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Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio open to more oil drilling as issue gains attention in Florida

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  1. Jehovah's Witnesses still going door-to-door in a closed-door world

    Working Life

    ST. PETERSBURG — Like any group of spirited salesmen, this crew swaps stories about the big scores, those times when people couldn't wait to buy what they were selling.

    Mary and Jonathan Burns, both Jehovah Witnesses, left and right,  share some Bible verses and literature with Pinellas Park resident Leslie Pevey, center. The Burns have stopped several times to share Bible verses and information with Pevey over the past 6 months. SCOTT KEELER   |   TIMES
  2. Hillsborough School Board teaches wrong lesson

    Columns

    I don't know about you, but if I had a daughter enrolled at Ben Hill Middle School in Carrollwood, I would have her transferred to another campus faster than you could say, "The Hillsborough County School Board is populated by complete dopes."

  3. Saturday's letters: Put focus on nation's needs, not morals

    Letters

    More help needed for poor areas and A majority says soak the rich | May 10

    Put focus on needs, not morals

  4. Joshua Malina of 'Scandal,' 'West Wing' talks about being a mensch in Hollywood

    The Feed

    TAMPA — Even after more than 40 speaking engagements at Jewish Federations around the country, Joshua Malina doesn't consider himself an authority on the faith.

    Joshua Malina, who plays David Rosen in ABC’s Scandal, spoke at the Tampa Jewish Community Center and Federations Thursday.
  5. Tell Me About It: Potential lover deserves up-front honesty

    Relationships

    front honesty

    Q: For almost a decade now, I have been close friends with an incredibly kind, compassionate, sweet, and altogether special man. We have been spending a great deal of time together, and I am beginning to envision a romantic future with him. He has alluded several times to wanting to take our …

    'Tweaked' hamstring sidelines Evans

    A Thursday OTA that began with the Bucs' first overall draft choice absent ended with one of its 1,000-yard receivers out of commission as well.

    WR Mike Evans exited in the waning stages of Thursday's non-padded workout with an apparent right hamstring injury, but Coach Lovie Smith didn't seem fazed afterward. Evans injured his left hamstring during the first OTA last year and missed an extended period of summer work.

    "My hammy is even a little sore right now. You get through it," Smith said. "You say he tweaked it last (summer), how did he do this past year? Pretty well (1,051 yards, 12 TDs), so it's not something we're concerned about at all. He tweaked it a little bit; he'll be fine."

    Also nursing a sore hamstring is second-round draft choice Ali Marpet, who didn't participate. The offensive lineman from Division III Hobart attended Thursday's workout, albeit in a baseball cap. His fellow second-round pick, Donovan Smith, logged some second-team reps at left tackle.

    "Offseason, every day I'm gonna talk about a little tweak, and that's about all it is. Eventually they'll get back."...

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    Scott's latest LIP plan avoids state money but costs hospitals

    Gov. Rick Scott released details of his latest proposal to draw down $2.3 billion in federal Low Income Pool funds on Thursday. While the formula is higher than previously announced, it does not use any state dollars to backfill the loss but it cuts reimbursements to hospitals by $214 million....

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    Ryan Brett off DL, optioned to Durham Bulls

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