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Student donors save lives

In the midst of a blood shortage in the Tampa Bay area, students gathered into the Florida Blood Services (FBS) Blood Mobile on Tuesday to make donations. Darla Sechrest, an FBS community relations representative, said more than 20 percent of blood donations in Tampa are collected on college and high […]

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University Police investigates alleged sexual battery incident

University Police (UP) is investigating an alleged false imprisonment and attempted sexual battery incident that may have occurred Saturday at the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity house. An 18-year-old female told police she was pulled into a room against her will at the house. UP spokeswoman Lt. Meg Ross said in […]

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Man receives life sentence for slayings

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) – A twice-fired nursing supervisor drew a life sentence Tuesday without the possibility of parole for shooting a couple to death during a Valentine’s Day rampage that left four people dead in western New York. Investigators say Frank Garcia was enraged at two co-workers who accused him […]

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Canadian liberals aim to topple prime minister

TORONTO (AP) – Canada’s main opposition party vowed Tuesday to try to topple Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s minority government at the first opportunity, which could force a fourth election in the last five years and the second in just a year. Liberal opposition leader Michael Ignatieff’s announcement means the Conservative […]

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SG will fund FSU buses using payroll

After originally planning to request $7,000 more from the Student Government (SG) senate Thursday, the SG executive branch chose to transfer the money from its payroll instead, Chief Financial Officer Shane Johnson said Tuesday. At the first senate meeting Tuesday, SG senator Daniel Shelnutt, chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, […]

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The health care debate

Health care reform vital Vincent DeFrancesco, COLUMNIST Recognizing that Congress’ August recess may be when health care reform discussion was most vulnerable, conservative leaders and commentators galvanized the grassroots of the Republican Party into action. During the break, many members of Congress chose to hold some now infamous “town hall” […]

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Campaign ads pressure Iowa Sen. Grassley

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A new television ad campaign seeks to ratchet up pressure on Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley among his constituents to accept sweeping reforms to the nation’s health care system, but even his political opponents concede there’s little that can be done to scare the veteran Republican […]

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The Rays should hold off on new stadium plans

A study conducted at USF for the ABC Coalition compared the merits of various locations for the proposed construction of the Tampa Bay Rays’ new baseball stadium. The ABC Coalition, a community organization that has published several studies on this issue, is part of a concerted effort to keep the […]

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University appoints new housing dean

USF is hoping its new dean of Housing and Residential Education will help break the University away from its “commuter campus” identity, said Associate Vice President of Student Affairs Tracy Tyree. Ana Hernandez, the associate director of University Housing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was hired Thursday. She […]

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Student arrested for returning stolen textbooks for money

University Police (UP) arrested USF student Jeff Sheridan Monday morning for returning books he did not purchase at the USF Barnes and Nobles bookstore, according to a police report. According to the report, Sheridan, an Oracle cartoonist, faces two felony charges: grand theft in the third degree and dealing in […]