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Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014
Lightning lose Game 1 in overtime 5-4
Tampa Bay Lightning and Montreal Canadiens players tangle during the second period Wednesday.
 CHRIS URSO/STAFF

TAMPA — Welcome to playoff heartbreak.

Amazon to collect sales tax in Florida
Pasco, Spring Hill. 4-16-14---Regestered Nurses (l to r) Derek Friedhoff, 25, and Jennie Manera, 38, check out the awards presented to them by Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco on Wednesday during a sheriff's office Swearing In & Recognition Ceremony held at Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School. The two nurses were recognized for their lifesaving efforts on Chad Oulson on January 13, 2014 at the Cobb Theater in Wesley Chapel where Oulson had been shot by Curtis Reeves. ANDY JONES/STAFF
Nurses honored for aiding theater victim
Danielle Wade plays Dorothy, Mike Jackson is the Tin Man and Jamie McKnight portrays the Scarecrow in
Impressive ‘Wizard’ gets standing ovation at Ruth Eckerd Hall

Opinion

Otto: Jail can be best cure for stupidity

Steve Otto From the ex-Ku Klux Klan member charged in the Jewish center slayings to the man who shot a 4-year-old in Tampa with a stray bullet, Steve Otto says knuckleheads come in all sizes.

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State Board To Vote On Teacher Pay


The state Board of Education will vote here today on Hillsborough County schools’ plan to pay 5 percent performance bonuses to its top 25 percent of teachers and administrators.

A “yes” vote would make Hillsborough the first district in the state approved for the pay-for-performance plan required by 2006 legislation, Florida Education Commissioner John Winn said Monday. Winn said he is recommending approval because the plan meets state criteria of awarding teachers for individual students’ learning gains and evaluates teachers by category, including “outstanding.”

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Posted by  B Lewis, Valrico fl on 10/17  at  08:46 AM

This is part or the “good ole boy network” of Hillsbrough County. Do some investigating. With all the relatives in admin and teaching, they will all get the raise. What about the Special Ed teachers that have no scale to go by. Their students are emotionally and/or physically unable to function. Are these teachers kept out of the loop because of “under performing students”? What about all the other teachers not covered, Media specialists for example. Do these people work less? Unless everyone is covered it is a BAD IDEA HILLSBOROUGH!


Posted by  Ileana Sardinas, Town n Country on 10/17  at  05:38 AM

This is a great idea. How best to show someone that you recognize and appreciate a job well done? Verbal and written accolades are fine, but money makes a tangible difference in people’s lives and says, “You’re worth it!”

Ileana Sardinas


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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 16, 2014
Lightning lose Game 1 in overtime 5-4
Tampa Bay Lightning and Montreal Canadiens players tangle during the second period Wednesday.
 CHRIS URSO/STAFF

TAMPA — Welcome to playoff heartbreak.

Amazon to collect sales tax in Florida
Pasco, Spring Hill. 4-16-14---Regestered Nurses (l to r) Derek Friedhoff, 25, and Jennie Manera, 38, check out the awards presented to them by Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco on Wednesday during a sheriff's office Swearing In & Recognition Ceremony held at Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School. The two nurses were recognized for their lifesaving efforts on Chad Oulson on January 13, 2014 at the Cobb Theater in Wesley Chapel where Oulson had been shot by Curtis Reeves. ANDY JONES/STAFF
Nurses honored for aiding theater victim
Danielle Wade plays Dorothy, Mike Jackson is the Tin Man and Jamie McKnight portrays the Scarecrow in
Impressive ‘Wizard’ gets standing ovation at Ruth Eckerd Hall

Opinion

Otto: Jail can be best cure for stupidity

Steve Otto From the ex-Ku Klux Klan member charged in the Jewish center slayings to the man who shot a 4-year-old in Tampa with a stray bullet, Steve Otto says knuckleheads come in all sizes.

Editorials:
Editorial: Gun law poses a dangerous gamble
Give us another run, Lightning
Editorial: The right decision for Sink
Letters:
The power of labor
Letters to the editor: Distorted view

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