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  1. The death of Joe Weeks and his hardware store, Brooksville's last link to a different era, a different way of life

    State

    I was sad to see the subject of Andy Meacham's Epilogue in this morning's paper. Monday through Saturday at 9 a.m., Joe Weeks unlocked the tall wooden door of Weeks Hardware, the store his family has owned since before he was born. …

  2. Did you read Jeff Klinkenberg's story in Floridian in yesterday's paper about Charley Morgan?

    State

    If you didn't, here, and do keep an eye out for the most Florida sentence that's run in the Times in a good long while: …

  3. For sailboat designer Charley Morgan, life's still a breeze

    Human Interest

    Charley Morgan, who calls himself "the ancient mariner," felt like a kid again. Eighty-five candles will grace his next birthday cake, but when he noticed the palm trees swaying beyond the window, he marched outside to look at Boca Ciega Bay. Standing on his dock, he saw Blue Cloud prancing at the end of a rope like a rambunctious colt wanting to leap the corral fence.  …

  4. Sabres owners reach 'definitive' Bills deal

    Sports

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Ralph Wilson's legacy to keep the Bills in Buffalo will be preserved after NHL Sabres owner Terry and Kim Pegula reached what was called "a definitive agreement" to purchase the NFL franchise on Tuesday. …

  5. Cubs' Castro likely out for year

    Sports

    CHICAGO — Cubs All-Star SS Starlin Castro is expected to miss the rest of the season with an ankle injury. Castro left Tuesday night's 7-1 win over the Brewers after getting hurt on a first-inning slide into home plate. Tests showed he sustained a high ankle sprain.  …

  6. Tampa Bay fall concert guide: from arenas to cozy clubs

    Music & Concerts

    Anytime you scan a master calendar list of upcoming concerts, the big ones always jump out. It’s kind of hard to miss the Clearwater Jazz Holiday, One Direction at Raymond James Stadium or a two-night stand from Luke Bryan at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. …

  7. Sports in brief: Ryder Cup teams named

    Sports

    Golf Bradley, Simpson, Mahan chosen for U.S. Ryder Cup team NEW YORK — U.S. captain Tom Watson went with experience and a gut feeling Tuesday when he filled out the Ryder Cup team with Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson. Not so valuable was recent success. …

  8. Marine's service is solemn affair

    Human Interest

    A solemn procession of family, friends and even his dog wound their way through the grounds of Bay Pines National Cemetery on Friday to pay tribute to retired Cpl. Robert William Richards, a decorated Marine from St. Petersburg. …

  9. Meet the man who saved JFK after the PT-109 sinking

    Perspective

    On a moonless night in summer 1943, a Japanese destroyer tore through a U.S. Navy patrol-torpedo boat guarding the waters around the Solomon Islands. The boat was PT-109, skippered by a young lieutenant from Massachusetts named John F. Kennedy. …

  10. Services planned for retired U.S. Marine from St. Petersburg

    Briefs

    Services for Cpl. Robert Richards, a retired and decorated Marine from St. Petersburg, will be held Thursday at Bay Pines National Cemetery.  …

  11. Tampa Baptist church cancels gay man's funeral

    Human Interest

    TAMPA — Julion Evans' family was gathered beside his casket when they got the call. His memorial service, scheduled to take place the next day at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, was not going to happen. The reason, they say: Evans was gay. …

  12. Death metal music brings Orpheum owner to life

    Music & Concerts

    As owner of the Ybor City music venue the Orpheum, Jerry Dufrain has seen everyone from rapper Ghostface Killah to indie-electronic group Little Dragon play his room. But one genre sticks out in the club's concert history: metal. The Orpheum has carved itself out as a heavy music haven by hosting national metal acts like Agalloch and Behemoth, and local pioneers like Obituary and Deicide. And on Aug. 23, it will be one of three stages for Southern Darkness Fest, which features more than 25 bands, including instrumental headliner Pelican. • Despite Tampa being a metal capital, Southern Darkness Fest is unique, said Dufrain, a promoter for the fest. There have been traveling tours and one-offs like Scion Rock Fest, which included the Orpheum as a participating venue, but not a locally grown metal festival, he said. A fan of metal and hardcore music who would see bands at CBGB as a teenager, he said, Dufrain talked with Tampa Bay Times staff writer Jimmy Geurts about Southern Darkness Fest, Tampa's metal history and his favorite metal shows at the Orpheum. …

  13. The Orpheum's Jerry Dufrain talks Southern Darkness Fest, Tampa death metal and more

    Sound Check

    As owner of the Ybor City music venue the Orpheum, Jerry Dufrain has seen everyone from rapper Ghostface Killah to indie-electronic group Little Dragon play his room. But one genre sticks out in the club's concert history: metal. …

  14. Ticket Window: 5 Seconds of Summer, Ben Folds, Randy Newman, Gov't Mule, Chicago and more

    Sound Check

    Another slew of Tampa Bay concerts have tickets going on sale, including a biggie way down the line -- Aussie boy band 5 Seconds of Summer in September 2015 at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. But we'd be remiss if we didn't also that individual tickets to the Florida Orchestra's 2014-15 season go on sale Monday, and there are some great shows there -- like Ben Folds performing with the Orchestra on Nov. 7 at the Straz Center. Other highlights include tributes to the Rolling Stones (Oct. 17), Pixar films (Nov. 28-29), Nat King Cole (Feb. 14-15), John Williams (March 6-7), The Who (May 8) and a Radiohead-Brahms mash-up (Jan. 30). Click here for the Orchestra's full season schedule. …

  15. Bears suspend Bennett

    Sports

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — Tight end Martellus Bennett was suspended indefinitely by the Bears after an altercation in Monday's practice. …

  16. Obituaries also draw on life experience of the writer

    Perspective

    The extinguished torch. The anchor with a broken chain; the black-bordered condolence note or funeral invitation: just a few of the myriad ways we have marked death over time. They are all symbols trying to get at something. …

  17. A ghoulish job? Maybe, but obit writer's true task is to acknowledge a life

    Human Interest

    The week before I started the job, I sat at the kitchen table with my grandpa. I explained what I'd be doing, the best I could. Truthfully, I wasn't totally sure. Dead people. Obituaries.  …

  18. For decades, he chronicled the lives of others

    Obituaries

    ST. PETERSBURG — Craig Basse spent decades writing obituaries in the pages of the St. Petersburg Times. Civil rights leaders and celebrities. Jewelers, politicians and teachers. Saxophonists, philanthropists and librarians. He compressed their accomplishments into deft, newsy clauses. …

  19. Increasingly, pets pop up in obituaries, wills

    Pets

    When Anna Ruth Jones died in Durham, N.C., this month, her obituary listed a handful of cousins and special friends. But the most prominent survivor, the only one described as "cherished," was Sir Rufus of Iredell, her black and white cat. …

  20. Kids' dispute makes obit of mom, Josie Anello of Land O'Lakes, famous on Internet

    News

    LAND O'LAKES — Her sweetly smiling face appeared Feb. 14 in the obituaries of a local newspaper. …

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