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Parker: A Florida mourned
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ORLANDO -- Standing on my hotel balcony in the predawn hours, I gaze out over several dimly illuminated swimming pools abutting a small manmade lake and a golf course. Beyond the grassy carpet now black with night stretches a vast darkness which ends at a thin strand of lights marking the horizon. An enormous red-lighted Ferris wheel stands out, tawdry and proud of its daily victory over the slow-rising sun.