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Ruskin expert recycles pipes from retired organs

  By PENNY FLETCHERpenny@observernews.netSOUTH COUNTY — The part of the organ visible to people watching it played is but a tiny portion of what makes the sound. Behind huge walls…

The cell phone cell

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net Let’s see a show of hands. Who here has a cell phone? Yeah, that’s right, raise your hand if you have a cell phone. Hmmm…everyone? No,…

HCSO goes after criminal bad habits

By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.netRUSKIN — The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has long held a philosophy of community policing. The principle is the very essence of law enforcement with deputies integrated into…

Obituaries April 22, 2010

HATEM, Marilyn E.   Marilyn E. Hatem, 82, of Sun City Center passed away on March 31, 2010.During her 30 years residency at Sun City Center she was a past…

Obituaries April 22, 2010

HATEM, Marilyn E.   Marilyn E. Hatem, 82, of Sun City Center passed away on March 31, 2010.During her 30 years residency at Sun City Center she was a past…

Federal judge finds for owners of drywall-damaged homes

  By MELODY JAMESONmj@observernews.netSUN CITY CENTER – In the first known judicial opinion favoring Chinese drywall victims, a federal judge has clarified remedial issues and held out hope for local…

Much interest shown in sales tax increase

  By MELODY JAMESONmj@observernews.netSun City Center – Proposed increase of Hillsborough County’s sales tax for transportation purposes is getting thorough airing here. In the second of three scheduled debates focused…

India

  By WARREN RESENTravel Writerw630@aol.comIndia, as portrayed in slick travel magazines, does not exist. A trip to India is not a vacation. It is an experience and should not be…

The grass is greener on the beach

  By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net In Iowa there are approximately two people and 15 cows and pigs per square mile and the threat of being shot while behind the wheel…

Ruskin paleontologist puts the hip into bones

By Mitch Traphagenmitch@observernews.netRUSKIN — Frank Garcia has a way of making paleontology hip. On Saturday nights, Garcia and his guests grab microphones to belt out tunes standing next to an…

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