Sunday, May 20, 2018
News Roundup

Tampa area events

Beginning tai chi: On the hunt for a new exercise regimen? How about beginning tai chi? Head on over to the Life Enrichment Center, 9704 N Boulevard, every Monday at 9 a.m. Call (813) 932-0241 for more information.

Veg-Giving holiday tasting: Looking for some delicious items that are vegan and vegetarian friendly for the holidays? Visit Whole Foods Market, 3802 Northdale Blvd., in Carrollwood, on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. Demo specialist Tim (and resident vegan) will share ideas about meatless Thanksgiving favorites, sides and desserts. Free.

Master gardener: Join a master gardener for a free presentation at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday about ways to grow five herbs that cats might like, herbal culinary uses and how to handle the bugs, and diseases that attack these herbs. Charles J. Fendig Public Library, 3909 W Neptune St., Community Room.

St. James lectures: We may never know what exactly was found in a ninth century Galician tomb, or why this was first said (and soon widely believed) to be the resting place of St. James. But we know that this claim at a distant site in Spain launched one of the most popular saints' cults of the Middle Ages; this legacy still draws thousands of pilgrims and tourists to walk hundreds of miles along the Way of St. James to Compostela. James D'Emilio, professor of humanities at the University of South Florida, discusses "Making and Marketing a Cult: St. James at Compostela," at 6:30 p.m. Monday in CWY 109 — at C.W. Bill Young Hall on the University of South Florida campus. On Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in the Grace Allen Room of the campus library, he talks about "John the Baptist's Two Heads and Other Oddities: Dueling Shrines in the Age of Pilgrimage." A panel discussion, "From Pilgrimage to Crusade: St. James 'Moorslayer' and Holy War,'' will take place Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in CWY 109. "The Romanesque Cathedral of Compostela: The Art of Pilgrimage" is the topic for 6:30 p.m. Thursday in CWY 109. The lectures are free and open to the public. Contact Liz Kicak ([email protected]; 813 974 3657) for more information or disability accommodations, and visit The Humanities Institute website at humanities-institute.usf.edu.

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For starters: Rays at Angels, with Romo again as “the opener”

For starters: Rays at Angels, with Romo again as “the opener”

The Rays were so pleased with how their Saturday night experiment went with veteran reliever RHP Sergio Romo pitching the first inning – as "the opener" – before giving way to LHP Ryan Yarbrough that they are going to do it again today.Th...
Updated: 1 hour ago
By David Nakamura, The Washington Post.

By David Nakamura, The Washington Post.

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump lashed out Sunday at "the World’s most expensive Witch Hunt," trashing a new report in the New York Times that said an emissary representing the governments of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates offered help...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Obama’s education secretary: Let’s boycott school until gun laws change

Obama’s education secretary: Let’s boycott school until gun laws change

Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan pushed a radical idea on Twitter: Parents should pull their children out of school until elected officials pass stricter gun control laws.His tweet came hours after a shooting rampage at a Houston-area high scho...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Family, friends recall shooting victims’ optimism, humor

Family, friends recall shooting victims’ optimism, humor

SANTA FE, Texas — Hardworking. Funny. Loving. Grieving family and friends recalled the endearing qualities of some of the victims of Friday’s mass shooting at a Texas high school, as authorities on Saturday released the names of the 10 killed. Eight ...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Softball: Scouting the Academy at the Lakes vs. Lake Worth Christian semifinal

Softball: Scouting the Academy at the Lakes vs. Lake Worth Christian semifinal

Academy at the Lakes (24-4) vs. Lake Worth Christian (10-3)Where: 11:50 a.m. Monday at Historic Dodgertown, Vero BeachHow they got thereAcademy at the Lakes defeated Seacrest Country Day 11-1, defeated Canterbury 5-1Lake Worth Christian defeated...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Rays hang on to beat Angels 5-3 behind Robertson slam, get back to .500

Rays hang on to beat Angels 5-3 behind Robertson slam, get back to .500

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Playing .500 ball is obviously no goal, and the Rays certainly know that.But given where they came from, that terrible 1-8 start that oozed into 3-12 and 4-13, climbing back to the respectability of .500 would be an accomplish...
Published: 05/20/18

Up to two tons of fertilizer spilled into channel leading to Tampa Bay, Kinder Morgan reports to state

TAMPA — As much as two tons of fertilizer accidentally spilled into a channel that leads to the upper part of Tampa Bay, according to a report sent Friday night to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. DEP spokeswoman Dee Ann Mil...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Rays journal: New pitching plan worked so well Romo starts again Sunday

Rays journal: New pitching plan worked so well Romo starts again Sunday

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The first part of the Rays' new and unusual pitching plan worked so well Saturday, as game "opener" RHP Sergio Romo struck out the first three Angels hitters, that the Rays will do it again on Sunday.That's right. Romo will st...
Published: 05/19/18
Updated: 05/20/18
Lightning-Capitals: How Tampa Bay withstood Washington’s barrage

Lightning-Capitals: How Tampa Bay withstood Washington’s barrage

TAMPA — A two-goal lead was suddenly only one, and the Washington Capitals, having pulled their goalie, had a furious 96-second siege.Andrei Vasilevskiy made the last three of his 28 saves to preserve the Lightning's 3-2 victory Saturday in Gam...
Published: 05/19/18
Updated: 05/20/18
Lightning-Capitals: How Tampa Bay’s early surges carried the day

Lightning-Capitals: How Tampa Bay’s early surges carried the day

TAMPA — Dan Girardi knew where the puck was heading. It was heading to Alex Ovechkin for a one-timer on net, so Girardi did the only thing he could do. He blocked it.With his rump."It hit me right in the cheek," said Girardi, the Lightning defe...
Published: 05/19/18