| Mar 6, 2013
Robert Kennedy was a young Bill Rosendahl's hope for the White House, but Kennedy's rival, Hubert Humphrey, practiced the "happy warrior" style of politics that represents the principles Rosendahl has embraced. As he leaves the Los Angeles City Council...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 3:54 PM
Last week, Florida officials celebrated news that the state's homeless population is shrinking.
But not in Central Florida.
Here, it is on the rise.
Yes, the same Council on Homelessness report that found a 17 percent drop statewide cited a 29...
| Jan 22, 2010
| 9:06 PM
What a difference a couple of weeks make.
Two weeks ago, the Orlando Sentinel's front page showed a photo of an orange tree bedazzled with icy tendrils, with the headline: "WILL IT SNOW?"
The cold snapped me back to my college days in Washington, D.C. I...
| Jan 1, 2011
| 9:00 PM
To tell the truth, Michael Dippy wasn't on our radar screen when the editorial board started talking about candidates for Central Floridian of the Year.
Someone might have even made a crack about his last name when we first heard it (sorry, Michael)....
| Jun 7, 2011
| 6:22 PM
Orlando continues to make worldwide news.
Here's the headline from London's Daily Mail: "Please don't feed the homeless: Good Samaritans ARRESTED and facing jail ... for handing out food."
It'll be fun to see how Visit Orlando spins that into an...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 3:33 PM
We have many bits of tid in today's Friday Files. But first, an update on the battle between the city of Orlando and the activists atLake Eola.
In Wednesday's column, I made a pitch for compromise in this long-running feud, which isn't helping anyone....
| Jun 15, 2011
| 3:22 PM
Mayor Buddy Dyer has become an international villain in his battle with Food Not Bombs.
These good souls are trying to feed the hungry. And then Buddy, who looks as if he never let a plate of barbecue ribs pass by untouched, has them arrested for the...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 7:51 AM
Thanks for the offer, Jake. Now shut up and make a rehab start in the minors.
Jake Peavy told White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper he would pitch out of the bullpen. Heck, Peavy told anybody and everybody he would pitch out of the bullpen.
| Aug 29, 2011
| 2:32 PM
No shower, no bathroom or kitchen. Volunteers in Johnson County are shedding light on the problem of homelessness and they are going to great lengths to get your attention.
The image of people on the street is what most often comes to mind when you think...
| Oct 30, 2011
| 6:33 PM
Does Somerset County have a homeless shelter?
Answer: Somerset County does not have a homeless shelter, per se. Homeless transients moving through the area can, generally, get a night's lodging and food through the Salvation Army. There's a homeless...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 6:54 PM
We see them everyday around the metro: men, women and even children with no place to call home.
"You know we have 1500 people in our community who are homeless tonight. Four hundred forty four of those individuals are members of a homeless family,"...