CF100: 2016 06 26 – Angels & Bears

Each week the Orlando Sentinel asks two questions of 100 community leaders in Central Florida. Those with access to the online Sentinel can read all of this week’s 100-word responses when there are published online, usually Saturday. For those without access, my responses are below. Selected responses appear in the Sunday edition while the on-line comments are available a day or two before.

What was the biggest story of the week?

This week, angel wings provided comfort and privacy to those mourning friends and loved ones lost in the Pulse shooting. A hate group, well known for its picketing of the funerals of LGBT+ service people, came to town to disrupt funerals. But it was not to be. The Orlando Shakespeare Theatre fashioned giant angel wings that when worn by people standing in a row, created a beautiful shield against the ugliness that had come to town. This, in addition to an overwhelming counter protest, silenced the hate and sent it quickly on its way out of our town.

What will be the biggest story in the coming week?

In the weeks ahead Florida bears can rest assured that they are safe from hunters for another year. The 4-3 vote by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission allows non-lethal methods to continue to help ease tensions between the native bear population and the growing human population… for now.


The series focuses on state and local news.

Read the Sentinel’s introduction to the series

Read my first post on the series.

My posts related to this can be found using the categories in the right sidebar. Click either Central Florida or Current Events.

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