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Friday, May 29, 2015

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It’s time to seize moment and gut out an all-time win
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It’s time to seize moment and gut out an all-time win

TAMPA — It would be one of the all-timers.
Updated: 7 hours ago
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Elia has moved on and everyone else can, too

I’m sure MaryEllen Elia’s supporters were thrilled to see her appointed education commissioner in New York state. They had already made up their minds that the Hillsborough County School Board was collectively insane for firing Elia as ...
Updated: 7 hours ago
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Unsolicited advice for the Class of 2015

For longer than I care to admit, when invitations have gone out recruiting speakers for area commencement exercises, your humble correspondent — despite never being at a loss for advice, an opinion or philosophical insight — has been pa...
Updated: 9 hours ago
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Balancing harassment with right to panhandle

Last Sunday, as I was leaving a store, I was approached by a woman who needed a ride, and more.
Published: 05/28/15
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Legislature will best serve Floridians by addressing these issues in special session

I’m willing to bet the majority of Floridians are not anxiously awaiting the upcoming 20-day special session of the Florida Legislature. In fact, I’m pretty sure the vast majority of the state’s residents don’t even know i...
Published: 05/28/15
Imposing force awaits as Bolts-Rangers series lives on
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Imposing force awaits as Bolts-Rangers series lives on

TAMPA — They keep finding ways to put their backs against the wall. The wall never seems that far away, does it? It’s a constant companion. The Lightning are infuriating that way. We can’t figure them out....
Published: 05/27/15
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McElroy helped change how Tampa police get the word out

For the past decade, Laura McElroy’s job at the Tampa Police Department was to be the bridge to the public. As TPD’s public information officer, she was professional and concise and helped dissect complex situations in an understandable...
Published: 05/27/15
Stamkos sets tone, lives in moment
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Stamkos sets tone, lives in moment

TAMPA — In 2011, a 21-year-old Steven Stamkos began his first turn at the Stanley Cup playoffs flat on his back — leveled by a crunching check by Pittsburgh’s Brooks Orpik in Stamkos’ very first playoff shift. Along the wa...
Published: 05/26/15
Bolts help make Tampa a better place to live
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Bolts help make Tampa a better place to live

As they have faithfully done all season, the thousands of fans who go into creating a sea of blue will come together one more time Tuesday to rally their beloved Tampa Bay Lightning hockey team right into the ultimate series for the Stanley Cup.
Published: 05/25/15
When needed most, Bolts’ Bishop trumps King
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When needed most, Bolts’ Bishop trumps King

NEW YORK — He’d let in 10 goals in two games and all the people who aren’t Ben Bishop, which is pretty much all of us, or don’t know Ben Bishop, assumed the sky was falling on the Lightning goaltender. He’d cracked....
Published: 05/25/15