Saturday, June 23, 2018
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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First step for Hillsborough schools facing biggest challenges: Hire more teachers

First step for Hillsborough schools facing biggest challenges: Hire more teachers

TAMPA ó As chief of diversity for the Hillsborough County School District, Minerva Spanner-Morrow tries to keep her expectations realistic."We want the best of the best and I know thatís very difficult," she told principals last week as they prepared...
Published: 06/23/18
Rodney Pageís takeaways from Rays-Yankees

Rodney Pageís takeaways from Rays-Yankees

1. SS Willy Adames had a nice night, and there appear to be many more in his future. He had two hits, an RBI and an inning-ending leaping catch on a line drive by Didi Gregorius in the fifth.2. DH C.J. Cron needs to shake things up. Take a different ...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Marc Anthony pays a visit to the Trop

Marc Anthony pays a visit to the Trop

By Allana BarefieldTimes Staff WriterST. PETERSBURG — Latin pop star Marc Anthony visited Tropicana Field on Friday to see his beloved Yankees play the Rays.Anthony spent nearly an hour on the field before the game as fans and players surrounde...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Rays journal: Daniel Robertsonís return crowds up infield

Rays journal: Daniel Robertsonís return crowds up infield

ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays reinstated INF Daniel Robertson from the 10-day disabled list (left hamstring strain). To make room, RHP Austin Pruitt was sent to Triple-A Durham."It's out of my mind. I don't think about (the hamstring) when I'm bend...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Brady Singer, Gators eliminated by Arkansas at CWS

Brady Singer, Gators eliminated by Arkansas at CWS

Times wiresOMAHA, Neb.  —Defending champion Florida failed to win a third straight elimination game, losing to Arkansas 5-2 Friday night and departing the College World Series.The Gators (49-21) had to win to force a rematch. The Razorback...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Rays hang on for a 2-1 win over Yankees

Rays hang on for a 2-1 win over Yankees

ST. PETERSBURG – Many times this season the Rays' strategy of opening the game with a short reliever and using the bullpen to finish hasn't had much success.Friday wasn't one of those nights.A total of six pitchers held the Yankees and their va...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Rowdies fall to Penn FC

Rowdies fall to Penn FC

By Darek SharpTimes CorrespondentST. PETERSBURG — For the second time this season, Penn FC got two goals from a former Rowdie that led the way to a win over Tampa Bay.Lucky Mkosana doubled his season total Friday in a comeback 2-1 win before an...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Ronald Darbyís friend: Jameis Winston got into second Uber ride alone

Ronald Darbyís friend: Jameis Winston got into second Uber ride alone

New details emerged Friday night about the Uber ride in Arizona in March 2016 that led to Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston's three-game suspension to start the upcoming season, including the fact that Winston was in a car that night with a former Vand...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Tampa boy, 14, shot on bike, police asking for help

Tampa boy, 14, shot on bike, police asking for help

TAMPA ó Police want to know who shot 14-year-old DeíNico Thomas after a night of playing video games.Thomas was at a friendís home Wednesday night and walking home when Tampa police said he was shot, resulting in life-threatening injuries.As he faces...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Carlton: That snake-like thing living under your refrigerator? Itís a skink. Welcome to Florida

Carlton: That snake-like thing living under your refrigerator? Itís a skink. Welcome to Florida

At first I thought it was a snake.Because wouldnít it be typically Florida to come home and find a snake poking its nose out from under your stove? Which wouldnít be a problem or anything. I would just have to move out is all.But no, the creature tha...
Updated: 11 hours ago