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Today's lessons might lead to tomorrow's adventures as beginning sailors take part in a session of Eckerd College's Summer Watersports Camp. This class teaches children basic sailing techniques. Openings are still available for several classes in the program, which runs through the end of July. For information, call the college Waterfront Program at (727) 864-8288 or go to eckerd.edu/waterfront/watersportscamp/index.php.

Open-air classroom 07/10/14 [Last modified: Thursday, July 10, 2014 10:40pm]
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  1. Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn donates $1,000 to move Confederate monument

    Blogs

    TAMPA — The fundraising effort to remove a Confederate monument from downtown Tampa has tripled its haul since Hillsborough County commissioners tied the statue’s fate to the success of the campaign.

    A check from Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn for $1,000 to remove the Confederate monument from downtown Tampa.
  2. President Trump: Nation's culture being 'ripped apart' by Civil War statue removals

    National

    WASHINGTON — Showing his characteristic refusal to back down in the face of criticism, President Donald Trump deepened his defense of Confederate war memorials Thursday, sending out a series of messages on Twitter that adopted the language and arguments of white nationalists who have opposed their removal.

    President Donald Trump points to members of the media as he answers questions in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York on Tuesday. Republican leaders on Wednesday tiptoed around Trump's extraordinary comments on white supremacists.  [Associated Press]
  3. With election heating up, Bill Nelson floods Tampa Bay

    Blogs

    Sen. Bill Nelson seems to have set up a residency in Tampa Bay, a crucial area for his upcoming re-election campaign.

    Nelson campaigns with his wife in Orlando in 2012
  4. Martinez Middle School evacuated after bomb threat

    Crime

    LUTZ — Bob Martinez Middle School has been evacuated after someone called in a bomb threat, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.

  5. Another local Confederate display sparks division, this one over name of the war

    News

    TAMPA — While the Hillsborough County commission was wrestling over the future of Confederate monument at the county courthouse, a lawsuit has been playing out in court over how best to represent the Civil War across town at Veterans Memorial Park.

    Veterans Memorial Park and Museum hosts displays marking America's wars and hosts ceremonies on special occasions, including  Pearl Harbor Day. [OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times]