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Nova Southeastern to make new Clearwater campus with $200 million gift

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Nova Southeastern University is planning to develop a new 27-acre campus in the Tampa Bay area following a $200 million commitment.

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Gus Bilirakis draws second Democratic challenge in CD 12

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Democrat Robert Tager has filed papers to run for Florida’s 12th Congressional District seat currently held by Republican Rep. Gus Bilirakis. Tager is an attorney and business owner who has lived in northern Hillsborough County since 1998. He practices law in Pasco, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. He is admitted to practice in the federal courts of the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida and the 11th Circuit Court. After being honorably discharged in 1986 for medical reasons, he worked various…

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Street drug flakka ravaged South Florida, then disappeared

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A year after it ravaged South Florida, flakka – the synthetic street drug known for causing psychotic outbursts – is virtually gone. The deaths. The hallucinating users. The arrests. All of it. Broward County became infamous as the epicenter for the amphetamine, making national headlines in April 2015 after slowly building on the scene for several months. Users tore off clothes as their body temperatures spiked to 105 degrees. Some hallucinated that they were gods or that they were being…

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Andrea Janoff: ‘Free market’ contact lens legislation could endanger patients’ eye health

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As the Chief of Cornea and Contact Lens service at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry, I specialize in contact lens fittings and know the good, the bad and the ugly of contact lens use. The “good” that comes from contact lens use is that millions of people achieve excellent vision and improved lifestyle with proper medical fitting and use of FDA approved contact lenses. That said, contact lenses are a federally regulated medical device that, when abused, can turn…

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Scott Rothstein may see sentence reduced by a third, but he’ll likely die in prison

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Bob Norman blogs: Now that Scott Rothstein has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for his billion-dollar Ponzi scheme, the question is whether he’ll actually serve all of it. The answer is likely no, but his best-case scenario still may not save him from dying in prison. Legal experts say Rothstein has little chance to see his sentence reduced by much. If he behaves himself in prison, he’ll have to serve only 85 percent of his time, which knocks it…

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Scott Rothstein may see sentence reduced by a third, but he’ll likely die in prison

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Bob Norman blogs: Now that Scott Rothstein has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for his billion-dollar Ponzi scheme, the question is whether he’ll actually serve all of it. The answer is likely no, but his best-case scenario still may not save him from dying in prison. Legal experts say Rothstein has little chance to see his sentence reduced by much. If he behaves himself in prison, he’ll have to serve only 85 percent of his time, which knocks it…

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