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  1. Joseph M. Joeb, former Hillsborough teacher, beloved curmudgeon, pens his own obituary

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    TAMPA — It would surprise no one who knew Joseph M. Joeb that he wrote his own obituary. Or how he wrote it. Mr. Joeb, self-proclaimed curmudgeon, artist, author, parrot enthusiast and, most important, teacher, died last week at age 72 — "which was sooner than he wanted but pretty much when he

    Mr. Joeb wrote in his obituary that he was “politically incorrect, curmudgeonly, a fan of shaggy dog stories and elephant jokes.”
  2. An obituary for public art? Not yet

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    if the economy makes it hard to argue the point. It's so tough out there that the same commission just voted to contribute to a $1.2 million incentive to keep a company and its 1,633 jobs in Tampa instead of bolting for, say, India. Art can be low-hanging fruit. State funding for public art has gotten the stink

  3. An obituary for Florida Growth Management

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    in Tampa. The state appropriately overruled counties that embraced such shortsighted schemes as allowing development closer to the Everglades in Miami-Dade County, dredging a state aquatic preserve to accommodate a marina and hotel in Taylor County, and building hundreds of condos on a mobile home park

  4. Don't write high school sports' obituary just yet

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    , neighbors — can be more involved. One organization has already contacted the Tampa Bay Times to ask which area schools need the most financial help. Pinellas County athletic director Nick Grasso would like to cut transportation costs by having more schools buy buses and getting coaches licensed to drive

    The relationships built between high school sports teams and their communities are mutually beneficial.
  5. Obituary for a friend tears apart community of Springsteen fans

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    CLEARWATER — The obituary was only the beginning. It read like this: Czernia, Oren, 34, of Clearwater, passed away on Jan. 16, 2010. A University of Miami graduate, he is survived by parents; daughter; sister, nieces and nephews. Mitchell Cremation Chapel. A post then appeared on a message board

  6. SoundCheck: Trombone Shorty, Anchor and Braille, Obituary

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    there will be plenty of time to rest when we're dead. (Apparently, Anchor and Braille just has too much to do right now.) Don't miss Tampa opener Marksmen, who we'll be gushing more about next week in preparation for the band's CD release party. Obituary Details: 8 p.m. Friday. Crowbar, 1812 17th St. N, Ybor City

  7. After 17 years, Pinellas News editor and publisher writes weekly's obituary

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    's Culpeper Star-Exponent is owned by Media General, the company that also owns the Tampa Tribune. And the Pinellas News, which Potter bought 17 years ago, will simply cease to be. He spent Wednesday writing its obituary. The world has been changing, he notes. AOL and the modem reshaped our lives

    In an office filled with boxes and empty desks, Robert Potter, 57, sits down Wednesday evening to write the obituary for his Pinellas News, a St. Petersburg weekly. He is unsure of his next move.
  8. Allie's Event brings experience to Tampa Bay Downs

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    OLDSMAR — An hour after Allie's Event scored his second victory as a 2-year-old, Lori Smock's cellphone rang. On the other end was Tampa Bay Downs track announcer Richard Grunder. "I remember the call," Smock said. "(Grunder told me) what a nice little horse (I had). It was nice to hear

  9. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 30

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    .m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $16.74-$56.25. (813) 301-2500. Florida Metal Fest: Out of the 11 bands, two of Tampa's "big four" of death metal bands, Obituary and Deicide, will headline the inaugural fest. Corrosion of Conformity, Broken Hope, Madball and Malevolent Creation are also

    Children reach high for beads during the Annual Gasparilla Children's Parade along Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa, Fla., on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016.
  10. Epilogue: Notable deaths from around Tampa Bay in 2015

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    Tampa Bay lost some notable community members in 2015, people who shaped infrastructure and fought for civil rights, made their mark in sports and in our pages. In some way, they all had a hand in shaping our history. Here's a list of some of the most memorable people who died last year

    Earnest Williams, while running for St. Petersburg City Council in 2001, posed in his office of his State Farm Insurance Agency. [Times files]
  11. Tampa police struggling with trust in black neighborhoods marred by violence

