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Water restrictions may be coming to Tampa Bay area with shortage declaration

HAINES CITY — As parched conditions persist in west central Florida, the region's water management district has put residents on notice: Water restrictions could be coming. The Southwe …

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Seeking to break legal logjam, judge asks for list of Scientologists to arbitrate church lawsuit

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Bloomin' Brands delivers mixed quarterly performance as diners still steer clear of casual chains

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  1. Rays Tales podcast: Matt Duffy's rehab, Chad Mottola's career, Todd Kalas' return

    Blogs

    In episode 4 of our Rays Tales podcast, Times beat writer Marc Topkin talks with rehabbing shortstop Matt Duffy about how tough it is to watch and what podcasts he likes to listen to, Chad Mottola …

    Marc Topkin talks with rehabbing shortstop Matt Duffy about how tough it is to watch his teammates play without him.
  2. Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dies at age 73

    Blogs

    NEW YORK — Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of “The Silence of the Lambs” and “Philadelphia,” and whose Talking Heads documentary “Stop Making Sense” is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, has died. He was 73.

    Jonathan Demme appears at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, on Jan. 24, 2006.  Demme died, Wednesday from complications from esophageal cancer in New York. He was 73.
  3. Review: Divine, bloody 'American Gods' has us ready to worship this series

    The Feed

    Get ready to worship. Hot and heavenly American Gods on Starz is about to convert us all.

    Ian McShane, as Mr. Wednesday, and Ricky Whittle, as Shadow Moon, star in American Gods.
  4. Watering schedules remain unchanged, but the declaration prohibits "wasteful and unnecessary" water use, according to a news release from the district commonly known as Swiftmud. [Times files]
  5. Sheriff's Office: Deputies roll up to house party as intoxicated teen jumps off roof

    News

    Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies said they were already called to the house in unincorporated Largo twice for complaints about a loud party.

  6. Rick Scott : 'Shortsighted' lawmakers would slash jobs, tourism

    Blogs

    The governor initially proposed $85 million for Enterprise Florida's economic incentive programs and $76 million for VISIT Florida's tourism marketing, and last week hiked his VISIT Florida request to $100 million.

  7. Nestle Professional shutting down Tampa office, relocating employees

    Corporate

    TAMPA — Nestle Professional has begun rolling out severance packages as it lays off 45 employees serving its downtown Tampa offices, smaller than expected when it first announced the pullout in November 2016.

    Nestle has begun offering severance packages as it pulls out of its offices in downtown Tampa. [Times file photo]
  8. For the 30th anniversary of 'Spaceballs', 5 more epic parodies to watch

    Movies

    The scene made much more sense when I finally saw Alien.

    Dark Helmet (Rick Moranis) salutes his unscrupulous leader, President Skroob (Mel Brooks), in "Spaceballs."
  9. Things to do Planner: Broadway's Aaron Tveit, gamer comedy Let's Play Live, Egypt Shrine Circus

    Events

    BROADWAY WONDER: Aaron Tveit

    The handsome star of Grease: Live! and Les Misérables, Aaron Tveit brings the best of his on-stage charm and voice to Ferguson Hall at Tampa's David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts. His career is like a theater kid fantasy, …

    Sprint racers leave the water after finishing the swimming portion of the 32nd annual St. Anthony’s Triathlon in 2015.
  10. Top U.S. admiral on North Korea firing missiles at U.S.: 'If it flies, it will die'

    Politics

    WASHINGTON — Ahead of an extraordinary White House briefing for senators, South Korea on Wednesday started installing key parts of a contentious U.S. defense system against missiles from North Korea. And America's Pacific commander said any North Korean missile fired at U.S. forces would be destroyed.

    North Korea leader Kim Jong Un attends what was said to be a "Combined Fire Demonstration" held to celebrate the 85th anniversary of the North Korean army, in Wonsan, North Korea. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this photo. [KRT via AP Video]

Jeff Atwater still not certain on departure date

Florida's Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater is still not certain when he will leave his current position and take a post with Florida Atlantic University....

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Marc Topkin talks with rehabbing shortstop Matt Duffy about how tough it is to watch his teammates play without him.

Rays Tales podcast: Matt Duffy's rehab, Chad Mottola's career, Todd Kalas' return

In episode 4 of our Rays Tales podcast, Times beat writer Marc Topkin talks with rehabbing shortstop Matt Duffy about how tough it is to watch and what podcasts he likes to listen to, Chad Mottola about his playing career and how it shaped his philosophies as a hitting coach and longtime Rays TV man Todd Kalas about his return to the Trop....

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Jonathan Demme appears at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, on Jan. 24, 2006.  Demme died, Wednesday from complications from esophageal cancer in New York. He was 73.

Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dies at age 73

NEW YORK — Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of “The Silence of the Lambs” and “Philadelphia,” and whose Talking Heads documentary “Stop Making Sense” is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, has died. He was 73....

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