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Gators Christian Garcia receives award for helping victim

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There are bad things in the land of college football. There is violence and drug use. There is entitlement and players taking shortcuts. However, there are good things, too. Just ask Florida Gators linebacker Christian Garcia, who was honored at the White House this week as part of the “It’s on Us” Awards, created by President Barack Obama to help put a stop to sexual assaults on college campuses. In July, Garcia was working as a security guard at a…

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Former Tampa Tribune writer Holly Cain wins Spirit Award

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Former Tampa Tribune sports writer Holly Cain has been maned as the winner of the National Motorsports Press Association Spirit Award winner. The award is designed to “recognize character and achievement in the face of adversity.” Cain was diagnosed with breast cancer in July of 2014. “Cain has shown great courage and a tremendously positive attitude while engaged in a difficult battle,” the NMPA said. “She has been a long-time supporter of the Susan B. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation and…

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In another surprise victory, Barack Obama wins Academy Award for cameo in Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen

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President Barack Obama was greeted with a second major award in as many weeks, this time winning an Oscar for his cameo work in Michael Bay’s Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen. Obama’s Academy Award for the Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role comes on the heels of his winning of the Nobel Peace Prize, a recognition which surprised the President’s most ardent supporters. But as the news from Hollywood reached Washington, those close to the President could not contain…

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