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Sunday, Apr 26, 2015
Booming hotel development creates friction on beaches
Construction site of the Opal Sands Resort at Clearwater Beach, seen in progress on Thursday, 4/23/15.  LANCE ROTHSTEIN / STAFF
In these days of record tourism, the nine towns lining Pinellas County’s sandy barrier islands again face the quandary of just how much room to make for visitors clamoring to spend their money on a few nights in paradise.
If the Bucs pick Jameis Winson, right, over Marcus Mariota with the No. 1 draft pick on Thursday, the decision may be met with as many jeers as cheers.
Buccaneers did extensive vetting of Winston off the field
The Pepin House at 1011 Riverhills Drive in Temple Terrace. JAY CONNER/STAFF
Purchase of Pepin estate is dream come true for Tampa couple
Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer throws to home plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in St. Petersburg, Fla., Sunday, April 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Rays extend winning streak to 5 with sweep of Jays
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Stamkos coming up small on biggest stage

Martin Fennelly TAMPA — Steven Stamkos’ life as a playoff ghost continues. His silence is deafening. The bell keeps ringing. He keeps not answering. Five games, no goals, a big zero on his game’s biggest stage. At this point, you’d like to think maybe the guy is injured or something. His disappearance has been that conspicuous.

Transportation at a crossroads
Editorial: A new pier for St. Pete that can be embraced by all
Editorial: Clear the air on bike stops in Tampa
Letters to the editor: Nothing to be afraid of
Letter of the Day: 2015: the year of ALF reform?