Tag: John Glenn

Joe HendersonDecember 27, 2016

When the news came on Christmas Day that singer George Michael had died, well … can we get this year completed, please? Just this month alone, we have lost actor Alan Thicke, astronaut/hero John Glenn, actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, former Florida Lieutenant Gov. Jim Williams, broadcaster Craig Sager and musician Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake […]

Scott PowersDecember 8, 2016

John Glenn, who became a national hero when he became the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth in 1962, and then became a longtime U.S. senator from Ohio and presidential candidate, has died in Columbus at the age of 95. Glenn’s Nov. 20, 1962, triumph in orbit aboard Friendship 7 had made him such […]

Peter SchorschMarch 23, 2016

For Ron DeSantis, fixing the national debt is a cornerstone of his U.S. Senate campaign, as his rhetoric reflects. The North Florida Republican has even gone so far as to decline his congressional pension after taking office. Nevertheless, boasting a reputation as a “leading fiscal conservative in the House,” DeSantis doesn’t quite walk the same […]

Mitch PerryAugust 18, 2015

CD 13 Democratic candidate Eric Lynn, the only declared candidate in the Pinellas County congressional race, announced his campaign team Tuesday, and it includes two nationally known figures who played important parts in getting Barack Obama elected president twice. Bill Burton and Anita Dunn from the political communications firm SKDKnickerbocker have signed on to the […]

James CallMarch 25, 2015

Humans are a strange species. One can be pushing 60 and a chance encounter with a childhood hero turns him into a little boy. I outed an astronaut today. I’m standing in a crowded elevator and next to me is Mike McCulley, a space shuttle Atlantis commander. Your humble correspondent immediately blurted, “You’re an astronaut!” unleashing a shower […]


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