Clinton finds serious Florida challenge from Jeb

If the 2016 presidential election were held today, Floridians would be ready to give the Sunshine State’s 29 electoral votes to former secretary of state Hillary Clinton. That is, unless Jeb Bush decides to run. A new survey by the Saint Leo University Polling Institute said that if both Clinton and the former governor end up representing their respective parties in the presidential race, … [Read more...]

Doctor to talk in Hudson about Ebola scare

What's more scary than a witch or a haunted house right now for many people? It's the threat of Ebola, which has now hit the United States in both Texas and New York. But should it be that scary? Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point is offering a lecture "Ebola: Facts & Fiction" Nov. 17 at 3 p.m., at the Rao Musunuru Conference Center, 14100 Yosemite Drive, in Hudson. Dr. K.V. … [Read more...]

Dr. Christina Gomez is new OB/GYN in North Pasco

Dr. Christina Gomez believes practicing medicine is truly a calling. Growing up in Tampa, she volunteered in nursing homes and hospitals as a teenager before attending USF. During her residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Dr. Gomez gravitated toward obstetrics and gynecology. “It’s what I loved best during rotations,” she said. Gomez approaches patients by … [Read more...]

Arthur Kirk Jr. retiring from Saint Leo

Saint Leo University is bracing to lose a longtime leader as president Arthur Kirk Jr. says he will retire after the 2014-15 academic year. "While presidents often get credit for success, I am most proud of those at Saint Leo who embraced our mission, practiced our values, and pursued our vision, never fearing change, and working tirelessly to create a successful and sustainable university for … [Read more...]

Still time left to vote for Keppel in national contest

Time is running out to vote for Land O' Lakes cross-country coach Kris Keppel for a national award, and he still has a little catch-up to do so that he can take over first place. As of Thursday morning, Keppel had 4,679 votes through the Brooks Inspiring Coaches Award. The contest is administered by sports apparel and equipment manufacturer Brooks Sports Inc., and already has won the Gator … [Read more...]

Keppel looking for more votes in national contest

There is still time to vote for Land O' Lakes High School cross-country coach Kris Keppel for a national inspiration award. Keppel, as of early Thursday morning, was in second place nationwide in online voting for the Brooks Inspiring Coaches Award. The contest is administered by sports apparel and equipment manufacturer Brooks Sports Inc., and already has won the Gator cross-country … [Read more...]

Hess Express getting ready to leave retail market

Hess Express service stations throughout the region and the rest of the country are changing hands as the petroleum company buys out property owners to sell to a one-time competitor. The New Jersey company announced last month that it struck a deal with Marathon Petroleum Corp. for $2.6 billion that would include more than 1,300 locations along the east coast of the United States, including … [Read more...]

7-Eleven selling Lutz location, 74 others

The 7-Eleven store at 23434 State Road 54 in Lutz, is one of 75 stations across the country 7-Eleven Inc. is putting up for sale. Robbie Radant, a vice president with the company, said 7-Eleven is cutting loose stores like the Lutz one not because it’s underperforming, but because it no longer fits with its overall goals. “There are many nice sites in this package that simple do not fit … [Read more...]

Radio-controlled planes go back in time at fly-in

Larry Utt spent a year painstakingly creating his replica of an S.E.5a plane, popular with both American and British forces during World War I. His plane is a fraction of the size of the original Scout Experimental 5, which was nearly 21 feet long, more than 9 feet high, and weighed 1,410 pounds when empty. But when it’s in the air, it’s hard to believe it’s only radio-controlled. “It’s … [Read more...]