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  1. Tampa Premium Outlets said to be on schedule for Oct. 29 grand opening


    WESLEY CHAPEL — Dust rose from a stone saw by the food court.

    A worker attaches the marquee on a store at the Tampa Premium Outlets on Thursday. The mall’s grand opening will be Oct. 29. [Photo Luis Santana | Times]
  2. South Tampa mastectomy boutique helps breast cancer patients find beauty amid the pain


    Jan Adams has been around breast cancer for most of her life. She helped her mother and other women in her family through treatment for years, but today she chooses to be around it. As one of the owners of About You, a mastectomy boutique in South Tampa, she has found a way to give women hope and support through one of …

    For the beach. Pocketed swimsuits ($84) allow women to fit a waterproof form inside. The fabric is infused with SPF 50, and it’s chlorine-resistant to last longer.
  3. Plan in the works for on-campus Publix at USF in Tampa


    TAMPA — If all goes according to plan, a Publix supermarket may soon be coming to the University of South Florida campus.

  4. 5 things to do under $5 Oct. 8-14: Roboticon, Tampa Bay Lightning pep rally, fall plant sales


    1 Eat at Joe's Lunch and Concert Series: This monthly lunch and concert party turns into a Tampa Bay Lightning pep rally when the Bolt Brigade shows up with alumni players, the Lightning Girls, ThunderBug and the team's Rolling Thunder Truck with giveaways. Food trucks will be on site and there will …

    Fans and the Lightning Girls celebrate a Tampa Bay Lightning win over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals in June. The Lightning Girls, ThunderBug and the team’s Rolling Thunder Truck will be at the monthly Eat at Joe’s Lunch and Concert Series for a Lightning pep rally Wednesday in the Joe Chillura Courthouse Square.
  5. What the fright? How did Halloween turn into such a huge holiday?


    Not that many years ago, Halloween consisted of a Peanuts special on television, a few hours of dressed-up kids stomping house to house to fill pillow cases with candy, and maybe a costume party at school or the library for older kids or adults.

    And that was it.

    Juan Acevedo, 21, of Zephyrhills stirs up scares at the Bedlam 3D haunted house at Scream-A-Geddon in Dade City.
  6. LG unveils smartphone with dual display, improved camera


    Associated Press

    SEOUL, South Korea — LG Electronics unveiled a new smartphone Thursday with an additional screen and a camera that can capture a wider scene when taking a selfie, hoping to arrest a slide in its market share.

    Members of the media try LG Electronics’ new smartphone, the V10, which has an additional screen and a camera that can capture a wider scene when taking a selfie. LG unveiled the smartphone Thursday, hoping to arrest a slide in its market share.
  7. Aerial yoga in Tampa Bay: Fly away, strengthen core


    Paddleboard yoga, hot yoga, electro yoga, kickboxing yoga. Just when you thought all hybrids of the ancient workout had been explored, aerial yoga gets students off their mats and flying over them.

    Aerial yoga practice can be lovely.
  8. Four things to know about the change in credit cards starting Thursday


    Ever notice that shiny gold or silver chip embedded in your credit card?

    A credit card with an EMV microchip is read at a Walmart Supercenter. The new chip-enabled credit and debit cards are designed to thwart data breaches. [Bryan Anselm | The New York Times)
  9. Google introduces Pixel C tablet, two new Nexus phones


    SAN FRANCISCO — Google introduced a tablet-laptop hybrid Tuesday, along with two new Nexus phones and updates to Chromecast that together marked the company's first big product launch since reorganizing under parent company Alphabet.

    The 5.2-inch Nexus 5X starts at $379 and has a fingerprint sensor for locking the phone.
  10. Grab your tote bag, outdoor markets are returning


    Like an urban Brigadoon, outdoor markets are once again about to emerge out of bare parking lots around Tampa Bay, buzz with activity for several hours and disappear again until next week when we need to stock up on artisan jams, organic cucumbers and yard art.

    St. Pete’s Saturday Market, which claims to have given birth to more than two dozen businesses, will open for the season Saturday.  
Times files (2011)