Thursday, November 23, 2017
News Roundup

New photos of the Rolling Stones in Clearwater in 1965 emerge


Big show of big hair, big sounds

The rock may be for the ages, but the Broadway show is at Ruth Eckerd Hall for only one day. Diversions, Page 3


23 New photos of the rolling stones in '65

A new exhibition at Los Angeles' Dilettante gallery will showcase 23 previously unseen photographs capturing candid moments of the Rolling Stones on their 1965 American tour, including several photos taken in Clearwater. Go to to view the photos on the ABC News' website. The Stones have a notable connection to Clearwater: In May 1965, guitarist Keith Richards got the idea for the song (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction while staying in the Jack Tar Harrison Hotel (now the Fort Harrison, home to Scientology) after a gig at Jack Russell Stadium.


Seasonal water rules take effect

Seasonal reclaimed water restrictions for Pinellas County Utilities customers will begin Monday to help avoid shortages during a traditionally dry period. For the months of October and November, irrigation with reclaimed water supplied by Pinellas County is limited to three days per week, based on the resident's home address. Watering is prohibited between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., and no reclaimed watering is permitted on Mondays. If your house number ends in an even number, water on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. If your house number ends in an odd number, water on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. If your property contains a mix of addresses or if an address cannot be determined, such as common areas associated with a residential subdivision, water on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. For information, contact Pinellas County Utilities at (727) 464-4000 or visit


Discuss master plan for waterfront

The city will hold a workshop to discuss the waterfront master plan. The public is invited to participate in the discussion from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday. It will be held at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N. The city will display the steering committee's conceptual plans. For information, call Matt McLachlan at (727) 724-1555, ext. 702, or email [email protected] or visit


Want to help scare at haunted house?

The city's recreation division is seeking scary volunteers for this month's Haunted Forest. With the help of local haunted house creator ScareCo, the North Anclote River Nature Park will transform into a frightening outdoor trail. It opens at 6:30 p.m. for five days, on Fridays and Saturdays from Friday through Oct. 26. Tickets cost $5 to walk through the haunted park at 550 Old Dixie Highway. After 7:30 p.m., parents are strongly advised to accompany children under 13. Volunteers interested in spooking should call Daniela Smyth at (727) 942-5628 ext. 5.

Bucs players, coaches say they cherish getting game balls for special feats

Bucs players, coaches say they cherish getting game balls for special feats

TAMPA — In the jubilant moments after a Bucs win, Dirk Koetter will sometimes ask for a game-used ball from his equipment staff, hold it high in the locker room and present it to the player who was most crucial to the victory.NFL players can ask for ...
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Jon Mott wins record fifth Times Turkey Trot 10K

Jon Mott wins record fifth Times Turkey Trot 10K

By BOB PUTNAMCLEARWATER — The Tampa Bay Times Turkey Trot has long been a fixture on Jon Mott’s sporting calendar. Not even a 103-degree fever Tuesday could keep him away from the event, in its 39th year. Mott, a record four-time 10k champion, added ...
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Woman killed in Largo motorcycle crash could ‘out-game any dude’

Woman killed in Largo motorcycle crash could ‘out-game any dude’

LARGO — Sydney Pender, 27, loved riding her motorcycle, even though she knew the dangers. Three years ago, her friend said, a delivery truck hit her. But she kept riding. On Thanksgiving, it was a crash with a taxi cab that killed her.Pender, a St. P...
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Valrico intersection closed after car-sized hole opens in road

VALRICO — A hole the size of a vehicle opened up beneath the intersection of Nature’s Way Boulevard and Elm Grove Lane, Hillsborough officials said.The cause of the depression is unclear, but the intersection was blocked off to traffic.Hillsborough C...
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Days after a high fever, Jon Mott wins his fifth Times Turkey Trot 10K

Days after a high fever, Jon Mott wins his fifth Times Turkey Trot 10K

CLEARWATER — On Tuesday, Jon Mott had a 103-degree fever. That was not enough to keep him from maintaining his dominance Thursday at the 39th Tampa Bay Times Turkey Trot.The former Northeast standout added to his record with his fifth title in the ev...
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Update: Mother, toddler hit by car in critical condition at TGH

TAMPA — A mother and one of her two small children who were hit by a car while trying to cross Dale Mabry Highway on Wednesday were still in the hospital on Thanksgiving, according to Tampa General Hospital.Cassandra Marie Spicola, 29, and 18-month-o...
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Pasco County put under immediate tornado warning

The National Weather Service has put out a tornado warning for Pasco County. Thunderstorms capable of producing a tornado and strong winds are expected over Jasmine Estates, New Port Richey and Hudson until 1:15 p.m., according to the NWS warning. Ba...
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Thanksgiving forecast: Rain today, but sunny skies this weekend

Thanksgiving forecast: Rain today, but sunny skies this weekend

It’s going to be a wet Thanksgiving across Tampa Bay, but sunny skies are coming during the long weekend, according to WTSP 10Weather meteorologist Ric Kearbey. 10News WTSPThe latest Tampa Bay-area radar 10...
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