A few weeks before the scheduled launch of Apollo 11, which was intended to land the first humans on the moon, presidential speechwriter William Safire got a call from Apollo 8 astronaut Frank Borman. He suggested that the White House might want to have a speech ready in case the mission went awry.
We published an editorial a few weeks ago about the Venice City Council’s decision to install surveillance cameras to record activity downtown and at the airport.
Unless this is your first June in the Venice area, you know that we’re already into summer despite what the calendar says. And if it is your first June here, you probably knew it too.
Following the mass shooting at Virginia Tech 12 years ago, professor and poet Nikki Giovanni delivered a stirring address that included a simple truth.
Twice a year, the independent, nonprofit Leapfrog Group posts safety scores for most hospitals in the U.S. The scores are calculated after surveys of their patients and data obtained from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The goal is to give us all some indication just how safe…
For much of the past year, as Southwest Florida was blanketed by the stench of red tide, public officials heard one loud demand from coastal communities: “Do something!”