Tuesday, January 16, 2018
News Roundup

South Tampa neighborhood news calendar

Thrift and plant sale: St. Patrick Catholic Church will host its annual indoor thrift and plant sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 4518 S Manhattan Ave. Refreshments available. Call (813) 839-5337.

Constitution day luncheon: The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will host speaker Charles Organ, JROTC commander at Alonso High School, at 11 a.m. Saturday at Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club, 1601 S MacDill Ave. $20. Visit tampachapternsdar.org.

Camellia show: Tampa Bay Area Camellia Society will host a judged show where area camellia enthusiasts can enter their blooms (bring them between 7 and 9 a.m.) for prizes. The show opens to the public from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Tampa Woman's Club, 2901 Bayshore Blvd. Free. Call (813) 920-2987.

Honors symposia: Natasha Veltri, associate professor of information and technology management, and Michael Weeks, associate professor of management and senior associate director of the TECO Center for Leadership, will present, "Crowdsourcing Knowledge Creation." 4 p.m. Monday at Reeves Theater, Vaughn Center, University of Tampa, 401 W Kennedy Blvd. Free. Call (813) 257-3545.

Motherhood support group: The group provides new moms and moms of a growing family with a mom-friendly place to share and talk about everyday stress and adjusting new roles, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Women's Hospital Pavilion, 3030 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., fourth floor. Free. Call (813) 443-3078.

GED workshop: The Centre for Women will offer a series of free two-hour workshops to help women prepare to take the GED. This workshop will focus on social studies, at 11 a.m. Wednesday at 305 S Hyde Park Ave. Registration required. Call (813) 251-8437.

Vegan valentine: Enjoy a vegan four-course meal with appetizer, soup, entree and vegan cake, plus roses for the ladies and vegan wine, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Whole Foods Market, 1548 N Dale Mabry Highway. $20. Email [email protected]

Boards need people: Hillsborough County commissioners seek residents to serve on several volunteer citizen advisory boards and councils. Applications are due Feb. 21 and can be picked up on the second floor of the County Center, 601 E Kennedy Blvd. Call (813) 272-5826.

Tampa Zen Center, 8509 N 29th St., Tampa, offers traditional Soto Zen meditation and instruction every Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. Zen teachers from across the country give talks on Zen practice during the morning classes. For more information, visit tampazencenter.org.

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Help wanted: Seminole Hard Rock in Tampa has 250 jobs to fill

Help wanted: Seminole Hard Rock in Tampa has 250 jobs to fill

TAMPA — Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is holding a hiring event next week to fill more than 250 positions. The event will take place in the Hard Rock Cafe from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 24. Available positions include culinary, beverage, hotel, spa, ...
Published: 01/16/18
Thanks to Hurricane Irma, you need a boat to get to Shell Key again

Thanks to Hurricane Irma, you need a boat to get to Shell Key again

AT THE SHELL KEY PRESERVE — From a boat puttering along in the water, the sandy beach seems to go on and on. Then, abruptly, it ends at a mass of tangled, overturned mangroves where a great blue heron sits on an exposed root.And there, stretching for...
Published: 01/16/18
Bill to ban orca breeding filed in House faces pushback from SeaWorld

Bill to ban orca breeding filed in House faces pushback from SeaWorld

A bill that would outlaw the breeding and performing of killer whales in Florida has cleared the initial hurdle that kept it off the table last year: getting a lawmaker to file it in the first place. In an effort to solidify a voluntary policy change...
Published: 01/16/18
Vultures drawn by fish killed during cold snap pose hazard for MacDill flights

Vultures drawn by fish killed during cold snap pose hazard for MacDill flights

TAMPA — The recent cold snap has been more than just an inconvenience for Floridians. It’s been tough on fish and potentially hazardous to flights at MacDill Air Force Base.The National Weather Service says temperatures in early January fell to as lo...
Published: 01/16/18
Editorial: Balancing the playing field for workers’ compensation

Editorial: Balancing the playing field for workers’ compensation

For the longest time, injured workers in Florida were basically at the mercy of the whims of employers to treat them fairly. A 2003 law aimed at reducing the cost of workers’ compensation coverage for businesses had the desired impact, but it also di...
Published: 01/16/18
Review: Truth and lies are the focus of ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace’

Review: Truth and lies are the focus of ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace’

Maybe Jack Nicholson was wrong. We can handle the truth.The #MeToo movement is giving a microphone to once unheard voices. Political lies are constantly challenged. At the Golden Globes, Oprah’s rousing speech asserted "the most powerful tool is spea...
Published: 01/16/18
Gary Trent, Duke rally past Miami with 18-0 run

Gary Trent, Duke rally past Miami with 18-0 run

CORAL GABLES — Gary Trent scored a season-high 30 and No. 5 Duke needed less than three minutes to erase a 13-point second-half deficit, scoring 18 consecutive points to overtake No. 25 Miami 83-75 on Monday night. The Blue Devils scored 15 in six po...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Mother of two, 42, identified as casualty after Port Richey boat fire

Mother of two, 42, identified as casualty after Port Richey boat fire

PORT RICHEY — As the boat disappeared in smoke and flames Sunday, as people leapt into the cold waters below, the neighborhood rallied. Residents helped the survivors ashore, gave them blankets and opened their homes to keep them warm.The neighbors o...
Updated: 8 hours ago

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Updated: 8 hours ago
On King’s birthday, Tampa Bay parties, marches, reflects

On King’s birthday, Tampa Bay parties, marches, reflects

ST. PETERSBURGTeenagers dunked on 8-foot basketball hoops, parents feasted on hot dogs and snow cones and gospel music blared from a wall of speakers in Tropicana Field’s parking lots.While thousands buzzed around them on Monday, Destiny and Dameka R...
Updated: 8 hours ago