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Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015

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There’s no rush to answer Bucs’ draft debate
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There’s no rush to answer Bucs’ draft debate

TAMPA — Jameis or Marcus?
Published: 01/17/15
Updated: 01/18/15
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MLK’s children tarnishing his legacy

For about the last five years I’ve been a volunteer with the American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program, which transports patients to and from treatments. Along the way I’ve met people from many backgrounds.
Published: 01/18/15
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Asking voters to approve a tax increase is a dubious venture

Supporters of the Greenlight Pinellas referendum last November did a lot of things right trying to persuade voters to pay higher taxes for mass transit needs, including (cover your ears, folks) r-a-i-l.
Published: 01/18/15
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Sanders’ Keystone amendment heats up progressive wackiness

Tom Jackson’s “The Right Stuff” blog updates throughout the week at TBO.com.
Published: 01/18/15
Bolts’ Bishop trying to live up to own high standard
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Bolts’ Bishop trying to live up to own high standard

TAMPA — It’s not as if Ben Bishop has been bad in goal for the Lightning this season. Bad? His team has 28 wins and Bishop has been in on 22 of those. Thursday night against Edmonton, Bishop stood tall as the Lightning won 3-2. He shut ...
Published: 01/17/15
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Let’s give charter chatter a chance

In a pivotal moment during the early goings of the musical “1776,” Stephen Hopkins, the delegate from Rhode Island, returns from the privy to find the Continental Congress deadlocked over whether to debate declaring independence from En...
Published: 01/18/15
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Elia bears some responsibility for the problems, too

Hillsborough County School Superintendent MaryEllen Elia is a remarkable woman. Even her critics concede that.
Published: 01/16/15
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Gas tax hike: Let’s abolish it instead

That didn’t take long. It’s not even two full weeks since Congress came under Republican control, and already the faucets are flowing with fresh cynicism. Here midterm voters thought they were electing a conservative majority dedicated ...
Published: 01/16/15
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Good fortune abounds for ‘luckiest guy’

The luckiest guy who ever walked the face of the Earth showed up at the Ybor City Rotary on Wednesday.
Published: 01/15/15
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Don’t bet on big changes to gambling

Back in November, I attended a combined high school class reunion in Chicago. (When you get to be our age, you have to combine classes to ensure a decent turnout.) Many of my classmates who had stayed in the city remarked that the past winter had bee...
Published: 01/15/15