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  1. Tell Me About It: New parents must address their sex life

    Relationships

    Q: Do busy working parents have sex? My husband and I have been married almost eight years and have an 11-month-old. We have to force ourselves to have sex once every other week. We didn't have a great sex life before the baby, and needed help to conceive, but this new normal is starting to get to me. We are a …

  2. Social Security is based on sound principles

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    In announcing his presidential candidacy, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had some strong criticism of the Social Security program, especially its solvency. He claims that those who defend the system are liars. Sen. Marco Rubio, also running for the presidency, likens Social Security to a Ponzi scheme. Their rhetoric …

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  3. Editorial cartoons for Aug. 1-3

    Opinion

    These cartoons are from various Times wire services.

  4. Editorial: Pinellas should be flexible with resort tax

    Editorials

    With Pinellas tourism hitting record levels, it's a good time for the county to raise the resort tax by an additional 1 percent. But when the County Commission takes up the issue Tuesday, it should be careful about dictating how the resort tax money should be spent. The emphasis should be on remaining flexible rather …

  5. Monday's letters:

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    The first day of school is nigh, and the time to plot your tax-free holiday survival is now. Start your year off right with these fun finds, and don't forget that Florida’s back-to-school sales tax holiday will last a record 10 days beginning Aug. 7. Take advantage of tax breaks on apparel $100 or less per item, school supplies $15 or less and computers and other electronics $750 or less. The holiday runs through Aug. 16. Ready, set, go!...

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    Governor Scott highlights infection problems at hospitals

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott is using new infection control data released this week by a consumer magazine to provide further justification of his call to create a commission to review the state’s hospital system....

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    Moore struggles again, Rays lose again, 11-7 to Sox

      BOSTON - Another ragged start by Matt Moore put the Rays in an early hole Saturday as they lost to the Red Sox 11-7.

       Moore, in his sixth outing since returning from April 2014 Tommy John surgery, allowed six runs while lasting only three innings. Of the 19 batters he faced, 10 reached base, and several of the nine he got out hit the ball quite hard and somewhat far.

       In six starts, Moore is now 1-3 with an 8.78 ERA.

        Down 6-0, the Rays (51-54 overall), battled back to within 6-4 and then to 7-6, but reliever Steve Geltz allowed the Red Sox to tag on two runs in the sixth.

       Geltz walked David Ortiz to start the inning and Travis Shaw with two outs, threw a wild pitch that advanced the runners then allowed a single to Rusney Castillo that scored two.

        The Rays, as usual, did not convert on several scoring opportunities.

        Their most glaring mistake came in the top of the sixth. Down 7-4, they got one run when Asdrubal Cabrera led off with a double and Kevin Kiermaier singled him in. Kiermaier got to second on a wild pitch and then John Jaso walked with one out.

        Kiermaier then made an aggressive mistake, breaking to steal third and getting thrown out. The Rays challenged the call as it looked like Kiermaier may have gotten his hand around the tag, as the replay was shown on the video board Kiermaier stood on third flashing a safe sign. But it proved to be only wishful thinking as the replay officials said the call stood, and he was out.

       That became a bigger deal when Brandon Guyer, pinch-hitting for Steven Souza Jr., who left the game with a bruised left hand, laced a double. Rather than two runs, the Rays got only one, Jaso scoring from first, and 7-6 was as close as they got.

       Travis Shaw hit a two-run homer off Kirby Yates in the eighth, his second of a memorable day.

      The Rays wrap up the series with the Red Sox on Sunday at 1:35 p.m., with Jake Odorizzi on the mound against Sox lefty Wade Miley.


     
     
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