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Westshore Dick’s brings game to Tampa
A new flagship Dick’s Sporting Goods store opens Friday at Westshore Plaza mall, and if there’s one word to describe what makes the store different, it’s this: More.
One of the performers is “DJ Ravi Drums” Ravi Jakhotia, a graduate of Chamberlain High School.
‘Stomp’ show kicks off Bollywood events in Tampa
Amber Lynn Beckwith, left, and Ariel Anareshea Young were each charged with one count of burglary with battery. PINELLAS COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE
St. Pete women arrested in road rage incident
By May 3, the team must decide whether to pick up the fifth-year option on Clayborn’s rookie contract or allow him to become a free agent in 2015. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Bucs face decision on DE Clayborn’s contract

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Otto: As rail goes, Florida seems to be on a train to nowhere

Steve Otto There was a story this week that Amtrak was considering cutting a 600-mile stretch from its Southwest Chief that runs from Chicago to Los Angeles. The move would eliminate service to a dozen or more towns in Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico. Amtrak might reconsider if those four states cough up $4 million a year for the next 10 years to upgrade track and services.

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Editorial: Lawmakers should pass immigrant tuition bill
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Breaking Tampa Bay, Florida and national news and weather from Tampa Bay Online and The Tampa Tribune | TBO.com
Breaking Tampa Bay, Florida and national news and weather from Tampa Bay Online and The Tampa Tribune | TBO.com
Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014
Westshore Dick’s brings game to Tampa
A new flagship Dick’s Sporting Goods store opens Friday at Westshore Plaza mall, and if there’s one word to describe what makes the store different, it’s this: More.
One of the performers is “DJ Ravi Drums” Ravi Jakhotia, a graduate of Chamberlain High School.
‘Stomp’ show kicks off Bollywood events in Tampa
Amber Lynn Beckwith, left, and Ariel Anareshea Young were each charged with one count of burglary with battery. PINELLAS COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE
St. Pete women arrested in road rage incident
By May 3, the team must decide whether to pick up the fifth-year option on Clayborn’s rookie contract or allow him to become a free agent in 2015. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Bucs face decision on DE Clayborn’s contract

Opinion

Otto: As rail goes, Florida seems to be on a train to nowhere

Steve Otto There was a story this week that Amtrak was considering cutting a 600-mile stretch from its Southwest Chief that runs from Chicago to Los Angeles. The move would eliminate service to a dozen or more towns in Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico. Amtrak might reconsider if those four states cough up $4 million a year for the next 10 years to upgrade track and services.

Editorials:
Editorial: Rotary’s century of service
Editorial: Protecting micro-breweries is good for business
Editorial: Lawmakers should pass immigrant tuition bill
Letters:
Letters to the editor: ‘Legislatum Creatum’
Everyone should help pay for this Republican mandate

Steve Jobs’ David Mamet moment (whiffed)

Posted Oct 21, 2011 by Tom Jackson

Updated Oct 21, 2011 at 05:21 PM

Like playwright David Mamet, Steve Jobs grew up cocooned in a left-liberal environment; unlike Mamet, neither his profession (as an engineer) or his real-life experiences convinced him that the ideology he embraced was at odds with his intellect or instincts.

Unlike Jobs, Mamet was able to recognize his folly, and switch courses, bringing his mind and heart into harmony.  He has written extensively about his epiphany, most recently in his nonfiction bestseller, “The Secret Knowledge.”

Alas, Jobs, the brains and inspiration behind Apple and its iRevolution, died in ideological conflict, as a leak from Walter Isaacson’s pending biography reveals.  Jobs generally supported liberal Democrats and rooted for Barack Obama, but when he met the President, Jobs chewed him out over White House policies that were anathema to business expansion and job-building.  Steve Hayward has more about Jobs’ close brush with economic conservatism here.

Astonishing, how a man of such vision in one area can be so confoundingly blinkered in another.

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