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Sunday, Feb 01, 2015

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No shifting runaway soldier’s responsibility

Tom Jackson’s “The Right Stuff” blog updates throughout the week at TBO.com.
Updated: 12 hours ago
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Placing kids in need with adoptive parents is mission at New Life Village

Like anyone with a soul, Sister Claire LeBoeuf was horrified when she read how the biological father of 5-year-old Phoebe Jonchuck threw her off a bridge in Pinellas County to her death. To LeBoeuf, the case underscored the need to protect our most v...
Updated: 12 hours ago
Ernie Banks part of a dying breed
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Ernie Banks part of a dying breed

When baseball great Mickey Mantle died in 1995, comedian Billy Crystal, a lifelong fan of the New York Yankees, commented that his childhood officially had ended, even though he was in his 40s at the time.
Updated: 14 hours ago
Lightning rookie Paquette settles into new home
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Lightning rookie Paquette settles into new home

TAMPA — The hat trick Thursday night against Detroit, his first in the NHL, was a great thing. Tampa Bay Lightning rookie center Cedric Paquette, suddenly a scoring machine, will frame the puck that sent caps floating to the ice at Amalie Aren...
Updated: 18 hours ago
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Peg Leg Pirates make a difference

Pirates aren’t what they used to be.
Published: 01/31/15
COLUMN

Be careful what you call a ‘right’

Whenever people start describing commodities folks need as “rights,” the proper response — always — is revulsion. Rights are those things that descend from the creator, or natural law, that enable individuals to create joy...
Published: 02/01/15
With quarterbacks, winners somehow find a way
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With quarterbacks, winners somehow find a way

TAMPA — The Bucs are on the clock, even as we tick down to Super Sunday. They need a quarterback. They need to draft Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota. Will it be the pocket passer or the dual threat?
Published: 01/30/15
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Once again, Florida’s poor left wanting in health care debate

Florida is not among the 28 states that expanded Medicaid programs to cover their neediest citizens. Six more states are strongly considering expansion. Florida is not one of those, either.
Published: 01/30/15
It’s not bon voyage to Rays, but time to do something
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It’s not bon voyage to Rays, but time to do something

TAMPA — On the surface, maybe even a little under it, it’s been a bad week for a Rays future in Tampa Bay.
Published: 01/29/15
COLUMN

State should end election of judges

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court heard a case regarding a 2009 judicial election in Hillsborough County. Lanell Williams-Yulee, a local lawyer, ran unsuccessfully against an incumbent judge. During her campaign, she signed a fundraising letter, which...
Published: 01/29/15