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Sunday, Feb 14, 2016

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COLUMN

Sunday ‘blue laws’ outdated

Back when I was a Bucs season-ticket holder, I would observe a ritual that was funny to watch but hard to figure out. For games starting at 1 p.m., there would be a mobbing of beer vendors at kickoff time because of a local ordinance that prohibited...
Published: 02/14/16
Rays manager a year older, a year wiser as he embarks on second season
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Rays manager a year older, a year wiser as he embarks on second season

Rays manager Kevin Cash turned 38 in December. He remains among the youngest managers or coaches in the four major sports. But he’s not a rookie anymore, Martin Fennelly says.
Published: 02/14/16
COLUMN

Bernie’s long, triumphant, scary speech

Tom Jackson’s “The Right Stuff” blog updates weekdays at TBO.com.
Published: 02/14/16
COLUMN

Trump on the stump is like having a few beers with the guys

Donald Trump’s rally Friday night at the Sun Dome started about 40 minutes late. That’s because by the scheduled 7 p.m. start time, there were maybe a couple of thousand people still waiting to pass through tight security so they could ...
Published: 02/14/16
COLUMN

Legislators angling to move on up

Not all that long ago, term limits for elected officials stuck out as the silver bullet for what ailed our politics. What it was we thought we were curing, if memory serves, was cronyism, logrolling, featherbedding, rent-seeking, lobbyist influence a...
Published: 02/14/16
Lightning’s Stamkos says only that answers are coming, but not much else
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Lightning’s Stamkos says only that answers are coming, but not much else

BRANDON — There are basically two kinds of Steve Stamkos stalkers in this world. There’s the man wearing all black who followed Stamkos around Montreal for part of Tuesday, so much that Stamkos happily snapped a photo of him and posted ...
Published: 02/12/16
Laughing at The Donald’s chances to win is a bad idea
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Laughing at The Donald’s chances to win is a bad idea

Donald Trump's flirtation with the presidency may have started during some ribbing from President Obama in 2011, Joe Henderson writes. But it's no joke: Trump - in Tampa tonight - has a very real chance to win the election.
Published: 02/12/16
COLUMN

Cross-district ditch-diving lands Mariano in trouble

Only several months ago, the idea that Pasco County commissioners are elected at-large — that is, by all the county’s voters — was held up as among the chief arguments against exploring a charter form of government here....
Published: 02/12/16
McCullers Jr. refuses to waste shot in majors
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McCullers Jr. refuses to waste shot in majors

TAMPA — Kara McCullers was talking about the honeymoon. The wedding was in December at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in downtown Tampa. Then off to Italy for two glorious weeks: Rome, Amalfi, Florence, Venice. It was wonderful. Nothing like you...
Published: 02/11/16
COLUMN

Charters need to prove their worth

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, a public charter school is defined as “a publicly funded school that is typically governed by a group or organization under a legislative contract (or charter) with the state or jurisd...
Published: 02/11/16