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Cindy Gruden at Capitol to support boosting cigarette tax for Moffitt Cancer funding

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With former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden sick at home, wife Cindy Gruden stepped in to stump for Moffitt Cancer Center‘s request for increased funding at the Capitol. Gruden was one of more than 75 representatives of the Moffitt Cancer Center, who came by bus and bicycle — doctors, patients, caregivers, community leaders, and researchers — Tuesday to ask the Legislature to support identical bills (SB 662 and HB 651) filed by Sen. Dana Young and Rep. James Grant. The bills…

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Jon Gruden to host fundraiser for Tampa City Council candidate Avis Harrison

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Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden is hosting a fundraiser next week for Avis Harrison, the former schoolteacher seeking the Tampa City Council District 7 seat. Gruden, along with his wife Cindy, will be holding a reception Thursday, Sept. 8, at 6 p.m. in the couple’s North Tampa home at 709 Guisando de Avila. Harrison, a Panhandle native who taught in the Escambia County School District, faces physician Jim Davison, former Tampa police officer Orlando Gudes, newspaper editor Gene…

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Prime-time games not exactly riveting NFL football

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Anyone watching last Monday night’s Giants-Eagles game must have thought they lost track on the calendar and it was being played on a Thursday. Even broadcasters Mike Tirico and Jon Grude will weigh some paper towel gets, who recognize the need to keep viewers tuned in to ESPN for as long as possible — ratings and all that stuff — couldn’t hold back the criticism. And rightly so. Tirico, as good as any play-by-play man doing any sport, was honest…

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Jon Gruden to join MNF crew

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Jon Gruden intends to coach again, but until that day, the man known throughout the NFL as “Chucky” will get to sharpen his teeth in ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” booth. Gruden will join play-by-play man Mike Tirico and analyst Ron Jaworski in September, replacing Tony Kornheiser, who has decided to step down after three years. “This is a tremendous opportunity and I am very excited to be associated with ESPN and Monday Night Football,” Gruden said in a statement released…

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