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Central Florida Matters #23
01/13/11

Lacey: 1-on-1 (part 2)

Lacey: 1-on-1, part 2 title (photo - CMF Public Media)Mayor Charles Lacey, of the city of Winter Springs Florida, took office in November 2010…unopposed. Lacey responds to questions about the consolidation of the city’s former fire department with Seminole County …the city’s unique form of government, where the Mayor votes only in the case of a tie. He addresses the consequences to the city of the 9-charter amendments … and he discusses the newly minted title of “Twin Cities” now being used by Winter Springs and its adjoining municipal mate, the city of Oviedo. Feature length – 19:30

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Game Changer?

Game Changer? title (photo - Steve Woods )Photo voltaics. Solar energy. SEMATECH. U. S. Department of Energy. University of Central Florida. Seminole County government. And Winter Springs. Local leaders say these words will form a tsunami-like game changer for the region of Central Florida. In this feature, local leaders help you better understand what’s in play and offer a broad brush stroke on this project’s history and potential local benefit. Feature length – 22:01

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Longwood Muslim Community Center

The American Muslim Community Centers has established a center in Longwood, FL. Atif Fareed, president of the center explains plans for the center and speaks to the post 9/11 atmosphere for Muslims in Central Florida. Longwood City Commissioner Joe Durso describes how the city welcomes this newest addition to the growing community. Feature length – 18:29

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Carey: 1-on-1

Carey: 1-on-1 title (photo - CMF Public Media)Seminole County Florida Commission Chairman, Brenda Carey has been elected by her fellow commissioners to serve as their presiding officer and official spokesman. Carey is only the second woman to hold the title of “chairman” since the county was created in 1913. Sandra Glenn, now deceased, held the position first – in 1982. Carey addresses issues facing the county. Feature length – 26:36

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Commentary: 2011 – State of Integration in Seminole County

Judith Dolores Smith, a third generation resident of Oviedo, Florida, commenting on the state of racial integration in Seminole County in 2011 Feature length – 04:05

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