Tag Archives: Orlando

U-C-F

From the Really Unimportant News department comes word that the University of Central Florida (my alma mater) has dropped the “Golden” from their team names, now being merely the UCF Knights. I’m still a little freaked out that the little commuter college I attended (back when dinosaurs ruled the earth) is the 6th largest university in the country and is …

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They Want You As A New Recruit

This being Fleet Week in NYC, I’m reminded of a story from when I lived in Orlando, back when the Naval Training Center was open, circa 1982. Phone rings……Joe: Hello? Woman: Is this Joe? Joe: Yes, it is. Woman: Joe, you don’t know me, but I’m David’s mother. He’s sitting right here with me and he doesn’t want to talk …

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Less Worried

My mother just emailed me to say that Orlando police have already caught the guy that raped her neighbor. He is the son of another woman on her street. My mom, being the person that she is, is now very upset for the mother of the rapist. I, however, am feeling less worried. Go OPD!

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Worried

My mother’s neighbor was raped yesterday. In a nice little subdivision in a busy neighborhood in relatively idyllic Orlando, the woman was sleeping in her locked home when a man smashed a window and attacked her. My mother, naturally, is completely freaked out. Mom, who is retired and lives alone, is an ardent member of Neighborhood Watch and writes the …

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Storms Tear Up Central Florida

Thanks very much for all the kind emails asking about my family regarding this morning’s tornados in Central Florida. I am touched by your concern. My people are all OK, the storm did the most damage in Lake and Volusia counties, where at least 14 were killed. Orlando is the thunderstorm capital of North America, but seems have been spared …

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