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  • Too many voters rely on party labels

    One good thing about mid-term elections is that they give voters a chance to learn about new candidates without the distraction of the wild presidential race. One excellent potential elected official emerged from this season, and she is worth watching in...
  • Lake County moves to stop 'pill mills'

    TAVARES — Two mothers who lost sons to overdoses of prescription painkillers applauded county commissioners for imposing new restrictions on pain-management clinics that dispense the medicine. "I hope this saves lives," said Ellen Tidwell of...
  • Foley Concedes Governor's Race To Malloy

    Foley Concedes Governor's Race To Malloy
    Republican Tom Foley conceded the gubernatorial election Monday to Democrat Dannel Malloy, saying that various problems with voting in Bridgeport were not enough to overturn the outcome of the race. The official results show that Foley lost by more...
  • Day 1: Setting sail on the Disney Dream cruise ship

    Day 1: Setting sail on the Disney Dream cruise ship
    Now aboard the Disney Dream, I’ve been busy the last few days, visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal’s Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Fla., on Tuesday and all four theme parks at Walt Disney World’s resort on...
  • Starving education will lead to intellectual skeletons

    Starving education will lead to intellectual skeletons
    Second of two parts. Sunday's column took a look at the recent Tea Party rally that marked the unveiling of Florida Gov. Rick Scott's first budget. Scott claimed in a written statement distributed at First Baptist Church of Eustis, where the event was...
  • President Obama to attend Endeavour shuttle launch

    President Obama to attend Endeavour shuttle launch
    President Obama plans to attend the April 29 launch of space shuttle Endeavour, adding even more star power to NASA's second-to-last shuttle launch, according to a White House official. The president will bring his wife, Michelle, and two daughters,...
  • Don't get snookered by fears spread by Amendment 4 foes

    The lies are starting to work. A multimillion-dollar campaign financed by developers, builders, land speculators and others who stand to make fortunes from over-development is starting to convince Floridians that Amendment 4 will bring on Armageddon....
  • Bicyclist killed by motorist remembered for living life at full throttle

    Bicyclist killed by motorist remembered for living life at full throttle
    Harry Nickell was riding his bicycle Sunday morning on the shoulder of U.S. Highway 27 near the Lakeridge Winery when a car traveling in the same direction wandered off the road and slammed into him from behind. In a blink, Lake County's unofficial...
  • County seeks temporary ban on new pain clinics

    TAVARES — Lake County commissioners are expected to join the growing number of local governments seeking to ban pain-management clinics, some of which appear to be little more than "pill mills." Commissioners will propose a yearlong moratorium at...
  • Nuclear power tax will cause a meltdown in your electric bill

    Nuclear power tax will cause  a meltdown in your electric bill
    The catastrophe in Japan hasn't dimmed my support for more nuclear-power plants. How we pay for them is another matter. Progress Energy has been billing us for two planned nuclear plants since 2009. Given the history of such projects, call it the Pay...
  • Governments cut jobs, benefits to avoid raising taxes

    Local governments throughout Central Florida are bracing for a third consecutive year of tighter budgets as the tax revenue they depend on is reduced by falling property values. In response, they're eliminating staff jobs, curtailing benefits and cutting...