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Cracking the amendments code

Cracking the amendments code

A study of the General Election ballot in everyday language By PENNY FLETCHER HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY — Sample ballots for the Nov. 6 General Election can be studied before making your…

Windy days in Florida turn to nightmares up north as Sandy wreaks havoc

Windy days in Florida turn to nightmares up north as Sandy wreaks havoc

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN A freak late-season hurricane that barreled into the largest population center of the United States also set a record on Monday. With a gale-force wind diameter of…

Making a difference, one pencil at a time

Making a difference, one pencil at a time

By Mitch Traphagen RIVERVIEW — In days not all that long past, elementary school was strictly for the “three Rs” of reading, writing and arithmetic. In today’s increasingly connected world,…

Bidding for trash collection well underway

Bidding for trash collection well underway

By MELODY JAMESON Next week county officials will be talking trash. By Friday, they are expecting bids from potential trash collection vendors interested in a piece of Hillsborough County’s business…

Human trafficking, pornography, subjects of Nov. 3 day-long event

Human trafficking, pornography, subjects of Nov. 3 day-long event

By PENNY FLETCHER SUN CITY CENTER — In 2009 June Wallace discovered a life-and-death problem she never knew existed in the United States — human trafficking — and her life…

The Lost Millenial: Perils in travel to Buddha

By Nick Narigon I received a note the other day from a high school friend who followed a more conventional career plan into banking. She wrote that hoped I would…

Portraits of Power offers unique, eye-level look at world leaders

Portraits of Power offers unique, eye-level look at world leaders

By Mitch Traphagen TAMPA — In today’s media saturated environment, world leaders have taken on almost mythical proportions. They are global, purposefully unassailable and seemingly unapproachable. Given all of that,…

Observations: About that wisdom thing…

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Late on Saturday night while my wife was sleeping, I watched a movie entitled About 50. Perhaps it is no coincidence that in just one short month…

Gateway medians focus of long term planning

By MELODY JAMESON SUN CITY CENTER — They may be labor intensive and sometimes quite thirsty, but this community’s landscaped medians in its Pebble Beach Boulevard gateways are widely considered…

Got crowns? Caps? You may want to rethink that whitening job

By PENNY FLETCHER SUN CITY CENTER- We’ve all heard the television commercials for various products that whiten teeth. Take 10 years off your age with a brighter smile! Lighten your…

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