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  • Panama Canal expansion critical to the U.S. [Commentary]

    Work on the expansion of the Panama Canal, led by a European consortium, resumed recently after a disturbing interruption of the project because of a cost dispute. Completion of the work may now have been set back to December 2015 or later. The visit to...
  • Panama Canal expansion won't have much impact on Baltimore's port [Letter]

    Panama Canal expansion won't have much impact on Baltimore's port [Letter]
    I don't know where commentator Gene E. Bigler got the idea that Panama is handling eight million containers "mostly to U.S. consumers this year" ("Panama Canal expansion critical to the U.S.," March 18). The canal expansion project will have only a...
  • Nonprofit set up to promote San Diego's Balboa Park disbands

    Nonprofit set up to promote San Diego's Balboa Park disbands
    SAN DIEGO - Amid a series of financial and management problems, a nonprofit organization formed to organize a year-long celebration of Balboa Park, the city's "crown jewel," is calling it quits. Balboa Park Celebration Inc. is disbanding and turning...
  • Balboa Park centennial event organizers end efforts

    Balboa Park centennial event organizers end efforts
    SAN DIEGO — Amid a series of financial and management problems, a nonprofit organization formed to organize a yearlong celebration of Balboa Park, the city's "crown jewel," is calling it quits. Balboa Park Celebration Inc. is disbanding and...
  • A year after Chavez's death, Venezuelan leader cuts ties with Panama

    CARACAS, Venezuela — President Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday that  he is breaking diplomatic relations with Panama, a decision he announced amid commemorations of the first anniversary of predecessor Hugo Chavez's death and continuing protests...
  • Aquinas, Heritage and Grandview Prep sit atop FHSAA Sunshine Cup all-sports award standings

    With the winter sports season finished, St. Thomas Aquinas, American Heritage and Grandview Prep lead their respective classifications in the FHSAA Floyd E. Lay Sunshine Cup all-sports award standings.   Here are the top 10 teams in the overall...
  • Review: 'The Sixth Extinction' by Elizabeth Kolbert

    Review: 'The Sixth Extinction' by Elizabeth Kolbert
    Much as we like to think our legacy will be the sum of our great works of art and science, humans might go down in geologic history as the force behind a tiny, extraordinary line of dirt. Even a casual observer of the fossil record looking back 100...
  • Man jailed after interfering with firefighters, deputies say

    Man jailed after interfering with firefighters, deputies say
    The fire in one man's belly may have been more intense than this real Panhandle fire. As firefighters in Alford tried to douse the flames of a reported barn or shed fire, a man, identified as Juan-Luis Cervantes, got himself in some hot trouble: he kept...
  • Deputies: Man tried to pay fine at courthouse with phony bills

    Deputies: Man tried to pay fine at courthouse with phony bills
    Pressed for cash? Why not use some funny money? Well, for starters, there's noting funny about jail time. When John Sheldon Jernigan handed over $400 to the clerk at the Bay County Courthouse  to pay his trespassing fine, the clerk noticed something...
  • Panama's voters cast ballots in a tight presidential election

    Voters in Panama went to the polls Sunday to select a new president in an unusually tight race where the victor is likely to maintain free-market policies in Central America's fastest-growing economy. The new president will oversee an ambitious...
  • Panama vice president — an opposition candidate — is elected president

     Panama vice president — an opposition candidate — is elected president
    An opposition candidate was headed to victory Sunday in Panama as the region's fastest-growing economy voted for president in an unusually tight race. Almost complete results showed Juan Carlos Varela of a center-right party winning the presidency. "The...