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DayStarter: It's a sunny, warm, dry Leap Day; a Navy SEAL hero steps out of the shadows; Oscar gossip roundup

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The final day of February brings sunny skies with a high of 75 degrees — a warm, dry start to the work week, says 10Weather WTSP. Chance of precipitation: zero.

• President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Honor to Navy Senior Chief Edward Byers, a Navy SEAL who helped rescue an American hostage in Afghanistan in December 2012. He is the 11th living service member from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to receive the award.

• Miss the Oscars last night? Get caught up on the winners, the fashion and the gossip.

• It's Leap Day! Writer Robbyn Mitchell has some suggestions for all those things you said you'd do if you had more time. And arts and entertainment editor Stephanie Hayes points out that Leap Day feels like a good time to talk about the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay's new pass that lets you save money on local attractions.

• Steven Stamkos flipped the script last night, and was a driving force in last night's 4-1 Lightning win over the Boston Bruins. Also, today is the NHL trade deadline. We'll keep you up to date on the latest from the Bolts and around the league in our live Lightning chat. As always, you can get the latest from beat writer Joe Smith in our Lightning Strikes blog.

• It's Mock Draft Monday. Staff writer Matt Baker brings you up to date on the latest projections for the Bucs and the top state college players this morning at tampabay.com/bucs.

• As we look to the week ahead, here are the top things to do this week around Tampa Bay, including the return of the Strawberry Festival with its juicy music lineup and the Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival.

DayStarter: It's a sunny, warm, dry Leap Day; a Navy SEAL hero steps out of the shadows; Oscar gossip roundup 02/29/16 [Last modified: Monday, February 29, 2016 12:09pm]
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