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Q&A: Jeff Vinik's 'new urbanist' designers discuss reshaping Tampa

TAMPA David Dixon and Jeff Speck are two of the best urban planners in the business. That's why Jeff Vinik hired them. The Tampa Bay Lightning owner is planning a $1 billion tran …


Week before opener, Rays have several roster questions

FORT MYERS — Opening day is a week from today, and filling out the starting rotation is among the topics the Rays have to address as they have about a half-dozen spots overall to settle. …


  1. Things to do in Tampa Bay, March 30-April 5


    George Lopez: One of comedy's best standup performers takes the stage at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater Saturday. $54.50-$65.

    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 02:  George Lopez attends Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine, A Benefit For The Scleroderma Research Foundation at Caroline's On Broadway on December 2, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Scleroderma Research Foundation)
  2. Q&A: Jeff Vinik's 'new urbanist' designers discuss reshaping Tampa



    David Dixon and Jeff Speck are two of the best urban planners in the business.

    That's why Jeff Vinik hired them.

    Jeff Speck, left, of Speck & Associates LLC and David Dixon, right, of engineering firm Stantec are proponents of “new urbanism,” the movement to build walkable urban neighborhoods for people to live and work in.
  3. Mom of epileptic son caught in Charlotte's Web medical marijuana bureaucracy

    Human Interest


    Just as 13-year-old Branden Petro flops into the passenger seat of his mom's car, his eyes roll back. His face twitches uncontrollably. He curls into a fetal position.

    In a rare quiet moment, Renee Petro kisses her son, Branden, 13, who suffers from febrile infection-related epilepsy syndrome. She says medical marijuana helps him.
  4. Tell Me About It: Mom who owns guns comes under fire


    Q: My husband and I have two children (5 and 7). We also own firearms. We are shining examples of how to do gun ownership right. We have attended safety courses, passed background checks, and are fully permitted. We also keep the guns safely locked away at all times. Without the code to the safe, they are …

  5. The deadliest profession: hip-hop artist

    Pop Culture

    There is much mystery surrounding the death of Tupac Shakur, killed in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas in 1996. Was Shakur's murder gang-related? Was it part of the East Coast/West Coast hip-hop rivalry — perhaps related to the unsolved murder of Christopher Wallace, aka Biggie Smalls?

    FILE- This is an undated photo of John Lennon.  Guitars, photos, clothing and other memorabilia fill a museum honoring Lennon that will open Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, in Tokyo, on what would have been the ex-Beatle's 60th birthday.  (AP Photo, file)

    LB Brandon Magee, waived by Bucs, heads to spring training

    Linebacker Brandon Magee, who had six tackles on special teams for the Bucs last season, is headed to spring training as a Red Sox prospect today after being waived by the team on Tuesday night....


    Capitol Buzz: 5 things to watch today in Tallahassee

    The weekend’s over, so it’s time to stop watching the NCAA Tournament and get back to watching the legislative session. There’s not much on tap this fine Monday, but brace yourself on for a busy week ahead....


    For starters: Rays at Red Sox

    UPDATE, 5:50: The Rays lost 3-2 in 10 innings to the Red Sox....