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On second thought: Hillsborough Commission opts to remove Confederate monument

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Four weeks after the Hillsborough County Commission voted to keep a controversial Confederate monument outside the courthouse annex, commissioners have changed their minds. In a 4-2 vote Wednesday, “Memoria In Aeterna” will now likely be relocated to the Brandon Family Cemetery. Earlier in the day, county officials said the owner of that facility came forward with an offer to house it. The Confederate monument has stood outside of the Hillsborough County Courthouse for more than a century. Commissioner Sandy Murman…

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New Bucs tagline is a disaster

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers want fans to “Siege the Day.” That is according to the team’s latest slogan. But CBS sports wants you to know that’s not really the most appropriate way to instill faith in a team. Aside from the well-known meaning of the word siege that brings to mind pirates, stolen boats and bountiful booty – probably where the Bucs marketing guys were going with it – there is another, less appropriate meaning. “A prolonged period of misfortune.” That’s…

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Mitch Perry Report for 5.11.15 — Weekend tales in Tampa

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There were two events in Tampa that took place this weekend worth noting. Let’s start with the local NFL franchise and the off-field drama that won’t be going away anytime soon. “We do not think it will be a problem for Jameis to be focused on playing football here,” Tampa Bay Buc head coach Lovie Smith said on Saturday, talking to reporters after Jameis Winston, his prized number one draft choice, finished up his first workouts as a paid professional employed by…

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