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Wednesday, Sep 03, 2014

Politics

FSU student groups argue for a ‘reset’ of school’s presidential search

TALLAHASSEE — A small but determined band of students wants to “reset” Florida State University’s presidential search, calling it a “national embarrassment.”
Updated: 4 hours ago
Video shows profane Morgan urging vote on pot measure

Video shows profane Morgan urging vote on pot measure

TAMPA — The “Vote No on 2” campaign fighting legalization of medical marijuana is circulating a video that shows pro-pot kingpin John Morgan in some not-so-compassionate moments during a post-debate party last week....
Updated: 7 hours ago
Claim bill process disgusts state Rep. Grant

Claim bill process disgusts state Rep. Grant

TALLAHASSEE — A lawsuit seeking $375,000 from a brain-damaged and paralyzed Broward County man caused a choke-on-his-Cheerios moment for state Rep. Jamie Grant.
Updated: 13 hours ago
Spanish Lyric Theatre founder Gonzalez bows out

Spanish Lyric Theatre founder Gonzalez bows out

Rene Gonzalez, 76, has led the theater company since its inception in 1959. His decision to bow out left some theater patrons in disbelief. But "even the pope retired," he says.
Updated: 17 hours ago

Scott, Crist both face criticism for changes to Bright Futures program

TALLAHASSEE — The battle over Bright Futures has begun.
Published: 09/01/14

VA retaliation lawsuits near final phase

For Kendra DiMaria, a former law enforcement officer with the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System police department, her problems with management began in the summer of 2009 when a supervisor began making sexual innuendos, according to a lawsuit she and o...
Published: 09/01/14

Scott and Crist bash each other at local campaign events

PLANT CITY – Florida’s two main rivals for governor kicked their campaigns into gear on Monday as both Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist lashed out at each other in an effort to ramp up enthusiasm among core voters.
Published: 09/01/14
Betty King Culbreath-Gibbons dies at age 92

Betty King Culbreath-Gibbons dies at age 92

Betty King Culbreath-Gibbons, who was married to two of Tampa’s most influential men, lived a life of public service.
Published: 09/01/14
COLUMN

Sharing intel can backfire for U.S.

One of the biggest security challenges the U.S. faces is how to share intelligence in a world where it’s been at war at one point with some of its closest friends, you never know who tomorrow’s enemy will be and espionage, even among al...
Published: 08/31/14

After primary, Pinellas races heating up

ST. PETERSBURG — With the general election barely nine weeks away, Pinellas County’s legislative candidates are hitting the ground running in the days following the primary.
Published: 08/31/14