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Thursday, Aug 27, 2015

Politics

Barron Collier III gives USF $10M for work-ready school

Barron Collier III gives USF $10M for work-ready school

For the fifth time in the past year, the University of South Florida has received a gift of $10 million or more — this time, to establish a comprehensive program designed to make sure students are ready to enter the world of work.
Updated: 25 minutes ago
Judge: Permanently disbar 3 lawyers involved in DUI setup

Judge: Permanently disbar 3 lawyers involved in DUI setup

Three lawyers accused of orchestrating the DUI arrest of an adversary should receive a professional death sentence - permanent disbarment, a judge recommended Thursday afternoon.
Updated: 1 hour ago

Carnival Pride returning to Tampa in 2017

Carnival Cruise Lines plans to bring Carnival Pride back to Tampa in 2017 with five- and 14-day cruises.
Updated: 8 hours ago
John Germany, mentor and community builder, dead at 92

John Germany, mentor and community builder, dead at 92

TAMPA — Council members, mayors, congressmen, all revered John F. Germany.
Updated: 6 hours ago
Suicide at Bay Pines shows pain among older veterans

Suicide at Bay Pines shows pain among older veterans

Ever since leaving the battlefields of Vietnam in 1968, Marine veteran Gerhard Reitmann struggled with the horrific memories of the things he did and saw.
Published: 08/26/15
Once next to trash bins, artwork finds better vistas on Bayshore Blvd.

Once next to trash bins, artwork finds better vistas on Bayshore Blvd.

For years, one of the most important pieces of the city’s public art collection sat nestled among garbage bins and delivery trucks at the end of a park access road.
Published: 08/26/15
Scallops rebounding in Tampa Bay, new count shows

Scallops rebounding in Tampa Bay, new count shows

People are jumping into the waters north of here and hauling out scallops by the thousands this time of year, but the environmental group Tampa Bay Watch is rejoicing at a far smaller found number closer to home — just 233 of them.
Published: 08/25/15
Updated: 08/26/15
Problems warrant review of disability evaluations, VA probe says

Problems warrant review of disability evaluations, VA probe says

TAMPA — Problems uncovered during a recent inspection warrant review of nearly 2,000 disability evaluations by the regional office of the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to a report released Tuesday afternoon.
Published: 08/25/15

More political twists with Hillsborough’s auditor post

TAMPA — Hillsborough County’s internal auditor position was approved by voters to increase efficiency in county government and save taxpayers’ dollars.
Published: 08/25/15

Supporters of Iran agreement feel momentum on Capitol Hill

Associated Press
Published: 08/25/15