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  1. Don't fall for tech-support scams

    Consumer

    The phone rings. The voice on the other line informs you that your PC is infected with a virus that, fortunately for you, the caller's well-known company can eliminate. Hmm, you think, that's odd, since our family only uses Macs. …

  2. St. Petersburg College event offers help with financial aid applications

    Briefs

    COUNTYWIDE SPC Event helps with financial aid application …

  3. Who's been naughty and nice in business this year

    Business

    In 2012, who was naughty and who was nice on the Tampa Bay and Florida business scene? We've made a list and checked it twice. So here are the Naughty and Nice awards to those in the business community who this year made a difference — for better or worse. Nice  …

  4. Lanza home gives few clues so far

    Incoming

    HARTFORD, Conn. — After a week of intensive investigation following the massacre of 20 children and six women at Sandy Hook Elementary, normally promising lines of inquiry have turned up little if anything to shed light on what motivated Adam Lanza, the reclusive, 20-year-old gunman, to kill. …

  5. Man gets 25 years in Tampa child porn case

    Criminal

    TAMPA — The defendant was a stuttering, bald, overweight loner who spent hours in his room, watching videos of children being sexually tortured while he drank one can of Dr. Pepper after another. His lawyer said he'd never actually harmed a child and lived under self-imposed house arrest. …

  6. Tampa school notes

    Briefs

    Middleton computer tech students pass certification exam: Three freshman students in the Computer Systems Technology program at Middleton High School recently passed their computer technician certification. Brian Butner, T.J. Kotha and Joshua Gay prepared for the exam, which demonstrates competence in multiple aspects of computer technology, with the help of instructor Michael Torres. Hillsborough County Public Schools provided vouchers for students to waive the exam fee, each nearly a $200 value. Those who take the exam typically have 500 hours of work experience with operating systems, computer hardware and software, system files, maintenance, networking, and troubleshooting. …

    Freedom High graduate Katie Janiga won a Scion XD when she drew the winning car key during a perfect attendance event.
  7. Christian film shot in Tampa Bay marketed to churches for now

    Humaninterest

    Ben Rosa wouldn't seem to be the logical choice to direct a Christian film. His background is in animation, and his only film was a short about an abused child who escapes into fantasy. And even though Rosa is a Christian, his taste in films didn't lean toward the religious. …

    Ben Rosa directed The Message, which was shot in Tampa Bay with a local cast.
  8. Fitness boot camp in Tarpon Springs helps multiple sclerosis patient feel her best

    Humaninterest

    TARPON SPRINGS — Michele Yuhas left her house before sunrise Wednesday, walked onto the asphalt at Brooker Creek Elementary School and began her daily workout regimen.  …

    Michele Yuhas strengthens her core during boot camp at Brooker Creek Elementary in Tarpon.
  9. Reinvent yourself to find a new job

    Workinglife

    Kristen Nahum knew it was time to close her 6-year-old jewelry store when sales no longer covered the rent. "I won't go back into retail," she said. "I'm looking to reinvent myself." …

  10. Mother's Day, meet the kinder, gentler survivalist

    News

    This Mother's Day, I asked for a pocket knife along with my usual pedicure. …