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Wayne Huizenga’s World: Excerpt from “Stadium for Rent: Tampa Bay’s Quest for Major League Baseball”

(AUTHOR’S NOTE: What follows is an excerpt from my very first book “STADIUM FOR RENT: Tampa Bay’s Quest For Major League Baseball,” which was originally published in May 1993 by McFarland & Company. An updated, expanded 2nd edition of the… Continue Reading →

Tedd Webb: The Sports Answer-Man in Tampa Bay! PROFILE

By Bob Andelman (Originally published in Sports Arena, October 1987) Got a question about sports? Tedd Webb is the answer. There are days when it seems like this familiar face and radio voice knows every sports player, team, scouting
report and… Continue Reading →

‘Ultimate dream’ comes true for faithful fan – she kissed a Loverboy

By Bob Andelman Originally published March 8, 1986 Mike Reno, the lead singer, gave her a big hug and a kiss. So did the other four members of the rock ‘n’ roll band. They also signed her handmade, blue Loverboy… Continue Reading →

Ringling Museum of Art: Old Masters, New World (Visit Florida)

Story by Bob Andelman; Photographs by Bill Serne The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota is anything but a circus, despite its familiar name. Found in a remarkably gorgeous, serene setting on the Intracoastal Waterway amidst banyan… Continue Reading →

The Unknown Man: College official, bank robber William Strawn

(The following story appeared in Tampa Bay Life in 1989.) Rosie Owen just wanted to cash a check. What she got that clear November morning was a few minutes of sheer terror that will last a lifetime. “I had just… Continue Reading →

King, Queen & Subject: The Snell Isle Murder of Joan Amos

(“The Snell Isle Murder of Joan Amos” was originally published in Tampa Bay Life, Spring 1991)  Sgt. William T. “Bud” Blackmon Jr. broadcast the second BOLO on the alleged fleeing murderer of a wealthy St. Petersburg socialite at 1 a.m…. Continue Reading →

Tampa Bay Weekly cover story on Wrap That Rascal written by Bob Andelman

Profile: Legendary Tampa Bay sportscaster Chris Thomas! PLAYERS 1991

By Bob Andelman (Originally published in Players, August 1991) The green blinking light is pressed. “Bobby from St. Pete, you’re at bat. Take a swing!” “Okay! I was at the airport the other day and Phil was there. He’s getting… Continue Reading →

Food Fight! Sweetbay to Publix: “See If You Can Guess What I Am Now!”

Interview: Shelly Broader, president of Kash n’ Karry/Sweetbay Supermarket. By Bob Andelman (This story originally appeared in the October 2005 issue of the Maddux Business Report, published in St. Petersburg, Florida. The story below is the unedited version and includes… Continue Reading →

A Day in the Life of Bill McBride and Alex Sink, 1989! FLORIDA BUSINESS

(Former Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill McBride died suddenly today, December 23, 2012. It saddened me greatly as I always enjoyed interviewing him and just being in his company over the years. He and his wife, Alex Sink, were delightful… Continue Reading →

St. Petersburg: The Rising Sun! MADDUX BUSINESS REPORT 2007

By Bob Andelman Maddux Business Report September 2007 You can’t appreciate the allure of St. Petersburg’s new mid-rise and high-rise residential and office towers until you’re standing above the low-rise profile of the older part of the city. Suddenly the… Continue Reading →

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