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  • County Judge candidates Terry Neal and Daniel Archer are a study in contrasts

    County Judge candidates Terry Neal and Daniel Archer are a study in contrasts
    Second of two parts. Choosing a county judge is a task that leaves most voters flailing in the dark, and the August election is going to require even more scrutiny than usual from voters because of behind-the-scenes maneuvering. A group of mostly...
  • Scrub-jay survey at preserve east of Eustis too little, too late

    Scrub-jay survey at preserve east of Eustis too little, too late
    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...
  • State has oversight of mobile mechanics

    A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the apparently growing trend of mobile mechanics — I say "apparently" because no one can keep track of how many there are. Buy a set of tools, post an ad on the website Craigslist.com — on the Orlando...
  • Clermont dealer is going 'green'

    Clermont dealer is going 'green'
    CLERMONT — Automakers have been climbing aboard the "green" bandwagon for years, with low-emission, high-mileage vehicles that appeal not only to customers looking to save fuel, but to buyers eager to participate in what's perceived to be an...
  • Work-force housing making a comeback

    A few years ago as home prices frothed over the top of the bubble, cities and counties spent a lot of time looking at ways to provide affordable housing to teachers, firefighters, nurses and service industry workers who were priced out of living near...
  • 'Clunkers' only a short-term fix

    ' Cash for Clunkers" is dead. Now what? "Back to business as usual, I guess," said Jason Tulchinsky, general sales manager for Ford of Clermont. "Whatever that means." "Business as usual," as you know, wasn't all that good before the program kicked off...
  • Honda dealer hopes ‘green’ brings success

    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...
  • Home equity credit line might fill financing gap

    Home equity credit line  might fill financing gap
    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 ¬Éz A: With the recent tightening of mortgage lending,...
  • Heir will have to pay income tax on mom's IRA

    Q: I just received $84,000 inheritance from my mother's estate. About $4,000 came from her IRA. How much in taxes am I going to owe on this money? — C.H. Altamonte Springs A: Proceeds from inheritance are generally not subject to tax; however, it's...
  • Can existing plan be transferred to retirement account?

    Can existing plan be transferred to retirement account?
    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...
  • The Prospector: East Ridge LB Justin Horton posts nation's top Nike SPARQ score

    The Prospector: East Ridge LB Justin Horton posts nation's top Nike SPARQ score
    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...