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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • New group wants residents to vote on Windermere town manager

    New group wants residents to vote on Windermere town manager
    A group of residents upset about the way the town manager is running Windermere wants voters to have a say in whether she remains employed and how much education she should have. The issue arose after a standing-room-only special Town Council meeting...
  • Shannon 'Sha' Daniels: She loved family, Gators and purple

    Thursday was Meatloaf Day at Sam Snead's restaurant, and Shannon Daniels, who loved meatloaf, made plans to meet her friends for lunch. She never made it. They found her inside her car, which was running, in the back parking lot of the Winter Park law...
  • My Word: Give teens tools to lead

    Only about a quarter of U.S. teenagers will land a summer job in the coming months as a result of the poor job market. So what's a teenager to do? The same thing that adults have to do: market themselves, network, refine their skills and practice...
  • Jobs agencies need reform, oversight

    Jobs agencies need reform, oversight
    In a letter addressed to "community leaders" last week, the chairman of Central Florida's federally funded job development agency defended his beleaguered organization and bemoaned "negative publicity" ginned up by the news media. But the folks in charge...