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Orlando Sentinel

Report: Police will drain pond in Apopka for missing man

Which ponds?! C'mon Sentinel... you can do better than this!  (Jun 9, 2009 | post #1)

Orlando Sentinel

Obama's victory ripples through Orlando-area churches

You're thining of First Baptist Church of Orlando... that's different from First Baptist Church of Central Florida.  (Nov 12, 2008 | post #232)

Orlando Sentinel

Overwhelming force

Actually, Jesse did run in 84 and 88, I believe. I think Al has run too. And Keyes is running now. All 3 are black and I don't recall Powell endorsing either of them. So, no, my little theory is just fine.  (Oct 23, 2008 | post #118)

Orlando Sentinel

Overwhelming force

I doubt he would have supported Alan Keyes, or Jesse Jackson, or Al Sharpton. If race were the deciding factor, he would have been in their camps too.  (Oct 22, 2008 | post #57)

Orlando Sentinel

Overwhelming force

First of all, Colin Powell was not GIVEN power and position -- he EARNED it. Secondly, if you think Colin Powell cannot be trusted -- fine. But what does race have to with it? If you distrust one white man do you then distrust all of them? I doubt it. So why apply that line of thinking to black men?  (Oct 22, 2008 | post #55)

Orlando Sentinel

We think: The return of Johnson's Diner is healthy for Or...

They don't sell watermelon.  (Oct 17, 2008 | post #7)

Orlando Sentinel

Killer becomes victim 13 years after shooting

Tell it to your kids, who want so badly to be just like us.  (Jul 27, 2008 | post #297)

Orlando Sentinel

3 jeers: Ticked off!

It must really suck to be you -- worried and angry everywhere you turn because so many blacks and Hispanics are living life and doing well. We are not going away, and we're not trying to stop you from living life and doing well, too. Quit complaining and go to work, raise your kids, go to the beach, worship your God -- live life, man. It's too short to keep whining.  (Jun 26, 2008 | post #39)

Orlando Sentinel

Teens made pact to get pregnant, report says

What does the ethnic background have to do with anything? It's not a story about ethnicity!!  (Jun 19, 2008 | post #4)

Orlando Sentinel

Darden Restaurants' new headquarters, stock price are on ...

Would most readers -- who aren't architects -- know what a "building envelope" is? Or that a composite steel structure is the frame? Remember, they are writing for readers from all walks of life, not just specialists.  (Jun 4, 2008 | post #4)

Orlando Sentinel

Orlando-area blacks reach back to old communities for new...

If you want to move to a neglected neighborhood populated by poor and elderly whites and be a catalyst for change there, get packing and move on. Why would anybody "scream foul"? And if they did, why would you care? Seems to me, you don't really want to do anything positive... you just want to complain about others who are doing something positive.  (May 26, 2008 | post #12)

Orlando Sentinel

University of Central Florida students freak out when the...

I'm more concerned about the number of students who cheated. What happened to accepting an assignment and then following through, being true to your commitment? Unless the assignment was defined as "optional, " I think the cheating is greater shame here.  (Apr 21, 2008 | post #29)

Orlando Sentinel

Teacher put on leave after student allegedly told to urin...

Examples?  (Mar 19, 2008 | post #87)

Orlando Sentinel

Teacher put on leave after student allegedly told to urin...

Much is being made of the story already. It has been on TV and in the papers, and people are commenting about it here. Being black does not give protection from scrutiny. How odd that you would think otherwise.  (Mar 19, 2008 | post #86)

Q & A with Jess B Real

I Belong To:

Girl Scouts USA, Boy Scouts of America and a Southern Baptist Church

When I'm Not on Topix:

I'm reading or hanging out with my family.

I'm Listening To:

Smooth Jazz on Yahoo Radio

Read This Book:

Heaven by Randy Alcorn

Favorite Things:

the smell of freshly cut grass, an ocean breeze, my family

On My Mind:

de-cluttering and simplifying life

I Believe In:

Jesus Christ as the Son of God, good ultimately triumphing over evil, reaping what you sow, the power of a loving home.