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Morning Watch: Ex-CFO for disabled program says boss knew of misdeeds; Dunedin Spring Classic weathers change; St. Pete man accused of putting poop in washing machine; Indian mystic offers tips for happiness

The latest news and developments to help you get ready for the day ahead.

The man who for years managed the finances of a Hillsborough County program for the disabled said Wednesday that his boss knew they were diverting funds from their clients' Social Security payments to cover operating expenses.

Making it easier to pass future changes in the county's comprehensive plan by eliminating the need for a supermajority vote would undermine the work of the county's professional planners, and negatively affect the property values of residents.Those were among the arguments of county residents

this week.

In 1969, Dunedin High baseball coach and athletic director Howard Godfrey decided to start a spring baseball tournament. Northeast, behind pitcher Nick Hockett, won the first ever Dunedin Spring Classic. Little did anyone know that would be the first of 46 more spring tournaments. It returns later this month.

Sen. Bill Nelson will drop onto Gov. Rick Scott's turf today, though the expected 2018 rivals won't meet.

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The forecast through the weekend.

Tampa Bay residents can expect mostly sunny skies again Thursday and into Easter weekend as highs remain in the mid 80s over the next several days.

In 1969, Dunedin High baseball coach and athletic director Howard Godfrey decided to start a spring baseball tournament. Northeast, behind pitcher Nick Hockett, won the first ever Dunedin Spring Classic. Little did anyone know that would be the first of 46 more spring tournaments. It returns later this month.

Pasco County deputies are searching for two armed men — one wearing a clown mask, the other a wolf mask — who robbed a 7-Eleven in Wesley Chapel at gunpoint early Thursday morning.

A 57-year-old man defecated on the floor of a laundromat then dropped his poop into a washing machine, according to St. Petersburg police.

There are two reasons for Connie May Fowler's new memoir to be published next week, one hopeful, one heartbreaking. One is that April 22 will be the 47th annual Earth Day. Most of A Million Fragile Bones is Fowler's paean to the beauty and healing powers of nature, particularly her own little piece of it on the shore of the Gulf of Mexico. The second is that April 20 is the seventh anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion. Times book editor Colette Bancroft explains.

[WTSP]

The forecast through the weekend.

Jaggi Vasudev, 59, is the motorcycle-riding, golf-playing Indian mystic and yogi known to the practitioners of Isha Yoga around the globe as Sadhguru. As the author of more than 30 books, including last year's New York Times bestseller Inner Engineering: A Yogi's Guide to Joy, Sadhguru promotes "yoga taught in its full depth," leading to a more "blissful" life. We asked him how to start being happier today.

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