Saturday, December 16, 2017
News Roundup

Briefs: Cultural groups invited to apply for grants

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Grant applications
available for groups

The Arts Council of Hillsborough County 2008-09 Cultural Development Applications and Guidelines are available by visiting the Web site www.tampaarts.com. Funding is awarded to not-for-profit, tax exempt organizations that provide cultural programming in Hillsborough County. The deadline is Aug. 8. An early review of the application can be scheduled any time before July 18. For more information, call Jenny Carey at 276-8250.

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Seminar to teach how
defibrillators are used

The American Red Cross Chapter offers a free Automated External Defibrillators Seminar at noon June 6 at the American Red Cross Headquarters, 3310 W Main St. AEDs are portable electronic devices used to stop cardiac arrest. They can be found in airports, shopping malls, and places of business. Anyone can learn to use the device. To register, call 348-4820 or e-mail [email protected]

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Ocean-to-gulf ride will
honor bike crash victim

Bicyclist Alan Snel of Seminole Heights will go on a 170-mile bike ride from the Atlantic Ocean in Vero Beach to the Gulf of Mexico in Clearwater Beach on Sunday. The one-day ride will honor the life of the late Bill Fox of New York, who died in a bicycle accident on June 1, 2002. Fox inspired others to ride bikes for health reasons and as a means of transportation. Snel is co-founder of the Seminole Heights Bicycle Club.

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Rep. Castor to address
Women Voters League

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor will discuss her term during the League of Women Voters' annual meeting Saturday at LifeLink Foundation, fourth floor, 409 Bayshore Blvd. Registration is at 8:30 and breakfast is at 9. Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for guests. To RSVP, contact Heidi Grogan at 253-2640, ext. 1216 or e-mail [email protected]

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High school scoreboard for Dec. 15

Friday’s scoreboardGirls soccerCountryside 7, Clearwater 0Osceola 9, Bradenton Bayshore 0Palm Harbor U. 2, Plant 1Boys soccerPalm Harbor U. 0, Plant 0Lennard 4, Armwood 1
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Lottery resultsNumbers drawn after 9 p.m. are no longer available by our deadlines. For results, go to tampabay.com/lottery.Pick 2, 3, 4, 5Fri., Dec. 15, midday:01 563 0000e_SRit95765Fri., Dec. 15, evening:12 287 1492e_SRit04851Fantasy 5Fri., Dec. 15...
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Gators play Nebraska, still seeking elusive volleyball title

Gators play Nebraska, still seeking elusive volleyball title

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There is very little these days that can dampen the mood of Florida volleyball coach Mary Wise, whose Gators knocked off reigning national champion Stanford in Thursday’s NCAA semifinals and face Nebraska tonight for the title. Not...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Pinellas sheriff’s investigator fired, could face criminal charges for involvement in child custody battle

Pinellas sheriff’s investigator fired, could face criminal charges for involvement in child custody battle

LARGO — A Pinellas sheriff’s child protective investigator has been fired and could face criminal charges after an investigation found she made a child custody recommendation to a judge as a favor to a friend.Jayne Johnson, who has worked for the She...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Festivus 2017: Send us your best grievances

Festivus 2017: Send us your best grievances

Here's your chance. Tell us what annoyed you in 2017, and we'll share it with our readers.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Experts chart path for Hillsborough to grow smarter before sprawl takes over

Experts chart path for Hillsborough to grow smarter before sprawl takes over

TAMPA — Nearly 600,000 more people will live in Hillsborough County by 2040, and if elected officials and county planners don’t take bold steps now, the population boom will turn the county into the soulless sprawl of Anywhere, U.S.A.That’s the messa...
Updated: 9 hours ago

Highlights of GOP compromise bill to overhaul tax code

WASHINGTON — Republicans in Congress have blended separate tax bills passed by the House and Senate into compromise legislation that seeks to achieve a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s tax code. GOP leaders are looking toward passage of the final pa...
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Tillerson retreats on offer of unconditional N. Korea talks

Tillerson retreats on offer of unconditional N. Korea talks

WASHINGTON — America’s top diplomat stepped back Friday from his offer of unconditional talks with North Korea, telling world powers that the nuclear-armed nation must earn the right to negotiate with the United States. Secretary of State Rex Tillers...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Judge signals release of ex-Trump chair Paul Manafort to Florida home under curfew and GPS monitoring

Judge signals release of ex-Trump chair Paul Manafort to Florida home under curfew and GPS monitoring

A federal judge Friday said a bail package has been put together that would release former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort from home confinement in his condominium in Virginia and allow him to reside at his house in Palm Beach Gardens, but unde...
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Deputies: Plant City men fled in stolen car, shot dog, hid in swamp

Deputies: Plant City men fled in stolen car, shot dog, hid in swamp

DOVER — Two Plant City men who ran from deputies and shot a dog were captured after a brief pursuit Thursday, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.They ditched a stolen car, ran away on foot, crossed through several yards and then tr...
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