Monday, November 19, 2018
News Roundup

Special Olympics swim team gets a loving sendoff

The Giving Tree Club of Pinellas Park High School honored the Pinellas County Special Olympics Aquatics Team on Friday with treat bags, complete with water bottles, before the group left the Walmart supercenter parking lot in Pinellas Park for the upcoming state championships. Twenty-three swimmers are traveling by bus to the games in Vero Beach this weekend. "The athletes work hard for this, and it is a great opportunity for them to compete," said swim coach Beth Langley, whose blind son Rhatz, 33, will compete in the 200-meter freestyle and backstroke. The giveaway was arranged by Giving Tree Club president Aimee Sinclair, along with board members Holly Tidd, Annette Rumas, Sharez Sohail and James Hardison. The club's purpose is to promote generosity and advocacy.

   
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Florida Gators’ Dan Mullen: I’d love to end Florida State’s bowl streak

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Updated: 4 minutes ago
Dirk Koetter won’t name Bucs starting QB until he meets with Jameis Winston, Ryan Fitzpatrick

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Updated: 9 minutes ago
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Updated: 14 minutes ago
Oldsmar election draws crowded field

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Council member Eric Seidel's run for mayor draws three candidates for his open seat.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Three injured in rollover crash on SB U.S. 19 in Clearwater

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Three people were injured Monday afternoon in a single-car rollover crash that backed up southbound lanes on U.S. 19 in Clearwater.
Updated: 1 hour ago
‘Kat’ Moller, killed in dragster crash at 24, was fierce as a competitor but a friend to fans

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Ms. Moller, a University of South Florida graduate who worked in her native Sarasota as a manufacturing engineer, died Thursday when she crashed a dragster capable of 300 mph speeds during an exhibition run at Sebring International Raceway.
Updated: 2 hours ago

Pasco Letters to the Editor

Opinions and reactions from Pasco County readers.
Updated: 2 hours ago

Hernando and Pasco county news

News and notes from the community
Updated: 2 hours ago
Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting Nov. 23

Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting Nov. 23

Pasco and Hernando county events
Updated: 3 hours ago
Me Too founder Tarana Burke will give free talk in Tampa

Me Too founder Tarana Burke will give free talk in Tampa

Tarana Burke, who started the Me Too movement a decade before it was popularized on Twitter, will speak at USF in January.
Updated: 3 hours ago