| Oct 30, 2012
| 2:40 PM
Billionaire right-wing industrialists Charles and David Koch and other top CEOs are warning tens of thousands of their employees that layoffs are coming if President Barack Obama wins reelection in November.
Theoretically, Connecticut is one of the...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 5:32 PM
Congratulations. You survived.
As a Floridian, you deserve a medal. Or at least free PTSD therapy sessions.
Things are going to be different now. For one thing, you get your TV back. And when your phone rings, it's more likely to be your mother-in-law...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 3:58 PM
David Siegel is pushing his side of story as the time-share king resurrects the construction of his mega-mansion and his reputation in light of a documentary movie.
Siegel and his wife Jackie, seen above in the grand ballroom of their dream mansion,...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 11:41 PM
Documentarian Lauren Greenfield really got lucky with this one. It’s much like the guy who filmed all of LeBron James high school basketball games, and then had an interesting documentary on his hands.
That was the best basketball player in the...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 8:15 AM
"The Queen of Versailles"is an indelible portrait of an American family at its most blithely macabre.
It comes from director and producer Lauren Greenfield. She began filming the saga of Jacqueline and David Siegel and their Xanadu, their San Simeon,...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 8:50 AM
The Queen of Versailles
Directed by Lauren Greenfield, showing at the Criterion, 86 Temple St., New Haven, (203) 498-2500, bowtiecinemas.com; Bethel Cinama, 269 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, (203) 778-2100, bethelcinema.com, and Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St.,...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 4:26 AM
The homeowners, 77-year-old David Siegel and his 46-year-old wife, Jackie, own the monster home, which is inside a very affluent gated community in Windermere, near Orlando, reports WTSP News-10 in Tampa.
Their home is bigger than The White House: The...
| May 26, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Item: A new Volusia County high school, located in Orange City – a place with neither colleges nor universities – has been named University High School. Why? To emphasize higher education. Item: The Florida Legislature has passed a law...
| May 25, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Colleague Sarah Clarke reports today that time-share mogul David Siegel is looking to sell hisÂ not-yet-completed 90,000-square-foot home/convention center in southwest Orange County. Siegel says he needs to raise “all the money we can” for...
| May 27, 2010
| 1:35 PM
A small group of gas stations near Orlando International Airport are whining that it's too expensive to put up signs that would make their prices visible from the road.
These are the same stations that routinely charge customers more than $2 a gallon...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 3:06 PM
Four years ago, David Siegel was one of Central Florida's biggest names, with brisk time-share sales at his Westgate Resorts, a growing portfolio of properties and a 90,000-square-foot home under construction.
Today he is contending with lenders who have...