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YEAR OF THE RUNNING BACK

Bucs, redskins slog through preseason game

Tampa Bay loses 20-13 in sloppy conditions Wednesday, but Bucs kicker Roberto Aguayo makes a 50-yard field goal, cheering the few faithful fans who came out in the rain. Sports, 1C

Attention shifts to November election

The battle between the two major parties focuses on Miami, Tampa Bay and the I-4 corridor. Local, 1B

Buckhorn to talk trade in China

The mayor will join the trip with USF Health faculty and a representative of Sister Cities International. Local, 1B

Court reprimands Hillsborough judge

The state Supreme Court disciplines Greg Holder for his advocacy of a veteran in his court. Local, 1B

Roofing company to bring 180 jobs

North American Roofing Services chooses Tampa over Sarasota for its headquarters. Business, 4B

Construction boom in need of workers

Tampa Bay building demand is outstripping the supply of skilled construction talent. Business, 4B

SHINE Festival is back with big art

Nineteen artists will paint 16 murals in St. Petersburg in about a week (weather permitting). Weekend

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  1. Should kindergartners be encouraged to conform to peer pressure? One Pasco school suggests so

    Blogs

    A Pasco County elementary school came under fire on social media Thursday for its new behavior expectation charts that suggest conforming to peer pressure is positive, and that running in school is anarchy.

    Deer Park Elementary School has posted this chart of student expectations. Some parents have complained about its terms, such as the suggestion that conforming to peer pressure is positive.
  2. Carnival announces five more cruises from Tampa to Cuba

    Tourism

    TAMPA — Carnival Cruise Line is adding five more cruises from Tampa to Cuba in 2018, Port Tampa Bay announced Thursday.

      Carnival Cruise Line announced additional cruises to  Cuba. Pictured is its Paradise cruise ship departing on its inaugural voyage to Cuba from Tampa. | [MONICA HERNDON | Times]
  3. Opponents gather to decry requiring private money for removal of Confederate monument

    Local

    TAMPA — Amid a flurry of debate over monuments to the Confederacy, local leaders and activists once again took to the Old County Courthouse grounds Thursday to call for the removal of a statue on Hillsborough County property.

    Tampa For Justice member Kelly Benjamin, right, leads a news conference in front of the Confederate memorial while protester Gary Snow, left, uses a bullhorn to try and disrupt the event Thursday. [JAMES BORCHUCK   |   Times]
  4. Rays, Bucs and Lightning join Dungy in donating to move Confederate monument

    Bucs

    The Tampa Bay area's three major league sports teams have pledged their financial support in moving a Confederate monument out of downtown Tampa.

    Tony Dungy in 2011. [Getty]
  5. Attacker drives van into Barcelona crowd; 13 dead, 50 hurt

    World

    BARCELONA, Spain — A white van jumped up onto a sidewalk and sped down a pedestrian zone Thursday in Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas district, swerving from side to side as it plowed into tourists and residents. Police said 13 people were killed and more than 50 wounded in the terror attack.

    An injured person is treated in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 after a white van jumped the sidewalk in the historic Las Ramblas district, crashing into a summer crowd of residents and tourists and injuring several people, police said. [Associated Press]