06.28.18 Central Florida Bureau Chief’s Desk

By : Jeremy Williams
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Growing up there were a lot of things I wanted to do with my life. I remember my mom telling me stories about when I was a kid telling her I was going to be the President of the United States. Well that didn’t happen, and at this point I don’t think I would want that office.

I developed a passion for writing not long after that. When I was a young teen that passion for writing turned into a passion for journalism after I saw the movie “All The President’s Men” on HBO. If I couldn’t be President, maybe I could be one of the guys who brought one down.

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Ally Agenda: Orlando Forever

By : Jamie Hyman
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Jamie Hyman

Please don’t take this the wrong way, but I moved to Orlando reluctantly.

We were living in Ft. Lauderdale. My career was going nowhere, the economy was terrible, and my fiancé (now husband) Matt landed his dream job making video games at Electronic Arts. Like many other outsiders, I thought Orlando was solely made up of theme parks and that we’d have to live on International Drive. But without a compelling reason not to go, I packed up our things, grumbling the entire time about how my willingness to live next door to that crooked Ripley’s building was a testament to my love for Matt, and boy, would he owe me.

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Ally Agenda: Playing chicken

By : Jamie Hyman
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JamieHymanHeadshottI don’t even like Chick-fil-A that much.

I mean, obviously I have some issues with their politics. But even before I knew that was a thing, I couldn’t figure out what the fuss was about. Chick-fil-A offers a mediocre chicken sandwich with waffle fries that are fine, but give me Beefy King tater tots any day.

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20 years of Watermark’s historical highlights

By : Tom Dyer
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1994

August: With a staff of three, Watermark publishes its first 24-page issue featuring Winter Park’s Amanda Bearse (Married With Children) on the cover.

1995

August: Todd Simmons signs on as editor as Watermark expands to Tampa Bay.

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Ally Agenda: An imagineered indoctrination

By : Jamie Hyman
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JamieHymanHeadshottWas the Tampa Tribune’s entire editorial board locked in a sweat lodge trying to identify their spirit animals when Douglas MacKinnon’s column on Disney’s “pro-gay agenda” crossed their desks?

That is the only explanation for the paranoid, bizarre, flimsy-as-tissue paper opinion piece ever making it to print.

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