Thursday, April 26, 2018
News Roundup

Tampa neighborhood events

Volunteer for homeless count: The Homeless Coalition of Hillsborough County will coordinate a homeless count and survey from 4 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Thursday. More than 500 volunteers will be needed, including 70 to answer calls at the phone bank. All volunteers will need to attend a training session the day before. New socks and rain ponchos are needed to hand out to the homeless during the count. To volunteer, call (813) 223-6115 or visit homelessofhc.org.

Civil rights discussion and reception: The library will host a panel discussion on the life and death of Florida civil rights leader Harry T. Moore. The panel will feature Moore's daughter and his biographer. A reception will follow the talk. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N Ashley Drive. Free. Call (813) 273-3652.

Vegan baking 101: Whole Foods Market will offer a vegan cooking class with a focus on desserts from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at 1548 N Dale Mabry Highway. Free. To register, email [email protected]

Author talk: Hailed by Entertainment Weekly as "one of the greatest chroniclers of the mythical American outlaw life," author James Carlos Blake, a University of South Florida graduate, will discuss "History and Crime: the Lifeblood of Fiction'' at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Interdisciplinary Sciences Building Campus View Room, seventh floor, on the USF campus. Author of The Pistoleer and In the Rogue Blood, Blake will receive the USF Distinguished Humanities Alumnus Award at the event, which is free and open to the public. A wine and cheese reception and book signing will be held before and after Blake's address. Parking is available in the Collins parking garage or Lot 1, off Leroy Collins Boulevard. Blake's visit is co-sponsored by the Department of English, the Alumni Association and Research One. For more information, call Liz Kicak at (813) 974-3657.

Players needed: Softball players ages 49 and older can sign up for a year-round travel team. The cost is $20 a month. For more information, call Stephen at (813) 765-3822 or send an email to [email protected]

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Softball: Plant City perfect in district finals with Ashley Bullion on mound

Softball: Plant City perfect in district finals with Ashley Bullion on mound

PLANT CITY — Plant City softball coach Ashley Bullion is 4-for-4 after Thursday night.Four years at the helm, four district titles.The latest championship came in a 4-1 victory over East Bay in the Class 8A, District 6 final, a victory highligh...
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Softball: Itís April, so Chamberlain is winning

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Softball: East Lake is aggressive from the start

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NFL draft: Chargers take FSUís Derwin James with No. 17 pick

NFL draft: Chargers take FSUís Derwin James with No. 17 pick

Former Florida State safety Derwin James fell farther than expected Thursday in the first night of the NFL draft before being chosen by the Chargers with the No. 17 overall pick.James became the fifth former Seminoles defensive back ever drafted in t...
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NFL draft: Patriots pick Lakewood alum Isaiah Wynn at No. 23

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Lakewood High alumnus and former Georgia offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn was drafted No. 23 overall Thursday by the Patriots.Wynn becomes one of the highest drafted offensive linemen in Tampa Bay history and the first Pinellas County player to go in th...
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Bucs trade down with Bills, take strongman DT Vita Vea No. 12

Bucs trade down with Bills, take strongman DT Vita Vea No. 12

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Another reason the Bucs took defensive tackle Vita Vea at No. 12

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