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Bolts notes: Lecavalier to sit out Flyers’ only return to Tampa

tbo.com — TAMPA - Former Tampa Bay Lightning captain Vinny Lecavalier did not want to miss playing in his only trip to Tampa this season. But a foot injury he suffered three games into the season is not quite healed enough for him to return to the Philadelphia lineup in time for tonight's game.
Oct 30, 2014

Pregame #tblightning notes: Lecavalier disappointed to sit out his return to Tampa, Callahan update shar.es/10t7zl via @tbocom

Revealing identity of SEAL who killed bin Laden disquieting to some commandos

tbo.com — The local commando community is not pleased that the man who says he killed Osama bin Laden is planning to reveal his identity and talk about his experiences in an upcoming Fox network documentary. "I think most of us view it as not being particularly good," said Tucker Campion, a retired Navy SEAL now living in Pinellas County.
Oct 30, 2014

Quiet professionals disquieted by Osama-killing SEAL ID reveal on Fox shar.es/10t2E6 @TBOcom #SOF @USSOCOM @JSOC @WARCOM

Hernando native debuts on ‘Jeopardy!’ tonight

tbo.com — Viewers will find out tonight if Brooksville native Allison Solomon was successful in her attempt to dethrone the "Jeopardy!" champion.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @TBOcom: Check out Brooksville native Allison Solomon tonight as she appears on "Jeopardy!" buff.ly/1q41WCr pic.twitter.com/L57A8ne4FR

USF med school move downtown ‘bigger than baseball’

tbo.com — TAMPA - The University of South Florida took the first formal step to build its new medical school downtown, with a trustees' work group voting unanimously Thursday morning for a project Mayor Bob Buckhorn called "bigger than baseball."
Oct 30, 2014

@USF to move med school into downtown #Tampa on land @TBLightning owner #Vinik donated."Bigger than baseball.’ shar.es/10sGsh

No secret who Hillsborough superintendent Elia wants on school board

tbo.com — TAMPA - The general election isn't until Tuesday, but Hillsborough County School Board candidate Dipa Shah already knows she will have one noteworthy vote - school district Superintendent MaryEllen Elia, who recently placed a Shah campaign sign in the front yard of her Palma Ceia home.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @mikesaltbo: No secret who Hillsborough superintendent Elia wants on school board shar.es/10sa9F via @sharethis

Conservation savings will offset Capitol’s higher electric bill next year, state says

tbo.com — There's a silver lining in news that the state could have to pony up more than a half-million dollars more to power the Capitol and other state buildings. Electricity in Tallahassee comes from the municipally-run utility.
Oct 30, 2014

Conservation savings will offset Capitol’s higher electric bill next year, state says | shar.es/10qZ4m via @sharethis

Upscale SkyHouse tower on the rise in downtown Tampa

tbo.com — TAMPA - Construction project manager Carl Giovenco carefully walks atop a freshly laid concrete pad that forms the top, 23rd floor of the SkyHouse tower as welders and steelworkers form a frenzy of buzzing and pounding all around - seemingly immune to the knee-wobbling heights.
Oct 30, 2014

Do heights freak you out? Check our aerial video of SkyHouse tower construction from 23 stories up www2.tbo.com/news/business/…

Oct 30, 2014

Do heights freak you out? Check our aerial video of SkyHouse tower construction from 23 stories up. www2.tbo.com/news/business/…

Lightning finds spark with creative line combo

tbo.com — TAMPA - The line blender turns on for many reasons during the course of an NHL season. Impatience by the coach, bad chemistry among linemates, stagnant offense or defensive responsibility are among the many of the reasons line combinations get mixed. But sometimes, necessity is the mother of invention to whip up some chemistry.
Oct 29, 2014

Latest #tblightning kid line created out of necessity, but it created instant chemistry shar.es/102Yuc via @tbocom

House committee quizzes VA on disciplinary actions in retaliation lawsuit

tbo.com — TAMPA - Now that the Department of Veterans Affairs has settled a four-year-old retaliation lawsuit by shelling out $1.3 million to nearly a dozen plaintiffs, the chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee is demanding to know what, if any discipline was meted out as a result.
Oct 29, 2014

House Veterans Affairs Committee chair wants answers on disciplinary actions in Bay Pines retaliation lawsuit shar.es/10rJZZ @TBOcom

Sheriff: Women stole $4,200 in purses from Westfield Brandon mall

tbo.com — The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is searching for two women it says were caught on surveillance video shoplifting designer purses worth thousands of dollars from the Westfield Brandon mall. The women entered the Dillard's store at 303 Town Center Drive on Oct.

Bolts notes: Drouin sees less time with Killorn’s return

tbo.com — TAMPA - Moments after Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman was struck by a puck on his right hand during the Oct. 18 game in Vancouver, he knew something didn't feel right. Hours later, he was heading to the airport to return home with a fractured finger that will keep him out of the lineup at least through November.

Kucherov hat trick leads Bolts by Coyotes, 7-3

tbo.com — TAMPA - The Lightning quickly put the recently completed long road trip in the rearview mirror. A humbling loss will do that. Tampa Bay returned home from a five-game road trip and enjoyed the home cooking with a 7-3 victory against the Arizona Coyotes at Amalie Arena.
Oct 29, 2014

In today's #Tampa Tribune: Kucherov 1st career hat trick leads #tblightning rout of #Coyotes shar.es/10ptKZ via @tbocom