Tuesday, July 17, 2018
News Roundup

The Daystarter: Students staging walkout for Parkland; Legislative winners and losers; remembering Stephen Hawking; Walmart is expanding its grocery delivery service

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what you need to know today.

• Our sunny but cool streak continues today. The National Weather Service said wake-up temps in Hillsborough will be in the low to mid 40s, but by daytime it will be in the balmy 60s. But a dry cold front is moving in that will make Wednesday night-Thursday morning the coldest period of the week. Temperatures could drop to the mid to low 30s.

• As you head out for your morning commute, check out our live blog for the latest traffic updates and road conditions across Tampa Bay.

• Here are the top things to do today in Tampa Bay including the Kingston Trio and the play Marjorie Prime at American Stage questions the limits of technology

• Thousands of students in Tampa Bay and across the nation will walk out of their classes today in memory of the 17 people who died in last month’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. The demonstrations are planned for 10 a.m. and will last 17 minutes. In the wake of the Parkland shooting, many schools have used the topic of walkouts and the rising tide of student activism as way to talk about civic engagement in their lessons. Times education reporters will be following the action today at several schools. Stay with tampabay.com for updates.

• What did state lawmakers do during their two-month long legislative session? We survey the winners and losers. From the Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau, it’s the 2018 legislative session’s what passed and what failed list..

• Stephen Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his body was paralyzed by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, has died, a family spokesman said early today. The best-known theoretical physicist of his time, Hawking wrote so lucidly of the mysteries of space, time and black holes that his book, A Brief History of Time, became an international bestseller, making him one of science’s biggest celebrities since Albert Einstein.

• We’ve all been there. Hands gripping the shopping cart, crazy eyes darting up and down the shelves, every thought about how to construct an affordable and filling dinner completely gone from your brain. And then you end up spending way too much money. From our food editor, here’s 10 ideas for 4-person meals you can make for $10 or less.

• After testing it in Tampa Bay, Walmart has decided to roll out its grocery delivery service nationwide. Sara DiNatale explains at tampabay.com/business that the retail giant plans to reach more than 100 metro areas — 40 percent of the country — by the end of the year.

• The Lightning’s 7-4 loss to the Senators on Tuesday was weird in many ways. Forward J.T. Miller racked up his first career hat trick. Goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy got pulled for just the second time this season. Heck, even Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak made an appearance in the Amalie Arena press box (he has a place in Orlando). But the strangest sight? Many Lightning fans heading for the exits early in the third period. There was no drama in this one, no shootout heroics. Tampa Bay, which had won six overtime games in its last eight, got thumped in this one by a bad Ottawa (25-33-11) team. Joe Smith has the details.

• Children of the 80s, Tiffany is calling. The former pop princess doesn’t play malls anymore, and three decades after her I Think We’re Alone Now success, she’s refined her act to an energetic mix of past and present. Expect less of a Casio backbeat, a bit more of a country take on her classic hits and some of her new material. Ahead of her Sunday show at the intimate Jaeb Theater at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, Tiffany took the time to answer some questions by phone.

• Courtney Stockard returned from a hamstring injury and scored 26, and Jaylen Adams made a jumper and three free throws in the final minute Tuesday night, rallying St. Bonaventure to a 65-58 victory over UCLA and its first NCAA Tournament victory in 48 years. The 11th-seeded Bonnies (26-7) will play sixth-seeded Florida (20-12) in Dallas on Thursday night in the East Region.

• Get weekly cooking tips and recipes, short how-to videos and more at Stark From Scratch, a new cooking blog from Times food editor Michelle Stark.

• With the holiday falling on a Saturday this year, we’ve got even more St. Patrick’s Day parties to choose from, including an Ybor parade and a river of green.

Comments
Bucs running back Ronald Jones eager to prove himself as rookie

Bucs running back Ronald Jones eager to prove himself as rookie

Bucs rookies report to training camp Monday, in less than a week, but running back Ronald Jones has offered fun insights into his preparation with a 10-minute video interview with his hometown paper back in Texas, the McKinney Courier-Gazette."I defi...
Updated: 8 minutes ago
SEC media days: Kirby Smart, Georgia have moved on from title game loss

SEC media days: Kirby Smart, Georgia have moved on from title game loss

ATLANTA — Georgia coach Kirby Smart can't seem to get away from last year's national title loss.Even on Tuesday before taking the podium at SEC media days, he saw highlights of it on ESPN.But half a mile away from the site of that defeat t...
Updated: 8 minutes ago
Artist, advocate, Marine: New Pasco school security director compelled to serve

Artist, advocate, Marine: New Pasco school security director compelled to serve

LAND O’ LAKES — Chris Stowe has a storied past as an explosives technician in the U.S. Marine Corps.The retired master sergeant has mementos of his service — a field knife mounted to the lid of an explosives box, for instance — hanging prominently in...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Her 3-year-old was locked in a washing machine filling with water. Now she’s warning parents.

Her 3-year-old was locked in a washing machine filling with water. Now she’s warning parents.

It’s not unusual for Lindsey and Alan McIver’s children to get up before them.Most mornings, the kids entertain themselves for about 10 to 15 minutes, coloring and playing, before going to wake their parents, Lindsey McIver told the Washington Post.B...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Woman run over by Publix semitrailer in Florida dies

Woman run over by Publix semitrailer in Florida dies

BOYNTON BEACH — Authorities say a Florida woman is dead after being run over by a Publix grocery store semitrailer. A Boynton Beach police news release says 68-year-old Herma Jervis was taken to a nearby hospital Monday morning and was pronounced dea...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Poll: Little support for arming teachers

Poll: Little support for arming teachers

Most parents express scant enthusiasm for arming schoolteachers, preferring metal detectors and mental-health screening as tools to keep students safe, according to a survey released Tuesday.Asked to choose between two potential ways of addressing sc...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Hillsborough to train school resource officers during active shooter exercise

Hillsborough to train school resource officers during active shooter exercise

DOVER — With the start of classes nearly three weeks away, Hillsborough County school resource officers will receive extensive active shooter training Tuesday morning to prepare them in the event of another school tragedy.Members of the Hillsborough ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Thick humidity fuels sweltering conditions, increasing rain chances for Tampa Bay

Thick humidity fuels sweltering conditions, increasing rain chances for Tampa Bay

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected to pick up throughout Tampa Bay on Tuesday afternoon, along with continued blistering sunshine and high humidity.An increased chance of rain, around 60 percent, will continue throughout the week. A hig...
Updated: 2 hours ago
First look (with video): Universal’s new high-tech fountain shows ends the night at the theme park

First look (with video): Universal’s new high-tech fountain shows ends the night at the theme park

Times Staff WriterVisitors to Universal Studios in Orlando on Monday night got to witness the premiere of the new high-tech, dancing-fountain, cinematic show to end the day in the park in what the show’s creator called "a kiss goodnight." It’s full o...
Updated: 2 hours ago
The Daystarter: Race-baiter claims self-defense; Florida Republicans blast Trump’s performance; catching up with All-Star Blake Snell

The Daystarter: Race-baiter claims self-defense; Florida Republicans blast Trump’s performance; catching up with All-Star Blake Snell

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what to know today.• There is a 40 to 50 percent chance of rain today, with storms expected to start along the coast in the morning before moving inland, according to the National Weather Service. High te...
Updated: 3 hours ago