttle commanders and pilots made it look easy.
So, I was there February 1, 2003 on top of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) waiting to document the landing of shuttle...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 6:21 AM
Three Orlando International Airport workers were taken to the hospital after being exposed to formaldehyde this morning.
Around 4:25 a.m. four workers noticed vapors coming from a bag in the security screening area of the checked baggage claim at OIA,...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 2:40 PM
Two more handguns were seized in recent days at Orlando International Airport after TSA officers spotted them in boarding passengers carry-on bags, records show.
On Tuesday, a Merritt Island man was arrested after being stopped in the security zone with...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 7:49 AM
UPDATE: Wawa’s promotional gas price of $2.99 per gallon caused lines of cars dozens deep to overflow onto Semoran Boulevard on Thursday. In response, a 7-Eleven and Racetrac about a mile north also lowered their price to $2.99.The two closest to...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 7:23 AM
Federal agents said they were tipped that a Brazilian couple vacationing in Florida were planning on running a credit card fraud operation during their travels in Orlando.
Throughout September and October, federal court records show, agents turned to...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 8:07 AM
Pinecrest Preparatory Charter School in Orange County has made a big turnaround, going from what would have been an "F"grade in its first year (it was too small to be officially graded) to a current grade of "A."
With a new principal, but many of the...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 3:33 PM
Today's column is all about the people who make Orlando what it is.
I call them local characters.
Over the weekend, Sam Behr of "Tires ain't pretty" fame died and it got me thinking. Who are the people today who are leaving a big impression like Sam...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:18 AM
The Orlando Aviation Authority is set to recognize an Orlando priest for his work with travelers at the city's main airport, the Diocese of Orlando said today.
Father Robert Susann has ministered to airport staffers, airline staff and passengers for a...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 3:25 PM
SunRail commuter trains won't start running through the Orlando area for at least another year, but already some Seminole County officials envision extending the system to Orlando Sanford International Airport.
That would mean a traveler could someday...