Monday, June 18, 2018
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Registration for academic year begins March 4

REGISTRATION FOR ACADEMIC YEAR BEGINS MARCH 4

New student and kindergarten registration for the 2013-2014 school year begins March 4. Students must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 to start kindergarten this fall. Find out more at pcsb.org or call the district's Student Assignment office at (727) 588-6210.

Accept invitation before Wednesday

Wednesday is a key deadline for thousands of Pinellas students who applied to get into a magnet, fundamental or high school career program next school year. To complete the process, families must accept an invitation. If they don't, their applications will be voided. Accept an invitation at the Student Reservation System at pcsb.org.

Bloom to discuss 'Bombshell' book

Author and leading terrorism scholar Mia Bloom will deliver a lecture on her latest book, Bombshell: Women and Terrorism, at 2 p.m. Monday in Davis Hall on the campus of USF St. Petersburg. The event is free; it is co-sponsored by the Florida Holocaust Museum. In Bombshell, Bloom traces the motivations and influences on women terrorists. She has worked in Turkey, Sri Lanka, Israel and Northern Ireland and speaks eight languages.

School lunch menus

Monday: No school.

Tuesday: Grilled cheese, barbecue pork sandwich, chicken Caesar salad, tomato soup, veggie dippers.

Wednesday: Fish taco, chicken nuggets, fruit and yogurt plate, corn and romaine salad.

Thursday: Corn dog, spaghetti and meatballs, farmers salad, baked beans, veggie dippers.

Friday: Pizza, bean burrito, chicken dipper salad, mixed vegetables, romaine salad.

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Private Florida firm buys Rent-A-Center in $1 billion deal

Private Florida firm buys Rent-A-Center in $1 billion deal

An Orlando private equity firm has purchased lease-to-own business Rent-A-Center in a deal valued at more than $1 billion.Vintage Capital Management put a bid in for the company on Friday: $15 per share, $1 per share above its previous offer. Rent-A-...
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Hernando Business Digest for June 22

Business digestBrieflyHOSPITAL RECEIVES AWARD: Oak Hill Hospital in Spring Hill was the recipient of Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award, a designation that recognizes superior performance of hospitals that have prevented the occurrence...
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Fifty years after he disappeared over Laos, remains of Northeast High grad return home

Fifty years after he disappeared over Laos, remains of Northeast High grad return home

ST. PETERSBURG — In November 1969, at a hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, Air Force Capt. James White and his wife Sharon enjoyed their last night out together, dining on hotel room service with family friends Neil and Janet Armstrong.It was four months af...
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Tampa police seek driver who struck pedestrian and fled scene

Tampa police seek driver who struck pedestrian and fled scene

TAMPA — Police are seeking the public’s help in locating the driver who fatally struck a pedestrian before fleeing the scene on Sunday night.Police say the driver struck an unidentified woman near the intersection of N Nebraska Avenue and E Linebaugh...
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Florida Aquarium continues coral restoration research in Cuba

Florida Aquarium continues coral restoration research in Cuba

At the current rate of restoration work, some estimate it will be 550 years before certain types of coral are removed from the endangered species list."I don’t know if that timeline works for you," Scott Graves, director of the Florida Aquarium’s Cen...
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Man caught in rip current, drowns off Lido Beach

Man caught in rip current, drowns off Lido Beach

A man who was swimming off Lido Beach got caught in a rip current and drowned Sunday night.According to the Sarasota Police Department, the unidentified man was swimming with a woman near Big Pass, a boater channel, around 10 p.m. before becoming cau...
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Child, 1, killed in single-car crash in Ruskin

Child, 1, killed in single-car crash in Ruskin

RUSKIN — A 1-year-old child was killed Sunday night and four family members were hospitalized when their vehicle overturned into a ditch.Deputies, responding to the scene after receiving several 911 calls around 6:30 p.m., located the overturned vehi...
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Hernando Religion Calendar for June 22

Religion calendarBrooksvilleProvidence Church is offering a free weekly water-themed Kid’s Summer Fun Series that features Biblical stories, worship music and activities for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. The group meets at 6:30 p.m. W...
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Hernando Bloodmobile for June 22

BloodmobileLifeSouth Community Blood Center will have blood drives at the following off-site locations during the coming week.June 22: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Surge Suppression, 15424 Flight Path Drive, south of Brooksville; 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sam...
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Hernando Government Meetings for June 22

Here is a listing of public meetings scheduled for this week:TuesdayHernando County Commission, 9 a.m., commission chambers, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N. Main St., Brooksville.Southwest Florida Water Management District, 9 a.m., district ...
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