Thursday, November 23, 2017
News Roundup

Your DayStarter: Today's temps are more October than December, Hillary Clinton visits and Hillsborough considers how much it wants a Super Bowl

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Morning clouds should give way to sunshine today before a front moves through later this week, according to WTSP 10Weather. Highs should top 80.

• Hillary Clinton swings through Central Florida today, starting with a private fundraiser this morning at former state Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink's Thonotosassa home. In the afternoon, she'll outline her economic agenda at a grassroots rally at the Meadow Woods Recreation Center in Orlando. Times Political Editor Adam C. Smith will be on the scene. Follow @adamsmithtimes on Twitter.

• It's Hillsborough County's turn to offer symbolic support for Tampa's bid to host a Super Bowl in the near future. Following the lead of the Tampa City Council last month, county commissioners are expected to vote today on whether to pen a letter to the National Football League backing Tampa's bid for the 2019 or 2020 Super Bowl. Here's the background.

• We started a new tradition in our Taste section in today's Tampa Bay Times, expanding far beyond Christmas cookies. We asked readers to send in their favorite family holiday desserts and got such a variety of entries that there were barely any duplicates. From Polish Angel Wings to Caramel Pecan Rolls, you'll find a wide selection of recipes and the family stories behind them here.

• Farmer Dave Smiles has invested a lot of sweat and brain power into Uriah's Urban Farms. When it's running at full capacity, the 24,000-square-foot warehouse will grow about eight football fields of produce. It will accomplish this using 5 percent of the water of regular farms. It will do this with no pesticides, herbicides or fungicides. And it will employ one of the world's most energy-efficient lighting systems. If all goes as planned, it will become one of the three largest indoor farms in North America. Times food critic Laura Reiley has the story later this morning on tampabay.com.

• Think you have what it takes to spot a bogus Florida headline? Prove you have real Sunshine State smarts and take the True Florida Quiz.

Here are the top things to do today in Tampa Bay, including a concert from country star Clint Black and a talk by Pulitzer Prize winner and Washington Post executive editor David Maraniss.

Thomas Bassinger charts each pass by top NFL draft picks Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota and analyzes their performances. Look for it by lunchtime at tampabay.com/bucs.

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