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The natural beauty of Cockroach Bay in Hillsborough County is a serene setting to enjoy nature, until swarms of mosquitoes attack and pursue anyone who dares to venture into their territory.
“Marquez Dunbar — career criminal.”
It’s not likely Jeb Bush made too many points this week with his “a little love” defense of illegal immigration. Not that it is going to make much difference if he officially decides he wants to beco...
Like other miracles I’ve witnessed, the Judeo Christian Health Clinic was not a flash-of-light thing. It didn’t happen overnight and it didn’t...
“Increasing magnitudes of warming increase the likelihood of severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts.”
“Oh somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright; The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light. And somewhere men are laughing and somewhere the game gives pleasure; But nowhere is the...
Bob Buckhorn could have passed himself off as an evangelist for Tampa, giving a charged-up message that any of those TV preachers would envy, columnist Steve Otto says.
At first I felt kind of bad for now former University of South Florida basketball coach Stan Heath when he got canned last week. He seems like a good guy and a decent coach. I even discovered he knows something about chi...
Oh yeah! We can’t call our cheese Parmesan? Well, if anyone in Europe wants an incredible sandwich with pork, ham, salami, pickle they can just call it a Tampa sandwich, writes columnist Steve Otto.
It's always fascinating watching the spin following something as overblown as this week's District 13 special election in Pinellas County.
Simple choices. Life is literally like that. Get into the line going left and you go to the gas chamber. Get in the one going right and you have a chance — not much — but a chance.
From a distance, they look like the walking dead. You see them everywhere, in cars and restaurants; at ball games and in the workplace. Their heads are tilted slightly and they move with zombie-like steps. They are the b...
So, according to reports that have reached this desk, Vladimir Putin just put in a call to President Obama last night and the details were released to selected press people. Here is the message transcribed in English:
What began as a series of giggles in the other room gradually turned to snorts and a loud “Oh sure” and “Give me a break!”and then more giggles. I went back to the family room, where I found t...
Betty Castor of Tampa, a speaker for Women’s History Month, was a leader winning opportunities for women and has been USF president and state education secretary, Steve Otto writes.
There was something familiar — something very stirring — in the videos of people making a stand in the Kiev square.
Monday, the last week in February. Pretty dreary isn't it? At least you are here and not up North. Even the Olympics are gone and you won't have to watch curling or figure skating again for another four years.
Every profession has its own set of challenges, obstacles to climb.