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Lovie Smith's timetable for better Bucs is short


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Buyers still feel burned by Donald Trump after Tampa condo tower failure


No surprise, Jameis Winston will start for Bucs

TAMPA — You didn't need to read the horoscopes or tarot cards or use a Magic 8 Ball to predict Jameis Winston would be named the Bucs' starting quarterback. Tryouts ended the minute th …


  1. Planned Parenthood videos spark unease, irrational reactions



    My first reaction to the Planned Parenthood videos was to cringe and try to avoid the topic.

  2. Tell Me About It: New parents must address their sex life


    Q: Do busy working parents have sex? My husband and I have been married almost eight years and have an 11-month-old. We have to force ourselves to have sex once every other week. We didn't have a great sex life before the baby, and needed help to conceive, but this new normal is starting to get to me. We are a …

  3. Social Security is based on sound principles


    In announcing his presidential candidacy, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had some strong criticism of the Social Security program, especially its solvency. He claims that those who defend the system are liars. Sen. Marco Rubio, also running for the presidency, likens Social Security to a Ponzi scheme. Their rhetoric …

  4. Editorial cartoons for Aug. 1-3


    These cartoons are from various Times wire services.

  5. Editorial: Pinellas should be flexible with resort tax


    With Pinellas tourism hitting record levels, it's a good time for the county to raise the resort tax by an additional 1 percent. But when the County Commission takes up the issue Tuesday, it should be careful about dictating how the resort tax money should be spent. The emphasis should be on remaining flexible rather …

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    Kick off the tax-free holiday with these fun finds

    The first day of school is nigh, and the time to plot your tax-free holiday survival is now. Start your year off right with these fun finds, and don't forget that Florida’s back-to-school sales tax holiday will last a record 10 days beginning Aug. 7. Take advantage of tax breaks on apparel $100 or less per item, school supplies $15 or less and computers and other electronics $750 or less. The holiday runs through Aug. 16. Ready, set, go!...


    Winner and loser of the week in Florida politics

    Winner of the week - Ron DeSantis.

    The conservative congressman stands to benefit with fellow Rep. Jeff Miller of North Florida deciding on Thursday not to enter the primary for U.S. Senate. DeSantis, whose politics would play well in Miller's Panhandle district, boosted his profile with an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal calling for the impeachment of the IRS chief....


    For starters, Rays vs. Red Sox, trying to regroup

    UPDATE, 12;20: Cash said they will stick with a four-man rotation for now, taking advantage of several upcoming off-days and rolling at least until Aug. 18 without needing another, assuming no doubleheaders due to rainouts....