Links from the Times for April 30: Dan Ruth and Howard Troxler Show
The Dan and Howard Show
Columnists Dan Ruth and Howard Troxler discuss President Barack Obama's first 100 days in office, the Florida Legislature and swine flu in their latest video.
Early signs of trouble for Ken Lewis
Jeff Harrington reported in January on the troubles Ken Lewis, the banking wunderkind who cut his teeth in Tampa before ascending to the top of the financial world, was facing over the falling price of Bank of America shares.
100 days, 100 photos
View a gallery of images from President Obama's first 100 days in office.
US officials to take Web questions from worried citizens
U.S. health officials want to hear from average people worried about the new swine flu. Today, the nation’s top officials dealing with the flu emergency will host a Webcast taking questions directly from the public. To participate, e-mail questions and then log on at 1 p.m. to get answers.
They're two of a stripe
Why wouldn't a vet try to fix a tiger cub's cleft palate? Someone fixed his. This little club has a whole team of doctors in his corner. | Audio slide show: Hear the tiger cub squeal.
Shoes for the homeless
The charity Soles4Souls and the National Shoe Retailers Association worked with the Pinellas Coalition for the Homeless to distribute 1200 pairs of new shoes to people in need through Project Hope, the Salvation Army and the Homeless Emergency Project. | Photo gallery: 1,200 pairs are given away
Teen's mom takes heat after crash
The owner of a car that ripped through two Pass-a-Grille yards early Saturday, severing a palm tree and ejecting a teen, faces increasing questions about her behavior the night of the accident. | Backstory: Four teens hurt in crash on Pass-a-Grille Way
Every day, people are making a difference in our communities: getting groceries for a sick neighbor; giving a bonus or day off to workers at a small business; visiting an elderly person who lives alone. As a widening economic crisis cuts deeper into our minds and pocketbooks, the opportunities for goodwill are seemingly boundless. We would like to share the many ways that people, randomly, selflessly, help others. E-mail your tale to firstname.lastname@example.org and make sure to include your name and phone number. Read recent Random Acts below: