Monday, September 24, 2018
News Roundup

University of South Florida limits smoking on campus

University of South Florida limits smoking

Starting Tuesday, the University of South Florida will be ready to kick your butts — or at least confine them to 25 designated smoking areas. The move follows a national trend on college campuses, said Beverly Douglas, the USF special assistant who headed up the project. USF is working this week to set up the smoking zones scattered around the Tampa campus. After Tuesday, anyone caught lighting up outside those areas would be considered in violation of university policies. But Douglas wouldn't go into punishments. "The ultimate hope is that people do comply." Other colleges in Florida already have gone this route. USF St. Petersburg is smoke-free. The University of Florida's campus was made smoke-free in July 2010. Florida State University bans smoking within 50 feet of buildings.

River to be dyed for St. Patrick's Day

If you're looking for a natural body of water dyed Kelly green in honor of St. Patrick's Day, there's just one place to go on Saturday: the first-ever Mayor's River O'Green Fest, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. A separate private event, where organizers have in recent years dyed the Garrison Channel green, is not going to happen this year so as not to compete with the city's event. Today's Weekend section includes mention of the Garrison Goes Green event because the section is printed in advance, before the Times received Wednesday's announcement.

Students can ride free this month

For the rest of March, middle and high school students in Hills­borough County can ride free on all HART local bus routes. Students must show a student ID or a HART Youth ID to take advantage of the Spring Break STAY-cation program, which includes the In-Town Trolley and Flex services.

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Snell wins No. 21 as Rays beat Blue Jays 5-2

Snell wins No. 21 as Rays beat Blue Jays 5-2

TORONTO — Blake Snell doesn't look like he can be stopped.He pitched again for the Rays in Sunday's 5-2 victory over the Blue Jays, he dominated again and he won again.That's both a major-league-leading and team-record-breaking 21st victory for...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Lightning journal: Roster trimmed to 28

Lightning journal: Roster trimmed to 28

TAMPA – After Sunday morning, the Lightning sat five cuts away from having a 23-man roster to start the regular season.It cut its training camp roster by 27, leaving 28 players on the roster with the start of the regular season less than two we...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Tiger Woods ends five-year win drought with Tour Championship title

Tiger Woods ends five-year win drought with Tour Championship title

Times wiresATLANTA — Tiger Woods, in his Sunday red shirt, both arms raised in victory on the 18th green.For so many years, the scene was familiar.This time, it was surreal."I can't believe I pulled this off," Woods said Sunday during the troph...
Updated: 5 hours ago
$ki Mask the Slump God comes to Tampa

$ki Mask the Slump God comes to Tampa

$ki Mask the Slump God performs at the Ritz Ybor Saturday, September 22, 2018. KASAMBA KOKAYI | For the Times$ki Mask the Slump God is a musical hip-hop artist who has gained a lot of momentum over the past year. From making this year’s XXL cov...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Police in St. Petersburg searching for missing elderly man

Police in St. Petersburg searching for missing elderly man

Police in St. Petersburg are searching for a missing elderly man.Shortly after 5 p.m., Frederick Mein, 86, drove his silver Toyota Tacoma pickup truck from his home on the 1500 block of 78th Avenue N to his daughter’s house a couple of miles away. He...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Rays journal: Teammates come through for Blake Snell

Rays journal: Teammates come through for Blake Snell

TORONTO — LHP Blake Snell knows he is the one getting all the attention for the remarkable season he has compiled, but he wants to make sure his teammates get some of the credit."It's cool that it's under my name,'' Snell said, "but it's all of...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Whitman: Rainbow yarmulke signals arrival of new rabbi at Brandon's Beth Shalom

Whitman: Rainbow yarmulke signals arrival of new rabbi at Brandon's Beth Shalom

Rabbi Bryan Mann wears a rainbow yarmulke to offer a message.Mann, the new Rabbi at Congregation Beth Shalom in Brandon, wants all people to know they are welcome and accepted.As a Jewish youth growing up in New Hampshire, Mann chose not to come out ...
Updated: 7 hours ago
At memorial service, attorney Barry Cohen remembered as someone who cherished his friends and the law

At memorial service, attorney Barry Cohen remembered as someone who cherished his friends and the law

Barry Cohen made a lot of friends throughout his long career as one of Tampa’s top criminal defense attorneys.But Cohen also made enemies, his fellow attorney Steve Yerrid told the Tampa Bay Times.Cohen would have welcomed them all to his memorial se...
Updated: 7 hours ago

Heart device seen as ‘huge advance’

Almost 2 million Americans have severe heart failure, and for them even mundane tasks can be extraordinarily difficult.Drugs may help to control the symptoms, but the disease takes a relentless course, and most people with severe heart failure do not...
Updated: 9 hours ago

As world watches, Trump to make rounds at U.N.

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — President Donald Trump is poised to redouble his commitment to "America First" on the most global of stages this week. In the sequel to his stormy U.N. debut, Trump will stress his dedication to the primacy of U.S. interests while...
Updated: 9 hours ago