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Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016

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Maddon never one to change
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Maddon never one to change

TAMPA — Joe Maddon, former Rays manager (you might recall), was in the parking lot at Ava, the Italian restaurant he co-owns on South Howard Avenue, not far from his home on Bayshore Boulevard. Maddon left the Rays, but never completely left T...
Published: 01/31/16
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The launch of specialty plates

Wow, it has been 30 years. That was my reaction last Thursday when news reports marked the 30th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster that killed seven brave Americans.
Published: 01/31/16
COLUMN

Hillary’s dark-matter emails: A big you-know-what deal

Tom Jackson’s “The Right Stuff” blog updates weekdays at TBO.com.
Published: 01/31/16
COLUMN

We know Washington is gridlocked, but does it even want to get out?

You may be among those who can’t fathom how Donald Trump could be the next president of the United States. Or perhaps you thought you knew how our political system works, but the rise of Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders forced you to rethink.
Published: 01/31/16
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Still arguing, angling, 43 years after Roe

We continue to see the ramifications of what happens when the U.S. Supreme Court stomps its foot on an issue that was otherwise making its way through the nation’s political machinery, short-circuiting the sensibilities of the American people....
Published: 01/31/16
Iron Grannies to lace up, hit the road
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Iron Grannies to lace up, hit the road

Maxine got that look in her eye again. She had been listening to the guest speaker talk about how he had run across the United States and one thought led to another.
Published: 01/30/16
Streaking Bolts will have lots to handle over All-Star weekend
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Streaking Bolts will have lots to handle over All-Star weekend

Steven Stamkos is going to Nashville.
Published: 01/29/16
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Cambridge Christian prayer case will be interesting to watch

The separation of church and state is not an actual law. It’s basically a doctrine that has evolved over the years after various legal rulings, including some by the U.S. Supreme Court. It generally is accepted to mean that government can ...
Published: 01/29/16
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Pucker up: It’s kumquat-eating time

DADE CITY — Fresh off the tree, kumquats — whether the oblong nagami or the roundish (and allegedly sweeter) meiwa — are ideal for purposes principally associated with making them airborne, whether hurled by hand or launched by s...
Published: 01/29/16
Iowa caucus’ oversized influence in presidential race  makes little sense
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Iowa caucus’ oversized influence in presidential race makes little sense

Try to imagine the National Football League deciding who will be in the Super Bowl based on how teams do during the preseason. After a few games before sparse crowds, a lot of teams decide there’s no use in trying to pursue a title and drop ou...
Published: 01/28/16