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Thursday, Aug 28, 2014
Army Gen. Votel takes over command of Socom
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel greets Lieutenant General Joseph L. Votel, commander of Joint Special Operations Command April 23, 2014.  Hagel is traveling to Ft. Bragg North Carolina to visit military members with the command, receive briefings and view unit demonstrations and capabilities. DoD Photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo (Released)
Army Gen. Joe Votel became the 10th commander of U.S. Special Operations Command this afternoon in a ceremony at the Tampa Convention Center.
Live updates: Bucs vs. Redskins
“I’ll miss Tom (Brady) for sure and I had a lot of good friends there,’’ said Logan Mankins, who was traded to the Bucs by the Patriots.
JASON BEHNKEN / STAFF
Mankins says trade surprised him, but he’ll be ready to play
Girls dressed as dancing fairies attended last year’s event in Gulfport. The theme this year is “Roaring Geckos,” so costumes may incorporate 1920s styles.
Music, food, crafts and more await visitors to GeckoFest

Opinion

Even bringing Incognito in to talk is inexcusable

Martin Fennelly Martin Fennelly says the disgusting news that the Bucs are taking a real look at Richie Incognito, bullying and racial and homophobic slurs a specialty, should send shivers down spines.

Editorials:
A community attack on violence
Editorial: Chamber’s intern program aims to keep local talent in Tampa
Editorial: No surprises on primary day
Letters:
Letters to the editor: ‘Denier propaganda’
On climate change, don’t wait until we get hit by the iceberg