Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Ask the Times

Q&A: Scar on face of Tampa Bay Lightning coach Guy Boucher remains an enigma

Boucher's scar is an enigma

I know it may be rude to ask but I have always wondered about the scar on Lightning coach Guy Boucher's cheek. How was it caused?

The Times' Tom Jones wrote about this when Guy Boucher (pronounced GEE boo-SHAY) was hired by the Tampa Bay Lightning last June.

In a short bio about the hockey team's new coach, Jones wrote:

"About the scar: Boucher is coy about how he got the prominent scar on his right cheek, saying only it's not hockey-related. 'I didn't tell anybody back home (what it's from), so it's like this little enigma,' he said, laughing. 'My kids don't even know.' "

Bill could limit smoking more

What is it going to take to get Florida to finally join the more than 14 other states that ban smoking not only inside but also outside in restaurants? Those of us nonsmokers (which are now the majority) would also like to enjoy the benefits of living in the vacation state while enjoying a drink or a meal on the outside deck. Unfortunately we can't, because the smokers outside spoil our meals while also putting our family and children in harm's way.

What it will take is for the Legislature to pass a bill that would further restrict smoking.

A bill in the House, HB211, filed by Rep. Kathleen Passidomo, a Republican from Naples, would amend the Florida Clean Air Act, which does not allow local governments to make laws regulating smoking that are stricter than the state's. A companion bill, SB1070, was filed in the Senate by Sen. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla.

The change would allow the state to regulate only indoor smoking. Smoking enthusiasts worry such a change could lead to some local governments placing additional restrictions on outdoor smoking in public areas. A spokesman for Passidomo confirmed that was the intent of the bill.

The law, if passed, takes effect July 1.

'The Ethicist' will be your friend

What happened to "The Ethicist" column that appeared every Sunday in the Times? Haven't seen it lately.

On Sunday, Feb. 20, the Times moved syndicated "The Ethicist" column, written by Randy Cohen, from the Floridian section to the Perspective section.

In an unrelated development the following week, Cohen ended his authorship of the column, writing:

"I have written The Ethicist for 12 years: 614 columns. This is my last. . . .

"I am sorry to leave The Ethicist but eager to work on 'A Question of Ethics,' a program in development for public radio. If you'd like to find out about my next endeavors, please 'like' me on Facebook. That sounds so desperately Sally Field, and I don't mean it that way. Or do I?"

Q&A: Scar on face of Tampa Bay Lightning coach Guy Boucher remains an enigma 03/24/11 [Last modified: Thursday, March 24, 2011 11:13am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Tampa murder suspect told police he wanted to stop neo-Nazi roommates from committing acts of domestic terrorism

    Criminal

    TAMPA — After he admitted to shooting two roommates and led police to their dead bodies, Devon Arthurs said he committed the killings to prevent the pair from carrying out terrorist acts, according to a new court filing.

    Devon Arthurs, 18, told police  he shared neo-Nazi beliefs with his roommates, Jeremy Himmelman and Andrew Oneschuk, until he converted to Islam, according to a police report.
[Tampa Police]
  2. Pinellas School Board approves plan that aims to close achievement gap

    K12

    After months of behind-the-scenes negotiations, the Pinellas County School Board on Tuesday unanimously approved a plan that aims to tackle the achievement gap in 10 years and settles a long-running lawsuit over the education of black students.

    "I'm an optimist. I think this is going to work," Pinellas School Board member Linda Lerner said Tuesday after the board was presented with a plan that aims to settle a long-running lawsuit over the education of black students and close the achievement gap. The board voted 7-0 to approve the plan. [DIRK SHADD   |   Times]
  3. With big concerts approaching, Tampa Bay venues remain vigilant after Manchester attack

    Public Safety

    In the aftermath of an explosion that killed at least 22 people — including children — moments after a pop concert ended in England on Monday night, local venues are assuring the public that security will continue to be tight at the Tampa Bay area's upcoming big-ticket shows.

    Fans cross Himes Avenue in Tampa toward Raymond James Stadium before the start of Beyonce's Formation World Tour in Tampa on April 29, 2016. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
  4. Kahwa Coffee to open second drive-thru store in St. Petersburg

    Retail

    Kahwa Coffee will open its 12th location and fourth with a drive-thru in a former "farm store" in St. Petersburg.

    Kahwa Coffee will open its 12th location and fourth with a drive-thru in a former "farm store" in St. Petersburg.
[Times file photo]

  5. Editorial: Pie-in-the-sky Pier thinking

    Editorials

    A consultant's report commissioned by the city makes quite the case for feeling good about the new St. Petersburg Pier. The $80 million cost would be worth every dime because in just its first year of operation, the report from Lambert Advisory predicts, the Pier will create an economic impact of — you guessed it …

    A consultant’s report commissioned by the city makes quite the case for feeling good about the new St. Petersburg Pier. The reality is less tidy.