Sunday, February 25, 2018
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North Tampa events

Evolution of caring: An expert on evolution will talk about the roots of caring at 6 p.m. Thursday at the TECO Room in the Education Building on the University of South Florida campus. Lee Dugatkin, University of Louisville biology professor and author of more than 150 academic articles and several books on evolution and behavior, will talk on "The Evolution of Altruism: From Darwin to Today.'' He asks, "In a world supposedly governed by ruthless survival of the fittest, why do we see acts of goodness? Darwin worried that this goodness could be the Achilles heel of his theory." Dugatkin will trace the history of the debate, which has taken on major political and cultural overtones, from Darwin's time to today. The program is free and open to the public. For more information about the event and parking, contact Liz Kicak, Humanities Institute, at (813) 974-3657 or [email protected]

Senior sponsors: The Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department seeks sponsorships from local businesses for the 2013 Annual Tampa Bay Senior Games. This two-week event will be held Oct. 7-18 at various locations. Sponsorships will help cover the cost of advertisements, bags, T-shirts, food, use of facilities and other event-related expenses. As a sponsor, organizations will get their names, logos or both featured in publications, T-shirts and other printed material; they will be allowed to place banners at certain event locations; and can place a display and hand out information during the opening ceremony and at certain events. The official sponsorship request form can be viewed online. Organizations interested in sponsoring must send a letter of interest to: Lori Hudson, Hillsborough County Communications Department, County Center, 16th Floor, 601 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33602. The Tampa Bay Senior Games are open to anyone 50 or older. The games feature competition in basketball, bean bag toss, billiards, bowling, dominoes, golf, hobby show, pickleball, pinochle, swimming, table tennis, talent showcase, tennis and track and field.

Boating course: Learn safe boating in the Boating Skills and Seamanship course presented from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 79 headquarters, 5108 W Gandy Blvd. This is the 43rd year the auxiliary has offered the course, which runs on a looping basis — boaters can begin any Wednesday and continue until all 12 chapters are complete. Boat operators at all experience levels, even those as young as 10 years old, can learn the skills needed to protect themselves, their passengers and their boats. The cost is $60 and includes the textbook, a free one-year membership in BoatUS, the nation's foremost boating advocacy group, completion certificate and many helpful publications. Individuals completing the course may be eligible for boat insurance discounts. For more information, call (813) 835-4118 or go to tinyurl.com/aqaycgx.

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Police: Man, 60, arrested for fleeing from fatal Largo pedestrian crash

Police: Man, 60, arrested for fleeing from fatal Largo pedestrian crash

LARGO — A 60-year-old man who police said was the driver in a fatal pedestrian hit-and-run on East Bay Drive from three days prior was arrested by Largo Police on Saturday, the department said.Victor Bonavita was arrested on three charges in relation...
Published: 02/24/18
Sheriff: Roads reopen after Tampa crash results in natural gas leak near Citrus Park Mall

Sheriff: Roads reopen after Tampa crash results in natural gas leak near Citrus Park Mall

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Published: 02/24/18

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Published: 02/24/18

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Published: 02/24/18

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Published: 02/24/18
Security Council demands30-day cease-fire in Syria

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Published: 02/24/18

Published: 02/24/18
Call her more than just a survivor

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Published: 02/24/18
Police: Male motorcyclist crashed, then the driver was run over by two cars

Police: Male motorcyclist crashed, then the driver was run over by two cars

TAMPA — A male motorcyclist died early Saturday morning on the Courtney Campbell Causeway, the Tampa Police Department said.About 1:35 a.m., the victim rode his motorcycle west on the Courtney Campbell at high speeds, police said. The motorcycle stru...
Published: 02/24/18
Northeast High alumnus Jon Mott wins 3rd Gasparilla 15K crown

Northeast High alumnus Jon Mott wins 3rd Gasparilla 15K crown

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Published: 02/24/18