Tuesday, June 19, 2018
News Roundup

Tampa teens, are you looking for a summer job?

Teens, are you looking for a summer job? This expo is geared toward you

Teens looking for summer jobs will have a chance to meet potential employers today at a teen job expo from noon to 5 p.m. at the Tampa Park Community Center, 1417 Nebraska Ave. The event is open to the public and includes representatives from companies such as Metro PCS, Tampa Parks and Recreations Department, McDonald's and Molina Health Care. The job fair also will include a resume workshop with Eddy Tamayo from Keiser University. For more information, call (813) 965-7991.

Holocaust Museum director resigns

Carolyn Bass, executive director of the Florida Holocaust Museum, has resigned. Bass, who submitted her resignation at the end of February, will remain in the position until her replacement is hired and through a transition period. She has headed the museum for five years but has been involved with the institution for almost two decades, starting as a volunteer and serving on the executive board and as a docent.

Pick your own Plant City strawberries

Wish Farms in Plant City is opening up its fields for its popular annual U-pick day. Food banks can pick for free if they bring their own containers, and everyone else can get a flat of strawberries for only $4. You just have to pick the berries yourself Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Redlands Christian Migrant Association. The farm is at 2600 Sparkman Road, Plant City. Call (813) 752-5111.

City hires new director of recreation, parks

Greg Bayor was most recently director of recreation and parks in Baltimore. Story, 3B.

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Rays’ Kevin Kiermaier returns, with energy to spare

Rays’ Kevin Kiermaier returns, with energy to spare

HOUSTON — Energy.That's what Kevin Kiermaier said he felt he'd provide most in rejoining the Rays Tuesday against the Astros after missing two-plus months recovering from thumb surgery."I like to think I bring energy on both sides of the ball, ...
Updated: 23 minutes ago
Rays journal: Blake Snell outlasts Justin Verlander in 2-1 win

Rays journal: Blake Snell outlasts Justin Verlander in 2-1 win

HOUSTON — The starting pitcher walked seven over seven otherwise solid innings Tuesday. That seemed weird enough for the Rays. Then the next pitcher they brought in was the one who started Monday's game. Even more bizarre.And then there was thi...
Updated: 1 hour ago
As Tesla races to meet Model 3 deadline, factory pressures and suspicions grow

As Tesla races to meet Model 3 deadline, factory pressures and suspicions grow

Tesla chief Elon Musk said last week that the company’s layoffs of 9 percent of its workforce wouldn’t affect production as the all-electric automaker races to build thousands of new Model 3 sedans a week.But documents the company filed days later wi...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Norris Trophy could be good consolation for Lightning’s Victor Hedman

Norris Trophy could be good consolation for Lightning’s Victor Hedman

Victor Hedman is talking from a hotel room in Las Vegas and admits he's a little jet-lagged."Actually, very jet-lagged," Hedman says.That's what happens when you take a flight from Sweden to the party capital of the world.But he knows exactly what he...
Updated: 5 hours ago

Hillsborough school district will pursue two kinds of local taxes

TAMPA — Hillsborough County School District officials took an important step Tuesday toward asking the voters to pay higher taxes for schools that, they say, are not getting enough money from the state.The board voted 5-0 to submit a tax referendum r...
Updated: 5 hours ago
New Port Richey man faces sexual battery charge

New Port Richey man faces sexual battery charge

NEW PORT RICHEY — A 33-year-old man was arrested Monday on a charge of sexual battery, accused of assaulting a 10-year-old girl.Jonathan Wells was booked into the Pasco County jail, where he was being held Tuesday without bail.The assault took place ...
Updated: 6 hours ago

House bill would detain families — togetherThe Republican House compromise bill on immigration would end the family separation issue at the border — but Democrats won’t support it. The bill mandates that the Department of Homeland Security hold any a...
Updated: 7 hours ago

WashingtonSenate approves $716B for 2019 military budgetThe U.S. Senate on Monday voted to give the military $716 billion for 2019, approving one of the biggest defense budgets in modern American history despite concerns from some economists and lawm...
Updated: 7 hours ago
For starters: Rays at Astros, with Kiermaier back and an ace-high matchup

For starters: Rays at Astros, with Kiermaier back and an ace-high matchup

UPDATE, 6:45: Cash said Smith will continue to play a lot, getting time in LF and RF, meaning something of a rotation system for rookie Johnny Field and veteran Carlos Gomez.UPDATE, 4:49: Kiermaier is batting leadoff and playing center as expected, w...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Romano: A Tampa Bay ‘superstar’ caught in the crosshairs of Trump’s border policy

Romano: A Tampa Bay ‘superstar’ caught in the crosshairs of Trump’s border policy

At this moment, she is Tampa Bay’s most influential export. A smart, accomplished and powerful attorney making life-altering decisions on an international stage.But what of tomorrow? And the day after?When the story of President Donald Trump’s border...
Updated: 7 hours ago