Wednesday, February 21, 2018
News Roundup

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Bucs' Evans: I'll be standing THIS SUNDAY

Receiver Mike Evans, who drew a national backlash after deciding to sit during the national anthem in protest of Donald Trump's election, has apologized to members of the military.

Fennelly column: Evans learned a lesson, so let's cut him some slack. Sports, 1C

Stamkos injured in 4-3 Lightning win

After tallying his ninth goal of the season, captain Steven Stamkos leaves the game in Detroit with a right leg injury. Sports, 1C

Will ferry work for professionals?

Young professionals will be key to the success of the new Cross-Bay Ferry, organizers say. But for some on a test ride this week, there are concerns. Local, 1B

Bright House is now Spectrum

Tampa Bay customers of Bright House Networks cable TV, Internet and landline service are now being served by Charter Communications' Spectrum brand. Business, 4B

Saved mansion lists for $2.4M

A Victorian mansion, once slated for demolition then barged across Tampa Bay, is on the market for $2.4 million. Business, 4B

Alabama tops playoff rankings

Ohio State, Michigan and Clemson round out college football's top four. Sports, 1C

Ryan picked as speaker again

House Republicans renominate Speaker Paul Ryan as their leader. Nation, 3A

Correction

A story in Sunday's paper incorrectly identified the country from which Pauline Kelly's grandfather emigrated. He moved to the United States from Canada.

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Where you can trade in your Gasparilla beads for doughnuts

Where you can trade in your Gasparilla beads for doughnuts

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts will be trading old Gasparilla beads for its famous glazed doughnuts.Anyone who brings in 12 pounds of beads to Krispy Kreme on Saturday will be rewarded with a dozen original glazed doughnuts, according to a news release.For t...
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Former Florida Rep. Robert Wallace jumps from Tampa overpass

Former Florida Rep. Robert Wallace jumps from Tampa overpass

TAMPA — Former Florida state Rep. Robert Wallace ended his life Monday by jumping from a Dale Mabry Highway overpass, records show. He was 65.At least one witness saw Wallace go off the overpass and plunge between 40 and 50 feet onto Gunn Highway, ac...
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Investor calls for Bloomin’ Brands to let Outback Steakhouse stand alone

Investor calls for Bloomin’ Brands to let Outback Steakhouse stand alone

TAMPA — A second activist investor is calling for a big shake-up at Bloomin’ Brands Inc. In a letter to Bloomin’s CEO, Barington Capital Group, a New York-based investment firm, urged the Tampa-based restaurant conglomerate to let Outback Steakhouse ...
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Clearwater Beach named No. 1 in U.S. by TripAdvisor

Clearwater Beach named No. 1 in U.S. by TripAdvisor

A reigning champion for sand and sunshine, Tampa Bay is once again home to what’s been deemed the best beach in the country. Clearwater Beach was named the best beach in the U.S. for 2018 by the popular travel site TripAdvisor reclaiming the crown tw...
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Each lap remains a lease on life for distance runner Jon Mott

Each lap remains a lease on life for distance runner Jon Mott

LAKELAND — It took only one moment of teenage audacity for Northeast High's top distance runner to be immortalized as a sprinter.Days before his high school graduation, Jon Mott sneaked off to a dugout in the baseball stadium. There, he strippe...
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Alex Trebek will moderate a Republican debate in the Pennsylvania governor’s race

Alex Trebek will moderate a Republican debate in the Pennsylvania governor’s race

We’ll take "surprising side gigs" for $1,000! "Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek will moderate a debate among Republican hopefuls vying for the Pennsylvania gubernatorial nomination.The longtime game show star will be questioning candidates at an Oct. 1 for...
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