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The thin funnel briefly dangled from a storm cloud over Old Tampa Bay between the Gandy and Howard Frankland bridges shortly after lunchtime.
Dive teams concluded their search of Lake Jovita with nothing of evidentiary value to report in the 20-year-old unsolved slaying of 12-year-old Jennifer Odom.
Ecstasy became the rave scene's drug of choice a decade or two ago, and now a close cousin named Molly is showing up everywhere, in part fueled by its newfound popularity in the hip-hop culture.
Alex Cobb, struck in the head with a batted ball, has to pass a concussion test before he can resume throwing. Rays manager Joe Maddon indicated Cobb isn't close to that stage of his comeback.
See the Forum become the House of Mitt in fast-motion
Posted Jul 31, 2012 by Dennis Joyce
Updated Jul 31, 2012 at 08:32 AM
Twenty-million dollars may sound like a lot to get the already-remodeled Forum ready for an acceptance speech, even if it is by the prosperous Mitt Romney.
But at least you can see how all that money is being spent in this video from the Republican National Convention’s Committee on Arrangements.
As the Tribune’s Ted Jackovics reported last month, “The seats are coming out, the lights are coming in.”