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Friday, Jul 03, 2015

Steve Otto

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Otto, Steve

Confederate flag debate hides our real problems

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About the time I read they wanted to start moving Confederate bodies, along with monuments and statues, I figured it might be time for everyone to pause for a little while and consider what we are doing, which is hiding ...

After 40 years, Tampa man hears sound of love

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Coming down the corridor of the medical tower and leading his own entourage headed by daughter Olivia and wife Katie, Davelis (D.C.) Goutoufas looked like a prize fighter headed for the ring. The difference: D.C., grinni...

Otto: Residents feeling paved over in the Heights

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One of the stranger quotes of the war in Vietnam came from Associated Press reporter Peter Arnett, who had an Army major tell him that “it became necessary to destroy the town to save it.”

We could use a new Martin Luther

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Today and tomorrow, tens of millions of Americans will gather in synagogues and churches, maybe looking for a little more comfort than usual.

Tampa just lost 2 of its treasures in wrestler, photographer

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Only if you knew them — and it would help if you grew up in Tampa — would you say there were similarities between Dusty Rhodes and Bud Lee.

Frustration builds in Tampa’s waiting room

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Last week’s column on the ills of health care in America generated a predictably strong response. I can’t think of any other issue that affects so many of us and yet has been so mishandled by the politician...

For the first time, the sounds of Tampa will fill his ears

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Davelis “D.C.’’ Goutoufas is 48 years old and deaf. He lost his hearing after a fluid buildup in his ears when he was 4 and has no recollection of sound.

Bolts help make Tampa a better place to live

- There will be more than one winner Tuesday, as the Lightning send the Rangers packing, writes columnist Steve Otto. We will also join the Lightning in celebrating that we are a good place to live and have the leadership to ...

Remember who’s in the back seat

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You wouldn’t think ... but then maybe that’s the point; sometimes we don’t think. That’s usually when bad things happen.

Looking back fondly on our 12-pound life marker

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Actually, he was a few ounces shy of 12 pounds, but his arrival 35 years ago tomorrow was still more than impressive.

Better train, road travel will take leadership

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There must be something in the American gene pool, some imperfection that permeates our thinking and demands that we don’t do anything until it’s too late.

My military mom can’t be conquered

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It hasn’t been a particularly good couple of weeks for my soon-to-be 94-year-old mother.