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Tuesday, Sep 02, 2014
Growing USF revitalizes downtown St. Petersburg
The University of South Florida St. Petersburg has 6,000 students, with many of them living downtown in dorms or apartments. The plan is to expand to 10,000 during the next 10 years. When they close the study books, students naturally seek diversions in surrounding area businesses.
As USF St. Petersburg has grown from a meager satellite school to a separately accredited institution, the surrounding city has become a home and hangout for more senior students than senior citizens.
Zoo visitors watch two baby elephants at the Lowry Park Zoo take a swim in their enclosure with adult elephants. Visit Tampa Bay plans to promote local fall events including Zoo Boo at the zoo. TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO
Fall tourism campaign targets locals
Motorists can encounter many different speed limits in a roughly two-mile drive in the north Florida town of Waldo. AAA named the town between Jacksonville and Gainesville one of only two “traffic traps” nationwide. The other town is nearby Lawtey. Now Waldo is facing a scandal over its traffic tickets. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Infamous Florida speed-trap down investigated over tickets
Photographs in his Tampa home are a reminder of Rene Gonzalez's 55-year career as artistic director of the Spanish Lyric Theatre.
Spanish Lyric Theatre founder Gonzalez bows out


Sharing intel can backfire for U.S.

Howard Altman One of the biggest security challenges the U.S. faces is how to share intelligence in a world where it’s been at war at one point with some of its closest friends, you never know who tomorrow’s enemy will be and espionage, even among allies, is a fact of life.

Editorial: Taking school choice to court
Editorial: Nurturing a film industry
Editorial: A reality check for Clearwater aquarium plan
Letter of the Day: Solving the infrastructure challenge
Letters to the editor: Stay home, please