Tuesday, October 16, 2018
News Roundup

Expensive Roosevelt Rowing Regatta could just be worth it

The inaugural Roosevelt Rowing Regatta takes place Saturday at the University of Tampa's Plant Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and it's been a while since a new event has held so much promise.

It sounds like a blast with intercollegiate rowing races, live music and food, but prices range from $25 to $100 for adults, and they increase after Tuesday. Even with a portion of the proceeds going to the Stewards Foundation, which teaches rowing to youth, that seems a little steep.

Hopefully, however, the event can capitalize on Tampa's long-time tradition as a winter rowing home for teams. Go to roosevelt rowingregatta.com. …

Kevin Hohl and St. Petersburg's HD Interactive have struck upon a way to promote local artists: an iPad application that will serve as a digital "coffee table book" of work from Tampa Bay artists. Artists can submit up to 10 digital images. Go to artbook tampabay.com. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: We're Not Here For A Long Time, So I'm Here For A Good Time. …

I love our editors, I really do. But more than one reader noticed that my recent column challenging the assertion that our area is the saddest place in America ran next to a story about a human leg washing up on the shores of Tampa Bay. Timing is everything, I guess. …

My son made the dean's list. I told him I once made a list that was reviewed by the dean. Same thing, right? …

Some Hillsborough County parents may be upset that students must return to class today, but not me. I'm going to drop off my daughter, kick around for a couple of hours, get lost in a sports bar and watch football. Honey, please pick up the kids.

That's all I'm saying.

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