Tuesday, August 14, 2018
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Morning watch: Perry meeting with Trump today as transition team ponders next moves

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TRUMP THE DEALMAKER KEEPS ANY CABINET DECISIONS UNDER WRAPS

There were hints about Donald Trump's admininistration but no decisions to announce over the weekend. Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee in 2012, was "under active and serious consideration" for secretary of state, Vice President-elect Mike Pence said. Trump himself said retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis was an "impressive" prospect for defense secretary. More meetings are on Trump's schedule today, including a meeting with former Texas governor and GOP presidential rival Rick Perry.

THE TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING WILL OPEN A STORE IN INTERNATIONAL PLAZA

The Tampa Bay Lightning is opening a store inside International Plaza at 9 a.m. Friday, just in time for Black Friday shoppers and the busy holiday shopping season. The Tampa Bay Sports store, as it will be called, will sell Lightning merchandise, as well as jerseys, hats and other goods related to other Florida sports teams like the Rays, Bucs Bucs, Storm, the Florida Gators and the Florida State Seminoles.

DESPITE ZIKA AND HURRICANES, FLORIDA LURES RECORD NUMBER OF TOURISTS

Tourists continue to visit Florida in record numbers during a year that saw two hurricanes hit the state and federal officials warn away pregnant women from Miami due to the Zika virus. Florida Gov. Rick Scott will announce Monday that 85 million tourists visited the state during the first nine months of 2016.

POPE ALLOWING PRIESTS TO ABSOLVE WOMEN OF 'GRAVE SIN' OF ABORTION

Pope Francis is allowing all priests to absolve women of the "grave sin" of abortion, extending indefinitely special permission he had granted for the duration of the just-ended Holy Year of Mercy. Francis wrote in the Apostolic Letter made public by the Vatican on Monday that "there is no sin that God's mercy cannot reach and wipe away when it finds a repentant heart seeking to be reconciled" with God.

FENNELLY: WIN AT LSU RANKS AMONG THE GREATEST IN FLORIDA GATORS HISTORY

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Austin Appleby (12) of Florida celebrates after the Gators' win over LSU.

The Gators pulled off isn't coincidental but unfortunate.

REVIEW: 'RULES DON'T APPLY' IS MEDIOCRE, EVEN WITH WARREN BEATTY'S MAGNETISM

Meanwhile, Steve Persall says Rules Don't Apply is affably mediocre, even tolerable between brief pleasures. The movie's lone constant amusement is Warren Beatty's madcap portrayal of Howard Hughes, keeping aloft his Spruce Goose of nonromantic not quite comedy.

CONEY ISLAND SANDWICH SHOP CELEBRATES 90TH ANNIVERSARY

First opened in 1926, the Coney Island Sandwich Shop has been a St. Petersburg staple for 90 years. On Saturday, Nov. 19 the shop, which has been in the same location since its opening, sold hotdogs for $.90 and held a chili dog eating contest to celebrate its anniversary. Check out Monica Herndon's video.

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Hillsborough schools will begin disclosing more data about lead in drinking water

Hillsborough schools will begin disclosing more data about lead in drinking water

TAMPA ­­— The Hillsborough County School District will begin publicly disclosing all locations where it finds lead in schools’ water, not just the samples that tested highest, an official said Tuesday.Detailed results from the testing lab could begin...
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Bucs could use another Tony Dungy to spark culture change

Bucs could use another Tony Dungy to spark culture change

TAMPA —  It seems a little odd, but Tony Dungy is just now being installed in the Bucs' Ring of Honor, two years after his bust was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Leave it to his former team.As if it matters to this man. Dungy...
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Shooter in Clearwater stand your ground case appears before judge

Shooter in Clearwater stand your ground case appears before judge

LARGO — Clad in orange jail scrubs, Michael Drejka made his first court appearance Tuesday afternoon via video monitor, one day after he was arrested on a manslaughter charge in the shooting of Markeis McGlockton.The proceeding was brief and perfunct...
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Deputies: Pinellas County jail inmate died during surgery

Deputies: Pinellas County jail inmate died during surgery

ST. PETERSBURG — A jail inmate died Monday while undergoing surgery, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.Cesar Gonzales-Espana, 43, had suffered a medical episode at the Pinellas County jail on Saturday, the agency said, and was taken t...
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State Vacuum and ‘Bernie Apestein’ may be waving goodbye to longtime location

State Vacuum and ‘Bernie Apestein’ may be waving goodbye to longtime location

For nearly 40 years, while wearing an eclectic mix of fashion, a mechanical gorilla has stood outside State Vacuum of Tampa, waving hello to Kennedy Boulevard motorists.His name is Bernie Apestein. "That gorilla has been a mainstay" said David Epstei...
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MagneGas reports 200 percent hike in revenue for second quarter

MagneGas reports 200 percent hike in revenue for second quarter

MagneGas Corp., a Pinellas Park firm that makes a gas product used in metal working, reported a 201 percent spike in quarterly revenues on Tuesday. Its net loss increased from $2.2 million in the year-ago quarter to $3.5 million. Magnegas had $2.9 mi...
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United KingdomCrash outside U.K. Parliament treated as terrorismPolice flooded central London streets and cordoned off the city’s government district Tuesday after a speeding car plowed into cyclists and crashed outside Parliament in what authorities...
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A judge saw this video before denying stand your ground claim by Hillsborough sheriff’s son

A judge saw this video before denying stand your ground claim by Hillsborough sheriff’s son

TAMPA — George Zachary Chronister may have feared embarrassment when he used a knife to slash and stab another man during a 2017 brawl.But he wasn’t in fear for his life and well-being, a judge ruled Tuesday.Hillsborough Circuit Judge Christopher Nas...
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After Maryland, FSU’s Walt Bell excited to be in ‘family atmosphere’

After Maryland, FSU’s Walt Bell excited to be in ‘family atmosphere’

BRADENTON — New FSU offensive coordinator Walt Bell approached reporters Tuesday morning at IMG Academy seemingly resigned to the fact two subjects would arise: the Seminoles' quarterback derby and the ugly allegations surrounding Maryland...
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