STANDING BETWEEN LIFE & DEATH
WHY THE TRAUMA TEAM IS YOUR BEST HOPE FOR SURVIVING CALAMITY
PRIDE AND JOY, THAT’S WHAT IT IS. LIKE THE rockin’ song says, pride and joy.
Dr. Andrew Mikulaschek, aka Dr. Drew, does not proceed timidly along the gleaming tiled corridor toward the elevator in the Lee Memorial Health System Trauma Center headquarters, eight floors above its ground-level action room at Lee Memorial Hospital near downtown Fort Myers. Full Story
Legislators go grumbling back to Tallahassee
Governor calls special session on oil drilling
Some local lawmakers are complaining about having to head back to Tallahassee for a special session this summer. Gov. Charlie Crist called the session last week with the intention of passing an amendment to the state’s constitution prohibiting oil drilling in waters within Florida’s jurisdiction, up to 10 miles off the coast. Full Story
Truckers get their groove back
Cruising along endless miles of interstate, Armando Perez is home some weeks and gone others. He recently hauled flowers to Washington State and returned to Naples with crates of apples.
“I love it,” said the 32-year-old West Palm Beach resident, a long-distance truck driver for a decade. “It’s in my blood.” Full Story
Anything popping in the corn market?
U.S. corn production has been at recordsetting levels in two of the past three years and, seemingly, will do so again this year.
Big production generally is very bearish for prices and a look at any chart of corn prices will show exactly that; prices have been down since June 2008. Full Story
New Play Preview Party will give audiences a look at Theatre Conspiracy finalists
Every year, Bill Taylor receives hundreds of plays in the mail — submissions from playwrights hoping to win Theatre Conspiracy’s New Play Contest.
Every year, Mr. Taylor, who is the founder and artistic director of the company, and a select group of readers peruse each play and Mr. Taylor declares the winner. Full Story
Teachers’ works in the spotlight at The von Liebig
Twenty-seven instructors from The von Liebig Art Center disprove the old adage that, “Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach,” with an exhibit at the center July 17 through Aug. 28. “The von Liebig Art Center Faculty Biennial 2010” includes works in ceramics, drawing, mixed media, painting, photography, prints and sculpture. Full Story