Scott talks Iran; Dyer sizes up MLB in Or­lando

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Sen. Rick Scott, Or­lando Mayor Buddy Dyer and state Sen. David Sim­mons are guests on Or­lando tele­vi­sion’s pub­lic-af­fairs pro­grams this week­end.

Sen. Scott, R-Fla., will dis­cuss Iran on

at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday on Spec­trum News 13. Other top­ics in­clude the im­peach­ment pro­ceed­ings and affordable housing. The pro­gram pre­views the Florida leg­isla­tive ses­sion. Poli­tiFact Truth-O-Me­ter rates a claim, made on so­cial me­dia, about Hil­lary Clin­ton and the Beng­hazi at­tack.

Mayor Dyer, a Demo­crat, dis­cusses trans­porta­tion prob­lems with Greg War­moth on

at 12:30 p.m.

Sunday on WFTV-Chan­nel 9. Other top­ics in­clude affordable housing, the re­cent down­town pan­han­dling study and the pro­posed sales tax for trans­porta­tion ini­tia­tives. They talk about bring­ing Ma­jor League Base­ball to Or­lando and the prospects of lur­ing the Rays here from St. Peters­burg. Dyer’s bot­tom line: For­mer Magic ex­ec­u­tive Pat Williams needs to bring for­ward a team and own­er­ship group to de­velop se­ri­ous dis­cus­sions about a new sta­dium and MLB in Or­lando. Dyer also dis­cusses Or­lando’s cul­ture of in­no­va­tion and the strides the city made last year with the down­town UCF/ Va­len­cia cam­pus and EA’s an­nounced re­lo­ca­tion to the Creative Vil­lage area.

State Sen. Sim­mons, R-Al­ta­monte


Ryan Eli­jah on

at 10 a.m. Satur­day on WOFL-Chan­nel 35. Sim­mons, the Se­nate pres­i­dent pro tem­pore, will dis­cuss key is­sues head­ing into next week’s leg­isla­tive ses­sion in Tal­la­has­see, in­clud­ing how to fund Gov. Ron De­San­tis’ plan to in­crease teacher pay. (The Sentinel has a con­tent-shar­ing agree­ment with WOFL.)

Sim­mons is also a guest on will join host

at 11:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. Sunday on Spec­trum News 13. The pro­gram pre­views the leg­isla­tive ses­sion. Other guests are state Sen. Den­nis Baxley, RO­cala; state Sen. Janet Cruz, DTampa; and state Rep. Fen­trice Driskell, D-Tampa.

looks at low wages in the hos­pi­tal­ity in­dus­try at 8:30 p.m. Fri­day on WUCF TV. Host Nancy Al­varez of WFTV wel­comes Cha­beli Her­rera and Caro­line Glenn of the Or­lando Sentinel and in­de­pen­dent jour­nal­ist Re­nata Sago. They dis­cuss Orange County’s de­ci­sion to help pay for the con­struc­tion of a road to Uni­ver­sal’s new theme park. They also ex­am­ine the rec­om­men­da­tions from a task force charged with find­ing a so­lu­tion to Cen­tral Florida’s affordable housing cri­sis. The pro­gram re­peats at 9 a.m. Sunday.

fea­tures Mu­rat Somer at 9:30 a.m. Sunday on WUCF TV. Somer, a pro­fes­sor of po­lit­i­cal sci­ence and in­ter­na­tional re­la­tions at Koç Univer­sity in Turkey, dis­cusses the global econ­omy, Turkey’s po­lar­ized pol­i­tics and the coun­try’s re­la­tions with the United States.

“I can’t imag­ine that bud­get­ing in Florida is so bad that we can’t af­ford OJ for vis­i­tors,” he lamented.

Michele Kelly of Colorado wrote about vis­it­ing Florida for the past 60 years, al­ways know­ing she had ar­rived when she stopped at the wel­come cen­ter on In­ter­state 75 near Jen­nings for a cup of juice.

“How sad and short-sighted to elim­i­nate this sym­bol of Florida sun­shine, beaches and beauty,” she wrote. “Not a wise way to make bud­get cuts.”

does not mat­ter the speed. By law, if you are in the left lane and go­ing slower than ap­proach­ing traf­fic be­hind you, you must move over. That is what causes rage — slow traf­fic, even at limit, re­fus­ing to move. It’s sim­ple. Move over. Then, no prob­lems! It’s re­ally not that hard to com­pre­hend.

must think they are the Ritz. I just paid the equiv­a­lent of two up­per bowl tick­ets for a cheese­burger and a drink. They should take a few lessons from the Masters when it comes to food pric­ing.

off how some peo­ple feel dis­crim­i­nated against for dif­fer­ent rea­sons, but go on to treat oth­ers badly. Did you ever re­al­ize you get back what you send out? Maybe try the Golden Rule and see good things come back your way!

at the man in our neigh­bor­hood who sits in his fold­ing chair and turns his preschool grand­chil­dren loose to play in the street and ride their bikes. They go up and down to the end of the block and he could not pos­si­bly get to them in the event of an on­com­ing car or truck. Our HOA assesses all of the res­i­dents an as­so­ci­a­tion fee, which in large part goes to main­tain­ing parks and play ar­eas. For the safety of your grand­chil­dren and for the con­sid­er­a­tion of your neigh­bors, take them to the play­ground four blocks away. If you are too lazy to walk, then drive them!

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