| Dec 24, 2009
There's a new No. 1 this year. But before we get to him, let's first reveal the others who topped this year's list of "The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida." The top 10 includes three business executives, two mayors, two members of Congress, one...
| Mar 28, 2009
We still don't know what happened back then, and we probably never will.
But what we can be almost certain of now that UCF has completed its internal investigation into its football training methods is this:
If any problem did exist before Ereck...
| Jan 1, 2011
| 3:00 PM
Collectively, they control tens of thousands of jobs, billions of dollars in tax money, a sports franchise — and one very famous mouse.
They are the region's power players. And today we unveil the Top 10 in our rundown of "The 25 Most Powerful...
| Feb 15, 2011
| 4:50 PM
Today we're talking about political waste, arts-center plans, the wrongfully convicted and elderly Floridians who are neglected and abused.
Let's start with the waste.
I've argued for years that Orange County taxpayers needn't keep spending money on...
| Oct 28, 2011
Call me crazy, but I like the potential of the new Big East better than the old one.
This is why Orlandoans should not only be excited today — they should be ecstatic.
History is at hand.
Don't allow the doomsdayers or naysayers to ruin it....
| Dec 7, 2011
| 3:05 PM
Finally, the day we’ve all been waiting for has come.
At long last, there is good news and wide smiles at UCF instead of bad vibes and grim faces.
At a time when UCF fans have had to endure a miserable football season, an embarrassing NCAA...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 5:03 PM
The situation is a little bit sad and a whole lot ironic.
Big East officials snubbed UCF forever and ever because they felt the Knights weren't worthy of their high-and-mighty conference. Now the Big East is scrambling to add schools like UCF in order to...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 5:41 PM
They control some of the largest workforces, biggest budgets and loudest bully pulpits in town.
And they can impact everything from your morning commute to your family's health care and entertainment options.
They are Central Florida's power players....
| May 17, 2011
| 4:14 PM
Today we're toasting some local folks making big differences.
But first, we have the case of The Activist, the Cop and the Mysteriously Vanishing Video.
An article in Tuesday's newspaper told the story:
A local activist was videotaping cops in downtown...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 2:41 PM
This could still turn out to be a bad decision.
A horrible one, in fact.
But we will get into that a few paragraphs from now.
Right now, though — in this frozen moment in time — it feels like UCF President John Hitt did the right thing...
| Feb 25, 2012
| 5:48 PM
There aren't too many genuine leaders in these parts.
John Hitt is one of them.
In 1992, when Hitt took over the University of Central Florida, the school had 21,000 students.
Now it's one of the largest in America, with more than 58,000.