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2012-11 | Archive: 2010-09 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004-03

2012
  • Report
    Year in Review
    A look back at some of the stories and newsworthy events that affected American lives in 2012 [12/30/12]
  • Report
    Never let go
    Micro preemie parents decide: Fight or let go of their premature baby? [12/14/12]
  • Investigation
    Florida's vanishing springs
    The springs tell the story of a hidden sickness, one that lies deep within the earth. [11/25/12]
  • Investigation
    In God's Name
    Investigation and database that sparked a statewide crackdown on unlicensed religious group homes. [10/28/12]
  • Social media
    #tbfanzone
    Tag your Tampa Bay sports fandom photos #TBFan to appear in our fanzone. [9/9/12]
  • Shareable graphic
    Hurricane Andrew 20th Anniversary
    Marking the 20th anniversary of the devastating 1992 hurricane, in a visual breakdown of Hurricane Andrew in facts and figures. [8/6/12]
  • Social Media
    #TampaBayLive
    We're featuring your live pictures when you post an image to Instagram using the hashtag #tampabaylive or by Tweeting with hashtag #tampabaylive. [7/04/12]
  • Investigation
    Stand your ground
    A Tampa Bay Times investigation has found that Florida's "stand your ground" law is being used in ways never imagined. [6/3/12]
  • Report
    Hurricane Guide
    Even with improved forecasting, hurricanes can strike anywhere and do untold damage. Are you prepared? [5/19/12]
  • Video
    Meet the Rays
    Times baseball writer Marc Topkin hosts our annual Meet the Tampa Bay Rays videos. Get to know the personalities behind the 2012 Rays players and coaches. [4/6/12]
  • Report
    Resale ripoff
    What timeshare resellers don't want you to know [3/04/12]
  • Report
    Red White and Views
    For the 2012 election, our journalists are going beyond the campaign spin to hear from real Floridians -- you and your neighbors. [1/19/12]
2011
  • Report
    2011: Year in review
    The biggest news stories of 2011 include the death of Osama bin Laden, a wounded congresswoman's recovery, the shooting deaths of three St. Petersburg police officers, and once again, the U.S. economy. [12/25/11]
  • Multimedia
    If I Die Young
    Last year, 249 people died of prescription drug overdoses in Pinellas County. Just about everybody who knew Stacy Nicholson figured she was next. Then an empathetic judge gave her a choice: recovery, or the coffin. [12/18/11]
  • Interactive
    Christmas Cookies 2011: Hall of Fame collection
    Presenting favorite Christmas cookie recipes from Times readers has become a holiday tradition. In 2011, we celebrate our 10th anniversary by providing a different kind of holiday cookie roundup. [11/30/11]
  • Interactive
    Christmas cookie memory game
    Try our Christmas cookie memory game. Can you remember which square had the Gingerbread? Find the Peppermint Wands, Holiday BonBons and Creme De Menthe Chocolate Squares. [11/30/11]
  • Report
    Tampa Bay Beach Guide
    Some of Florida's best beaches are right here in Tampa Bay. This beach guide gives you descriptions of all of the beaches, plus tips on parking, amenities and nearby restaurants and things to do. [12/5/11]
  • Multimedia
    Meet the Tampa Bay Lightning
    In this video series, we will bring you closer to the Lightning players than ever before. What are they like off the ice? What kind of music/movies do they like? What do they like to do when they're not playing for the Lightning? [11/29/11]
  • Interactive
    Changes in poverty in Tampa Bay
    Seven of the 10 largest increases in the poverty rate in Tampa Bay came in suburban and rural areas, a new Brookings Institution analysis of U.S. Census data indicates. In contrast, several urban areas saw poverty levels fall over the last decade. [11/6/11]
  • Multimedia
    Essence of a man
    Justin Gaertner lost his legs in a 2010 explosion while serving as a Marine in the Afghanistan war. This is the inspiring story of his journey to find independence as he confronts life after war as an amputee. [11/3/11]
  • Multimedia
    Spectacle
    The lynching of Claude Neal was an act of organized savagery witnessed by thousands. It shocked the nation and left a stain on our state. After 77 years, is it too late for justice? [10/23/11]
  • Multimedia
    9/11: Ten years later
    On Sept. 11, 2001, we began to count new things, speak new words, think new thoughts and fear new threats. Ten years after the terrorist attacks, Floridians remembered the thousands of lives lost and honored service members. [9/11/11]
  • Multimedia
    Dolphin Tale
    Now known the world over, Winter the dolphin is the subject of a major movie, Dolphin Tale; an inspiration to many; and a valued resident of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, whose trainers and staff worked valiantly to save the severely injured dolphin when she arrived near death in 2006. [9/2/11]
  • Interactive
    A viewer's guide to new TV shows this fall
    It's that time of year again when we look at all of the new TV shows for fall 2011 and see which ones might be worth your time and which aren't. [9/14/11]
  • Interactive
    Top 10 things to do in Tampa Bay
    This is your site for things to do in Tampa when the Republican National Convention takes place in August 2012. [8/28/11]
  • Multimedia
    Passages
    A group of singers from Tampa Bay traveled to Israel and the West Bank to perform a play about Martin Luther King Jr. Sponsored by the Unted States Department of State, the play, Passages of Martin Luther King, explores the philosophy of non-violence that guided the American civil rights movement. [7/8/11]
  • Interactive
    What's in a Sunstar ambulance and how much does it cost?
