Tuesday, April 24, 2018
News Roundup

Lawrence Klein, influential economist and Nobel winner, dies at 93

Lawrence R. Klein, 93, who correctly forecast, unlike many economists in the mid 1940s, America's economic boom after World War II and who was awarded the 1980 Nobel in economic science for developing statistical models that are used to analyze and predict global economic trends, died Oct. 20 in Gladwyne, Pa. "Few, if any, research workers in the empirical field of economic science have had so many successors and such a large impact as Lawrence Klein," the Nobel committee wrote in awarding him the prize.

Mark Brandon Read, 58, a notorious Australian criminal and self-described "murdering maggot" who spun tales from his violent history into a successful comedy routine and 10 top-selling books, including one illustrated for children, died of liver cancer Oct. 9 in Melbourne.

Oscar Hijuelos, 62, a Cuban-American who won the Pulitzer Prize with his best-selling 1989 novel The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, about the sensuous world of Cuban musicians in mid century New York, died of a heart attack Oct. 12 in Manhattan. His work often captured the loss and triumphs of the Cuban immigrant experience.

Anthony Caro, 89, a pre-eminent artist of the postwar era who created a new language for abstract sculpture in the 1960s with brightly colored, horizontal assemblages of welded steel that seemed choreographed as much as constructed, died of a heart attack Wednesday in London. "In all of modern art there have only been a handful of truly great sculptors, and Anthony Caro is one of them," said Michael Fried, a professor of art history at Johns Hopkins University.

Lou Scheimer, 84, who founded the Filmation animation studio that became a Saturday-morning cartoon powerhouse with characters such as Fat Albert, He-Man and the Archies, died of Parkinson's disease Oct. 17 in Los Angeles. Filmation was among the first studios to make minority characters mainstays of the cartoon landscape.

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The Daystarter: A Patrick-Jolly gubernatorial run in 2018?; Air Force major convicted of kidnapping his own daughter; and Romano writes St. Pete has a trust problem.

The Daystarter: A Patrick-Jolly gubernatorial run in 2018?; Air Force major convicted of kidnapping his own daughter; and Romano writes St. Pete has a trust problem.

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what to know today.• Give thanks for drier air. There is a small rain chance this morning, but things dry out by the afternoon, according to 10Weather WTSP. Beats yesterday’s humidity. The high temperatur...
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Twin sisters from Tampa helping shape Fox’s ‘Empire’ say they’d like to tell Tampa stories

Twin sisters from Tampa helping shape Fox’s ‘Empire’ say they’d like to tell Tampa stories

JaNeika and JaSheika James’ television obsession was fueled by scarcity and convenience. As self-described "military brats" living in Germany, the girls treasured the VHS tapes their grandmother shipped overseas filled with English-language Saturday ...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Armed Forces History Museum collection has a new home, but new owner is a mystery

Armed Forces History Museum collection has a new home, but new owner is a mystery

LARGO — The contents of the Armed Forces History Museum have been sold, but no one is ready to talk about the future of the collection of military memorabilia.A collector named John Piazza used his personal collection to start the public museum, whic...
Published: 04/24/18
Tampa jury convicts former Air Force major of international parental kidnapping

Tampa jury convicts former Air Force major of international parental kidnapping

TAMPA — A jury Monday found a former Air Force major guilty of kidnapping his daughter and holding her overseas to stop his ex-wife from exercising her part of a Hillsborough County custody agreement.Andrew Haley Morcombe had argued that his 2014 jau...
Updated: 6 minutes ago
Deputies find parents who fled with newborn; 1-month-old is safe

Deputies find parents who fled with newborn; 1-month-old is safe

TAMPA — The 1-month-old infant reported missing Monday was found hours later about 300 miles north in Quincy, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. Sage Cooper was reported to be unharmed, officials said, and Gadsden Cou...
Updated: 8 minutes ago
Former Rays pitcher Danny Farquhar “progressing well’ after surgery

Former Rays pitcher Danny Farquhar “progressing well’ after surgery

As former teammates with the Rays and throughout baseball share thoughts and prayers, RHP Danny Farquhar is "progressing well" in a Chicago hospital after suffering a hemorrhage caused by a brain aneurysm on Friday.The White Sox on Monday released th...
Updated: 6 hours ago

High school scoreboard for April 23

Monday’s scoreboardBaseballCanterbury 10, Citrus Park Christian 0Northeast 12, Countryside 5
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Man faces first-degree murder charge in 2017 death of woman

Man faces first-degree murder charge in 2017 death of woman

TAMPA — A 68-year-old man was arrested Monday on a first-degree murder charge, according to Tampa police.Officers took James Leon Jackson into custody at 2712 W Nassau St. in west Tampa at about 1 p.m. A warrant for his arrest had been issued Friday....
Updated: 7 hours ago
A new museum will honor America’s lynching victims, including those killed in Tampa Bay

A new museum will honor America’s lynching victims, including those killed in Tampa Bay

In May 1914, a Hernando County grand jury decided not to indict John Davis, a black man accused of attempting to assault a white woman in a hotel. But days after he was released from the Citrus County jail, Davis’s body was found beaten with a ...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Alex Cobb and Logan Morrison have ex-Ray vision. Here’s what they see.

Alex Cobb and Logan Morrison have ex-Ray vision. Here’s what they see.

ST. PETERSBURG — Absolutely, Alex Cobb was saying over the phone, it's going to be weird pitching Tuesday against the Rays.The organization that he owes so much for rearing him since high school, standing by him through assorted injuries, enabl...
Updated: 7 hours ago