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USF’s Hassan Childs dismissed from team after road rage incident

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The news for former USF safety Hassan Childs keeps getting worse. After he was shot (three times), after he was arrested and after the police found his marijuana, Childs has been dismissed from the Bulls team by head coach Charlie Strong. “I had a chance to speak with him,” Strong told the Tampa Bay Times. “They all want to continue and go play, and he was a senior, but he totally understood.” Childs has been charged with three counts of…

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USF’s Hassan Childs arrested, shot three times in road rage incident

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USF senior safety Hassan Childs has been arrested after being injured in a shooting Saturday night. Police have charged Childs with three counts of aggravated assault and one count of misdemeanor marijuana possession. Childs, 22, was shot three times by Jovanni Jiminez in an incident that began as road rage. Police responded to a call from Jiminez who said that Childs had pointed a gun at him, his wife and his child at the Eagles Point apartments on 46th street. “We…

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FSU Safety Derwin James comes back strong from knee injury

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For so long, he watched. He waited. FSU safety Derwin James had become a memory. The former star for the Seminoles, perhaps one of their best defensive players, waited for 176 days – and 11 games – as his left knee healed. Now, James is back. And, yeah, it was worth the wait. “I remember the long days, it was like an everyday thing, where they would tell me, ’no no no, just take it day by day’” James told the…

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Former Buc John Lynch hopes to get into Hall of Fame despite position

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His interception total (26) is kind of low. If you’re looking to knock John Lynch, you can begin there. His teams won only one Super Bowl. That keeps him from being a slam dunk of a candidate. He already has two teammates from his defense into the Hall. Other teams have more, but voters lose interest the more players a team has in. But if you want to know the challenge that Lynch, the great of the Tampa Bay Bucs,…

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Back-in parking coming soon to St. Petersburg

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In about a month downtown St. Petersburg will have about 30 new parking spaces. Some of them will be a little different than what people are used to in the area. Instead of carefully maneuvering into parallel parking spots or easily gliding into angled spaces, motorists will back into the newly planned reverse-angle parking. Now when motorists are lucky enough to find a spot along Central Avenue, they park in an angled spot going in the same direction as their…

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How can people safely take control from a self-driving car?

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New cars that can steer and brake themselves risk lulling people in the driver’s seat into a false sense of security — and even to sleep. One way to keep people alert may be providing distractions that are now illegal. That was one surprising finding when researchers put Stanford University students in a simulated self-driving car to study how they reacted when their robo-chauffer needed help. The experiment was one in a growing number that assesses how cars can safely…

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Why the Gay Movement is winning

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From Andrew Sullivan and CBS’s new poll. It confirms what we already knew – that ending the closet is the key to equality. By far the best way to do this is as an act of positive affirmation. Those gay people who prefer careerism and safety over integrity and courage have every right to do so. But I also have every right to note that they are the key obstacles to their own progress – and no closeted person has any…

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