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Tuesday, Sep 02, 2014
Hillsborough school security now elementary
Quentinlee Morgan, one of Hillsborough County’s 20 new community school officers, chats with students and employees at Ballast Point Elementary in Tampa on Thursday. Morgan, 26, is a war veteran, and he carries a gun. But “we’re not looking for the next mass shooting. We’re not trying to take kids to jail. We’re child advocates.”
The 411 students adjusting to all the chaos of a new school year at Ballast Point Elementary have something new to wrap their heads around this year.
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.
Growing USF campus infuses vitality in downtown St. Petersburg
Shawn Santos, accompanied by her husband Jayson and their 6-year-old daughter Brooklyn, recently visited Washington, D.C. to advocate for federal help for research of spinal muscular atrophy. Brooklyn was diagnosed with the disease when she was a baby. The Santos are flanked by U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross and his legislative aide, Melissa Gierach. SHAWN SANTOS
Plant City mom on mission to eradicate rare muscular disease
Tampa Bay Rays' Sean Rodriguez, center, gets high fives from Evan Longoria, right, and James Loney, left, after scoring on a Matt Joyce walk-off  hit. The Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 4-3. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Joyce’s walk-off single gives Rays the win


Altman: 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.

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