| Mar 20, 2010
CLERMONT — Last Wednesday, Headquarter Honda sold four cars, which may not be a record-setting pace for most larger dealerships, but that's pretty good for a store that no one knows is open. Construction workers still mill around the property, and...
| Mar 24, 2010
Second of two parts.
Sunday's column began telling the tale of how influence and power behind the scenes are combined to choose the candidates you see on the ballot this fall.
At the moment, some backroom maneuvering is resulting in a developer-backed...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 3:27 PM
Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department were called to the 8700 block of Center Street Wednesday afternoon to assist the Clermont Police Department.
At around 12:15 p.m., officers with the Clermont police told IMPD a Brian...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 2:39 PM
Sunday, as Bob Peraza stands near ground zero, I suspect he'll have a momentary but overpowering sense of déjà vu.
Even if much has changed since his first visit. Since that wretched Tuesday a decade ago when New York City burned and the nation's soul...
| Sep 23, 2011
Next week's County Commission meeting features a vote on an item that should never even have appeared on the agenda.
It's a request by an Altamonte Springs doctor to pump — for profit — water that ought to be kept for the use of the people...
| Dec 26, 2010
| 2:38 PM
Q: Can I roll my 457 plan — a non-qualified, deferred-compensation plan — from the city of Orlando into an individual retirement account? I receive Social Security and two pensions. My 457 is in a stable-value fund, and I don't like risk. Is...
| Feb 22, 2011
| 9:34 PM
I first saw Justin Horton last May during the opening week of spring football practice. I thought he was special then.
The 6-foot-2, 207-pound linebacker from Clermont East Ridge, however, has made even bigger strides since that day.
Back then he...
| Feb 27, 2011
| 2:03 PM
Q: I own my own home. I have less than stellar credit, but I do have some cash. I would like to buy two rental houses using financing. Would I be able to get a mortgage? — S.V., 54, Clermont z A: With the recent tightening of mortgage lending,...
| Jun 22, 2011
Strap yourself in, dear reader.
Tidbits of additional information about recent column topics have been trickling this way, and it's time to catch up on them.
First, a recent column criticized Lake County for spending about $8,000 to pave a parking lot...
| Nov 19, 2010
Superwoman did it all by her lonesome.
Nearly 300 kids in foster care in Lake and Sumter counties had Christmas because of Karen Stover.
Karen, a foster mother for more than 200 children since 1985, used to start in January — just as she...
| Nov 24, 2010
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...