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DAVIE, FL - OCTOBER 15:  Former Florida Governor and Democratic candidate for Governor Charlie Crist (L) and Republican Florida Governor Rick Scott participate in a televised debate at Broward College on October 15, 2014 in Davie, Florida. Governor Scott is facing off against Crist in the November 4, 2014 governors race.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) 518687085

Editorial: Governor's debate starts with fan frenzy

By Will Day, St. Petersburg High In what has been described by the media and social networking sites as a "very cold" and a "he said, he said" debate, Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist met last night at Broward College in southern Miami to play the blame game on hot button issues. But it should be menti …

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  1. New computer program points Pinellas students to careers that fit

    K12

    ST. PETERSBURG — Before he took the career test, Gibbs High School junior Ian Moss was certain of three things: he liked math, sports and playing guitar.

    Gibbs High students, from left, Sheldon Steele, 16, Jermaine Robinson, 17, and Ian Moss, 17, use the Future Plans lab. The online test for juniors and seniors analyzes students’ personality, aptitude and values before presenting them with a list of high-demand careers that fit their profile.
  2. Editorial: Governor's debate starts with fan frenzy

    News

    By Will Day, St. Petersburg High

    In what has been described by the media and social networking sites as a "very cold" and a "he said, he said" debate, Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist met last night at Broward College in southern Miami to play the blame game on hot button issues.

    DAVIE, FL - OCTOBER 15:  Former Florida Governor and Democratic candidate for Governor Charlie Crist (L) and Republican Florida Governor Rick Scott participate in a televised debate at Broward College on October 15, 2014 in Davie, Florida. Governor Scott is facing off against Crist in the November 4, 2014 governors race.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) 518687085
  3. Bob the Builder gets makeover

    News

    If the recent blockbuster schedule of Hollywood is anything to go by, corporate bigwigs messing with our childhood is nothing new. But the recent action of Hit Entertainment is perhaps the biggest blow; the production company has remodeled every Lego fan's childhood hero, Bob the Builder. And the results are not pretty. …

  4. Teachers can get senioritis, too

    News

    Seen in classrooms around the Tampa Bay area: People playing video games. Texting. Rambling on a tangent. Nodding off.

    No, not students.

    Teachers.

  5. Zephyrhills teen charged with attempted rape of 78-year-old woman

    Crime

    ZEPHYRHILLS — Pasco County sheriff's deputies have arrested a 15-year-old suspect who they say tried to sexually assault a 78-year-old woman, then fled when she fought him off with the hose of a vacuum cleaner.

    Zephyrhills High School student Quinson Croson, 15, is charged with attempted sexual battery of an elderly woman, among other counts. / Pasco County Sheriff's Office
  6. Disney's Magic Kingdom opens first gift shop devoted to Haunted Mansion ride

    Florida

    The Haunted Mansion ride at Disney World's Magic Kingdom now has its own line of swag at a new gift shop called Memento Mori that has opened in Liberty Square in the Orlando theme park.

    Disney’s Haunted Mansion attraction in the Walt Disney World Resort.   SCOTT KEELER, TIMES
  7. Review: Freefall's 'Into the Woods' is a wild ride for the imagination

    Stage

    ST. PETERSBURG — Just how gigantic is Into the Woods? A sample lyric:

    Kelly Pekar as Cinderella
  8. St. Petersburg teen fatally shot near Gibbs High, police say

    News

    ST. PETERSBURG — Donnie Avery struggled in school and got into some trouble as a younger boy, but the 17-year-old had a goal, his family said.

     Donald J. "Donnie" Avery, 17, of St. Petersburg was fatally shot in St. Petersburg on 10/11/2014.   This is a Facebook photo we can use as a mug for Avery. We have permission from an uncle.
  9. High school students are the new vinyl album fans

    Play

    Vinyl, once a relic of our parents' generation, then a collector's novelty, is growing out of its niche.

    Marisa Granata, who works at a Barnes & Noble in Clearwater, has seen an uptick in sales of vinyl LPs to younger people, an observation supported by industry data.
  10. Remembering a friend: Megan Campbell's death leaves a hole in many hearts

    Life

    Karianne Buser, varsity cheerleader and member of Academy of the Holy Names Ambassadors Club, started her sophomore year extra busy and involved with community and friends.

    Carrollwood Day School classmates of Megan and Colin Campbell wear the brother and sister’s initials at a softball game last spring.