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Doug Hughes, who landed gyrocopter outside Capitol, again rejects plea deal

WASHINGTON — Douglas Hughes, the Florida mail carrier who landed a gyrocopter on the West Lawn of the Capitol as part of a protest against the influence of big money in politics, said Thursd …


That hissing sound under the dryer? The missing king cobra


A varied, lively season in store at Ruth Eckerd Hall


  1. Editorial: Dear GE: Consider Tampa Bay


    To: GE CEO Jeff Immelt

    Re: Headquarters relocation

    Dear Mr. Immelt,

    Nasty rumors have popped up that Florida might not be under consideration for your new corporate headquarters. To dispel such nonsense, we've taken the liberty of assembling several reasons why GE should move to …

    Tampa Bay offers low taxes, a business-friendly environment and plenty for employees to do outside the office.
  2. Editorial: When sewage flows, public should know


    The torrents of August that overwhelmed St. Petersburg's wastewater treatment system were extraordinary and unexpected. But when essentially untreated sewage dumps into the bay, the public deserves a broader health alert than warning 50 young sailors to take extra-hot showers. While juggling the capacities of various …

  3. Restoring marine habitat with 2,000 tons of oyster shells

    Human Interest

    Tampa Bay Watch volunteers stacked 35-pound bags of oyster shells to form an oyster bar at Maximo Park this morning.

  4. Friday's letters: Gerrymandering is the source of political corruption


    Voted in by no one at all | Oct. 4, Perspective

  5. A varied, lively season in store at Ruth Eckerd Hall


    CLEARWATER — The season starting this month at Ruth Eckerd Hall offers nine Broadway plays, 18 comedians and more than 80 popular concerts, plus dance and classical music.

    Highlights of the theater season include a six-day run of the The Book of Mormon (Feb. 16-21), the Tony award-winning musical that has been called both crass and ground-breaking.
    Vinny Lecavalier will be a healthy scratch for the Flyers again as they open the season tonight against the Lightning.

    Lecavalier says it's tough to be scratched in Tampa return

    Vinny Lecavalier hasn't played for the Lightning for two years now, but he says it's still a special feeling getting back on the Amalie Arena ice....


    Bucs guard Logan Mankins held out of practice

    Bucs guard Logan Mankins was held out of practice Thursday with a groin injury, with backup tackle Kevin Pamphile getting work at left guard in his place....


    Fla House Dems hire political director

    State Rep Janet Cruz, D-Tampa, sent this to her colleagues today:...