The 2008 financial crisis was a major event, equivalent in its initial scope—if not its duration—to the Great Depression of the 1930s. At the time, many commentators said that we were witnessing a crisis of capitalism, proof that the free market system was inherently unstable. Government officials who participated in efforts to mitigate its effects claim that their actions prevented a complete meltdown of the world’s financial system, an idea that has found acceptance among academic and other observers, particularly the media. These views culminated in the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act that is founded on the notion that the financial system is inherently unstable and must be controlled by government regulation.
The public is invited to attend the annual State of the County Address on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 9 a.m. in the Commission Chambers of the Lake County Administration Building, 315 W. Main St., Tavares. The theme for the State of the County message this year is “Real Florida…Real Close.”
The FBI is reminding holiday shoppers to beware of cyber criminals who are out to steal money and personal information. Scammers use many techniques to defraud consumers, from phishing e-mails offering too good to be true deals on brand-name merchandise to offering quick cash to victims who will re-ship packages to additional destinations. Previously reported scams are still being executed today.
The presence of a specific type of gut bacteria correlates with rheumatoid arthritis in newly diagnosed, untreated people. The finding suggests a potential role for the bacteria in this autoimmune disease.
All offices of the Lake County Board of County Commissioners, Clerk of Courts, Property Appraiser, Supervisor of Elections and Tax Collector will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
If you said, “I do!” 50 years or more ago, and have been married to the same person since then, enter Ocala Civic Theatre’s “I Did! I Did!” contest and tell us your story for a chance to win a special prize package!
Chelation treatments reduced cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks, and death in patients with diabetes but not in those who did not have diabetes, according to analyses of data from the National Institutes of Health-funded Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy (TACT). However, researchers say more studies are needed before it’s known whether this promising finding leads to a treatment option.
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of Central Florida (UCF)-Lake County is offering an upcoming seminar to help businesses learn about social media and how to use it to help promote a business. The “What is Social Media about…Really?” seminar will be held on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Lake-Sumter State College, 9909 U.S. Highway 441, Leesburg.
"We can thank God that there are still judges out there who seek to protect religious freedom, namely those at the U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago who decided a few days ago that Obamacare infringes on that freedom," rights advocate Dan Weber said.
Lake County recently promoted four firefighters to the rank of lieutenant and graduated 11 new firefighters. Collectively, the four new lieutenants represent over 32 years of hands-on experience in Lake County Fire Rescue.
Lake County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Eric Palmer was recently honored during the 2nd Annual “Respect for Emergency Services” event hosted in October by the Optimist Club of Leesburg. Palmer was recognized for his outstanding service to the community for successfully bringing all of Lake County’s first-run fire engines up to National Fire Protection and Insurance Services Office standards.
I want to wish all of the veterans out there a very happy Veterans Day. As many of you know, our district is home to more than 100,000 veterans and that makes today a very special day in our area. If you see a veteran today, please let them know we’re thinking about them and we appreciate everything they have done for this country.
The results from Tuesday's Lake County election. Turnout was relatively small as there were no major issues and that it was an off year election.
Jim Richards, Lady Lake Mayor was reelected in the Ward 5 race between the Mayor and Henryka Presinzano.
The Lake County Public Safety Department, Emergency Management Division, in cooperation with the National Weather Service (NWS) in Melbourne, is inviting residents to take part in a Basic SKYWARN Spotter Training Class on Tuesday, Dec. 17 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The class will be held on the second floor of the Lake County Emergency Communications and Operations Center, 425 W. Alfred St. in Tavares.
Three crew members representing the United States, Russia and Japan are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 11:14 p.m. EST Wednesday, 10:14 a.m. Nov. 7, Kazakh time.
The Lake County sheriff’s Special Investigations Unit has concluded a three-month-long drug investigation that has resulted in arrest warrants for 37 people and seizure orders for 16 vehicles. The investigation began in July after sheriff’s detectives received numerous complaints from citizens in the Umatilla and Eustis areas regarding cocaine being sold heavily in their communities.
It’s May 2013, and Lake County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Tony Cuellar, along with an elite team of highly-trained firefighters, suit-up in specialized hazardous material (HazMat) gear to respond to a tornado that hit a small community, which happened to also have a methadone lab.
It’s been a relatively slow week in Washington. The main news of the week is already splashed all over everybody’s screens, so I’m not going to pile on too much more. I’ll just leave it at this: The President’s healthcare plan isn’t exactly performing as promised. Saturday Night Live joked about the website, saying that is was only designed to handle six users at a time. As it turned out, back in the real world, only six people actually registered successfully the first day. Supporters remain hopeful that the government’s ability to manage the entire United States’ healthcare system is better than their ability to manage a complicated website. Some of us remain a little… skeptical
In May 2013, Lake County Commissioners reviewed the county animal license fees, and approved changes to assist in offsetting costs associated with providing basic needs for animals housed in the shelter. The County also contracted with PetData, an online animal licensing service, to collect fees and manage the license and rabies vaccination data for Lake County pet owners.