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It takes a lot to grab the attention of the 15 or so seniors — mostly Plant High grads from the ’50s — who get together once a month at the Village Inn to swap stories over eggs and pancakes.
Gesturing and floating around the room, Ron Weaver was sort of a cross between Perry Mason and Peter Pan as he worked the crowd.
It was never so much a fear of public restrooms as it was my nervousness about going into the right one.
“I tried to imagine what it would be like; read up on everything that was happening,” Dennis Pupello said. “But nothing really prepared me or the rest of us for what we found.”
Rumors that this time it was real, that this time the Colonnade was going to be sold to developers, had been rampant for a few weeks.
Gov. Rick Scott has been called many things. So far, “Education Governor” is not one of them.
Earlier this week in a field of Texas bluebonnets and on their 54th day on the road, the Iron Grannies hit the halfway mark in their walk across America You might have thought the five seniors would have headed back to t...
Sherri Lynn Newborn, 52, passed away Friday, leaving a husband and two children.
The year was 1958. Stationed in Germany, our Air Force dependents youth group was off to Belgium for the new World’s Fair in Brussels. Despite the Cold War, more than 50 nations including Vatican City were schedul...
I knew going in this was going to be a stressful week.
It was on this day, March 15, in 44 B.C. that a soothsayer allegedly sidled up to Julius Caesar and gave him a warning. “Beware the ides of March” is the way he put it in Shakespeare’s “Julius...
A few years ago, Tampa began honoring people who have been influential in the city’s history. Their busts appear on the new downtown Riverwalk, along with plaques telling their stories.
It has to be Florida. It has to be down here among the towering palms and the sprawling suburbs that the Grand Old Party has come to pachyderm it in.
“You want better street lighting? Write it down.”