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Hall of fame helps Gators build legacy

Recent arrivals — let’s say anyone who’s shown up since Don Buck broke ground at Meadow Pointe — might have trouble believing Land O’ Lakes was once not much more than a wide place along State Road 54 on the drive ...
Published: 09/22/14
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Cable shows milking NFL violence scandal for ratings

Recently, on the MSNBC show “Morning Joe,” co-host Mika Brzezinski decided the NFL “doesn’t give a damn about abuse” toward women. This judgment came on the heels of a vicious attack by Ray Rice of the Baltimore...
Published: 09/22/14
Anyway, the other day I really needed a Lyft
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Anyway, the other day I really needed a Lyft Video

The other day, I met just about the nicest guy I’ve ever met in Tampa. Theodore. He’s a Lyft driver, and he took me to work one day when my car was with the mechanic.
Published: 09/21/14
Tide still a step ahead of Gators
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Tide still a step ahead of Gators

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The amazing thing is that early in the third quarter it was: 21-21. Mind you, Florida coach Will Muschamp and his Gators were lucky to be knotted with third-ranked Alabama, especially after waving at two long touchdown passe...
Published: 09/20/14
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‘Heckler’s veto’ affirmed; in search of credibility

The idea that school administrators do and should have broad authority to set peacekeeping rules strikes The Right Stuff as self-evident. In this, it finds itself generally in agreement with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. But, as the saying m...
Published: 09/20/14
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It might be old, but it’s not worthless

On Friday, Apple debuted a new iPhone. In the days and weeks leading up to it, people camped out and stood in lines at electronics stores to purchase it. I’m betting that the model most of those campers currently own is less than a year old.
Published: 09/20/14
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Blaming Crist for economy is a stretch

You have seen those ads on TV, and Rick Scott is absolutely correct when he says Florida’s economy disintegrated while Charlie Crist was governor. No one is saying it didn’t.
Published: 09/20/14
FSU finally gets it right with Winston
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FSU finally gets it right with Winston

It took a while, first taking the form of a half measure.
Published: 09/20/14
It’s clear that the Bucs just weren’t ready
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It’s clear that the Bucs just weren’t ready

ATLANTA — They weren’t ready.
Published: 09/19/14
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Pasco plots put sheriff in spotlight

Never more than a “last call” announcement removed from reaffirming its reputation as Jerry Springer’s green room, Pasco County has in recent weeks presented a cavalcade of sinister human curiosities worthy of a greatest hits rev...
Published: 09/19/14