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Sunday, Jan 25, 2015

Steve Otto

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Otto, Steve

Elia’s demise shows us why voting matters


The night before she was canned by four members of the Hillsborough County School Board, Superintendent MaryEllen Elia showed up for an awards ceremony at the Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City.

School board should let Elia do tough job

- Any time you answer to parents and oversee thousands of teachers and employees and hundreds of thousands of children, Steve Otto writes, you are going to be at the top of the blame-game line. So it is for MaryEllen Elia, wh...

Will we always have Paris?


“We will always have Paris,” Humphrey Bogart whispered in those closing scenes of “Casablanca.”

A wonderful roar returns to Tampa’s skies


There was a time when that ground-shaking, dish-rattling roar over South Tampa was so common nobody paid much attention.

Leadership, ethics skills worth honing


It was bad enough choking down some warmed over New Year’s black-eyed peas and rice while watching a Florida State football team getting disassembled by a West Coast team dressed in leprechaun green.

Rock of Ages a keepsake from an interesting year


Funny, the things we keep for whatever reason.

New Year’s: Another day when time stands still


New Year’s Day!

Sorting through remnants of our Christmas present


Made it.

Vinik’s plan a sugar plum of an idea


So here we are, snug in our beds, while visions of Vinik dance in our heads.

The courage to seek the truth


The last time I saw Marty Baron he was one of our interns here at Mother Trib, and to be honest I can’t quite picture him.

Ho, ho, ho from our jam-packed attic


The idea last spring was to spread out some plywood in the attic to create more space for the ever-increasing collection of “stuff” that was jamming closets, drawers and space beneath beds. We already had stu...

A Social Security time warp


The woman on the phone insisted she could not correct the same mistake they had made a few months earlier, and that I had to come down to the Social Security office to straighten things out.