Monday, August 20, 2018
News Roundup

Hooper: WEDU Be More Awards should inspire us to act

Kudos to young Hailey Scheinman, who made one of the most inspiring appearances at the inspiring WEDU Be More Awards last week.

Hailey, 10, a 2013 winner, shared without a hint of nervousness how her nonprofit, Livy's Hope, was born out of a desire to care for her twin sister, Livy, who has epilepsy. It focuses on supporting kids with medical needs. I can't help but marvel at youths who handle adversity with more courage than some adults. …

Heather Barrow's High Risk Hope took home the Be More Award for nonprofit of the year at the Thursday event. She called upon a quote sure to stick: "If your dreams don't scare you, they aren't big enough." …

Visit St. Pete-Clearwater is using a comical snowman to lure millennials for a visit, but when it comes to getting them to stay, we need to remember we need more than sunshine. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: Enjoy the Government We Elected. It's the Best Money Can Buy. …

Only 7 percent of people have O-negative blood, but 100 percent can receive the universal blood type. High demand in area hospitals has led to great need, so OneBlood is making an immediate appeal. Go to oneblood.org or call toll-free 1-888-936-6283 …

White Castle and Boyz 2 Men Barbers are two Florida State Fair draws you might have missed as it enters its final day.

Yes, the famed sliders have a food truck amid all the other sinful delights. Being Southern-born, I'll always opt for Krystal, but Northerners will be in line ready for a debate.

Meanwhile, you can find Boyz 2 Men in the exhibit hall exhibiting some of the most eye-catching designs you've ever seen.

That's all I'm saying.

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Ernest Hooper: Sometimes you gotta take inventory

Ernest Hooper: Sometimes you gotta take inventory

Random thoughts, because sometimes you gotta take inventory.I like Kelly Clarkson, but she’s no Aretha.Tax cuts? Overrated.Vote. Stop making excuses.To earn a man’s support, you must acknowledge his pain.The older I get, the more I love baseball.Sly ...
Updated: 5 hours ago
The Daystarter: Spanish relic may be clue in death; the latest on ‘Zombie Campaigns’; Rays cap winning road trip; Monster Jam this week

The Daystarter: Spanish relic may be clue in death; the latest on ‘Zombie Campaigns’; Rays cap winning road trip; Monster Jam this week

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what to know today.• We’ll be partly sunny with scattered showers and thunderstorms developing, mainly in the afternoon and early evening, according to the National Weather Service. High temperatures will...
Updated: 9 hours ago
400 years later, Spanish coin is clue in mysterious death

400 years later, Spanish coin is clue in mysterious death

Before detectives found it inside a car in Colorado, before a St. Petersburg surveillance camera captured it hanging from Christie New’s neck hours before she was gravely wounded, before it was salvaged from the bottom of the ocean, police believe th...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Rays journal: Sergio Romo extremely thankful for career save No. 100

Rays journal: Sergio Romo extremely thankful for career save No. 100

BOSTON — Sergio Romo tries — though not always successfully — to keep his emotions in check on the mound. You kind of have to in logging 100 career saves, the milestone he reached in Sunday's 2-0 win over the Red Sox.But walking int...
Updated: 6 hours ago
DeCalon Brooks ready to make a name for himself at Florida State

DeCalon Brooks ready to make a name for himself at Florida State

TALLAHASSEE — DeCalon Brooks doesn't only want to be known as Derrick Brooks' son.Yes, he plays the same position (linebacker) at the same school (Florida State) where his father won a national title in 1993 before becoming a Bucs legend a...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Nothing is going to stand in way of Peyton Barber and his goal to be Bucs’ starting running back

Nothing is going to stand in way of Peyton Barber and his goal to be Bucs’ starting running back

TAMPA – Ask Peyton Barber his approach to training camp or preseason games, and his answer is meant to bull over the questioner as if it's all that's standing between him and the goal line."I think the end-all goal for me is to be the star...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Jalen Beeks shines for Rays in winning return to Boston

Jalen Beeks shines for Rays in winning return to Boston

BOSTON — Jalen Beeks called it a complicated question.Then he gave a convoluted answer.Just what, he was asked after leading the Rays to a 2-0 win Sunday over the Red Sox, did it mean to come back to Fenway Park for the first time and beat...
Updated: 10 hours ago
North Carolina fugitives, charged with shooting at cops, found and arrested in Treasure Island

North Carolina fugitives, charged with shooting at cops, found and arrested in Treasure Island

TREASURE ISLAND — Two men on the run from law enforcement in North Carolina were found hiding in Treasure Island — armed with an AR-15, a machete and a pipe bomb, deputies said — leading to a standoff with a SWAT team that ended early Sunday morning....
Updated: 10 hours ago
Tampa holds a birthday vigil for Lillia Raubenolt, the young girl killed on Bayshore

Tampa holds a birthday vigil for Lillia Raubenolt, the young girl killed on Bayshore

Somewhere Over the Rainbow was the first song Lillia Raubenolt’s parents sang to her as a newborn, according to her uncle, John Reisinger."They were just so happy when she was born," he said.But on May 23, while the family was visiting Tampa from Ohi...
Updated: 11 hours ago
She would be 2 today

She would be 2 today

CreditLillia Raubenolt would have had her second birthday today. On May 23, while the family was visiting Tampa from Ohio, Lillia and her mother, Jessica Raubenolt, were struck and killed by a car as they legally crossed the road at the corner of Bay...
Updated: 12 hours ago