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

2010
  • Multimedia
    2010 Year in Review
    As the oil spill kept coming andthe economy kept reeling, our visceral reactions to the tandem catastrophes turned into a series of rattled, out-of-character questions. [12/24/10]
  • Multimedia
    Holidays 2010
    Cookie recipes, gift guides, events and much more. [12/3/10]
  • Multimedia
    In Charlotte, Tampa sees its vision for light rail
    This could have been Tampa. For much of the 1990s, political leaders in Hillsborough County flirted with the idea of building a local rail system. But while shifting political winds left those plans fallow, Charlotte pushed ahead. [10/3/10]
  • Multimedia
    Take a tour of the Glazer Children's Museum in Tampa
    Downtown Tampa's newest attraction offers 53,000 square feet of fun on two levels. The Glazer Children's Museum's 170 activities are designed to spark a child's imagination and curiosity about learning. [9/20/10]
  • Interactive Quiz
    Fall TV Preview
    Answer this series of simple questions to find the new show most likely to earn a spot on your TiVo. Best of all, if you don't like the show you picked out, Eric Deggans, Times TV/Media Critic won't get the blame; it's a mess you made. [9/19/10]
  • Multimedia
    Mandarin Chinese, Rosetta Stone style
    Small steps begin reporter's journey to learn Mandarin Chinese. But can Rosetta Stone really take foreign language neophytes and have them conversing with native speakers in a matter of weeks? We'll find out. [8/29/10]
  • Multimedia
    Pinellas Hope
    Since it opened in 2007, Pinellas Hope has grown into the county's primary way station for the homeless. Spread out on 13 acres in an isolated, industrial area near Pinellas Park, it is run by Catholic Charities and receives more than $1 million in public funding each year. It holds about 300 people at capacity and roughly 800 pass through a year. [7/25/10]
  • Interactive
    George Steinbrenner 1930-2010
    Everyone knew him as The Boss, the bullying and bombastic owner of the New York Yankees, famous for firings and feuds, with a legendary temper. But many in his adopted hometown of Tampa saw his other side -- the compulsively generous, big-hearted billionaire who leaves a legacy of quiet philanthropy to children. [7/13/10]
  • Multimedia
    Chihuly Collection opening a triumph
    Get ready for major visual stimulation: The Chihuly Collection opened in downtown St. Petersburg, the only permanent, museum-quality collection in the world of Dale Chihuly's beloved glass sculptures. [7/10/10]
  • Interactive
    In the line of duty
    The list of Tampa Police Department officers killed in the line of duty dates back to 1895 with the death of Officer John "Jack" McCormick.
    That list now includes two Tampa Police officers killed on June 29, 2010: Jeffrey Kocab and David Curtis. [7/9/10]
  • Interactive
    Wizarding World of Harry Potter interactive tour
    An interactive tour of the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure. If you choose to take our Wizarding World challenge, you will be tested with a series of questions worthy of O.W.L. accreditation. [6/25/10]
  • Multimedia
    St. Petersburg's waterfront park
    In the early 1900s, at a time when most waterfront cities had ports and industrial plants, a crusading editor named W.L. Straub pressed St. Petersburg to make its waterfront a public park. With so many new skyscrapers and such varied architectural styles, did we do a good job of framing the unique waterfront park that Straub and other city pioneers left us? [4/30/10]
  • Interactive
    Oil spill cleanup in the gulf
    The oil spill began April 20 as a fire burned aboard the Deepwater Horizon rig about 50 miles off the Louisiana coast. After the rig exploded and sank, Coast Guard officials announced that a pipe nearly a mile below was leaking oil. Birds and marine mammals along the Louisiana coast are most at risk from the spill. Their habitat is at risk, too. Shorelines all around the gulf as well as Florida's Keys and east coast could be endangered. [4/26/10]
  • Interactive
    The rise and fall of Charlie Crist
    It was only 12 months ago that Gov. Charlie Crist was weighing a U.S. Senate campaign -- and was seen as a shoo-in. Now facing a 20-point deficit in the polls to Marco Rubio, Crist has until Friday to decide whether to stay in the race as a Republican, run as an independent or not run at all. [4/25/10]
  • Multimedia
    Florida panther: Dead cat walking
    The Florida panther is in worse shape than ever. Officials from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have never blocked any development that wipes out panther habitat, even manipulating numbers and using flawed science to justify saying yes to projects. [4/16/10]
  • Graphic
    Tampa neighbor-hood crime statistics
    Crime may be down in Hillsborough County, but the truth is that it can never be wiped out -- at least not totally. Of one thing we can be certain: Anywhere people live in community together, crime will also reside. We acquired the data, then crunched the numbers by neighborhood. The result is an in-depth snapshot of the types of crime that happen outside your front door. [4/8/10]
  • Interactive
    Gun assaults in St. Petersburg
    There were more than 1,100 gun crimes in St. Petersburg from 2007 through 2009. In other words, roughly one a day. This data includes incidents in which someone was threatened, harmed or killed with a firearm in the city. [4/4/10]
  • Graphic
    Keeping the Rays in Tampa Bay
    The Rays' contract says 2027, but time's already running out. As this analysis shows, time is already running short if the Tampa Bay area wants to stave off the Portlands, Charlottes and Monterreys. Complex stadium projects take years, even without regional rivalries. To keep the team somewhere in Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg and the Rays need to begin serious negotiations by ...2011 [4/2/10]
  • Multimedia
    The swan project
    For teenagers at a school for troubled girls, etiquette classes open another world. In this special report, writer Lane DeGregory and photographer Kathleen Flynn show what happened when an idealistic teacher tried to make diamonds out of coal. Can knowing which fork to use change a girl's life? [3/19/10]
  • Interactive
    Top Places to Work 2010
    The findings: Tough times cement loyalty. Leadership matters. Respect and fairness are valued. And a fulfilling work life starts with a baseline of good pay and benefits, but to make this list, companies also had to convey a sense of direction -- employees had to believe in the company's mission. [3/21/10]
  • Multimedia
    Arsenic in apple juice
    The St. Petersburg Times commissioned independent testing of samples of kid-friendly apple juice boxes. That testing found levels of arsenic in some samples that surpass the Food and Drug Administration's "level of concern" for heavy metals in juices. [3/13/10]
  • Interactive
    The Genius of da Vinci exhibit
    Leonardo da Vinci's thoughts, sketches and words come to life in this interactive exhibit, one of the largest ever shown at MOSI. With more than 200 pieces in the exhibit, including reproductions of some of his greatest works. Look inside the mind of a genius in this interactive exhibit that will appeal to adults and children. [2/12/10]
  • Multimedia
    When love is in the air...
    This Valentine's Day, we've found lots to love about the Tampa Bay area. Not only have we found romantic restaurants for dining out in Tampa Bay on Valentine's Day, we've dug deeper and found couples in love, stolen kisses, movie couples and our favorite love songs. We're wrapping them all up like a box of Valentine's Day chocolates as a last-minute Valentine's gift to you. [2/8/10]
  • Multimedia
    The New Tampa museum of art
    Take a tour through the new Tampa Museum of Art on our interactive Web presentation. The building has 66,000 square feet that includes eight galleries providing 14,000 square feet for art exhibitions. Notice the aluminium panels that sheath the top of the exterior. [2/5/10]
  • Multimedia
    Help Wanted
    How Tampa Bay is being affected by the crisis of unemployment is one of the major news stories of 2010. The St. Petersburg Times and tampabay.com will cover the issue in a series of articles called Help Wanted: Unemployed in Tampa Bay. [1/3/10]
2009
  • Multimedia
    A look back: Top 10 lists for the decade
    Our writers and critics take a look back at the past decade and deliver their Top 10 lists for people, news, TV, movies, books, music, performing and visual arts and a host of other topics.

