Monday, June 18, 2018
News Roundup

Fundraiser will benefit American Cancer Society's Brooksville Relay for Life

PANCAKE BREAKFAST, YARD SALE FUNDRAISER: A pancake breakfast and yard sale fundraiser will take place Saturday at Beef 'O' Brady's, 7601 Horse Lake Road, Brooksville. The breakfast will be from 8 to 11 a.m., and the sale will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tickets for the breakfast are $5. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society's Brooksville Relay for Life. For more information, call Janie Wiley at (352) 796-1011.

MICROSOFT OFFICE SERIES FOR SENIORS: Pasco-Hernando Community College's Encore Academy will offer a series of Microsoft Office workshops from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, March 7 to 28, at the Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court:

• Introduction to Microsoft Office, March 7. This workshop will introduce the changes that have been made to the program since the first version in 2003, including the new user interface ribbon, where to find commands, and updates to the 2010 version. An overview of several MS Office programs will be presented.

• Microsoft Word, March 14. Learn to create, save and revise documents by utilizing fonts, formats and cutting and pasting. The use of color and graphics will also be explored. Although designed for beginners, Microsoft Office 2007 includes updates from previous versions of the program that experienced users may find useful.

• Microsoft Excel, March 21. This is an electronic spreadsheet program that facilitates production of professional documents that perform calculations rapidly and accurately. The introductory workshop will cover entering and editing data, creating and editing formulas, and using predefined functions such as AutoSum, Average, Min, Max and Count.

• Microsoft PowerPoint, March 28. PowerPoint allows users to create and modify sophisticated presentations. Students will create simple on-screen presentations, insert text and objects, use proofing tools, and modify by rearranging, copying and deleting slides.

All workshops are open to the community; membership in the Encore Academy is not required. The registration fee is $18 per workshop. Visit phcc.edu/encore or call toll-free 1-877-879-7422.

CARWASH BENEFIT FOR RELAY FOR LIFE: Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union will host a carwash from 9 a.m. to noon March 10 in the parking lot at 4176 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill.

There will be a minimum donation of $3 for cars and $5 for SUVs, trucks and vans. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. For more information, send email to [email protected]

Comments
Rays DFA Rob Refsnyder to make room for Kevin Kiermaier

Rays DFA Rob Refsnyder to make room for Kevin Kiermaier

The Rays made official after Monday's game that CF Kevin Kiermaier would be activated on Tuesday.And to make room on the 40- and 25 man rosters, they designated for assignment OF Rob Refsnyder.Acquired from the Indians for cash considerations just be...
Updated: 6 minutes ago
Rays journal: A 4-0 lead disappears in loss at Houston

Rays journal: A 4-0 lead disappears in loss at Houston

HOUSTON — The Rays brought up several of their top prospects so they can get as much experience as possible.And Monday that included seeing how the relentless defending champion Astros worked their way back from an early four-run deficit to sco...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Devil Rays manager Lou Piniella pondered upside-down pitching in 2005

Devil Rays manager Lou Piniella pondered upside-down pitching in 2005

HOUSTON — Well before the idea of using a reliever to open games, as the Rays did against the Astros Monday for the 12th time, and then bringing in a starter was even a gleam in the eyes of the current Rays staff, former manager Lou Piniella wa...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Nazi or not? Tattoo sparks Twitter storm over wounded New Port Richey veteran

Nazi or not? Tattoo sparks Twitter storm over wounded New Port Richey veteran

The federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is pushing back against a social media post implying that a combat-wounded New Port Richey veteran has a Nazi symbol tattooed on his arm.In a tweet Monday afternoon, ICE officials denied the vete...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Pinellas protesters: Stop separating families at the border

Pinellas protesters: Stop separating families at the border

Protests were held on both ends of Pinellas County on Monday in opposition to the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their parents as they seek asylum at the U.S. border."Children are not pawns," "No kids in cages" and "I would...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Deadly Sunday for swimmers in bay area waters

Deadly Sunday for swimmers in bay area waters

Two people drowned and another suffered life-threatening injuries in the waters of Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday.Investigators said all three cases appear to be accidents, but the incidents stand as a reminder that summer, with vacation ...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Private Florida firm buys Rent-A-Center in $1 billion deal

Private Florida firm buys Rent-A-Center in $1 billion deal

An Orlando private equity firm has purchased lease-to-own business Rent-A-Center in a deal valued at more than $1 billion.Vintage Capital Management put a bid in for the company on Friday: $15 per share, $1 per share above its previous offer. Rent-A-...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Report: 40 percent of Florida property will be ‘highly exposed’ to flooding

Report: 40 percent of Florida property will be ‘highly exposed’ to flooding

One of Florida’s biggest draws is also one if its biggest liabilities — its coastline. A new report projects that Florida is at the greatest risk of any state for tidal flooding caused by rising sea levels. And Tampa Bay faces some of the greatest ri...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Pinellas deputies arrest Mississippi man 31 years after sexual battery

Pinellas deputies arrest Mississippi man 31 years after sexual battery

SEMINOLE — She was 22 when deputies said a man forced her at knifepoint into the woods off Seminole Boulevard and sexually battered her in February 1987.The case went cold, but now the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said it has arrested the man it ...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Iceland World Cup Fever … catch it!

Iceland World Cup Fever … catch it!

TAMPA — Iceland isn't what it used to be. Literally. The Nordic island country is shrinking, what with global warming. Iceland's glaciers are getting smaller. If you took all that ice and laid it end to end, well, you clearly have nothing bette...
Updated: 5 hours ago