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Storm study puts Tampa in a very vulnerable spot

Last week the nation focused its attention on the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the most destructive hurricane in U.S. history. But it wasn't the worst storm that could have possibly h …

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U.S. markets open solidly higher a day after big plunge

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Carlton: Lawyers in DUI setup could have come clean

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Fear, failure and hopelessness in Pinellas' resegregated schools

For thousands of children in Pinellas County’s black neighborhoods, schools aren’t a place to learn, they’re a place to fear. Pay attention as they tell you why.

One fateful decision; years of neglect

How Pinellas County school leaders turned five once-average elementary schools into failure factories.

  1. Review: Franzen's 'Purity' superior to 'Freedom' with less hype

    Books

    Since Jonathan Franzen's last novel, Freedom, appeared in 2010, he and his publishers seem to have thought a lot about great expectations.

  2. Review: Charles Blow's 'Fire Shut Up in My Bones' a moving memoir

    Books

    Charles M. Blow's exquisite memoir, Fire Shut Up in My Bones, is a meditation on the moments, the larcenies small and grand, that strip innocence from childhood and their enduring consequences.

    Louisiana native and New York Times op-ed columnist Charles M. Blow, author of Fire Shut Up in My Bones, was the fifth of five sons.
  3. A trip through the hotel that inspired Stephen King's 'The Shining'

    Travel

    ESTES PARK, COLO.

    It was raining as we drove into town, a cloud of mist hanging heavy over the mountains. GPS was spotty, but I was sure we would find the hotel without a map. Our inner voices would guide us there. Our shining, you could say.

    The Stanley Hotel’s Room 217 is the hotel’s most requested room. It’s where Stephen King stayed on his spooky visit. The same room number appears in the book The Shining.
  4. Notable: city stories

    Books

    Notable

    City stories

    These books offer new perspectives on cities and the human relationship to them.

  5. What's Garth Stein reading?

    Books

    Nightstand

    Garth Stein

    Stein, 50, is best known for his 2008 novel The Art of Racing in the Rain, a story told through the eyes of a canine narrator, Enzo, who yearns to be a human race car driver. The novel spent more than three years on the New York Times bestseller list. Stein …

    Garth Stein, 50, is best known for his 2008 novel The Art of Racing in the Rain.
    The quote of the day from Tuesday's lineup  card.

    Words of wisdom on Rays lineup card

    The quote of the day on Rays Tuesday lineup card is shown above....

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    Trump: Bush 'had no choice' but to attack me

    Bush v. Trump continues today.

    Trump was on Good Morning America saying Bush “had no choice” to attack him. And Jeb Bush was on Twitter pushing this survey that compares his record with Trump's. Neither has a great fav/unfav ratio. From today's Washington Post poll: Trump is at a 37–59; Bush is 38-55....

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    Lovie pumps brakes on Bell making quick return

    Bucs coach Lovie Smith is very careful about hamstring injuries, as seen by safety Chris Conte sitting out three weeks of August practices and Mike Evans being held out of the final two preseason games....

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