News on the go
By Times Staff Writer
Published November 19, 2007
Florida state student named rhodes scholar
A Florida State University student and Dunedin native has been named one of 32 Rhodes scholars from the United States. Joseph O'Shea will receive funding to study at Oxford University in England for two to three years. Though the awards were announced Sunday, O'Shea told the Times that FSU requested he not speak to media until a university-organized press conference this morning. A philosophy and social science major, O'Shea is the student body president, a member of Florida State's honors program and the student government ambassador for the College Democrats, according to the FSU Web site. He wants to dedicate his life to public service and helped develop a free dental clinic for the indigent in Tallahassee, the Web site said. He has plans to study law. O'Shea and his three siblings were featured in a Times story in September about the closeness and strength of the family following the May 16 death of their father, Jim O'Shea, whose kidney disease kept him connected to a dialysis machine in recent years.
New Tampa gets its own Times blog
The blogosphere expands a little this week with the introduction of Bruce B. Blog on tampabay.com. Written by Times staff writers Bill Coats, Dong-Phuong Nguyen and Robbyn Mitchell, Bruce B. Blog is a collection of news and feature stories, community announcements and interactive commentary, targeting residents of New Tampa along the Bruce B. Downs corridor. You can reach this blog at blogs.tampabay.com/newtampa.
Two killed, three injured in crash
Two men were killed Sunday when the vehicle they were in crashed into a pickup truck, authorities said. Tony Dominguez, 19, and Oldin Alvarado, 22, both of Naples, were killed while riding in a 2000 Honda driven by Olider Sanchez, 26, of Naples. Their car was hit when a 1998 Ford pickup ran a red light while they were trying to make a left turn, a Florida Highway Patrol report said. Sanchez and a 10-year-old girl, who was a passenger in the pickup, were taken to Lee Memorial Hospital with serious injuries, authorities said. Edmundo Barbosa, 81, of Naples, the driver of the pickup, sustained minor injuries, authorities said. No charges have been filed.