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Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014
Bucs will open season against Carolina
The new-look Bucs only have one prime-time game scheduled.
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The first thing Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith usually looks for when the NFL schedule comes out each year are the matchups his team has against its division opponents.
Craft beer brewers say the proposed rules would put them out of business.
County staying on sidelines in beer battle
Oda Mae played by Carla R. Stewart isn’t thrilled to be visited by Sam’s ghost, played by Steven Grant Douglas, in “Ghost The Musical,” now playing at the Straz Center. 
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Review: ‘Ghost The Musical’’s love story DOA
Polk teacher faces charges of sex with 2nd student

Opinion

Otto: As rail goes, Florida seems to be on a train to nowhere

Steve Otto There was a story this week that Amtrak was considering cutting a 600-mile stretch from its Southwest Chief that runs from Chicago to Los Angeles. The move would eliminate service to a dozen or more towns in Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico. Amtrak might reconsider if those four states cough up $4 million a year for the next 10 years to upgrade track and services.

Editorials:
Editorial: Rotary’s century of service
Editorial: Protecting micro-breweries is good for business
Editorial: Lawmakers should pass immigrant tuition bill
Letters:
Letters to the editor: ‘Legislatum Creatum’
Everyone should help pay for this Republican mandate

A Shameful Exit

Posted Sep 29, 2006 by Laura Fiorilli

Updated Sep 29, 2006 at 11:57 PM

U.S. Rep. Mark Foley’s resignation in the face of an expanding sex scandal is the buzz of the blogosphere today. For an overview of coverage, check out Smashed Frog.

The Frog blog explicates the various ironies involved in Foley’s case, notably his standing on the Missing and Exploited Children Caucus. For shame.

Your safari guide loves a good scandal, but there are some links I won’t post. This story escalates into “eew” territory faster than anything since Monica Lewinsky. If you want to read transcripts of the explicit Internet chats, you won’t need me to take you there.

The anti-Foley camp is now awaiting word on who will replace the disgraced congressman as the Republican candidate this November. Much more genteel statements from Foley’s former opposition in the upcoming election are available at The Hotline. Here’s a letter from opponent Tim Mahoney and one from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Questions For Nelson

On an unrelated note, Pensacola Beach Blog does a great job rounding up reactions to Sen. Bill Nelson’s pro-Bush vote on interrogations. The analysis takes a long view of the developments surrounding Nelson’s vote - a plus in a world of rapid-fire responses. Nice work!

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