Monday, November 20, 2017

Good Reads

Time Capsule: What we didn't know the day President Barack Obama was inaugurated

Time Capsule: What we didn't know the day President Barack Obama was inaugurated

Time capsule: This is a recurring Floridian magazine feature that allows readers to re-experience some of the Tampa Bay Times' best stories with the wisdom of hindsight. So what didn't we know the day of President Barack Obama's inauguration that we ...
Updated a year ago
Holiday Hopes: Persecuted in Egypt for their Christian faith, a family starts over in Tarpon Springs

Holiday Hopes: Persecuted in Egypt for their Christian faith, a family starts over in Tarpon Springs

A mother and son who left Egypt due to persecution still need some home essentials.
Updated a year ago

After the photo-op: The failure of an Enterprise Florida jobs deal

In the code-name world of Enterprise Florida, it was known as "Project Assassin." Altair Training Solutions Inc. was going to do big things for Hendry County, one of the most economically distressed counties in Florida, and its neighbor to the west, ...
Updated a year ago
Pam Bondi's career path could lead to post in Trump's White House

Pam Bondi's career path could lead to post in Trump's White House

TALLAHASSEE — Pam Bondi would bring personal loyalty to Donald Trump's future administration — and political baggage, too.Her meeting today with the president-elect at Trump Tower, ostensibly to discuss a high-level federal post, is the l...
Updated a year ago
Holiday Hopes: This St. Petersburg family has the drive, just not a car

Holiday Hopes: This St. Petersburg family has the drive, just not a car

It's a labor of love for these parents of five to get everyone to school, day care and work without a car.
Updated a year ago
Lane DeGregory: Parents, be grateful for dishes and laundry

Lane DeGregory: Parents, be grateful for dishes and laundry

Two boys go off to college, leaving their mother to count the blessings of childhood.
Updated a year ago
In rural-suburban Pasco County, Trump supporters see their lives getting great again

In rural-suburban Pasco County, Trump supporters see their lives getting great again

People here want what Donald Trump promised: safety at home, economic security, their guns, and no "men" in the ladies' room.
Updated a year ago
A Purple Heart's journey from a flea market to a fallen soldier's family

A Purple Heart's journey from a flea market to a fallen soldier's family

The brass medal rested between satin and crushed gold velvet on a junk table at a dusty Orlando flea market.The seller wanted $10.Ken Gifford, sales manager for Independence RV in Winter Garden, saw it there one Saturday morning a decade ago when he ...
Updated a year ago
Up all night with the voters of Tampa Bay, watching a presidential election surprise (w/video)

Up all night with the voters of Tampa Bay, watching a presidential election surprise (w/video)

At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, a supervisor poked her head out of the double doors of a voting precinct in the University of South Florida student center. "Ladies and gentlemen," she announced, "the polls are closing." Four minutes too late, a young woman sho...
Updated a year ago
Think you can guess whether these voters will choose Clinton or Trump?

Think you can guess whether these voters will choose Clinton or Trump?

Certain groups can be expected to vote a certain way each presidential election. Non-white voters, for more than half a century, have voted for a Democrat. The most recent polls in key states show Hillary Clinton winning that demographic. Gun owners ...
Updated a year ago