Saturday, September 22, 2018

Good Reads

Small world: Enterprise Florida and Richard Corcoran's law firm

Small world: Enterprise Florida and Richard Corcoran's law firm

A priority for House Speaker Richard Corcoran in this year's legislative session is abolishing Enterprise Florida, the "unreformable" taxpayer-supported program that uses state money to attract private employers that Corcoran considers a complete fai...
Updated: 2 years ago
Speaker Richard Corcoran: 'We're ready' for a special session

Speaker Richard Corcoran: 'We're ready' for a special session

House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land O'Lakes, told business and civic leaders in Pensacola that he and the House are ready for a special session this spring. He made the remark to the Panhandle Tiger Bay Club Friday in a luncheon speech about the H...
Updated: 2 years ago
Susie Wheldon, wife of late IndyCar champion Dan Wheldon, opens up about life without him

Susie Wheldon, wife of late IndyCar champion Dan Wheldon, opens up about life without him

At the edge of the racetrack, on a wide pad of asphalt, Susie Wheldon stooped to help her small son.Sebastian, 7, already had wriggled into his Puma fire suit. Susie slid the chest protector over his head, to keep his lungs from being crushed. She st...
Updated: 2 years ago
Unresponsive doctors and others who don't understand add to the anguish endured by women with endometriosis.

Unresponsive doctors and others who don't understand add to the anguish endured by women with endometriosis.

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Updated: 2 years ago
She was 7 when he killed her father, but time hasn't tempered her blame

She was 7 when he killed her father, but time hasn't tempered her blame

The documents were folded, tucked away for a reason. They weren't the kind of thing 28-year-old Amanda Peters wanted to look at every day, but she kept them in a box of important records, along with her Social Security card and her passport, to call ...
Updated: 2 years ago
Can you solve the mystery of this afflicted St. Petersburg statue?

Can you solve the mystery of this afflicted St. Petersburg statue?

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Updated: 2 years ago
Catching up, one year later: A recovering heroin addict finds hope and grace

Catching up, one year later: A recovering heroin addict finds hope and grace

Michael Dingman told Floridian about his heroin addiction last year. Then he almost died. Then he took Step 1.
Updated: 2 years ago
Blink and you'll miss the old attractions of Florida, disappearing fast

Blink and you'll miss the old attractions of Florida, disappearing fast

I know I wasn't the only one bummed out last month by the news that Florida's version of Stonehenge, the Airstream Ranch, was being torn down. Now the only cool stuff left to look at when you're stuck in a massive traffic jam on Interstate 4 are Dino...
Updated: 2 years ago
In 24 years together, they avoided fights about politics. Then Donald Trump became president

In 24 years together, they avoided fights about politics. Then Donald Trump became president

Through 24 years of marriage, a Palm Harbor couple avoided fights about politics. Then Donald Trump was elected president.
Updated: 2 years ago
Former Tampa Mayor Dick Greco taught me everything I know about love

Former Tampa Mayor Dick Greco taught me everything I know about love

The ex-Tampa mayor advised me how to recognize "the one" and waste no time marrying her.
Updated: 2 years ago