Tea party group offers Saturday civics for kids
After a successful summer experience, a tea party-affiliated organization is offering Saturday morning civics classes for children. The Tampa 912 Project sent out a message announcing October sessions of its Tampa Liberty School in Carrollwood and Brandon. "The school is dedicated to educating, enlightening, and exciting the youth of America, as to the fundamental principles and beliefs on which this country was founded," the notice said. Classes run from 9 a.m. to noon at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Carrollwood and the Boys & Girls Club in Brandon. The principles taught include: "Our inalienable human rights do not come from government leaders, but only from God" and "Faith in God was fundamental to the founding of our country and the system provided." More information is at tampalibertyschool.org.
Driver sues over toll taker's act
Millicent Boone just wanted to pay the toll and drive through, but before she could, the male toll worker grabbed her hand and rubbed it in a "sexually aggressive" manner, she claims. The company that employs toll workers on the Lee Roy Selmon Crosstown Expressway told her it had fired the man, but that wasn't enough. In Hillsborough County this week, Boone filed suit against Faneuil Toll Operations, claiming she's had to seek counseling and medical treatment.
Hillsborough County commissioners voted 6-0 Tuesday to approve construction of an emergency operations center. A story Wednesday misstated the vote count.
Sweetbay to give away 500 kites at park event
Sweetbay Supermarket will give free kites to the first 500 people who show up at today's Rock the Park concert as part of an effort to kick off Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Sweetbay is teaming up with the Children's Cancer Center to host the Kites for Cancer event from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N Ashley Drive in downtown Tampa. Mayor Bob Buckhorn will make an appearance and the monthly concert series will follow. Sweetbay will also present the Children's Cancer Center with a donation at 6:15 p.m.