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More Powerful Than a Locomotive

 

In stopping SunRail for the second straight year, state Sen. Paula Dockery overcame formidable opposition. Of course, she did have the help of a three-ring binder filled with highlighted notes on the proposed commuter-rail project.

Passing the Gavel

 

Upon retiring from the Florida Supreme Court bench, Charlie Wells reflects on the 2000 presidential recount and returning home to Orlando. 

Star Bursts

 

At the Florida Film Festival, Glenn Close and Jon Voight talk about heroes, villains and what makes a film a classic.  

Alan Grayson

 

He’s the newly elected U.S. representative for Florida’s 8th Congressional District. Grayson, 51, lives in Orlando with his wife and five children, ages 4 to 14.  

He's a Big Shot

 

Jeff Chase plays two roles in the new Star Trek film. But the roles aren’t as big as the actor who plays them.  

Hank Fishkind

 

He’s an economist who researches and forecasts Florida’s economy. Fishkind, 59, has offices in Orlando, Naples and Port St. Lucie. 

Michelle Valentine

 

The cutely named Valentine has been a professional matchmaker for more than 10 years. Her office is in Winter Park. 

Old Haunts

 

A downtown walking tour is a spirited exploration of Orlando’s more lurid history. 

A Mixed Blessing

 

Networks cut away from Joel Hunter’s benediction at the Democratic Convention, likely sparing the conservative local pastor further criticism from his brethren

Grand Designs


A Winter Park professional gets to know the artist–grandfather he never met by collecting the man’s illustrations.