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    TAMPA — In the midst of a violent 2015, Tampa police Capt. Ronald McMullen stood solemnly before a row of television cameras. Detectives needed help solving the city's latest murder: Sharon Watkins, a 58-year-old grandmother killed in her sleep on June 27 by a stray bullet fired in a gang feud

    Tampa police Officer Jerry Wyche chats with 3-year-old Aaliyah Wilson as her mother, Shemil Threatts, watches. Wyche has been walking the Robles Park housing complex in Tampa for two years, trying to connect with the residents and build trust.
  12. News at noon: Emergency officials making preparations ahead of tropical storm's expected arrival; Tampa bike stop numbers continue to drop; woman in wheelchair fatally struck by tow truck; Buc to create scholarship in mother's memory

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    A tropical system that had been meandering across the Caribbean last week is now gaining strength in the Gulf of Mexico and preparing to dump heavy rains and produce tropical storm-force winds across the Tampa Bay area later this week. EMERGENCY OFFICIALS MAKING PREPARATIONS AS STORM APPROACHES

    Daniel Brown, Senior Hurricane Specialist, works at the National Hurricane Center in Miami to track the path of a weather disturbance that has produced tropical storm-force wind gusts in heavy squalls over some of the northern Caribbean islands and surrounding waters and is of concern to Florida. [Getty Images]
  13. Josephine Marchese Trafficante, wife of reputed Tampa mob boss, dead at 95

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    Josephine Marchese Trafficante, the wife of reputed former Tampa organized crime leader Santo Trafficante, died in her sleep at home Wednesday, according to a paid obituary published by her family in the Tampa Bay Times. A native of Ybor City, Trafficante was 95. She outlived her husband by 28

  14. Man charged in transgender woman's slaying a person of interest in second Tampa homicide

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    TAMPA — The man accused in last week's shooting death of a transgender woman also is a "person of interest'' in a second slaying that happened Sunday, according to Tampa police. Keith Lamayne Gaillard, 18, is being held in the Hillsborough County jail on a first-degree murder charge in the death

    Keith Lamayne Gaillard, 18, is charged with murder in the death of India Clarke.
  15. South Tampa neighbors oppose proposed lot split for house once owned by Santo Trafficante

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    and refiled in 1979 for $49,111.33 in unpaid taxes shows him at that address. According to Trafficante's 1987 obituary in the New York Times, his Sicilian-born father was purported to be one of those mainly responsible for what federal authorities called Tampa's "era of blood" when rival families fought

    Santo Trafficante Jr., the late reputed mob boss, once owned the South Tampa house that is for sale. [Times files (1986)] 
  16. Tampa Baptist church cancels gay man's funeral

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    and Capers had been together for 17 years. They married last year in Maryland. Capers said his partner was kind, generous and supportive. According to his obituary, Julion Evans was a Tampa native. He graduated from Hillsborough High School, where he was editor of the school paper, a member of the drama

    Kendall Capers, right, was the partner of Julion Evans, whose memorial service had a sudden change of venue.
  17. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Friday Jan. 23

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    appeared in Thursday's Weekend section). Andre Dubus and Ann Hood: They are here for the Writers in Paradise Conference, but the public is invited to this reading by Andre Dubus (House of Sand and Fog) and Ann Hood (The Obituary Writer). There's a wine and cheese reception at 7:30 p.m., reading at 8 p

  18. Things to do in the Tampa area

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    in the late 1970s, the group's musical orientation blossomed from British blues to American pop rock when Rumours stuck at No. 1 on the American albums chart for 31 weeks, 8 p.m. at Tampa Bay Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive. $36.75-$146.75. Call (813) 301-2500. DJ Teresa: Teresa delivers a range of funky

  19. Ex-NFL star dies in Tampa

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    TAMPA — Three-time Pro Bowl linebacker John Reger, who starred for the Steelers and Redskins in the 1950s and '60s, died Thursday in Tampa. He was 82. Mr. Reger's daughter, Kathy, confirmed his death Saturday in an email to the Associated Press. A native of Wheeling, W.Va., Mr. Reger played

  20. Things to do in the Tampa area

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    , as well as members from Tampa metal bands like Obituary, appear at this benefit for the military with music, raffles and more, 4 p.m. at Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St. $10 general admission, free military ID. Call (813) 241-8600. Home Brewing Workshop: Learn the basics, from beer styles to equipment

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