Friday, June 15, 2018

News Roundup

Clarinetist discovers his ex-girlfriend faked a rejection letter from his dream school

Clarinetist discovers his ex-girlfriend faked a rejection letter from his dream school

Eric Abramovitz was 7 years old when he first learned to play the clarinet. By the time he was 20, the Montreal native had become an award-winning clarinetist, studying with some of Canada’s most elite teachers and performing a solo with Quebec’s fin...
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Hooper:

Hooper:

The tent went up in the Trinity Cafe parking lot hours before lunch on Wednesday morning.Minutes later, volunteers started rolling out the chairs and the table. For the second consecutive day, the cafe would serve its customers — the food insecure — ...
Updated: 4 hours ago
What does it mean to be a NASA astronaut in the celebrity space age of Elon Musk and Richard Branson?

What does it mean to be a NASA astronaut in the celebrity space age of Elon Musk and Richard Branson?

HOUSTON - The journey to outer space for American astronauts for the past seven years has begun at a Soviet-era launch site in Kazakhstan, deep in Central Asia. There, they pay homage to Russian cosmonauts and graciously participate in the rituals of...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Charges dropped against two UCF fraternity members accused of rape

Charges dropped against two UCF fraternity members accused of rape

ORLANDO — Prosecutors have dropped charges against two University of Central Florida students — one of whom is from Hillsborough County — who were accused of raping a woman at a fraternity party.The Orlando Sentinel reports that the Orange-Osceola St...
Updated: 4 hours ago
The golden age of baseball movies dawned 30 years ago this week

The golden age of baseball movies dawned 30 years ago this week

"Walt Whitman once said, 'I see great things in baseball. It's our game, the America game. It will repair our losses and be a blessing to us.' You can look it up.'' – Annie SavoyThirty years ago this week — June 15, 1988 — the ...
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Top 5 at noon: Hillsborough Hispanic women targeted in lottery fraud; plans for Pinellas’ first medical marijuana greenhouse; and more

Top 5 at noon: Hillsborough Hispanic women targeted in lottery fraud; plans for Pinellas’ first medical marijuana greenhouse; and more

Here are the latest headlines and updates on tampabay.com.HILLSBOROUGH HISPANIC WOMEN TARGETED IN LOTTERY SCAMThree people have been accused of defrauding at 14 Hispanic women, including 10 from Hillsborough County, after a three-month long state in...
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Next Level Church pumps up the giving at Lithia gas station

Next Level Church pumps up the giving at Lithia gas station

LITHIA — A parade of vehicles lined up within the vicinity of the Shops of FishHawk as drivers anxiously made their way to the gas pumps to fill up their tanks at the 7-Eleven.And smiles filled their faces on June 9 when the volunteers from Next Leve...
Updated: 5 hours ago
University area families invited to free screening of Black Panther

University area families invited to free screening of Black Panther

Families who live in the university area are invited to a free screening of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther at 6 p.m. on June 22 at the University Area Community Center, 14013 N 22nd St.Family Movie Night is a family-oriented event "designed to provide...
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Plant High grad embraces Italian heritage to earn Girl Scout Gold Award

Plant High grad embraces Italian heritage to earn Girl Scout Gold Award

OLDSMAR — Michelle Ferlita has always been proud of her Italian heritage. But she was bothered while interacting with kids during volunteer work at camps."I noticed a lack of interest (in their Italian heritage),’’ said Ferlita, a recent graduate of ...
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