Archive for April, 2013

Artist William Villalongo collaborates with University of Tampa

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Artist William Villalongo collaborates with University of Tampa

Lennie Bennett can be reached at lbennett@tampabay.com or (727) 893-8293. Review. William Villalongo in Tampa. The exhibition continues through Friday at Scarfone/Hartley Gallery at the University of Tampa, 310 N Boulevard. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. …
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Hillsborough County wins best-tasting drinking water in Tampa Bay

The four judges had a mission: to find the best-tasting drinking water in Tampa Bay. This year's honors went to Hillsborough County's Lake Park water treatment plant, which serves the northwest portion of the county, including Carrollwood. “I'm honored …
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Niemann hopes there's room for him in Rays' rotation

Tampa Bay has always been confident in Niemann's ability. Niemann, the team's No. 4 overall pick in 2004 out of Rice, has evolved a versatile repertoire, a five-pitch mix (cutter, two-seam fastball, split, slider and curveball) with each boasting movement.
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Supporters of Internet sweepstakes cafes rally in Spring Hill

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

Supporters of Internet sweepstakes cafes rally in Spring Hill

“Being put out of business does.” Staff writer Tony Marerro contributed to this report. Logan Neill can be reached at lneill@tampabay.com or (352) 848-1435. Supporters of Internet sweepstakes cafes rally in Spring Hill 03/22/13 [Last modified: Friday …
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Recap: Pittsburgh vs. Tampa Bay

Stefan Welch hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-4 decision over the Tampa Bay Rays in a Grapefruit League matchup. Felix Pie had an RBI double earlier on for the Pirates, with John …
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Ruth: Stop talking and build a rail line

In 1973, I arrived in Tampa to start my career as an ink-stained wretch. I was 23. One of the big issues facing the greater Tampa Bay area was whether to spend the money to begin development of a light-rail system stretching across the Howard Frankland …
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Rose leads at Palmer; Tiger four back

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

Rose leads at Palmer; Tiger four back

ORLANDO — Justin Rose started out as another guy in Tiger Woods' group Thursday at Bay Hill. He wound up in the lead. Rose put on a clinic with the putter and ran off four straight birdies late in his round for 7-under 65 and a two-shot lead after the …
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Traffic finally flows again after fiery collision on I-75

The semitrailer truck was transporting magazines and third-class mail from Jacksonville to Tampa, said U.S. Postal Service spokeswoman Debbie Fetterly. Verizon mailers bound for Safety Harbor, swimsuit magazines and magazines with American flags on …
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Community business: a check for Meals on Wheels

ACF Tampa Bay Culinary Association Inc. was honored this month as the American Culinary Federation Inc. Southeast Region Chapter of the Year, and the same chapter, along with four others, received an ACF Chapter Achievement Award at the 2013 ACF …
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Clearwater teacher arrested, accused of abusing two special needs students

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Clearwater teacher arrested, accused of abusing two special needs students

The case is the latest of several in the Tampa Bay area in which school employees are accused of harming or neglecting special needs students, and it raises questions about the training and supervision of special needs teachers. In October in …
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Dunedin commissioners consider spending a little money to travel

Keyonna Summers can be reached at (727) 445-4153 or ksummers@tampabay.com. To write a letter to the editor, go to tampabay.com/letters. . In the know. Sister City discussion. Watch video of the Dunedin City Commission's Feb. 28 retreat discussion on …
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Lightning's Lindback out with ankle sprain

There was hope Pouliot might play this weekend, but the recall Thursday of Syracuse forward Richard Panik — the seventh rookie on Tampa Bay's roster — indicates otherwise. That's not exactly the best way to make a playoff push that was going to be …
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Outdoors notes: Tarpon, bonefish rules on the table

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Outdoors notes: Tarpon, bonefish rules on the table

The entry fee of $35 includes food, draft beers and a hand-rolled stogie. For tickets, contact Joe Gavigan at (727) 422-5272 or e-mail jgavigan@tampabay.rr.com. Send news to Terry Tomalin at ttomalin@tampabay.com or call (727) 893-8808. Solunar chart …
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Recap: Tampa Bay vs. Toronto

Jose Bautista hit a tie-breaking solo homer in the top of the seventh inning that lifted the Toronto Blue Jays to a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in a spring training bout. Eugenio Velez tacked on a solo homer of his own in the eighth to give the …
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Two trucks collide on Interstate 75, closing southbound lanes

Debbie Fetterly, a USPS spokeswoman, said the truck was carrying magazines and third-class mail from Jacksonville to Tampa. Workers are working out the details about how they'll notify customers and deliver the salvaged mail. Customers will get …
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The Tampa Bay Lightning are really stupid

