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Poverty is the enemy in Ferguson, Missouri

Humorist P.J. O’Rourke once referred to those who exploit or make a living off the misery of the poor as “poverty pests.” As of this writing, Ferguson, Missouri, has been overwhelmed by poverty pests trying to capitalize on trage...
Published: 08/21/14
Bucs defense in a rush to pressure quarterback
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Bucs defense in a rush to pressure quarterback

TAMPA — Wednesday, Bucs defensive end Adrian Clayborn was asked about the defensive line’s pass rush last season.
Published: 08/21/14
It's strange to see David Price become a Rays' foe
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It's strange to see David Price become a Rays' foe

ST. PETERSBURG — The video tribute, now a Rays tradition, right up there with unloading star pitching for cheaper brands, came in the middle of the second inning Tuesday night. There he was, up on the big board at Tropicana Field, getting big o...
Published: 08/20/14
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Compassion must trump politics

The other day, while flipping through the 2,000 or so cable channels I receive, I came across “The Godfather, Part II,” which many critics consider better than its classic predecessor.
Published: 08/19/14
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Elia’s leadership style again called into question

When the Hillsborough County School Board voted 4-2 last week to extend Superintendent MaryEllen Elia’s contract by one year, let’s just say there were bigger stories that day in our city....
Published: 08/20/14
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This soldier’s heroism should not go unnoticed

How often do we pause to think about or express our gratitude for the dedication and sacrifice of those who serve in the Armed Forces? These young men and women are our first line of defense against evil and anarchy, and yet for many, their often her...
Published: 08/18/14
Updated: 08/19/14
Evans learns a rookie lesson, but possibilities seem endless
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Evans learns a rookie lesson, but possibilities seem endless

TAMPA — A blooper is no way to start your NFL career.
Published: 08/16/14
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Greenlight’s antique vision vs. driverless cars

Regarding transportation, the question for all of us — but especially for Pinellas County voters, who in November will decide about their near-term future — isn’t whether we’d like it to be easier to get from here to there...
Published: 08/16/14
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Schools now the frontline in the war on cheeseburgers

Four years ago, President Barack Obama escalated the war on bacon double cheeseburgers and French fries by signing the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.
Published: 08/17/14
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Redistricting snuffs election competition

The Florida Legislature finished its court-ordered task of fixing two congressional districts this past week that a judge ruled unconstitutional. Gov. Rick Scott approved it, but it’s still uncertain if Circuit Court Judge Terry Lewis will sig...
Published: 08/17/14