Sunday, January 21, 2018
News Roundup

Fourth of July closings

The following will be closed today, unless otherwise noted.

Government

Federal, state and county offices.

Courts

Federal, state and county courts.

Buses and Streetcars

HART and HARTplus will operate on a Saturday schedule. The TECO Line Streetcar System will run from noon to 11 p.m.

Garbage

Residential garbage collection in the city of Tampa will not be affected. Temple Terrace and Hillsborough County Solid Waste Management will not have garbage or recycling collection. Temple Terrace pickup will resume the next scheduled day, and county customers can set out twice as much garbage the next scheduled day.

Utilities

Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas offices.

Post offices, mail

All post offices will be closed; no mail delivery.

MAlls

International Plaza, WestShore Plaza, Westfield Citrus Park, Westfield Brandon and University Mall close at 6 p.m. (Department store and restaurant hours may vary.)

Libraries, Schools

All public libraries. Hillsborough County public schools, Hillsborough Community College, University of Tampa and University of South Florida.

Banks

Most banks.

Attractions, museums

The Tampa Museum of Art will be open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Florida Aquarium will be open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Busch Gardens will be open 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Lowry Park Zoo will be open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Glazer Children's Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Museum of Science and Industry will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Recreation

All recreation centers and playgrounds are closed but regional parks will be open.

Comments

Leonard Pitts Jr.: One year later.

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Published: 01/21/18
Lightning falls to Wild, its fifth loss in seven games

Lightning falls to Wild, its fifth loss in seven games

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Updated: 6 hours ago
Florida wins big SEC showdown with Kentucky

Florida wins big SEC showdown with Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Jalen Hudson came off the bench to score 17, and Chris Chiozza, Keith Stone and Kevarrius Hayes contributed clutch baskets down the stretch as Florida rallied to upset No. 18 Kentucky 66-64 Saturday night. "We were able to win it jus...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Shrine Game journal: USF players’ thoughts are with grieving QB Quinton Flowers

Shrine Game journal: USF players’ thoughts are with grieving QB Quinton Flowers

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Updated: 9 hours ago
Late score gives West victory over East in Shrine Game

Late score gives West victory over East in Shrine Game

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Updated: 9 hours ago
Tampa Bay jobs chief Ed Peachey making top dollar

Tampa Bay jobs chief Ed Peachey making top dollar

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Updated: 10 hours ago
Diver from Dover dies in treacherous Eagle’s Nest cave

Diver from Dover dies in treacherous Eagle’s Nest cave

WEEKI WACHEE — The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday investigated the death of a Hillsborough County man in the Eagle’s Nest, an underwater network of caves where at least 11 others have died since 1981.Even experienced divers have lost th...
Updated: 11 hours ago
More than 1,000 cold-stunned sea turtles rescued in Florida Panhandle

More than 1,000 cold-stunned sea turtles rescued in Florida Panhandle

Florida’s dip into frigid temperatures did more than just stun humans unused to such cold air. This month scientists and volunteers have rescued more than 1,000 cold-stunned sea turtles from a single bay in the Florida Panhandle.The U.S. Geological S...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Orchestra sets off fireworks in the brassy ‘Sinfonietta’

Orchestra sets off fireworks in the brassy ‘Sinfonietta’

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Published: 01/20/18
The longer the shutdown lasts, the further the economic ripples will spread

The longer the shutdown lasts, the further the economic ripples will spread

The early days of the federal government shutdown won’t slow the U.S. economy much. No workers are missing paychecks yet, and because it is a weekend, few businesses expect to feel the effects of lost customers or suppliers.That could change, quickly...
Published: 01/20/18