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

The Tampa Bay Lightning are really stupid

Via the Tampa Bay Times, here's B.J. Crombeen, still upset because he got punched in the face by Rinaldo a few weeks ago. Crombeen says he challenged Rinaldo to a fight during the third period of Monday's game — at the time a close, must-win game for …
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Revis Trade Rumors: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Might Be Willing to Give Up 2014 …

The Jets have a vexing problem with Darrelle Revis, but if GM John Idzik plays his cards right, he could at least partially save face for trading the franchise's best player by getting no less than first- and third-round draft choices from Tampa Bay …
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Pinellas Park High teacher accused of having sex with student

Dunn was in the Pinellas County Jail on Thursday in lieu of $70,000 bail. Times staff writer Peter Jamison contributed to this report. Kameel Stanley can be reached at kstanley@tampabay.com or (727) 893-8643. Pinellas Park High teacher accused of …
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Family to celebrate life of Dunedin soldier killed in Afghanistan

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Family to celebrate life of Dunedin soldier killed in Afghanistan

His stepfather, Chip Allison, recalled the time Shannon insisted on wearing a Rocco Baldelli Tampa Bay Rays jersey to a Rays-Phillies game in Philadelphia, cheerfully ignoring hostile Phillies fans while his New Jersey grandfather practically pretended …
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The reality of Spring Break in Tampa Bay? Not so salacious

Once in while, Pinellas County's beaches look like the MTV Spring Break videos of yore — scantily clad women, drunken debauchery and people in their teens or just past them letting loose. But that's just on special occasions. Unless a party promoter …
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Tampa Bay recalls goalie Desjardins, forward Panik from Syracuse Crunch

The Syracuse Crunch fed two more key players from its lineup to parent club Tampa Bay on Thursday. The Lightning recalled netminder Cedrick Desjardins and forward Richard Panik. Desjardins is needed because Lightning goalie Anders Lindback is out for …
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Outworked Tampa Bay Lightning fall to Toronto, 4-2

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Outworked Tampa Bay Lightning fall to Toronto, 4-2

Tampa Bay came out flat and was flattened Wednesday by the Toronto Maple Leafs in a 4-2 loss at the Air Canada Centre. Dion Phaneuf, Tyler Bozak and Nikolai Kulemin all scored goals in the second period to break open a one-goal game and cruised for …
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Yankees limit Jeter to minors

TAMPA — Yankees GM Brian Cashman said Thursday that SS Derek Jeter will play only in minor-league exhibitions the rest of the spring. The move could cut short how much time Jeter would miss if he starts the season on the 15-day disabled list. By not …
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Tampa police say massage business facilitated sex trafficking

TAMPA — When uniformed police showed up at Ocean Spa Massage, several women ran out the back door. Tampa police believe those women were victims of human trafficking. On Thursday, the agency returned to the South Tampa business with a search …
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Yankees' Jeter may miss opening day

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

Yankees' Jeter may miss opening day

TAMPA — Yankees GM Brian Cashman said he doesn't know if injured captain Derek Jeter will be available to play on opening day. The shortstop received an anti-inflammatory injection in his surgically repaired left ankle and missed his second straight …
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Kim Bogart named interim police chief in New Port Richey

Bogart joined the Tampa Police Department as a patrol officer in 1975, then was hired as a captain at the Pasco County Sheriff's Office a decade later. In 2000, he was one of many command staff members fired when Bob White became sheriff and installed …
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Rain possible during Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

The weekend forecast from Bay News 9 call for a 10 percent chance of rain Friday, a 30 percent chance on Saturday and at least a 40 percent chance on Sunday. The Grand Prix will showcase the city's waterfront to an international audience as cars speed …
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Nazem Kadri, Joffrey Lupul help Leafs snap 5-game skid

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Nazem Kadri, Joffrey Lupul help Leafs snap 5-game skid

Kadri had three assists and linemate Joffrey Lupul added a goal and an assist as the Maple Leafs snapped a five-game winless streak with a 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night. Kadri, Lupul and Nikolai Kulemin won the battle …
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Storm set to open Arena League season

Goings: Tampa Bay does not have its two most dangerous receivers from 2012. The Storm was rocked in January when WR Chandler Williams died unexpectedly and lost Prechae Rodriguez to Orlando. Rodriguez led the team in catches (125), yards (1,653) …
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Maple Leafs top Lightning

But Tampa Bay got almost nothing out of Steven Stamkos, who had one shot and was minus-2. Teddy Purcell had zero shots and was benched in the final seven minutes. Even Marty St. Louis, who played 24:29 and had three shots, generally was a nonfactor.
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