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Good morning. It's Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014.

Justin Bieber needs to make better choices.

Meanwhile ...

"The changes ... have almost doubled the risk of hurricane-induced flooding associated with sea level rise since the 1990s for the eastern and northeastern Gulf of Mexico coastlines," noted the study, published by the scientific journal Geophysical Research Letters.

If you live on the beach or in some other low-lying area, "you better pray somebody in Washington does something about this flood insurance situation," Mark Luther, associate professor of physical oceanography at the University of South Florida, said Wednesday.

Tampa's Ron Thuemier: Florida's future cannot be founded on the misguided principle that perpetual "growth" is what makes Florida successful. It's what is killing Florida.

The Oulsons' daughter, Alexis, is too young to be fully aware of what has happened but she "knows that Daddy's gone." And why? For what?

The art project at USF, writes Stephanie Hayes, comes at a tense time in Florida's gun history.

"He, the doctors agree, is insane." Pete Jamison was at yesterday's Hakken hearing.

Paul Anderson, the Tampa Port Authority CEO: "As our mayor is fond of saying, 'We are all Tampa Bay' ..."

George Zimmerman painted another painting. The first one, of course, fetched on eBay a roundly dispirting final bid of $100,099.99.

Opponents of same-sex marriage have no compelling argument against it.

My favorite sentence I've read so far this morning? Easy. To request an application, email, using the subject line "crocodile response agent."

An Orlando cop got drunk on peach vodka and drove around Oviedo, a woman in Gainesville drove drunk into the jail parking lot, and a woman in Osprey killed her dog because she didn't want anybody else to have it.

Don't do drugs.

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