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Thursday, Oct 23, 2014

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New York firm hired to push Hillsborough transportation plan

TAMPA — An international consulting firm with a record of success in shepherding transportation tax referendums will try to do the same thing for Hillsborough County.
Published: 10/21/14

Tampa Bay home sales, prices up in September

More Tampa Bay area homes, condominiums and townhouses sold in September and at higher prices than a year ago, following state and national trends.
Published: 10/21/14
St. Pete plans $12.50 minimum wage for city workers

St. Pete plans $12.50 minimum wage for city workers

ST. PETERSBURG — St. Petersburg is planning to introduce a $12.50 per hour minimum wage for all city workers.
Published: 10/21/14

Staples investigating possible data breach

NEW YORK – Staples is looking into a potential credit card data breach and has been in touch with law enforcement officials about the issue.
Published: 10/21/14
After mom’s petition, ‘Breaking Bad’ dolls off Toys R Us shelves

After mom’s petition, ‘Breaking Bad’ dolls off Toys R Us shelves Video

Dolls based on the drug-dealing characters from TV’s “Breaking Bad” are no longer being sold by Toys R Us stores after a Fort Myers mother sought their removal through an online petition.
Published: 10/21/14
Lay’s Wasabi Ginger chips earn nurse $1 million

Lay’s Wasabi Ginger chips earn nurse $1 million

NEW YORK – America has rejected the idea of cappuccino-flavored Lay’s potato chips.
Published: 10/21/14
Florida Aquarium leaders visit Cuba

Florida Aquarium leaders visit Cuba

Leaders from Tampa's Florida Aquarium visited Cuba over the weekend to discuss a possible research partnership with the island nation's National Aquarium in Havana.
Published: 10/20/14
Updated: 10/21/14
Safety agency warns car owners to get air bags fixed

Safety agency warns car owners to get air bags fixed

DETROIT — The U.S. government issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million people to get the air bags in their cars fixed, amid concern that a defect in the devices can possibly kill or injure the driver or passengers.
Published: 10/20/14
Updated: 10/21/14

Tampa airport attorney may have violated the Sunshine Law

TAMPA — Airport attorney Gigi Rechel is being investigated to determine if she violated the Florida Sunshine Law by failing to archive dozens of text messages between herself and a former board member.
Published: 10/20/14
Gonzmart to resurrect Tampa’s historic Goody Goody restaurant

Gonzmart to resurrect Tampa’s historic Goody Goody restaurant

Richard Gonzmart remembers going to the downtown Goody Goody as a kid with his grandfather for burgers, and picking up pies on the way to family parties.
Published: 10/20/14