Friday, December 15, 2017
News Roundup

Queen's Court submissions are due Friday

Submissions FOR QUEEN'S COURT

The Queen's Court, which raises money for charities and civic organizations through its annual Queen of Hearts Ball, is accepting nominations for outstanding female volunteers who live and volunteer in Pinellas County. Submissions, which are due Friday, must be sponsored by guilds, auxiliaries or other nonprofit groups. For an application, call (727) 894-9394. The court also is accepting applications from county organizations to receive grants from the 2014 event. Call (727) 458-5686. The deadline for those submissions is March 1.

Leadership awards

The St. Anthony's Hospital Foundation is accepting nominations for the Helen D. Roberts Philanthropy Award, the Roy G. Harrell Jr. Leadership Award and the Hippocrates Award. Go to stanthonys foundation.org for forms. The deadline is Monday.

Honoring 'Heroes'

Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik will be the keynote speaker for the St. Petersburg Bar Foundation's annual "Heroes Among Us" dinner on Saturday. The event, which honors Bob Byelick, Gail Moulds and Brittany Maxey, starts at 6 p.m. at the Club at Treasure Island, 400 Treasure Island Causeway. $150. (727) 823-8166.

Hadassah celebrates

The St. Petersburg chapter of Hadassah will celebrate the culmination of Hadassah's centennial year and honor supporters Dr. Morris and Marilyn Levine on Jan. 13 at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 First St. S. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. (727) 345-5311.

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AOL Instant Messenger is no more, and it’s okay your inner 13-year-old is crying

Saying goodbye to an old friend stings.On the morning of Dec. 15, 2017, AOL Instant Messenger died.Take a moment to allow the 13-year-old inside of you let out a deep sob; think about the bulletin you wish you could post to your MySpace page about ho...
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New video shows cows beaten and burned at Florida dairy farm

New video shows cows beaten and burned at Florida dairy farm

The Miami Beach-based Animal Recovery Mission has released a video from its undercover abuse investigation at a Central Florida dairy farmThe graphic video, with disturbing images of cows cruelly being beaten, speared, stabbed and burned, was shot by...
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Pinellas jury: Clearwater man representing himself is guilty of killing his mother

LARGO — A jury found Daniel Richards guilty of second-degree murder on Friday for the fatal beating of his 83-year-old mother.Richards, a 61-year-old who represented himself during his trial, was sentenced to life in prison.On the night of July 17, 2...
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Deputies: Plant City men fled in stolen car, shot dog, hid in swamp

Deputies: Plant City men fled in stolen car, shot dog, hid in swamp

DOVER — Two Plant City men who ran from deputies and shot a dog were captured after a brief pursuit Thursday, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.They ditched the stolen car, ran away on foot, crossed through several yards and then ...
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Hillsborough school district and its teachers are at a bargaining impasse, but still talking

Hillsborough school district and its teachers are at a bargaining impasse, but still talking

TAMPA — The Hillsborough County School District is at a bargaining impasse with its largest work group, about 20,000 teachers and other employees represented by the Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Association.The two sides, which began negotiations i...
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FHP: Overturned vehicle reported on northbound Howard Frankland

ST. PETERSBURG — Drivers should avoid the northbound Howard Frankland Bridge for a while: The Florida Highway Patrol is responding to a report of an overturned vehicle there.The incident was reported on northbound Interstate 275, near mile marker 32,...
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Tampa Bay Times’ all-Tampa Bay girls swim teams

Tampa Bay Times’ all-Tampa Bay girls swim teams

Hillsborough County Swimmer of the Year: Morgan Tankersley, Sr., PlantTankersley defended her state title in the 500 free (4:44.75) and placed second in one of the country’s fastest 200 free races in 1:46.75, 2.07 seconds behind Buchholz junior Isa...
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No charges against motorist as bicyclist is hit from behind, killed in Seminole Heights

TAMPA — A 52-year-old man riding a bicycle was killed early Friday when he was struck from behind by a car in Seminole Heights, Tampa police said.Wayne Kersh, 52, was killed in the collision about 12:15 a.m. on Hillsborough Avenue near N Central Aven...
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Tampa Bay Times’ all-Tampa Bay boys swim teams

Tampa Bay Times’ all-Tampa Bay boys swim teams

Hillsborough County Swimmer of the Year: Brendan Driscoll, Jr., JesuitDriscoll was the only boys swimmer from Hillsborough County to win an individual state title this year and he did it with emphasis, taking gold in the 500 free in 4:29.50, almost...
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Ranking America’s top 10 chain restaurants. How does your favorite stack up

Ranking America’s top 10 chain restaurants. How does your favorite stack up

People love to pick on chain restaurants. Like used car salesmen, the mass feeders are easy targets. Their uniformity and ubiquity seem to go against a culture increasingly bent on personal customization. Indeed, it has been a rough past few years f...
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