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Friday, Aug 22, 2014
Songwriters have long been in tune with Tampa
Many musicians have managed to work the city into their lyrics as they describe its nice - and sometimes notorious - aspects.
Rick Joseph, escorted by law enforcement, arrives in Tampa on Wednesday after being extradited from New York to faces charges in a 2007 shooting death. HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
Suspect in teen’s 2007 slaying extradited from New York
On the day the deal closes, the buyer is expected to resell the high-end Jackson’s Bistro.
Blackstone buying Jackson’s, Westin
There are 11 municipal stadiums where FBS teams are tenants and alcohol is available to the general public. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
More colleges mixing beer, football at stadiums


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