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Ethanol plant permitting on longer timeline

By MELODY JAMESON GIBSONTON – Construction of a proposed corn-to-ethanol manufacturing plant here is being delayed, with a 90-day extension recently granted by regulators for completion of the initial permit…

Observations: Buzz cutting the future

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN I’ve recently decided that it’s time to make some changes in my life. I’m a big believer in taking baby steps with such things so I started…

The dawn of the final mission

By Mitch Traphagen KENNEDY SPACE CENTER — If the space shuttle Atlantis had an odometer, it would read 120 million miles. She has orbited the earth more than 4,600 times…

SCC Security Patrol leader wants audit, fresh start

By MELODY JAMESON Sun City Center – From required but unfiled federal reports to needed but unfilled work shifts, this community’s once-proud security patrol has become problem-plagued and in need…

Properly filling out a job application can make all the difference

By PENNY FLETCHER RIVERVIEW — When I wanted to find out about the job market for teens that are out of school on summer vacation I knew right where to…

STS-135 Atlantis

In my career, I’ve photographed presidents and celebrities and in all cases I felt honored to do so.  But I have never been so struck as I was standing on…

Obituaries June 16, 2011

Wilhelmina (Wil) FroliaWilhelmina (Wil) Frolia passed away peacefully at her residence at Heart to Heart Assisted Living Facility in Hollywood, FL, with granddaughter Linda and great granddaughter Katelyn by her…

Only in The Observer: South County Hurricane Guide

Hurricane season began on June 1.  For information on how to protect your family and home, pick up this week’s Observer News, SCC Observer or Riverview Current at businesses and…

Observations: Compromising Principles

By Mitch Traphagen It is amazing how transient principles can be. Years ago, I went backpacking in Rocky Mountain National Park with a friend. The park is a national treasure,…

TRIPS WORTH TAKING – Gainesville: It’s more than the ‘Gators’

By Warren Resen, IFWTWA (International Food Wine & Travel Writers Assn.) Jeanne O’Connor, photographer The aroma of fresh brewed coffee drifting up from the kitchen awakened us in our king-sized…

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