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Wednesday, Apr 01, 2015

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Rays Triple Play: Encouraging sign

Before the Rays arrived at Steinbrenner Field to face the Yankees, LHP Drew Smyly threw live batting practice Wednesday morning at Tropicana Field to glowing reviews.
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Rays newcomer Ramirez likely to start in rotation

Rays newcomer Ramirez likely to start in rotation

TAMPA — With all the uncertainty surrounding the Rays’ pitching rotation, new addition Erasmo Ramirez has a chance to contribute ... from the start.
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Government offices closed on Friday listed

Hillsborough
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Notre Dame, S.C. basketball coaches share Philly background

Notre Dame, S.C. basketball coaches share Philly background

They played the game of basketball in different eras. Their journeys to becoming head coaches in women’s college basketball were vastly different.
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Gary Dahl, creator of the Pet Rock, dies

Gary Dahl, creator of the Pet Rock, dies

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — Gary Ross Dahl, 78, creator of the wildly popular 1970s fad the Pet Rock, died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on March 23 in Oregon, his wife, Marguerite Dahl, confirmed Tuesday.
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Getty oil heir's death latest in string of family tragedies

Getty oil heir's death latest in string of family tragedies

LOS ANGELES — It’s a family name that has long been associated with unimaginable wealth and sometimes unspeakable tragedy.
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Efforts continue to prevent another Phoebe Jonchuck tragedy

TAMPA — The Glazer Children’s Museum bustled Wednesday night with children jumping through fountains, spinning pinwheels and reveling in the general innocence and joy of childhood.
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Straz’s sonic sculpture worth taking note of

Straz’s sonic sculpture worth taking note of

It’s music. It’s art. And, not least, it’s a huge harp.
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USF ministry is affiliate of church under scrutiny as cult

USF ministry is affiliate of church under scrutiny as cult

TAMPA — A theater in the Marshall Student Center at the University of South Florida is the local worship center for an evangelical ministry whose affiliate in Arizona was booted this week from a campus religious council amid allegations it ope...
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One killed in collision involving Polk sheriff’s cruiser

One person is dead after a collision involving a Polk County Sheriff’s Office cruiser and another car Wednesday evening, the sheriff’s office said.
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