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Saturday, Feb 28, 2015

Steve Otto Columns

For one American hero, a time to dance
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For one American hero, a time to dance

LARGO — So there was Ed Droste, smooth as silk, moving his Phyllis around the dance floor to the sounds of Don Juceam’s big band at the Royal Palm last Saturday night, celebrating his 90th birthday.
Updated: 8 hours ago
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When trauma is your job, stress is a daily companion

It seems, in our ever-shrinking world, that we are surrounded by trauma.
Published: 02/23/15
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Pollution solution sounds a little crazy

You might call it a “half-baked” solution; a plan to save the planet before it’s completely baked.
Published: 02/16/15
Phil McNiff, former FBI agent and Yankees VP dies
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Phil McNiff, former FBI agent and Yankees VP dies

This is one of those stories you don’t want to write. Sometimes you get too close.
Published: 02/15/15
Updated: 02/16/15
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Men and their last-minute Valentine scramble

Listen, it’s OK. I’ve been down this road. I know what to do.
Published: 02/14/15
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All was right in our world on that beautiful day

Thank you Tony and Katie. It was a good day.
Published: 02/09/15
Updated: 02/10/15
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School board does nothing pretty well

For a moment I thought it was a rerun of the Super Bowl halftime show, with its dancing sharks and wretched excess.
Published: 02/05/15
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Peg Leg Pirates make a difference

Pirates aren’t what they used to be.
Published: 01/31/15
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Elia’s demise shows us why voting matters

The night before she was canned by four members of the Hillsborough County School Board, Superintendent MaryEllen Elia showed up for an awards ceremony at the Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City.
Updated: 1 months ago
School board should let Elia do tough job
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School board should let Elia do tough job

At 3 p.m. today, the seven members of the School Board Inquisition are scheduled to meet to decide the fate of Hillsborough County School Superintendent MaryEllen Elia....
Updated: 1 months ago