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Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014
County schools transportation chief resigns
John Franklin, the Hillsborough County school district’s transportation manager, has resigned effective immediately. He leaves the $109,599 per year job during a time of turmoil.
During Bollywood,  local officials say transportation issues will be more on the scale of a major convention or concert. FILE PHOTO
Bollywood to test Tampa's transit system
The Dick’s Sporting Goods flagship store in Westshore Plaza mall has 80,000 square feet of space and is two stories tall. The retailer will have competition from Bass Pro Shops, Sports Authority and Gander Mountain.
Westshore Dick’s brings big game to Tampa Bay area
USF to graduating seniors: No selfies on stage


Otto: As rail goes, Florida seems to be on a train to nowhere

Steve Otto There was a story this week that Amtrak was considering cutting a 600-mile stretch from its Southwest Chief that runs from Chicago to Los Angeles. The move would eliminate service to a dozen or more towns in Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico. Amtrak might reconsider if those four states cough up $4 million a year for the next 10 years to upgrade track and services.

Editorial: Rotary’s century of service
Editorial: Protecting micro-breweries is good for business
Editorial: Lawmakers should pass immigrant tuition bill
Letters to the editor: ‘Legislatum Creatum’
Everyone should help pay for this Republican mandate