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Saturday, Aug 19, 2017
Times investigation: Tampa Electric knew the procedure was dangerous. It sent workers in anyway.
Aerial view of the Tampa Electric Big Bend power station. [Sunday, August 13, 2017] [Photo Luis Santana | Times]
TAMPA — The blast happened suddenly, with enough force to toss Carlton Nelson across the power plant's floor.When he came to, the veteran Tampa Electric mechanic lifted his head and squinted. The tank he had been trying to fix was spewing a...
David McCallister, commander of the Sons of Confederate Veterans Judah P. Benjamin Camp, said it's ridiculous to worry that the group's banquet at the Temple Terrace Golf and Country Clubwill draw white supremacists. 

[OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times]
Temple Terrace Citizen of Year skips his awards banquet in protest of Confederate event
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 11: Pairs of free solar eclipse glasses sit on display at a Warby Parker store  on August 11, 2017 in New York City. To view the upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21 eye protection is essential. The designer eyeglass store expects to give out thousands of pairs of the glasses before the event.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Good luck finding solar eclipse glasses across Tampa Bay, U.S.
A page from the Pasco MYcroSchool website contains photos from its first day. The new school was projected to have 250 students this year. But when only 14 showed up initially, Pasco school officials questioned whether the school should receive its total allotment of funds from the state. [Pasco MYcroSchool]
For local officials, a charter school story with a surprise ending

Fun Fact


Monument debate renews push by Red Sox to rename Yawkey Way

BOSTON ­— A dark blue banner with red letters reads "Welcome to Yawkey Way," and on Friday morning it still hung over a street lined on one side by shops selling Red Sox gear and...

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US & World

Lebanon starts offensive to clear border of IS militants
Lebanon's U.S.-backed army has announced the start of a military offensive to clear Islamic State group militants from the frontier with Syria.
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