Friday, November 17, 2017
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A tasty idea for HART commuters

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A true dining experience for Hillsborough County bus riders going through the Marion Transit Center sounds like a winner.

Not only could they grab a quick snack at a restaurant between transfers, but it could enhance the ongoing north downtown development and complement projects such as the new Metro 510 residences.

Later this month, the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority board will consider developing the project on land it acquired in preparation for high-speed rail. The concept deserves exploration because new revenue streams can only help. …

Dr. B. Lee Green, Sean Dickerson and Michael Dove guide Community Conversations, a talk show from 10 to 11 a.m. every Saturday on WTBN-AM 570 that's aimed at promoting health in the black community. Its blog ( thecctrio.blogspot.com) offers support to help keep health-oriented New Year's resolutions. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: No, I Didn't Sell My Soul to Satan, But We Did Work Out a Rent-to-Own Deal. …

The clapping hook from the 1976 Rose Royce hit Car Wash remains so infectious you still hear it at sporting events. You can clap with the real deal Saturday when Rose Royce performs at the Tampa Bay Black Heritage's street festival Saturday at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. …

My friends at Stageworks Theatre (stageworkstheatre.org) hold their annual gala Saturday night at Centro Asturiano, and this year it's a 1950s sock hop. Call me if you have a pair of penny loafers I can borrow, and buy a ticket if you want to bid on a package that allows you and your friends to have a special dinner with me.

Don't worry, I'm not cooking.

That's all I'm saying.

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Possible wrong-way crash on Courtney Campbell Causeway late Friday

TAMPA — A multi-vehicle crash on the Courtney Campbell Causeway late Friday may have been caused by a driver traveling in the wrong direction, Tampa police said.The crash occurred in the eastbound lanes closer to the Tampa side of the causeway, near ...
Updated: 2 hours ago

Region football: Clearwater Central Catholic 37, Calvary Christian 10

CLEARWATER — The ice bath ensued for Clearwater Central Catholic coach Chris Harvey after the Marauders’ 37-10 victory over Calvary Christian in Friday’s Class 3A region final. The win placed the Marauders (11-0) in their fifth state tournament since...
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Tampa police investigate drive-by shooting in Seminole Heights

Tampa police investigate drive-by shooting in Seminole Heights

TAMPA — Police took one person into custody late Friday after a drive-by shooting ended in Seminole Heights.The incident, which unfolded about 11 p.m., did not appear to be related to the spate of other recent shootings in Seminole Heights that have ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Region football: Plant 22, Viera 18

Region football: Plant 22, Viera 18

MELBOURNE — With 1 yard separating Plant from an incredible come-from-behind victory, or a devastating defeat, it all came down to a matter of trust.And for Panthers coach Robert Weiner, there was no one he would put more faith in to get that 1 yard ...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Region football: Armwood 22, Hillsborough 0

Region football: Armwood 22, Hillsborough 0

SEFFNER — Hillsborough conquered one nemesis with last week’s win over Class 6A defending state finalist Lake Gibson, the team that knocked the Terriers out of the playoffs in the first round a year ago.But there was an even bigger stumbling block to...
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Region football: Ocala Vanguard 35, Mitchell 31

NEW PORT RICHEY — The start wasn’t quite befitting of a playoff game between undefeated teams, but the end of Friday’s war between Ocala Vanguard and Mitchell certainly was.Like last year’s Class 6A regional semifinal, the Mustangs held a three-point...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Region football: Green Cove Springs Clay 52, Zephyrhills 49

Region football: Green Cove Springs Clay 52, Zephyrhills 49

ZEPHYRHILLS — For Zephyrhills, Friday night’s Class 5A region semifinal against Green Cove Springs Clay was doomed by 12 bad minutes. The Bulldogs led by four points at halftime but allowed 28 unanswered points in the third quarter and were not able ...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Region football: Lakewood 20, Jesuit 7

Region football: Lakewood 20, Jesuit 7

ST. PETERSBURG — Lakewood came into Friday’s playoff game knowing its defense had to help control field position against Jesuit. The Spartans (9-1) left Friday’s game with a ticket to Immokalee for a region final — and six Tigers (6-5) turnovers en r...
Updated: 3 hours ago

Region football: Tampa Bay Tech 42, Palmetto 26

TAMPA — Another Friday night, another offensive explosion.Tampa Bay Tech’s offense continued its torrid pace and quarterback Michael Penix Jr. accounted for five total touchdowns as the Titans rolled past Palmetto 42-26 in a Class 7A, Region 3 semifi...
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Region football: Cambridge Christian 50, Indian Rocks Christian 14

TAMPA — The Cambridge Christian offense was clicking, and quarterback Jaylin Jackson couldn’t seem to be stopped. Still, as the second quarter clock dwindled, Indian Rocks Christian was hanging around.So with just more than a minute left in the half,...
Updated: 3 hours ago