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Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist Paul Allen dies at 65

Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist Paul Allen dies at 65

SEATTLE - Paul G. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist who invested in conservation, space travel and professional sports, died Monday. He was 65.He died in Seattle from com...
Published: 10/15/18
‘Cabbie Dave,’ who found happiness in and out of The Hub tavern, dies at 65

‘Cabbie Dave,’ who found happiness in and out of The Hub tavern, dies at 65

TAMPA — The Hub is known for stiff drinks, PBR by the can, a haze of cigarette smoke and an eclectic cast of regulars wearing collars both blue and white.But the corner watering hole in the shadow of the Tampa Theatre downtown has lost one of its reg...
Published: 10/10/18
Epilogue: Stephen Goldman, first director of the Florida Holocaust Museum, remembered as a passionate and creative educator

Epilogue: Stephen Goldman, first director of the Florida Holocaust Museum, remembered as a passionate and creative educator

ST. PETERSBURG - Friends and colleagues remember Stephen Goldman as dedicated to the Florida Holocaust Museum and its lessons of tolerance.He was the museum's first director and helped it grow and move from cramped quarters in Madeira Beach, where on...
Published: 10/10/18
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Roy R. "Robin" Lewis III, environmentalist with close ties to Tampa Bay, dead at 74

Roy R. "Robin" Lewis III, a certified environmental professional and senior ecologist whose work was well known internationally, died Sept. 24 at his home in Marion County’s Salt Springs. He was 74.Mr. Lewis was a member of the National Association o...
Published: 10/08/18
‘Big Mike’ sold water, made friends, and lived his life beside an I-275 on-ramp

‘Big Mike’ sold water, made friends, and lived his life beside an I-275 on-ramp

TAMPA — He was homeless, yet he had a corner to call home.For 20 years, Michael Gentry stood or sat near the traffic light on Scott Street where the entrance ramps split to admit long lines of traffic onto Interstates 275 and 4.At night, he slept on ...
Published: 10/01/18
Updated: 10/02/18
Epilogue: Erin Kitzinger, filmmaker and yogi, remembered for caring spirit

Epilogue: Erin Kitzinger, filmmaker and yogi, remembered for caring spirit

ST.PETERSBURG - Erin Kitzinger, a filmmaker and yoga instructor, always marched to the beat of her own drum."Even from an early age she never followed the crowd," her mother, Linda Zweifel, said. "She always wanted to do the right thing."Ms. Kitzinge...
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At memorial service, attorney Barry Cohen remembered as someone who cherished his friends and the law

At memorial service, attorney Barry Cohen remembered as someone who cherished his friends and the law

Barry Cohen made a lot of friends throughout his long career as one of Tampa’s top criminal defense attorneys.But Cohen also made enemies, his fellow attorney Steve Yerrid told the Tampa Bay Times.Cohen would have welcomed them all to his memorial se...
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Legendary Tampa criminal defense attorney Barry Cohen dies at 79

Legendary Tampa criminal defense attorney Barry Cohen dies at 79

TAMPA — The accused and the wronged beat a path to Barry Cohen’s door.The tenacious, canny criminal defense attorney took on pharmaceutical giants and law enforcement agencies. When judges and attorneys needed representation, they often reached out t...
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Epilogue: Robert Judson Jr., a pioneer in Pasco-Hernando education

Epilogue: Robert Judson Jr., a pioneer in Pasco-Hernando education

Robert Judson Jr. was known simply as "The Voice.""He had a magnetic voice, made for radio, made for television," said Tim Beard, president of Pasco-Hernando State College, a position Mr. Judson held from 1994 to 2005."To hear him talk was like, ‘Wow...
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Susan Howarth of WEDU, who worked to keep state funding for public TV, dies at 66

Susan Howarth of WEDU, who worked to keep state funding for public TV, dies at 66

TAMPA — For Florida audiences, Susan Howarth helped keep Big Bird on the job.In 2011, when the state eliminated its funding for the state’s nonprofit public broadcasting stations, the future of the stations and programming like Sesame Street was thro...
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