Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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Holiday market: A free shopping event with gift items, prepared foods, plants and garden art, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Tampa Garden Club, 2629 Bayshore Blvd. Free parking available. Bring your knives and garden tools, as a sharpening truck will be on site. Call (813) 251-5059.

D-Day film: Visit sites of major actions in the film The Americans on D-Day and hear from veterans who were there, 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N Ashley Drive. Free. Call (813) 273-3652.

Computer boot camp: Craigslist and eBay: Get a hands-on guide to two of the most popular sites on the Internet, 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N Ashley Drive. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills recommended. Limit 12 participants. Call (813) 273-3652.

Real estate resource: The Suncoast Real Estate Investor's Association meets from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Ramada Tampa Westshore Inn, 1200 N West Shore Blvd. Networking, informational sessions and vendors from 6 to 7:30 p.m., with program at 7:30. Free for members, $20 for guests. Call (813) 287-1515.

Rosalynde Vas Dias: The 2012 Robert Dana-Anhinga Poetry Prize winner will speak as part of the Writers at the University series, 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Board of Trustees Room at the Vaughn Center, University of Tampa, 401 W Kennedy Blvd. Free. Open to the public. Call (813) 257-3116.

Honors symposia: Kendra Frorup, assistant professor of art, will talk on "Not All Who Wander Are Lost: Exploring and Exhibiting in Andorra, Africa and Haiti," 4 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Tampa, Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, 401 W Kennedy Blvd. Free. Call (813) 257-3545.

English-Spanish conversations: Improve your language skills with basic conversations in English and Spanish, 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Tony Garcia Jr. Community Room at the West Tampa Branch Library, 2312 W Union St. Call (813) 257-3545.

Breast cancer support group: A free monthly support group for breast cancer patients, family members and significant others, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Hospital, Medical Arts Building Auditorium, 3001 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Call (813) 443-3078 to register.

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Poll: 1 in 3 Americans dreads political talk at Thanksgiving

Poll: 1 in 3 Americans dreads political talk at Thanksgiving

WASHINGTON — Bring on the turkey — but maybe hold the politics. Thanksgiving is Glenn Rogers’ favorite holiday, when people gather around the table and talk about things to celebrate from the past year. But Donald Trump’s pre...
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Alton White, civil rights leader who loved ‘every blade of grass in Tampa,’ dies at 77

Alton White, civil rights leader who loved ‘every blade of grass in Tampa,’ dies at 77

TAMPA — Alton Maurice White Sr., Tampa’s first black mayoral candidate and son of a civil rights icon, died Wednesday morning after a battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 77.After starring on the gridiron as a fullback at Florida A&M, Mr. White so...
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Rick and Tom podcast: USF vs UCF is the biggest game in Florida this weekend

Rick and Tom podcast: USF vs UCF is the biggest game in Florida this weekend

It’s a Thanksgiving Football Wednesday as Rick Stroud and Tom Jones preview the Bucs-Falcons game, USF-UCF, Alabama-Auburn, Ohio State-Michigan and more.The guys agree on the Bucs game outcome with Rick saying they can’t win. They also agree that Tha...
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Police: Florida man crashed car to prove intersection was dangerous

Police: Florida man crashed car to prove intersection was dangerous

CLERMONT — Authorities say a man angered over people driving dangerously through a busy intersection appeared to intentionally cause a crash there to highlight the problem. The Daily Commercial reports 61-year-old Bruce John Homer told Lake County Sh...
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Tampa Bay Times Turkey Trot: What you need to know

Tampa Bay Times Turkey Trot: What you need to know

Just like the several types of dishes you’ll see at Thanksgiving, you can run any type of race before you stuff your face. The Tampa Bay Times’ annual Turkey Trot offers a race for nearly every distance, from a one-mile run/walk to a 10k race. • Clea...
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Trump calls father of freed UCLA player an ‘ungrateful fool’

Trump calls father of freed UCLA player an ‘ungrateful fool’

Associated PressPALM BEACH — President Donald Trump started off his first day of Thanksgiving vacation by resuming his taunts of the father of a UCLA basketball player detained for shoplifting in China, saying Wednesday that he was an "ungrateful foo...
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