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The Orlando Police Beatnew

July 24, 11:14 am: Things I stole from the office this week: House M.D., Season 5 from film editor Justin Strout's desk (sorry, dude).
Orlando Weekly  |  Jeffery Billman  |  08-13-2009  |  Politics

Change Can't Waitnew

An Orlando activist struggles with a broken health-care system.
Orlando Weekly  |  Billy Manes  |  08-06-2009  |  Policy Issues

By the Power of Zeus, Mumpsy Takes on Religion and Boredomnew

Mumpsy mastermind Jeff Ilgenfritz is, if not a Dos Equis–style "“most interesting man," certainly in the running for the title of Orlando’s Busiest Man-Pixie.
Orlando Weekly  |  Justin Strout  |  07-30-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Orlando Police Beatnew

July 12, 12:54 am: From the incidents-tourism-folks-would-rather-you-didn't-know-about file: A young man a few weeks shy of his 19th birthday was stabbed and killed at an International Drive hotel.
Orlando Weekly  |  Jeffrey C. Billman  |  07-30-2009  |  Crime & Justice

Orlando City Commissioners Get an Open Line of Credit ... Taxpayers Get the Billnew

If you had a $30,000 annual slush fund courtesy of someone else, what would you do? If you were Orlando city commissioner Daisy Lynum, you'd travel. A lot.
Orlando Weekly  |  Jeffrey C. Billman and Billy Manes  |  07-30-2009  |  Economy

The Orlando Police Beatnew

July 9, 8:24 am: Officer Gibson responded to a "residential burglary overwith," whatever that means, and tells us, "Unknown suspect(s) entered unlocked service door to the garage and removed a purple suitcase and three cases of Coca-Cola."
Orlando Weekly  |  Jeffrey C. Billman  |  07-24-2009  |  Crime & Justice

Matthew Falconer Shows How to Run a Campaign and Alienate Peoplenew

Developer, politician, everyman: Falconer bases his run for Orlando mayor on being in touch with the regular folk.
Orlando Weekly  |  Billy Manes  |  07-24-2009  |  Politics

The Orlando Police Beatnew

July 3, 7:44 am: Officer Madden describes an armed robbery suspect as wearing a "camo snow hat." If one wanted effective camouflage in the snow, wouldn't said hat be white?
Orlando Weekly  |  Jeffery C. Billman  |  07-16-2009  |  Crime & Justice

Happytown: RIP Billy Maysnew

Ed McMahon, Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Billy freaking Mays; all these people we've grown up with taking the dirt nap, all within days (or hours) of each other. In the wake of all of this bad news we almost overlooked the most recent economic forecast released by UCF prognosticator Sean Snaith. But we didn't.
Orlando Weekly  |  Jeffrey C. Billman and Billy Manes  |  07-02-2009  |  Commentary

The Orlando Police Beatnew

June 16, 8:50 pm: Passed along without comment: "The suspect gained entry to the storage room by kicking open the door. The suspect attempted to remove a leaf blower but was confronted by the complainant and was threatened with an umbrella, at which time the suspect left the leaf blower and fled the area on foot."
Orlando Weekly  |  Jeffrey C. Billman  |  07-02-2009  |  Crime & Justice


Regular commentary on Orlando culture.
Orlando Weekly  |  Billy Manes  |  06-25-2009  |  Commentary


Regular commentary on Orlando government and community events/news.
Orlando Weekly  |  Jeffrey C. Billman and Billy Manes  |  06-25-2009  |  Commentary

Orlando Police Beatnew

A regular column of commentary on Orlando crimes.
Orlando Weekly  |  Jeffrey C. Billman  |  06-25-2009  |  Crime & Justice

Blister: Truth or Dare at the Peacock Room in Orlandonew

Truth or dare, as we all know, is the more blow job–friendly version of Spin the Bottle, but still retains that odd smell of menstruation and sweaty freckles so important to growing up. Hmmm, what's that smell right now?
Orlando Weekly  |  Billy Manes  |  06-19-2009  |  Commentary

Summer Art Shows in Orlandonew

We look at three new art shows that'll be hanging around all ... you know.
Orlando Weekly  |  Jessica Bryce Young, Rex Thomas and Laura Stewart  |  06-19-2009  |  Art

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