One Response to $4 billion American Dream mall rolls along road to OK Derek Reply July 28, 2018 at 5:14 am By the time this retail Godzilla is built, it will probably be the last mall in America. The area was originally zoned “industrial/office” for good reason, and the developers could have wooed any number of forward-thinking entities to set up shop at that site – Amazon, Aviation/Aerospace companies, a VR company like the one that moved into west Plantation not long ago, etc. Instead, they corrupted the county commission with salesmen, inaccurate traffic reports (they literally deemed “F”-grade roads “D”s) and promises of tax revenue (nevermind the expenses such a project will cost the county) and got the zoning changed. Now they’re building a mall – a retrograde concept which will be even more outdated by the time it’s completed, no matter how many water slides they put in it. They might as well open a video … [Read more...] about $4 billion American Dream mall rolls along road to OK
Few names in indie rock (dare we say "emo"?) can evoke the same reaction as mentioning the Kinsella brothers. Mike, Tim, and Nate have all played in bands acknowledged as towering influences: Cap'n Jazz, Joan of Arc, Owen, and the often-gushed-about American Football. Even a cover of that band's 1999 album can provoke a sentimental outpouring among superfans. The album cover in question is a lit-up bedroom window at night, perhaps a reference to the track "Stay Home." It's no shock the image and music resonate on a gut level with a new generation of disconnected kids every few years. But Mike Kinsella wouldn't have predicted it when the original recordings were made. New Times caught up with Kinsella to talk about his musical roots, his solo output, and the enduring legacy of that lonely, lighted window.What was the impetus behind starting American Football? Was it a response to the kind of music you were making as Cap'n Jazz?We wanted to flip the expectation on its head. We were … [Read more...] about Mike Kinsella on the Surprising Comeback of American Football
opinion Jillian James Central Florida Future Published 3:35 p.m. UTC Aug 2, 2016 The end of an era is approaching. Our nation’s first African American president will be leaving the White House in a few short months. Whether you are a Republican or a Democrat, whether you agree with his views or not, we must acknowledge the fact that his presidency was a historical milestone and a leap forward in terms of equality for all races. In Michelle Obama’s speech that she recently gave at the Democratic National Convention, she said “I wake up everyday in a house that was build by slaves and I watch my daughters, two beautiful, intelligent, black young women, playing with their dogs on the White House lawn.” This truly illustrates the fact that our country has grown tremendously and the wounds that have existed for hundreds of years were truly healing these past eight years. The idea of a united nation where people were not defined by race seemed so real in … [Read more...] about The end of an era: The Obamas represented the American Dream
DALLAS, Texas, July 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Southcross Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE:SXE) (“Southcross Energy”) announced today that, effective July 29, 2018, it has terminated the previously announced Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of October 31, 2017, with American Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE:AMID) (“AMID”) whereby AMID had proposed to merge Southcross Energy into a wholly owned subsidiary of AMID. Consistent with its rights and obligations under the merger agreement, Southcross Energy provided written notice terminating the merger due to AMID’s failure to achieve conditions required under the merger agreement. In addition, effective July 29, 2018, Southcross Energy’s parent, Southcross Holdings LP (“Southcross Holdings”) has terminated the previously announced Contribution Agreement, dated as of October 31, 2017, with AMID as a result of a funding failure by AMID. Under the terms of the Contribution … [Read more...] about Southcross Energy Partners, L.P. Terminates Merger with American Midstream Partners
Roger Caldwell Which Lie should Americans believe when Trump speaks? By Roger Caldwell The most disturbing reality in America is that almost 45% of the residents are proud of the Trump administration, and they think he is doing a good job. Many think that this thinking is only pervasive in the White community, but if you live in the suburbs it is probably your next door neighbor, who also supports Trump and he/she could be any culture or race. Almost 1 out of 2 Americans is elated that Trump is a bully, and it does not matter what lie he tells today, yesterday or tomorrow. If 45% of Americans believe Trump is executing his conservative principals everywhere he goes, then he is a great president with a strong backbone. When tyrants and international criminals control a country or a neighborhood, the residents are weak and powerless. The world and many Americans cannot believe that Trump won the presidency, but when you don’t vote, anyone can … [Read more...] about Which Lie should Americans believe when Trump speaks?