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Friday, Aug 01, 2014

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Tampa’s oldest cigar family in fight with FDA for survival

You know how Tampa came to be known as the “Cigar City,” right?
Updated: 1 months ago
Crist's Cuba fumble is latest change of direction

Crist's Cuba fumble is latest change of direction

Charlie Crist said recently he was considering a fact-finding trip this summer to Havana, but Monday he said his plans have changed. I know you'll find the notion of Charlie changing his mind is hard to believe, but that's what happened. ...
Updated: 1 months ago

Henderson: Bass Pro “tourist destination” hype was just hot air

Part of the appeal of Bass Pro Shops used to be the snob factor. There weren’t many of them, so communities wanted what they didn’t have. That’s why your Hillsborough County leaders were willing to offer the multibillion-dollar c...
Updated: 1 months ago

Nan Rich figures if Cantor lost, Crist can too

It may surprise you to know that Charlie Crist is not the Democratic nominee for governor in our state. Nearly everyone assumes he will be, but he first has to win the primary election Aug. 26 against former state Sen. Nan Rich and, well, voters don&...
Updated: 1 months ago

Maybe those predictions about U.S. soccer were right

There are plenty of stories these days about the excitement in our town over the World Cup. If you frequent establishments that sell beer and have televisions, you probably already know that.
Updated: 1 months ago
Equality means equal rights for everyone

Equality means equal rights for everyone

After living together as a couple for 40 years, Edith Windsor and Thea Spyer were married in 2007 in Canada. Two years later, Spyer died and left her considerable estate to Windsor. When Windsor tried to claim the estate tax exemption for surviving s...
Updated: 1 months ago
Brennen helped turn ‘wasteland’ into thriving arts community

Brennen helped turn ‘wasteland’ into thriving arts community

I spent most of a 45-minute interview the other day with Anna Brennen furiously scribbling notes as she told the tale of her life. I didn’t really get to say much beyond, “Hi Anna, so tell me about ...”
Updated: 1 months ago
Morgan's pot-shot at Wasserman Schultz off target

Morgan's pot-shot at Wasserman Schultz off target

Conspiracy theorists and amateur pundits thought they had it all figured out. Florida's proposed amendment to legalize medical marijuana was going to drive enough young voters to the polls in November to deliver the governor's mansion to Charlie Cris...
Updated: 1 months ago

Love letter to my better half of 33 years

I remember standing at the front of the church as everyone rose and turned to watch the bride — my bride — make her entrance. She was the only one looking at me.
Updated: 1 months ago

Last-minute theatrics common in the Legislature

The Brandon Chamber of Commerce hosted a luncheon this week where representatives of the Florida Legislature gave their views on the just-completed session.
Updated: 1 months ago