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Summer Movie Preview: From ‘Ghostbusters’ to ‘Bourne,’ everything old is new again

Summer Movie Preview: From ‘Ghostbusters’ to ‘Bourne,’ everything old is new again

Published: 05/12/16
After decades running the Colonnade, Tampa family watches it auctioned off piece by piece

After decades running the Colonnade, Tampa family watches it auctioned off piece by piece

TAMPA — Jack “Smokey” Whiteside tried to relax as he sat with his wife, daughter and nephew on the old wooden benches outside the entrance of the Colonnade restaurant Wednesday morning.
Published: 05/12/16
MOSI to unveil new high-tech exhibit, remind people it still exists

MOSI to unveil new high-tech exhibit, remind people it still exists

Tampa’s Museum of Science and Industry will welcome a new high-tech permanent exhibit coming this fall that envisions a future with driverless cars and refrigerators that order food for you.
Published: 05/12/16
Legal pot industry descends on Florida as voters consider medical marijuana

Legal pot industry descends on Florida as voters consider medical marijuana

KISSIMMEE — Three thousand members of the nation’s budding legal pot industry are visiting Florida this week — and not for the beaches.
Published: 05/11/16
‘Cheese grater’ buildings denied historic status by St. Petersburg preservation board

‘Cheese grater’ buildings denied historic status by St. Petersburg preservation board

ST. PETERSBURG — The city’s Community Planning and Preservation Commission on Tuesday rejected a request from preservationists to designate the former Pheil Hotel and Theater and Central National Bank local landmarks.
Published: 05/11/16
Fennelly: For Lightning’s Brian Boyle, winning and family go hand in hand

Fennelly: For Lightning’s Brian Boyle, winning and family go hand in hand

He was born into a team. That’s important to know when talking about Lightning center Brian Boyle. He’s the seventh-oldest of Artie and Judy’s 13 children. The Boyles of Hingham, Mass. Deep roster.
Published: 05/11/16
Who pays for store security at Walmarts across Tampa Bay? Taxpayers do

Who pays for store security at Walmarts across Tampa Bay? Taxpayers do

The calls for service begin early, appearing on police dispatch screens across Tampa Bay. Police show up at local Walmarts twice an hour, every hour, every day. Taxpayers get the bill.
Published: 05/11/16
Community gathers to thank Alberta, the yellow lab guide dog who served them all

Community gathers to thank Alberta, the yellow lab guide dog who served them all

ST. PETERSBURG — All afternoon, they streamed into Alberta’s home. Students and professors, kids from the church down the street. A yoga teacher. A tennis pro. Friends from the dog training club.
Published: 05/10/16
Children of former Bucs owner Hugh Culverhouse refuse to release mother’s body as family feuds

Children of former Bucs owner Hugh Culverhouse refuse to release mother’s body as family feuds

TAMPA — Last Wednesday, a small group gathered at the Garden of Memories for services for Joy McCann Culverhouse, the 96-year-old widow of former Tampa Bay Buccaneers owner Hugh Culverhouse Sr.
Published: 05/10/16
When Brazil sneezes, do Florida and Tampa Bay start to catch a cold?

When Brazil sneezes, do Florida and Tampa Bay start to catch a cold?

The economic connections between Florida and Brazil are growing broader and deeper every year. That’s great when Brazil is expanding — the Latin nation already is Florida’s largest export trading partner.
Published: 05/10/16