Volume 2, Number 46, November 11, 2005
For one year and eleven months, we have published eViews on Monday of each week. In honor of Veterans' Day, we are putting out this issue early.
Every year we honor our war veterans, and many of our official ceremonies take place at the Tomb of the Unknowns.
We love and honor every veteran who bravely fought for this country and earned us the unrivaled freedoms and opportunities we now enjoy. But these unknowns inspire us in a different way. They gave everything they had for a country that doesn’t even know their name.
Let us take time to pray for all of our service men and women, those who have served in the past and those who are serving now, many in places far from their homes and families. But let’s also take time to reflect on the service of the unknowns, as I believe they offer an important lesson today, especially as we struggle to recover from another devastating hurricane.
Like the unknown service personnel, we may find ourselves far from home, in strange new territory. But we all have a part in this recovery. It may be as simple as offering a smile or a cup of water to a downhearted stranger who may never know your name, but every act of goodwill will bring us all closer to recovery, just as every military person plays a part in helping to keep our country free.
Today, let’s remember our veterans not only for their honorable service but also for teaching us that we all have an important part to play as citizens of this great country.
-- Tom Gallagher
ISENHOUR FOUND GUILTY OF STEALING EDUCATION FUNDS
Tom Gallagher, Florida’s chief financial officer, announced that a jury has found James Kirk Isenhour, chairman and director of the Silver Archer Foundation, guilty of grand theft in the first degree for illegally using scholarship monies intended to educate children. Isenhour now faces up to 30 years in prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set.
COMMITTEE TO SIMPLIFY HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE POLICIES FOR FLORIDIANS TO MEET NOVEMBER 22
The Standard Personal Lines Advisory Committee will hold its next meeting Tuesday, November 22, at the Capitol in Tallahassee. The committee will meet in Room 110 of the Senate Office Building from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
State lawmakers called for the committee in response to Chief Financial Officer Tom Gallagher’s concern that many victims of the 2004 hurricanes were not adequately protected because they either did not understand the complex language in their insurance policies or had not updated their policy limits to keep pace with increasing property values. The committee is tasked with developing proposals to simplify howmeowners policies and forwarding the recommendations to legislative leaders in January.
FLORIDA MARKET ASSISTANCE PLAN (FMAP)