Wednesday, October 17, 2018
News Roundup

Hooper: Zach Bonner tries for Guinness World Record food drive

Zach Bonner is at it again.

The inspirational Bonner, who founded his Little Red Wagon Foundation when he was still small enough to sit in a wagon, is now 16 and still on a mission to help homeless children and do good in the world.

On Friday, Zach will aim to set a Guinness World Record for most canned goods collected in a 24-hour period at the Metropolitan Ministries tent at 400 W Palm Ave. in Tampa He will begin at noon and work to double the current record of 560,000 pounds by noon Saturday.

So what's your kid doing this weekend? Sometimes I wish we could take what's within Zach and give it to every teenager. But why stop with just teens? …

Let's all chip in and buy up all the commercial airtime during Wednesday's evening news and broadcast only silence. Who's with me? Charlie? Rick? …

The next GOP presidential nominee may come from Florida, but first, Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush will have to decide who will acquiesce. Both can't enter into the GOP primary campaign — they would cancel each other out.

Maybe they could settle it with a game of horseshoes. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: Call my shrink, I bought another horse. …

St. Petersburg artist Jim Buresch is planning a Rock It Red St. Pete commemoration in conjunction with World AIDS Day for the end of the month, and he's particularly interested in getting involvement from the black community, which is disproportionately affected by the disease.

For more information, contact Buresch at [email protected]

I wish we could just turn the clock back one hour every year. …

That's all I'm saying.

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HSN to cut hundreds of workers as it merges with QVC under new ‘QXH’ business unit

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Updated: 1 hour ago
Man files suit against Diocese of St. Petersburg saying a Tampa priest sexually abused him in the 1980s

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Police: 17-year-old threatened on Facebook to ‘shoot up’ Gibbs High in St. Pete

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The culprit's name remains unknown. But he licked a stamp, and now his DNA stands indicted.

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