Latest Beth Kassab Stories

2008-08-06 12:00:35

By Beth Kassab, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Aug. 6--This weekend will mark two years since the Transportation Security Administration stepped up the war on terror with an attack on shampoo, toothpaste and bottled water. Remember the days when you could throw your toiletries into your carry-on luggage and hop on a plane for a quick business trip without checking a bag or carefully rationing hair gel and conditioner into 3-ounce containers? People recall the ease of packing pre-Aug. 10,...

2008-07-14 09:01:02

By Beth Kassab, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Jul. 14--Florida is about to go nuclear. Progress Energy Florida, Central Florida's largest power provider, will on Tuesday go before the state regulatory board for approval that will take it one step closer to building two new nuclear reactors. The Public Service Commission is expected to back the utility's request to validate the need for the additional reactors that would begin service in 2016 and 2017. Earlier this year it approved a...

2008-07-09 12:00:00

By Beth Kassab, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Jul. 9--As president of worldwide operations for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Al Weiss travels around the globe as he oversees its most famous theme parks. These days, he is also looking across continents for another reason: church planting. In the time since his promotion from president of Disney World was announced in November 2005, Weiss' passion outside the office -- a multidenominational church building organization he founded called...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.