Links from the Times for April 28: EPIRB saves lives of father and son
EPIRB saves lives of father and son
A Tampa Bay-area father and son bought a new rescue beacon locator before their Bahamas fishing trip when they heard about four football players who were lost in the Gulf of Mexico without one.
Video: How an EPIRB works
Video: The Bahamas rescue
Developer Al Austin defends his water use: 'I'm doing the right thing'
Although WestShore developer and Republican Party fundraiser Al Austin used more water last year than nearly everyone across Tampa Bay, he says he's not an abuser, that he's operating within the rules and trying to keep his property in respectable shape. Special report: Water crisis
Thousands of high school actors from across the state converged on the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center for the annual Florida State Thespian Festival, four days of competition, learning and loving the chance to live under the bright lights of the stage. Click here for a photo gallery.