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  1. Tell Me About It: Personality differences require acceptance

    Relationships

    I have a mother-in-law like the one in Monday's column. Over the years I have realized that she is pretty much acting on "do unto others as you would have them do unto you" — that is, she is a huge extrovert, hates being alone, and would love family dropping in to see her, lots of people around, someone …

  2. Free and cheap fun: 5 things to do under $5 May 7-13

    Events

    1 John LeVique Pirate Days: Pirates invade Madeira Beach for a three-day festival that celebrates the discovery of John's Pass. There will be a Pirate's Ball Friday night, a sea battle and boat parade at noon Saturday, a family treasure hunt, adult and children's costume contests, merchandise, a pub crawl, artisans and …

    Pirate performers practice their routine before the 2010 John LeVique Pirate Days at John’s Pass. This year’s event is Friday through Sunday at Madeira Beach.
  3. Find a friend: Chip the retriever mix is looking for a new home

    Pets

    Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center

    Chip's perpetual smile is inspiring, especially since the innocent 2-year-old and his sister were abandoned. He's a pal for life with simple needs and is unconcerned with politics or sports rivalries. Chip is a medium-sized, purebred Florida brown dog that aims to please. …

    Architect Chris McAllister participated in last year’s event by building a log cabin, complete with an attic.
  4. Revenge of a nerd: How Thomas Middleditch ended up on 'Silicon Valley'

    The Feed

    Six years ago, Thomas Middleditch was chasing laughs on a Caribbean-bound cruise ship in a last-ditch effort to make something of this comedy thing — his income from walking dogs just wasn't cutting it.

    Thomas Middleditch is the awkward geek on HBO’s Silicon Valley.
  5. Editorial: Gov. Rick Scott should veto abortion waiting period

    Editorials

    While the stalemate over Medicaid expansion hogged the spotlight, the Florida Legislature overwhelmingly voted along party lines to further restrict abortion rights. The bill sent to Gov. Rick Scott would require women to wait 24 hours before having an abortion unless they can prove they were victims of crimes such as …

    A bill sent to Gov. Rick Scott would require women to wait 24 hours before having an abortion unless they can prove they were victims of crimes such as rape or domestic violence. Scott should veto it.
    Doug Martin is tackled by Green Bay Packers inside linebacker Sam Barrington in the third quarter of the Dec. 21 game at Raymond James Stadium.

    Bucs decline 2016 option for RB Doug Martin

    The Bucs will not pick up their fifth-year option for running back Doug Martin, meaning he will become an unrestricted free agent after the upcoming season....

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    Court sides with lawyers for consumers in ruling against PSC

    In a rebuke to the Public Service Commission, a state appellate court ruled Monday that the utility regulator hurt utility customers when it refused to explain why it banned the public’s lawyers from asking questions in certain rate cases. ...

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    Rays Alex Cobb has setback, will be shut down for a few days

    Rays RHP Alex Cobb has had a setback in his return for a forearm strain and will be shut down from throwing for at least a few days to see how he responds....

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