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In her lifetime, Linda Osmundson helped with “better heroes”

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In her short time on earth, Linda Osmundson took on a lot of heavier burdens than a sportswriter trying to take on a story. But it was Osmundson who convinced me that domestic violence is everybody’s struggle, and she helped however she could in the times when I called on her. She was patient. She was insightful. She was my go-to person when athletes got out of hand. Linda, who died at 66 on Monday, was my hero. And I…

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Bob Buckhorn’s poor choice of words

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Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn has done a lot of good in his city. He’s revived a long under-utilized riverfront. He’s worked hard to eliminate blight in troubled neighborhoods. He’s taken leaps when it comes to attracting jobs. But he’s not always good about holding his tongue. This time, he went a little too far. Over the weekend 14-year-old Edward Harris was gunned down in broad daylight in East Tampa. It was the 18th homicide in Tampa this year and representative of…

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