Wednesday, December 13, 2017
News Roundup

South Tampa neighborhood news calendar

Breast-feeding 101: A one-session class that covers the basics of breast-feeding, milk production, positioning and techniques, from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at 3001 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. $35. To register, call (813) 443-3078.

Fermented foods: Learn the benefits of probiotic, fermented foods like kombucha, kimchi and sauerkraut. Make your own batch of fermented food to take home, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Sunday at Sweetwater Organic Community Farm, 6942 W Comanche Ave. $20, cash or check only. Registration required. Call (813) 887-4066.

Adult story time: A librarian will read excerpts from The Portable Promised Land by Toure at 6 p.m. Tuesday at C. Blythe Andrews Jr. Public Library, 2607 E Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Free. Call (813) 273-3652.

Lecture: Jeff Moates, a Florida Archaeology Network member speaks on "The Hidden Mounds of Tampa Bay's Maritime Peoples," 3 p.m. Wednesday at University of South Florida Tampa Campus Library, 4202 E Fowler Ave. Free. Call (813) 974-2729.

Divorce seminar: Givens Law Group will offer a free seminar to answer questions related to divorce law and how it affects you, from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Kate Jackson Recreation Center, 821 S Rome Ave. Light refreshments served. To RSVP, call (813) 251-6700.

Young-onset Parkinson's disease group: This support group is open to Parkinson's disease patients age 59 and younger as well as their families. The group discusses ideas and challenges, shares experiences and hears from medical experts. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Tampa General Hospital Community Health Education Center, 740 S Village Circle. Free. Call (813) 396-0756.

Boards need volunteers: Hillsborough County commissioners are seeking applicants for several volunteer advisory boards and councils. Applications are due Dec. 6 and can be picked up on the second floor of County Center, 601 E Kennedy Blvd. Call (813) 272-5826.

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The Bucsí problem isnít how they finish; itís how they start

The Bucsí problem isnít how they finish; itís how they start

For the second straight week, the Buccaneers had the ball in the final minutes of a tie game.For the second straight week, they could not finish.As disappointing as that might be, they have a larger problem, and one that has existed all season: The B...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Lightning opens road trip with shutout of Blues

Lightning opens road trip with shutout of Blues

ST. LOUIS ó This showdown was supposed to be about the best team in the East versus the best in the West. In reality, the Lightningís 3-0 win over the Blues on Tuesday night pretty much came down to this:Andrei Vasilevskiy is one of the best goalies ...
Updated: 4 hours ago

Lottery resultsLottery numbers drawn after 9 p.m. are no longer available by our deadlines. For results, go to tampabay.com/lottery.Pick 2, 3, 4, 5Tues., Dec. 12, midday:90 578 4984e_SRit30459Tues., Dec. 12, evening:85 659 2558e_SRit95745Fantasy 5Tue...
Updated: 5 hours ago

High school scoreboard for Dec. 12

Tuesdayís scoreboardGirls soccerCountryside 5, Tarpon Springs 0Palm Harbor U. 8, Alonso 0Boys soccerShorecrest 2, Indian Rocks Chr. 0Palm Harbor U. 3, Alonso 0Girls basketballNortheast 65, Dixie Hollins 25...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Defendant asks jurors: Do I look like Charles Manson?

Defendant asks jurors: Do I look like Charles Manson?

LARGO ó Daniel Richards, on trial in the murder of his 83-year-old mother, began his own criminal defense on Tuesday by asking a few questions to the pool of prospective jurors."If you were accused of killing your mother, would you want to represent ...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Career Q&A: Two bosses who donít care for each other

Career Q&A: Two bosses who donít care for each other

Q: I seem to be caught between two high-level managers who really donít like each other. One is a director, the other is a vice president, and I am an assistant to both. Whenever the director stops by my desk to chat, she makes critical remarks about...
Updated: 6 hours ago
St. Pete losing two assistant police chiefs; one will join Rays

St. Pete losing two assistant police chiefs; one will join Rays

ST. PETERSBURG ó Two assistant police chiefs are stepping down next month, leaving two of the three second-in-command jobs vacant at the St. Petersburg Police Department.Assistant Chief Jim Previtera announced this week that he will resign from the d...
Updated: 6 hours ago

Winter meetings journal: Rays add more infield depth, claim it isnít prelude to a trade

LAKE BUENA VISTA ó The Rays on Tuesday adding their third infielder in the past two weeks would sure look like a precursor to trading front-liners such as 3B Evan Longoria or 2B Brad Miller.But GM Erik Neander insisted that was not the case and that ...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Tax package would lower top tax rate for wealthy Americans

Tax package would lower top tax rate for wealthy Americans

WASHINGTON ó Congressional Republicans on Tuesday rushed toward a deal on a massive tax package that would reduce the top tax rate for wealthy Americans to 37 percent and slash the corporate rate to a level slightly higher than what businesses and co...
Updated: 6 hours ago
GMs-turned-pundits believe now may be the time for Rays to sell

GMs-turned-pundits believe now may be the time for Rays to sell

LAKE BUENA VISTA ó The Rays have been doing a lot of talking, making another small deal Tuesday while still working toward bigger ones of a still-being-determined degree.And there have been a lot of baseball people at the winter meetings talking abou...
Updated: 6 hours ago