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Leto community won’t soon forget streak-snapping win
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Leto community won’t soon forget streak-snapping win

TAMPA — Victor Fernandez, the principal at A.P. Leto High, was taking a visitor to the school’s weight room and head football coach. He passed a homemade banner: Congratulations Leto Football Team! Hardly anyone had ever seen that at Le...
Updated: 1 hour ago
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Brave new world of college sports may not be utopia

I have long believed college athletes should receive more than the standard books, board and tuition allowed under NCAA rules. I also realize that is a position fraught with complication.
Updated: 10 hours ago
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Kriseman’s wage plan is not sustainable

When President Obama pushed another of his the-government-knows-better-than-you ideas to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office poured cold water over this bit of social engineering by pointing out that ...
Published: 10/23/14
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Goody Goody’s return is goody goody news for Tampa

I strongly believe no problem is so big that it can’t be solved over a well-prepared cheeseburger. I’m not talking about the kind of burger you get in a sack from the drive-up window. I’m talking about the kind they used to make ...
Published: 10/22/14
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Something worse than voter ID laws

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld Texas’ voter ID law the other day, even after a lower court judge ruled it disproportionately affected minority voters in the state.
Published: 10/22/14
Bucs should stick with Glennon at QB
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Bucs should stick with Glennon at QB

Is Mike Glennon the future? Maybe, maybe not, Martin Fennelly writes. But we'll never find out if Bucs coach Lovie Smith goes back to Josh McCown.
Published: 10/20/14
Updated: 10/21/14
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When facing threats, we are unfortunately on our own

The multiplying missteps by the Obama administration with regard to the Ebola “crisis” exposes a deep, dark secret our federal government keeps from you. That secret is this: Should the worst happen, you and your family are basically on...
Published: 10/20/14
Updated: 10/21/14
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The City of Lights seems to be dimming

“We’ll always have Paris” Bogey told Lauren Bacall. But he was talking about the Paris of pre-World War II when it must have been the place to be for writers, wanderers and anyone looking for a good time.
Published: 10/20/14
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Origin of all that #Fangate commotion: Cheatin’ Charlie Crist

Tom Jackson’s “The Right Stuff” blog updates throughout the week at TBO.com.
Published: 10/19/14
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Spare change a small price to help others

Parking meters first appeared in American cities in the 1930s when the number of automobiles began to grow faster than the spaces that could accommodate them, particularly in downtown areas. Today they generate millions of dollars for some cities, an...
Published: 10/19/14