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Thursday, Apr 24, 2014
Bollywood Stomp turnout tops expectations
A crowd of more than 8,000 showed up in downtown Tampa for Wednesday night’s International Indian Film Academy Stomp, the official kickoff party at the Curtis Hixon Convention Center.
Hillsborough detectives seek owner of 1948 class ring
Ronald McDonald gets a makeover
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Adrian Clayborn during an NFL football training camp Monday, July 29, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)  ORG XMIT: OTKCO101
Agent: Bucs will not pick up option on DE Clayborn

Opinion

Henderson: Time to fix county school transit

Joe Henderson After employee complaints, recurring mechanical problems and the controversy surrounding the death of a special-needs student, Joe Henderson says John Franklin’s resignation is a good start.

Editorials:
Editorial: Belden’s example
Editorial: Bill not starry eyed about film incentives
Editorial: Rotary’s century of service
Letters:
Letters to the editor: Get off your knees
Hispanics’ trailblazing efforts trampled on

Strutting their family values

Posted Apr 22, 2011 by Tom Jackson

Updated Apr 22, 2011 at 01:04 AM

Sandhill cranes IThursday, just in time for Earth Day, the family of sandhill cranes that shares its year-round home with the humans who work in and around Tampa North Aero Park (including the Tribune’s Wesley Chapel outpost) made itself available for a photo opportunity.

Mom and Dad must be doing something right.  Their two chicks – the annual quota – have survived past their most vulnerable fuzzy golden down days.  This is reassuring.  I’ve seen plenty of breeding-age couples tending only a single chick this spring, and some none at all.

I mean, I know bobcats, foxes, coyotes and such have to eat.  The circle of life and all that.  Nonetheless, it tugs at the old anthropomorphic heartstrings to see adult couples with one offspring or chick-less, and to imagine their loss.

All of which makes the sighting of an intact sandhill quartet an occasion for celebration.  Thank Gaia. Sandhill cranes in the marsh

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