Thursday, July 19, 2018
News Roundup

Hooper: Honoring Robinson’s legacy classy gesture by Rays, MLB

On Sunday, the Rays once again honored Jackie Robinson and the people in our community who have helped extend his pioneering legacy.

The team celebrated Robinson, who broke baseball’s color barrier on April 15, 1947, with a series of salutes wrapped around Robinson’s nine core values.

For the team and for the league to honor Robinson every year is one of baseball’s finest moves. …

Of course, Robinson took his voice beyond the field during and after his career, often challenging the status quo. As athletes have moved to emulate Robinson’s role in a new era, it has spurred questions and controversy. Where’s the line between entertainment and activism?

The League of Women Voters of the St. Petersburg Area welcomes ESPN personality Jemele Hill for a discussion about how all of us should use our voices to engage in our democracy. The luncheon and talk-back will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club. For more information, visit LWVSPA.org/JemeleHill. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: The Meaning of Life Is To Live It. …

Can an NHL team go up 2-0 in a playoff series but lose all the momentum in the final period of the second game? We’ll soon find out. …

Sarra Rabinovich. Chaim Marder. Gabi Roth. Those are just a few of the Holocaust victims whose names were recited by community residents at the Florida Holocaust Museum last week to mark Yom HaShoah.

The names remind us it’s not just about the number murdered — it’s about the dreams that never came to fruition, the joys snuffed out too soon and the senselessness rooted in hate.

We must never forget.

That’s all I’m saying.

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Brink: Sure, forgo straws and shopping bags, but innovation is key to tackling plastic waste

Brink: Sure, forgo straws and shopping bags, but innovation is key to tackling plastic waste

Plastic is found in everything from heart stents to fishing nets to athletic clothing. It extends the shelf life of food and improves the fuel efficiency of planes. Undoubtedly, the wonder product has made our lives easier. Unfortunately, the systems...
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We asked readers for tips on how to cut down on plastics. Here are 24 ideas they gave us.

We asked readers for tips on how to cut down on plastics. Here are 24 ideas they gave us.

Many of you are passionate about how to cut down on disposable plastics. You lit up our inbox with suggestions that ranged from the everyday — use cloth shopping bags — to the cosmic — get SpaceX founder Elon Musk to build a space ship capable of dep...
Updated: 11 minutes ago
Tampa Bay Times’ all-Tampa Bay softball team

Tampa Bay Times’ all-Tampa Bay softball team

Hillsborough Pitcher of the Year: Ashley Blessin, Jr., Plant CityUsing her vast arsenal of pitches, Blessin went 21-6 with a 0.90 ERA and had 245 strikeouts in 162.2 innings pitched for the Class 8A, District 6 champion.Blessin was the reigning two-t...
Updated: 21 minutes ago
ESPYs host Danica Patrick falls flat in opening monologue

ESPYs host Danica Patrick falls flat in opening monologue

LOS ANGELES — Danica Patrick’s monologue to open the ESPYs went over like, well, a flat tire at the Indianapolis 500. The newly retired racecar driver was the first woman to host the annual show honoring the past year’s best athletes and moments on W...
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The house featured in the ‘The Brady Bunch’ hits the market for $1.885 million

The house featured in the ‘The Brady Bunch’ hits the market for $1.885 million

There could soon be a new owner for one of the U.S.’s most iconic Hollywood homes.The house that’s featured in the opening and closing scenes of The Brady Bunch is now up for sale.Its asking price? A cool $1.885 million, the Los Angeles Times reports...
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Quarterback rankings: The best seasons in Buccaneers history

Quarterback rankings: The best seasons in Buccaneers history

It was Dec. 20, 1981, the final Sunday of the NFL regular season, and the NFC Central title was on the line. The Buccaneers were in Detroit, where the Lions hadn’t lost all season.The Lions, who were favored by a touchdown, took a 7-3 lead in t...
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Body of missing diver, 20, recovered from Eagle’s Nest in Hernando

Body of missing diver, 20, recovered from Eagle’s Nest in Hernando

WEEKI WACHEE — Rescue crews have located the body of a 20-year-old free diver who failed to resurface at a dangerous cave in Hernando County, the Hernando County Sheriff’s office said Thursday. Said Marjane was found by a civilian dive team after he ...
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Rabid bat clings to woman’s arm in Sun City Center parking lot

Rabid bat clings to woman’s arm in Sun City Center parking lot

SUN CITY CENTER — A Sun City Center woman got an unusual surprise as she used the bathroom in her home Monday – a rabid bat clinging to her arm.According to the Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County, the woman was helping a friend into ...
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Dodgers land All-Star shortstop Manny Machado from Orioles

Dodgers land All-Star shortstop Manny Machado from Orioles

The Los Angeles Dodgers won the Manny Machado sweepstakes, getting the prized All-Star shortstop from the Baltimore Orioles in a trade Wednesday night. The Orioles received five prospects: outfielder Yusniel Diaz, right-handers Dean Kremer and Zach P...
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Owner brings new touches to Rouen Thai restaurant in South Tampa

Owner brings new touches to Rouen Thai restaurant in South Tampa

A popular South Tampa Thai restaurant has a new owner and a few additions as well.Rouen Thai has been around for nearly 20 years and has its fair share of regular customers, so when new owner Chonlada Malingam came along, she had big shoes to fill to...
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