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Sunday, Feb 01, 2015

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Scott’s stumbling start casts shadow over his next four years

Two weeks into his second term, Rick Scott is facing denunciations, allegations and demands for investigations. And that’s from his friends.
Published: 01/23/15
COLUMN

Eggs of turtles, eagles still outrank life in womb

To begin with, a reiteration: Just this moment there are more protections in the federal code for the eggs of sea turtles and bald eagles than there are for unborn humans. How that made sense, ever, is beyond reason — and that’s not bec...
Published: 01/23/15
Cheating part of Belichick legacy as much as Super Bowl rings
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Cheating part of Belichick legacy as much as Super Bowl rings

Take a seat, Beli-cheat.
Published: 01/22/15
COLUMN

Nonviolence must prevail in community

In his book “Rock This!” comedian Chris Rock joked about the behaviors that are present on many of the streets named after Martin Luther King Jr.:
Published: 01/22/15
COLUMN

Governor’s duplicity in FDLE chief’s ouster warrants investigation

If all had gone as planned, the ouster of Gerald Bailey from his post as commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement would have been a quiet one. It would have looked like a typical resignation. After all, Gov. Rick Scott had just been ...
Published: 01/21/15
Paterno case about wins, but there are no winners
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Paterno case about wins, but there are no winners

TAMPA — The late Joe Paterno is again the winningest coach in college football history.
Published: 01/21/15
Elia decision shows big divide county must address
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Elia decision shows big divide county must address

Many people will mock the 4-3 decision Tuesday night by the Hillsborough County School Board to terminate the contract of Superintendent MaryEllen Elia....
Published: 01/21/15
School board should let Elia do tough job
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School board should let Elia do tough job

At 3 p.m. today, the seven members of the School Board Inquisition are scheduled to meet to decide the fate of Hillsborough County School Superintendent MaryEllen Elia....
Published: 01/19/15
Updated: 01/20/15
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‘American Sniper’ hits home for Tampa veteran, wife

For Patrick Morrison and Lynn Kilroy, the movie “American Sniper” wasn’t escapist entertainment, it was a pretty good depiction of a life they know well.
Published: 01/18/15
Updated: 01/19/15
COLUMN

Is the state of our union really that bad?

Although most Republicans have honest, deep disagreements on policy and style with the president, they keep it professional out of respect to the office he holds. But not the representatives of Wingnut Nation. They hate him with a passion that is alm...
Published: 01/18/15
Updated: 01/19/15