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Thursday, Apr 24, 2014
Bollywood party draws thousands downtown
Dancers with Academy of Odissi Dance in Tampa perform a Bollywood  Fusion dance Wednesday evening at Curtis Hixon Park.
JASON BEHNKEN / STAFF

TAMPA — The party did not officially begin until 7 p.m., still an hour away, but 23-year-old Michigan resident Ashley Martin did not seem to care.

Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria attempts to make the throw to first but allows Minnesota Twins’ Brian Dozier to reach the base during the first inning.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Rays lose second 12-inning game in a week
The new-look Bucs only have one prime-time game scheduled.
FILE, CLIFF MCBRIDE/STAFF
Bucs will open season against Carolina
Craft beer brewers say the proposed rules would put them out of business.
County staying on sidelines in beer battle

Opinion

Henderson: Resignation won’t solve all school transportation woes

When news broke Wednesday about the resignation of Hillsborough County Schools transportation chief John Franklin, maybe I should have at least pretended to be surprised.

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

RNC: no Paul Festival a green light yet

Posted Jun 13, 2012 by Kevin Wiatrowski

Updated Jun 13, 2012 at 05:19 PM

The Republican National Convention organizers say reports that Paul Festival is coming to the Florida State Fairgrounds are greatly exaggerated.
“We haven’t made an assignment,” James Davis, spokesman for the RNC’s Committee on Arrangements, said late Wednesday.
That ran counter to reporters earlier in the day published by Business Insider that the RNC had green-lighted the Paul party, which it put the kibosh on last month.
Paul fans want to hold the festival, to celebrate the libertarian icon and three-time Republican presidential candidate—even if he doesn’t show up himself. They have asked to use the fairgrounds from Aug. 14 to Aug. 26.
The RNC has the fairgrounds on its list of 70-plus venues around the region that it plans to award to Republican groups for parties. So far, none of them have been assigned to groups, Davis said.