Thursday, December 14, 2017

South & Central Tampa News

Joe Henderson: Recent cold snap brings to mind the Big Chill of Christmas ‘89

Joe Henderson: Recent cold snap brings to mind the Big Chill of Christmas ‘89

You know that little snap of frigid — OK, chilly — weather we just had? In Florida, we call that winter, a season we typically measure in hours.If it’s really savage, the thermometer might not rise above 50 degrees for two or sometimes three whole da...
Published: 12/14/17
Daniel Ruth: Buckhorn stood with good ol’ boys as firefighter proved city harassed her

Daniel Ruth: Buckhorn stood with good ol’ boys as firefighter proved city harassed her

They tried to shut her up. They tried to make her go away. They made her life miserable. Yet Tanja Vidovic — persisted. Long before most people had ever heard of the knuckle-dragging sexually harassing escapades of oafs like Harvey Weinstein, ...
Published: 12/13/17
Ruskin artist to help poor kids build bikes reflecting their personalities

Ruskin artist to help poor kids build bikes reflecting their personalities

RUSKIN — Art meets transportation for a good cause in an after-school program where two dozen kids will create bicycles guaranteed to turn heads. The vision comes from Ruskin artist Michael Parker, who calls his prototype machine a "rat bike" ...
Published: 12/12/17
Panel delivers messages about ‘Women in America’ today

Panel delivers messages about ‘Women in America’ today

Lawyer Melba Pearson was just weeks into her new role with the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office when she encountered her first instance of work-related sexual harassment.One day after class, Pearson and her colleagues were unwinding at a bar when t...
Published: 12/08/17
Gold Shield Foundation honors Bondi

Gold Shield Foundation honors Bondi

TAMPA — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi was honored by the Gold Shield Foundation, which assists families of first responders killed in the line of duty.At a luncheon Thursday, Bondi received the Philip A. McNiff "Lifetime of Service" award, named...
Published: 12/08/17
MADD vigil highlights groups push for stiffer DUI penalties

MADD vigil highlights groups push for stiffer DUI penalties

TEMPLE TERRACE — Kim and Doug Marler described their daughter, Alexandria Jordan "Ally" as free-spirited, funny and fun."When she walked into a room her smile would light up the entire room," said Kim Marler about the elder of the Bradenton couple’s ...
Published: 12/08/17
March: Todd Marks strongly considering a run against Janet Cruz in District 1

March: Todd Marks strongly considering a run against Janet Cruz in District 1

Local Republicans are still looking for another candidate against Democrat Janet Cruz in the county commission District 1 race, and lawyer and business owner Todd Marks is getting serious about the possibility. This week, Marks met with a group of po...
Published: 12/08/17
Mom who gets help at a food bank wants therapy for her son

Mom who gets help at a food bank wants therapy for her son

Carol Piller noticed the stares and heard the whispers from others in line for food aid. She was dressed nicely and had on her jewelry, and she knew the scornful question on their minds: What are you doing here?"When you get looks from people, you fe...
Published: 12/07/17
Updated: 12/13/17
Chef Inspired Popcorn moves to south tampa

Chef Inspired Popcorn moves to south tampa

Chef Inspired Popcorn, a local shop known for more than a hundred fun flavors of gourmet popcorn just kicked off their grand opening this weekend at their new location at 3204 W Bay to Bay Blvd. Lazette Rivera, the owner is allergic to gluten and sin...
Published: 12/07/17
Henderson: Some basic facts about Hillsborough’s teacher pay imbroglio

Henderson: Some basic facts about Hillsborough’s teacher pay imbroglio

Hillsborough County’s public school teachers are horn-honking, voice-raising, sign-waving, foot-stomping mad, and I can’t blame them. They are paying for a problem they didn’t create. About one-third of the workforce was expecting to receive a $4,000...
Published: 12/07/17