Tuesday, January 16, 2018
News Roundup

No tornadoes reported in Dade City, officials say

DADE CITY

No tornadoes reported by weather service

The stiff winds and rain that whipped through the Dade City area on Thursday morning might have looked scary, but they didn't pack any twisters. "It was just some gnarly weather with the some straight line winds," said Annette Doying, the county's emergency management director. A resident called 911 about 11 a.m. to report a suspected tornado at Clinton Avenue and Fort Kind Road. No injuries or property damage were reported. Doying said they reported the call to the National Weather Service, which has the ability to "look backward" at these things. The weather service determined no tornado hit the area.

NEW PORT RICHEY

PHCC is offering GED prep program

Pasco-Hernando Community College is offering an adult education/general equivalency development (GED) preparatory program at the West Campus at 10230 Ridge Road. The program provides testing, instruction and tutoring options to prepare students for the GED exam. The program is flexible and offers online and one-on-one support options through weekly scheduled classes. The program is open to anyone 18 or older who has legally left the secondary school system and has not earned a high school diploma or its equivalent. The fee is $30 for Florida residents and $120 for non-Florida residents. Hours for enrollment are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For information, call (727) 816-3396.

TARPON SPRINGS

Gentle Yoga classes available

The Tarpon Springs Recreation Department announces new Gentle Yoga classes at 11 a.m. Saturdays at the Tarpon Springs Community Center, 400 S Walton Ave. The 45-minute class incorporates traditional Chinese holistic health exercises and somatic exercises into yoga stretching and breathing. Call (727) 942-5628 or visit tsrdonline.com.

PORT RICHEY

Democratic club to talk to Corley

The West Pasco Democratic Club will meet at 1 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Jasmine Lakes Civic Club, 7137 Jasmine Blvd. Pasco Supervisor of Elections Brian Corley will review elections laws, and Pasco Democratic Party chairman Lynn Lindeman will discuss the party's plans. Refreshments will be available. For information, call (727) 372 9321.

WESLEY CHAPEL

Married couples can renew vows

Atonement Church is offering an open invitation to married couples who would like to renew their wedding vows. A special ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Feb. 10 at Atonement Church, 29617 State Road 54. The vows will be led by Pasco County Clerk Paula O'Neil. There is no cost to participate. Those who wish to participate must call (813) 973-2211 by Feb. 4.

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Pasco Letters to the Editor for Jan. 19

Re: Walking leads to shocking catalogue of trash | Jan. 12 column Bring back anti-littering campaignJust came back from the beautiful, clean city of Singapore, where there is a $1,000 fine, plus community service for littering. I think a presiden...
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Pope begs forgiveness for ‘irreparable harm’ from sex abuse

Pope begs forgiveness for ‘irreparable harm’ from sex abuse

SANTIAGO, Chile — Pope Francis begged for forgiveness Tuesday for the "irreparable damage" done to children who were raped and molested by priests, opening his visit to Chile by diving head-first into a scandal that has greatly hurt the Catholic Chur...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Some fear Spa Beach billowing net sculpture could catch birds and storms

Some fear Spa Beach billowing net sculpture could catch birds and storms

By WAVENEY ANN MOORETimes Staff WriterST. PETERSBURG — International artist Janet Echelman may have fulfilled her $75,000 feasibility contract with the city and previewed her billowing, parasol-inspired sculpture for Spa Beach, but for some, key ques...
Updated: 2 hours ago

Florida boy, 6, dies of rabies contracted from a bat

ORLANDO — A 6-year-old Florida boy has died from rabies he contracted after being scratched by an infected bat.The father of Ryker Roque told NBC that the boy died Sunday at an Orlando hospital.Father Henry Roque said he had found a sick bat, put it ...
Updated: 2 hours ago

Pasco man fatally struck on Interstate 70 in Kansas

SALINA, Kan. — The Kansas Highway Patrol says a Florida man died after he was hit by a car as he walked along Interstate 70 near Salina.The patrol says 35-year-old Cody Nordlund of New Port Richey died Sunday night.He was walking in an eastbound lane...
Updated: 2 hours ago
North Korea calls Trump a ‘lunatic’ and a ‘loser’ in response to nuclear button tweet

North Korea calls Trump a ‘lunatic’ and a ‘loser’ in response to nuclear button tweet

North Korea’s official news agency responded Tuesday to President Donald Trump’s controversial "nuclear button tweet," describing it as the "the spasm of a lunatic," according to AP."The spasm of Trump in the new year reflects the desperate mental st...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Forecast: More warm weather, but frigid conditions are returning to Tampa Bay

Forecast: More warm weather, but frigid conditions are returning to Tampa Bay

The sunny skies and warmer temperatures that took hold on Martin Luther King Day will extend into Tuesday across Tampa Bay.10News WTSPFeels-like temperatures around the Tampa Bay area They will last only a day, however, as the region will see a shor...
Updated: 4 hours ago
The Daystarter: Boat fire claims 42-year-old mother of two; cold kills fish, attracts vultures, Licht on Bucs’ ‘brutal’ year; warm returns, for a day

The Daystarter: Boat fire claims 42-year-old mother of two; cold kills fish, attracts vultures, Licht on Bucs’ ‘brutal’ year; warm returns, for a day

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what you need to know today.• It will actually warm up just a tad before another cold front arrives and sweeps east across the Gulf coast. Tuesday’s highs will be in the 70s but expect cooler temperatures...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Pasco plans industrial site on utility property

Pasco plans industrial site on utility property

DADE CITY – Commissioner Jack Mariano remembers the message from economist William Fruth.Just seven months after Mariano joined the commission in 2004, Fruth, of Palm City, told the county’s elected and appointed officials that Pasco should explore d...
Published: 01/16/18
From the food editor: Recipe for warm, cozy Pita Ribollita soup

From the food editor: Recipe for warm, cozy Pita Ribollita soup

When I first made this soup, Florida was in the grips of a cold weather snap, the likes of which rarely happens in this part of the state. We’re talking a whole week of lows in the 30s. The 30s! It was everything I ever wanted and more — the rare win...
Published: 01/16/18