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Friday, Oct 31, 2014

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The City of Lights seems to be dimming

“We’ll always have Paris” Bogey told Lauren Bacall. But he was talking about the Paris of pre-World War II when it must have been the place to be for writers, wanderers and anyone looking for a good time.
Published: 10/20/14
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Origin of all that #Fangate commotion: Cheatin’ Charlie Crist

Tom Jackson’s “The Right Stuff” blog updates throughout the week at TBO.com.
Published: 10/19/14
COLUMN

Spare change a small price to help others

Parking meters first appeared in American cities in the 1930s when the number of automobiles began to grow faster than the spaces that could accommodate them, particularly in downtown areas. Today they generate millions of dollars for some cities, an...
Published: 10/19/14
Pasco GOP: What’s up with Fasano?
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Pasco GOP: What’s up with Fasano?

Rodgers and Hammerstein created the tune and the cadence. The Pasco Tax Collector’s ancestors supplied just the right number of syllables and religious tradition. And so, as they gaze upon a nail-biting and neatly divided campaign landscape on...
Published: 10/19/14
Troubles, victories adding up for Winston, Noles
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Troubles, victories adding up for Winston, Noles

It should be no surprise that Jameis Winston will quarterback in tonight’s big game between defending national champion and No. 2 Florida State and No. 5 Notre Dame.
Published: 10/18/14
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Blame falls on Charlie Crist for Fangate

For the sake of a better Florida, this newspaper rightfully endorsed Rick Scott for governor and articulated a number of reasons why it believed the sitting governor to be the better candidate. The paper even took the high road in its endorsement of ...
Published: 10/18/14
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Once again, Florida politics raises ridiculous to an art form

We have serious issues in Florida.
Published: 10/17/14
Bondi rallies faithful for four more years; what gorilla?
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Bondi rallies faithful for four more years; what gorilla?

HUDSON — Running for re-election as though she’s “20 points down” and her opponent is the indomitable Jeb Bush, Pam Bondi rallied about 100 of her most rabid supporters over chopped pork, killer hush puppies and sweet tea ...
Published: 10/17/14
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Amendment 3 is confusing, divisive and unnecessary

Absentee ballots are in the mail, early voting is about to start and Election Day is less than three weeks away. A frequent complaint that I hear, in addition to the relentless onslaught of TV ads, is that voters don’t know enough about the co...
Published: 10/17/14
Bolts’ Hedman reaching a new level
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Bolts’ Hedman reaching a new level

TAMPA — And he’s only 23.
Published: 10/16/14