Friday, February 23, 2018

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Starting Right, Now shines at WEDU’s annual Be More Awards

Starting Right, Now shines at WEDU’s annual Be More Awards

TAMPA — As she reflected on her latest Be More Award Thursday afternoon, Vicki Sokolik thought of some kind words a student once shared with her.The text came moments after Sokolik, executive director of the nonprofit Starting Right, Now, had taken "...
Updated: 9 hours ago
William March: Gun issues playing bigger role now in local races

William March: Gun issues playing bigger role now in local races

In the aftermath of the Broward County high school shooting, gun rights issues have jumped to the forefront of local legislative races.Democratic challengers are calling out incumbents in Tampa legislative seats on their past stances on gun control."...
Published: 02/22/18
Updated: 02/23/18
Guest column: The time I asked Billy Graham if he ever gets sick of the Bible

Guest column: The time I asked Billy Graham if he ever gets sick of the Bible

The interview was not going well.There I was, in a coveted one-on-one meeting with Billy Graham in his home in Montreat, N.C., in August 1998. It took months to get this interview for the Tampa Tribune and WFLA-TV. The newspaper and the TV station ha...
Published: 02/22/18
Joe Henderson: Farewell to Eddie Card, sports enthusiast, gentleman and friend

Joe Henderson: Farewell to Eddie Card, sports enthusiast, gentleman and friend

There was an empty seat in the pew at the back of my church Sunday. It was where Eddie Card used to sit.That’s where I would see Eddie and his wonderful wife, Joan, nearly every week. He would always extend his hand and give mine a firm shake.He woul...
Published: 02/22/18
Supercross brings athletes — not just motorcycle riders — to Tampa

Supercross brings athletes — not just motorcycle riders — to Tampa

TAMPA — When breaking down the competitive skill in Saturday night’s Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship Series event at Raymond James Stadium, you won’t find an analysis of 40-yard dash times, bench-press weights or vertical-leap measurements...
Published: 02/22/18
New SouthShore VA facility meeting ends in disappointment

New SouthShore VA facility meeting ends in disappointment

RIVERVIEW — Close to 300 area residents filled the sanctuary for a pre-scheduled Feb. 20 meeting at Trinity Baptist Church on Tuesday.Attendees were curious to learn more and ask questions about the new 50,000 square-foot VA South Hillsborough Clinic...
Updated: 9 hours ago
KeKe’s brings northeast style to SouthShore area

KeKe’s brings northeast style to SouthShore area

RIVERVIEW — For Kevin and Keith Mahen, part of growing up in central Pennsylvania meant spending winters skiing Camelback Mountain in the Poconos, and enjoying year-round comfort food found in various local diners throughout the region.The brothers e...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Howard Altman: Expert from Lutz finds U.S. ill prepared for conflict in Korea

Howard Altman: Expert from Lutz finds U.S. ill prepared for conflict in Korea

Rick Lamb, who spent a good part of the past two years in South Korea assessing the state of U.S. forces on the peninsula, was taken aback by what he discovered."Overall, I was surprised how much it atrophied," said Lamb, a retired Army Ranger comman...
Published: 02/21/18
Updated: 02/22/18
From the archives: Billy Graham found his calling as a Bible college student in Tampa

From the archives: Billy Graham found his calling as a Bible college student in Tampa

Editor’s note: This story was part of the Times’ coverage of the "Billy Graham Crusade," which stopped for three days at Raymond James Stadium in October 1998. Graham died Wednesday.It is a story as old as the Old Testament itself: the righteous man ...
Published: 02/21/18
Charter review committee recommends boosting mayor’s power

Charter review committee recommends boosting mayor’s power

TEMPLE TERRACE — A committee this week recommended that Temple Terrace change its charter to give the mayor the power to vote. As it is now, the mayor represents the city at public events, conducts council meetings and can veto a council decision — w...
Updated: 9 hours ago