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Sunday, Dec 21, 2014

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Ode to an old football coach and a love of the game
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Ode to an old football coach and a love of the game

Football took Charlie McCullers from the strawberry fields of Plant City and Dover to some of the biggest stages of American sports. While that gave him a career, the spotlight usually fell on others.
Published: 12/12/14
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Let’s show that all black lives matter

Since the decision last week not to indict a New York City police officer who put Eric Gardner in an apparent chokehold before he died, mass demonstrations have swept the nation. These protests followed those in Ferguson, Missouri, after the shooting...
Published: 12/11/14
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Paula Dockery: Early supporters get the plum positions

The start of a new legislative session is much like the start of the new school year. Like students anxiously waiting to see which classes they get, which teachers will control their fate and which friends are in each class, legislators, and those de...
Published: 12/11/14
St. Pete mayor shows true leadership in Rays’ stadium deal
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St. Pete mayor shows true leadership in Rays’ stadium deal

St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman understands what most of his other Pinellas County political colleagues never have. The whole Tampa Bay area, all of us, will eventually lose Major League Baseball if the Rays can't get out of that absurd lease chai...
Published: 12/09/14
Updated: 12/10/14
Mariota fever: Catch it!
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Mariota fever: Catch it!

TAMPA — Marcus Mariota!
Published: 12/09/14
Updated: 12/10/14
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A Social Security time warp

The woman on the phone insisted she could not correct the same mistake they had made a few months earlier, and that I had to come down to the Social Security office to straighten things out.
Published: 12/08/14
Updated: 12/09/14
Noles are in until they’re out
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Noles are in until they’re out

TAMPA — Who’s next?
Published: 12/07/14
Updated: 12/08/14
McElwain needs to be a breed apart at UF
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McElwain needs to be a breed apart at UF

GAINESVILLE — We’ll have news on Claire-a-bell in a moment.
Published: 12/07/14
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Hillary Clinton’s ongoing test of the ‘rusty’ theory

Tom Jackson’s “The Right Stuff” blog updates throughout the week at TBO.com.
Published: 12/07/14
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All they’re trying to do at Sun City Center is help; why is it now so hard?

Sun City Center has long been known as a place where some of Florida’s smartest and most successful retirees land. These are people with skills and specialized knowledge, and they want to keep using all of that.
Published: 12/07/14