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Al Fox celebrated for his work on Cuba

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There is perhaps no greater moment reflective of how far the Tampa business and political establishment has come in terms of embracing relations with Cuba than the reaction to then Mayor Dick Greco’s surprise visit to the communist island in the summer of 2002. “In my opinion, it was his finest hour,” recalled Al Fox, speaking on Friday night at the Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City. It was Fox, through his Alliance for Responsible Cuba Policy Foundation, that helped negotiate the historic meeting…

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Never been to Spain? USF Bulls soon will be running there

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There will be a different kind of running of the Bulls in Spain this summer. The South Florida Bulls’ basketball teams, the men and the women, have announced plans for a 10-day trip to Spain beginning Aug. 8. Under NCAA rules, teams are allowed to participate in a foreign tour every four years. The USF teams have several players and coaches who speak Spanish. The men’s coach is Orlando Antigua. The women’s coach is Jose Fernandez. Women basketball players for…

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Shock jock lawyers fight in court over alleged DUI setup

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Four lawyers. Two shock jocks. One flirtatious paralegal. A Florida judge will soon decide if three well-known Tampa attorneys tricked a rival lawyer into getting a DUI in an attempt to derail opposing counsel on a defamation case. The ethics trial began this week and it has riveted Tampa’s legal community with its salacious details of scheming and flirtation, of prior drunk driving arrests and extramarital affairs. On one side is the Florida Bar, which supports the version of events…

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