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Articles by Edward Ericson Jr

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PEOPLE WHO DIED: They changed the world a little, even if you've never heard of them

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1/3/2008 | By Jeffrey C. Billman, Michael Byrne, Edward Ericson Jr., Anna Ditkoff, Lee Gardner, Billy Manes, Bret McCabe, Deanna Sheffield, Bob Whitby

When Karlheinz Stockhausen died Dec. 5, we thought immediately of G.K. Chesterton’s well-worn waggish quip that, “Journalism consists largely in saying, ‘Lord Jones is dead&rsquo...[MORE]

MR. FIX-IT: Writing analyst finds a novel solution

Feature | 2/23/2006 | By Edward Ericson Jr.

Nearly seven years ago, as Chris Yavelow sat down to write his first novel, he did the usual things. He took "a bunch of classes," joined some creative-writing groups and started writing. Then somethi...[MORE]

A lax approach to regulation

News briefs | 4/2/1998 | By Edward Ericson Jr.

State lawmakers are considering deep cuts to existing licensing fees and encouraging industries to privatize their regulatory structure -- i.e. regulate themselves. A state study found that 18 of t...[MORE]

As bad as you want 'em to be

News | 2/20/1997 | By Edward Ericson Jr.

The knives 11-year-old Jonathon Shaddix brought to school were ordinary enough. One was a folding pocket knife. One a key chain knife with a tiny blade. The third was rusted shut. But Shaddix had s...[MORE]

Hooks, lines and drinkers

Culture | 5/22/1997 | By Edward Ericson Jr.

Summer Guide: The smell of fresh shiners and stale beer. The peaceful lapping of tiny waves on a dawn boat ramp. The purr-spittle of a flooded outboard refusing to start. The splash of bass breakin...[MORE]

Decisions, decisions

News | 10/29/1999 | By Edward Ericson Jr.

In a building in Westwood, Mass., sits a room with a computer on which more than 20 million files wait, growing in number and complexity every day, each one starting with a name. They are medical file...[MORE]

Breading contempt

News | 5/20/1999 | By Edward Ericson Jr.

On the first day Stephen Little went to work at the Merita Bread bakery on Division Street, there was a noose hanging above his machine. He told the supervisor about it, but the supervisor did nothing...[MORE]

Club takes artistic license

News | 4/29/1999 | By Edward Ericson Jr.

Club Juana bills itself as "the finest in adult entertainment," with 11:30 a.m. happy hours and plenty of female dancers who, until recently, undulated in the buff. Seminole County’s anti-nudity o...[MORE]

Good deeds get the blame

News | 3/4/1999 | By Edward Ericson Jr.

An apartment owner’s lawsuit against the Daily Bread soup kitchen on west Central Boulevard was dismissed this week when the judge granted a motion for summary judgment. "We’re going to appeal it,"...[MORE]

Seeking solutions from within?

News | 11/12/1998 | By Edward Ericson Jr.

City Hall is promising big improvements -- and holding out the tantalizing possibility of big money -- for the Parramore Heritage area just west of downtown. It has reconstituted a 14-member board of ...[MORE]

Dead wrong

News | 10/1/1998 | By Edward Ericson Jr.

Randy Freeman stands up formally to ask his question, with challenge in his voice. "Who called it the ‘Ocoee Massacre,’" he demands. Twenty-five feet away, on a small riser in the corner of the cof...[MORE]

Hooks, lines and drinkers

Culture | 5/22/1997 | By Edward Ericson Jr.

Summer Guide: The smell of fresh shiners and stale beer. The peaceful lapping of tiny waves on a dawn boat ramp. The purr-spittle of a flooded outboard refusing to start. The splash of bass breakin...[MORE]

Gore, Hammer, Ghadafi

News | 9/28/2000 | By Edward Ericson Jr.

Armand Hammer is one of the 20th century's most intriguing villains, with overlapping careers as an art dealer/huckster, oilman and banker to Soviet spies. Hammer bribed his way to prominence, cultiva...[MORE]

Over a barrel

News | 9/28/2000 | By Edward Ericson Jr.

The Crisis hit last week. You could tell it was a big deal by the way the New York Times ran 14 stories on the subject over three days. After months of dickering -- but just a day after Vice Presid...[MORE]

'Don't tell me I'm the bad guy...'

News | 1/6/2000 | By Edward Ericson Jr., Jeffrey C. Billman

David Siegel heads the Alexis de Tocqueville Society, an exclusive club of $10,000-plus donors to the annual Heart of Central Florida United Way fund drive, of which he is often the top individual don...[MORE]

The Green Swamp

News | 1/6/2000 | By Edward Ericson Jr., Jeffrey C. Billman

For 22 years Ed Fishback appraised Green Swamp land for Ron Daniel, the Southwest Florida Water Management District officer who buys land for the state. It wasn't always a walk in the park. "I reme...[MORE]

Outrageous fortune

News | 1/6/2000 | By Edward Ericson Jr., Jeffrey C. Billman

Walt Disney World was eight years old in April 1979 when Fernand-Georges Philippart and his wife, Anna, boarded a plane in Brussels, Belgium, for a trip to Orlando. And while the Belgian native was ha...[MORE]

Decisions, decisions

News | 10/29/1999 | By Edward Ericson Jr.

In a building in Westwood, Mass., sits a room with a computer on which more than 20 million files wait, growing in number and complexity every day, each one starting with a name. They are medical file...[MORE]

Kids first

News | 9/2/1999 | By Edward Ericson Jr.

We're No. 1! A study by the Palm Beach Post says Florida leads the nation in trying and incarcerating children in adult facilities. We've got one-third of all children tried as adults and 10 percent o...[MORE]

Hood wink

News | 8/26/1999 | By Edward Ericson Jr.

God love Tom Levine. As a politician, he's not the least bit practical. But at least he's got passion. And he's at it again. The barefoot mayoral candidate brings a mixed bag of policy proscription...[MORE]

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