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Editorial cartoons for May 26

Editorial cartoons for May 26

These cartoons are from various Times wire services.
Updated: 6 hours ago
Death threats take Madeira Beach strife to new level

Death threats take Madeira Beach strife to new level

MADEIRA BEACH — Politics here took a nasty turn last week when someone called City Manager Shane Crawford nine times, threatening to kill him, his wife and her children.Crawford reported the threats to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, whic...
Updated: 6 hours ago

Pinellas education news: new principals, National Merit winners, summer writing camp and more

Top administrators named at schoolsThe Pinellas County School Board approved a number of administrative changes at a special meeting this week, part of the turnover process that routinely occurs at the end of the school year. The board followed the r...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Blues hall of famer Benny Latimore calls Riverview home but never takes the stage here

Blues hall of famer Benny Latimore calls Riverview home but never takes the stage here

RIVERVIEW — "I don't gig around,'' says Benny Latimore.Meaning: This soul singer and keyboard player, who goes by his last name, doesn't perform where he lives."When I come home I want to be home,'' Latimore explains. The residence that is not ...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Ryan, other Republicans call on Gianforte to 'apologize' for 'mistake'

Ryan, other Republicans call on Gianforte to 'apologize' for 'mistake'

MISSOULA, Mont. - Leading Republicans criticized Greg Gianforte on Thursday, the morning after the Republican candidate in Montana's special congressional election was given a court date and citation for allegedly assaulting a reporter. "From wha...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Siesta Beach tops Dr. Beach's rankings of best locations in America

Siesta Beach tops Dr. Beach's rankings of best locations in America

Three beaches in Florida made it on a highly coveted list of the top 10 in America this year, ranked by Dr. Stephen Leatherman, a.k.a. "Dr. Beach."Siesta Beach in Sarasota took the No. 1 spot while Caladesi Island State Park in Pinellas County landed...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Hometown North Pinellas

Hometown North Pinellas

Local airmen graduate basic training: U.S. Air Force Airmen Jeremiah Wright and Philip Goode graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas. The airmen completed an eight-week program that included training in mili...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Palm Harbor boat dealer facing litany of complaints of bad deals

Palm Harbor boat dealer facing litany of complaints of bad deals

PALM HARBOR — With an aging father sick in the hospital and a son just graduating from high school, Andrew Kashella was between jobs and knew what he had to do.His 21½-foot Sea Pro, the first boat he has ever owned, had to go. Hearing Gulf...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Amy Scherzer's Diary: Weekly Wrap-Up of the Tampa social scene

Amy Scherzer's Diary: Weekly Wrap-Up of the Tampa social scene

Magnolia BallIn gratitude for lifesaving research and treatments, former Moffitt Cancer Center patients, their loved ones and inspired donors raised a record-smashing $4 million at the 24th annual Magnolia Ball, an elegant, $1,500-ticket dinner in a ...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Students from rival high schools notch perfect ACT scores

Students from rival high schools notch perfect ACT scores

TAMPA — For anyone achieving a perfect score in American College Testing (ACT), a rigorous standardized examination used for college admissions, the odds are statistically staggering.Only one-tenth of 1 percent of 2.1 million students from the ...
Updated: 10 hours ago