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Saturday, Aug 23, 2014
ALS Ice bucket challenge raising cash, other nonprofits awed
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.

The ice bucket challenge’s phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of...

The new layout is shown during a press conference unveiling the final design for the new Clearwater Aquarium at the Clearwater Aquarium in Clearwater. Provided by the Clearwater Aquarium.
Clearwater Aquarium unveils streamlined plans
Tampa Theatre is in need of a new popcorn popper for its popular concessions stand. TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO
Tampa Theatre seeks help to purchase new popcorn popper
Tampa Bay Rays’ Evan Longoria watches the flight of the ball after hitting a homer off Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marcus Stroman during the second inning of a baseball game Friday in Toronto.
Smyly goes distance for Rays to shut down Jays


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