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Florida's Blood Centers

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  • Rick Scott made Workforce heads roll — good, because locals didn't act

    Rick Scott made Workforce heads roll — good, because locals didn't act
    Last week, Gov. Rick Scott made heads roll at Workforce Central Florida. Good for him — because Central Florida leaders weren't doing squat. That seems to be this community's M.O. Scandals brew. Problems are exposed. And local "leaders" make...
  • My last column: Good journalism still about sticking your neck out

    My last column: Good journalism still about sticking your neck out
    Bob Sharkey was a thin, short man who could take a very tall drink. He kept a bottle in the tiny newsroom of his weekly paper. This was well before computers. On Tuesday night they "pasted up'' the news pages, which entailed taking the printed stories...
  • Governor vows to 'keep an eye' on appointee

     Governor vows to 'keep an eye' on appointee
    Sunday's column revealed that Gov. Rick Scott's new appointment to the beleaguered Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority has multiple conflicts of interest with the agency he now oversees. Specifically, engineer Scott Batterson has private...
  • It's unseemly for nonprofit CEOs to make millions

    It's unseemly for nonprofit CEOs to make millions
    The story of the nonprofit CEO who solicits charity while raking in a giant salary is, by now, becoming a Central Florida cliché. There was NorthStar High School in Orange County, which was a miserable failure academically but paid its principal $824,000...
  • ‘Pint For A Pint’ blood drive

     
    Orlando Brewing is working with Florida's Blood Center in its "Pint For A Pint" blood drive on March 6....
  • Give blood, get a deal to Bay Street Players’ ‘Dracula’

     
    I love this idea: Donate blood  and make a date with Dracula. OK, the count won't be sitting next to you, but he will be onstage this October in the Bay Street Players production of the horror-thriller. To kick off the Halloween season, the Florida...
  • Gov. Bob Martinez on ‘Central Florida Spotlight’; ‘Flashpoint’ at Seminole Towne Center

     
    Central Florida News 13's "Political Connections" also looks at the Florida Legislature and such issues as prison privatization. News 13's Ybeth Bruzual talks about the defeat of privatization with state Sen. Paula Dockery, R-Lakeland. Dockery also...
  • Disney World chief opts out of book written by Florida's Blood Centers' Anne Chinoda

    When Anne Chinoda, president of Florida's Blood Centers, was preparing to publish her book of memoirs and leadership advice, she asked Walt Disney World President Meg Crofton to write the foreword. Crofton read the book, Simply Significant, and agreed....
  • $310 a pint? Blood banks' pricing, business practices draw scrutiny from Florida Senate

    A Florida Senate committee is launching an investigation into the pricing practices and business connections of the state's blood-bank industry, including Metro Orlando's main blood center. The inquiry was triggered, in part, by a series of stories in...
  • Pending merger could trigger another blood-bank 'war'

    A second blood war could be on the horizon. Metro Orlando's major blood bank — called Florida's Blood Centers — appears to have lost out on a bid to buy a smaller blood center in Lakeland, a failure that could mean financial trouble for the...
  • Florida Blood Centers board members know no term limits

    Leighton Yates joined the board of directors at Metro Orlando's major blood bank in 1975, when Gerald Ford was president and the movie Jaws was scaring people out of the water. Yates is still with Florida's Blood Centers and, as an attorney, his firm...