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Tuesday, Mar 03, 2015

Columnists

COLUMN

Relief may be coming from testing mania in Florida schools

It’s a busy month in Hillsborough County’s schools.
Published: 02/22/15
COLUMN

Bragging about Florida weather good way to anger relatives

You may have seen the TV commercial sponsored by the state agency Visit Florida. There’s no voice, just written words.
Published: 02/22/15
Gordon’s farewell tour takes back seat to winning
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Gordon’s farewell tour takes back seat to winning

Eventually, he’ll do the victory tour, and he’ll be fine with all of it, the fans, the tracks, getting the odd rocking chair or resort voucher. Until then, Martin Fennelly writes, Jeff Gordon will just race.
Published: 02/22/15
COLUMN

Others’ boots must stomp ISIS, says Bilirakis

WESLEY CHAPEL — At home this week for a recess Congress perhaps should not have taken, Gus Bilirakis has stayed busy catching up on the concerns of his constituents in Florida’s 12th Congressional District, which are many and varied....
Published: 02/22/15
COLUMN

Hillary’s tangled web; violence about nothing in particular

Tom Jackson’s “The Right Stuff” blog updates throughout the week at TBO.com.
Published: 02/21/15
Rays franchise feeds off proving everyone wrong
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Rays franchise feeds off proving everyone wrong

The Rays bandwagon can’t give away tickets. All the people who hopped on have hopped off. The predictions are dire. The team sees it as an opportunity, writes columnist Martin Fennelly.
Published: 02/21/15
COLUMN

It’s foolish to think Rays will stay in St. Pete

I understand why members of the St. Petersburg City Council aren’t willing to roll over and let the Tampa Bay Rays move to Tampa or anywhere else. I always expected they would put up a fight. It’s what good public servants do.
Published: 02/20/15
COLUMN

Defending against impatience

Regarding immigration reform, you don’t have to be “the last hardboiled egg at the picnic” — a Jeb Bush favorite — to regard as welcome news the latest in a series of judicial rebuffs of President Obama’s eff...
Published: 02/20/15
Dale Jr. ready to let good times roll in championship race
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Dale Jr. ready to let good times roll in championship race

DAYTONA BEACH — Driving this famous track, where his father died, isn’t that scary for defending Daytona 500 champion Dale Earnhardt Jr. It’s the job.
Published: 02/19/15
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It’s time for Florida lawmakers to let retailers sell tequila with tomatoes

Last week, like millions of Americans, I decided to buy a Powerball ticket. While I was shopping at my local Publix, there was one customer ahead of me at the lottery terminal when the machine went dead — probably a result of overheated demand...
Published: 02/19/15