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Clearwater (Pinellas, Florida)

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  • Rooney's legacy lives on

    Actor Mickey Rooney may have only stood at 5 feet and 2 inches, but he was a giant as a talent and stood far above the rest. Not only could Rooney act, he could play any musical instrument as well. He was fabulous in the “Andy Hardy” movies,...
  • John Ostrowski, sausage maker

    John Ostrowski, sausage maker
    John Ostrowski, a renowned Southeast Baltimore sausage maker who refused to sell his product to supermarkets for wider distribution, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Wednesday at Somerford Place Assisted Living in Columbia. The Lutherville...
  • Knockout specialist Keith Thurman stars in StubHub card

    Knockout specialist Keith Thurman stars in StubHub card
    Keith Thurman has had 20 knockouts in 22 fights, which is eye-grabbing by itself, and now he’ll have a Showtime and StubHub Center main event audience to boost his reputation. Thurman, a 25-year-old from Clearwater, Fla., will fight Coachella...
  • Highly touted DT Thomas Holley flips pledge from Penn State to Florida

    Highly touted DT Thomas Holley flips pledge from Penn State to Florida
    Thomas Holley, defensive tackle from Lincoln High in Brooklyn, N.Y. , has apparently flipped his commitment from Penn State to the University of Florida. Mike Farrell, national analyst for Rivals.com, is reporting that Holley has made the decision. It...
  • Andrew Mike talks about his commitment flip from Vandy to Gators

    Andrew Mike talks about his commitment flip from Vandy to Gators
    Andrew Mike said Tuesday night as much as he hated to decommit from his commitment to Vanderbilt, it was Florida that held his interest all along. Barely 24 hours after Andrew Mike committed to Vanderbilt, the 6-foot-7, 285-pound offensive tackle from...
  • Florida man could be penalized for killing gator

    Florida man could be penalized for killing gator
    Big Al was known to the locals who frequent Boyd Hill Nature Preserve in St. Petersburg as being a "lover" that never bothered anyone, according to the Tampa Bay Times.  At 13 feet long and 770 pounds, Big Al was the largest gator in the area, but his...
  • Florida woman forgives ex for trying to kill her

    Florida woman forgives ex for trying to kill her
    A Florida woman stood in front of a packed courtroom in Clearwater and recounted the horrific night last year when her ex-boyfriend stabbed her 32 times and left her for dead. Then, she forgave him. What a saint. The attack on Melissa Dohme began...
  • Education summit's four "vision statements": Deep standards, accurate tests, fair grades, uniform teacher evaluations (but little practical advice)

    The education summit that wrapped up on Wednesday concluded with participants devising four "vision statements" on four key (and controversial) topics: state standards, state tests, school grades and teacher evaluations. You can read them here. The four...
  • Gov's private meeting with Bush, ed board leader upsets parent groups, Democrats, paper reports

    Gov. Rick Scott had a private meeting yesterday with former Gov. Jeb Bush, state Sen. John Thrasher and Gary Chartrand, chairman of the State Board of Education. The event, on the heels of Scott's education summit, prompted complaints from some parent...
  • Gaetz, Weatherford want more ethics reform, including residency requirements for lawmakers

    Gaetz, Weatherford want more ethics reform, including residency requirements for lawmakers
    TALLAHASSEE -- House and Senate leaders said Wednesday they want to further tighten ethics laws on lawmakers and lobbyists, including rules to make certain legislators were living in their districts. Last year, the Legislature passed a major ethics...
  • Tuesday Morning Reads: House Dems, lobbyist audits and Internet cafes

    TALLAHASSEE -- Good morning and happy Tuesday. Here's what we're reading this morning.   * Orlando Sentinel reports that the stae is retreating from Common Core exams being developed by PARCC in favor of a Florida-designed assessment.   * Sun...