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Hip husband gives an early Valentine gift

Steve Jagosh isn’t sweating any last- minute gifts for his wife, Tammy, on Valentine’s Day, which is also their 29th anniversary.

Thanks to “Live with Regis and Kelly,” he took care of that last week.

Big time.

On Feb. 2, Steve received a phone call from the show and correctly answered the question:

Which artist won six Grammy Awards the Sunday night before? Beyoncé.

The prize?

A week in Hawaii.

n Say it ain’t so! Tim Weisman hits the Big 5-0! The milestone lands on the Tropical Insurance owner Saturday.

Karen, John and Grant are amused.

n Big ups to MTI Police Academy grads Gregory Bowles, Brandon Clark, Eric Condie, Amber Dillon, Nicholas Ellis, Aaron Gentle, Timothy Hall, Logan Hatch, Brian Padova, James Parrish, Anthony Rodriguez, Shayne Rousseau, Andrew Starr, Jason VanCleave and Douglas Widmann.

n Bradenton Country 106.5 CTQ’s 19th annual “Country Cares” radiothon to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is in its second day.

Listeners can become Partners In Hope and make a donation to the hospital by calling 1 (888) 280-HOPE or go online at

n Blackburn Elementary’s Nijah Morris is 10.

Cheers from grands Mary and Gregory Randall, mom Tamika, brother Jatorrion, aunts Taccara, LaShawnna and Makayla, and cousins Andrew and Kadian.

n Welcome home to Bryan McBride, who flamed burgers at Shake Pit while at MHS, joined the Army, did a tour in Iraq, came home, got his old gig back at the Pit and is going to MTI.

n The pre-tryout meeting for LRHS cheerleading is 5 p.m., Feb. 25, in the library.

Call Melissa Koehlinger at 727-6100, ext. 2126.

n Sammy Wood is 64.

Cheers from Sylvia, Sammy, Kristi, Duane, Skyler and Spencer.

n Shelby Knox gives props to West Manatee Fire Rescue for rescuing her kitten, who climbed a 50-foot tree and didn’t come down for three days.

n One of Lynell Nash’s former Kilgore Rangerette teammates lives in New Orleans and called her to say, between the Super Bowl celebration and runup to Mardi Gras, “It is pure madness.”

n Alycia Bower, a BRHS senior, cheerleader captain, ManaTeen president and future USF Bull, is 18 on Valentine’s Day. Hugs from parents Debra and Vince and sisters Ashley and Nichole.

n Speaking of BRHS, sophomore Kelly Machuca made the U.S. Martial Arts Team and will compete in Las Vegas in September. Props from parents Felix and Kathy.

n Scott and Roni Sever are wed 17 years Saturday. And son Bailey, an LRHS freshman and the JV 140-pound county wrestling champion, is 15 Sunday.

n What does Don Dover think about the proposed multi-billion-dollar bullet train plan from Tampa to Orlando? “If you want to ride a real train, go out to Parrish,” he joked.

Vin’s People, is by local columnist Vin Mannix. Have an item? Call Vin at 745-7055, write him at the Herald, P.O. Box 921, Bradenton, FL 34206 or e-mail him at Please include a phone number for verification.