Sunday, October 21, 2018
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Sexting-related bullying cited in Hillsborough teen’s suicide

Sexting-related bullying cited in Hillsborough teen’s suicide

This story was originally published Nov. 29, 2009.RUSKIN — At the end of the school year at Beth Shields Middle School, the taunting became so bad that Hope Witsell’s friends surrounded her between classes. They escorted her down hallways like human ...
Published: 10/19/18
Bunny Ranch owner and GOP candidate Dennis Hof dies in Nevada

Bunny Ranch owner and GOP candidate Dennis Hof dies in Nevada

Dennis Hof, the limelight-loving Bunny Ranch owner who parlayed his legal pimp fame into a GOP nomination for the Nevada Assembly, has died.The brothel boss who billed himself as the “Trump from Pahrump” turned 72 on Sunday.Porn star Ro...
Published: 10/17/18
Epilogue: Eric Feinstein, 64, founder of Internet Junction, remembered as caring visionary

Epilogue: Eric Feinstein, 64, founder of Internet Junction, remembered as caring visionary

Those who knew Eric Feinstein, remembered him as ahead of time. If he set a goal, they said, he accomplished it.In 1996, he founded the Internet Junction. He invested his own savings to start it, and with a group of mostly fresh-out-of-high-school st...
Published: 10/17/18
Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist Paul Allen dies at 65

Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist Paul Allen dies at 65

SEATTLE — Paul G. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist who invested in conservation, space travel and professional sports, died Monday. He was 65.He died in Seattle f...
Published: 10/15/18
‘Cabbie Dave,’ who found happiness in and out of The Hub tavern, dies at 65

‘Cabbie Dave,’ who found happiness in and out of The Hub tavern, dies at 65

TAMPA — The Hub is known for stiff drinks, PBR by the can, a haze of cigarette smoke and an eclectic cast of regulars wearing collars both blue and white.But the corner watering hole in the shadow of the Tampa Theatre downtown has lost one of its reg...
Published: 10/10/18
Epilogue: Stephen Goldman, first director of the Florida Holocaust Museum, remembered as a passionate and creative educator

Epilogue: Stephen Goldman, first director of the Florida Holocaust Museum, remembered as a passionate and creative educator

ST. PETERSBURG — Friends and colleagues remember Stephen Goldman as dedicated to the Florida Holocaust Museum and its lessons of tolerance.He was the museum’s first director and helped it grow and move from cramped quarters in Madeira B...
Published: 10/10/18
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Roy R. "Robin" Lewis III, environmentalist with close ties to Tampa Bay, dead at 74

Roy R. "Robin" Lewis III, a certified environmental professional and senior ecologist whose work was well known internationally, died Sept. 24 at his home in Marion County’s Salt Springs. He was 74.Mr. Lewis was a member of the National Association o...
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‘Big Mike’ sold water, made friends, and lived his life beside an I-275 on-ramp

‘Big Mike’ sold water, made friends, and lived his life beside an I-275 on-ramp

TAMPA — He was homeless, yet he had a corner to call home.For 20 years, Michael Gentry stood or sat near the traffic light on Scott Street where the entrance ramps split to admit long lines of traffic onto Interstates 275 and 4.At night, he slept on ...
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Epilogue: Erin Kitzinger, filmmaker and yogi, remembered for caring spirit

Epilogue: Erin Kitzinger, filmmaker and yogi, remembered for caring spirit

ST.PETERSBURG — Erin Kitzinger, a filmmaker and yoga instructor, always marched to the beat of her own drum.“Even from an early age she never followed the crowd,” her mother, Linda Zweifel, said. “She always wanted to do t...
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At memorial service, attorney Barry Cohen remembered as someone who cherished his friends and the law

At memorial service, attorney Barry Cohen remembered as someone who cherished his friends and the law

Barry Cohen made a lot of friends throughout his long career as one of Tampa’s top criminal defense attorneys.But Cohen also made enemies, his fellow attorney Steve Yerrid told the Tampa Bay Times.Cohen would have welcomed them all to his memorial se...
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