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  1. Florida Orchestra presents diverse set at latest concert


    Three different sorts of musical stories comprised the Florida Orchestra's concert Friday evening in Tampa, one more deeply pleasing than the rest.

    The Florida Orchestra performing in 2013 at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. [LARA CERRI  |  Times]
  2. Tell Me About It: Couple's registry embarrasses family


    Q: I'm hoping you can calm my panic: I just got the "save the date" for my brother's wedding, and it has directions to their "wedding website" — which is a "fund our honeymoon" page! My parents are backpacking outside of cell service, but I have to imagine if they had known about this they would have said …

  3. Editorial: Positive news on slowing Medicare costs


    Targeted Medicare cuts by the Obama administration, waste reduction and a shift toward rewarding efficient care have produced positive results. The Medicare cost report released this week shows that per-patient expenses have all but stabilized. Meanwhile, a refreshing bipartisan agreement in Congress has put doctor …

    A refreshing bipartisan Medicare agreement in Congress has put doctor payments on a more sensible trajectory.
  4. Column: Bill makes it harder for children to find a home


    There are few things more heart-wrenching than a child in need of a family. Unfortunately, in Florida, as in all states, there are too many children in foster care who lack a stable, loving family to care for and nurture them. Finding a suitable foster or adoptive home can be a challenge, particularly for older children …

  5. Monday's letters: Flier is a modern-day Paul Revere


    Flier eludes Capitol air security | April 16

    A modern-day Paul Revere

    Bucs used St. Attorney's office to background check Winston

    The Bucs exhaustive background check of Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston included discussions with Georgia Cappleman, the assistant state's attorney for Leon County, the Times confirmed....


    DOC investigates whistle-blowers, scrubs audio of testimony under oath

    Doug GlissonOne month after the Department of Corrections Secretary Julie Jones told the Senate Appropriations Committee that she had asked the governor's chief investigator to look into the claims the whistle-blowers that DOC Inspector General Jeffery Beasley impeded their investigations into suspicious inmate deaths,  three of the officers have not been interviewed by anyone looking into the matter, according to the attorney for the three....


    For starters, Rays vs. Yankees

    UPDATE, 5:00: DH/OF John Jaso's left wrist has been slow to heal, and it appears it could be into mid-May before he rejoins the lineup. Jaso said a recent X-ray confirmed there was no break, but there is bone bruising and he remains unable to even pick up a bat with his left hand much less swing it....