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Parents' challenges to Pasco school rezoning decisions to be heard next week

When it comes to rezoning her Country Walk neighborhood to different schools, Larondar Stone doesn't worry too much about her freshman daughter, Niah. Niah is an advanced student, Stone said …

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Tampa Tribune signs will be saved, incorporated into art for luxury apartments

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  1. Fennelly: Through the heartbreak, Daytona is still the place for Waltrip

    Auto racing

    DAYTONA BEACH — No place in racing has meant more to him.

    Michael Waltrip speaks with reporters at NASCAR Daytona 500 media day at Daytona International Speedway on Wed., Feb. 22, 2017. [Associated Press]
  2. Hooper: Bethune portrayal underscores importance of Black History Month

    Education

    She stepped up to the stage after the dynamic speaker shared her thoughts on education, on race, on creating one of Florida's most prestigious historically black colleges.

    Evelyn Bethune, the granddaughter of legendary educator and activist Mary McLeod Bethune, poses with Ersula Odom and Ashley Robertson, curator/director of the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation. Odom portrays Mary McLeod Bethune and received an endorsement from both Bethune and Robertson after a recent performance in Daytona Beach.
  3. Parents' challenges to Pasco school rezoning decisions to be heard next week

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    When it comes to rezoning her Country Walk neighborhood to different schools, Larondar Stone doesn't worry too much about her freshman daughter, Niah.

    The Pasco County School Board heard from members of the public before redrawing school boundaries in January. [Photo by Jeffrey S. Solochek]
  4. Report: Tampa Bay has nation's third fastest growing housing market

    Real Estate

    Tampa Bay has the third fastest appreciating housing market in the country, part of a Southern real estate resurgence, according to home market tracker Zillow.

    Zillow said Thursday that Tampa Bay had the third fastest appreciating housing market in the country. One sign of the price surge: this home on Davis Islands sold for nearly $6.3 million in late January, making it 2017's  first bay area  sale over $6 million. 

[Smith & Associates]
  5. How Jesse Jackson Jr. collects $138,400 a year from the federal government

    National

    CHICAGO — Records from former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s divorce case show how he has been able to collect hefty benefit checks from the federal government after serving time in prison for looting hundreds of thousands of dollars from his campaign fund.

    Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., 51, receives about $138,400 a year - more than he made as a freshman congressman in 1995. Most of that - about $100,000 - is workers' compensation and tax-free, according to Chicago attorney Barry Schatz, who is representing Jackson in his divorce proceeding. [Brian Cassella | Chicago Tribune via MCT (2013)]
  6. Tampa Tribune signs will be saved, incorporated into art for luxury apartments

    Real Estate

    TAMPA — The old Tampa Tribune building has a date with the wrecking ball, but the new property owner is planning to save the shuttered newspaper's two iconic signs.

    Related Group development manager Arturo Pe?a said the company will likely spend about $50,000 to recycle two signs into works of art for the high-end apartment complex that will be build on the waterfront property at the site of the old Tampa Tribune building. [Times files][
  7. Hearing dates shuffled for Pasco County school rezoning complaints

    Blogs

    East Pasco County parents fighting their school district's vote to redraw area attendance zones will have to wait a little longer to make their formal case.

    Meetings on Pasco County school rezoning proposals drew large and often upset crowds from the outset in fall 2016.
  8. Review: Christine Lennon's 'Drifter,' set in Gainesville, a compelling story of the impact of murder

    Books

    Serial killers often leave an indelible dark smear on the public memory. But their impact on those who knew their victims, the friends and family who survive, can be far worse.

    The University of Florida campus and Gainesville were filled with fear in 1990 when five college students were slain.
  9. Colby Rasmus' beard was described as "puke" worthy by Deadspin.
  10. Morning Watch: Live from 'stand your ground' hearing; audio clue to Indiana deaths; Largo zip line on hold; Steve Persall's Oscars predictions

    News

    The latest news and developments to help you get ready for the day ahead.

    Curtis Reeves, who is charged with second-degree murder in the 2014 shooting of Chad Oulson, is seen during his "stand your ground" hearing at the Robert D. Sumner Judicial Center in Dade City on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. [ANDRES LEIVA   |   Times]
The Rev. Dr. Russell Meyer talks to an empty chair that was reserved for Marco Rubio during a town hall in Tampa held in his absence on Wednesday night.

'Marco, hear our voices'

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Colby Rasmus' beard was described as "puke" worthy by Deadspin.

Rays' Colby Rasmus says we may not have seen last of beard

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The case of the Missing Jersey. (Sam Manchester/The New York Times)

Tom Brady takes missing Super Bowl jersey investigation into his own hands

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