Sunday, July 22, 2018
News Roundup

The DayStarter: Another chapter of the rideshare saga unfolds today, and the Go-Go's are in Clearwater

Today's highs will top out around 92 degrees, according to 10Weather WTSP, as heat indices remain stubbornly high. As usual, there's about a 30 percent chance of rain.

• In yet another chapter of rideshare versus government, a rules committee of the Public Transportation Committee will this morning consider new rules for regulation of rideshare firms in Hillsborough County. The rules, proposed by a new Tampa rideshare firm, are opposed by both Uber and Lyft. The rules committee is not obligated to vote on the proposal. Follow Chris O'Donnell on Twitter (@codonnell_Times) for updates on this story.

• The Hillsborough County School Board will meet at 3 p.m., with a 5:01 p.m. public hearing on the 2016–17 budget. The highlights: The property tax rate will go down but, as values are rising, collections should increase by $1 million. We'll be alert for any information on how the district will keep spending under control after last year's reserve account problem. Follow Marlene Sokol on Twitter (@marlenesokol).

• Join our weekly photo challenge on Instagram. Each week, our photo editor will give you an assignment and ask you to share your best image inspired by the theme to your Instagram account. This week's theme is #Love. To play along, you should include the hashtags #TBTimesGram + #Love. We'll feature your photos on tampabay.com and on our All Eyes blog.

• USF beat writer Joey Knight is in Newport, R.I., for the American Athletic Conference football media day, where the Bulls are expected to be the darlings of the East Division. We'll have regular updates throughout the day at tampabay.com/sports.

• Sundial, St. Petersburg's downtown shopping center and move complex, went up for sale last week. So what's next for the property? See what real estate agents, shop owners and retail experts have to say about the complex's future.

• Here are the top things to do today around Tampa Bay, including free admission this afternoon at the Glazer Children's Museum.

• Before tonight's show in Clearwater, Jane Wiedlin of the Go-Go's talked to our pop music critic Jay Cridlin about saying goodbye to the Go-Go's and the sexism (and ageism) that still runs rampant in the music industry.

• Tarpon Springs hasn't traditionally been known for its beer scene. But our Barfly reviewer found a sports bar that also keeps a pretty mean draft list in Johnny's Taphouse & Grill.

Comments
Rays journal: New faces, same old loss

Rays journal: New faces, same old loss

ST. PETERSBURG — To get a sense of how things are going for the Rays right now, consider that opening day starter Chris Archer was wearing a promotional DJ Kitty head in the dugout and veteran OF Carlos Gomez was playing second base during Satu...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Kevin Kiermaier frustrated as injuries continue

Kevin Kiermaier frustrated as injuries continue

ST. PETERSBURG — This season has been quite a pain for Rays centerfielder and centerpiece Kevin Kiermaier.A cold bat, a nagging illness, a searing foul ball we'll come back to shortly and a torn thumb ligament that required surgery, all in the ...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Rowdies gain needed victory

Rowdies gain needed victory

ST. PETERSBURG — Georgi Hristov, the Rowdies' all-time goals leader, extended that mark with his 59th and Junior Flemmings had a goal and two assists to lead a revamped lineup in Saturday's 3-1 win over Indy Eleven at Al Lang Stadium in front o...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Marc Topkin’s takeaways from Saturday’s Rays-Marlins game

Marc Topkin’s takeaways from Saturday’s Rays-Marlins game

Joey Wendle continues to impress, playing anywhere asked and hitting everywhere. Friday he joined the play-of-the-year race with an amazing glove flip to first. Saturday he was the first Ray with a decent swing off Pablo Lopez, homering in the fourth...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Rays Tales: Sure is a lot to talk about

Rays Tales: Sure is a lot to talk about

WASHINGTON — There was a lot of talk specific to the Rays at the All-Star Game last week, from commissioner Rob Manfred's strong endorsement of the Ybor stadium plan to Wilson Ramos' rousing ovation from the Washington fans to Blake Snell's imp...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Seminole’s Brittany Lincicome misses cut but has a blast in PGA Tour’s Barbasol Championship

Seminole’s Brittany Lincicome misses cut but has a blast in PGA Tour’s Barbasol Championship

Seminole's Brittany Lincicome did not make the cut in her first PGA Tour event, but she did improve by seven shots in her second round.Lincicome shot 1-under 71 on Saturday at the Barbasol Championship in Nicholasville, Ky., after having to wait an e...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Another bad look for Rays in 3-2 loss

Another bad look for Rays in 3-2 loss

ST. PETERSBURG – To get a sense of how shorthanded the Rays were by the final innings of Saturday night's game, all you had to do was look at the field and see Carlos Gomez playing second base.It was that kind of night for the Rays, who lost an...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Pasco Sheriff’s Office releases names of two killed in apparent murder-suicide Saturday

Pasco Sheriff’s Office releases names of two killed in apparent murder-suicide Saturday

The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of two people killed in an apparent murder-suicide Saturday.At about 1 p.m. Saturday, Alisa Medovich, 23, of Holiday, was shot and killed by Mario Medina, 43, of New Port Richey, who then shot ...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Bucs’ Mike Evans donates $11,000 to family of shooting victim

Bucs’ Mike Evans donates $11,000 to family of shooting victim

Turns out Donald Trump wasn't the only person that Bucs receiver Mike Evans reached out to on Twitter on Saturday.The Bucs receiver fired back at the president after a tweet suggesting that NFL players who protest during the national anthem should be...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Tampa police seek driver in fatal Saturday morning hit and run

Tampa police seek driver in fatal Saturday morning hit and run

Tampa police are looking for a motorist who they say killed a man in an early Saturday morning hit and run.About 2 a.m. Saturday, a 38-year-old man was hit by a car travelling east on the 3600 block of E Columbus Dr. in Tampa, according to a Tampa Po...
Published: 07/21/18