Tuesday, September 25, 2018
News Roundup

Ernest Hooper: Sometimes you gotta take inventory

Random thoughts, because sometimes you gotta take inventory.

I like Kelly Clarkson, but she’s no Aretha.

Tax cuts? Overrated.

Vote. Stop making excuses.

To earn a man’s support, you must acknowledge his pain.

The older I get, the more I love baseball.

Sly Stone’s words of wisdom: "It’s the truth that the truth makes them so uptight."

Until we boost Florida’s teacher pay above the national average, we’re failing.

Mystery of life? Me neither.

I need to see more concerts at the Epcot Food & Wine Festival.

Robert Scorpio is still on General Hospital. Unbelievable.

Environment = Tourism. Tourism = Money. Why can’t we figure this out?

James Ford served as Tallahassee’s first African-American mayor in 1972.

In 2018, Tampa, Clearwater and St. Pete have yet to elect an African-American mayor.

I can’t stop thinking about Atlanta’s Antico Pizza.

Joey Johnston is my hero— the father and the son.

Suncoast sunsets. Love ‘em. Need ’em.

Tampa saxophone star BK Jackson has a new album: Paradise.

In second grade, Mrs. Casanova taught us This Little Light Of Mine. More kids need to sing that song. And more adults.

Will the Gators ever beat the Seminoles in football again?

All the new music I like (Boo’d Up) sounds like the old music I love.

Pragmatism versus idealism. You gotta pick one over the other at the polls this year.

If you can’t find me, I’ll be in Sedona.

Transportation initiative? Trust the process.

Expensive meals? Overrated.

Cheeseburgers? Underrated.

That’s all I’m saying.

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No relief from the heat with record highs possible for Tampa Bay

No relief from the heat with record highs possible for Tampa Bay

Folks around Tampa Bay should not expect any relief from this week's unseasonably warm temperatures as sparse cloud cover will provide little shade from the overbearing sunshine that will rocket temperatures into the 90s by lunchtime.To make matters ...
Updated: 19 minutes ago
Crash blocks southbound lanes of I-75 near Bruce B. Downs Boulevard

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A crash with injuries early Tuesday morning is causing delays southbound on Interstate 75 at Bruce B. Downs Boulevard in Hillsborough County.The Florida Highway Patrol responded to a crash blocking two southbound lanes just after 6 a.m. It is unclear...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Flyers introduce 'Gritty,' an odd-looking mascot that's freaking people out

Flyers introduce 'Gritty,' an odd-looking mascot that's freaking people out

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Flyers have introduced an odd-looking new team mascot — a 7-foot fuzzy creature named Gritty with a wild, orange beard.The character's debut triggered an outpouring of comments online, including "Goo...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Citrus County crash kills two, including Port Richey motorcyclist

Citrus County crash kills two, including Port Richey motorcyclist

A Port Richey motorcyclist and pedestrian from Citrus County were killed Monday morning in a crash on U.S. 19 in Homosassa.According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 50-year-old Donald Glenn Moore was riding northbound on U.S. 19, near South Suffolk Te...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Winston or Fitzpatrick? Reading between the lines in the Bucs locker room

Winston or Fitzpatrick? Reading between the lines in the Bucs locker room

TAMPA — At some point Tuesday morning, Jameis Winston will walk into the office of head coach Dirk Koetter and get the news.There will likely be hugs and handshakes, but within the first few minutes, Koetter will tell Winston what his role will...
Updated: 2 hours ago
The Daystarter: The FitzMagic is FitzGone as Bucs fall 30-27; businesses struggle to get Red Tide aid; DeSantis takes shots at media

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Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what to know today.• Expect a repeat today of yesterday’s weather pattern: Storms will start inland and push into the coat in the evening hours, according to the National Weather Service. There will be a ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Scenes from Monday night’s game: Rally falls just short in Buc’s loss to Steelers

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Fitzpatrick was intercepted on three consecutive passes in the first half to fall behind by 20 points.But the Bucs veteran quarterback rallied the Bucs to within a field goal with touchdown passes to Chris Godwin and Mike Evans in the second half.Unf...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Bucs-Steelers report card: There is still work to be done

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TAMPA — They couldn't stick the landing. The FitzMagic ran out.Monday night against the Steelers, Tony Dungy night, was supposed to be the coming-out party, a new beginning, the Bucs on national TV, showing America that 2-0 was not make believe...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Bucs-Steelers: No wrong answer for Tampa Bay at quarterback

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Updated: 7 hours ago
Bucs-Steelers: Tony Dungy gave us more than wins

Bucs-Steelers: Tony Dungy gave us more than wins

TAMPA — Monday night belonged to Tony Dungy. The former Bucs coach was inducted into the team's Ring of Honor at halftime of the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Dungy's first NFL team.If it seemed strange that an NFL club would honor a ma...
Updated: 7 hours ago