Sunday, January 21, 2018
News Roundup

United Way event shows stylish star Tim Gunn has substance

I'm not a big fan of (un)reality TV, but Tim Gunn has earned my respect.

The Project Runway mentor often delivers critical candor, but he's not without heart, which probably explains why he's lending his name and presence to the United Way's 10th annual Art of Giving event Friday at Peter O. Knight airport on Davis Islands. All proceeds will go to the United Way's Early Learning Initiative.

Go to unitedwaysuncoast.org/news/events/art-of-giving for information. ...

I could envision myself cycling from Tampa's Ben. T. Davis Beach to Clearwater Beach. I didn't say I'm ever going to do it, I just said I could envision it — and by 2016, a chain of trails will be connected to make it possible.

Of course, even if I could ride that far, how could I get home after a big bowl of she-crab soup at Frenchy's. Taxi? ...

Seen on a bumper sticker: Old Pilots Never Die. They Just Move On To A New Plane. ...

Rain plagued Saturday's events at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, but that can happen in Florida and should make you choose indoor venues whenever possible — unless you're organizing the International Indian Film Academy Awards. Then, you slate the weekend's biggest event for Raymond James Stadium and hope for clear skies like they had for Sunday's Grand Prix events. Please, join me in crossing your fingers and toes. ...

Why would I eat breakfast at Taco Bell? I like breakfast. You know what I recommend? Ikea. The Swedish pancakes and lingonberry sauce may be the best breakfast value in Tampa Bay. Of course, unless you're a lab rat used to mazes, it will take you two hours to reach your car after the breakfast. Call it exercise. ...

That's all I'm saying.

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Deputies: 18-year-old speeding on U.S. 19 rear-ended car, faces charges of DUI, fleeing scene

PALM HARBOR — A speeding teenager on U.S. 19 refused to stop for deputies and took off, later rear-ending a car and injuring three adults early Sunday morning, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.A little after 1:30 a.m., Kingzig Montan...
Updated: 14 minutes ago
Forecast: Sunny, high of 78 in Tampa Bay

Forecast: Sunny, high of 78 in Tampa Bay

ST. PETERSBURG — Temperatures should reach the upper 70s on a warm, sunny, mild Sunday, kicking off a mild week in Tampa Bay, forecasters predict. 10News WTSPThe latest Tampa Bay-area radar 10News WTSPFeels...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Woman dies after falling ‘several decks’ from a balcony on a Carnival cruise

Woman dies after falling ‘several decks’ from a balcony on a Carnival cruise

A woman sailing on a Carnival Cruise Line ship from Jacksonville fell from her cabin’s balcony and died Friday.Doral-based Carnival Cruise Line spokesman Vance Gulliksen confirmed the death Saturday, saying in a statement that the incident occurred e...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Record number of inmates died in Florida prisons last year. And they died younger than past years.

Record number of inmates died in Florida prisons last year. And they died younger than past years.

More inmates died in Florida prisons last year than in any other year on record, leaving the state scrambling to identify causes and find solutions. The tally, 428 inmate deaths in 2017, was released late Friday by the Florida Department of Correctio...
Updated: 1 hour ago

Leonard Pitts Jr.: One year later.

And here we are, one year later.If you are groping for markers by which to measure how profoundly we have been changed since Inauguration Day, here’s one you might want to consider:In January of 1998, reports surfaced of a sexual affair between Presi...
Published: 01/21/18
Lightning falls to Wild, its fifth loss in seven games

Lightning falls to Wild, its fifth loss in seven games

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Lightning said all the right things about needing to look in the mirror and do some soul-searching during its recent funk. Veterans said they had to lead the way. Coach Jon Cooper believed this eight-game trip would "show us wha...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Florida wins big SEC showdown with Kentucky

Florida wins big SEC showdown with Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Jalen Hudson came off the bench to score 17, and Chris Chiozza, Keith Stone and Kevarrius Hayes contributed clutch baskets down the stretch as Florida rallied to upset No. 18 Kentucky 66-64 Saturday night. "We were able to win it jus...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Shrine Game journal: USF players’ thoughts are with grieving QB Quinton Flowers

Shrine Game journal: USF players’ thoughts are with grieving QB Quinton Flowers

ST. PETERSBURG — USF had expected to have four former players in Saturday’s East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field, but QB Quinton Flowers had to miss the showcase game after learning that his grandmother had died late last week."I most definitely ...
Published: 01/20/18
Late score gives West victory over East in Shrine Game

Late score gives West victory over East in Shrine Game

ST. PETERSBURG — With less than a week to install a playbook, offenses can have it tough in college showcase games.And for 58 minutes on Saturday in the East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field, the teams combined for just one offensive touchdown.But...
Published: 01/20/18
Tampa Bay jobs chief Ed Peachey making top dollar

Tampa Bay jobs chief Ed Peachey making top dollar

For years, Edward Peachey has bragged about the number of jobless people he has helped find work.As president and CEO of CareerSource Pinellas and CareerSource Tampa Bay, he’s in charge of the two main government agencies that provide training to the...
Published: 01/20/18