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Burt Shavitz, the Burt behind Burt’s Bees, dies at 80

Burt Shavitz, the Burt behind Burt’s Bees, dies at 80

PORTLAND, Maine — The reclusive beekeeper who co-founded Burt’s Bees, and whose face and wild beard appeared on labels for the natural cosmetics, died on Sunday. Burt Shavitz was 80.
Updated: 3 hours ago

Company leading bid process in Hillsborough a target of Georgia lawsuits

TAMPA — A private company accused of violating the rights of poor, low-level criminal offenders is on the verge of winning a contract to supervise misdemeanor probation in Hillsborough County.
Published: 07/05/15
Tampa boxing announcer making comeback after sight restored

Tampa boxing announcer making comeback after sight restored

TAMPA — First, Mark Beiro lost his sight.
Published: 07/05/15
Funerals with a flair: Directors adapt to new kinds of memorials

Funerals with a flair: Directors adapt to new kinds of memorials

The boxer stands in the corner of the ring, the robe’s hood shadowing his face. The Santa sits, his head bowed, surrounded by Christmas presents. The biker is on his beloved Harley, his hand twisting the throttle.
Published: 07/05/15
Move-in ready million-dollar homes back in local market

Move-in ready million-dollar homes back in local market

TAMPA — It has probably been a decade or so since any local builders were willing to put up their own funds to build $1 million-plus homes with no contract for a buyer.
Published: 07/04/15
Updated: 07/05/15
Insurer Aetna to buy Humana in $37 billion deal

Insurer Aetna to buy Humana in $37 billion deal

Aetna will spend $37 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry adjusts to the federal health care overhaul.
Published: 07/03/15
Wanted in Pasco: Tourists with canine companions

Wanted in Pasco: Tourists with canine companions

NEW PORT RICHEY — “Pet friendly” carries a lot more weight with tourists these days as they make vacation plans to include four-legged friends who are considered family members.
Published: 07/03/15
Democrats Scott, Frank enter Hillsborough County races

Democrats Scott, Frank enter Hillsborough County races

TAMPA — Two well-known Democratic politicians filed to run for Hillsborough County offices today, setting up hotly contested battles in the August 2016 Democratic primary.
Published: 07/02/15
Updated: 07/03/15
Parking rates to rise at Tampa’s airport on Oct. 1

Parking rates to rise at Tampa’s airport on Oct. 1

Depending on whether a customer uses the pricier valet services or the economy lot, the maximum daily rate will go up anywhere from $1 to $5. Parking for less than an hour in the short term lot will still be free.
Published: 07/02/15
Updated: 07/03/15
BP settlement over oil spill to net Florida $3.25 billion

BP settlement over oil spill to net Florida $3.25 billion

TAMPA — BP will pay Florida $3.25 billion over the next several years as part of a landmark settlement over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill that scarred the Gulf of Mexico and scared tourists away from beaches from Texas to Key West.
Published: 07/02/15