Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Hillsborough

Editorial: Free rides will serve as a test of whether the streetcar is serious transportation

Who wouldnít jump at the chance to ride for free?This fall, the TECO Streetcar Line eliminates its $2.50-a-ride-fare, providing the best opportunity yet to see whether the systemís vintage streetcar replicas can serve as a legitimate transportation a...
Published: 06/14/18
Updated: 06/15/18
Howard Altman: New Port Richey veteran out front in campaign for burn-pit benefits

Howard Altman: New Port Richey veteran out front in campaign for burn-pit benefits

Last week, the halls of Congress became the latest battleground in a campaign by tens of thousands of veterans seeking acknowledgment of the health problems they suffer from exposure to open-air refuse burn pits in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere.Nav...
Published: 06/14/18
Joe Henderson: Remembering Joe Zalupski, who helped make Tampa a big-time sports town

Joe Henderson: Remembering Joe Zalupski, who helped make Tampa a big-time sports town

Joe Zalupski wouldnít want me to write this.He would cringe at the thought anyone might make a fuss about him. He was most content away from the spotlight and to be with Vilma, his wife of 66 years.He valued friends. He loved golf.He loved to read an...
Published: 06/13/18
Updated: 06/14/18
Daniel Ruth: So why is it taking so long to reach a Rays stadium deal? Or not?

Daniel Ruth: So why is it taking so long to reach a Rays stadium deal? Or not?

Forgive just a pinch of cynical hyperbole.For better or worse, the recent summit meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore was announced and thrown together in a matter of weeks.And this was an internatio...
Published: 06/11/18
Updated: 06/14/18
Howard Altman: Calls to veterans hotline jump after program expands statewide

Howard Altman: Calls to veterans hotline jump after program expands statewide

During the first three months of its expanded, statewide hotline for veterans, the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay estimates about 2,000 former service members called in seeking help because they were considering suicide.Thatís a powerful testament to the...
Published: 06/06/18
Updated: 06/13/18
Itís cavalry, not Calvary, so veterans group is paying $1,635 to fix monumental typo

Itís cavalry, not Calvary, so veterans group is paying $1,635 to fix monumental typo

TAMPAPeople are known from time to time to misspell "cavalry," the army on horseback, as "Calvary," where Jesus was crucified.But you donít usually see it chiseled wrong in metal.Thatís why people were surprised to spot the mistake on a new Civil War...
Published: 06/13/18
Joe Henderson: Look beyond actions of Scot Peterson for school-shootings solution

Joe Henderson: Look beyond actions of Scot Peterson for school-shootings solution

Some parents of students murdered at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have made their feelings clear about former deputy Scot Petersonís recent public attempts to explain why he didnít take direct action to stop the slaughter.Basically, they hate...
Published: 06/06/18
Updated: 06/07/18
Dick Corbett of Tampa, witness to RFK assassination, still feels the loss every day

Dick Corbett of Tampa, witness to RFK assassination, still feels the loss every day

TAMPA ó Dick Corbett became a Tampa developer best known for the International Mall, but in the 1960s, he was a hotshot kid from Rochester, N.Y., with a firsthand view as tragedy befell the Kennedy family.June 5, 1968, was especially painful for him ...
Published: 06/05/18
Daniel Ruth: When is a service dog not a service dog? Itís getting hard to say

Daniel Ruth: When is a service dog not a service dog? Itís getting hard to say

Maybe what all the hub-bub goes to prove is that one personís service animal is merely anotherís little sweetums, cuddly boo-boo dog. And stop drinking out of the toilet! Now!It was certainly a lovely, pulling-at-the-heartstrings moment when Eleanor ...
Published: 06/05/18
Editorial: Youíll still find oranges on license plates in Hillsborough, but groves disappearing

Editorial: Youíll still find oranges on license plates in Hillsborough, but groves disappearing

So much of what once made Florida special is hanging by a thread.Development crowds out creatures like the Florida panther, rising sea levels eat away at cherished beaches, roadside attractions are plowed under by superhighways and theme parks.And no...
Updated one month ago