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After career building racing engines, Tampa pioneer pulls out of fast lane

After career building racing engines, Tampa pioneer pulls out of fast lane

TAMPA ­— Drag racing roared to popularity after World War II in rural areas like those around Tampa, where young men toiled under hoods, then turned dark, isolated roads into car-lit speed tracks.
Published: 02/05/16
Updated: 02/06/16
Woody Harrelson applies for Hawaii marijuana dispensary

Woody Harrelson applies for Hawaii marijuana dispensary

HONOLULU – Actor and marijuana advocate Woody Harrelson was one of nearly 60 applicants to apply to open one of Hawaii’s first medical marijuana dispensaries.
Published: 02/05/16
82-year-old woman tracks down, meets 96-year-old birth mother

82-year-old woman tracks down, meets 96-year-old birth mother

After 50 years of searching, and with a lot of help from her granddaughter, Betty Morrell has finally met her 96-year-old birth mother.
Published: 02/05/16
Florida readies for a fight with mosquito-borne Zika virus

Florida readies for a fight with mosquito-borne Zika virus

Florida’s history of fighting off mosquito-borne outbreaks puts the state in perhaps better position than most when it comes to the Zika virus.
Published: 02/05/16
From furniture to clothing, pieces of Santo Trafficante’s past for sale

From furniture to clothing, pieces of Santo Trafficante’s past for sale

Unlike the unopened bottle of 1975 Dom Pérignon, much of the furniture inside Joseph’s Auction House has long gone out of style.
Published: 02/04/16
Updated: 02/05/16
Scott asks CDC for Zika assistance; 3 now affected in Hillsborough

Scott asks CDC for Zika assistance; 3 now affected in Hillsborough

Florida Gov. Rick Scott today called on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to assist in efforts to combat the Zika virus.
Published: 02/04/16
Gov. Scott to give update on Zika health emergency in Tampa today

Gov. Scott to give update on Zika health emergency in Tampa today

TAMPA — Florida Gov. Rick Scott and state Surgeon General John Armstrong are scheduled to give an update on preparedness efforts relating to the Zika virus this afternoon at the Hillsborough County Health Department....
Published: 02/03/16
Updated: 02/04/16
Growers expect strawberry shortage to give way bountiful supply starting this month

Growers expect strawberry shortage to give way bountiful supply starting this month

It was so hot in November and December that the plants weren't flowering as normal, which meant fewer berries to harvest. The result: supermarkets with few or no berries.
Published: 02/03/16
Concert to raise money for beach wheelchairs for vets

Concert to raise money for beach wheelchairs for vets

NEW TAMPA — A day at the beach is something residents of the Tampa Bay area often take for granted — unless they rely on a wheelchair to get around. Often times, the fun in the sun for them can stop at pavement’s end....
Published: 02/03/16
Tennis program for special needs athletes nets great results

Tennis program for special needs athletes nets great results

TAMPA PALMS — Clay Adams acknowledged there are not enough words to describe how much he enjoys being a volunteer youth coach for the Tennis for Fun program.
Published: 02/03/16