| Jun 10, 2014
I first visited Istanbul in the 1970s. Some of my most vivid memories of that trip are of the colorful locals. Scruffy kids sold cherry juice and old men would grab huge cucumbers from wheeled carts, then peel, quarter and salt them to sell for pennies....
| May 20, 2014
| 11:03 AM
1. Lake Mary: Region champion Rams placed fourth in 4A state meet.
2. Colonial: Came on strong to finish third at region, top 10 at state.
3. Winter Park: Wildcats won 4A, District 4 title in another strong season.
4. Evans: Trojans were fourth-best...
| May 21, 2014
| 12:52 PM
1. Dr. Phillips: Perfect regular season and third in 4A state meet.
2. First Academy: Royals were runners-up in 1A state meet.
3. Kissimmee Liberty: Chargers won 3A district and region titles.
4. Lyman: Greyhounds were No. 2 area team in rugged 4A,...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 7:13 AM
Mark Griseck is stepping down after seven seasons as head boys basketball coach for Olympia to become an assistant to new Apopka coach Scott Williams.
The move has been in the works since before Williams recently resigned from Wekiva after seven years...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 1:26 PM
SunRail, FCAT testing and Tallahassee politics will be topics for local public-affairs programs this weekend.
SunRail is explored by Greg Warmoth on "Central Florida Spotlight" at 12:30 p.m. Saturday on WFTV-Channel 9. His guests are Noranne Downs,...
| May 13, 2014
| 7:44 AM
Growing up in Laurel, our son Andrew did all the stuff most kids do. He attended the Main Street Festival every year, still mourns the loss of the Laurel Art Center and rode his bike everywhere.
Fast forward to now. We are sitting in a Thai restaurant...
| May 13, 2014
| 10:58 AM
Glen Ellyn soon will no longer own and maintain its own ambulance fleet as village officials this week chose to outsource its entire operation of ambulance and paramedic services.
The Board of Trustees voted on Monday to award a contract to Elmhurst-...
| May 21, 2014
| 11:10 AM
It's no surprise that Winter Park soon will be chosen as the winner of the Florida High School Athletic Association's Sunshine Cup Class 8A all-sports competition for the 2013-14 school year.
The Wildcats have collected that prize eight times in the...
| May 29, 2014
| 6:24 PM
The Beverly Hills Unified School District and the city of Beverly Hills on Thursday appealed a trial court decision that allows the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to move ahead with plans to build a subway tunnel beneath...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 7:30 PM
The Times' Editorial Awards for 2013, handed out in a ceremony Thursday night, honored both accountability journalism and what Editor Davan Maharaj called “the ever-growing types of journalism we produce in this Digital Age.”
| Mar 27, 2014
| 8:36 AM
Former Metra CEO Alex Clifford may be headed to Santa Cruz, Calif., to run the coastal county’s transit district – a move that could spare his former Illinois employer hundreds of thousands of dollars in severance costs.
The board of...