    Some of you might not agree with these Top 10 lists, but we wanted to try to capture the essence of the decade as best we could.

    Agree or no, we think these Top 10 lists will spark memories and help us put the decade into perspective.
  • Interactive
    A more manageable drive around TIA
    Attention Tampa International Airport travelers and Tampa Bay area commuters: Are you traveling to, from or around Tampa International Airport for the busy 2009 holiday season? [12/13/09]
  • Interactive
    Second chances
    The Florida Department of Children and Families has granted people with felony backgrounds the opportunity to show "clear and convincing evidence" that they've been rehabilitated and can be trusted to care for other people's children in child care or foster care. [12/13/09]
  • Multimedia
    Mmmm, holiday cookies
    Christmas cookies -- some tender, some chewy, some even overcooked -- hit the tripwire of memory and send us back in time to Mom's kitchen and to Grandma's house. To a time when we had to stand on a chair to help mix the holiday cookie dough. [11/25/09]
  • Interactive
    The New All Children's Hospitial
    After four decades, St. Petersburg's All Children's Hospital has a new home with 259 beds and all the latest technology, as well as impressive amenities for children and their families. Take a tour of the highlights using our interactive map. [11/20/09]
  • Interactive
    Camp Lejeune water history detailed in documents
    A St. Petersburg Times review of Marine Corps documents shows that Camp Lejeune failed to close its toxic wells for years -- despite stark warnings that its drinking water was befouled by industrial cleaning solvents. [10/16/09]
  • Multimedia
    Maxed out: Insured but not covered
    Much of the debate about health care reform has centered on the nation's 47 million uninsured. But those pushing the nearly $1 trillion plan are also concerned about families who have insurance but find that it runs out or becomes prohibitively expensive when they need it most. [9/25/09]
  • Quiz
    Keeping track: Economic quiz
    We're not reminiscing about the Wall Street meltdown; that's old news. It's time once more for faithful readers to test how well they've been paying attention to our latest economic twists and turns. It'll stimulate your brain cells, if not the economy. Best of all in these penny-pinching days, it's free. [9/25/09]
  • Multimedia
    Real Florida, in words and video
    In work that has taken him from Pensacola to Key West, Jeff Klinkenberg has written about Florida panthers, key lime pies, grits, worm grunters, smoked mullet, skinny-dippers, fish camps, the Corkscrew Swamp, manatees, ghost orchids, barefooted swamp boys, shark attacks, landscape painters, landscape photographers, orange juice, and Florida icons. [9/20/09]
  • Multimedia
    The golden hour: EMS rescuers race the clock after a freak accident
    On the morning of April 20, Andrew Hall, 19, was standing outside his apartment, waiting for a friend. Then the Honda slammed into his body, and witness Krista Hyde called 911. At 1:03 a.m. the clock started ticking on Andrew Hall's golden hour. [8/23/09]
  • Multimedia
    Hardscrabble
    The Great Depression has been used as a sort of economic yardstick to give us an idea of how bad our economy and our lives might be in comparison. Times artist Don Morris has set out to capture scenes from everyday life that evoke the images captured in photographs during the Great Depression of 80 years ago. [8/16/09]
  • Multimedia
    Scientology:
    The Truth Rundown

