Byron Dobson Tallahassee Democrat Published 9:23 AM EST Dec 17, 2018 Thomas Kent "T.K." Wetherell, president emeritus of Florida State University and former president of Tallahassee Community College, lost his 16-year-battle with cancer Sunday. Wetherell would have turned 73 on Saturday. Wetherell had been in treatment at the Duke University Medical Cancer and returned home for Thanksgiving. He had been hospitalized at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare until Thursday He told his wife, Virginia, and doctors he requested treatment be stopped and was admitted to Big Bend Hospice. He is remembered as one of the champions of Florida, finding his niche in education and politics. Wetherell is respected as one of Tallahassee’s most powerful leaders, serving as president of Florida State University from 2003 to 2010. From the archives: The lion in the winter He also is credited with transforming Tallahassee Community College, where he was president from 1995 to 2001. More: … [Read more...] about T.K. Wetherell, credited with transforming Florida State and TCC, dies
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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State announced Tuesday that football coach Urban Meyer will be retiring and co-offensive coordinator Ryan Day will be taking over the program after the Buckeyes play in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1.Here is a transcript from the afternoon press conference featuring Meyer, Day and OSU athletic director Gene Smith, via ASAP Transcripts:GENE SMITH: Let me thank all of you for being here. I appreciate you taking your time. As you know, the announcement has already been made about the decision of Urban Meyer and his family, our head football coach, and our decision to hire Ryan Day.Before I have Urban come up I just wanted to say a few words. Please bear with me. This is a great time in our history to have an opportunity to recognize a coach and a family who’s done such a tremendous job for our student-athletes and Buckeye Nation and our community, but also to welcome in a new leader.First and foremost, I want to thank our president, Michael Drake. I want to thank our … [Read more...] about Urban Meyer retiring, Ryan Day taking over Ohio State football program: Press conference transcript of everything they said
Florida has more people covered under Obamacare than any other state, and is second only to California when it comes to seniors on Medicare. Yet the state’s uninsured rate is still higher than the national average. So it’s no wonder that health care is among the top concerns for voters in the midterm elections — or that Florida has become fertile ground for a new debate over an old idea: "Medicare for all."The concept has been a major talking point for Andrew Gillum, the Democratic candidate for governor, at least during the primary campaign. He has said he supports Sen. Bernie Sanders’ proposal, which calls for a government-run health care system funded by income-based premiums on employers and households, and tax code changes that would make higher earners pay more."Politicians are using the Medicare for all program as a spring board for universal coverage. That’s the ultimate goal, and that conversation is not going away," said Anne Swerlick with the … [Read more...] about What would Medicare for all’ look like in Florida?
Maureen Kenyon Treasure Coast Newspapers Published 11:06 AM EDT Oct 7, 2018 Who's ready for a good scare? Halloween's almost here, so now's the time to make plans to visit some of the most haunted places in the Sunshine State. Head to Marianna in the Panhandle for a ghost walk to Bellamy Bridge, the oldest steel-frame bridge in Florida. However, be prepared to get creeped out when you hear the story behind it's haunted past. Or, gather up some courage for a trip to Launch Complex 34, the decommissioned site where three Apollo I astronauts died in a fire. Some NASA employees say it's haunted by their ghosts. : shivers : Here are 10 of Florida's most terrifying landmarks guaranteed to scare you this Halloween. Bellamy Bridge The steel-frame bridge Bellamy Bridge in Marianna, built in 1914, is the oldest of its kind in Florida. It's part of the Bellamy Bridge Heritage Trail, a half-mile-long multi-use trail. According to a website dedicated to the bridge, several … [Read more...] about Haunted Florida: 10 creepy places guaranteed to scare you for Halloween
Frank Gluck Fort Myers News-Press Published 9:19 AM EDT Oct 1, 2018 Tatianna Pizzutto, a 26-year-old recent graduate of the Florida State University College of Medicine, has long wanted to be a family practice physician. And though she's from Clearwater, she said she plans to do so for a long time in Southwest Florida. All of which makes Pizzutto, a first-year member of the Lee Health Medical Residency Program, a perfect fit for a program whose founding principle is to recruit and retain new doctors here. "I've always loved being close to the water and in a sunny place," Pizzutto said. "I love the community that we have year. I can't imagine why somebody would want to leave Southwest Florida, honestly, for a Boston or a Chicago. For family medicine, community health, this area is pretty key." The residency program, a required training step for medical school graduates, places them in real-world clinics and hospitals to learn the non-textbook side of … [Read more...] about Lee Health training next generation of doctors. But can it keep them?