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Emergency center available to cellphone-deprived Tallahasseeans

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Hurricane Hermine put a hurtin’ on cellphone service in North Florida, but people were finding ways to cope via emergency communications hubs set up by wireless companies and public officials. Meanwhile, power slowly began to flow again in Tallahassee as crews wrapped up repairs to major transmission lines. And Gov. Rick Scott planned damage-inspection visits to Panacea and Alligator Point, where Hermine demolished the access road. Scott addressed the power situation in a written statement following meetings with local officials in the disaster zone. He…

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Now, can we bear to watch the Bucs play?

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Now, the challenge changes. Now, the Bucs have to be worth watching. Otherwise, the Sunday afternoon movie is still going to be awfully tempting. While most of us weren’t looking, the NFL blacked out its own blackout rule a couple of weeks ago. The natural enemy of the TV-watching football fan is finally dead. There is no longer any reason to fear that this week’s game, or next week’s, won’t be on television. For local markets where the team is…

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