Wednesday, February 21, 2018
News Roundup

Art Ginsburg, a TV chef known as Mr. food, dies at 81

Art Ginsburg, 81, who billed himself as Mr. Food in 90-second televised cooking lessons — attracting nearly 4 million viewers for each, selling 8 million cookbooks and presaging today's proliferation of celebrity chef shows — died of pancreatic cancer Wednesday in Weston.

Connie Wald, 96, an elegant matriarch of old Hollywood known for the dinner parties she held for friends like Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn, died on Nov. 10 in Beverly Hills.

Helmut Sonnenfeldt, 86, a confidant and top adviser to former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger who was credited with helping formulate the Nixon administration's policy of detente with the Soviet Union, died of Alzheimer's disease on Nov. 18 in Chevy Chase, Md.

Vladka Meed, 90, a weapons smuggler for the Jewish resistance in Poland during World War II who published a harrowing chronicle of the Warsaw ghetto uprising, died Wednesday in Paradise Valley, Ariz.

Elena Akhmilovskaya Donaldson, 55, who was a chess champion in the Soviet Union and her adopted country, the United States, and once ranked among the world's top female players, died of brain cancer on Nov. 18 in Kirkland, Wash.

Bernard Lansky, 85, a Memphis haberdasher who dressed the royalty of rhythm and blues and rock 'n' roll, including Elvis Presley, died of Alzheimer's disease on Nov. 15. He did not pick Presley's jumpsuits but chose the white suit for his funeral.

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Forecast: No end in sight to Tampa Bay’s record-setting heat

A high-pressure system covering central Florida is maintaining record-setting warm temperatures and dry weather across the Tampa Bay, and there is no end in sight.Record highs in the upper 80s were set Tuesday in Sarasota, Tampa Bay and Clearwater. I...
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Police: Teen, 17, shoots Pinellas Park man who confronted him after car break-in

Police: Teen, 17, shoots Pinellas Park man who confronted him after car break-in

PINELLAS PARK — A Pinellas Park teen faces a charge of attempted murder after police say he stole a gun from an unlocked vehicle and shot the owner as he tried to give chase.Police say Brandon Paul Roman, 17, faces charges including attempted murder,...
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Pedestrian killed by hit-and-run driver in Tampa

Pedestrian killed by hit-and-run driver in Tampa

TAMPA — A pedestrian was fatally struck by a hit-and-run vehicle early Wednesday morning.Police say the pedestrian died at the scene after being struck in the 6900 block of E Adamo Drive.Eastbound lanes are closed at S Maydell Drive, according to the...
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The Daystarter: Student protestors reach Tallahassee; Kucherov gets it in gear; St. Petersburg’s black pioneers get their own documentary; fallout over the Souza trade

The Daystarter: Student protestors reach Tallahassee; Kucherov gets it in gear; St. Petersburg’s black pioneers get their own documentary; fallout over the Souza trade

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what you need to know today.• For the latest legislative coverage from Tallahassee, keep checking The Buzz, which is updated throughout the day by the reporters of the Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau.• Re...
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Documentary pays homage to St. Pete’s black pioneers (w/video)

Documentary pays homage to St. Pete’s black pioneers (w/video)

ST. PETERSBURG — In the 1940s, David and Archie Boston grew up together in the Gas Plant neighborhood and hung out together on 22nd Street S, where black residents created their own main street, their own haven, in the midst of a segregated city.The ...
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Today’s WriteLane podcast: Narratives off the news

Today’s WriteLane podcast: Narratives off the news

Today’s WriteLane is about finding narratives off the news.The weekly podcast features Lane DeGregory, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter at the Tampa Bay Times, discussing her stories and answering questions. The focus is on craft.In this week’s epis...
Published: 02/21/18
Florida lawmaker’s aide fired after saying outspoken Parkland students are actors

Florida lawmaker’s aide fired after saying outspoken Parkland students are actors

It bubbled up from the darkest online corners then began to take off: conspiracy theories about Parkland students who’ve spent the past week on TV demanding action on the gun violence that killed 17 and reawakened a national debate.By late Tuesday af...
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High school scoreboard for Feb. 20

Tuesday’s scoreboardSoftballAdmiral Farragut 17, St. Petersburg Cath. 0BaseballGulf Coast HEAT 9, Canterbury 4Calvary Chr. 6, Lakeland Chr. 1
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Officers: When an active shooter attacks, survive by taking action

Officers: When an active shooter attacks, survive by taking action

LARGO — An Illinois teacher used confrontation. A campus safety monitor in Seattle attacked with pepper spray and physical force. An assistant football coach in Indiana shouted as he chased him into the woods.All were civilians who took down an activ...
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