In 2009, Tampa surgeon Dr. Sharona Ross launched the Women in Surgery initiative at the University of South Florida. Ross was troubled that so few bright, motivated female medical school students chose surgery as their specialty area. She is committed to turning that around.
When Special Operations forces brought Osama bin Laden to justice in an obscure Pakistani compound, commanders and personnel at U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) and MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa had every right to be proud.
I read with interest over the weekend the letter from Warren Buffett, one of America's most renowned investors, to the shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. regarding his enthusiasm for rail investments. Buffett's thoughts provide an important lesson for Florida, job growth and our long-term economic future.
On Memorial Day we are reminded of the brave sacrifice our troops have made for America. We remember those who have died defending our great nation, leaving behind mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons, daughters, husbands and wives.
Our parents, grandparents and neighbors throughout the Tampa Bay area and across America will see their Medicare coverage improve when landmark health reform passes. That's correct. Contrary to opposing claims, not one guaranteed Medicare benefit is cut.
New federal help for the big mortgage lenders and first-time homebuyers could help revive Tampa's housing market. The quicker markets stabilize, the less taxpayers will have to pay in the complex bill with an unknown price tag.
Does anybody think this will be good for the state's economy or quality of life?
Drilling off the state would do little to lower gas costs, at best a few cents per gallon, and would not even be available for seven years or more. It makes no sense to risk Florida's coast for such a puny payoff.
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