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of the Tampa Bay Times

Wilford Brimley and Ron Howard stand on the corner of Central Ave. and 4th St. in St. Petersburg during the filming of the movie, "Cocoon."
TIMES | Rob Clark Jr.

Looking Back: Ron Howard and Cocoon write St. Petersburg's ticket to Hollywood (1984-1985)

Throughout 1984 St. Petersburg was abuzz with excitement over Hollywood coming to town. Actor/director Ron Howard was making his movie about senior citizens and aliens and it was St. Petersburg's shot at the big time. This collection of stories and photos appeared in the pages of the St. Petersburg Times between Ma …

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  1. All Eyes photo gallery: USF Pro Day

    Blogs

    For the first half of USF's annual pro day, the two most prominent figures remained on the sideline. While nearly two-dozen of their old teammates lunged, leaped and lifted, Rodney Adams and Marlon Mack balked.

    Few could blame them.

    South Florida Bulls wide receiver Rodney Adams (87) runs a passing drill during the USF Pro Day at Morsani Football Practice Complex at the University of South Florida in Tampa on Tuesday.
  2. Some of Times photographer Will Vragovic's favorite images of Rays Kevin Kiermaier

    The Heater

    Kevin Kiermaier was one of the first players I met at spring training when I took over our photo coverage of the Rays in 2014. We found common ground in having gone to high school in the same town (Fort Wayne, Ind.) and hit some of the same college hangouts in between the state schools.

    Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier (39) gets drenched by Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer (22) after the game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Baltimore Orioles in Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. The Tampa Bay Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-1.
  3. Photo gallery: University of Florida Gators vs. Virginia Cavaliers

    Blogs

    View a gallery of images from the University of Florida Gators 65-39 win over the Virginia Cavaliers during the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Second Round at the Amway Center in Orlando. Florida will face Wisconsin on March 24 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

    Florida Gators guard Kasey Hill (0) celebrates the lead over the Virginia Cavaliers during the first half in the second round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, March 18, 2017.
  4. The week's 20 best photos, from the Associated Press, Getty Images and the Tampa Bay Times

    World

    This week's collection of the best news photos features a high-flying Canadian skier, four images showing the beauty and peril of the major winter storm that hammered the northeast U.S this week, ultra-Orthodox Jewish men getting blasted with water (and with wine), one of the coolest polling stations in the world and, …

    SIERRA NEVADA, SPAIN - MARCH 10:  Catrine Lavallee of Canada competes during the Women's Aerials Final on day three of the FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships 2017 on March 10, 2017 in Sierra Nevada, Spain.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
  5. Photo gallery: University of Florida Gators vs. East Tennessee State Buccaneers

    Blogs

    View a gallery of images from the University of Florida Gators 80-65 win over the East Tennessee State Buccaneers during the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball First Round at the Amway Center in Orlando. The Gators will play again on Saturday.

    Florida Gators forward Devin Robinson (1) leaps with the ball during the second half in the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Amway Center in Orlando on Thursday, March 16, 2017. The Florida Gators defeated the East Tennessee State Buccaneers 80 to 65.
  6. Photo gallery: Florida State Seminoles vs. Florida Gulf Coast Eagles

    Blogs

    View a gallery of images from the Florida State Seminoles 86-80 win over the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles during the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball First Round at the Amway Center in Orlando. The Seminoles will face the Xavier on Saturday.

    Florida Gulf Coast Eagles guard Christian Terrell (11) and Florida State Seminoles guard Terance Mann (14) battle for the loose ball during the first half in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida on Thursday, March 16, 2017.
  7. Looking Back: Ron Howard and Cocoon write St. Petersburg's ticket to Hollywood (1984-1985)

    Celebrities

    Throughout 1984 St. Petersburg was abuzz with excitement over Hollywood coming to town. Actor/director Ron Howard was making his movie about senior citizens and aliens and it was St. Petersburg's shot at the big time. This collection of stories and photos appeared in the pages of the St. Petersburg Times between …

    Wilford Brimley and Ron Howard stand on the corner of Central Ave. and 4th St. in St. Petersburg during the filming of the movie, "Cocoon."
TIMES | Rob Clark Jr.
  8. Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg photog favorites

    News

    Tampa Bay Times staff photographers Dirk Shadd, Eve Edelheit, Luis Santana, Chris Urso, Andres Leiva and Charlie Kaijo have spent the past four days covering the events during the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. During this time their shutters have opened and closed thousands of times creating images for the …

    The morning sun casts shadows of palm trees along the track as USF 2000 cars race below near Al Lang Stadium  on day two of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Saturday (03/11/17).