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Thursday, Apr 17, 2014
Deputies: Man killed son to play video games
Cody Wygant

A 24-year-old Homosassa man was charged today with suffocating his 1-year-old son because he wanted to have time to play video games, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office said.

Tampa Bay Rays centerfielder Brandon Guyer dives but can't make the catch as Yankees Brian Roberts triples during the second inning Thursday night at Tropicana Field.
Yankees romp over faltering Rays 10-2
Shipping containers make up the design of the new Ferg's bar/restaurant in Tampa, directly across Channelside Drive from the Forum. Source: Ferg's, Fraze Design
Container design keeps new Ferg’s mobile
Currently, trapping is permitted 5 p.m. till 10 a.m. during the state’s 11-week alligator season. It lasts Aug. 15 to Nov. 1. Counties also have their own “alligator harvests” during that season. 
No more small, stuffed, oddly posed gators under new rules


The Right Stuff takes a provisional holiday; back April 28

Tom Jackson The Right Stuff is, officially, taking a spring holiday (beginning with a whirlwind visit to London, which is why I’ve applied the British variation of “vacation”) through April 27. But that doesn’t mean it absolutely, positively won’t weigh in on occasion if the moment, issue or happenstance presents itself. No matter what, however, all-new episodes of TRS insights episodes are scheduled to resume April 28.

Editorial: USF meets state’s challenge
Editorial: Gun law poses a dangerous gamble
Give us another run, Lightning
Let us march for life
Letters to the editor: Wasted chances at plate

Class at UT to cover RNC

Posted Jun 20, 2012 by Josh Poltilove

Updated Jun 20, 2012 at 02:29 PM

RNC 101, part of an introductory course for all University of Tampa freshmen when classes are in session again, will teach students everything from the history of political conventions to a rundown of daily happenings at the August convention here.

Fall semester begins Aug. 27, the first day of the nearby Republican National Convention downtown. The convention is expected to draw about 50,000 people and might snarl traffic, forcing UT professors and commuter students to miss class time.

As a result, it seemed a natural fit to squeeze online learning and coursework into a required semester-long introductory course for the roughly 1,600 incoming freshmen this fall, said Joe Sclafani, interim dean of UT’s college of social sciences, mathematics and education.

Because the RNC is a major political event and the potential cause of the traffic mayhem, it made sense to teach about the convention as part of an online course, Sclafani said.

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