Friday, September 21, 2018

Hillsborough

Daniel Ruth: Did wronged female firefighter assume Tampa Fire would change its good old boy ways?  Perish the thought.

Daniel Ruth: Did wronged female firefighter assume Tampa Fire would change its good old boy ways? Perish the thought.

Letís be honest. The latest travails of the much beleaguered Tampa firefighter Tanja Vidovic are largely of her own making. Cruel, perhaps. But true.You might recall it was Vidovic who waged a long, bitter legal battle in federal court with Tampa Fir...
Updated one month ago
Editorial: City of Tampa should tread carefully while investigating firefighter it wronged

Editorial: City of Tampa should tread carefully while investigating firefighter it wronged

The city of Tampa should tread carefully as it considers new disciplinary charges against firefighter Tanja Vidovic, who lost and then regained her job at Tampa Fire Rescue after winning a federal discrimination case.Three months after returning to w...
Updated: 2 months ago
Joe Henderson: Stand-your-ground shooting shows how anger, entitlement permeate daily life

Joe Henderson: Stand-your-ground shooting shows how anger, entitlement permeate daily life

I have this recurring thought about the death of Markeis McGlockton, who was shot and killed after an argument over a parking space spiraled out of control.But it isnít about the controversial "Stand Your Ground" law being invoked in this case, as re...
Updated: 2 months ago
Daniel Ruth: Well, at least you can count on Jameis Winston not to take a knee

Daniel Ruth: Well, at least you can count on Jameis Winston not to take a knee

At last, my favorite time of year has arrived ó the start of football season. Oh, happy, happy, joy, joy.Donít get me wrong. I really donít give a ratís patootie about the National Football League and especially the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, professional...
Updated: 2 months ago
Guest column: Why you can trust the election process in Hillsborough County

Guest column: Why you can trust the election process in Hillsborough County

I used to hear people say they didnít vote because their vote doesnít count, that a single vote doesnít really matter. But after years in the national spotlight as the swing county in a swing state, most Hillsborough County voters do believe their vo...
Updated: 2 months ago
Joe Henderson: It takes many qualities to be a good deputy. Tattoo-free isnít one of them

Joe Henderson: It takes many qualities to be a good deputy. Tattoo-free isnít one of them

I was covering a college football game several years ago, and in trying to make a point that the school in question was located in a tough town I noted that even the cheerleaders had tattoos.A sharp-eyed editor called and asked if I really wanted to ...
Updated: 2 months ago
Daniel Ruth: Itís all about the children, right? Unless it starts to cost money

Daniel Ruth: Itís all about the children, right? Unless it starts to cost money

It is an article of bad faith that in the public arena, politicians love to crow as to how much they love the children. The children are our future. Everything is for the children. And it is all a huge steaming pile of balderdash.Oh, rest assured the...
Updated: 2 months ago
Joe Henderson:  School custodians doubling as soldiers? Our Founding Fathers are reeling.

Joe Henderson: School custodians doubling as soldiers? Our Founding Fathers are reeling.

If you just dropped in from another planet and needed to learn about Floridaís insidious gun problem, all you had to do was check out the front of Wednesdayís local section of the Tampa Bay Times. In the center was a story about a school safety drill...
Updated: 2 months ago
Guest column: Deputyís legacy of heroism inspired a place for dogs to play

Guest column: Deputyís legacy of heroism inspired a place for dogs to play

My dog Sophie likes to remind me that the dog days of summer are just around the corner. That means itís time for her to shed her winter coat, head outdoors and enjoy the Tampa sunshine. Where can Sophie and her furry friends go to enjoy, but not bak...
Updated: 2 months ago
Daniel Ruth: Rays stadium dream masks the sticker shock

Daniel Ruth: Rays stadium dream masks the sticker shock

Close your eyes and dream. It is October 2023 or so and the Tampa Bay Rays are up 3-0 in the World Series against the Chicago Cubs. The game is being played in the Rays new stadium, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Credit Suisse, George Soros, Vinnyís...
Updated: 2 months ago