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Carlton: In a city of gun violence, public pools cool things down

On this sweltering afternoon, the bright sounds rising from the sprawling city park seem out of sync with the neighborhood around it, a tired urban landscape of tattered duplexes and sagging chain …


This week's Bachelorette Review

  1. Don't be a bad neighbor: July Fourth etiquette rules for noise, fireworks


    If you must ignore the law and can't ignore your urge to blow something up on the Fourth of July, at least do your neighbors and their pets a favor by being considerate.

    Colin Hayter 14, of Clearwater, shops with his father, Ron Hayter, at Phantom Fireworks in Tampa on Sunday.
  2. Movie Planner: 'Magic Mike XXL' fizzles, but don't miss 'Dope,' 'Me and Earl'



    It's easy for worthy, smaller films to get overlooked in the summer stampede of Hollywood blockbusters. That shouldn't happen to Dope and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, for each put fresh spins on teenage movie tropes.

    From left, Olivia Cooke, Thomas Mann and RJ Cyler star in Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.
  3. Other views: A fair week's pay


    The idea that workers should get time and a half pay for overtime — that is, a 50 percent boost in hourly pay for any hours they put in past 40 per week — has been embedded in U.S. law since the New Deal. Less easy to establish, though, have been the precise criteria to determine who's eligible and who's …

  4. Save $10 on Florida Aquarium, Lowry Park Zoo tickets with combo deal


    Seeing the wild side of Tampa just got a little cheaper since the Florida Aquarium and Lowry Park Zoo began offering a joint ticket deal for the summer.

    Lowry Park Zoo elephants Matjeka and her daughter, Mavi, apply a liberal coating of "sunscreen"  to themselves in a clay mud wallow in 2014.
  5. LeMieux: U.S. Supreme Court overreaches


    Is America giving up on our constitutional democracy?

    A shot of the stunning dress, (and natty tux) by ace photographer and Deal Diva, Lisa Gartner.

    My Outfit Monday: The Most Special Diva Wedding Edition Ever

    It's going to be hard to top this My Outfit Monday....


    Judge delays implementation of 24-hour waiting period for abortions

    A Leon County judge has issued an injunction to stop the implementation of a mandatory, 24-hour waiting period before a woman can get an abortion....


    Rays sign top draft pick OF Garrett Whitley

    The Rays have signed top draft pick OF Garrett Whitley....