    Scientology leader David Miscavige is the focus of this special report. Former executives of the Church of Scientology, including two of the former top lieutenants to Miscavige, have come forward to describe a culture of intimidation and violence. These former Scientology leaders served for years with Miscavige. [6/21/09]
  • Multimedia
    Meet the candidates
    Meet the candidates: Ten people want to be the mayor of St. Petersburg, Florida. Four are former City Council members. Others have long-standing community ties. All say they want to help make the city better. [6/22/09]
  • Multimedia
    125th anniversary
    On July 25, 2009, the St. Petersburg Times marks a historic milestone. That day is the newspaper's 125th anniversary. From humble beginnings as a four-page weekly paper in 1884, the Times has become one of the nation's most influential news organizations. [6/18/09]
  • Multimedia
    How Buddy Johnson's ad campaign cost taxpayers $643,016
    The St. Petersburg Times undertook a comprehensive review of the ad campaign and found that Johnson approved spending $643,016 -- 16 times greater than the original contract amount -- on materials that promoted his own re-election efforts as much as its intended purpose of educating voters. [6/12/09]
  • Multimedia
    Last mission to repair the Hubble telescope
    Hubble space telescope discoveries have enriched our understanding of the cosmos. In this special report, you will see facts about the Hubble space telescope, discoveries it has made and what the last mission's goals are. [5/7/09]
  • Multimedia
    For their own good
    Fifty years ago, they were screwed-up kids sent to the Florida School for Boys to be straightened out. But now they are screwed-up men, scarred by the whippings they endured. [4/16/09]
  • Interactive
    Rays season preview
    Everything you need to get ready for the season, from stories to player profiles, schedule, stadium and ticket information, baseball cards and more. [4/5/09]
  • Interactive
    Florida drought 2009
    We're in the third year of a drought and Tampa Bay's biggest reservoir is running low on water. So local officials asked the state water managers to crack down. What you need to know. [4/2/09]
  • Interactive
    Geothermal: Using the Earth to cool your home
    Geothermal heat pumps use the constant cool temperature underground to efficiently cool and heat a house. The technology can cut electricity use by 25 percent to 50 percent. [3/29/09]
  • Multimedia
    Sean Daly's Top 10 John Williams themes
    We gave music critic Sean Daly a simple task: Give us your Top 10 Williams themes of all time. Little did we realize that his choices would leave us shaking our heads and wondering, "How could he leave off...?" Yeah, it's that kind of list. [3/25/09]
  • Quiz
    Product Label Challenge
    The group responsible for the clothing care symbols meant to make instructions easier to decipher than a word description.

    Unfortunately, we're not so sure we get it. [3/20/09]
  • Interactive
    Barbie at 50
    As Barbie turns 50, we celebrate her sense of fashion and iconic style while checking out other celebrities who are turning 50. [3/9/09]
  • Interactive
    The BayWalk of our dreams
    Try our folding puzzle to learn the missing piece. (Hint: It's lying down on the job.) [2/27/09]
  • Interactive
    The ABCs of fire safety
    Officials say Floridians should treat wildfire season as they would hurricane season: heed the warnings and prepare for the worst [2/25/09]
  • Interactive
    Like Ripples In a Pond
    What happens when a home builder goes out of business? We found the ripple effects of one company's demise told a larger story of the bay area's sinking economy. [2/20/09]
  • Quiz
    Happy
    Valen
    -
    "tunes"
    Love is in the air for Valentines day. See how well you know your "love" songs. [2/15/09]
  • Multimedia
    Tampa Bay's guide to the Super Bowl
    Super Bowl week is about more than just a football game. Here's our guide to the game, the area and the events for Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa. [2/5/09]
  • Interactive
    Plant care
    in cold weather

    In Florida, those cold snaps followed by balmy temperatures followed by another cold front just come with the territory. But it can be tough on your greenery. Here are tips on protecting your plants from cold weather damage. [2/5/09]
  • Multimedia
    Escape from Monkey Island
    No matter how bad things got for Lex Salisbury, CEO of Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, no matter how many officials called for his job, no matter how swiftly his zoological empire came undone, it is not fair to blame the monkeys. [1/30/09]
  • Interactive
    Concussions in Sports
    Doctors said they have found evidence of permanent, concussion-related damage in the brain of former NFL players. [1/27/09]


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