Links for Nov. 23: End of the road, Bay Pines, Domenic Rabuffo, drywall, Snell-Bishop house
End of the road: Driving in old age
At the intersection of freedom and responsibility, there is a hard choice for older drivers.
Part one: A key realization | One senior's story
Part two: At 79, Joetta Marlor makes a bid to keep her driver's license and her independence.
Part three: Florida ensures older drivers see a clear path
Bay Pines VA
Monday, a federal judge offered a stunning rebuke of administrators at the nation's fourth-busiest veterans hospital, barring them from any further retaliation against their work force of 3,000 employees over discrimination complaints.
Federal jury: Bay Pines discriminated against four employees (July 3)
Employees accuse Bay Pines VA Medical Center's leadership of discrimination, retaliation (June 15)
Dominic Rabuffo's North Carolina development
Federal prosecutors in Miami and Pittsburgh have opened a criminal investigation into loans obtained for a North Carolina development, some by Florida buyers.
Fraud alleged in Rabuffo development in North Carolina (Sept. 7)
Florida man's mountain deals in N.C. are a mystery (July 2008)
Feds find association between drywall, corrosion
The federal government said Monday that it has found a "strong association" between problematic imported Chinese drywall and corrosion of pipes and wires, a conclusion that supports complaints by thousands of homeowners over the last year.
The majority of the drywall complaints came from Florida. Here's some of what we've written on the topic:
Defective drywall transforms South Tampa dream home into disaster (Nov. 19)
Consumers' Edge: Chinese drywall scanner holds promise, remains unregulated (Nov. 14)
Snell-Bishop house for sale
The historic Snell-Bishop house, a St. Petersburg landmark since the 1920s and one of the city's most distinctive properties, is again on the market for $18 million.
Snell-Bishop house got a facelift (Oct. 2006)
Mansion changes hands, it was on the market for $7.9 million(Feb. 2006)
A home with many stories (Nov. 2005)