Links from the Times for Feb. 22: Ray Sansom's friend avoids spotlight
The 1863 Battle of Ballast Point -- revisited
Confederate reenactors spent Saturday at Fort DeSoto Park taking part in Civil War activities that included period vendors, a mock military trial and execution, artillery demonstrations, infantry drills, a ladies' afternoon tea, drum and fife music performances, and Civil War medical demonstrations. The participants dressed in period clothing to reenact the battle of Ballast Point, which actually took place in Tampa in 1863. | Photo gallery: Images from the reenactment.
Ray Sansom's key friend avoids the spotlight
Developer Jay Odom's public persona is varied: hardworking, persuasive, charming, litigious, Type A. Raised in the Panhandle, he has built a mini real estate empire from scratch, but also through a mastery of the political process. | Special report: The rise and fall of Ray Sansom
Family, friends bid farewell to Lutz pilot
Marvin Dean Renslow, whose plane crashed Feb. 12, killing 50 people, is remembered for his honor, integrity andfaith in a service filled with laughter and tears. "My dad did everything he could to save the people on the plane," said his daughter, Kaley.