Friday, May 25, 2018
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Hearing loss and aging: Two doctors will discuss hearing loss, tinnitus management and hearing aid options for seniors, from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Memorial Hospital Auditorium, 2901 W Swann Ave. Free. Lunch will be served. To RSVP, call (813) 342-1313.

Government grants: Guest lecturer Marilyn Hoyt, a veteran fundraiser, will give a two-hour workshop on the types of government grants and how to find them in changing times. 2 p.m. Thursday at John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N Ashley Drive. Free. Call (813) 273-3652.

Weight loss surgery support group: This support group is designed for those interested in weight loss surgery. Post-op patients will share information on pre- and post-surgical issues. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Tampa General Hospital Rehabilitation Center, second floor, Rehab Activity Room, 1 Tampa General Circle. Spouses and friends welcome. Not suitable for children. Call (813) 844-7473.

Buddy Baseball: Sign up through Jan. 4 to take part in this noncompetitive league for boys and girls with special needs. A buddy is paired with each player. To register as a player, buddy or coach, go online to buddybaseball.org. The season begins Feb. 9 and continues on Saturdays through March 30 at Temple Terrace Family Recreation Complex softball fields, with an end-of-season party on April 6. Boys and girls between ages 8 and 22 with special needs are eligible to play. Buddies must be 10 to 18 years old. Cost is $30 per player, $15 per buddy, and no charge for coaches. (Scholarships are available.) For more information, contact Russ Oberbroeckling, Buddy Baseball commissioner, at (813) 416-5742 or e-mail [email protected]

Tree auction: The Carrollwood Cultural Center has a silent auction where visitors can bid on holiday trees with varied themes, from comic book heroes and wine lovers to sports and military enthusiasts. The trees were conceived, donated and decorated by Denise Deneen, Shirley Overton and Cheley Buff, who spent more than 90 hours to decorate and install the display. More than 25 trees are on display in the lobby of the center, 4537 Lowell Road. Bid sheets are placed near each tree and the public can visit and place bids during business hours — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday — or while attending any of the concerts and events held at the center. Bidding closes at 3 p.m. Dec. 16 and winning bidders must be willing to pick up their trees between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. that day. Funds raised by the auction will directly benefit the community theater group at Carrollwood Cultural Center. For more information, call (813) 269-1310.

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Rays journal: Rays shut out by Orioles in opener

Rays journal: Rays shut out by Orioles in opener

By Joey JohnstonTimes CorrespondentST. PETERSBURG — Rays LHP Ryan Yarbrough deserved better Friday. But the offense didn't offer much, allowing the Orioles to escape with a 2-0 victory before an announced crowd of 11,354 at Tropicana Field."It ...
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Rays trade closer Alex Colome, outfielder Denard Span to Mariners

Rays trade closer Alex Colome, outfielder Denard Span to Mariners

ST. PETERSBURG – In January, sure.In July, absolutely.But, now?And, once again, for someone who they hope helps in the future.The Rays made a shocking trade at a surprising time of year Friday, dealing All-Star closer Alex Colome and Tampa...
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Steve Yzerman’s summer plans: Make the Lightning better

Steve Yzerman’s summer plans: Make the Lightning better

TAMPA — Captain Steven Stamkos said the Lightning's window for contending for a Stanley Cup championship is not closing."I think it's wide open," he said Thursday, one day after the Lightning lost Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final to the C...
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Editorial: Welcome Bayshore changes still can’t stop bad judgment

Editorial: Welcome Bayshore changes still can’t stop bad judgment

It’s human nature in following any tragedy to imagine: How could this have been prevented? On that score, the city of Tampa responded appropriately to the deaths this week of a mother and her toddler whom police say were hit by a teenage driver racin...
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In federal trial, jury finds Hernando deputies’ actions justified

In federal trial, jury finds Hernando deputies’ actions justified

TAMPA — Michael Bratt told a story.He said that Hernando County sheriff’s deputies attacked him in his home early one morning eight years ago, beat him severely on his front lawn, and continued the assault as they took him to a hospital.But another s...
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Police: Driver in fatal Bayshore faces new charge in child’s death

Police: Driver in fatal Bayshore faces new charge in child’s death

The 18-year-old who was arrested this week after police said he was racing when he fatally struck a young mother pushing her stroller across Bayshore Boulevard was back in jail on Friday night.Cameron Herrin, 18, was arrested on a second count of veh...
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The Bucs’ influence inside the Vegas Golden Knights’ runaway success

The Bucs’ influence inside the Vegas Golden Knights’ runaway success

The Stanley Cup final begins Monday in the unlikeliest of places: a city new to major pro sports and suddenly the center of the hockey world, Las Vegas, whose Golden Knights could become the first first-year expansion team to win a championship.And t...
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Did the NFL really need a national anthem policy?

Did the NFL really need a national anthem policy?

Before we even get going, let me be clear about something.This is not a column making an argument about whether or not NFL players should be able to kneel in protest during the national anthem.That topic has been debated repeatedly, loudly and passio...
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Rays trade Alex Colome and Denard Span to Mariners for prospects

Rays trade Alex Colome and Denard Span to Mariners for prospects

The Rays made a major trade Friday afternoon, sending All-Star closer Alex Colome and OF Denard Span to the Mariners.The return is two minor-leaguers, RHP Andrew Moore and RHP Tommy Romero. The Rays also sent cash to the Mariners.Span, a Tampa produc...
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For starters: Sergio Romo on mound tonight as Rays open series against Orioles

For starters: Sergio Romo on mound tonight as Rays open series against Orioles

By JOEY JOHNSTONTimes CorrespondentST. PETERSBURG — For openers, the Rays will use RHP Sergio Romo, the 35-year-old career reliever, as tonight's starter against the Baltimore Orioles at Tropicana Field.Romo is making his third career "sta...
Updated: 6 hours ago