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Friday, Aug 01, 2014

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Nice move on health care for veterans, but what took so long?

Drop the balloons and release the confetti shower. We have a deal that could help veterans get better medical treatment.
Published: 07/29/14
For Derrick Brooks, philanthropy as important as football

For Derrick Brooks, philanthropy as important as football

TAMPA — Natasha Spencer met him when she was 12. She dreamed of being a doctor, but didn't know how she'd get there, or even escape her crime-ridden Tampa neighborhood.
Published: 07/28/14
Updated: 07/29/14

Cuts to space program leave U.S. adrift

On July 20, a minuscule percentage of our population paused to celebrate or ponder the most glorious technological achievement in the history of humankind. That being the Apollo 11 moon landing and Neil Armstrong’s historic first step onto its...
Published: 07/28/14
Rays, Big Babi go at each other one more time

Rays, Big Babi go at each other one more time

You'd never know Tampa Bay is in fourth place and Boston is in last when David Ortiz is at the plate and a Ray is pitching, writes columnist Martin Fennelly.
Published: 07/28/14

Channelside plans a mystery for now, but let’s dream a bit, shall we?

Take a stroll along the shops on Channelside Drive, as I did one scorching, humid afternoon last week, and you might be tempted to think only a bulldozer can cure what ails that place.
Published: 07/27/14
Their time to chase greatness

Their time to chase greatness

TAMPA — The chase is on.
Published: 07/27/14

Jolly cedes on marriage rights

U.S. Rep. David Jolly, who represents most of Pinellas County, made national news last week when he told the Washington Post that it’s “fully appropriate” for states to recognize same-sex marriage. He was responding to a question...
Published: 07/27/14

Obamacare suffers flesh wound, little else

Tom Jackson’s “The Right Stuff” blog updates throughout the week at TBO.com.
Published: 07/27/14
Lovie believes, but can McCown deliver?

Lovie believes, but can McCown deliver?

Late Friday afternoon, for the first time in 10 years, since he was with the Arizona Cardinals, four whole NFL teams ago, Josh McCown stepped onto a field for training camp as an undisputed starter, The Man at last.
Published: 07/26/14

Border crisis arrives; will commissioners flinch?

As irritating as the mess on America’s southern border has been, it was easy enough here in Florida to be regarded in the abstract. The surge of illegal immigrants from Central America, most of them unaccompanied minors, was Texas’ prob...
Published: 07/27/14