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Romano: Flag burners overreach, repel those they most want to convince

Sometimes, it helps to be provocative. In the right situation, in the proper moment, it can be more effective than a polite or subtle plea for attention. And, sometimes, being provocat …

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Lawsuits from public records group are a nuisance, Florida cities say

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Port Richey man hospitalized when deputies shoot him following dispute

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  1. Tell Me About It: She needs distractions on a painful day

    Relationships

    Q: My ex-fiance and I called things off less than a month before what would have been our wedding day. As I painfully process everything that comes with that, I have no idea what to do on that un-wedding day, and I'm dreading it. I really don't feel up to planning something — I'm exhausted and …

  2. Dining Planner: New Vinoy speakeasy, new Kahwa and ... lobster at Subway?

    Food & Dining

    ON DECK: FRED'S RETHOUGHT

    Have you ever been to the super exclusive club-members-and-hotel-guests-only Fred's at the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club? Me neither. In countless visits to Marchand's, Alfresco's and the Lobby Bar, I've peeked my head in there and wondered what goes on. …

    Subway is selling lobster rolls, and they?re pretty darn good. It?s $17.95 for a foot-long, $9.95 for a 6-inch sandwich ? a lot of money by Subway standards but a mere pittance when compared to one eaten dockside in Kennebunkport. Not all stores sell them, but you?ll find them at the Hillsborough Ave. location in Tampa, Tampa Road in Oldsmar, Park Blvd. in Pinellas Park, Brian Dairy Road in Largo and on 4th St. in St. Pete, which is where I had one and, sure enough, it?s a pretty upstanding sandwich: a good ratio of seafood shreds to discernable claw meat, not too much mayo, ribbons of cold iceberg and a soft roll that can be toasted for greater verisimilitude.

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  3. Editorial: Keep Hillsborough County Commission at seven

    Editorials

    Hillsborough County's Charter Review Board should reject an attempt to change the makeup of the County Commission. The authors of the county's charter rightly set the number of commissioners at seven, a manageable figure that allows voters to elect a majority of commissioners and hold them accountable for their …

  4. Editorial: Hard choices for Greece

    Editorials

    Greek voters chose the worst of two bad options Sunday in rejecting the austere terms of a new and much-needed bailout plan. With the economy on the verge of collapse, Greek's leftist government now has only days to convince international lenders that the country deserves a more balanced reform package. That is a much …

    Greek voters chose the worst of two bad options Sunday in rejecting the austere terms of a new and much-needed bailout plan.
  5. Editorial: Reaching her goal with grit

    Editorials

    There is one kind of heart, the genetically determined potential of the organ beating in a baby's chest at birth. And there's another kind, born of grit.

    My Outfit Monday, vacation style edition: Three cities, three outfits

    I just got back from a one-week escape up the East Coast, a road trip up to Williamsburg, Va., with side trips to Richmond and Washington, D.C. It was relaxing. It was fun. It was, most of all, not Florida, with temperatures hovering in the low 80s for the most part and a glorious breeze. I wish I were still there....

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    Ethics complaint filed against Alan Grayson over his hedge funds

    A watchdog group called the  Foundation for Accountability & Civic Trust (FACT), has filed a complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics against U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, over hedge funds he formed that bear his name. From the complaint:...

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    Chris Archer was elected in the vote of American League players.

    Rays Archer and Boxberger are both All-Stars

    Not only did Chris Archer make the American League All-Star team, but reliever Brad Boxberger will be joining him in Cincinnati for the Juy 14 game....

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