Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Hillsborough

Guest column: The time I asked Billy Graham if he ever gets sick of the Bible

Guest column: The time I asked Billy Graham if he ever gets sick of the Bible

The interview was not going well.There I was, in a coveted one-on-one meeting with Billy Graham in his home in Montreat, N.C., in August 1998. It took months to get this interview for the Tampa Tribune and WFLA-TV. The newspaper and the TV station ha...
Updated: 2 months ago
Joe Henderson: Farewell to Eddie Card, sports enthusiast, gentleman and friend

Joe Henderson: Farewell to Eddie Card, sports enthusiast, gentleman and friend

There was an empty seat in the pew at the back of my church Sunday. It was where Eddie Card used to sit.That’s where I would see Eddie and his wonderful wife, Joan, nearly every week. He would always extend his hand and give mine a firm shake.He woul...
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Howard Altman: Expert from Lutz finds U.S. ill prepared for conflict in Korea

Howard Altman: Expert from Lutz finds U.S. ill prepared for conflict in Korea

Rick Lamb, who spent a good part of the past two years in South Korea assessing the state of U.S. forces on the peninsula, was taken aback by what he discovered. "Overall, I was surprised how much it atrophied," said Lamb, a retired Army Ranger comm...
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Guest column: Making way for bikes on Bay to Bay will push cars into neighborhoods

Guest column: Making way for bikes on Bay to Bay will push cars into neighborhoods

The residents of Tampa have clearly expressed an interest in improving the "walkability" of certain areas in their community and there is a good level of support for bicycle paths. However, I do not believe that the citizens of Tampa have been approp...
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Daniel Ruth: A layman’s prediction for Rays season? Exciting bobble-head nights

Daniel Ruth: A layman’s prediction for Rays season? Exciting bobble-head nights

When I was a lad growing up in Akron, there was an old joke about the hapless, perennial cellar-dwelling Cleveland Indians of the 1960s — and beyond. A guy calls the ticket office and inquires what time the game is supposed to start that night. And h...
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Editorial: Story of Brandon priest belies demonization of unauthorized immigrants

Editorial: Story of Brandon priest belies demonization of unauthorized immigrants

That a Hillsborough County man brought to this country illegally as a child has dedicated his life to helping others serves as a reminder of the urgent need to work toward comprehensive immigration reform in the long run, and in the short run, to ren...
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Joe Henderson: April Griffin won’t run again for school board. She says she means it this time.

Joe Henderson: April Griffin won’t run again for school board. She says she means it this time.

Assuming April Griffin follows through on her decision not to seek re-election to the Hillsborough County School Board, well, meetings just won’t be the same. Chances are they’ll just be filled with boring reports, proclamations and routine business....
Updated: 2 months ago
William March: Attorney Fentrice Driskell challenges Rep. Shawn Harrison

William March: Attorney Fentrice Driskell challenges Rep. Shawn Harrison

Prominent Tampa attorney Fentrice Driskell has filed to run against state Rep. Shawn Harrison, R-Tampa, in the highly competitive state House District 63.Driskell, 38, is a Lakeland native and a graduate of both Harvard University, where she was the ...
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Guest column: Inspired by community heroes, an editor looks back on his career

Guest column: Inspired by community heroes, an editor looks back on his career

When I was notified I would receive the Sydney and Thalia Potter Civic Leadership Award from the League of Women Voters of Hillsborough County, it brought back a vivid memory of the couple who fought so hard for good government and wise stewardship.S...
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Joe Henderson: Ed Turanchik is one candidate who knows what he’s talking about

Joe Henderson: Ed Turanchik is one candidate who knows what he’s talking about

Ed Turanchik was talking about mass transportation. He is a bit of a wonk on this and any conversation with him usually ends up there. But he wants to be Tampa’s next mayor and we should pay attention."Henry Ford said, ‘If I had asked people what the...
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