Monday, April 23, 2018

Hillsborough

Editorial: When they visit Nature’s Classroom, kids are right where they belong

Editorial: When they visit Nature’s Classroom, kids are right where they belong

The Hillsborough school district planted a fruitful seed with the opening of Nature’s Classroom five decades ago on the cypress-lined banks of the Hillsborough River northeast of Tampa. • The lessons taught there to some 17,000 sixth graders each yea...
Published: 04/20/18
Howard Altman: Tampa company analyzed strike on Syrian facilities

Howard Altman: Tampa company analyzed strike on Syrian facilities

After President Donald Trump announced the U.S., France and England had carried out attacks on three Syrian chemical weapons centers, a Tampa company began its own analysis of the bomb damage.The analysis, by geospatial intelligence firm Radiant Solu...
Published: 04/20/18
Joe Henderson: Boycott Starbucks? Take a deep breath, folks

Joe Henderson: Boycott Starbucks? Take a deep breath, folks

A couple of weeks ago I received a call from someone doing job-related background checks on a friend of mine. He wanted to meet face-to-face, so we did what many other people do in that situation.We picked a Starbucks that was near to both of us. I’v...
Published: 04/19/18
Daniel Ruth: Buckhorn is acting like a candidate for lieutenant governor

Daniel Ruth: Buckhorn is acting like a candidate for lieutenant governor

Do you ever get the feeling Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn goes to sleep every night fully attired in a business suit, tie perfectly knotted, pocket square perfectly folded, wing-tips perfectly shined?You just never know if at 3 a.m. he might be awakened w...
Published: 04/16/18
Updated: 04/19/18
Editorial: Hillsborough commission should quit expanding urban area

Editorial: Hillsborough commission should quit expanding urban area

Any movement on modernizing local transportation is welcome, even small steps like the million dollars the state recently approved to design a Tampa Bay regional transit plan.But the region won’t make any progress on transportation, its single most p...
Published: 04/13/18
Updated: 04/18/18
Howard Altman: Air Force turns to original Phillie Phanatic to develop mascot

Howard Altman: Air Force turns to original Phillie Phanatic to develop mascot

Air Mobility Command, the Air Force headquarters overseeing MacDill Air Force Base, wants to develop its own mascot to help interest children in a career with the flying branch. And they are turning to the original Phillie Phanatic, David Raymond, fo...
Published: 04/11/18
Updated: 04/12/18
Joe Henderson: Misguided lawmakers starving the arts in Florida

Joe Henderson: Misguided lawmakers starving the arts in Florida

Tallahassee lawmakers just sent powerful message to the state about what they believe is important – and what isn’t.Guess what?The arts aren’t important.Oh, they will say otherwise, but their actions prove that is so much hokum and it sends an awful ...
Published: 04/11/18
Joe Henderson: Chamberlain yearbook rescued by Strawberry Crest volunteers

Joe Henderson: Chamberlain yearbook rescued by Strawberry Crest volunteers

Organizing and producing a high school yearbook, to capture memories that will last a lifetime, is complicated, tedious, and takes months.Morgan Miltner, a teacher and yearbook advisor at Strawberry Crest High in Dover, knows all about that. She has ...
Updated one month ago
Howard Altman: Syrian pullout creates concerns

Howard Altman: Syrian pullout creates concerns

Speaking at the U.S. Institute of Peace on Tuesday, Army Gen. Joseph Votel did not sound like a guy who was planning on pulling American forces out of Syria."We are in Syria to fight ISIS," Votel said about the Sunni jihadi group. "That is our missio...
Updated one month ago
Guest column: We’re not outsiders, and we will be heard on Rays stadium subsidies

Guest column: We’re not outsiders, and we will be heard on Rays stadium subsidies

Columnist Joe Henderson says "outsiders" like Americans for Prosperity should not meddle in the decision on how to fund a new stadium for the Tampa Bay Rays or where it should be located ( "Outsiders should butt out of discussion on a new stadium for...
Updated one month ago