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Thursday, Feb 26, 2015

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Vets’ agency snubs three Fla. Confederate soldiers

Vets’ agency snubs three Fla. Confederate soldiers

TAMPA — Three Florida soldiers who rose through the ranks in the heat of combat and who entered public service after their military careers were over are being snubbed by the state veterans organization, which is trying to keep their names out...
Published: 02/22/15
Scene and Heard

Scene and Heard

Lowry Park Zoo Wild at Heart
Published: 02/22/15

Patent records reveal details of ancestors’ inventions

What do a life-preserving garment, a connector for bicycles/velocipedes and a bathing suit have in common?
Published: 02/22/15
‘Plant what you love, but be mindful of what works’

‘Plant what you love, but be mindful of what works’

MARGARET WITTJE/ BEACH PARK — TAMPA
Published: 02/22/15

The good, bad and ugly of armadillos

Q: I need help immediately. Armadillos are destroying my lawn. They are digging burrows and holes everywhere. I tried repellents and nothing works. Can you help me?
Published: 02/22/15

Be careful with calcium-fortified foods

Q: I know I need calcium because I really don’t like milk or cheese. But I don’t like taking pills, either, especially the big calcium tablets. So, can I just drink more orange juice with calcium added? Or eat the fortified cereal bars...
Published: 02/22/15
Faithful mark solemn Ash Wednesday

Faithful mark solemn Ash Wednesday

In downtown Tampa and across the world, Christians marked the start of the Lenten season Wednesday — for some, with the application of ashes to the forehead as a symbol of humility and the passage of life.
Published: 02/18/15
Then & Now: Fortune Street, 1967 and 2015

Then & Now: Fortune Street, 1967 and 2015

The fortunes of Fortune Street in downtown Tampa were on the skids in 1967, when the “then” photo was taken. Lined with bars, hotel “dives,” a mission, barber shop and tattoo parlor, Tampa’s “skid row”...
Published: 02/15/15
Scene & Heard

Scene & Heard

Opera Tampa Gala
Published: 02/15/15

Colorful kin and their stories are waiting in court records

Rachel Dillon’s youth, beauty and strength had waned by 1878. That’s the point at which her husband turned on her and tried to use her alleged status as a person of African descent as a basis for no longer supporting her. What he real...
Published: 02/15/15