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10:30 a.m.: Live chat with our Bucs beat writer

The Bucs have their final tuneup tonight in Miami, so we know you've got questions. The Times' Greg Auman will answer them in a live chat from 10:30–11:30 a.m. Can't make it? Leave your question in advance, and check back for an answer later.


Trigaux: We should be talking about how most people are making less money

At this rate, perhaps Labor Day should be renamed Cheaper Labor Day. That's because taking into account cost-of-living increases since the recession officially ended in 2009, wages have actu …

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St. Petersburg police say no foul play suspected with body found floating near The Pier

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No 'reason to panic' yet about Steven Stamkos contract

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Fear, failure and hope­less­ness in Pinellas' resegregated schools

For thousands of children in Pinellas County’s black neighborhoods, schools aren’t a place to learn, they’re a place to fear. Pay attention as they tell you why.

One fateful decision; years of neglect

How Pinellas County school leaders turned five once-average elementary schools into failure factories.

  1. For one man, owning dogs has created a warm and fuzzy change

    Human Interest

    We went to brunch on Father's Day, me and my parents, who had driven over from West Palm Beach. We'd gone to a nicer restaurant than usual, and my father had let me order oysters even though he thinks they're gross.

    David Gartner plays with dog Daisy, 13, who was adopted for the two Gartner children but has had David as primary caretaker.
  2. Tell Me About It: Dad takes baby's 'wrong' gender personally

    Relationships

    Carolyn Hax is away. In her absence, we are offering readers' favorites from her archive.

  3. Fashion Movement aims to grow Tampa Bay fashion scene in creative locales

    Events

    Most afternoons, people slide trays down the cafeteria line at Tampa's Spain Restaurant and Toma bar, grabbing a little paella for lunch before heading back to the office.

    Tony Smith, left, Curtis Clarke, Jermaine Levy and Lacey B. Smith are the men behind local fashion events company the Fashion Movement, which is putting on HAUTE Accessories Week this week.
  4. Thursday's letters: Voters deserve a better option than Norman

    Letters

    Sullied official seeks revival | Sept. 1

    Voters deserve a better option

  5. Editorial: Florida's student tests deserve an F

    Editorials

    Florida Education Commissioner Pam Stewart called it "welcome news." County school superintendents say it confirms their worst fears about the botched rollout of the Florida Standards Assessments and suggest the test results are worthless. So you read the following annotated excerpts from the just-released $600,000 …

     3. Pam Stewart, interim Florida education commissioner, starts the Education Accountability Summit, Monday, August 26, 2013 at the St. Petersburg College Collaborative Labs, Clearwater. The three day summit brought together state educators, government representatives, and business leaders to discuss such education issues as school grades, teacher pay, the new Common Core education standards and the assessments that will test the benchmarks.
    Rays rookies dressed up include, from left:  C.J. Riefenhauser, Misha Dworken (bullpen catcher), Luke Maile, Mikie Mahtook, Matt Andriese, Enny Romero, Joey Butler, Richie Shaffer.

    Rays rookie dress-up features grass skirts

    Even a crushing walkoff loss can't interfere with the baseball tradition of a rookie dress-up trip, so there were seven players, plus a bullpen catcher, in grass skirts and bikini tops for the late-night train ride to New York....

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    Jeb Bush defends speaking Spanish, says Donald Trump doesn't share American values

    Jeb Bush this morning reacted to Donald Trump criticizing him for using Spanish, calling his rival a divisive, unserious person who "doesn't believe in tolerance."...

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    Lovie pumps brakes on Bell making quick return

    Bucs coach Lovie Smith is very careful about hamstring injuries, as seen by safety Chris Conte sitting out three weeks of August practices and Mike Evans being held out of the final two preseason games....

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