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  1. Tell Me About It: There's more to the lesson than vocabulary

    Relationships

    Q: My 10-year-old son has started expressing that he "hates" certain people/kids. How do I go about getting him to stop using that word?

    Hating "Hate"

  2. Editorial: Hillsborough schools embrace digital age

    Editorials

    The Hillsborough County School District now wisely allows its students to bring personal computing devices on campuses, a positive step that marries the realities of students' relationship with technology with the district's desire to increase digital learning. This forward-thinking approach allows teachers to expose …

    The Hillsborough County School District now wisely allows its students to bring personal computing devices on campuses, a positive step that marries the realities of students’ relationship with technology with the district’s desire to increase digital learning.
  3. Editorial: Move forward with Pier Park

    Editorials

    By picking a concept that extends St. Petersburg's bustling waterfront park into the bay, the pier selection committee embraced a flexible, innovative vision for revitalizing the city's centerpiece public space. Adjustments are likely as with any $46 million construction project, but the Pier Park concept is …

    By picking a concept that extends St. Petersburg’s bustling waterfront park into the bay, the pier selection committee embraced a flexible, innovative vision for revitalizing the city’s centerpiece public space.
  4. Editorial: Animal rescue groups should be vetted

    Editorials

    Animal shelters should do a better job vetting individuals and groups that repeatedly rescue animals. The recent arrests of two St. Petersburg women on animal cruelty charges illustrates what can happen when rescue groups take on more pets than they can handle. It is understandable that animal shelters want to spare the …

  5. Editorial: Florida House should approve utility reforms

    Editorials

    With five days left in the Florida Legislature's depressing regular session, lawmakers still have an opportunity to provide significant rate cuts and modest protections for customers who have been exploited by the electric utilities. The House should pass legislation that would reduce costs for Duke Energy ratepayers …

    The Florida House should pass legislation that would reduce costs for Duke Energy ratepayers related to a broken nuclear plant and prevent some other abuses that have occurred in recent years.

    Toss and talk: Lavonte David Q&A after Rays' first pitch

    Bucs linebacker Lavonte David was a two-sport athlete Thursday, going across the bridge to throw a ceremonial first pitch before the Rays' home game against the Red Sox. David, wearing a white No. 54 Rays jersey, said he never played baseball as a kid and appreciated getting a few practice tosses earlier Thursday before he took the mound under the lights. Here's a video clip of his first pitch....

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    Bush retreat to draw 350 to Miami

    More than 350 Jeb Bush donors and supporters will gather at a high-end South Beach hotel on Sunday and Monday, according to his Right to Rise PAC....

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    For starters, Rays vs. Jays, with Smyly and Loney back

    UPDATE, 4:58: Rays RHP Alex Cobb said he felt "great" in his first session off the mound since leaving the March 17 spring game with what was diagnosed as elbow tendinitis. .... LHP Jake McGee played catch with no issues from the stiff back that delayed his rehab assignment, and said he will throw a bullpen session Saturday with a plan if that goes well to pitch in a game early next week for the Stone Crabs then likely go to Triple-A Durham, aiming now for a return in the second week of May. .... The Rays took their team photo before the game. ... Cash said a Saturday starter won't be named until after Friday's game, depending on how the relievers are used. It could be RHP Matt Andriese, RHP Erasmo Ramirez or RHP Steve Geltz. ... RHP Alex Colome is expected to make another rehab start on Sunday, though that could change depending on how Friday's game goes....

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