| Aug 24, 2009
You had lots to say on the issues I wrote about last week. Here's a look inside the mailbag.
If my house sells because of your article, I will send you a nice bottle of my favorite red wine. We still come down from time to time, but it was...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 3:25 PM
Gov. Rick Scott wants to drug-test state employees.
After watching him nudge Education Commissioner Eric Smith out the door, I think we should start with the governor.
Yo, Rick, what you been smoking?
Smith is on your side. He will make you look...
| Aug 16, 2010
Renting a car this summer? Don't make the mistake of thinking one rental car company is the same as any other. Depending on the vehicle – and where you pick up your rental – you could save a bundle by simply shopping around.
So how much...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 7:19 PM
It sounds like a headline from the The Onion, but it's true: A project called "Homeless Hotspots" is turning homeless Austin residents into mobile wireless hotspots outside the South by Southwest convention center.
It's part marketing stunt, part genuine...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 9:43 AM
The Jackson Brothers will return to their home state of Indiana for a concert this summer.
Jackie, Jermaine, Marlon and Tito Jackson will perform at the Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, Ind. on June 22. The concert will be a part of a 27-city tour...
| Oct 8, 2011
| 6:22 PM
Lurking along the sidelines at The Swamp on Saturday night were probably more than 40 potential Gators getting a taste of college football's big stage. Alabama-Florida, SEC style. Every player had to come away impressed..
If some of these Florida Gator...
| Oct 7, 2011
Online pawning is a trend that may be catching on with Florida consumers who need a quick, convenient personal loan to pay bills or take a vacation.
Web-based pawnshops work much like traditional walk-in shops, offering short-term loans in exchange for...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 12:37 PM
With the start of the Republican National Convention in Tampa Fla., on Monday, that once-every-four-years feast of political stagecraft is upon us. These conventions (the Democratic Party meets in Charlotte, N.C., Sept. 3-6) have their nominative...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 1:27 AM
It's halftime in America, as Clint Eastwood once said.
Halftime, that is, for that part of America that's glued to the television set (or, now, the smartphone screen) whenever political conventions are underway.
The Republicans have fled steamy Tampa,...
| Sep 5, 2012
In what someday may be considered a stroke of absolute genius, President Barack Obama has decided to send Mayor Rahm Emanuel back home to watch TV in Chicago.
Emanuel was prepared to spend days at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.,...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 9:52 AM
-Democrats easily beat expectations after GOP predictions lowered their bar
-Tribute to late Ted Kennedy makes pointed attack on Romney's convictions
-71-year-old Ted Strickland energizes the opening night crowd