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Got trouble? Barry Cohen is the lawyer to call! 1991 PROFILE

(NOTE — Even when I knew he was ailing these last few years, I somehow expected my friend Barry Cohen to live forever. So when word came on Saturday, September 22, that he had succumbed to leukemia at age 79,… Continue Reading →

Citizen Mains: Don Mains was Barbara Bush’s advance man! PROFILE

By Bob Andelman (Originally published in Tampa Bay Life, 1990) Don Mains is a little edgy. Not that he doesn’t have good cause. Waiting by the phone for the White House to call would be enough, and that’s precisely Mains’… Continue Reading →

Bob Merkle for the Defense! 1989 INTERVIEW

(Originally written in November 1989 for Florida Business/Tampa Bay; also published the same year in the Orlando Sentinel Sunday magazine. Merkle died at the age of 58 on May 6, 2003.) The man who stared down Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega,… Continue Reading →

Thomas Huggins. He knows people. People you should know. PROFILE

By BOB ANDELMAN Written September 17, 2005 Maddux Business Report Thomas Huggins knows people. Construction people, engineers, environmental consultants, accountants, attorneys and all kinds of professional, small business people. He’s made an entire business of knowing people, knowing people who… Continue Reading →

Q & A: Tampa Mayor Sandy Freedman! MADDUX REPORT 1991

(This interview with Tampa Mayor Sandy Freedman was recorded in March 1991 for the Maddux Report.) Sandy Freedman’s fingerprints are all over her city. In typical big city fashion, nothing of any significance happens in Tampa these days without the… Continue Reading →

Bungle in the Jungle: Remembering the late Sam Hall (JUMP)

When the Tampa Bay Times published the obituary of Sam Hall on September 4, 2014 (he died August 11, 2014), I was reminded of a Q&A interview that Connie May Fowler–then still going by her pre-best-selling novelist name, Constance May–wrote… Continue Reading →

A Day in the Life of Bill McBride and Alex Sink, 1989! FLORIDA BUSINESS

(Former Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill McBride died suddenly today, December 23, 2012. It saddened me greatly as I always enjoyed interviewing him and just being in his company over the years. He and his wife, Alex Sink, were delightful… Continue Reading →

Tampa’s Finest: Jane Castor worked her way up the ranks to make PD history (Maddux Business Report)

By BOB ANDELMAN Maddux Business Report (Cover Story) May 2010 Let’s say that Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio made a list of the things she wanted to accomplish before the end of her second term. Among them might be: • Complete… Continue Reading →

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