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Links for the Times: Rick Scott's finances; Oil spill response; Salvador Dali Museum co-founder dies

rick_scott Rick Scott reported an eye-popping net worth of more than $218 million last month in forms filed with the state Division of Elections.

But the Republican candidate for governor also has tens of millions of dollars tucked in a trust under his wife's name and in a family limited partnership. He has amassed a complicated network of investments, holdings and companies designed to shield against legal and tax liabilities, according to a St. Petersburg Times review of his financial holdings.

In fact, it's likely impossible to know Scott's true wealth.

Read the full story on Rick Scott and see his financial disclosure form.

524_NOAA-logo-no-type The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has used computer models to estimate the potential threats to U.S. coastlines that might result if oil spilling from the Deepwater Horizon site continues until a relief well successfully stops the flow. See maps and NOAA's full report.


Eleanor. Morse died Thursday, at home. She was 96.

Mrs. Morse was a fluent linguist with master's degrees in French and Spanish, whose translations of Dali's writings helped inspire Rollins College to award her an honorary doctorate.

Read the Times' full obituary and previous coverage of Mrs. Morse:

How the Salvador Dalí Museum came to be in St. Petersburg


The traffic stop is one of law enforcement's most common duties — and one of the riskiest.

Decades of tragedy along the nation's roadsides — including the two Tampa police officers killed in a traffic stop Tuesday — have taught cops how to protect themselves. Tactics are just part of the equation. The most important edge, law enforcement trainers say, is the mental one.

See the Times' graphic illustration of traffic stop strategies.

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 7, 2010 10:19am]


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