Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

New Port Richey's deputy mayor — a Red Sox fan — avoids voting with his heart

NEW PORT RICHEY

Deputy mayor avoids voting with his heart

City Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening to proclaim Friday as "Tampa Bay Rays Day." But one member needed a little nudging. "That includes you, too, Bob," Mayor Scott McPherson deadpanned to Deputy Mayor Bob Consalvo. Consalvo, a Maine native, is a lifelong Red Sox fan. On Wednesday, he worked out a political compromise within himself. The Red Sox have his heart, he said, "but obviously, if the Rays beat the Red Sox, that's fine."

HUDSON

Dead pedestrian was Tampa man

The man who was hit and killed Saturday night walking across U.S. 19 has been identified as Eric James Pedemonti, 42, of Tampa. Pedemonti was crossing the southbound lanes of U.S. 19, just north of Hudson Avenue, about 10 p.m. when he crossed the path of a 1994 Chevrolet sport utility vehicle driven by Donald W. Wills, 28, of Odessa, the Florida Highway Patrol reported. Pedemonti was airlifted to Bayfront Medical Center, where he died of his injuries. His name was released Wednesday after his next-of-kin had been notified.

Pasco deaths

Balogh, Dezso D.

Brown, James D. "Jim"

Corda, Katherine

DeSant, Lois Ann

Lee, John N. Jr.

Mauck, Denise A.

Nelson, Donald Wayne

Star, Louie

Stout, Mary Louise

Streid, Ron R.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

New Port Richey's deputy mayor — a Red Sox fan — avoids voting with his heart 10/08/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 9, 2008 3:38pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Why the Lightning would consider trading Jonathan Drouin

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — This summer, the Lightning could trade one of its most dynamic young players ever.

    Wing Jonathan Drouin could be the only piece that Tampa Bay has to acquire a badly needed top-tier defenseman.
  2. Ryan Hunter-Reay running strong as he seeks a second Indianapolis 500 title

    Auto racing

    Ryan Hunter-Reay isn't a big jewelry fan.

    Ryan Hunter-Reay, who won Indy in 2014, is a contender for a second title in today’s 101st running. He qualified 10th, had the third-fastest practice lap and his team is looking strong.
  3. As Trump's overseas trip ends, crisis grows at home (w/video)

    Politics

    President Donald Trump headed home Saturday to confront a growing political and legal threat, as his top aides tried to contain the fallout from reports that his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is a focus of investigations into possible collusion between Russia and the president's campaign and transition teams.

    President Donald Trump waves as he exits Marine One on Saturday at Naval Air Station Sigonella in Sicily, Italy. After a nine-day trip overseas, the president is returning to Washington.
  4. Tributes pour in for Zbigniew Brzezinski, an 'influential voice' in politics (w/video)

    Nation

    WASHINGTON — Well before he went to the White House in 1977, Jimmy Carter was impressed by the views of foreign policy expert Zbigniew Brzezinski. That Carter immediately liked the Polish-born academic advising his campaign was a plus.

    Foreign policy expert Zbigniew Brzezinski died Friday.
  5. One year after deaths, Sunset Music Festival kicks off with emphasis on water and security

    Public Safety

    TAMPA — Before the beat drops, or even builds, you hear Steve-O.

    "If you don't get water you're lame!"

    "Hey! Free water! Come on!"

    Steve "Steve-O" Raymond motions to guests making the line to grab free water bottle at the entrance of the Sunset Music Festival on the grounds of the Raymond James Stadium parking lot in Tampa. ( LUIS SANTANA   |   Times)