Three Fuckin' Years! (July 1, 1998)
What can I say? The ride was thrilling. Man, I still can't believe it's going on three years. Hell, I hadn't even had a decent romantic relationship that lasted three months!
State Attorney Seeks Jail Time For Peaceful Demonstrators (June 25, 1998)
The State Attorney, Vincent Scarlota, is asking Judge Carter for ten days jail time and thirty days jail time for two activists that the State Attorney thinks are the 'ringleaders.'
Future is Uncertain for Lake Apopka Farmworkers (June 25, 1998)
For Margie Pitter and Louise Seay, the future is unstable and uncertain.
After over 30 years of hard work, neither knows where her next paycheck
will come from or even if they can ever expect a paycheck again.
It Ain't Rocket Science! (May 20, 1998)
Most people in the Central Florida business community have never heard of BadPuppy, even though it could be the most explosively successful Internet business in the area.
Animal Rights/Human Rights? (May 4, 1998)
'A whale in a tank lives less than half of their natural lifespan. Half
of all dolphins die within two years after the capture,' states Susan
McCullom one of the arrested activists. 'It is ironic that we are fighting against the imprisonment of marine mammals, yet we ended up in prison ourselves.'
Orlando Confidential? (April 7, 1998)
By now, anyone in Central Florida not cut off from all media knows that a group of animal rights protesters was arrested outside Sea World. There are some questions being asked today about why.
An Angel Heart is 'hard to find' (March 31, 1998)
I personally have not found anything that comes close to Angel Heart since I lived in Manhattan (happily, Angel Heart is significantly cleaner). But the store's owner is its real core - this is his fist in the face of normality (with large middle finger extended).
What Can You Do To Help? (February 23, 1998)
Even though everything may seem perfectly normal outside your window today (it does out of mine), Central Florida has just experienced an event that rivals Hurricane Andrew in its loss of human life and number of injuries. Here's how you can help.
Stop The Presses II: Orlando Goes Cyberactive (February 20, 1998)
This quiet little city has transformed into a dynamic, exploding cyberscape - quickly becoming one of the hottest spots in the entire Southeast. It's time to take another look.
The Small Unhappy Crowds (February 19, 1998)
You wouldn't think that which movie is showing at 10PM would be enough to start a fight. You also wouldn't think that Enzian's decision to show Robert Duvall's 'The Apostle' instead of Doug Wolens' 'Weed' in that time slot would raise questions about the theater's committment to their mission. But that's exactly what's happened
Incident at d.i.y. (February 2, 1998)
A vandal (or vandals) had hurled a cinderblock through one side of the store's plateglass window. And while neither Hogan nor anyone else knows who committed this act, he's pretty sure he knows who may have unwittingly inspired it: local talk-radio host Drew Garabo.
To Publish Or Not To Publish? (January 28, 1998)
As one of the first community publications, we have frequently encountered issues and situations that force us to struggle with what we are and how we differ from journalistic publications.
Anti-Babe: Fashion Meets Drama (December 18, 1997)
PaPow was first conceived two years ago, and since that time it has constantly grown and changed into what is part fashion, part theater and part freak show.
Tourist Trap: The Revenge of Nala (December 16, 1997)
An African lioness hunts by ambush, approaching its prey at speeds of up to 35 miles per hour. They use their massive body weight and large paws to knock down and secure their prey to the ground.
Take Two Joints and Call Me in the Morning (November 7, 1997)
Will voters in Florida be able to decide if the War on Drugs should be rolled back slightly to allow individuals with serious chronic and life-threatening illnesses to use marijuana as medicine?
Following Suit (October 1, 1997)
Did you ever have doubts about a doctor referred to you by an insurance company, or just want more information about someone you picked out of the phone book?
Clash of the Titan (October 1, 1997)
If all goes as scheduled, the Cassini Orbiter, strapped to the back of a Titan IV rocket, will launch from the Kennedy Space Center on October 13th, beginning its long journey to Saturn.
Two-Year Downtown Screw! (August 22, 1997)
Anyone who has seen the T-shirts shouting 'Screw Downtown' has to wonder who has such balls! The answer? Will of Will's Loch Haven Pub.
Trailerpalooza (August 8, 1997)
August 3rd marked a memorable day for people commonly called 'trailer trash.' It was a chance for the masses to come together and be proud of their trashy heritage.
No Pink Flamingos Here! (July 21, 1997)
Wanna see something gross? I mean really, really gross? Check out John Waters' Pink Flamingos this week at Enzian Theater. Oh, and that's the only place you can see it.
Liberated Youth (July 8, 1997)
A new generation of social-change activists will come together for an event at Rollins College in Winter Park from July 17-22, for the 'Youth Liberation Conference'.
Bugged By Love (July 3, 1997)
Where do those annoying love bugs come from? What is the purpose of their creation and their place within the realm of higher workings of the universe???
Family Entertainment? (June 20, 1997)
The Southern Baptists voted and decided to make good on threats to boycott Disney theme parks and merchandise in protest of the company's 'anti-Christian and anti-family trend.'
Diary of an AIDS Ride Survivor (May 29, 1997)
DAY ZERO: This is the day before the start of Florida AIDS Ride 2 - a day that should be used to rest and mentally prepare for the ride. After all, I spent the last six months training for a three-day bike ride from here to Miami.
Plantation Manor? (May 23, 1997)
Not too many people realize that Plantation Manor is a hostel where members from around the world can stay for $13-$22 dollars a night, and even fewer know that it can be a gateway for locals to travel abroad.
Clean Cars...Dirty Money? (April 30, 1997)
When was the last time you actually stopped at one of those corner car wash fund-raisers? Would you stop if the wash supported a good cause? How about if there were several topless women handling the hoses?
A Nightmare on Concord Street (April 23, 1997)
A senseless hate crime on Saturday April 19th leaves its stain on downtown Orlando.
You People Drive Like Crap! (April 22, 1997)
Susan Cummings, our comedienne/instructor, walked into the room sipping coffee and began our four-hour excursion into driver education by observing, 'You people drive like crap!'
Straight Guy Gay Prom? (April 18, 1997)
Friday night at the Winter Park Civic Center, the Gay and Lesbian Community Services of Central Florida (GLCS) held what is becoming an annual 'The Prom That Never Was'.
The Cult of Drew Garabo (April 10, 1997)
Nighttime in Orlando is different than in other cities, especially when it comes to the airwaves. We've got something other big cities don't: Drew Garabo. Drew is host of Real Radio 104.1's midnight to 5 a.m. overnight show.
Everyone Loves A parade (March 21, 1997)
The Paxson St Patrick's Day Parade drew large numbers of parade-hungry Orlandoans to Orange St. downtown. Although dominated by the sponsoring stations, there was still plenty of Irish fun.
SAK to Thieves:"Give us our mat back!" (March 13, 1997)
Two men on foot sprinted off with Sak Theater's cherished doormat in a bizarre theft.
Stop the Press, Fire Up the Browsers (March 5, 1997)
As both the number of websites and web-surfers in Orlando continue to skyrocket, Central Florida's webscene is beginning to gain the critical mass necessary to sustain local-focused online publications.
Activists Take to the Trail (March 3, 1997)
1,200 volunteers bicycle from Orlando to
Miami in an effort to raise money for AIDS research and treatment... but they need your help.
Variations on A Shrine (March 2, 1997)
At first glance, the auditorium owned by the Shriners is not exactly the kind of place you'd expect to find the annual Expo of the Metropolitan Business Association. But there are some eerie parallels between the two groups.