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Gov. Scott takes aim at Obama in op-ed for Politico

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  1. Busch Gardens debuts Food and Wine Festival in Tampa

    Events

    BY SHARON KENNEDY WYNNE

    Times Staff Writer

    TAMPA -- Busch Gardens debuts its new Food and Wine Festival Saturday with a variety of gourmet food and wine, and free concerts by pop stars like Gavin DeGraw, and it could be the right cocktail to boost a park burdened by a financially troubled …

    Busch Gardens debuts its new Food and Wine Festival Saturday with a variety of gourmet food and wine, and free concerts by pop stars like Gavin DeGraw. [Busch Gardens]
  2. Dennis Lehane talks about 'World Gone By,' why we love outlaws

    Books

    "I'm done with Tampa," Dennis Lehane says.

    “I always thought if Boston and New Orleans had a baby, it would be Ybor City,” says Dennis Lehane, a native Bostonian.
  3. Review: Lehane's beautifully crafted 'World Gone By' brings high-velocity end to trilogy

    Books

    If you've read much about Tampa's history of organized crime, you know it's a pretty grim business. Dennis Lehane has given the city a fictional gangster with style, a guy who can rock evening clothes, whip out a line of fast patter in any situation and gracefully walk the tightrope between the worst kind of …

    World Gone By, By Dennis Lehane
  4. Review: Anne Tyler in fine form with 'A Spool of Blue Thread'

    Books

    The characters in A Spool of Blue Thread look like the same Baltimore family members we've socialized with for 50 years in Anne Tyler's fiction. In fact, everything about her new novel — from its needlepointed title to its arthritic plot — sounds worn-out.

  5. What's Stephen Spotte reading?

    Books

    Nightstand

    Stephen Spotte

    Spotte, a renowned marine biologist who has helped lead aquariums and research facilities from New York to the Bering Sea to the Amazon basin of Ecuador and Brazil, has a new memoir, My Watery Self, that, of course, highlights life underwater. However, it's …

    Stephen Spotte’s new memoir is titled My Watery Self.
    Marcus Mariota, left, and Jameis Winston, right, will appear on Jon Gruden's QB Camp segment on ESPN.

    Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota coming to Jon Gruden's QB camp

    Two of the Bucs’ possible targets for the No. 1 pick will be on ESPN’s Jon Gruden QB Camp later this spring....

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    Scott urges Obama to extend LIP program

    If the state and federal government can't reach an agreement on Florida's Low Income Pool program, Gov. Rick Scott won't backfill with program with state dollars, he said Wednesday. ...

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    Video: Cobb on being named Rays opening day starter

    Pitcher Alex Cobb on being named the Rays' starter for the April 6 season opener against Baltimore at the Trop:...

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