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Friday, Aug 22, 2014
Clearwater Aquarium unveils streamlined plans
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.
The price tag for final plans for the Clearwater Aquarium is down to $68 million for an attraction that will bring visitors behind the scenes of "Dolphin Tale."
Drew Smyly starts against the Blue Jays tonight.
Smyly to make first career start against the Blue Jays tonight
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
Live: Prep football scoreboard


If trust fails, cops’ gear 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.

Editorial: Opening the windows at the VA
Editorial: Kurds have earned our support
Editorial: Don’t leave pot growers to chance
Where are today’s protest songs?
Letters to the editor: Live and die by sword