August 21, 2003

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Increasing the Odds for Cardiac Arrest Victims


By Mitch Traphagen

SUN CITY CENTER - Just thinking about the feeling of helplessness is almost painful. A loved one has suffered a heart attack and seconds, literally seconds count. More

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Just Married 70 Years

By Mitch Traphagen

RUSKIN - It was a pivotal year. In 1933, construction began on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Adolph Hitler was named Chancellor of Germany and the United States went off of the gold standard.

Nearly four years into the Great Depression, the year 1933 marked the end of the economic contraction and recovery had begun. It would be nearly a decade, however, before many people could see that. More

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Finding Florida - A Reader's Story

You have to admit the real, untouched Florida, except for beaches and swamps is pretty boring. My first husband was stationed at Camp Murphy, US Army Signal Corps, during WWII at what is now Camp James (?) Dickinson, between Stuart & West Palm. It was scrub pine, palmetto and sand with no redeeming features. More

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Coming Up in the Observer News

What does the REAL Florida mean to you? In the coming weeks, we will share stories from our readers about their REAL Florida. We will also re-visit some of the memories that were shared. Load up the motorcycle and join us for the adventure as Finding Florida continues.

Part One:  Searching From the Beginning

Part Two:  Heading Home

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Also Coming Up

We are working to make the Online Edition of the Observer News your one source for local news and more.  Our new look will be available soon!  In the meantime, we've added a few new features such as the ability to search our archives.  While not every article from the print edition runs in the online edition, our new search feature may help you find the story you are looking for.

The Observer News is South Hillsborough County's Number One source for news and information!

In The Archives:

The Changing Face of South Hillsborough:  The rumors are flying about several big box retailers moving into south county. The facts, however, are few. Yet one in every ten new jobs created in the entire nation came from the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Metropolitan area. South county communities are joining forces to become a strong player in that prospering market. How will all of the changes effect our communities and area businesses and what can south county shoppers expect from the future?

The three-part series is available on the web:

Part 1 - Welcome to SouthShore
Part 2 - Meet the Neighbors
Part 3 - It's a Bird!  It's a Plane!  It's a Home Depot!

 

  

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