Sunday, November 18, 2018

Good Reads

At 17, she gave him up and 45 years later, her son called

At 17, she gave him up and 45 years later, her son called

She wasn't expecting the call or inclined to take it.The phone rang on a Sunday night, April 24, a few minutes after 8. Linda Palm, 63, had just stepped inside from tending plants around her Gulfport home. Her husband was taking a shower.She stared a...
Updated: 2 years ago
One-time Bill Clinton impersonator hopes Donald Trump will make his career great again

One-time Bill Clinton impersonator hopes Donald Trump will make his career great again

Tim Watters built a career portraying Bill Clinton. Lucky for him, he kind of looks like Donald Trump, too.
Updated: 2 years ago
Time Capsule: What we didn't know the day President Barack Obama was inaugurated

Time Capsule: What we didn't know the day President Barack Obama was inaugurated

Time capsule: This is a recurring Floridian magazine feature that allows readers to re-experience some of the Tampa Bay Times' best stories with the wisdom of hindsight. So what didn't we know the day of President Barack Obama's inauguration that we ...
Updated: 2 years ago
Holiday Hopes: Persecuted in Egypt for their Christian faith, a family starts over in Tarpon Springs

Holiday Hopes: Persecuted in Egypt for their Christian faith, a family starts over in Tarpon Springs

A mother and son who left Egypt due to persecution still need some home essentials.
Updated: 2 years ago

After the photo-op: The failure of an Enterprise Florida jobs deal

In the code-name world of Enterprise Florida, it was known as "Project Assassin." Altair Training Solutions Inc. was going to do big things for Hendry County, one of the most economically distressed counties in Florida, and its neighbor to the west, ...
Updated: 2 years ago
Pam Bondi's career path could lead to post in Trump's White House

Pam Bondi's career path could lead to post in Trump's White House

TALLAHASSEE — Pam Bondi would bring personal loyalty to Donald Trump's future administration — and political baggage, too.Her meeting today with the president-elect at Trump Tower, ostensibly to discuss a high-level federal post, is the l...
Updated: 2 years ago
Holiday Hopes: This St. Petersburg family has the drive, just not a car

Holiday Hopes: This St. Petersburg family has the drive, just not a car

It's a labor of love for these parents of five to get everyone to school, day care and work without a car.
Updated: 2 years ago
Lane DeGregory: Parents, be grateful for dishes and laundry

Lane DeGregory: Parents, be grateful for dishes and laundry

Two boys go off to college, leaving their mother to count the blessings of childhood.
Updated: 2 years ago
In rural-suburban Pasco County, Trump supporters see their lives getting great again

In rural-suburban Pasco County, Trump supporters see their lives getting great again

People here want what Donald Trump promised: safety at home, economic security, their guns, and no "men" in the ladies' room.
Updated: 2 years ago
A Purple Heart's journey from a flea market to a fallen soldier's family

A Purple Heart's journey from a flea market to a fallen soldier's family

The brass medal rested between satin and crushed gold velvet on a junk table at a dusty Orlando flea market.The seller wanted $10.Ken Gifford, sales manager for Independence RV in Winter Garden, saw it there one Saturday morning a decade ago when he ...
Updated: 2 years ago