Tuesday, November 21, 2017
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Fashion luncheon benefits All Children's

All Children's Hospital Guild St. Petersburg Day Branch will have a fundraising luncheon and fashion show at 11 a.m. Monday at Carrabba's Italian Grill, 1951 Fourth St. N. Clothing is from White House/Black Market. $35. (727) 821-2612.

An 'Untamed' evening at the Vinoy

"Untamed," the 82nd annual All Children's Hospital Charity Ball, is from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. The event is organized by the hospital's Evening Branch Guild to benefit the pediatric palliative care program. $250. (727) 347-6288.

Art Festival Beth-El fetes 40 years

Art Festival Beth-El celebrates its 40th year Saturday through Jan. 28 at 400 Pasadena Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Events for Saturday include a 1 p.m. purchase award reception ($500 minimum toward art purchase); a 6 to 10 p.m. benefactors reception ($150 or $250 toward art purchase); and a 7 to 10 p.m. donor reception ($25). Hours on Sunday are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Jan. 28, hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with entertainment in the sanctuary at 11; a luncheon ($20 in advance) at 12:30 p.m. and a docents tour at 2. Free. (727) 347-6136.

Suncoast Hospice plans 'Emerald City' gala

"The Emerald City," Suncoast Hospice's 12th annual gala, starts at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Black tie. $300. suncoasthospicefoundation.org/ball; (727) 523-3419.

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St. Petersburg council passes living wage ordinance

ST. PETERSBURG — An ordinance requiring certain city contractors to pay workers a minimum of $12 an hour was approved by City Council members Thursday with some amendments. The living wage ordinance applies to businesses with major city contracts pro...
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NTSB report details steep turns and dives preceding Roy Halladay’s fatal crash

NTSB report details steep turns and dives preceding Roy Halladay’s fatal crash

Before he crashed, Roy Halladay flew within 75 feet of houses and skimmed the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, according to a report published Monday by the National Transportation Safety Board.The report, which did not address the cause of the crash, ...
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Ruth: Would high-speed rail have reduced traffic deaths on I-4?

Ruth: Would high-speed rail have reduced traffic deaths on I-4?

Ah, just in time for the Thanksgiving travel season, Florida has once again achieved national prominence. We’re No. 1 — with a body bag! Can’t you feel the pride swelling?A recent study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration finds that...
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Editorial: Florida should restore online access to nursing home inspections

Editorial: Florida should restore online access to nursing home inspections

In a state with the nation’s highest portion of residents over 65 years old and more than 80,000 nursing home beds, public records about those facilities should be as accessible as possible. Yet once again, Florida is turning back the clock to the da...
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Blasts at plant kill 1, injure dozens

Blasts at plant kill 1, injure dozens

NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. — Authorities recovered the body of a male worker reported missing after two explosions and a fire at a New York cosmetics factory left 30 to 35 people injured, including seven firefighters caught in the second blast, officials said...
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Sex assault reports declining at MacDill despite increase militarywide

Sex assault reports declining at MacDill despite increase militarywide

TAMPA — The number of sexual assaults reported to officials at MacDill Air Force Base has decreased dramatically during the past three years even as reports across the military have increased slightly, new Pentagon statistics show.Officials at MacDil...
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Florida A&M football coach Alex Wood resigns

TALLAHASSEE — Alex Wood resigned as Florida A&M football coach Monday, two days after the Rattlers completed their season. Athletic director Milton Overton Jr. said offensive line coach Edwin Pata, a former FSU tight end, will serve as interim coach....
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PORT RICHEYWoman accused of beating boy, 4, with hangerA Port Richey woman was arrested on a charge of felony child abuse after a 4-year-old boy in her care told deputies she hit him with a clothes hanger, leaving bruises, the Pasco County Sheriff’s ...
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‘I tried,’ mother of killer Adam Matos says at sentencing

‘I tried,’ mother of killer Adam Matos says at sentencing

NEW PORT RICHEY — His family described him as a loving, kindhearted father. His neighbors regarded him as quiet and respectful. His friends recalled him as "happy-go-lucky," a "laid-back, fun guy."Thirteen witnesses told of a softer side of Adam Mato...
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Rays agonize over which prospects to protect on 40-man roster

Rays agonize over which prospects to protect on 40-man roster

ST. PETERSBURG — That the Rays went right up to Monday’s 8 p.m. deadline in deciding to add seven players to the 40-man roster, and that a couple they left off seem to be potential Rule 5 draft losses, was apparently a good thing."There’s always some...
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