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Former FSU standout student-athlete Myron Rolle will build medical clinic in the Bahamas

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From the Tallahassee Democrat: Rhodes scholar and college football All-American Myron L. Rolle and his family have announced plans to build the Myron L. Rolle Medical Clinic and Sports Complex, in Steventon, Exuma, in the Bahamas, where the Rolle family is from. The complex will provide free health services to residents of Exuma, as well as a state-of-the-art wellness and training facilities for athletes and visitors to Exuma, Bahamas. The FSU College of Medicine is partnering with the Rolle Foundation…

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Sunday’s editorial pages

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St. Petersburg Times – Poor Stewards Of Our Money: “As St. Petersburg Times staff writer Bill Varian details in today’s Perspective, many local governments went on a binge when times were good, expanding their budgets, giving generous raises, building new facilities and hiring to staff them. And now that times are bad, the choices and the cutbacks are far worse than they would have been had governments been more fiscally circumspect. In the boom times, government failed to plan for…

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My latest op-ed in the Tallahassee Democrat

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Two of my passions are gourmet food and politics. When I’m not walking door-to-door for a candidate, I am in front of a stove, near a wine bin or doing something otherwise epicurean. So an event I recently attended was a real McFlurry, a seemingly contradictory juxtaposition that comes out wonderfully by the time you’re finished.I was invited to a campaign fundraiser with a theme of “Cooking with the Candidate” during which a five-course meal was prepared by a master…

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Will Van Sant reports the obvious

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The Times wonders why it is losing its readers. Maybe because some of its reporters are all but oblivious to the real dynamics influencing local politics. Will Van Sant wrote this atrocious piece, in which he reports what anyone who has voted in a local election has known for ten years: “More voters than ever are using mail ballots, forcing candidates in the upcoming March municipal elections to confront a new political dynamic. Candidates are adjusting by contacting voters earlier,…

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Back at the keyboard (my op-ed in the Democrat)

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It’s been more than four years since I last submitted a piece for publication. Any regular reader of this blog knows why. So it’s rather satisfying to see my name in print again — and not for any reason linked to a police report. Here’s the op-ed I wrote in today’s Tallahassee Democrat on the state of the economy and one of my suggestions on how to make things better for the working class. Seriously, I have a better feeling…

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