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Bill Day’s latest: Jimmy Carter’s heartbreaking cancer diagnosis

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Bill Day’s latest honors former President Jimmy Carter, who turns 91 in October. Carter announced this week that recent elective liver surgery to remove a small mass has revealed cancer that has spread to other parts of his body. After leaving the White House in 1981, Carter has had the longest post-presidency career in history, one that has made him one of the most active and respected public figures in America. There are few things Jimmy Carter has not accomplished…

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New cancer center director wants to increase University of Florida’s research

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Anticipating a bigger role in the fight against cancer in the coming years as Baby Boomers age, the University of Florida has hired a new director for its cancer center. Jonathan D. Licht, M.D., takes the reins at the University of Florida Health Cancer Center Oct. 1. An expert in blood cancers, Litcht brings with him a $2 million research portfolio that includes funding from the National Institutes of Health, the National Cancer Institute and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.…

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A public congratulations to Commissioner John Morroni

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At about this time last week, I was considering pulling a practical joke on my friend Commissioner John Morroni. About 20 minutes before candidate qualifying was to close last Friday, I was going to call him, frantic, with news that a last-minute candidate was stepping up to challenge him this November.  The best name I could come up with was former state legislator Kim Berfield, figuring that she was a serious enough name to spook Morroni, but obscure enough that he wouldn’t…

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Senator Jim King’s cancer struggle continues

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The latest update on Senator Jim King, one of Florida’s greatest statesmen… Dear Friends: While it seemed as though President King was cancer free, he has recently learned that the cancer that first began in his pancreas has now spread to other places in his body. President King is continuing to fight with the passion and will that has made him our hero for so many years. We continue to ask for your encouragement and prayers, and on behalf of…

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Jim King is cancer free — just in time to be the next prez of FSU

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Sen. Jim King, who recently underwent a lengthy surgery to remove a cancerous tumor on his pancreas, is “CANCER FREE,” he just notified friends and supporters in a lengthy letter — the first direct comments he has made since announcing news of his cancer through family spokespeople last month. This is great news, not just for Senator King, but for all of us who believe he would be the next great president of Florida State University. Great news! A recent…

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Another ‘West Wing’ alum has gone to the Great Campaign HQs in the Sky

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It’s not hard for me to remember Ron Silver’s first day of work on The West Wing. It was a table read of the first episode of the fourth season, and Ron, who died March 15 at 62, had been cast in the role of Bruno Gianelli — campaign director for President Jed Bartlet’s re-election bid. His first line came about five minutes into the script, and as soon as he spoke, the 60 or so people in the room…

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