Thursday, July 12, 2018

News Roundup

Updated: 10 hours ago
Tampa Catholic’s Mike Gregory steps down

Tampa Catholic’s Mike Gregory steps down

Tampa Catholic's Mike Gregory, who led the football program to a pair of state semifinal appearances, stepped down as coach to become an assistant at Lyon College in Batesville, Ark.Gregory was 36-21 and won three district and two region titles.The C...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Editorial: Rays stadium cost should be fairly shared

Editorial: Rays stadium cost should be fairly shared

The imaginative Ybor City ballpark proposed by the Tampa Bay Rays fits nicely into the 21st century vision of a sophisticated city and would secure major league baseball’s future for the entire region. It also carries an eye-catching cost that will h...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Nathaniel Reed, Florida environmental advocate and co-author of the Endangered Species Act, dies at 84

Nathaniel Reed, Florida environmental advocate and co-author of the Endangered Species Act, dies at 84

Nathaniel "Nat" Reed, 84, a Hobe Sound resident whose childhood ardor for Florida’s natural wonders led to him becoming a tireless crusader for the environment, died in a Quebec hospital Wednesday, according to his family.In a long career spent both ...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Epilogue: Cary Bond, 94, had style, grace and manners to spare

Epilogue: Cary Bond, 94, had style, grace and manners to spare

ST. PETERSBURG — The elevator doors opened onto the lobby of the luxury high-rise and out stepped Cary Bond. She summoned the concierge.Mrs. Bond gripped onto the red walker she called her "Cadillac" and asked Carlos Guevara if she could get him some...
Updated: 11 hours ago
What will it look like during the day? Echelman’s Pier District sculpture a hot topic for St. Pete council

What will it look like during the day? Echelman’s Pier District sculpture a hot topic for St. Pete council

ST. PETERSBURG — The City Council will tackle an agenda packed with Pier District issues Thursday, with the most watched a proposed $1.5 million contract with international artist Janet Echelman. Some have derided the commissioning of one of Echelman...
Updated: 11 hours ago

Column: The center is sexier than you think

Enough about the Freedom Caucus. Enough about the Democratic Socialists of America. They’re flamboyant players in our political debate, but they’re extremes: More politicians — and most Americans — occupy the expansive territory in between. That’s wh...
Updated: 12 hours ago

Thursday’s letters: The Rays’ Ybor City stadium will be magnificent

Rays’ big dream is small ballpark | July 11The new stadium will be gorgeousI had the pleasure of attending the unveiling of the Tampa Bay Rays "next-generation, neighborhood ballpark." I was blown away. As an 18-year resident of Tampa Bay, and ma...
Updated: 12 hours ago
Authorities release name of Hillsborough firefighter injured after falling out of truck

Authorities release name of Hillsborough firefighter injured after falling out of truck

SUN CITY CENTER — Authorities have released the name of a Hillsborough County firefighter who was injured on the way to a call Tuesday when he fell out of a fire truck.Steven Dowd, 46, was riding in the passenger seat of the truck when it left Statio...
Published: 07/11/18
Carlton: Forget politics — we’ve got a mayor-governor bromance going here!

Carlton: Forget politics — we’ve got a mayor-governor bromance going here!

There’s a difference between Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Florida Gov. Rick Scott.And no, I don’t mean the fact that Buckhorn is a Democrat who stuffed envelopes in the fourth grade for Robert Kennedy and later stumped for both Bill and Hillary. And ...
Published: 07/10/18
Updated: 07/11/18