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Friday, Aug 28, 2015

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COLUMN

Your home computer is now a stage for damaged, angry people

Horror was hidden Wednesday morning like a coiled snake among the banality of typical Facebook posts. A monster wanted you to see his work, and for the unsuspecting there was really no choice.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Navy veteran strings pearls of Vietnam
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Navy veteran strings pearls of Vietnam

PORT RICHEY — In his earliest days as a newspaper reporter — these would have been the go-go late 1970s, when print was king and staffs were gigantic — Jim Lamb sought to distinguish himself by practicing first-person journalism....
Updated: 10 hours ago
COLUMN

Fix the infrastructure, but it won’t stop flooding

The first thing the letter from the city of Tampa informed was, “This is not a bill.” That was the good news — temporarily.
Published: 08/27/15
COLUMN

A dismal and embarrassing failure

They came, they wrangled and they adjourned — without congressional maps.
Published: 08/27/15
Bucs need to manage the risk of Winston
COLUMN

Bucs need to manage the risk of Winston

TAMPA — He needs work. No one disputes that point. Not Bucs head coach Lovie Smith. Not offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter. Certainly not Jameis Winston.
Published: 08/26/15
Updated: 08/27/15
John Germany was Tampa’s finest
COLUMN

John Germany was Tampa’s finest

I had a sinking feeling when we left town for a trip around the country that I wouldn’t see John Germany again. Just before leaving he had invited me over to listen to an interview he was giving to two Jewish war veterans who wanted to hear hi...
Published: 08/26/15
COLUMN

Retaining, hiring teachers big challenge in Hillsborough and all over

Hillsborough County began the new school year about 200 permanent teachers short of what it needs. In a school district that employs about 16,000 teachers, that doesn’t sound like a huge number.
Published: 08/26/15
Lots to like with Bucs win, especially that start
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Lots to like with Bucs win, especially that start

TAMPA — It was how he started this time. That will be the company line. First time out, against Minnesota, it was how he finished. This time it was how he started.
Published: 08/25/15
COLUMN

West Point’s class of 2019 honors Tampa Ranger

At a time when the U.S. Army Rangers are making headlines for the first two females to graduate the grueling Ranger School, one thing should be remembered to put it all in perspective.
Published: 08/23/15
COLUMN

Maybe ice cream would be better for youth sports than trophies

The question of whether kids should receive trophies for simply being on a sports team is not high on the list of things I think about. I’m not a big fan of them, to be honest, but I don’t think our American Way Of Life will collapse be...
Published: 08/23/15