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Saturday, Aug 29, 2015

Steve Otto Columns

After 40 years, Tampa man hears sound of love
COLUMN

After 40 years, Tampa man hears sound of love

Coming down the corridor of the medical tower and leading his own entourage headed by daughter Olivia and wife Katie, Davelis (D.C.) Goutoufas looked like a prize fighter headed for the ring. The difference: D.C., grinning from ear to ear and wearing...
Updated: 2 months ago
COLUMN

Otto: Residents feeling paved over in the Heights

One of the stranger quotes of the war in Vietnam came from Associated Press reporter Peter Arnett, who had an Army major tell him that “it became necessary to destroy the town to save it.”
Updated: 2 months ago
COLUMN

We could use a new Martin Luther

Today and tomorrow, tens of millions of Americans will gather in synagogues and churches, maybe looking for a little more comfort than usual.
Updated: 2 months ago
Tampa just lost 2 of its treasures in wrestler, photographer
COLUMN

Tampa just lost 2 of its treasures in wrestler, photographer

Only if you knew them — and it would help if you grew up in Tampa — would you say there were similarities between Dusty Rhodes and Bud Lee.
Updated: 3 months ago
COLUMN

Frustration builds in Tampa’s waiting room

Last week’s column on the ills of health care in America generated a predictably strong response. I can’t think of any other issue that affects so many of us and yet has been so mishandled by the politicians and health care industry.
Updated: 3 months ago
COLUMN

Health care system’s woes are sickening

It has been a difficult six weeks or so, with friends and relatives dealing with tough medical issues.
Updated: 3 months ago