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  1. Column: Gun bill makes Florida campuses more dangerous


    If the Legislature has its way, there may be a new category of phone call parents dread most, one saying that their child has been shot in a college dormitory, at a football game, in a chemistry lab or a math class. SB 176 and HB 4005, now moving through the Legislature, would allow any person with a concealed weapons …

  2. Monday's letters: Many elderly prisoners could be released


    Florida prison population

    Many elderly could be released

    Florida is incarcerating more people than ever, even while the state's crime rate is at a 40-year low. But some of the state's inmates look like they belong in a nursing home, not in a prison. Taxpayers have spent billions of dollars to …

  3. Sunday's letters: Netanyahu's urgent warning


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    Netanyahu issues urgent warning

  4. Editorial: New Hillsborough superintendent faces tough challenges


    The Hillsborough County School Board attempted this week to turn the page on its high-profile personnel debacle by hiring a new superintendent to replace the exemplary one it fired less than two months ago. In a split vote, board members extended an offer to Jeff Eakins, a 25-year Hillsborough employee who has been the …

  5. Editorial: Scott knows when to fold 'em on two court fights


    Here are couple of positive developments in the opening months of Gov. Rick Scott's second term. The governor has quietly dropped court fights over two of the more controversial efforts of his first term, wisely deciding to stop wasting public money defending discriminatory public policy.

    Bucs' Licht talks about Jameis Winston visit in video

    One of the more intriguing aspects of FSU's Jameis Winston visiting the Bucs this week was how much the team promoted the visit on their official site, with a photo gallery, video of his visit and even e-mails sent to some season-ticket holders to promote that content....


    Capitol Buzz: 5 things to watch today in Tallahassee

    Friday marks Day 4 of the 60-day legislative session and Fridays are generally quiet in the session's first few weeks. A few things to watch:...


    Evan Longoria was accommodating for his young shaver.

    Rays take some off the top to help Pediatric Cancer Foundation

       Dozens of Rays players and staff stepped up to help the Pediatric Cancer Foundation by sitting down for the fourth straight year to have their heads shaved before Friday's game.
         The Cut For a Cure Program is designed to raise funds and awareness for the Foundation, with a goal of $15,000 for the day with the Rays and $350,000 overall for the year, enough to fund an entire clinical trial, PCF Executive Director Nancy Crane said. "If every player and every fan were just to donate $10, think about what we'd have.''
       Among the highlights was Evan Longoria plopping down on the deck so his young "stylist" could have better access, infielder Ryan Brett going for the close shave on his head but keeping his full beard, and pitcher Matt Moore brining his goldendoodle Griffin for a two-for-one special.
        "More than money for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation, this day is about awareness, awareness that 160,000 children in a year are going to be diagnosed with childhood cancer,'' Crane said. "Research for childhood cancer is underfunded, only 3.8 percent of government funding is spent on childhood cancer so organizations like the Pediatric Cancer Foundation must step forward with the help of our community and the help of teams like the Tampa Bay Rays and say we're tired of this. We need new therapies for kids. We're using adult therapies on kids and that's just not right. We need to need to all work together and this is a community effort.''
        To support the cause, see pcfcutforacure.org....