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Tuesday, May 05, 2015


The Lusitania’s role in history

WASHINGTON — Owning a fragment of history — a Gettysburg bullet, a Coolidge campaign button — is fun, so in 1968 Gregg Bemis became an owner of the Lusitania. This 787-foot-long passenger liner has been beneath 300 feet of water ...
Published: 05/03/15

Pete O’Shea: We are one neighborhood

Millions of people, 10 counties, one neighborhood. What makes us worried is exactly what can make us come together, and in turn that is what makes us strong.
Published: 05/02/15

Like privacy? Don’t give it up for an insurance discount

The John Hancock company has announced a program offering discounts on life insurance to customers with good health habits, as registered on their Fitbit monitors — wearable computers that automatically upload data on your physical state. The ...
Published: 05/02/15

Chris Ingram: Bondi should take action against House GOP leadership

No doubt you have heard the Florida House abdicated its responsibility to the people of Florida and the constitution of the state by adjourning “sine die” prematurely. The House leadership was in violation of the constitution because th...
Published: 04/30/15

Patience is the right policy for Fed

The Federal Reserve indicated Wednesday that it is willing to wait a few more months — and possibly longer — before pulling back further on economic stimulus. Judging from the latest data on output and inflation, patience is absolutely ...
Published: 04/30/15

Scott should sign bill that addresses CD counterfeiting, digital piracy

I am privileged to represent some iconic Florida music companies: Universal Music Latin Entertainment, Sony Music Latin and Warner Music Latina, among many others. These are the music labels that help bring the Latin music superstars of yesterday and...
Published: 04/30/15

Robert McKnight: ‘Sine Die’ three days early: Shame on you, Mr. Speaker

Florida House Speaker Steve Crisafulli gaveled his chamber sine die on Tuesday, leaving Tallahassee three days before the expiration of the regular legislative session. Apparently, the speaker did not consult with his counterpart in the Senate, Presi...
Published: 04/30/15
Why NASA’s New Horizons voyage to Pluto and beyond is so cosmic

Why NASA’s New Horizons voyage to Pluto and beyond is so cosmic

People of Earth:
Published: 04/29/15

The myth of Florida’s perfect executions

As a physician who is board-certified in anesthesiology, I have closely followed the use of lethal injection in carrying out executions. This is especially interesting to me since the medications used in these executions represent the “tools o...
Published: 04/29/15

Paul Anderson: A port-rail partnership driving economic rebound

West-Central Florida was hit hard by the “great recession.” Although many are still feeling the aftereffects of the worst economic downturn since the Depression, the Tampa Bay region is coming out even stronger than we were before.
Published: 04/27/15