Tampa History, News and Events

Mobster dad had a kinder, gentler side!

Posted in People on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Written by Paul Guzzo-Tampa Tribune

Mobster dad had a kinder, gentler side!

Sandra Lansky was 13 when she first learned her father was notorious.

She thought he was a jukebox salesman until she stopped at a newsstand in Central Park in 1951 and saw him on a magazine cover. The story described Meyer Lansky as the accountant for the mob, a man who helped build casino empires in Las Vegas and Cuba–and ordered the murders of his enemies.

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Pre-order Your 2014 Spring Issue Today!

Posted in History on Saturday, April 12, 2014.

Pre-order Your 2014 Spring Issue Today!

Pre-order your issue while they last!
Spring 2014 issues comes out in April 2014. $12.99 plus shipping & handling.

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Wrestler Ulitimate Warrior dead at 54 WWE says

Posted in Today on Wednesday, April 09, 2014.

Wrestler Ulitimate Warrior dead at 54 WWE says

The Ultimate Warrior, a former professional wrestler inducted days ago into the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame, has died at age 54, the WWE announced late Tuesday.

"WWE is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of the most iconic WWE Superstars ever, The Ultimate Warrior," the Stamford, Connecticut-based company said on its website.

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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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1970 West Tampa All-Stars

Posted in History on Tuesday, February 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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A Scar Is Born: Mysterious Tales of a Gangland Legend

on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. Written by Christian Cipollini

Lucky Luciano

A Scar Is Born: Mysterious Tales of a Gangland Legend

Lucky’s version of events on the night of October 16th 1929 varied over the years, depending on with whom he spoke to.  He told the original investigators that he had no idea who abducted and beat him, but it was three men.

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