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COLUMN

Heritage Hunting: Meet the real-life Cyndi Ingle from ‘Cyndi’s List’

Is there really a Cyndi at Cyndi’s List? I’ve heard that question on many occasions, and now fellow genealogists can verify it for themselves.
Published: 08/29/15
COLUMN

Legislature proves again there is no simple task in a sandbox

I don’t know whether to laugh, get righteously mad, or just shake my head at how abysmally messed up the Florida Legislature has become. Then again, who says I can’t do all three?
Published: 08/29/15
COLUMN

Don’t blame schools’ problems on ‘resegregation’

Back in 2007, when Pinellas County schools were about to end decades of court-ordered busing, many in the black community feared a return to the bad old days when black schools were shamefully and deliberately underfunded. During a number of communit...
Published: 08/29/15
COLUMN

Anti-gunners use shock to push irrelevant restrictions

That didn’t take long. Of course, it didn’t. Indeed, it took only about as long as we have been conditioned to expect, because there is nothing the left will not politicize. Not. One. Darn. Thing.
Published: 08/29/15
Trop still feels like home for ex-Rays star Zobrist
COLUMN

Trop still feels like home for ex-Rays star Zobrist

ST. PETERSBURG — When he walked into Tropicana Field on Friday afternoon, it was as if he’d never left.
Published: 08/28/15
Updated: 08/29/15
COLUMN

A Katrina could happen here

Our train, “The City of New Orleans,” pulled into the Big Easy on Thursday at roughly the same time President Obama flew in on Air Force One.
Published: 08/28/15
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.
Published: 08/28/15
Navy veteran strings pearls of Vietnam
COLUMN

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....
Published: 08/28/15
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