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Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015

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Gyrocopter pilot’s silly stunt was dangerous, not patriotic
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Gyrocopter pilot’s silly stunt was dangerous, not patriotic

The story of the Ruskin man who flew onto the Capitol lawn Tuesday in a small gyrocopter was already bizarre.
Published: 04/16/15
Updated: 04/17/15
To Lightning’s lucky charm, anthem more than just a song
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To Lightning’s lucky charm, anthem more than just a song

TAMPA — She digs jazz and gospel, adores “The Sound of Music” and likes “Uptown Funk.” But one song alone remains her chart-topper. She sings it while she’s driving, or at home, or at MacDill Air Force Base ....
Published: 04/16/15
Bolts out to show who they are in playoffs
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Bolts out to show who they are in playoffs

Last year the Lightning were shown an early exit after they were outplayed, outcoached and outgoaltended during a playoff sweep against Montreal. Which team shows up this year remains to be seen, but Martin Fennelly writes they could take a giant leap, beginning tonight.
Published: 04/16/15
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Atlanta scandal offers educators, lawmakers lessons

For years, Atlanta public school students were victims of abuse at the hands of educators. They weren’t crimes of a sexual nature like many that have occurred around here, but even so the transgressions were shocking and offensive.
Published: 04/16/15
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Living in the past: Voter registration from the last century

Do politicians who talk about governing for the 21st century mean it?
Published: 04/15/15
Florida, Florida ... yep, the presidential spotlight is coming our way
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Florida, Florida ... yep, the presidential spotlight is coming our way

For the past six years, Republicans have been pleading for, um, what are the words ... hope and change.
Published: 04/15/15
Bolts’ Bishop, injured last postseason, gets better vantage point
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Bolts’ Bishop, injured last postseason, gets better vantage point

TAMPA — This time last year, as the Lightning were swept from the Stanley Cup playoffs, an injured Ben Bishop could only look on. He tried assorted vantage points for games, whether he was in Tampa or Montreal.
Published: 04/15/15
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Vacation cruise out of Tampa turned into murder mystery

Returning to the pier after cleaning out a few souvenir shops in old San Juan, there was a knot of cameras and police at the security entrance to our ship, the MS Ryndam.
Published: 04/13/15
The first (and last) Fennelly No. 1 QB rankings: Where will Jameis rank?
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The first (and last) Fennelly No. 1 QB rankings: Where will Jameis rank?

What will it be, Jameis Elway or JaMarcus Winston?
Published: 04/12/15
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Human trafficking is still hitting close to home

In 2013, local PBS station WEDU broadcast a documentary titled “Too Close to Home” about human trafficking in the Tampa Bay area. It showed that behind our beautiful beaches and tourist attractions that draw people from all over the wor...
Published: 04/12/15