Links from the Times for Aug. 18: Hurricane guide, SPCA, food stamp error, rocket, TIA traffic, boating accident, Kevin White trial
Standing-room only at SPCA meeting
The animal shelter's directors heard from a crowd of more than 150 people reacting to recent publicity concerning the facility's euthanasia rate Monday night.
Aug. 14: Is SPCA a no-kill shelter? Not really
PDF: SPCA Tampa Bay's medical protocol for pet adoption
This time, Dunedin woman faced food stamp troubles
Ellen Marchand's budget leaves no room for error. So when the Florida DCF put her through a food stamp mix-up after she spent months fighting a Social Security error, she was worried.
Delta rocket launch visible from the Tampa Bay area
The early morning launch of a global positioning satelite made bright streaks in the sky over Tampa Bay.
Readers captured photos of the display, also shown in a YouTube video. Have some more photos? Leave a comment here.
TIA lane shift
Roads are closing around Tampa International Airport again as ongoing construction continues. See an interactive map of the changes here.
Lone survivor in gulf boating accident speaks out
Nearly six months after the boating accident that killed three of his friends in the Gulf of Mexico, former football player Nick Schuyler still lies awake at night wondering why he was the lone survivor. He granted his first interview to HBO's Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel Monday night.
March 2: Coast Guard finds one man clinging to boat
March 3: As three friends slipped away, Nick Schuyler clung to an overturned boat
Kevin White trial begins
For months, Alyssa Ogden said, she endured repeated sexual overtures from her boss, Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin White. The trial in her sexual discrimination suit against him started today.
Aug. 17 pre-trial story: Hillsborough Commissioner Kevin White can only blame himself for facing lawsuit, HR experts say