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Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015

Steve Otto

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Otto, Steve

For one American hero, a time to dance


So there was Ed Droste, smooth as silk, moving his Phyllis around the dance floor to the sounds of Don Juceam’s big band at the Royal Palm last Saturday night, celebrat...

When trauma is your job, stress is a daily companion


It seems, in our ever-shrinking world, that we are surrounded by trauma.

Pollution solution sounds a little crazy


You might call it a “half-baked” solution; a plan to save the planet before it’s completely baked.

Phil McNiff, ex-FBI agent and Yankee VP, dies

- Phil McNiff, former area FBI director and right-hand-man to Yankee boss George Steinbrenner, died Sunday and columnist Steve Otto says he will be missed.

Men and their last-minute Valentine scramble


Listen, it’s OK. I’ve been down this road. I know what to do.

All was right in our world on that beautiful day


Thank you Tony and Katie. It was a good day.

School board does nothing pretty well


For a moment I thought it was a rerun of the Super Bowl halftime show, with its dancing sharks and wretched excess.

Peg Leg Pirates make a difference


Pirates aren’t what they used to be.

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.