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Pinellas schools eliminate many year-end exams


  1. Tell Me About It: With maturity comes new dating agenda


    Q: I'm back to dating after a multiple-year relationship. Years ago, I think I believed it was wrong for people to "date around" without being explicitly clear that's what they were doing. Now that I'm closer to 30 than 21, things feel oddly less clear, not more. I am not sleeping with anyone, but there are a few …

  2. Free and cheap fun: 5 things to do under $5 April 30-May 6



    Free Comic Book Day: There are 50 titles available this year in the annual publishing industry effort to showcase titles and bring a new generation of fans into comic book stories. At Heroes' Haven in Carrollwood, 4339 Gunn Highway, the first 150 people in the store Saturday get all 50 free …

    Enjoy a mint julep or two on Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs or Derby Lane as you wait for the simulcast of the Kentucky Derby.
  3. My sad lesson in what dignity means today


    Three weeks ago, when I sat my teenage daughters down to deliver the difficult news, I said, "Girls, I have to tell you something upsetting."

  4. On TV, a flood of memories about the end of the Vietnam War

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    The PBS programmers get a little carried away this week with the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, but the occasion at least gives Rory Kennedy's excellent Last Days in Vietnam an opportunity to reach a broader audience.

    People climb walls to get into the U.S. Embassy in Saigon on April 29, 1975.
  5. Editorial: Hillary Clinton has more explaining to do


    Mistakes were made. Paperwork errors. Out of our control. Those are among the excuses about the lack of transparency regarding wealthy foreign donors to the Clinton Foundation and potential conflicts of interest while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state. It is another disturbing example where the end justifies the …

    Pictured, from left, Matt Baker and Tom Jones of the Times, Tom Korn of ABC Action News, and the Times' Rick Stroud and Greg Auman.

    Miss our round-table discussion on the Bucs' No. 1 pick? Watch it here

    The Tampa Bay Times teamed up with ABC Action News last week for our one-hour video special - The Plank: First Draft. ...


    Bills for people with special needs falling victim to impasse

    Gardiner on the floor with AndrewThe budget impasse over health care negotiations has another casualty: some of the bills intended to assist people with special needs that were part of the joint work plan agreed to between House Speaker Steve Crisafulli and Senate President Andy Gardiner....


    The Rays will have Nathan Karns on the mound tonight; the Yankees counter with Adam Warren.

    For starters, Rays at Yankees, looking for a six-pack

    UPDATE, 4:23: Though Jennings is not in Rays lineup, am hearing he could be available off bench tonight.