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Yes, Rays’ stadium in Tampa really would make a big difference

You can argue that using public money to build a baseball stadium in downtown Tampa is financial folly. Even if, to quote the late Bucs owner Malcolm Glazer, the Rays were willing to pay “about half” the cost of a new yard, we'd still be ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
How long will Maddon stay with Rays?
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How long will Maddon stay with Rays?

ST. PETERSBURG — Baseball's postseason began Tuesday. No Rays. A “weird, awkward” season is how Rays manager Joe Maddon described it as he and Rays GM Andrew Friedman met media for a postmortem at Tropicana Field. ...
Updated: 5 hours ago
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Silver Meteor is still a fine ride along the East Coast

At least Amtrak kept those great names. They echo like legends out of the American past — The Adirondack, The Coastal Starlight, The Empire Builder, the City of New Orleans.
Updated: 15 hours ago
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Most of us trust the police regardless of what Obama says

When I read a recent Associated Press headline and the accompanying story, I realized I was living in an alternate universe. A universe where respect for police and the highly dangerous, selfless and thankless job we ask them to perform — be i...
Published: 09/30/14
Glennon proved he's the guy, Bucs fans
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Glennon proved he's the guy, Bucs fans

Mike Glennon, the QB who came in from the cold, warmed to the moment Sunday in a win over Pittsburgh. Martin Fennelly writes he deserves to be the starter.
Published: 09/28/14
Updated: 09/29/14
COLUMN

Wyllie can’t win, but he can influence the governor’s race

Adrian Wyllie said he doesn’t really want to be Florida’s next governor, but he is running for the office anyway as a budget-chopping, regulation-ending, free-market Libertarian. He said someone needs to save the state from the varlets ...
Published: 09/28/14
Updated: 09/29/14
People should put foot on the gas for Greenlight Pinellas
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People should put foot on the gas for Greenlight Pinellas

Pushing a boulder up the side of a mountain would have seemed like a good cardio workout for Sisyphus compared to the effort it takes to get voters to approve a tax increase these days. When that includes funding for something spelled r-a-i-l, well, ...
Published: 09/28/14
BRT is a smarter, cheaper alternative to Greenlight railroads
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BRT is a smarter, cheaper alternative to Greenlight railroads

Trains are great. No, really. In many ways, they are the best form of transportation going, especially if you are going from London to Paris or from the Key Bridge Marriott to the Federal Triangle or from the Atlanta airport to the Enterprise Rent-A-...
Published: 09/28/14
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Threat of attack in U.S. still very real

To Scott Mann, there is no doubt that the Sunni insurgent group Islamic State will attack the homeland.
Published: 09/28/14
Glennon has golden opportunity to take starting QB post
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Glennon has golden opportunity to take starting QB post

PITTSBURGH — Mike Glennon is back.
Published: 09/28/14