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Rays’ Souza came long way to make The Catch
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Rays’ Souza came long way to make The Catch

PORT CHARLOTTE — It was last September, the final day of baseball’s regular season. Washington Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmermann was about to lose a no-hitter — with two outs in the ninth inning. There was a fly ball to deep le...
Published: 03/01/15
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Sports stadiums about fun

Before he became the ringmaster of hysteria on his syndicated talk show, Jerry Springer was a city councilman and mayor in Cincinnati. He stood out on the council in the early 1970s when he became the only member to vote against public funding for a ...
Published: 03/01/15
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Jackson: Judicial Watch: Emails prove Hillary concocted Benghazi video trigger

Tom Jackson’s “The Right Stuff” blog updates throughout the week at TBO.com.
Published: 02/28/15
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Overrated delights of surprise (Surprise!)

I concluded some time ago that the value of most surprises is vastly overrated. Let me be clear: I am speaking here of surprises that are crafted to inspire and delight, not those designed by the good guys to bushwhack criminals or enemy war-makers.
Published: 02/28/15
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City elections important, but so few people seem to care

There is an election Tuesday in Tampa to choose a mayor and city council members, but it appears to be a well-kept secret. There are 211,158 registered voters in the city, but by late last week only 14,271 mail ballots had been returned to the superv...
Published: 02/28/15
Rays ready to put their rotation up against anybody
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Rays ready to put their rotation up against anybody

As the Rays full-squad workouts today, it's still all about the pitching. The arms have been a source of pride, keeping hope alive for several seasons, writes columnist Martin Fennelly. But can they keep the business model working?
Published: 02/28/15
For one American hero, a time to dance
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For one American hero, a time to dance

LARGO — So there was Ed Droste, smooth as silk, moving his Phyllis around the dance floor to the sounds of Don Juceam’s big band at the Royal Palm last Saturday night, celebrating his 90th birthday.
Published: 02/28/15
A-Rod, Yankees stuck in no-win situation
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A-Rod, Yankees stuck in no-win situation

Believe it or not, I got him. I got Rodriguez. Thursday morning, New York Yankees clubhouse, Tampa’s Steinbrenner Field.
Published: 02/27/15
Henderson: This shows what happens when a community comes together
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Henderson: This shows what happens when a community comes together

Adrian White is one of those people willing to help anyone at any time. All you have to do is ask, and he will be there.
Published: 02/27/15
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Just wait till waves pound caucus’ sands

Ordinarily, the fact of a caucus forming in Congress would scarcely be worth a headline, let alone a bunch of words wondering about the implications of the alliance. But the nascent Coastal Communities Caucus, founded by Dunedin Republican David Joll...
Published: 02/27/15