Wednesday, May 23, 2018
News Roundup

The Daystarter: Trump addresses nation in infomercial-style video; your Black Friday shopping guide; and Politifact's guide to navigating politics

• Tuesday morning will start out chilly, but warmer weather is on the way, with temperatures in the mid-70s by Tuesday afternoon according to 10Weather WTSP.

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• As you head out for your morning commute, check out our live blog for the latest traffic updates and road conditions across Tampa Bay.

• President-elect Donald Trump released a 2 ½-minute infomercial-style video that largely steered clear of his most inflammatory campaign promises to deport immigrants, track Muslims and repeal President Barack Obama's health law. Instead, Trump offered what he called an update on his transition, which he said was working "very smoothly, efficiently and effectively." Reading from a script and looking into the camera, Trump vowed to focus on creating jobs, reducing regulations and combating corruption once in office.

• Be honest with yourself: Politics is on the table this holiday season, like it or not. The best advice we have is to try keeping the conversation rooted in reality. We have PolitiFact's guide to navigating politics on Thanksgiving.

• The Florida Senate at 10 a.m. swears in 20 new members, including Dana Young, R-Tampa, and Darryl Rouson, D-St. Petersburg. At 11 a.m., the Florida House swears in 46 new House members. Sen. Joe Negron, R-Stuart, and Rep. Richard Corcoran, R- Land O'Lakes, formally take over the Senate and House. There is already friction between the two.

• When Tampa Bay opened this five-game road trip, starting a slate of 12 of 17 away from Amalie Arena, goalie Ben Bishop insisted the team needed to play with more of an attitude. Stop waiting to get hit first. Start a streak. And the Lightning did just that, winning four of five games on this road trip, which ended in a 3-1 loss to the Predators at Bridgestone Arena.

• Kristina Gaime, the Pasco County mother who went to prison for killing her youngest son and attempting to kill her oldest, was recently ordered by a jury to pay more than half a billion dollars to her surviving child and his father for the infamous 1999 crime. The judgment ended the long civil suit against Gaime filed by her ex-husband, Stephen Rotell; her surviving son, Adam Rotell, now 25; and the estate of her son, Mathew Rotell, who died at age 6. Even 17 years after the crime — even after his wife took a plea deal and was released from prison earlier this year — Stephen Rotell still wanted his day in court against his ex-wife. Check back with tampabay.com around 8:30 for a story.

• If you're gearing up for some Black Friday shopping, be sure to check out our list of store openings and hours.

• Here are all the movies you can see over the holiday weekend, and you can read reviews from Tampa Bay Times film critic Steve Persall.

• Dolly Parton and Barbra Streisand in the same week? It's happening in Tampa. Our pop music critic Jay Cridlin talked to the legendary country star who squealed with delight at the news she and Barbra are in the same town in the same week. It's her first concert to the city of Tampa since the early '90s, and Streisand's first local show ever.

• Here are the top things to do today in Tampa Bay including free ferry rides and ice skating at Tampa's Winter Village.

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Mother fatally struck while pushing stroller on Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa

Mother fatally struck while pushing stroller on Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa

TAMPA— A mother was killed Wednesday when she was struck by a vehicle while pushing a stroller on Bayshore Boulevard, according to the Tampa Police Department.The mother and 2-year-old girl were struck by a northbound car around 11:43 a.m. near W Kni...
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State softball: Land O’Lakes advances to second straight title game

State softball: Land O’Lakes advances to second straight title game

VERO BEACH — Land O'Lakes had just finished a hard-fought 5-0 victory over Clay in the Class 6A state semifinal. Callie Turner threw a no-hitter. Jolene Bodner had a two-run single.The win was big, clinching the Gators' second straight champion...
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Stock up for hurricanes, Buckhorn warns, or ‘we may be coming for you in a body bag’

TAMPA — Stuff that hurricane kit full of batteries, pen that emergency plan and get as many gallons of water stored in that garage while the skies are blue and clouds are fluffy white. That was the message Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and other city off...
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Bucs bring back Lakewood’s Bernard Reedy to compete for WR/KR job

Bucs bring back Lakewood’s Bernard Reedy to compete for WR/KR job

Lakewood grad Bernard Reedy, who handled the Bucs' kickoff and punt returns for much of last season, is back with Tampa Bay again.Reedy, 26, was signed on Wednesday, one day after the Bucs began OTA workouts. Thomas Sperbeck, the former Boise State r...
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John Fogerty, coming to Clearwater, isn’t backing down on protest songs, Parkland and #MeToo

John Fogerty, coming to Clearwater, isn’t backing down on protest songs, Parkland and #MeToo

It’s been 50 years since John Fogerty wrote Fortunate Son, one of the most scathing protest songs from the Vietnam War era. Writing another one with that kind of impact has been a challenge ever since. "Back in the ’80s, I had a couple o...
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Ex-wife said heart attack, but court record says Hillsborough developer was strangled in North Carolina home

Ex-wife said heart attack, but court record says Hillsborough developer was strangled in North Carolina home

A prominent Hillsborough County developer who died last month in North Carolina was strangled and police are investigating his death as suspicious, court records show. William "Bill" Bishop died in a hospital three days after his 16-year-old son repo...
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For starters: Rays vs. Red Sox, with Archer facing Price

For starters: Rays vs. Red Sox, with Archer facing Price

The Rays are set to take on the Red Sox again tonight with a bit of a student-mentor framing as Chris Archer takes on former Tampa Bay ace David Price.The Rays announced they are putting RHP Jake Faria on the 10-day DL due to the oblique strain he su...
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‘I didn’t care if they cut my leg off or not’: Kilauea lava bomb survivor describes agony

‘I didn’t care if they cut my leg off or not’: Kilauea lava bomb survivor describes agony

The sheer force of the lava bomb was what Darryl Clinton remembered feeling first, more powerful than any waves he had ever encountered in the ocean surrounding Hawaii.It knocked him backward on the third-floor lanai of his neighbor’s home on the eas...
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State baseball: Carrollwood Day comes up a run short in semifinals

State baseball: Carrollwood Day comes up a run short in semifinals

FORT MYERS — One swing.That's all it took for Carrollwood Day's historic season to come to an end.With two outs and two runners on in the third inning of the Class 3A state semifinal against Tallahassee North Florida Christian, Patriots starter...
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