Monday, January 22, 2018
News Roundup

Former Gov. Charlie Crist could win as a moderate

Charlie Crist moved one step closer to launching a gubernatorial bid by registering Friday as a Democrat.

To succeed, Crist has to be himself. He can't tack too far to the left or flip-flop on key issues. He has to hope Democrats will accept him with enthusiasm and that maybe he's just what this moderate state wants. …

The Tampa/Hillsborough County Human Rights Council honored teen philanthropist Zach Bonner, Leto High student Ana Gomez, refugee advocate Rubis Castro, Brandon icon Julian Craft, Pastor Berhanu Bekele, Pepin Academies co-founder Crisha Scolaro and the Hillsborough County School Board at its annual breakfast.

The council Friday also inducted former County Commissioner Jan Platt, former Tampa Mayor Dick Greco, former Tampa city employee Harold Clark and lawyer Warren Dawson into its Human Rights Hall of Fame.

Pastor Calvin Callins best captured the morning's theme, noting we're glad things aren't the way they used to be, but we still have much we need to change. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: Procrastinators Are The Leaders of Tomorrow. …

Kudos to WFUS-FM 103.5 for raising $191,728 in a radiothon for All Children's Hospital. …

Lt. Gen. Russel Honore, best known for guiding rescue efforts during Hurricane Katrina, dotted his speech Friday at the Boy Scouts' local Whitney M. Young Luncheon with blunt honesty and pearls of wisdom like this: "Save your best leadership for when you get home." …

Hearing reminiscences of the Bucs' 2003 Super Bowl win, I realize the beauty of championships is they grow sweeter over time.

That's all I'm saying.

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Andrei Vasilevskiy, Lightning shut out Blackhawks

Andrei Vasilevskiy, Lightning shut out Blackhawks

CHICAGO — Turns out, Andrei Vasilevskiy is all right.And, believe it or not, so is the Lightning’s penalty kill, which was the unlikely hero in Monday’s streak-snapping 2-0 win over the Blackhawks at the United Center.Vasilevskiy, 23, played like the...
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Back to work: Government shutdown ending as Dems relent

Back to work: Government shutdown ending as Dems relent

New York TimesWASHINGTON — Congress brought an end to a three-day government shutdown on Monday as Senate Democrats buckled under pressure to adopt a short-term spending bill to fund government operations without first addressing the fate of young un...
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Male bicyclist struck, killed by vehicle in Pinellas Park

PINELLAS PARK — A male bicyclist was struck and killed by a vehicle on U.S. 19 on Monday night, according to Pinellas Park police.The incident took place at about 8:30 p.m. along the 8000 block of U.S. 19 N, near the Walmart Supercenter.The driver wa...
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High school scoreboard for Jan. 22

Monday’s scoreboardBoys soccerPalm Harbor U. 3, Clearwater 0Boca Ciega 3, Indian Rocks Christian 1Girls soccerClass 4A, District 10: Countryside 7, Clearwater 0; Dixie Hollins 2, East Lake 0Class 3A, District 10: Osceola 14, Gibbs 0...
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Glass art shines at St. Petersburg’s new Imagine Museum

Glass art shines at St. Petersburg’s new Imagine Museum

ST. PETERSBURGThe bay area’s thriving glass art scene adds another member to its ranks today when the Imagine Museum officially opens in downtown St. Petersburg.Dedicated to the movement of studio glass, the museum is the brainchild of benefactor Tri...
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Facebook vows progress in halting election meddling

Facebook said Monday that it fell short in preventing the social media network from being used for foreign meddling in the U.S. presidential election.New blog posts written by Facebook executives appear to be the most critical self-assessment yet of ...
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Judge: Victims of sports doc are ‘sister survivor warriors’

Judge: Victims of sports doc are ‘sister survivor warriors’

Associated PressLANSING, Mich. — The judge overseeing the sentencing of disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar said Monday that more than 120 girls and women who had given statements so far at the five-day hearing were "sister survivor warriors....
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Sheriff Bob Gualtieri severs contract with CareerSource Pinellas

Sheriff Bob Gualtieri severs contract with CareerSource Pinellas

Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri severed his agency’s contract with CareerSource Pinellas on Monday after learning that the jobs center told the state it helped 624 sheriff’s employees get hired since 2014.The sheriff said he has no record of CareerSou...
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