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In Game of Theme Parks, Orlando rules but Asia eyes the throne


  1. On Memorial Day, she remembers her fallen father, verse by verse


    JUNE 1969. Just days before Dad left for a second combat tour in Vietnam, Mama bought him a black leather Bible. Last year, I found it packed away in a box labeled "memories." Still crisp, only a single passage had been marked. As my finger traced familiar words, it all came rushing back; his deep voice from the …

    Courtesy of Jennifer Denard
  2. News at noon: Obama at Hiroshima; Marco Rubio; bed bugs on campus; Disney; Ducky's; Raymond; and Alexander Hamilton


    President Barack Obama called for an end to nuclear weapons in a solemn visit to Hiroshima. The president may have faced the legacy of Hiroshima most directly with …

    President Barack Obama, accompanied by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, talks with Sunao Tsuboi, a survivor of the 1945 atomic bombing, at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on Friday in Hiroshima, Japan. [Associated Press]
  3. If Hillsborough transportation tax drops to 10 years, it could lose its biggest supporter


    TAMPA — Getting to four votes on a sales tax hike to fund transportation in Hillsborough County has proven difficult (to say the least), and commissioners in favor of it continue to tinker with the duration of the surcharge in hopes of reaching a majority.

    Traffic in Hillsborough County. Commissioners continue to bat around plans to address the problem with a sales tax hike but can't agree on how long it should last.
  4. Former Florida State defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan, now with the Ravens, explained that he was changing his jersey number from 97 to 99 as a tribute to Warren Sapp.
  5. In Game of Theme Parks, Orlando rules but Asia eyes the throne


    There's a disturbance in the theme park force.

    Fireworks are set off near the Enchanted Storybook Castle at the Shanghai Disney Resort in Shanghai.
  6. Michigan football spent almost $350,000 on IMG Academy spring break trip


    Michigan's controversial spring-break trip to Bradenton's IMG Academy cost the university $348,553, according to a financial breakdown obtained by the Tampa Bay Times through an open-records …

    Michigan football practices at IMG Academy during its spring break trip
  7. Rays' Evan Longoria on hand for grand opening of his Ducky's sports lounge at TIA


    TAMPA — Ducky's, the sports lounge and restaurant co-owned by Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria, had its grand opening this morning at Tampa International Airport.

    Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria was at Tampa International Airport Friday morning for the ribbon-cutting to Ducky's, the Tampa restaurant he owns. Alli Knothe | Times
  8. Bed bug infestation invades classrooms at USF


    TAMPA — The University of South Florida is dealing with an infestation of bed bugs.

    Several classrooms are closed off to students as they are treated for a bed bug infestation at the Muma College of Business at the University of South Florida. [ZACK WITTMAN  |  TIMES]
  9. Mary Anne Hamilton, a relative of Alexander Hamilton, gets the trip of a lifetime

    Human Interest

    As the lights came up at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York, Aaron Burr was rapping ruminations about his rival, Alexander Hamilton.

    Mary Anne Hamilton, 82, Seminole, poses with photos of her late husband, Laurens Morgan Hamilton and Alexander Hamilton memorabilia at her condo. Her late husband was the great- great- grandson of Alexander Hamilton and the grandson of J.P. Morgan. She recently saw the musical Hamilton and met Lin-Manuel Miranda, the shows playwright, lyricist, and actor who plays Hamilton. SCOTT KEELER   |   Times

  10. 100 things about 100 Indianapolis 500s

    Auto racing

    Sunday marks the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, although it's not the 100th anniversary of the event. That came in 2011, because five previous races were canceled due to World War I (1917-18) and World War II (1942-45).

    FILE - In this May 31, 1982, file photo, Gordon Johncock (20) and Rick Mears (1) race in the Indianapolis 500 auto race in Indianapolis. Johncock beat Mears by 0.16 second. (AP Photo/File) NYPK313
Ana Rivas Logan

Ana Rivas Logan will run for state Senate, challenging Dwight Bullard

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Steven Stamkos hasn't played since Mar. 31, undergoing surgery April 4 to repair a blood clot in his collarbone area.

Steven Stamkos in Lightning lineup for Game 7

Steven Stamkos is back.

The Lightning captain made his much-anticipted return for Thursday's Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final. He hadn't played since Mar. 31, working his way back from April 4 surgery to repair a blood clot in his right collarbone area, a condition called Thoracic Outlet Syndrome....


Rays mascot Raymond was targeted Thursday by Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez. "He was all over my business,'' Fernandez said. "I'm trying to concentrate. It was a little change-up that came out of my hand. Just part of the game, man. This is a game and I love to have fun.''

Marlins' Fernandez takes aim at Rays' mascot — maybe literally

Marlins RHP Jose Fernandez has no issues taking aim at any target - and that includes the Rays furry blue mascot Raymond....