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The DayStarter: E-cigarettes are poisoning young kids, a survey finds, and some celebrities are talking about what happens when they talk about their depression

• Take in this morning's temperatures in the mid to upper 60s, because this week it's just going to get hotter and more humid. Highs this afternoon range from the mid-80s to about 90 degrees, according to 10Weather WTSP.

• The Lightning beat the New York Islanders 4-0 yesterday to complete a five-game victory in the best-of-seven second-round playoff series. And after watching defenseman Victor Hedman's dazzling two-goal performance Sunday, Hall of Fame coach Scotty Bowman said the 6-foot-6 Swede is "back to where he was" last year. Our columnist Tom Jones writes about the Bolts' resilience, recovering from the "devastating" news that they'd enter the playoffs without captain and leading scorer Steven Stamkos and top-flight defenseman Anton Stralman to clinch a spot in the Eastern Conference finals, four wins away from playing for the Stanley Cup. Tickets go on sale Thursday.

• 59-year-old Lagloria Johnson was on her way home from church with friends last night when someone fired several bullets in the car she was riding in near 15th Avenue S and 42nd St. in St. Petersburg, police said. She was shot in the arm, but was expected to survive.

• The Women's Conference of Florida, the first ever statewide conference for female leaders, entrepreneurs, business women and spokeswomen, will take place May 19 and 20 at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina. Aside from networking and panel workshops, the conference has a long list of high-profile female speakers, including Randi Zuckerberg, former Facebook executive and CEO of Zuckerberg Media; Jill Abramson, the first woman to serve as the executive editor of the New York Times; and Cheryl Strayed, author of the memoir turned Academy Award-nominated film Wild. Our Justine Griffin caught up with conference organizer Arlene Dibenigno, who discussed the topics and speaker lineup.

• Electronic cigarettes have sickened rising numbers of young children, a study of U.S. poison center calls has found. Most cases involve swallowing liquid nicotine. Here, see what the government is doing to try to protect them.

Chelsea Tatham has a recap of last night's Fear the Walking Dead episode. Basically, everyone on the boat is doing literally everything one should not do during a zombie apocalypse. Except Nick.

• Our critic Jay Cridlin has a review of the surprise new Radiohead album release, A Moon Shaped Pool. He notes that the sudden release isn't the only surprising thing about it.

• Many young black men say cases of police brutality have prompted them to alter how they live their lives. Some are reluctant to drive alone — or at all. Some worry about going out at night or walking alone.

• Mental health issues have always been shrouded in stigma, but that may be shrinking as celebrities like Kristen Bell and Captain America's Chris Evans share their personal experiences and encourage others to seek help.

• Here are the top things to do this week in Tampa Bay, including Styx at Ruth Eckerd Hall and a lively battle of the seasons from RuPaul's Drag Race at the Ritz Ybor.

• Today brings a daytime sight for astronomy fans when Mercury passes across the face of the sun. But you need a solar telescope to protect your eyes, so St. Petersburg College Planetarium has a free viewing area set up today to safely watch with special filters.

• Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week is under way. Here's a guide from our food critic to some of the best places to take advantage of the prix fixe menus available through May 22.

Kristen Bell poses at the opening of the new photography exhibit in April. IN a recent YouTube video, Bell revealed she started medication for her mental-health issues at a young age. "I still take it today and I have no shame in that, because my mom had said to me, 'If you start to feel this way, talk to your doctor, talk to a psychologist, see how you want to help yourself,'" she continues. [Associated Press]



Kristen Bell poses at the opening of the new photography exhibit in April. IN a recent YouTube video, Bell revealed she started medication for her mental-health issues at a young age. "I still take it today and I have no shame in that, because my mom had said to me, 'If you start to feel this way, talk to your doctor, talk to a psychologist, see how you want to help yourself,'" she continues. [Associated Press]

The DayStarter: E-cigarettes are poisoning young kids, a survey finds, and some celebrities are talking about what happens when they talk about their depression 05/09/16 [Last modified: Monday, May 9, 2016 11:48am]
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