    Sunstar ambulances are basically rolling hospitals, with the equipment and supplies to treat anything from a stubbed toe to strokes and heart attacks. Ever wondered what's in them? Or what it costs to kit out an ambulance? [7/6/11]
  • Multimedia
    The Space Shuttle Era
    An era that began at 7 a.m. on April 12, 1981, with the launch of Columbia, is about to come to a close. With video, photo galleries, a shuttle trivia quiz and more. [6/26/11]
  • Interactive
    Redistricting Florida
    Florida's Constitution requires the Legislature to convene in the "second year following the decennial census" to reapportion the state in the Senate and House districts and congressional districts. [6/22/11]
  • Interactive
    Red light cameras
    Run the red light? You'll be seen St. Petersburg plans to install about 20 red-light cameras in August, with Tampa following soon with as many as 20 of its own. That will nearly double the digital coverage at busy Tampa Bay area intersections. [6/19/11]
  • Multimedia
    South of Central
    As early as the 1930s, the area between Central Avenue and 15th Avenue S became synonymous with St. Petersburg's vibrant black culture and the unfortunate reality of racial segregation. Integration opened the city up, yet stereotypes remain. [5/12/11]
  • Interactive
    Best of the best
    Is the Lightning's Jeff Vinik Tampa Bay's best professional sports owner? Where does the Rays' Joe Maddon rank among area coaches? Is the Bucs' Josh Freeman, the Rays' Evan Longoria or the Lightning's Steven Stamkos the best young player? There's not a bad choice in the bunch. But who's the best? Vote to share your thoughts. [5/29/11]
  •  Interactive
    Road trip land formations
    In those long hours in the car, there's plenty to look at from the window, especially if you're out West. But does everyone know what they are looking at? What the heck is a butte, and how is that different than a mesa? Is the unending flatland a prairie or a plain?
    [5/29/11]
  • Multimedia
    Florida Theme Parks
    All the news, updates and reviews about Orlando and Tampa theme parks. Here's where you'll find what's new at Florida theme parks, from the Star Tours ride at Disney and its Hollywood Studios to the new roller coaster Cheetah Hunt at Busch Gardens. [5/24/11]
  • Multimedia
    Best burgers (and recipes!)
    We've all got our favorites places to eat the best hamburgers and the best cheeseburgers. And sometimes, the best burgers in Tampa Bay are in our own back yard. [5/24/11]
  • Multimedia
    2011 Hurricane Guide
    Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. Tampa Bay hasn't had a direct hit from a hurricane in 90 years. So why do emergency planners worry so much? Because we haven't been hit in 90 years. [5/16/11]
  • Interactive
    Easter candy memory game
    Try our Easter candy memory game. Can you remember which square had the peep?
    [4/10/11]
  • Multimedia
    Untangling Florida's foreclosure crisis
    Florida's foreclosure crisis seems like a never-ending nightmare. Mortgages are caught up in MERS, an electronic database that most homeowners never heard of until the foreclosure crisis. [3/18/11]
  • Interactive
    2010 U.S. Census Data for Tampa Bay
    Florida still ranks among the country's three top growth states, 2010 U.S. Census data released Thursday show. The state gained almost 3 million people -- up 17 percent to a total of 18 million.
    [3/18/11]
  •  Interactive
    Dress up dinner with 25 homemade pasta sauces
    We are a nation suffering from portion distortion. Need proof besides our expanding waistlines? Starbucks' new megasized "trenta" is 31 ounces. That's slightly more than the capacity of the adult stomach. [3/16/11]
  •  Interactive
    Train your eyes to calculate portion size
    We are a nation suffering from portion distortion. Need proof besides our expanding waistlines? Starbucks' new megasized "trenta" is 31 ounces. That's slightly more than the capacity of the adult stomach. [3/7/11]
  • Interactive
    Pier
    Pressure

    St. Petersburg is ready to spend $50 million to remake its upside-down landmark, the Pier. Our artist thinks the city should plop BayWalk on top and run ziplines over the water. Got a better idea? Let's hear it. [3/4/11]
  • Interactive
    Choose your Tampa Bay Rays lineup
    Here's your chance to play Joe Maddon and choose a lineup for the 2011 Tampa Bay Rays from the batters on the current active roster. Click the photo of the player you want to activate, then drag it to a spot in the order. [2/28/11]
  • Multimedia
    Salvador Dali Museum
    The story of the Salvador Dali Museum is rich in detail and even some intrigue. So take your time and explore our special report to see for yourself why this museum and the surreal artist are now forever entwined with St. Petersburg's history. [1/8/11]
  • Multimedia
    Epiphany
    The trophy given to the 105th Epiphany cross retriever bears his great-grandfather's name, Louis M. Pappas. [1/6/11]
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