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Been there before: Fotopoulos knows how World Cup win feels
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Been there before: Fotopoulos knows how World Cup win feels

Today, you don’t need to be a soccer fan, much less a women’s soccer fan. You don’t even need to be a sports fan.
Published: 07/05/15
COLUMN

St. Pete recycling will take time to perfect

Question: Why did the chicken with an empty beer bottle cross the road?
Published: 07/04/15
COLUMN

A microcosm of our times right there on front page

The front page of Thursday’s Metro section in your Tampa Tribune was a microcosm of how critical issues facing our community are intertwined.
Published: 07/04/15
COLUMN

American spirit must be preserved

I’ve got a Yankee Doodle Sweetheart, and even though I was born 20 days too late — on the 24th of July — I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy, do or die ... like the rest of us.
Published: 07/03/15
Updated: 07/04/15
Driven to succeed, St. Louis leaves his mark with Lightning
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Driven to succeed, St. Louis leaves his mark with Lightning

TAMPA — He was listed at 5 feet, 8 inches, but we knew he wasn’t that tall. When he left, the way he left, he looked even smaller. But I always come back to what he did here. That’s what towered over more than a few hockey nights...
Published: 07/03/15
Happy birthday to Dr. Pat, and a salute to his amazing life
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Happy birthday to Dr. Pat, and a salute to his amazing life

I know one thing for sure. This column will be incomplete. The life of Gerald “Pat” Patterson can’t be fully captured in the space I have. Saturday is his 90th birthday — born on the Fourth of July, of course. Without tryi...
Published: 07/03/15
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It’s time to care enough to call

Last Saturday, Sharon Darns Watkins became Tampa’s 21st homicide victim of the year. Her crime: being inside her home, in her bedroom, when bullets pierced a window and tore through her body. Police don’t believe she was the intended ta...
Published: 07/02/15
COLUMN

What happened to the $1.8 billion surplus in Florida?

Now that some time has passed since the Florida Legislature produced a budget and the governor cut $461 million from it, we’re starting to see the results.
Published: 07/02/15
COLUMN

Sometimes juries get it wrong in death penalty cases, and then what?

There is no sanitized way for the state to kill a human being.
Published: 07/01/15
Nothing less than title will do for U.S. women’s soccer
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Nothing less than title will do for U.S. women’s soccer

Here we are again, at another major moment for the U.S. women’s national soccer team.
Published: 06/30/15