St. Petersburg represents one small slice in the expansive life of Jack Kerouac, the cultural icon who helped launch the Beat Generation with his volumes of literary work and treks across the United States.
Anyone who gets queasy being near anything that slithers or crawls might want to avoid the Florida State Fairground this weekend.
Our latest reader photo poll features some beautifully lit skies (both daytime and nighttime) and a spider and a bird just kinda hanging out (though not together). Please cast your vote below to help decide which of these five will wear the title of Reader Photo of the Month.
Seminole native Roy Stewart lost his left arm in a car accident when he was 8-years-old. That tragedy didn't slow him down though. He inherited his grandfather's trumpet a few years later and learned how to play by practicing three times a day.
I couldn't believe it was back.
I was in Jacksonville, about to photograph my first out-of-town college football game as the solo shooter, and there I was, crying on the floor of the media bathroom, clutching my abdomen. It felt as though a shadowed figure was stabbing me again and again. I gripped the toilet bowl …
MIAMI GARDENS — Seventh-graders Alex Hibbert and Jaden Piner returned to middle school Wednesday as Oscar winners, but the "Moonlight" stars still had to go back to basics with their classmates in drama class.
Every day in the Tampa Bay Times we publish a reader-submitted photo on the front page of the BayLink section. Every month we conduct a poll that lets you vote for your favorite reader photo. When we put all 12 monthly winners up in a poll recently, the photo that garnered the most votes was . . .
I know I wasn't the only one bummed out last month by the news that Florida's version of Stonehenge, the Airstream Ranch, was being torn down.
The day before he almost died, he had seen his older sister overdosing in a recliner. He had watched his neighbor, a nurse, give her a shot of Narcan, the drug that lifts addicts from the brink of death. He had seen the paramedics cart her away.
This story appeared in the pages of the St. Petersburg Times on June 18, 1959. What follows is the text of the original story, interspersed with photos of the event taken by Times staff photographer George Trabant.