The Brazilian soccer star known as Kaká stares down at the ball, seconds from the biggest kick in the newest chapter of his storied career. Wealthy and well-known, his place in the sport is well established, his number on the backs of fans around the world. // Kaká doesn't need this goal. But his …
Minor-league baseball can tolerate muggy Florida's open-air stadiums. If rain or lightning wipes out $1 Tuesday, who cares if average attendance slips from 1,300 to 900?
10 years ago, on March 31, 2005, Terri Schiavo died at Hospice House Woodside in Pinellas Park. Her passing, to all appearances a peaceful one, brought to a close her unwitting role in a lengthy legal battle that pitted Terri Schiavo's parents against her husband, Michael, who wanted to remove the feeding tube that kept …
David Dixon and Jeff Speck are two of the best urban planners in the business.
That's why Jeff Vinik hired them.
OMAHA, Neb. — The smell of Cuban coffee drifts from the kitchen as Carolyn Chester digs through photos, faded with age, that fill four boxes spread across the dining table.
Taylor Emery was in seventh grade at Grayslake Middle School outside of Chicago when she first wondered about her sexuality. But as soon as the thoughts entered her mind, Emery immediately pushed them out.
I worked as a pilot for about 10 years before going back to school to become an architect. There are a few oddballs I can remember flying with, but mostly we're just talking quirks and eccentricities. Never did I fear a colleague intended to kill himself, or everyone onboard.
Actor and director Angelina Jolie has ignited another worldwide conversation about cancer, revealing in the New York Times on Tuesday that she had undergone surgery, at age 39, to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes to prevent ovarian cancer. As she did 22 months ago, when she announced that she had had …
TAMPA — She recalls, as a kid, coming home to an empty refrigerator in a house where food stamps were traded for crack.
The voice on the other end of the radio said: "There are two people digging by the side of the road. Can we shoot them?"
TOKYO — It was not Hiroshima or Nagasaki, but in many ways, including lives lost, it was just as horrific.
Management theory says, "Stick to what you know. Don't stray from your core business." But what happens when the core is changing and it's no longer a reliable source of profit?
FORT LAUDERDALE — A landmark report — 10 years in the making — looked at critically imperiled plants at Everglades National Park and found that 16 of them may already have vanished from there.
A single spotlight illuminated one end of an otherwise dark room at the Pinellas-Pasco County Medical Examiner's office. William Pellan sat behind a computer, eyes fixed to the image of a dead man. Everything I needed to know was on that screen, glowing on his face. But Florida law forbids non-family …
Editor's note: Warren Elly, who retired from WTVT-Ch. 13 in 2011, was diagnosed with cancer late last year and has spent every day since then chronicling his life in his blog, "The Way Forward." Elly granted the Tampa Bay Times permission to publish excerpts from his blog, and wrote this introduction: …
When the phone rang at my kitchen table, I had to follow the rumor wherever it led. I could never have imagined what would unfold next: That the star quarterback at Florida State University would wind up under investigation for rape. That Jameis Winston's accuser would be driven out of school. That a stream of national …
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The examined life
Mari Ebert worries.
She worries that, despite all their hard work, her sixth-graders won't do well on Florida's new annual exams, which start Monday.
Sen. Bill Nelson has asked the Department of Justice to look into the decades-old deaths and burials of boys at the state's oldest reform school in the Panhandle town of Marianna.
LITTLE ROCK — On a hot Friday in July, a parolee was mowing a lawn in a small cul-de-sac on the west side of the city when he stopped to ask for a glass of water.
SPRING HILL — Vicky Brannon's heartache turned on a heartbeat Saturday.