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Friday, Aug 18, 2017

Lightning owner Jeff Vinik backs film company pursuing global blockbusters

Lightning owner Jeff Vinik backs film company pursuing global blockbusters

Times StaffTAMPA — Jeff Vinik's latest investment might be coming to a theater near you. The Tampa Bay Lightning owner and entrepreneur invested in a new film company called Mandalay Endurance Media Ventures. Puji Capital, a Hong Kong company i...
Updated: 15 minutes ago
Revisiting the inaugural 1997 USF Bulls football roster

Revisiting the inaugural 1997 USF Bulls football roster

Eighty-one players were listed on the USF roster the night of the program's inaugural game against Kentucky Wesleyan on Sept. 6, 1997. We tracked down 74 of them. Here's what they've been up to for the past couple decades. (Jersey number, position, y...
Updated: 26 minutes ago
The weeks' most compelling photos from Tampa Bay and Florida

The weeks' most compelling photos from Tampa Bay and Florida

Florida photos of the week for August 11 - August 18: Beach family yoga, Confederate symbols as flashpoints, American Idol winners and hopefuls, Fetish Con, the second oldest survivor of the Pearl Harbor attack turns 104, an armada of rubber ducks, a...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Grocery and hotel deals in reach for Tampa Encore project

Grocery and hotel deals in reach for Tampa Encore project

TAMPA — After failing to land both Publix and Walmart, the Tampa Housing Authority says it is close to a deal to bring another well-known grocer to its Encore project.The agency expects to enter into a contract in the next 30 days for the sale ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Joe Henderson: Let's ask Speaker Richard Corcoran to spend some time in a sweltering classroom

Joe Henderson: Let's ask Speaker Richard Corcoran to spend some time in a sweltering classroom

You've seen and heard the stories about how air-conditioning breakdowns created sweltering conditions in many Hillsborough County public schools. It is a sweaty, stinking, ongoing mess, and there is no quick fix.I listened as Superintendent Jeff Eaki...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Pinellas wants to see impact of tourism bucks spent on big events

Pinellas wants to see impact of tourism bucks spent on big events

CLEARWATER –– Pinellas County relies on more than just beaches to attract visitors. County government also spends millions to help sponsor big-name events to draw even more tourists.But now the Pinellas County Commission wants to see exac...
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Hernando readies for possible rally at county's Confederate monument

Hernando readies for possible rally at county's Confederate monument

BROOKSVILLE — Law enforcement officials have readied themselves in response to a string of social media rumors about possible rallies at the Hernando County courthouse Friday afternoon centered around the Confederate soldier statue that sits ou...
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Editorial: Bright lights in dark times

The violence in Charlottesville, Va., last week showed how some events bring out the worst. But two emergencies in the Tampa Bay area this month showed that some crises bring out the best.Rosanna Lynd was on a Publix run in Seminole on Aug. 6 when a ...
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Editorial: A welcome sign of progress in a season of racial disharmony

Editorial: A welcome sign of progress in a season of racial disharmony

As first captain, the highest student position at the U.S. Military Academy, Simone Askew will stand out this academic year among the nearly 1,200 members of the Class of 2018. As the first African-American female to hold the prestigious honor, Askew...
Updated: 1 hour ago

Sunday's letters: We have a fake president

Trump rattles statue debate | Aug. 18Is this what voters wanted?Fake. We hear President Donald Trump talk about "fake news." The dictionary says that fake means not genuine; counterfeit. Let's use this word in another place: fake president: not genu...
Updated: 1 hour ago