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Fidel Castro Dead? Rumors Sweep Internet!

Posted in Today on Friday, January 09, 2015.

Fidel Castro Dead? Rumors Sweep Internet!

HAVANA — Social media around the world have been flooded with rumors of Fidel Castro’s death, but there was no sign Friday that the reports were true, even if the 88-year-old former Cuban leader has not been seen in public for months.

The Biggest Hit!

Posted in History on Sunday, August 17, 2014. Written by Scott M. Deitche

The Biggest Hit!

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. It’s also been about 50 years since the first echoes of conspiracy began circling around the killing. With the release of the Warren Commission report in September of 1964, charges of cover-ups and withholding information about the case began in earnest. To this day, the JFK Assassination is one of the most debated events of the 20th century, spawning hundreds of books, thousands of articles, and a number of movies and television shows.

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Tampa Mafia Takeover Of The ‘Burg’

Posted in History on Friday, September 26, 2014. Written by Scott M. Deitche

Tampa Mafia  Takeover Of The ‘Burg’

When bolita kingpin Charlie Williams was killed in Ybor City in February of 1953, it was the end of a local control of the bolita rackets in the ‘burg. While Williams was able to grow his business with little influence from Tampa at first, he started working more and more with wiseguys from across the Bay. 

Hundreds mourn the 'death' of Fidel Castro

Posted in Today on Friday, January 09, 2015.

after rumors sweep Twitter (but are they confusing him with recently departed Fidel Castro Odinga from Nairobi?)

Hundreds mourn the 'death' of Fidel Castro

Twitter is abuzz with rumors former Cuban leader Fidel Castro has died but a Nairobi personality also named Fidel Castro died only days ago.

Claims that Cuba's former leader has died have surfaced before. There has been no official confirmation that the 88-year-old has died.

1970 West Tampa All-Stars

Posted in History on Tuesday, November 18, 2014. Written by Mark Panuthos

Enshrined in the Al Lopez Baseball Museum

1970 West Tampa All-Stars

Forty-three years ago, John Cuesta accomplished a first in the storied history of Tampa Bay baseball. He and his West Tampa All Stars won the Senior Little League World Series, defeating Throgs Neck, a team from the Bronx, New York, in two straight games.

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Fight Night in Tampa!

Posted in History on Sunday, April 06, 2014. Written by Joe Harless

Fight Night in Tampa!

Travel down 7th Avenue in Ybor City far enough and eventually you'll come to a rough looking neighborhood by the train tracks. The warehouses in the area stand empty and a few convenience stores pop up every couple of miles. The grass needs cutting, the bushes need trimming and some of the low-slung buildings need to either be demolished or rehabbed.

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