Thursday, February 22, 2018
News Roundup

Solutions: Setting Outlook Express as default with Windows 7?

How can I make my Outlook Express mail from Bright House Road Runner my default email?

Outlook Express is not supposed to be compatible with Windows 7. I have read about PCs with Windows 7 Professional/Ultimate versions (not Windows 7 Home version) installing/running Outlook Express using the "XP Mode" feature. But you seem to already have it running, so from the Outlook Express menu bar click Tools, Options, General and then click "Make Default" under Default Messaging Programs. If this doesn't work, you can try the Control Panel \ Programs\Default Programs method, but I wouldn't expect it to find Outlook Express offered as one of the default email options.

A company contacted me about my computer broadcasting duplicate CSLID errors. I made the mistake of allowing them access. They downloaded an IObit program Advanced WindowsCare Personal. Unfortunately I lost the My Documents folder. Microsoft tech support could not retrieve it. They assured me that anything "that company" did was removed, and I was clear of viruses and malware. But "the company" has been calling me repeatedly saying they are from "Windows support" and that my computer is broadcasting errors. My question is should I download a "registry cleaner"? I use Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes per your recommendation and they are up to date and running fine.

A CSLID is a unique number that identifies a program. I can assure you that your computer is not broadcasting anything.

Duplicate CLSIDs registered to two programs could cause one to be incorrectly identified as malware/spyware by some detectors, but if you're not having any issues and you're getting clean scans, leave it alone. Duplicate CLSIDs is something reputable registry "cleaners" may clean up, but again if you're not having problems, don't go looking for any.

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Man rescued after boat swept away, capsizes in Little Manatee River

Man rescued after boat swept away, capsizes in Little Manatee River

RUSKIN — A man was rescued early Thursday morning after Hillsborough County deputies say his boat was swept away by a strong tide and capsized in the Little Manatee River.According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, a 911 call was received ...
Updated: 23 minutes ago
The Daystarter: Rubio taken to task; Romano on the GOP lobby; St. Pete’s World Liquors sign finds new home; what if Rays know what they’re doing?

The Daystarter: Rubio taken to task; Romano on the GOP lobby; St. Pete’s World Liquors sign finds new home; what if Rays know what they’re doing?

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Updated: 1 hour ago
Romano: Welcome to Florida, a state more afraid of conversation than guns

Romano: Welcome to Florida, a state more afraid of conversation than guns

Gun advocates are absolutely right about this:A ban on assault weapons will not end school shootings.How do we know?Because there was a federal ban on assault weapons for 10 years, and mass killings persisted. That’s because a ban deals only with fut...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Supercross brings athletes — not just motorcycle riders — to Tampa

Supercross brings athletes — not just motorcycle riders — to Tampa

TAMPA — When breaking down the competitive skill in Saturday night’s Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship Series event at Raymond James Stadium, you won’t find an analysis of 40-yard dash times, bench-press weights or vertical-leap measurements...
Published: 02/22/18

Ernest Hooper: Andrew Young, in Tampa for award, holds up crown of inspiration at 85

Theologian and Morehouse College graduate Howard Thurman, a man who influenced many of the nation’s civil rights leaders, once issued a challenge to students at the famed Atlanta school.Over the heads of her students, Morehouse holds a crown that she...
Published: 02/22/18
CareerSource jobs chief Edward Peachey could soon be out of work

CareerSource jobs chief Edward Peachey could soon be out of work

CLEARWATER — The heads of the Pinellas and Hillsborough jobs boards will hold emergency meetings in the coming days to consider firing president and CEO Edward Peachey. Jack Geller, board chairman of CareerSource Pinellas, and Dick Peck, chair...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Two male students arrested for threatening their schools; no weapons found

Two male students arrested for threatening their schools; no weapons found

Two male students were arrested Wednesday on charges that they made threats against their respective schools, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.The threats were not credible and neither took steps to carry out those threats, deput...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Former Florida Rep. Robert Wallace jumps from Tampa overpass

Former Florida Rep. Robert Wallace jumps from Tampa overpass

TAMPA — Former Florida state Rep. Robert Wallace ended his life Monday night by jumping from a Dale Mabry Highway overpass, records show. He was 65.At least one witness saw Wallace plunge 40 to 50 feet onto Gunn Highway, according to a Hillsborough C...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Focused on Cuba’s future, Rep. Castor skips meeting with Raul Castro

Focused on Cuba’s future, Rep. Castor skips meeting with Raul Castro

TAMPA — One highlight of a congressional delegation’s visit to Cuba this week was an impromptu meeting with President Raul Castro.But not for U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor.The Tampa Democrat joined five other Democrats on the trip, in part to investigate th...
Updated: 9 hours ago

Two male students arrested for threatening their schools; no weapons found

Two male students were arrested Wednesday on charges that they made threats against their respective schools, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.The threats were not credible and neither took steps to carry out those threats, deput...
Updated: 9 hours ago