Saturday, July 21, 2018
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What you need to know for Thursday, June 30

• High temperatures should top out around 90 today, according to 10Weather WTSP. But the "feels like" heat index will flirt with triple digits. A chance of thunderstorms, particularly inland.

• The day her yellow labrador tripped over himself in the dark and fell into the deep end of a pool, Amber McDonald knew the news was not good. But it took her and her husband months to prepare for the inevitable. Read about the life and death of Hendrix this morning on tampabay.com.

• Eckerd College dean Jim Deegan was known for shunning the spotlight. He told jokes, often the same jokes his colleagues had heard before. But they never became stale. They became classics. Read his obituary this morning at tampabay.com.

• At 11 a.m., the city of Tampa holds an exercise to test its readiness to respond to and recover from a Category 3 hurricane. Last year, a similar exercise uncovered the need for a better plan to refuel city vehicles in an emergency. This year, city damage assessment teams will test plans to upload damage photos to the cloud so that emergency officials can immediately see damage to homes, businesses, roads and more.

• Plan your weekend! Our critics and writers have their top picks on our Weekend Planner plage, plus we have lots of Fourth of July events to keep in mind.

• Here are the top things going on today in Tampa Bay.

• Culture Club's Roy Hay talked to the Tampa Bay Times about their vigorous reunion, the 'confusing entity' that is Boy George and more before their concert at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. Here's the full interview with the group's guitarist.

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