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Saturday, Dec 20, 2014

Joe Henderson Columns

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Rays strong stadium stance a blunder, but it’s fixable

I’d like to take this opportunity to inform some members of the St. Petersburg City Council of a basic truth: The Tampa Bay Rays are not going to keep playing baseball in your city indefinitely. They are going to leave town.
Updated: 30 mins ago
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Tampa bets Vinik can succeed where others failed

Many have tried to turn downtown Tampa’s Channel District into a shopping and entertainment urban wonderland.
Published: 12/18/14
Jeb Bush could unite tea party and liberals against him
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Jeb Bush could unite tea party and liberals against him

Jeb Bush’s campaign for the presidency all but officially began Tuesday with the announcement via Twitter that he will “actively explore the possibility of running.”
Published: 12/17/14
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Garner and Ferguson cases prove racial chasm still exists

The video is damning.
Published: 12/14/14
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Football’s future cloudy as parents have second thoughts

In his epic book “Instant Replay” about the 1967 championship season by the Green Bay Packers, guard Jerry Kramer wrote about how he often played with concussions.
Published: 12/14/14
Ode to an old football coach and a love of the game
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Ode to an old football coach and a love of the game

Football took Charlie McCullers from the strawberry fields of Plant City and Dover to some of the biggest stages of American sports. While that gave him a career, the spotlight usually fell on others.
Published: 12/12/14
St. Pete mayor shows true leadership in Rays’ stadium deal
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St. Pete mayor shows true leadership in Rays’ stadium deal

St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman understands what most of his other Pinellas County political colleagues never have. The whole Tampa Bay area, all of us, will eventually lose Major League Baseball if the Rays can't get out of that absurd lease chai...
Published: 12/09/14
Updated: 12/10/14
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All they’re trying to do at Sun City Center is help; why is it now so hard?

Sun City Center has long been known as a place where some of Florida’s smartest and most successful retirees land. These are people with skills and specialized knowledge, and they want to keep using all of that.
Published: 12/07/14
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New Medicaid expansion plan could give GOP room to claim victory

One of the most contentious issues for now, and maybe forever, in our state is the expansion of Medicaid to cover Florida’s neediest people.
Published: 12/05/14
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Body cams for Tampa police is the right move

We will never know for sure if Michael Brown, as many claim, had his arms raised in surrender when he was shot to death by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer. Nor will we know beyond a doubt if he was shot after attacking the officer and reaching f...
Published: 12/03/14