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Archive for Thursday, January 28, 2016

Darryl Owens: More Should Be Done For Survivors Of FL’s Closed Dozier School

Members of the Florida cabinet have apologized to former students of a reform school for boys where abuse allegations first surfaced more than 100 years agoand dozens of unidentified bodies were recently discovered. Lawmakers are also moving a pair of bills related to the closed school, but former Orlando Sentinel columnist and editorial writer Darryl Owens says more needs to be done.
Published in Darryl Owens Perspectives

Winter Park Passed Ban On Artists

Last month, the Winter Park City Commission voted unanimously to ban street art after receiving complaints from merchants, who said performers were blocking the street outside their shops and blasting loud music. In what seems like municipal overreach, however, the ordinance bans all kinds of art: acting; singing; playing musical instruments; puppetry; miming; magic; dancing; juggling; the public display or creation of crafts, sculpture, artistry, writings, or compositions, including the application of brush, pastel, crayon, pencil, or other similar objects to paper, cardboard, canvas, cloth or other similar medium all are now forbidden acts in Winter Parks Central Business district. Its that last part of the ordinance, about the application of brush or pencil to paper, that has urban ...
Published in Commentaries, From the Pages of Orlando Weekly