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Saturday, Aug 23, 2014
Tampa’s prohibition Repeal Day Party will be four-day celebration
The annual Repeal Day Party in Tampa at the Don Vicente de Ybor Historic Inn celebrates the repeal of Prohibition on Dec. 5, 1933. Attendees, including during the 2013 party wear period costume attire and enjoy Prohibition-era classic cocktails. PHOTO BY A.J. HURLEY

— The city’s biggest craft cocktail celebration is about to get bigger.

Jeremy Hellickson will pitch today for the Rays. This Aug. 6 photo is from a game against the Oakland Athletics.
Rays looking to extend winning streak
August 22, 2014 Tampa - Madison Middle School assistant principal Jeff Colf takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Friday afternoon along with more than half of the school's faculty. The school used the opportunity to education students about ALS and will be taking donations for ALS through next week. Principal Dr. Joe Brown, not pictured, dumped ice water on his head at one end of the bus ramp as students were getting on buses. Faculty then dumped ice water on their heads one by one as they went down to the other end of the bus ramp.
Other nonprofits awed by ALS Ice bucket challenge
Tampa Bay Buccaneers G Patrick Omameh during drills at minicamp Wednesday. JAY CONNER/STAFF
Bucs o-line is eager to prove its worth


If trust fails, police gear’s irrelevant

Tom Jackson LAND O’ LAKES — Suddenly, wrapped in bullet-stopping armor and arriving with a rumble and a throaty diesel growl, America has a new paranoia: the militarization of local law enforcement. On the left and the libertarian right, hands are being wrung in righteous concern about the betrayal of Sir Robert Peel’s fundamentals of policing, up to and including his admonition that the best evidence of excellent law enforcement is when nobody notices it’s happening.

Treating higher education as political toy
Editorial: Opening the windows at the VA
Editorial: Kurds have earned our support
Letters to the editor: Character issue
Letter of the Day: Drug testing for the stars