Friday, September 28, 2018

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Oh, Florida! Can any reality show capture life in Florida?

Oh, Florida! Can any reality show capture life in Florida?

For a state that has so much invested in promoting fantasy — with our theme parks as well as our real estate promises of ever-growing sales — Florida is the setting for a lot of reality shows. Despite our image as a haven for retirees, t...
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The Big Lead: If Bucs want to be the Chiefs, they should trade Jameis Winston now

The Big Lead: If Bucs want to be the Chiefs, they should trade Jameis Winston now

With the possible exception of the Rams, no team in football has played better this season than the Chiefs.And the Bucs could be just like them.All they have to do is trade Jameis Winston.At least, in the view of news blog, The Big Lead.Ryan Fitzpatr...
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HSN and QVC’s parent company taps JCPenney exec as new CFO

HSN and QVC’s parent company taps JCPenney exec as new CFO

Qurate Retail Group — the company that now owns HSN — announced on Friday it has selected Jeffrey A. Davis as the shopping conglomerate’s new chief financial officer.Davis, who resigned from his position as JCPenney’s CFO, will also serve as CFO for ...
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Authorities: Foreclosure lawyer Mark Stopa made nearly $5 million off clients’ homes

Authorities: Foreclosure lawyer Mark Stopa made nearly $5 million off clients’ homes

During the foreclosure crisis, thousands of Floridians turned to Mark Stopa for help in saving their homes. The 41-year-old St. Petersburg lawyer became one of the state’s best-known foreclosure defense experts, quoted in national publications and po...
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Tampa provocateur claims stand your ground in July megaphone beating

Tampa provocateur claims stand your ground in July megaphone beating

TAMPA — Tony Daniel, the Tampa provocateur known for his racist roadside displays, is claiming self-defense under Florida’s stand your ground law in a case where he’s accused of beating two women with an electronic megaphone.Hillsborough Clerk of Cou...
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U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan to face challenger David Shapiro in TV debate

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan to face challenger David Shapiro in TV debate

Republican U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan of Longboat Key and Democratic challenger David Shapiro will meet in their first debate Oct. 23.Expect a lively affair in one of a small handful of races statewide where Democrats see a chance to capture a Republica...
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Small plane skids off runway, into water at Albert Whitted Airport

Small plane skids off runway, into water at Albert Whitted Airport

ST. PETERSBURG — A small aircraft ended up in the waters of Tampa Bay on Friday after it rolled off the end of a runway at Albert Whitted Airport.After the crash, an unidentified person jumped into the water to help retrieve the pilot and passenger, ...
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Differing visions for waterfront converge in Imagine Clearwater

Differing visions for waterfront converge in Imagine Clearwater

CLEARWATER — When residents gave input during seven workshops in 2016 on what they wanted in a revamped downtown waterfront, there were broad requests like greenspace and walkability down to specifics of bike trails and splash pads. The City Council ...
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Florida Orchestra extends contract of music director Michael Francis an additional three years

Florida Orchestra extends contract of music director Michael Francis an additional three years

ST. PETERSBURG — With the Florida Orchestra on stage behind him, Michael Francis was deep into a lecture Thursday about Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 when an alert went off on someone’s phone.The music director paused."An Amber Alert," he mused. "Is it ...
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