Wednesday, November 22, 2017

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NFL Power Rankings, Week 12: Patriots remain No. 1, Eagles rise to No. 2

NFL Power Rankings, Week 12: Patriots remain No. 1, Eagles rise to No. 2

What follows below is a ranking of all 32 NFL teams. To build this list, we consulted five objective measures of team strength: Pro Football Reference’s Simple Rating System, Football Outsiders’ Defense-adjusted Value Over Average ratings...
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Bowen: A legislative wish list for which to be thankful

Bowen: A legislative wish list for which to be thankful

This column took some time to compose.The initial scribbling came late on the night of Sept. 10 inside Pasco’s Emergency Operations Center as Hurricane Irma tracked across the county. Away from family. Stuck in a too-small work space with a bunch of ...
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Pasco asks, How do we how to pay for parks and libraries?

Pasco asks, How do we how to pay for parks and libraries?

Pasco County is about to measure the public’s appetite for changing how it pays for parks and libraries.The county has scheduled three public workshops for next week and is inviting people to take an online survey to determine if the commission shoul...
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The day the pastor was away and evil came barging into his church

The day the pastor was away and evil came barging into his church

On any other Sunday, Frank Pomeroy, the pastor at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, would have been in the pulpit. He would have seen the gunman, his steely gaze familiar, barge in mid-sermon. He would have heard the gunfire break ou...
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William March: Lee says lieutenant governor should work for a living and get a vote

William March: Lee says lieutenant governor should work for a living and get a vote

It’s an old joke that Florida’s lieutenant governor, with no duties specified in the state Constitution except to fill in if the governor is disabled or dies, has little to do except monitor the governor’s health. State Sen. Tom Lee, R-Thonotosassa, ...
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Dade City and UF join forces to start community garden

DADE CITY — A partnership between the city and the University of Florida — the first of its kind in the state — will bring a long-awaited community garden to Dade City.Excitement is brewing over the garden program planned in the city’s Watson Park — ...
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Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter accused of rape in 2002 by Melissa Schuman

Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter accused of rape in 2002 by Melissa Schuman

NEW YORK — Nick Carter says he’s "shocked and saddened" by accusations made by a singer who said he raped her about 15 years ago.Melissa Schuman of the girl group Dream wrote in a blog post earlier this month that she was "forced to engage in an act ...
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A year after impasse, Pasco school contract talks run more smoothly

A year after impasse, Pasco school contract talks run more smoothly

LAND O’LAKES — Representatives from the Pasco County school district and the United School Employees of Pasco sat together several times in the weeks leading to Thanksgiving break, trading contract proposals amid (mostly) amicable conversation.They c...
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Hometown Pasco for Nov. 24

Hometown Pasco for Nov. 24

We want your news!Hometown Pasco is devoted to everyday life in our county, whether it’s snapshots from your family reunion, recreational sporting event, news from your last club meeting or just a few lines thanking someone for a job well done. You ...
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Presenting the 2017 Sports Turkey of the Year

Presenting the 2017 Sports Turkey of the Year

Happy Turkey Day!Thursday is a day of tradition.Macy’s Day Parade. Turkey and stuffing. The Lions and Cowboys.And our annual "Turkey of the Year.’’It’s a tradition started by my former colleague at the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the brilliant columnis...
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