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St. Pete, Gulfport celebrate two cities, one street

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St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and Gulfport Mayor Sam Henderson will work together this Saturday to help clean up a street that’s common to both cities. After the cleanup, St. Petersburg police Chief Anthony Holloway and Gulfport police Chief Rob Vincent will hold their own community event to discuss how the departments are collaborating on issues common to the 49th Street South corridor that both share. “This event brings residents from both great cities together to work collaboratively along the…

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Rick Scott goes blue collar to clean up Tallahassee

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Gov. Rick Scott hit the streets of Tallahassee Wednesday, picking up piles of fallen tree limbs and other debris and tossing them into the beds of Florida Department of Transportation trucks for disposal. Wearing jeans, work gloves, and a Navy bill cap, his shirt sleeves rolled up, Scott got to work on the city’s southside, on a street lined with neat bungalows and big piles of detritus from Hurricane Hermine. “This is going to be a good day for the…

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FSU gets federal money for nuke waste research

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Florida State University is getting $10 million from the federal government toward researching better ways to clean up nuclear waste. The university announced the award Monday. The money, from the U.S. Department of Energy, will fund the creation of an “Energy Frontier Research Center” focusing on “developing technologies for recycling nuclear fuel and cleaning up Cold War-era weapon production sites,” according to a press release. Chemistry professor Thomas Albrecht-Schmitt will lead it. “I’m ecstatic that they have chosen FSU for a new…

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Full text of Obama’s speech addressing the oil spill

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Good evening.  As we speak, our nation faces a multitude of challenges.  At home, our top priority is to recover and rebuild from a recession that has touched the lives of nearly every American.  Abroad, our brave men and women in uniform are taking the fight to al Qaeda wherever it exists.  And tonight, I’ve returned from a trip to the Gulf Coast to speak with you about the battle we’re waging against an oil spill that is assaulting our…

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Full text of Obama’s speech addressing the oil spill

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Good evening.  As we speak, our nation faces a multitude of challenges.  At home, our top priority is to recover and rebuild from a recession that has touched the lives of nearly every American.  Abroad, our brave men and women in uniform are taking the fight to al Qaeda wherever it exists.  And tonight, I’ve returned from a trip to the Gulf Coast to speak with you about the battle we’re waging against an oil spill that is assaulting our…

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Williams Park cleanup day this Saturday

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Calling all volunteers seeking to make St. Petersburg even more beautiful! Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 26, at 8:30 am. It’s time for the fall cleanup of Williams Park, located between First and Second Avenues North and Third and Fourth Streets North, in the center of downtown St. Petersburg. This year’s volunteer workday will be part of the citywide CareFest 2009 event. We will be joined by Souls Harvest Fellowship Church so, working with partners, the work should go…

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Williams Park cleanup day set for Sept. 26

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Calling all volunteers seeking to make St. Petersburg even more beautiful! Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 26, at 8:30 am. It’s time for the fall clean up of Williams Park, located between First and Second Avenues North and Third and Fourth Streets North, in the center of downtown St. Petersburg. This year’s volunteer workday will be part of the citywide CareFest 2009 event. We will be joined by Souls Harvest Fellowship Church so, working with partners, the work should…

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