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Historic Preservation Board, Tarpon Springs to co-host Pinellas Preservation Summit

The Pinellas County Historic Preservation Board and Tarpon Springs will host a Historic Preservation Summit on Wednesday from 1-5 p.m. at the Heritage Museum (100 Beekman Lane). The summit is geared towards architects, contractors and homeowners interested in restoring historic structures, as well as anyone interested in learning more about historic preservation and the process of protecting cultural heritage. Those interested in attending can view the agenda and RSVP online at www.pinellascounty.org/historic/summit/Oct_2017_Summit.pdf or by calling (727) 464-8200.

St. Anthony's Hospital Faith Community Nursing Conference to be on palliative care

The 2017 St. Anthony's Hospital Faith Community Nursing conference on Palliative Care will be held Oct. 20. Presentations at the conference will focus on such topics as palliative care, pain management and advance care planning. The free conference, which is in its seventh year, will be from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Pasadena Community Church, (227 70th St. S, St. Petersburg). The first 250 people who attend will receive free flu shots.The keynote speaker will be Donald Simmler II, MD, a specialist in internal medicine who is board certified in palliative care. Free diabetes and cholesterol screenings will be offered, and participants will not need to fast. A continental breakfast and lunch will be served and there also will be prize drawings. For information or to register, call (727) 825-1709.

Clothes to Kids hosting 'Kick One Back' benefit

Clothes To Kids, which provides free clothing and shoes to low-income or in-crisis school aged children is hosting a benefit featuring food, drinks, music and networking on Oct. 26 from 7– 9 p.m. at the Morean Center for Clay. Tickets are $24 per person. Sign up at https://clothes-to-kids-inc.networkforgood.com/events/3329-kick-one-back. For information contact Jennifer Jacobs, CTK Development Director, at [email protected] or (727) 441-5050, ext 122.

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Billy Graham had pride and regret on civil rights issues

Billy Graham had pride and regret on civil rights issues

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Rev. Billy Graham was single-minded when he preached about God, prefacing sermon points with the phrase "The Bible says ..." Yet he had a complicated role in race relations, particularly when confronting segregation in his nati...
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5 dead after tornado, flooding from central US storms

5 dead after tornado, flooding from central US storms

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The death toll rose to at least five on Sunday after severe thunderstorms swept through the central U.S., spawning a tornado that flattened homes, gale force winds and widespread flooding from the Upper Midwest to Appalachia.The s...
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Michelle Obama’s memoir ‘Becoming’ will be released in November

Michelle Obama’s memoir ‘Becoming’ will be released in November

Former first lady Michelle Obama’s first book post-White House will be a memoir titled "Becoming" that will hit book shelves on November 13."Becoming," which publishing company Penguin Random House called "unusually intimate" in a news release Sunday...
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NRA spokeswoman becomes new face of gun rights movement

NRA spokeswoman becomes new face of gun rights movement

CHICAGO — Dana Loesch is the new public face of the National Rifle Association, an organization long associated with older white men. At 39, she’s poised, photogenic and a skilled public speaker, yet she’s not softening the message of the NRA as it b...
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Hit-and-run driver in fatal accident sought by law enforcement

Hit-and-run driver in fatal accident sought by law enforcement

A hit-and-run crash has left a Tampa man dead, his female passenger in critical condition and law enforcement in search of the man who was driving the vehicle that struck them from behind.A Nissan Sentra was traveling north in the inside lane of U.S....
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Meet the aptly named Friend of Gasparilla Distance Classic weekend

Meet the aptly named Friend of Gasparilla Distance Classic weekend

TAMPA — Runners in the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic know The Voice. Year after year, it comes back to them like home. They hear her before they see her as they head up or back on Bayshore Boulevard. The Voice makes them feel part of somet...
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Troopers: Bradenton man dies after falling through hole in RV

Troopers: Bradenton man dies after falling through hole in RV

A Bradenton man died on Interstate 75 in Sumter County on Sunday after falling through a hole that opened in the cabin of a recreational vehicle when it collided with a guardrail, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.The man, whose name was not im...
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Gasparilla Distance Classic: A day (or two) at the races

Gasparilla Distance Classic: A day (or two) at the races

Meet the various people who take in the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic race weekend, whether on the sidelines or pounding the pavement.Woman's best friendAt about the one hour, 45-minute mark of Saturday's 15K, an Australian shepherd wearing a se...
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Riverview woman dies in Friday car crash

A woman died Friday when her car collided with another vehicle on U.S. 301 in Riverview, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.Melanie Hoitt, 38, of Riverview was driving a Nissan Altima north on U.S. 301 approaching Southern Pointe Boulevard short...
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